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10/05/21

We have a vacancy for a Premises Assistant to work across both Merstham Park School and Merstham Primary School. The deadline for applications is noon on Monday 17 May 2021. If you are interested and would like some more information, please click here: https://t.co/YMH4c1IVJQ

10/05/21

We have a fantastic opportunity to join our Premises team. Please click on the link below for details and to apply https://t.co/8IRTSJ3RpA

23/04/21

To celebrate Shakespeare's birthday, staff at MPS surprised all students by dressing up as characters from his plays. Students had a wonderful day identifying the characters as well as the plays they came from. Who can you recognise from this selection? https://t.co/VmQXY3WCrC

01/04/21

Andy Ward, our Head of School, thanked all MPS staff this morning for their amazing efforts this term by making tea and coffee and giving us toasted hot cross buns and an Easter Egg! We really hope that everyone has a relaxing and a happy Easter. https://t.co/6OfMYEh7Jn

31/03/21

A big thank you to all our students who participated in our 'Why Learn Languages?' poster competition. Huge congratulations to our 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners who won themselves a multilingual wristband and an Easter treat. Bravo! https://t.co/h5vMz7SJ2Q

29/03/21

We have a fantastic opportunity for someone to join our school office team at Merstham Park. If you are looking for a fast paced, varied administrative role (part-time, term time only), please click on the link below for further information and to apply. https://t.co/QN8FfUWENE

12/03/21

A huge thank you to the wonderful volunteers who have been at MPS for the past few weeks testing staff and students. As you can see, even with masks on, they are a welcoming and friendly bunch and they have been amazingly calm and reassuring with everyone having their tests. https://t.co/MJe0LOKyvH

11/03/21

After 3 days of testing and a gradual return by year group, we are delighted to have the whole school back at MPS today. Staff and students are so happy to be back in the socially distanced arms of the MPS family, as you can see from these photos. It's great to be back. https://t.co/oXQRyJ7wem

04/03/21

We are really looking forward to seeing Zachary and all our students back at MPS next week. Congratulations on all your fantastic work during lockdown. We are so proud of you. https://t.co/ewONMMRC3m

04/03/21

Retweeted From Sarah Houghton

Literary inspired bakes by Zachary. Started the weeks challenge early! https://t.co/YVHGCeFrMu

04/03/21

Amazing work Zachary. Well done! https://t.co/xbVigDyzeh

04/03/21

Retweeted From Sarah Houghton

“Scone with the wind” Zachary’s baking daily challenge https://t.co/dopFLVlBR5

04/03/21

One day just isn't long enough to celebrate all that books have to offer at MPS. Every department has been involved in World Book Day this week. Please click here to see what the school has been up to: https://t.co/FRWBZHIjyw

04/03/21

Year 8 did a brilliant job helping Madame Reid 'escape the town' in a breakout game during our lesson last week. Well done! The Language Department are so proud of all your hard work in French. 🙂 Here's what some students had to say about the lesson: https://t.co/Z2qnzYiajk

02/03/21

We were delighted to present Coppice Lea with a Quilt of Positivity today, to let them know that even though we can't visit them, we are thinking of them all. Well done to Mrs Harkness and everyone involved in the making of this beautiful piece of art. https://t.co/HsmaxNsPO4 https://t.co/CVXDDxSm91

25/02/21

Another huge thank you to for their kind and generous donation of Lenovo think pads to MPS. They are amazing and will really benefit our students. Thank you as always to the fantastic work of as well who make it all possible

23/02/21

Foundation expands Chelsea Champions programme to six secondary schools https://t.co/E9OAsTmu2d via

22/02/21

Well done to all our students for their brilliant efforts in our crêpe making Daily Challenge. Here are just a few of their creations. They all look delicious! https://t.co/HnxqeWIskv

22/02/21

Retweeted From Merstham Library

Have you seen our window display, showcasing new books? Opening hours are 10-1 Tue Thu Fri Sat https://t.co/LMKk9JvZZu

18/02/21

Thank you so much to for organising another generous donation for MPS

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Careers Information, Advice & Guidance

 

Merstham Park School Careers Education Information Advice & Guidance (CEIAG)

Careers Education Information Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) is an important aspect of the student learning experience at Merstham Park School (MPS). We prepare our students to make decisions so that they can reach their optimum potential in their education and also their future professional life in the world of work. CEIAG significantly contributes to the school’s commitment to high achievement, inclusive, effective teaching and learning. 

The objectives of CEIAG at MPS are as follows:

  • To ensure that all students at the school receive a stable careers programme

  • To enable students to develop knowledge and understanding of themselves as individuals; their strengths and limitations, abilities, personal qualities, potential, needs, attitudes and values and raise aspirations

  • To enable all students to learn from information provided by the career and labour market

  • The CEIAG programme should be individual and address the needs of each student

  • To link the curriculum learning to careers learning

  • To provide students with a series of encounters with employers and employees

  • To provide students with experiences of workplace(s)

  • To ensure that students have a series of encounters with further and higher education

  • To provide each student with guidance and support 

  • To understand their rights to equality of opportunity that will include awareness that gender should not limit career choices

Careers Programmes 

Careers education and guidance is delivered through afternoon Learning Mentor Time, assemblies and additional career and work related activities with internal and external partners (parents , local colleges, universities and employers). 

How the school measures and assesses the impact of the careers programme on pupils

The School will assess the impact of its careers provision by completing a termly review of CIAG provision, annual curriculum mapping of where subjects undertake CEIAG and a student survey in line with activities that they have taken part in at school. 

Useful websites

For any parents or carers who would like suggestions for online careers information, the following sites may be of interest:

National Careers Service – a comprehensive careers website with job profiles, outlining: the skills required, main tasks, pay levels and career prospects for hundreds of different jobs. In addition, valuable guidance on the different stages involved in getting a job.

Get in Go Far – a website for anyone wanting to know more about apprenticeships.  The website has a search facility for job specific apprenticeships in a particular area.

Career Pilot – comprehensive information on the jobs market in the south-west.  Contains information on the main employment sectors, including the number of people working in that sector and whether the number is projected to increase or fall.  In addition, information on job salaries, relevant subject areas, top employers and types of apprenticeships. 

Icould – helpful videos about a wide range of job roles

UCAS – a very helpful website for students thinking of applying to higher education.   Also contains valuable information on different options, including apprenticeships

Management of provider access requests & opportunities for access 

The school offers a comprehensive Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance programme and welcomes enquiries of potential opportunities that can be part of this programme.

The school will make a suitable space available for discussions between the provider and students, as appropriate to the activity. The school will also make available ICT and other specialist equipment to support provider presentations. This will all be discussed and agreed in advance of the visit with the Careers SLT lead, Year leader or member of our team. 

Providers are welcome to leave a copy of their prospectus or other relevant course literature for students to access.

Procedure 

A provider wishing to request access should contact 

Named school contact: Sharon Grant (Careers Administrator)  Telephone: 01737 919491  Email: s.grant@mersthamparkschool.org   

Careers Lead:  Mrs A Davis (Associate Assistant Head)

Head of Year 7: Mrs R Cronin

Head of Year 8: Mr T Porter

Head of Year 9: Mr B Geraghty

Year 9 Options Lead: Mrs K Cole (Deputy Head)