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22/10/18

We ask house leaders to nominate students who have 100% attendance, lots of meridian miles and who have gone above and beyond during the half term for example been kind - the students were very happy to be nominated and each half term a new group will be chosen

19/10/18

What a wonderful way to end a fantastic first half term!! with our Head Mr Giles and Mrs Watson! Well done to all the winners who have been AMAZING this half term! 👏🏻👏🏻 https://t.co/pSFhLd0Jo8

19/10/18

Retweeted From Mrs Singleton 🔬

Great lesson withyear 11 today summarising the whole of Bioenergetics in preparation for the PPE’s after half term. Questions and answers were superb, followed by some application to exam question. What an absolute delight to teach! https://t.co/IhQyuWf2b3

12/10/18

Thank you for coming!! Our year 11s had a brilliant day! https://t.co/XdaRkMXb6i

12/10/18

Thank you for coming!! What a great day of careers advice and master classes our Year 11 students had! https://t.co/AHxk9WBJ1p

12/10/18

Our students at the Brit School today as part of our REACH day!!! Brilliant day had by all thank you to Mr Frederick and Mr Wright for taking the students and to the Brit School for hosting! https://t.co/kq5LBegdBq

12/10/18

Year 10 starting their full day of fitness activities thank you to the trainers from Q Gym in Grays for creating an amazing day for our students! https://t.co/guDmsTNcLs

12/10/18

Amazing Science A Level Masterclass happening for Year 11! https://t.co/ZL9X0Q1Avc

12/10/18

Year 11 study skills sessions are underway! Thank you to our wonderful guest speakers for joining us today! https://t.co/lnbiogToHq

12/10/18

Very exciting day today as we hold our first REACH day of enrichment activities!! Yr 7 - Wellbeing, Yr 8 - Arts, Yr 9 - Off Site Trips, Yr10 - Fitness, Yr 11 - Careers and Post 16 - have an AMAZING day everyone! https://t.co/GjvtSHZg1x

03/10/18

Gracias to you for visiting!!! Lovely to see you!

03/10/18

Retweeted From Emma Risby

Gracias to and for having me in your Spanish departments today. Amazing work going on to help our young people to . I have been thinking about all afternoon! https://t.co/MFuPsiotXJ

01/10/18

We are so so proud of our AMAZING students doing this!! Thank you girls! https://t.co/Q76RLtfnXI

16/09/18

students and our amazing librarian would love these!! https://t.co/8Zi9rnF2mX

14/09/18

It's been a fantastic week at the school! Very excited for the year ahead! Our open evening is on Wednesday 19th September from 5pm - we look forward to welcoming new students into our Meridian family!

14/09/18

Always a pleasure having brilliant support from Learning and Teaching Leads! https://t.co/smMPzN0U13

07/09/18

A brilliant first week back!! and our amazing students have had a wonderful start to the year! Looking forward to Monday! Have a lovely weekend! https://t.co/24LuUCdom1

05/09/18

So lovely to welcome our new Year 7 students to the Meridian family... and amazing to meet more brilliant parents!! https://t.co/bzEvRtUiER

04/09/18

We have had an amazing couple of INSET days and we are very much looking forward to meeting our brand new Year 7 students tomorrow! Welcome to the family!

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