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29/06/20

Another celebrity friend of Team MHS!! Thank you Courtney Tulloch for creating a workout to keep our students, staff and our parents and carers moving! The full video can be found on the Meridian Facebook Page! https://t.co/X4n7fdCkIV

12/06/20

Retweeted From Esther Brooks

Wonderful to have children back this week . Great day at today preparing for Y10 return on Monday- looking forward to seeing some of our students next week.

12/06/20

Good Morning Parents and Carers of Meridian High! Mrs Anderson our head of school has created a short presentation for you regarding how we have prepared the school for next week. https://t.co/5f0jTu99uh

02/06/20

We are seeking fantastic learning support staff to join our great team! https://t.co/bRik0P1sXJ

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

Pupil Premium

What is Pupil Premium?

The government allocates a sum of money to school which is called the ‘Pupil Premium’. This is to improve the educational chances of students who may find circumstances outside school challenging due to financial hardship or other issues. The four identified groups are: students who are entitled to free school meals or had been entitled in the last six years (FSM Ever 6), students who have a parent working for the armed forces (a Service child), children in local authority care (LAC) and children adopted from care (Post-LAC).

The Funding

Funding for 2018/19 is £935 per FSM Ever 6 student, £2,300 per LAC and Post-LAC, £300 per Service child. This will be spent on targeted additional support strategies and interventions resulting in every student, however financially disadvantaged, being able to:

  • Improve their levels of attainment and progress
  • Close attainment gaps relative to school averages
  • Have full access to our curriculum
  • Access our extra-curricular provision and enrichment
  • Access appropriate support for their mental health and well-being

Free school meals

In order to be eligible to apply for Free School Meals parents/guardians must be in receipt of one of the following:

  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The guaranteed element of Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit (provided you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)
  • Working Tax Credit run-on - paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
  • Universal Credit
  • Children who get paid these benefits directly, instead of through a parent or guardian, can also get free school meals.

Download the application form

The Literacy and Numeracy Catch Up Premium is an additional fund to support year 7 pupils who did not achieve the expected standing in reading or maths at the end of Key Stage 2. Historically, this has meant students failing to achieve level 4 in either area. In the last academic year, we received £26,607. We are due to receive the funding for this academic year in March 2019.

We plan to use the funding to maintain the provisions, interventions and improvements to resources we have used in the previous academic year. The strategies have worked well in improving rates of progression in the previous year 7 cohort making them one of the fastest improving year groups in the school.

The catch up funding was used in a number of areas. Firstly, to ensure quality first provision we increased staffing in the core areas of maths and English to enable us to dedicate increased curriculum time to these subjects and smaller class sizes. 

We timetable discrete reading lessons in our library utilising the Accelerated Reading programme to differentiate and challenge all levels of readers. In addition, we employ a full time librarian who curates the library stocks to meet the needs and interests of our students and we have invested in books that engage reluctant readers. We have used the funding to improve the fabric of the library making it a comfortable and inviting space for students in their reading lessons and at break and lunchtimes.

HLTA in literacy, HLTA SALT,  and TA with strong mathematical skills strengthen support in the areas of literacy and numeracy. Investment in CPD for the TAs using MPTA strategies further increases their impact with our less confident and independent learners. Catch up programmes include Sound Training, Ruth Miskin's Fresh Start Phonics and Lexia are used on targeted groups.

CATs testing as part of our transition model enables planning for the curriculum tailored to the incoming year 7 cohort and ensures our teaching groups are mixed ability which is evidenced to benefit lower and middle ability students especially in the area of mathematics.

Pupil Premium documents

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