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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

Promoting British Values

Meridian High School is committed to serving our community.  We recognise the multi-cultural, multi-faith and ever-changing nature of the United Kingdom.  We also understand the vital role we have in ensuring that groups or individuals within the school are not subjected to intimidation or radicalisation by those wishing to unduly, or illegally, influence them.

As a school we follow equal opportunities guidance which guarantees that there will be no discrimination against any individual or group, regardless of faith, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, political or financial status, or similar. Meridian High School is dedicated to preparing students for their adult life beyond the formal examined curriculum and ensuring that we promote and reinforces British Values to all its students.

The Government emphasises that schools are required to ensure that key ‘British Values’ are taught in all UK schools.  The government set out its definition of British values in the 2011 Prevent Strategy.

The five British Values are:

  • Democracy
  • The rule of law
  • Individual liberty
  • Mutual respect
  • Tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs

We use strategies within the National curriculum and beyond to secure such outcomes for our students. The examples that follow show some of the many ways Meridian High School seeks to embed British values.

Democracy

The principle of democracy is consistently being reinforced at Meridian High School, with democracy processes being used for important decisions within the school community, for instance, elections being held annually for the student council positions. The principle of democracy is also explored in the History and Ethics as well as in form time, assemblies and Afternoon Tea and Debates with senior leaders and groups of students. 

The rule of law

The importance of laws, whether they be those that govern the class, the school, or the country, are consistently reinforced at Meridian High School.

Students are taught the rules and expectations of the school which are highlighted by the student code of conduct and student expectations.  Students are taught the value and the reasons behind laws that govern and protect us, the responsibilities that this involves and the consequences when laws are broken.  Visits from authorities such as the Police and Fire Service reinforce this message.

Individual liberty

At Meridian High School, students are actively encouraged to make independent choices, with the knowledge that they are in a safe, secure and supportive environment. Staff at Meridian High School educate and provide boundaries for students to make informed choices, through a safe environment and an empowering education. 

Students are encouraged to know, understand and exercise their rights and personal freedoms and are advised on how to exercise these safely, for example through e-safety training and Form Time work.

Meridian High School has a robust anti-bullying culture and has in place a comprehensive Amazing Behaviour Policy and a clear anti bulling policy.

Mutual Respect

Respect and honour is a strong part of our Meridian High School and is part of its vision and ethos statement.  Students learn that their behaviours have an effect on their own rights and those of others.  All members of the school community treat each other with respect and this is reiterated through our teaching and learning environments. 

Mutual respect is embraced throughout the curriculum by providing the opportunity for students to express their views in a safe environment.

Tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs

This is achieved though equipping students with the ability to understand their place in a culturally diverse society and by providing the opportunities to experience such diversity within the school community. Our students are actively encouraged to share their faith and beliefs within the school and celebrate festivities throughout the calendar year.  Ethics provides a broad and balanced education on a range of faiths, religions and cultures. 

Meridian High School strives endlessly to ensure that its students leave with the strongest foundation of values upon which to build a successful life and a successful contribution to our Society.