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07/03/19

Amazing teachers surprising our children with our favourite characters! https://t.co/l91QlOrk3i

07/03/19

Retweeted From Martin Giles

MHS staff have made an amazing effort to celebrate World Book Day and the students have responded brilliantly! Well done one and all. https://t.co/GAgV4PbZyE

15/12/18

Wishing our staff, students, parents and carers a relaxing, peaceful Christmas break! Stay safe and see you all in 2019! https://t.co/H6E0eiW6d3

15/12/18

What a lovely way to end the term! Congratulations to our winners for their great attendance and amazing behaviour/attitude! We are so proud of you all! https://t.co/XHgml9jTVD

13/12/18

It's the most wonderful time of the year!! Thank you to our community OAPs for joining us for dinner yesterday!! Great event led by our amazing staff and prefect team! https://t.co/yFYJ2s5ONP

24/11/18

https://t.co/HOvU7euzFV Anyone on Croydon today please please vote for Meridian!!!!

06/11/18

Calling come and join us on our success journey!! https://t.co/iNNt8ZIuJR

04/11/18

Thank you!! We are so proud of our students - always looking for collaborative opportunities!!

04/11/18

Retweeted From Chestnut Park School

Please do share this wonderful performance in memory of the Croydon Tram Crash- simply beautiful and moving performance from https://t.co/I3J1nquA2q

03/11/18

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Maths SouthEast https://t.co/z9eHHU2rdq By: 19th Nov For: ASAP Full time teacher of mathematics required in Croydon. Highly competitive salary with fantastic career opportunities. NQTs welcome. Email recruitment.org for more information https://t.co/vRsSMRkmLq

03/11/18

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DT/RM SouthEast https://t.co/DmFyKSNbLV By: 19th Nov For: ASAP Art teacher and a RM (Product Design) teacher vacancy There is flexibility around this appointment and the successful candidate could be a specialist in either subject. https://t.co/URqf5I8ciO

03/11/18

Retweeted From Jen@GLFTT

✨Support and , as they come together to reach out and support their local community! Very touching! ✨ https://t.co/lWs3XU7eTT

03/11/18

we would love you to help our wonderful students who performed this cover of your amazing song as a tribute to the Croydon Tram Crash that devastated our community. Please please get behind us!! https://t.co/iv4gsYE3jr

03/11/18

Ok Twitter we need your help!!! Our amazingly talented and caring students created this wonderful song in memory of the Croydon Tram Crash which devastated our community. Get behind the students and order your version of the song now!! https://t.co/iv4gsYE3jr

02/11/18

We can't wait to see you both!!! Welcome to the family!!

01/11/18

Absolutely amazing work from our Meridian Master Chefs!! Well done to all of the students for creating such delicious and beautifully artistic plates of food!! https://t.co/sGSPSfrDxj

31/10/18

We are so proud of our students!! https://t.co/L6r5kBF3lc

30/10/18

Retweeted From Barking Dog Media

There are nine fantastic reasons to join and you can find them HERE: https://t.co/in4mzC6CAK What are you waiting for?

30/10/18

Retweeted From Sarah Lynagh

Any former students interested in a career in IT? We have vacancies for onsite/field engineers/service desk analysts & can offer training. Contact our recruitment team ; we’d love to hear from you.

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