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14/06/21

Our Year 10s really enjoyed their day with the Home Office and the winning group is looking forward to round 2! https://t.co/2wfh0ieE4G

09/06/21

Today we are debating "Is streaming good for the music industry?" in recognition of Music Store Day on Saturday 12th June. Head over to our Facebook page for a link to this week's assembly which is on this topic and the upcoming Thank You Day. https://t.co/PnwDHpogdf

07/06/21

A reminder to our students and their families that today (Monday 7th June) is an INSET day for staff. We look forward to welcoming our students back for the final half term on Tuesday 8th June. https://t.co/W0vzhaotlP

04/06/21

Retweeted From Your Croydon

‘An autism-friendly ’ is the name of a new council plan to help improve the lives of people with autism: https://t.co/aRUyn43Tn6 https://t.co/0y375XUvo1

04/06/21

Retweeted From YoungMinds

Keep a log of the good things people say about you. This can help you challenge your negative thoughts when you have them.

04/06/21

Retweeted From Thrive Approach

Arts and creativity are great for helping young people express and manage their emotions. These ideas for teenagers encourage spontaneity, original thinking and imagination and focus on the creative process rather than the end-product: https://t.co/teOqCmsVgW

04/06/21

Retweeted From VotesforSchools 🗳️🌍📢

With lots of us still awaiting the green light for travel, our voters were at a bit of a crossroads when it comes to making their decision 🧳✈️... Here's a closer look at our results from last week: https://t.co/Z4ifrBOMBs

03/06/21

Retweeted From Duffus Cancer Foundation

😆THIS EVENING WE HAVE OUR YOUR SPACE YOUTH GROUP SESSIONS! ❗❗NEW Location: (A minute walk for West Croydon Tram Stop) We look forward to seeing all our young peoples faces! https://t.co/oDuteSsQoO

02/06/21

A highlight of last week's Careers Day was witnessing one of our students challenging herself and performing in front of her peers with the fantastic and the Fix Up Team! https://t.co/S8YSaR5Ghh

02/06/21

Retweeted From NSPCC

The Report Abuse in Education helpline is available to victims of abuse in schools to make current & non-recent disclosures as well as to offer advice for witnesses, parents, carers or professionals. To contact us, call 0800 136 663 or email help.org.uk https://t.co/7swKCinHnb

01/06/21

Retweeted From Commander Felicity Campbell

Brilliant that the GLSE team were able to support this event, a great bunch of students with bright futures ahead of them for sure... https://t.co/9jwfKuQ0CM

28/05/21

Retweeted From Jo Tanner 💙

So great to demonstrate to our students what their aspirations can and should be. Again, really to be part of the team that is not only delivering great teaching and learning but also turning out great young adults https://t.co/9JPWtaeMMc

28/05/21

Retweeted From Jo Tanner 💙

Lovely to join the outgoing - in all senses of the word - Year 11s for their last few hours with . Good luck everyone! https://t.co/TCnLtUPrcN

28/05/21

Retweeted From Esther Brooks

Well done for putting together such an inspirational day https://t.co/bnKKOyJolU

28/05/21

Retweeted From Mrs Singleton 🧬🦠

Delightful day and finally got to meet the awesome and his fantastic team! Careers day, motivation and aspirations were certainly high on the list! As always it’s a joy to work with such a fab staff and student body. https://t.co/Ez5754ArCM

28/05/21

Retweeted From John Ruskin College

Great to be a part of this, inspiring students ! https://t.co/W4TFeBQAE8

28/05/21

Year 8 engaged in their first presentation of the day with https://t.co/PAgvH39DM8

28/05/21

It's Meridian High School's Careers' Day 2021. We have an action packed range of day of activities, from a range of organisations, across all year groups, designed to inspire & motivate our students in their careers and futures! https://t.co/Vcr9Qg4Wqg

27/05/21

Protect your smile. Cut down on sugary foods and drinks https://t.co/LeB1fzDexx

27/05/21

We are looking for a passionate pastoral practitioner to join a highly skilled team. Do your values align with ours? Follow the link below to apply now: Aspiring Pastoral Welfare Leader https://t.co/BLwJKbGslQ

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