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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

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

Inclusion and Behaviour Leader / SENDCO

g.smith@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