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20/11/19

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

19/11/19

- According to in 2016, there were 4,287 male suicides in the UK, accounting for 76% of all suicide. https://t.co/LheVtNsA1M

18/11/19

. According to 5 people are killed on UK roads everyday and more than 60 seriously injured. https://t.co/2ICdllMaTo

17/11/19

Final update! The students have returned school safe and sound albeit a little tired! Plenty of rest needed ready for school tomorrow! A huge thank you to Miss Ledingham and Mr Kett

17/11/19

update: The students and staff are on their way home! ETA 1pm depending on traffic!

17/11/19

update: Students are up, mini bus loaded and we are squeezing in some more maths revision before returning to school. Students will text ETA to parents.

16/11/19

update: Everything about this photo shows the resilience and determination of our wonderful students. at its very best! Overcoming fears, pushing themselves mentally and physically well done Year 11! https://t.co/8WDKu9to0m

16/11/19

update well done Jack, Joe and Bobby winners of this evening’s quiz!

16/11/19

update! The students have had a great action packed day and are resting before dinner

16/11/19

Go Jack! First one on the zip wire!! https://t.co/oPuIGT0LrB

16/11/19

update! The students are helping each other get ready to zip wire!! They are being so brave! https://t.co/lEhNuI6T8F

16/11/19

update problem solving activities last night with an element of competition! https://t.co/8dv5bufnNa

16/11/19

update the students are busy in their workshop the level of concentration is impressive! https://t.co/83DbIlInUW

16/11/19

update! A sunny start to the morning and the students are looking forward to the zip wire later! https://t.co/OQFfvV6e2Y

16/11/19

update! Good morning from the Year 11s! Early start for a Saturday..breakfast done now into their first maths workshop of the day https://t.co/NSbs9w15MM

15/11/19

update.... after an evening of fun filled team building activities and pizza delivered by all students are in their rooms and ready for a good sleep before their day of maths and exciting activities!

15/11/19

Year 11 and their echo! The students are straight into activities! https://t.co/39RWEoOy3d

15/11/19

Year 11 update: The students have arrived safe and sound. Phone signal is limited however they are all singing along to Shania Twain so in good spirits!

15/11/19

And away they go! Year 11 are safely on route! https://t.co/eVy7JgMQqC

15/11/19

According to children who are bullied are more likely to experience depression and anxiety, health complaints and decreased academic achievement. https://t.co/d8bulWoQZO

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