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17/09/20

Great to virtually meet potential new Meridian Parents/Carers and students this evening during our first virtual open event!

17/09/20

Welcome to our wonderful school! Click the link for our virtual tour! https://t.co/ZyJT2d12dV

17/09/20

Dear Year 6 Parents and Carers, Please do not worry if you have not registered for one of our virtual open events tonight. You can click the link below to join one of our future events! https://t.co/Ci4eUZcEO6

17/09/20

Check out our new Prospectus! https://t.co/Qm836rOszk

17/09/20

Meet Miss Ledingham! https://t.co/EPMyr81Mng

10/09/20

Meet Mrs Watson! Mrs Watson is our Senior Assistant Headteacher and Designated Safeguarding Lead. https://t.co/PbLpRBaBF9

09/09/20

Fantastic first attempt at some creative writing from our students today! https://t.co/k8P3cU5xTg

09/09/20

Parents and carers of Year 6 looking for secondary schools please see the dates below of our virtual events! Register your interest via our website to book and we will send you an online link to join a presentation with https://t.co/F4RlS1FRFX

09/09/20

Meet Mr Cook! Mr Cook is our Deputy Headteacher here at Meridian High https://t.co/X1fwukgRz3

08/09/20

Retweeted From Claire-Louise West, FCCT

DM me if you want to chat about this awesome role! !

08/09/20

Excellent organisation of our periodic tables in science today https://t.co/9rldz1KUN6

08/09/20

Meet Mrs Anderson! Mrs Anderson is our Head of School here at Meridian High! https://t.co/gRiNzillQF

07/09/20

Meet Mrs Brooks! Mrs Brooks is our fantastic Executive Headteacher here at Meridian High. https://t.co/BtESyEsXOg

04/09/20

All of the Meridian students were back today! Each and every one showing why, in our school, we have the most resilient, adaptable and mature young people! Well done students, teachers and parents and carers. Great start!

04/09/20

Some additional members of Team MHS completing their First Aid training! https://t.co/sPTHf5OwWz

03/09/20

Our wonderful Ready to Learn room all ready for our students to return tomorrow! https://t.co/pq8l2SzWPZ

03/09/20

Such a brilliant first day of students back in today! Year 7 were busy working on their career plans for the future! Lots of careful thought on career pathways and what subjects they need! Excellent example of our core value AMBITION! https://t.co/fZ2lLzd7NQ

03/09/20

Retweeted From Mrs Singleton 🧬🦠

Such a fantastic day welcoming our year 7 and 11 students back! Smiling, happy faces from both staff and students. Cannot wait to see the return of year 7, 8 and especially my awesome year group year 10! https://t.co/aumKgRFjQE

28/08/20

A reminder of our school day for each year group for next week... we are so looking forward to seeing our students back! https://t.co/nzFxMjrh4k

23/08/20

Retweeted From Amy Anderson

A little preview of our carefully crafted knowledge books ready for our students returning https://t.co/Gis1cYjSCz

Curriculum Intent and Rationale

The Meridian Curriculum

The intentions of our Curriculum are as follows: 

1. All students are CHALLENGED to think deeply, recall and skilfully apply information and supported to ensure they produce work of the highest standard. 

2. All students LEARN. Students acquire knowledge and develop an interest in the subjects they study to enable them to appreciate learning as an important life long skill. 

3. All students ACHIEVE the best possible outcomes by studying a carefully considered educational programme, applying themselves in every lesson and by developing a clear understanding of why achievement matters to their future goals and aspirations. 

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 is therefore carefully designed by our subject specialists within the school and across our Multi Academy Trust to challenge our students, to ensure learning is at the heart of our lessons and to enable our students to meet and exceed their minimum expected grades (MEGs) so all students have the opportunity for a better future.

We recognise that we ‘Require Improvement’ (Ofsted2019). Our team of dedicated teachers and support staff are relentlessly focused on improving the Quality of Education and therefore further strengthening our Curricular Intent and Implementation. 

In order to support the four curricular aims below, we are developing a whole school approach to Oracy because we believe the development of spoken language to be fundamental to the achievement of the students at Meridian high school.

Our curriculum aims are to develop strong academic outcomes through evidence based Quality First Teaching Strategies such as:

1. Modelling: Our teachers use visualisers to develop a collaborative learning atmosphere and enable students to improve the quality of their written work. 

2. Questioning: Our teachers carefully plan their questions to students and use a range of question types to encourage students to think and articulate their answers. 

3. Scaffolding: Every subject has Challenge Questions that students work towards answering.

4. Recall: Our teachers have designed subject specific knowledge organisers and use daily quizzing to support our students to develop their recall skills and apply their knowledge with confidence. 

Our Curriculum Model is currently under review for September 2020. We are working alongside Trust Leaders and our colleagues in our Outstanding Schools to ensure the Meridian Curriculum is broad, rich and carefully designed to support our students so that they are well placed to be successful in the future.