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11/11/22

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A huge well done to the staff and pupils of Merstham Primary in Surrey as Ofsted praise their "heart-warming and caring" environment. https://t.co/ARYs1lkbJy https://t.co/NZjeYKUAI8

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11/11/22

Today is looking to be an explosive day for our Year 3 students at the London Natural History Museum. https://t.co/xpVtFEE3j5

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14/10/22

thank you so much for hosting our year 6 students for the week! They’ve had a great time! Now for some rest until Monday for them all! https://t.co/ZwftpWhWqP

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14/10/22

It’s the final day of the year 6 residential trip but that hasn’t stopped them cramming in before they make their journey back. Already they have been on the 3G swing and next they’re off to the zip wire and for a picnic. https://t.co/GtABRvv2AG

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14/10/22

Yesterday was a day of team building exercises and on the high wire for our year 6 students…. https://t.co/LtHed67Wpf

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13/10/22

Last night there was a “murder” of the headteacher. Luckily the culprit was found and Ms Penelope Angel was found guilty! Another nights entertainment for the year 6 students whilst on their residential trip. https://t.co/ahct3zdyZM

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12/10/22

Another fantastic evening on the obstacle course last night for our year 6 students. Into Day 3 and after their second full English breakfast this morning, they are off to Bushcraft and will be making fires! https://t.co/3eeFRBN5KG

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11/10/22

Day 2 has so far been a Full English Breakfast to start them off then model making, games and on the high ropes. With a pasta lunch to make sure their fuelled with energy for more activities. https://t.co/HsQaU7S0cw

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11/10/22

More of an update from the year 6 residential trip… Day 1 dinner was BBQ chicken, nuggets and wedges followed by an evening of rocket launching. https://t.co/RhYOYXoKvH

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10/10/22

Our year 6 students have arrived safely for their residential trip this week. They are straight off into this afternoon's activity of rounders. https://t.co/k6weC9qrei

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06/10/22

We are looking forward to meeting our prospective Merstham Primary School families during our open events. Please click here to book your place. https://t.co/qSK8Quw8j8 https://t.co/PZGNZ57HBd

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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

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