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03/04/20

Very proud of our very own Dr Davies!! https://t.co/e1Ji1Xo6Et

03/04/20

Good Morning! Our online school closes today for the Easter holidays. We continue to offer an emergency childcare provision. We will be back online Monday 20th April and wish our families a safe and happy Easter break.

02/04/20

Over 100 pairs of science goggles and some masks ready to donate to Croydon Hospital! We are happy to be supporting our NHS! https://t.co/0BtVd4PL3n

23/03/20

Well done to our students and incredible teachers!! A great first day our virtual school! So much work submitted and great to know our young people are safe and well! We miss you and look forward to seeing you online tomorrow

22/03/20

Dear Parents and Carers of Meridian - Please follow the guidance before sending your children to school. https://t.co/6DWaMXAZtD

22/03/20

We are prepared to provide basic childcare to support our young people who have keyworker parents/EHCP/Vulnerable. We do insist all parents only send their child to school as a last resort as directed by government. If they can, they should stay safe at home. https://t.co/P2V3OoBl2p

21/03/20

Retweeted From Jon Chaloner

“If you are able to keep your child at home, you should. “ https://t.co/0WdLamZnCC

21/03/20

An open letter to Year 11 students: Always be brave, always be kind and always be you! Each week a letter to a different year group will be shared https://t.co/yxNyFfWTRp

21/03/20

Current Status: Meridian High School is now closed. Children of keyworkers and considered vulnerable can attend our temporary childcare unit. We are so proud of our young people and will continue to support them online. Google Classrooms go live Monday!

19/03/20

Current status: Thursday 19th March We are open to Year 10 and 11 only. All students who are eligible for Free School Meals can collect lunches between 12pm and 1pm today. Please call our support line if you need support: 07585912659

18/03/20

Current status for Wednesday 19th March: School will be open for Year 10 and 11 only. We are expecting an announcement from the government this evening. Further updates will follow.

18/03/20

Current status: We are open to Year 10 and 11 only Wednesday 18th March please keep an eye out for further updates

17/03/20

Current status for Wednesday 18th March: Open to Year 10 and 11 only. An updated letter has been emailed to all Parents and Carers.

17/03/20

We have made the difficult decision to close the school to Year 7, 8 and 9 due to high numbers of staff absence. Year 10 and 11 should come in as normal and will follow the normal school day. We appreciate your support during this time. Further updates to follow today

16/03/20

Due to the government announcement made this afternoon, please keep an eye on all announcements via our website and social media accounts. We will inform parents of any changes ASAP.

16/03/20

Tuesday 17th March: Meridian High School will be open as usual to all students. Please keep an eye on daily updates!

15/03/20

Meridian High School is open as normal tomorrow! Daily guidance and communications will be sent to parents and carers. We look forward to seeing our young people.

10/03/20

Meridian High School would like to thank the Safer Schools Police Team for supporting a very successful organised operation this morning. The students were very patient and mature and we are proud to continue to keep our young people safe.

08/03/20

Celebrating INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY Meridian High School March 8, 2020 https://t.co/UYfPCdSvYp

05/03/20

Happy World Book Day from Staff at Meridian High School! https://t.co/h8jt0wlYin

Spectrum Centre

All students have the right to achieve their maximum academic and social potential.   The SEND and Inclusion policy for Meridian High school and the Spectrum centre seeks to promote this by providing equality of access and opportunity to all areas of the curriculum.   Students are taught in an environment where they receive equal respect and in which their individuality is valued.

At Meridian we believe that all students have learning differences rather than learning difficulties and it is our policy to identify and assess these differences and ensure that learning is supported and differentiated to ensure outstanding progress is made by all students.

The Learning Support Services department also offer a range of support to develop student wellbeing and resilience and the support within the classroom, this includes; drop-in sessions, student assessments, exam support, in class training and observations from the Inclusion and Behaviour Leader, specialist advice/input within the classroom, and a developing Learning Support Services resource base within the LSS and Spectrum centre.

Over the forthcoming year we will be hosting a range of drops in and coffee morning to develop communication and support for teachers, parents and students.  We will also include updates on the website of parent evenings and sessions. 

The information below gives you an overview of the Spectrum and what we offer including a range of documents you may find useful.

The team and I look forward to working with you in the future.

 

Mr. Gordon Smith

Senior Leader for Inclusion and Behaviour 

g.smith0@meridianhigh.london

 

Spectrum Centre

The Spectrum Centre at Meridian High School provides students on the autistic spectrum a safe, calm and inclusive environment in order to support their access to mainstream education.

We have an individualised approach where each student has a personalised timetable and curriculum offer. We offer a life skills based curriculum at both Key Stage 3 and 4. We also provide a high level of support through specialist teachers in the Spectrum Centre and learning mentor support in the mainstream lessons.

All mainstream staff receive training on ASD based approaches, strategies and strong communication between staff means students are supported effectively.

All students are assessed by our speech and language and occupational therapists when the join.   Once assessed, individual intervention programmes are then designed for those that require additional support in these areas. 

There are 30 places available within the Spectrum Centre and students are referred by Croydon’s special educational needs team. Students must have an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) with a primary need of ASD.

If you feel your child may benefit from a place in the Spectrum Centre, please feel free to contact us to arrange a visit.

“Since attending the Spectrum Centre I feel that my confidence has been boosted. If I am anxious about something in mainstream the Spectrum staff help to relieve it. I feel they have helped me a lot generally over the last three years.” – Year 10 Student

“Before I attended Spectrum I would never go to mainstream lesson but now with their help I can” – Year 8 Student

“Spectrum has helped me control my emotions and I now have a safe place” – Year 8 Student