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19/04/21

Congratulations to 7N, 7S, 8WA, 8N, 9SA, 10EA, 10N and 11WB for having the best attendance in their year groups today!

02/04/21

Calling all maths teachers looking for a new challenge!! We are currently advertising for a Maths Lead Practitioner to join our wonderful team! https://t.co/skEpQc9SZE

02/04/21

We are very pleased that one of our fundamental T&L strategies are helping colleagues at the University of Cambridge! https://t.co/SSapqffvqh

01/04/21

Retweeted From Jo Tanner 💙

It was great to be able to visit - first time this academic year! No doubt that it's been really challenging, for everyone, but as ever, it's great to see and hear the commitment of our teaching and support staff. Now go and enjoy a well-earned break! https://t.co/ogx5w8ukhY

01/04/21

Retweeted From Mrs Singleton 🧬🦠

OPPORTUNITY!!! We are looking for an in to join team . We are based in Croydon and if you would like to know anything more about the school please do let me know- happy to chat! https://t.co/AUopmu7lI3

29/03/21

Retweeted From Mrs Singleton 🧬🦠

Thank you so so much to the superb for live streaming in to my year 10 triple classroom today to give a talk about neuroscience and behaviour and the benefits of studying a PhD! loved it- their feedback was great! https://t.co/aY9zErIK6p

28/03/21

Retweeted From Mrs Singleton 🧬🦠

STUNNING lockdown work from year 11 handed in today. Great to see such hard work through testing times for our students! This really does embody our core value of https://t.co/tbINiBpfbA

28/03/21

Retweeted From SM1/7Jobs

Senior Attendance Officer F/T https://t.co/AELDbzucK1 closes 4th May

28/03/21

Retweeted From Nicola Foster 💙 👩‍🏫👩‍💻

Super proud of our boy 💛 keep being you! https://t.co/qPfKfBdTsX

28/03/21

Retweeted From Esther Brooks

Always pleased to read T&L staff bulletins on a Saturday morning - proud that our team is relentlessly focused on teaching and learning. Thank you for inspiring the Chestnut team with these bulletins! https://t.co/J3MdeohcgM

22/03/21

Retweeted From Researchers in Schools

Dr Davies is our participant this week! Sheona completed her thesis at and teaches at https://t.co/uSwAYKOz5e

20/03/21

👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 https://t.co/aY9mjEXIjA

11/03/21

Calling all of Team Meridian we have been nominated!! Let’s get behind our wonderful school! The more nominations the better! It would be great for our parents and carers to help us win this! https://t.co/vyJJj239Dp

07/03/21

Retweeted From Esther Brooks

Looking forward to welcoming back to school from Monday and using the new business and hospitality facilities. The new science mural is almost finished! https://t.co/BYAHOmBWR9

26/02/21

Retweeted From Mrs Singleton 🧬🦠

ALERT 🚨 **** has arrived! We are looking for an in to join our wonderful team . We are building capacity as more of our students have a passion for a career in science! So if you want to know more please DM me https://t.co/aegVvzklIO

24/02/21

Retweeted From Mrs Singleton 🧬🦠

Exciting opportunity! Second in charge of maths position available... come and join us on our incredible journey (Please RT) https://t.co/gIEUII1Bkq

20/02/21

So proud of our very own Dr D! Part of our superb teaching team https://t.co/ClwVnatQDu

29/01/21

Retweeted From MrBoycePe

Well-being Friday 10K ✅ https://t.co/ilqBREbZjz

Pupil Premium and Catch Up

What is Pupil Premium?

The Pupil Premium grant is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England. It is a school-level grant that gives schools extra resources to help them meet challenges, including those arising from deprivation. Schools receive this additional funding for those students who fall within the below categories or have done so at any time within the last six years:

  • those who qualify for free school meals
  • are receiving a child pension from the Ministry of Defence
  • are a looked after child
  • are adopted from care or have entered into special guardianship
  • have a residence order
  • children from the families of services personnel (at any stage in the last four years)

It is allocated for schools to:

  • improve the academic outcomes of disadvantaged students of all abilities
  • close the attainment gap between disadvantaged students and their peers across the country

Schools receive funding for each disadvantaged student and can use the funding flexibly, in the best interests of eligible students. GLF leaders draw upon an evidence based approach to apply a ‘tiered’ approach to delivering their pupil premium strategy.

Tier 1: supporting training and continuous development to improve the quality of all teaching

Tier 2: targeting support for disadvantaged students through evidence-based interventions

Tier 3: supporting whole-school strategies to improve attendance, behaviour and readiness to learn

Tier4: supporting strategies that develop learning outside of the classroom to promote the development of the whole student

A longer term strategy

From September 2019 schools are encouraged to include a reference to a multi-year strategy that outlines how the school aims to address the needs of Pupil Premium students across all age ranges at the school. This will help school leaders to:

  • take a longer view of the support the grant will provide as students pass through the school
  • align their plans with the wider school improvement strategy

GLF’s Aspiration for All students to Grow, Learn, and Flourish

All GLF Schools are committed to our core remit of providing an outstanding educational experience. Raising the attainment of disadvantaged students is part of our commitment to help all students achieve their full potential.

We aim for:

  • all students to enjoy their learning, attain high outcomes and be helped to become confident individuals and responsible citizens whilst making excellent progress in all respects
  • all students to benefit from an inclusive ethos, excellent teaching and a broad and balanced curriculum underpinned by strong leadership, in a local school
  • all students to be supported and encouraged to lead healthy and active lives

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Pupil Premium Strategy at Meridian High School

Pupil Premium funding at Meridian High School is used primarily to address the following priorities:

  • To support improved attendance for students who meet the Pupil Premium Criteria.
  • To ensure students benefit from good and outstanding teaching through Lead Practitioners and strong teachers.
  • To support the development of beginning teachers through bespoke CPD, ensuring QFT is targeted to the needs of those who meet the Pupil Premium Criteria.
  • To support the enrichment opportunities for students who meet the Pupil Premium criteria.
  • To narrow the attainment gap between PP and Non PP students when compared to National Data.

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Pupil Premium numbers and funding allocations 2020 - 2021

Pupil Premium Strategy 2020 - 2021

Pupil Premium Strategy and Impact Statement 2019-20
EEF Catch Up PlanGLF agreed wording to accompany Catch Up Funding