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19/09/19

We are proud - students wear our uniform with pride and we are all proud of being a part of the Meridian learning community. Come and see us on Sept 23 5pm - 8pm https://t.co/8nvTUrtv8Q

19/09/19

A year 7 group today loved investigating convection - recording excellent observations! Why? Is the question for next lesson! https://t.co/lgz26Fn3kl

19/09/19

- Years 7 & 8 will be discussing respect and communication in relationships, with a reminder about . https://t.co/ecQH8pvV5R

19/09/19

- Free & accessible advice and resources for all young people. Youth, info & counselling charity for all young people aged 11-25 https://t.co/YraZQ3wZ4x

18/09/19

We care - the dedication and support of our families and community is a beacon of excellence and our children are happy, safe and supported. We all make a difference to their future chances https://t.co/cZ9hG7F67Q

18/09/19

Sexual Health Week - During RSE lessons this week, years 9 & 10 will have the opportunity to explore the dangers of using the internet for dating and how to keep themselves safe online! https://t.co/BPaLWInkA8

17/09/19

We are strong - our leaders gave a clear understanding to enable our students to take the best routes and we support every student in their aspirations. Come and meet us on Sept 23 5pm - 8pm https://t.co/5DGk9qCjyb

17/09/19

Our Year 10's found it very informative and engaging - we look forward to welcoming Kerry back to Year 9 later in the year! https://t.co/9Tk5MgR3iw

17/09/19

Sexual Health Week – Without RSE, young people are denied the skills and knowledge to have healthy and fulfilling friendships and relationships and to understand and explore their own sexuality. , and https://t.co/BmElj7ibwn

16/09/19

We are ambitious - we are going from strength to strength and support our community while enabling our students to achieve. Visit us on Sept 23 5pm - 8pm https://t.co/dP8XrXTTDh https://t.co/mFxBKz3ZPn

16/09/19

It's Sexual Health Week! Students in years 9 & 10 will be discussing sex, relationships and disability during RSE lessons this week. https://t.co/EL1AxLBhsq

13/09/19

Fantastic play about road safety from The Riot Act for Year 7. If you get the opportunity, please talk to the young people about their experience and the messages they have learned. It was a very engaging performance! https://t.co/zusTvxAE9e https://t.co/Ei1phQoZqO

12/09/19

We Challenge - visit our school on Mon Sept 23 and discover how we are striving to achieve our goals as a https://t.co/dP8XrXTTDh https://t.co/FEuUqItYlc

11/09/19

Year 7 and Year 10 are having their pictures taken today! The pictures will be available towards the end of next week for parents to view and purchase copies. https://t.co/4tqPjsh6wi

11/09/19

Great partnership and collaboration with Croydon music services today! Performances for the students and they are learning to play the ukulele in lesson! https://t.co/7m8ymICo8t

10/09/19

flourishing in lessons this morning, with students striving for success and ready to learn! Keep it up! https://t.co/dGdDz7CZUF

09/09/19

A big drive for our students “knowing more words makes you smarter” staff training by Mrs Cooper https://t.co/eKiP8x3XBb

09/09/19

Our brilliant teaching team focussed and embracing the thinking challenge presented to us in our CPD session! Reading for meaning and understanding led by 👏🏻 https://t.co/v7iFfrEPdc

09/09/19

Our first staff CPD of the year starting with Mrs Watson’s ! Our staff are learners! https://t.co/yNjhUwsq2r

05/09/19

well done to our young triple scientists for embracing the challenge! https://t.co/0jqgjrnqXW

Inclusion and SEND

Meridian High school is committed to delivering a personalised education that ensures each student makes outstanding progress. For our SEND pupils, this involves supporting them in areas of their learning, emotional and/or social difficulties and medical or physical disabilities.

Staff at Meridian High School work as a family to ensure that students’ needs are met in the mainstream classroom as much as possible.  Staff in the SEND department work closely with teachers and other colleagues in all subjects to ensure that work set is adapted and appropriate. Staff are given strategies to support each individual student, providing materials and training to aid where necessary. Where more individualised support or teaching is required, this is usually led by an individual in the SEND department.

We also work closely with a range of professionals outside school to provide informed pastoral support and to support learning, based on students’ specific, individual needs.

Listening to children and young people, working with parents, and listening to their aspirations to achieve the most appropriate provision, is a key element in all our work.

If parents have concerns with their child’s support and academic progress, they are encouraged to talk, in the first instance to the child’s tutor or House leader.

 

Learning Support Services (LSS) department for 2018/19

Mr. Gordon Smith

Inclusion and Behaviour leader / SENDCO / Spectrum Lead

Ms. Jayne Curd

Student Resilience & Wellbeing Leader

Mrs Gina Patten

SEND Administrator

Ms. Maxine Warner

Behaviour Administrator

Mr. David Greenidge

Thrive Leader / Learning Mentor

Mrs Kay Ongley

Speech and Language qualified

Higher Level Teaching Assistant

Ms. Debbie White

Behaviour support assistant

Mr. Peter Nye

Learning Mentor / Teacher of Math

Mr. Farhan Ghafoor

Learning Mentor / Counsellor

Ms Susanna Holdaway

Learning Mentor

Ms Rumena Ahmed

ASD Learning Mentor

Mrs. Gayna Byrne

Teaching Assistant

Mrs. Jacqui Wickham

ASD Teaching Assistant

Miss Amanda Rapley

ASD Learning Mentor

Ms. Dianne Leonards

ASD teacher

Mr. Barry Regelous

ASD teacher

Ms. Lauren Girvan

ASD teacher

 

Inclusion and Physical / Emotional wellbeing and resilience

The Learning Support Services (LSS) department provides a comprehensive behaviour and wellbeing support service to students across all year groups at MHS. The centre has the following aims and purpose:

  • To support emotional wellbeing and resilience and identify learning differences and barriers.
  • To reduce the number of fixed-term / permanent exclusions / students educated in off-site Alternative Provision and to improve students’ behaviour and progress.
  • To provide welfare / pastoral support to all students through personalised targeted support interventions.
  • To provide advice, support and training to all staff in relation to pastoral support, emotional wellbeing and behaviour management.

All students identified and referred receive a 1:1 support and advice session during their stay. This is used to determine the support package required.  Individuals are assessed in an initial 1:1 session or through LSS department meetings to determine an ongoing programme of support.

Support takes the form of one or more of the following:

  • Individual Intervention Programmes
  • Pastoral Support Programmes
  • 1:1 Support and advice sessions
  • Group support and advice sessions with counsellor or learning mentor.
  • In-house workshops and courses including (but not limited to) the following:
  • Self-Esteem
  • Emotional Literacy
  • Positive Body Language
  • Risk Taking Behaviour
  • Sexual Health & Positive Relationships
  • Girls Safeguarding (sexual exploitation etc.)
  • Healthy Lifestyles (diet & exercise)
  • Drugs and Alcohol Awareness
  • Breaking Free (changing negative behaviour)
  • Personal Image, Presentation & Personal Grooming
  • Smoking Awareness
  • Resisting Peer Pressure
  • Conflict resolution
  • Art Therapy
  • Victim support
  • Social communication groups
  • Student counselling
  • School nurse
  • Womans’ aid
  • Bereveament counselling
  • Amazing Men of Meridian
  • Crystal Palace Foundation for life project

In line with the 2014 Department for Education Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Code of Practice: 0-25 years, the following documents are available below for your reference:

 

 

Documents

Page Downloads Date  
SEND Information Report 2018 2019.docx 06th Nov 2018 Download
Accessibility - September 2016 01st Sep 2016 Download
LSS Handbook 2018 2019.pdf 06th Nov 2018 Download
SEND Admissions and External Agencies 20... 06th Nov 2018 Download
MHS SEND Policy 2018-2019 24th Jan 2019 Download