Merton Park Primary School

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Pupils do exceptionally well at this school, in terms of both their academic and personal development.

Leaders, including governors, are relentless in their ambition to make this school the best it can be.

The behaviour of pupils is outstanding. Pupils have excellent attitudes to learning. They work hard at all times and persevere with tasks that are frequently challenging.

The warm, mutually supportive relationships that staff and pupils have with each other make this a very caring, nurturing school.

Provision in the Early Years is outstanding. Children make rapid and sustained progress due to excellent teaching and imaginative activities.

The curriculum is excellent. It promotes a real love for learning in pupils, as they have many opportunities to develop their knowledge and skills within a real-life context.

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Inclusion

Merton Park is an inclusive school where all children are valued.   We strive to ensure that all children reach their full potential.  Alongside support and encouragement, children at Merton Park receive the challenge which enables them to make the most of their ability. 

Special Educational Needs

At Merton Park we are committed to: 

  • welcoming pupils with SEN into the school and meeting their needs in a positive manner
  • accepting the part that our expectations & attitudes and that pupils’ self-esteem plays in overcoming aspects of SEN
  • identifying and assessing children with SEN as early as possible and ensuring that there is careful monitoring and assessment of pupils throughout their schooling
  • addressing these needs through the graduated approach, as set out in the Special Educational Needs Code of Practice.
  • providing the greatest possible access to a broad, balanced and differentiated curriculum, appropriate for meeting the needs of those children identified as having SEN.
  • ensuring that parents and pupils participate fully in the process
  • raising standards for pupils with SEN

If you would like to read more information about special education needs provision at Merton Park Primary School click on the link below:

SEN Information Merton Park Primary School

 

More able learners

“Children learn better when they are excited and engaged – what engages them best is…teaching which challenges them and shows them what they can do.”

                                                                                                Excellence and Enjoyment (2003)

The achievement of our most able and talented children is a high priority at Merton Park. 

We aim to avoid the negative potential of differentiation through grouping children, as this can lead to depressed expectations. Our children work with a different Learning Partner each week and we find that this approach benefits more able children, who have the opportunity to explain their understanding to their peers. 

We aim to include challenge for deeper learning at all levels, with all children encouraged to a master more complex concepts. With this 'mastery' curriculum teachers challenge their pupils - encouraging them to 'have a go'. Teachers also encourage children to challenge themselves and to aim high, perhaps choosing an activity that takes them outside of their comfort zone.

At Merton Park we want all children to work hard, learn from their mistakes, practise those things they find difficult, try more challenging activities and to enjoy the feeling of achievement when they understand something new.

 

English as an Additional Language

At Merton Park we aim:

  • to provide a solid foundation for EAL pupils in both Maths and English
  • to encourage a positive and confident attitude towards learning and school life
  • to develop the ability to talk effectively and listen receptively
  • to support and encourage reading
  • to enable pupils to understand mathematical concepts and tackle problems with confidence

The inclusion manager at Merton Park is Kate Parsons