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15/06/22

Year 6 have arrived at ! We’ve had our picnic lunch and we’re now taking part in a lesson about screenplay stories, before walking through the tour later! https://t.co/1DqEw1xsyW

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20/05/22

That’s an end to the Year 6 2022 residential! The children have been incredible, we’re so proud of their achievements and how they have represented themselves and our school. https://t.co/XkfpsgHT9Z

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20/05/22

Mini Olympics activity last night! Even Miss Brizelden got involved! If you can see the difference between the two teams formation, make a note! It really does impact the outcome! Tried and tested! https://t.co/hmsphpYAti

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20/05/22

Check out these roller skating skills from this morning! Our children have many other talents & strengths outside of the classroom. https://t.co/fecP6tlM0O

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19/05/22

Dinner tonight was either pizza or chicken nuggets! Followed by a trip to the shop for ice-creams and souvenirs! We’ve just finished our last activity for today ‘Mini Olympics’, now it’s time to relax, read and wind down! https://t.co/BACTTNeF7Z

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19/05/22

The highest course !👏 https://t.co/FBy7J939q9

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19/05/22

Go Ape! We’re having SO MUCH FUN! https://t.co/iYpPjxGZPn

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19/05/22

Our favourite activity so far ‘Night Line’ - involved lots of cold water, mud puddles and courage! We’re now on way to lunch! https://t.co/wja8DoNQ3W

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19/05/22

We’ve had such a great day already! Despite the rain, the children had an exciting time running around the grounds during their first activity - orienteering! https://t.co/gYiDFA6oVG

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19/05/22

Good morning from Grosvenor Hall! Although the night was noisy due to the thunder & lightening, all slept well! They children are now eating their breakfast before a busy day ahead, which includes a trip out to GO APE! https://t.co/kr2piWWZkM

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18/05/22

Day one of the Year 6 residential is well underway! The children have been taking part in rock climbing and scrap heap challenge. https://t.co/qwr8YFHcjP

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01/04/22

This week the netball team went to to take part in a huge netball tournament of 14 schools! They came 3rd in their group and scored some amazing goals! Well done for representing the school and showing our values throughout! https://t.co/UFXcZFHqcW

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19/03/22

Yesterday EYFS enjoyed their car washing activity in the beautiful sunshine! https://t.co/aSuFOQk2gK

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15/03/22

Another exciting visit today from the children thoroughly enjoyed their basketball sessions and listening about your incredible sporting achievements! https://t.co/anG16APNrp

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08/03/22

Our Reception Class had a lovely visit from Reigate Fire Crew. https://t.co/i7OVeugw0S

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03/03/22

What an amazing WORLD BOOK DAY 2022! https://t.co/LHLUpmJl2x

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01/03/22

Year 3 thoroughly enjoyed a visit from Simon Murray yesterday. They learnt how to draw his 'Icky Doo Dah' character before creating a character and planning a story of their own. A great way to start Book Week! https://t.co/WfUwu0r2Ud

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07/01/22

Looking for a friendly Nursery where you child can grow, learn and flourish?  Don’t forget to apply for your child’s place for September 2022 by 15th January https://t.co/3RpVREQIUf

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07/01/22

Don’t forget to apply for your child’s Reception place for September 2022 by 15th January https://t.co/cU4mYSKNVZ

Equality & Diversity

Equality and diversity have always been contentious subjects; they ask us to examine ourselves in order to identify the prejudices and attitudes we hold, as well as to become conscious of the potential power our words and actions have to offend and ostracise people.

Fundamentally, Equality and Diversity are about acknowledging that everybody has a right to fair and equal treatment, irrespective of age, gender, sexual orientation, disability or any other characteristic. At Merstham Primary School we are fully committed to doing everything we can to provide a curriculum that is equitable in offer and diverse in representation.

Equality task and finish group

In Autumn 2020, we formed the Equality and Diversity Task and Finish Group comprising of teachers, learning assistants, governors (SSB members), parents and local community members e.g. from different faith groups.   

The purpose of this group is to set out how our practice and policies have due regard to the need to:

  • Eliminate discrimination, harassment and victimisation
  • Advance equality of opportunity and
  • Foster good relationships between groups
  • actively teach children to identify and challenge discrimination
  • actively teach children how to be authentic allies

Phased Schedule (2020 – 2022)

  • Autumn 2020 – Spring 2021: establish group and adopt a common framework and develop an audit tool
  • Summer 2021 – Autumn 2021: conduct curriculum audits
  • Autumn 2021 – Spring/Summer 2022: update curriculum, update equality statement and deliver staff training

We have referenced the following in our work: 

  • UNCRC (United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child)
  • Non-discrimination (article 2)
  • Best interest of the child (article 3)
  • Right to life survival and development (article 6)
  • Right to be heard (article 12)

The protected characteristics are not just something we reference in our policies and curriculum, rather they are the basis of our advocacy.

The 9 protected characteristics (Equalities Act)

  • Sex
  • Race
  • Disability
  • Religion or belief
  • Sexual orientation
  • Gender reassignment
  • Pregnancy or maternity
  • Marriage and civil partnership
  • Age