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24/10/20

Parents and carers this was displayed on Croydon Council website and shared by other local schools https://t.co/xYfqfmlv4R

24/10/20

Retweeted From Esther Brooks

One week before admissions close for September 2021- join the , working with journey of sustainable improvement. Skilled teachers+ strong leaders at all levels+ GLF support +building and IT investment in our building = school on the move! https://t.co/H59Qj1F1S0

16/10/20

We have the most incredible Art Team at Meridian High School! Art going up everywhere!!! https://t.co/Fji0zLDhCI

15/10/20

Hi.... which pledge of allegiance are you referring too? We are a UK based school and not aware of a pledge of allegiance today?

15/10/20

Incredible Art work going up around school!! https://t.co/N9HEbfSubd

10/10/20

Retweeted From Esther Brooks

360 virtual tour of our school- so proud of our students and all staff who are supporting our journey of sustainable improvement. Coming soon...new Business IT suite and Food Lab ( by Christmas). https://t.co/HmRwWOunDq

10/10/20

Retweeted From Esther Brooks

Visit our website and prospectus to book a Virtual Open Evening in October and join the families choosing to join our Meridian journey of sustainable improvement. https://t.co/H59Qj1F1S0 https://t.co/PDpvNrFeQP

10/10/20

Retweeted From Esther Brooks

Our wonderful new World Views Teacher article on Oracy in the classroom. team are embedding our Oracy approach with https://t.co/zkCMmM001a https://t.co/IYtdCi0WCV

04/10/20

Retweeted From Allstarz Gym Club

A huge thank you to for supporting our club and enabling our reopening.

25/09/20

Retweeted From SM1/7Jobs

Pastoral Welfare Leader F/T https://t.co/MRQFftPtAL closes 9th Oct

17/09/20

Great to virtually meet potential new Meridian Parents/Carers and students this evening during our first virtual open event!

17/09/20

Welcome to our wonderful school! Click the link for our virtual tour! https://t.co/ZyJT2d12dV

17/09/20

Dear Year 6 Parents and Carers, Please do not worry if you have not registered for one of our virtual open events tonight. You can click the link below to join one of our future events! https://t.co/Ci4eUZcEO6

17/09/20

Check out our new Prospectus! https://t.co/Qm836rOszk

17/09/20

Meet Miss Ledingham! https://t.co/EPMyr81Mng

10/09/20

Meet Mrs Watson! Mrs Watson is our Senior Assistant Headteacher and Designated Safeguarding Lead. https://t.co/PbLpRBaBF9

09/09/20

Fantastic first attempt at some creative writing from our students today! https://t.co/k8P3cU5xTg

09/09/20

Parents and carers of Year 6 looking for secondary schools please see the dates below of our virtual events! Register your interest via our website to book and we will send you an online link to join a presentation with https://t.co/F4RlS1FRFX

09/09/20

Meet Mr Cook! Mr Cook is our Deputy Headteacher here at Meridian High https://t.co/X1fwukgRz3

08/09/20

Retweeted From Claire-Louise West, FCCT

DM me if you want to chat about this awesome role! !

Attendance

The timings of the day and lateness

The school day starts with registration at 8.45am. We expect all students to arrive at the School by 8.35am and to be at their relevant areas for tutor or assembly by 8.40am.

Any student late after 9.00am 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.