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21/01/20

Every week we display student art work proudly in reception! Congratulations Tilly for being our Artist of the Week! https://t.co/iR8omdq71Q

19/01/20

Retweeted From Esther Brooks

Calling NQTs & experienced teachers - do visit us at the recruitment fair and meet team. Plenty of opportunities to be part of an incredible cross primary- secondary team and to join the GLF journey https://t.co/tc2RFKaW9Y

18/01/20

Why not pop into visit us ?? would love to show you around our science department and can talk you through the incredibly journey we are on as a school

18/01/20

Another great week ! Final Catering exams, Theatre Trips and a visit to Tower Bridge to take part in the Winter Youth Summit! So proud of our students https://t.co/Qw2XPW7eta

18/01/20

Retweeted From Mrs Singleton 🧬🦠

We are hiring! If you are interested in starting with us as a science teacher then please drop me a DM to arrange a visit and meet the brilliant team. Suitable for starting NQT in Sept or teachers with experience should also apply https://t.co/NnQzg9fSlI

16/01/20

Great assembly today! Mrs Anderson has set year 7/8 the challenge of learning a poem off by heart and reciting it with purpose and passion. The first student to be brave and recite it to her will receive a special letter home and rewards! https://t.co/5kw6Pi5iwM

15/01/20

We look forward to welcoming our Year 10 parents to parents evening tonight! 4:30pm until 7pm.

10/01/20

Retweeted From Amy Anderson

Looking for a new career opportunity?? Come and join our team in a values driven school on the road to good! Get applying!! https://t.co/NIVqUPTTxN

06/01/20

Happy New Year! Great to see everyone back and ready to during the new term, making 2020 count! https://t.co/0DlOntwv6p

12/12/19

Retweeted From Aimhigher London

with yr 10 NCOP students from and working on countering limiting beliefs, positive affirmation, vision and success with student ambassadors from and . https://t.co/vcqAAPQVHQ

10/12/19

Tomorrow Wednesday 11th December is Christmas Jumper day! Helping to raise money for our school community projects fund! https://t.co/BTFRvwafWc

07/12/19

Retweeted From Centreofchange: Counselling, Mentoring, Tutoring

New Addington Christmas Celebration for all the friends and family. Join us for free refreshments, a chance to win a homemade Caribbean Rum cake, and many more fun prizes and activities https://t.co/CNeNZX4KdV

04/12/19

Retweeted From Meridian High School

Magic Breakfast - free breakfast available to students. Ensuring that no child is too hungry to learn https://t.co/fXs9PItlEv

03/12/19

Update! Good news we are delighted to confirm the issues with hot water and heating have been resolved and we will be open tomorrow! We look forward to seeing the students in the morning and apologise for any inconvenience caused today

03/12/19

Dear Parents and Carers of Meridian High School, Due to an issue with our heating and hot water unfortunately we have taken the difficult decision to close the school. An update will be sent this afternoon. Text messages have been sent to all parents.

02/12/19

With approaching - PSHE lessons this week will focus on various political parties and Croydon candidates. https://t.co/sQfp9VCcUz

29/11/19

students are proud to wear our uniform. A uniform can not only instill pride but also support a schools ethos, promote positive behaviour and provide cohesion. Uniform can also support effective teaching and learning. https://t.co/c1FvVzH3Jh

27/11/19

Everyone born on or after 1 September 1997 must stay in some form of education or training until their 18th birthday. Advice available from https://t.co/RVwLIsdfiC

26/11/19

Assemblies this week for years 7-10 will be on the topic of https://t.co/sHRySjmnd8

20/11/19

Magic Breakfast - free breakfast available to students. Ensuring that no child is too hungry to learn https://t.co/fXs9PItlEv

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
LSS Handbook 2018 2019.pdf 06th Nov 2018 Download