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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

Homework

The school values the work students do both at school and at home. Homework provides an opportunity for students to take increasing responsibility for their own learning through research into new topics prior to classroom learning (‘Flipped Learning’), by carrying out specific set tasks and projects, by completing work started in class and by  ‘reading around’ a topic to extend the class work.

Teachers provide opportunities for learning beyond the classroom by setting challenging homework which is appropriate for the age and stage of pupils, that consolidates learning, deepens understanding and prepares pupils very well for work to come.

To promote confident, self-assured learners with excellent attitudes to learning and pride in their achievements, best examples of ‘Amazing Homework’ will be showcased on departmental display boards, in reception and on the website.

Frequency of homework

A timetable has been produced for all school students showing the allocation of homework for lessons. In addition, homework timetables for all years include slots for ‘Independent Learning / Revision / Reading.’ These slots allow students to reflect on end of unit Progress Reports in order to choose for themselves a focus for extended learning. Students in all year groups are encouraged to read privately every day.

As a general guide:

  • Years 7 and 8 students can expect approximately 45 minutes homework each evening.
  • Year 9 students can expect approximately 60 minutes homework each evening.
  • Year 10 students can expect approximately 75 minutes homework each evening.
  • Year 11 students can expect approximately 75 minutes homework each evening.

Students should:

  • Copy accurately the homework details and note the date the work is due to be handed in
  • Do their best with each piece of work. If some of the homework is too difficult, try to obtain help – from a teacher or parent or peer
  • Whenever possible talk to parents or teachers or tutors about their progress and aspirations.

Parents are asked to:

  • Check the homework details are entered properly in the Student Planner, check its completion and sign weekly in the space provided.
  • Assist their child to organise his or her time to their best advantage so that homework is not left to the last minute or even forgotten.
  • Try to provide suitable working conditions at home (a quiet place).
  • Take a keen and active interest in their child’s work rather than just insisting that it is completed. A continual interest can make a huge difference to the quality of work produced and a student’s attitude towards homework and eventually their achievements in public examinations.
  • Give assistance, if required, but not do the work for their child.

In addition to their timetabled homework, at the weekend all students in Years 7-10 are required to complete the Assembly Competition as a PSHE homework to be submitted to their tutor.

The Planner

All students are provided with a planner at the start of the year.  This is the key vehicle for communicating homework activities to parents and should be used as fully as possible (other than simply to record what homework has to be done and the date by which it has to be done) for example:

  • To obtain a parental signature
  • To communicate (briefly) with parents, particularly where there are concerns over non-completion

The Homework Timetable 2017-2018 is currently being developed and will be released in September 2017.