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19/09/19

We are proud - students wear our uniform with pride and we are all proud of being a part of the Meridian learning community. Come and see us on Sept 23 5pm - 8pm https://t.co/8nvTUrtv8Q

19/09/19

A year 7 group today loved investigating convection - recording excellent observations! Why? Is the question for next lesson! https://t.co/lgz26Fn3kl

19/09/19

- Years 7 & 8 will be discussing respect and communication in relationships, with a reminder about . https://t.co/ecQH8pvV5R

19/09/19

- Free & accessible advice and resources for all young people. Youth, info & counselling charity for all young people aged 11-25 https://t.co/YraZQ3wZ4x

18/09/19

We care - the dedication and support of our families and community is a beacon of excellence and our children are happy, safe and supported. We all make a difference to their future chances https://t.co/cZ9hG7F67Q

18/09/19

Sexual Health Week - During RSE lessons this week, years 9 & 10 will have the opportunity to explore the dangers of using the internet for dating and how to keep themselves safe online! https://t.co/BPaLWInkA8

17/09/19

We are strong - our leaders gave a clear understanding to enable our students to take the best routes and we support every student in their aspirations. Come and meet us on Sept 23 5pm - 8pm https://t.co/5DGk9qCjyb

17/09/19

Our Year 10's found it very informative and engaging - we look forward to welcoming Kerry back to Year 9 later in the year! https://t.co/9Tk5MgR3iw

17/09/19

Sexual Health Week – Without RSE, young people are denied the skills and knowledge to have healthy and fulfilling friendships and relationships and to understand and explore their own sexuality. , and https://t.co/BmElj7ibwn

16/09/19

We are ambitious - we are going from strength to strength and support our community while enabling our students to achieve. Visit us on Sept 23 5pm - 8pm https://t.co/dP8XrXTTDh https://t.co/mFxBKz3ZPn

16/09/19

It's Sexual Health Week! Students in years 9 & 10 will be discussing sex, relationships and disability during RSE lessons this week. https://t.co/EL1AxLBhsq

13/09/19

Fantastic play about road safety from The Riot Act for Year 7. If you get the opportunity, please talk to the young people about their experience and the messages they have learned. It was a very engaging performance! https://t.co/zusTvxAE9e https://t.co/Ei1phQoZqO

12/09/19

We Challenge - visit our school on Mon Sept 23 and discover how we are striving to achieve our goals as a https://t.co/dP8XrXTTDh https://t.co/FEuUqItYlc

11/09/19

Year 7 and Year 10 are having their pictures taken today! The pictures will be available towards the end of next week for parents to view and purchase copies. https://t.co/4tqPjsh6wi

11/09/19

Great partnership and collaboration with Croydon music services today! Performances for the students and they are learning to play the ukulele in lesson! https://t.co/7m8ymICo8t

10/09/19

flourishing in lessons this morning, with students striving for success and ready to learn! Keep it up! https://t.co/dGdDz7CZUF

09/09/19

A big drive for our students “knowing more words makes you smarter” staff training by Mrs Cooper https://t.co/eKiP8x3XBb

09/09/19

Our brilliant teaching team focussed and embracing the thinking challenge presented to us in our CPD session! Reading for meaning and understanding led by 👏🏻 https://t.co/v7iFfrEPdc

09/09/19

Our first staff CPD of the year starting with Mrs Watson’s ! Our staff are learners! https://t.co/yNjhUwsq2r

05/09/19

well done to our young triple scientists for embracing the challenge! https://t.co/0jqgjrnqXW

SMSC Education

Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural

The school actively promotes SMSC development through the curriculum and through the additional provision, outside the school day, in clubs, recreational activities, and educational visits.

Spiritual Development

Through the school curriculum, school ethos, Meridian Meditation and links with other schools, we aim to enable students to:

  • Acquire personal beliefs and values and articulate them confidently;
  • Ask deep questions about life and death, reflect on these and come to conclusions about what gives meaning to life;
  • Develop and reflect on their feelings and emotions;
  • Articulate their responses to beauty, love, pain and suffering.
  • Be able to emphasize with and develop an understanding of different faiths and cultures.

There are a number of elements in the school curriculum that foster the spiritual development of students. The focus on oracy enables students to express themselves and encourages personal opinion to be shared confidently in the classroom and in public areas. Students and teachers should value, and show tolerance, for the opinions of others.

The school ethos encourages students and all member of the school community to be considerate and thoughtful towards others. Within the classroom, students are expected to demonstrate appropriate conduct when other students contribute to sensitive group discussions. This involves opportunities for the sharing of emotions and feelings.

At Meridian High School students will be provided with opportunities to develop their spiritual understanding by experiencing a curriculum which will:   

  • Develop self-esteem.
  • Allow a development of a range of values and beliefs based on a sense of respect and curiosity towards their own and others beliefs.
  • Explore the spiritual values of others through all areas of the curriculum
  • Allow students to express themselves in a variety of ways and reflect on their experiences.
  • Allow students to develop an empathic response by understanding and controlling their own emotions and feelings.
This is delivered through:
  • A PSHE program which develops self-esteem, knowledge and an ability to reflect and develop spiritual values.
  • An assembly program which encourages personal reflection and an exploration of spirituality.
  • A student support structure that is focused on learning and providing appropriate information, advice and guidance, as well as opportunities for exploring future pathways.
  • Educational enrichment trips, visiting speakers and workshops to provide students with a range of experiences, promoting awe and wonder of the world.

Carnegie

Students in Year 8 have been involved in an exciting reading group, shadowing the annual Carnegie Awards. Eight books aimed at young adults were shortlisted for the CILIP Carnegie Medal. Our amazing group, Meridian Readers, have read a selection of these shortlisted books, which all have human rights themes. They have taken on the challenge of reading head on and have discussed and rated the books. Some were found to be more difficult to read than others for example, Bone Sparrow, which deals with the life of a refugee in Australia. Wolf Hollow, which explores the issue of bullying, was a big hit. All eight titles are now in the library for all students to access.

Thank you to all students who took part. We hope for next year’s Carnegie shadowing group to be even bigger and better. For now, you can read the students’ amazing reviews, which are published online here:

Carnegie website