Twitter Wall

Twitter Wall

06/11/18

Calling come and join us on our success journey!! https://t.co/iNNt8ZIuJR

04/11/18

Thank you!! We are so proud of our students - always looking for collaborative opportunities!!

04/11/18

Retweeted From Chestnut Park School

Please do share this wonderful performance in memory of the Croydon Tram Crash- simply beautiful and moving performance from https://t.co/I3J1nquA2q

03/11/18

Retweeted From Careers within GLF

Maths SouthEast https://t.co/z9eHHU2rdq By: 19th Nov For: ASAP Full time teacher of mathematics required in Croydon. Highly competitive salary with fantastic career opportunities. NQTs welcome. Email recruitment.org for more information https://t.co/vRsSMRkmLq

03/11/18

Retweeted From Careers within GLF

DT/RM SouthEast https://t.co/DmFyKSNbLV By: 19th Nov For: ASAP Art teacher and a RM (Product Design) teacher vacancy There is flexibility around this appointment and the successful candidate could be a specialist in either subject. https://t.co/URqf5I8ciO

03/11/18

Retweeted From Jen@GLFTT

✨Support and , as they come together to reach out and support their local community! Very touching! ✨ https://t.co/lWs3XU7eTT

03/11/18

we would love you to help our wonderful students who performed this cover of your amazing song as a tribute to the Croydon Tram Crash that devastated our community. Please please get behind us!! https://t.co/iv4gsYE3jr

03/11/18

Ok Twitter we need your help!!! Our amazingly talented and caring students created this wonderful song in memory of the Croydon Tram Crash which devastated our community. Get behind the students and order your version of the song now!! https://t.co/iv4gsYE3jr

02/11/18

We can't wait to see you both!!! Welcome to the family!!

01/11/18

Absolutely amazing work from our Meridian Master Chefs!! Well done to all of the students for creating such delicious and beautifully artistic plates of food!! https://t.co/sGSPSfrDxj

31/10/18

We are so proud of our students!! https://t.co/L6r5kBF3lc

30/10/18

Retweeted From Barking Dog Media

There are nine fantastic reasons to join and you can find them HERE: https://t.co/in4mzC6CAK What are you waiting for?

30/10/18

Retweeted From Sarah Lynagh

Any former students interested in a career in IT? We have vacancies for onsite/field engineers/service desk analysts & can offer training. Contact our recruitment team ; we’d love to hear from you.

22/10/18

We ask house leaders to nominate students who have 100% attendance, lots of meridian miles and who have gone above and beyond during the half term for example been kind - the students were very happy to be nominated and each half term a new group will be chosen

19/10/18

What a wonderful way to end a fantastic first half term!! with our Head Mr Giles and Mrs Watson! Well done to all the winners who have been AMAZING this half term! 👏🏻👏🏻 https://t.co/pSFhLd0Jo8

19/10/18

Retweeted From Mrs Singleton 🧬🦠

Great lesson withyear 11 today summarising the whole of Bioenergetics in preparation for the PPE’s after half term. Questions and answers were superb, followed by some application to exam question. What an absolute delight to teach! https://t.co/IhQyuWf2b3

12/10/18

Thank you for coming!! Our year 11s had a brilliant day! https://t.co/XdaRkMXb6i

12/10/18

Thank you for coming!! What a great day of careers advice and master classes our Year 11 students had! https://t.co/AHxk9WBJ1p

12/10/18

Our students at the Brit School today as part of our REACH day!!! Brilliant day had by all thank you to Mr Frederick and Mr Wright for taking the students and to the Brit School for hosting! https://t.co/kq5LBegdBq

12/10/18

Year 10 starting their full day of fitness activities thank you to the trainers from Q Gym in Grays for creating an amazing day for our students! https://t.co/guDmsTNcLs

Curriculum Intent and Rationale

Intent

The school’s vision is modelled in our curriculum, where we believe in advantage over disadvantage. As a school serving a community that has known decades of disadvantage, we believe that our students deserve a curriculum that does not narrow the life chances but enables social equity and mobility. For our students to compete in a global economy, we offer a wide range of subjects and offer guidance and support for the choices they make.

Our programme for education at Meridian High School is a knowledge-based curriculum, empowering students to develop an understanding and appreciation of the subjects they study.

Our curriculum aims are to develop strong academic outcomes through:

  1. A foundational knowledge base using our knowledge organisers and build on the knowledge they learn independently
  2. Subjects offering extra-curricular opportunities (trips, clubs etc) for students to develop cultural capital and appreciation of subjects beyond examination content
  3. Students having guidance and support to develop an understanding of what it takes to be an amazing member of our community

Moreover, we firmly believe that to fully enhance the life chances of our students, our curriculum must actively promote the acquisition of a broad/academic vocabulary and depth of understanding. Put simply, we believe that knowing more words makes you smarter, and our curriculum is very intent on ensuring this becomes a reality for all of our students.

Implementation

In order to deliver the aims of our curriculum we ensure all students in Key Stage Three study 4/5 lessons of English, Maths and Science per week, 2/3 lessons of Humanities, Spanish, Art, DT, PE and 1 lesson per week of Drama/Music (subject to study options where students will receive more curriculum time). We pay careful attention to the sequence of when knowledge is taught and subject leaders work actively to review this aspect very regularly so that our students are well placed to access GCSE exams and content. We believe it is our responsibility to develop strong literacy and numeracy skills for all of our students given their context. To support this a selection of students are not required to study an additional language and receive additional targeted support to close the gap between them and their peers. We believe that the curriculum should be flexible to allow for personalised choices.

As a modestly sized high school we work hard to offer a broad and balanced curriculum model throughout Key Stage Four. We believe in offering subjects that allow a wide range of pathways and progression for our students in the future. These subjects include:

  • English Language
  • English Literature
  • Mathematics
  • Combined Science
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • History
  • Geography
  • Spanish
  • Ancient History
  • Media
  • Art and Design
  • DT (Textiles & Resistant Materials)
  • Business Studies
  • Physical Education
  • Music
  • Hospitality and Catering
  • Sociology
  • Performing Arts (Dance & Drama)
  • PSHE (inc. Financial Education)

Developing British & Family Values: Tutor Time at MHS

Our afternoon tutor time aims to explore British and family values including the importance of respect and showing kindness. We aim to develop positive attitudes, tolerance and understanding of all cultures and communities. We celebrate success and achievement.

In year 7 we support transition from Year 6 by grouping tutor time in year group format. In years 8, 9 and 10 we have a mixed year house system to develop a family ethos and in Year 11 tutor time students complete study skills workshops to support their success at GCSE.

In tutor time students will explore:

  • How to develop empathy for those who are different to them
  • How to be kind to themselves and others

For further information on transition choices at KS4 please refer to the KS4 transition booklets

Documents

Page Downloads Date  
Teaching and Learning Policy 01st Sep 2018 Download