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03/04/20

Very proud of our very own Dr Davies!! https://t.co/e1Ji1Xo6Et

03/04/20

Good Morning! Our online school closes today for the Easter holidays. We continue to offer an emergency childcare provision. We will be back online Monday 20th April and wish our families a safe and happy Easter break.

02/04/20

Over 100 pairs of science goggles and some masks ready to donate to Croydon Hospital! We are happy to be supporting our NHS! https://t.co/0BtVd4PL3n

23/03/20

Well done to our students and incredible teachers!! A great first day our virtual school! So much work submitted and great to know our young people are safe and well! We miss you and look forward to seeing you online tomorrow

22/03/20

Dear Parents and Carers of Meridian - Please follow the guidance before sending your children to school. https://t.co/6DWaMXAZtD

22/03/20

We are prepared to provide basic childcare to support our young people who have keyworker parents/EHCP/Vulnerable. We do insist all parents only send their child to school as a last resort as directed by government. If they can, they should stay safe at home. https://t.co/P2V3OoBl2p

21/03/20

Retweeted From Jon Chaloner

“If you are able to keep your child at home, you should. “ https://t.co/0WdLamZnCC

21/03/20

An open letter to Year 11 students: Always be brave, always be kind and always be you! Each week a letter to a different year group will be shared https://t.co/yxNyFfWTRp

21/03/20

Current Status: Meridian High School is now closed. Children of keyworkers and considered vulnerable can attend our temporary childcare unit. We are so proud of our young people and will continue to support them online. Google Classrooms go live Monday!

19/03/20

Current status: Thursday 19th March We are open to Year 10 and 11 only. All students who are eligible for Free School Meals can collect lunches between 12pm and 1pm today. Please call our support line if you need support: 07585912659

18/03/20

Current status for Wednesday 19th March: School will be open for Year 10 and 11 only. We are expecting an announcement from the government this evening. Further updates will follow.

18/03/20

Current status: We are open to Year 10 and 11 only Wednesday 18th March please keep an eye out for further updates

17/03/20

Current status for Wednesday 18th March: Open to Year 10 and 11 only. An updated letter has been emailed to all Parents and Carers.

17/03/20

We have made the difficult decision to close the school to Year 7, 8 and 9 due to high numbers of staff absence. Year 10 and 11 should come in as normal and will follow the normal school day. We appreciate your support during this time. Further updates to follow today

16/03/20

Due to the government announcement made this afternoon, please keep an eye on all announcements via our website and social media accounts. We will inform parents of any changes ASAP.

16/03/20

Tuesday 17th March: Meridian High School will be open as usual to all students. Please keep an eye on daily updates!

15/03/20

Meridian High School is open as normal tomorrow! Daily guidance and communications will be sent to parents and carers. We look forward to seeing our young people.

10/03/20

Meridian High School would like to thank the Safer Schools Police Team for supporting a very successful organised operation this morning. The students were very patient and mature and we are proud to continue to keep our young people safe.

08/03/20

Celebrating INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY Meridian High School March 8, 2020 https://t.co/UYfPCdSvYp

05/03/20

Happy World Book Day from Staff at Meridian High School! https://t.co/h8jt0wlYin

Teacher Training

Get into Teaching with GLF Schools’ Teacher Training

Why us?

We believe that the best place for trainee teachers to learn how to become excellent classroom practitioners is in schools. We offer Initial Teacher Training (ITT) through a variety of routes where trainees spend the majority of their time in a school environment, whilst receiving high quality support and training.  Learning in this way means that trainees feel part of the school community in which they train.  It allows schools to grow their own and offer successful candidates a long-term career pathway that goes well beyond Initial Teacher Training.

First rate training programme:  As an Accredited Provider of Initial Teacher Training and a national Teaching School, we provide all our trainees with a first rate professional training experience. All of our placement schools have significant experience in delivering Initial Teacher Training and are able to provide a consistently high quality setting for their trainees.

High quality mentoring:  Every trainee is allocated a mentor who is a subject specialist and will offer personalised support and guidance throughout the year. Weekly mentor meetings will focus on setting short and long-term targets and reviewing progress against the Teachers’ Standards.

Alliance-based training:  Trainees follow a bespoke and carefully devised Professional Studies Programme, delivered by our very best practitioners, one day per week. Training sessions take the form of seminars, lectures or workshops and focus on the development of both subject knowledge and pedagogical expertise. Training covers all eight Teachers’ Standards that trainees must meet in order to receive Qualified Teacher Status at the end of the course. Placement schools also offer a professional development programmes which trainees can access when in school.

Second school placements: Our partnership provides opportunities for trainees to experience a contrasting school setting in their second placement. Second school placements are organised by the SCITT and take into account individual needs and circumstances.

Induction: In order to help trainees prepare for the year ahead and ensure that salaried trainees are able to teach from the start of the academic year, trainees attend an Induction Programme in June. The induction period is remunerated for salaried trainees, unless otherwise specified by the employing school.

Networking and cross-school development opportunities: Working within a successful partnership of schools provides trainees with opportunities to share good practice and visit other schools, thus benefitting from the expertise of a wide range of highly skilled professionals.

Employment opportunities: 100% of trainees who gained QTS through us were subsequently successful in finding employment and most within our partnership.

GLF Schools’ Partnership

GLF Schools’ Teacher Training has established an alliance of highly successful primary and secondary schools across Surrey and beyond. We are fortunate to work with partner schools who offer a variety of diverse settings and who all share a commitment to Initial Teacher Training and staff development with outstanding learning and teaching at its core.

Routes into Teaching

SCITT Core (fee-funded)

This is a one year programme for high quality graduates (ideally 2:2 or above) who want to be part of a school team from day one. Upon successful completion of the course, trainees gain Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). There is also an option to study for a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) and 60 Masters credits with Roehampton University.

Salaried School Direct

This is an employment-based course for career changers with at least two years work experience and a good Degree (ideally 2:2 or above). Trainees are employed as unqualified teachers and earn a salary while they train. Upon successful completion of the course, trainees gain Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and akin to the SCITT Core programme, can also undertake the PGCE qualification.

Please note that only QTS is required in order to apply for a teaching post in any maintained school in England. PGCE is an additional postgraduate qualification which a number of trainees might choose to study for, but which is not a requirement to find employment.

How to apply (primary and secondary)

All applications need to be made through the single admissions system for Initial Teacher Training, UCAS Teacher Training (UTT).  Recruitment for the academic year 2018/19 opens on 26 October 2017; the recruitment system with GLF Schools’ Teacher Training will remain open until August 2018.

There are two opportunities to apply:

  • Apply 1: up to three applications (any route), which will be considered at the same time
  • Apply 2: open to applicants who were not successful through Apply 1. Applicants make one choice at a time, which will be considered sequentially. Apply 1 will continue to run for new applicants

All decisions will be communicated within 40 working days of application.

Candidates whose initial application is successful will be invited for a whole day selection process in one of our partner schools.

Useful links:

www.education.gov.uk/get-into-teaching

Funding: www.education.gov.uk/get-into-teaching/funding/postgraduate-funding

Professional Skills Tests: ww.sta.education.gov.uk

If you have any queries about Initial Teacher Training, please contact us: 

Twitter: @GLFSchoolsSCITT