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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

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