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23/05/20

Absolutely beautiful art work from our very talented Courtney! Well done!! https://t.co/32RUIcenEC

22/05/20

Wishing all of our families a very safe and happy half term! We will be back online and open for keyworker provision from Monday 1st June.

20/05/20

It’s National Thank A Teacher Day!! If any of our parents or students would like to send a free thank you card you can do so by following this link: https://t.co/pXmxXWBOIB

18/05/20

A reminder to all of our Meridian families that our childcare provision and online school will be closed for half term and will be back on Monday 1st June.

16/05/20

Welcome to our New Year 7 Cohort! We will be sending you your transition packs very soon! We can’t wait to meet you! https://t.co/JQEOU8AJ9F

13/05/20

Retweeted From Esther Brooks

Opportunity to join our dynamic team on a journey of school improvement. Our team of students and staff make every day an incredible one https://t.co/yqa9RoQi6q

13/05/20

Absolutely fantastic work completed at home by our students making their own 3D cells. Well done Charley-Mae, Chloe, Millie and Aiden - rewards certificates are on the way! https://t.co/fwVMmGCn9d

05/05/20

Team Meridian have left our fantastic students a very special message! https://t.co/APrhmgzFt8

30/04/20

Beautiful "Kandinsky Style" Art work submitted online by Alfie who created this listening to Goosebumps by well done Alfie! https://t.co/MjaRNsHxTD

30/04/20

Great note taking from Della!! Well done and keep up the good work! https://t.co/wPoAKiaWTE

29/04/20

Great English work from Year 10 student Neelab! Brilliant notes on Animal Farm! https://t.co/nowcPx13cH

29/04/20

Exceptional self portrait work from Year 8 student Nathaniel submitted online today! We love seeing the hard work our students are doing at home! https://t.co/HDP357zgKy

29/04/20

For any of our parents and carers also looking for free online learning opportunities the government have created some online courses you may be interested in https://t.co/YvSNtOhUlx

28/04/20

Meridian High School is pleased to announce the appointment of Mrs Amy Anderson as our Head of School, working with Mrs Brooks as Executive Headteacher and our wonderful team of staff.

14/04/20

Thank You !!! Our students and staff appreciate the words of support! https://t.co/MAhuUlfhcD

12/04/20

Wishing our staff, students and families a very happy and safe Easter! https://t.co/6zgMUebHGw

05/04/20

Retweeted From Esther Brooks

- two publications from our staff and Dr S Davies. Relentlessly determined staff supporting our journey to good and beyond! https://t.co/a6dMaXiEOC

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

Attendance

The timings of the day and lateness

The school day starts with registration at 8.30am. We expect all students to arrive at the School by 8.20am and to be at their relevant areas for tutor or assembly by 8.25am.

Any student late after 8.45am will receive an automatic detention after school on the same day.

Excellent attendance is important because:

We want all students to take advantage of the opportunities provided by the School. Evidence shows that there is a direct link between attendance and achievement. Students not in school are more at risk of failing to achieve. In addition, they run a greater risk of getting involved in crime or becoming victims of crime.

The law requires that parents/carers are responsible for ensuring that their children attend school and are on time. This guide will explain clearly what our expectations are regarding attendance and punctuality and how we will deal with any problems or issues to do with your son/daughter in this area.

Attendance and Punctuality

We expect your son/daughter to be in the School every day on time unless:

  • He/She is too ill to attend (Medical evidence required);
  • He/She has a medical appointment that can only be made in School time (Medical evidence required);

Unauthorised Absence

This is where your son/daughter has been absent and the absence has not been explained, or we do not consider the reason for the absence to be acceptable.

Truancy

This occurs when your son/daughter misses school without authorisation or registers for school but does not then attend lessons. We will not accept truancy and we will inform you of any suspected truancy. We will place your son/daughter in a detention, for a single incident of truancy or deliberate lateness to lessons.

Leave of absence in Term Time

If you require your son/daughter to be absent from School for extreme circumstances you will need to request a leave of absence application form from the Attendance Team.
The Headteacher will consider these requests on an individual basis taking into account the student’s attendance record and the circumstances surrounding the request.

What will we do to monitor attendance and punctuality?

  • We will contact you on the first day of absence, at home or work, if you have not previously informed us of the reason why your son/daughter is absent;
  • Send you an absence letter if we have not been able to contact you after 3 days;
  • Send you attendance and punctuality statistics each term as part of our progress reports;
  • Contact you and arrange a meeting to discuss any concerns we have over attendance and persistent issues with punctuality.


Fixed Penalty Notices

  • Any parent who takes their son/daughter on a leave of absence during term time without the correct authorisation will be issued with a fixed penalty notice.  A warning letter will be sent upon application. 
  • Any student with less than 95% attendance or with 5 or more sessions (2.5 days) of unauthorised absence will be sent a warning letter and if no improvement is made then a fixed penalty notice fine will be issued.

Guidance for parents/carers

  • Reinforce our expectations regarding full attendance and excellent punctuality with your son/daughter;
  • Support  staff when we take action over punctuality or truancy, for example, issuing detentions;
  • Let us know of any change in contact details immediately; Contact the School to inform us about any absence, the same day if possible;
  • Ensure that your child completes any work that has been sent home or that he/she catches up with any work that they have missed.

Contacting the School

Please contact us as soon as possible to inform us of any absence the same day.

To report any absence, inform us of any future absence or advise us of changes to contact details, please contact the School and ask to speak to the Attendance Office who will take the necessary details. Any other issues or concerns should be made to your child’s form tutor who will who deal with these in the first instance.