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19/09/19

We are proud - students wear our uniform with pride and we are all proud of being a part of the Meridian learning community. Come and see us on Sept 23 5pm - 8pm https://t.co/8nvTUrtv8Q

19/09/19

A year 7 group today loved investigating convection - recording excellent observations! Why? Is the question for next lesson! https://t.co/lgz26Fn3kl

19/09/19

- Years 7 & 8 will be discussing respect and communication in relationships, with a reminder about . https://t.co/ecQH8pvV5R

19/09/19

- Free & accessible advice and resources for all young people. Youth, info & counselling charity for all young people aged 11-25 https://t.co/YraZQ3wZ4x

18/09/19

We care - the dedication and support of our families and community is a beacon of excellence and our children are happy, safe and supported. We all make a difference to their future chances https://t.co/cZ9hG7F67Q

18/09/19

Sexual Health Week - During RSE lessons this week, years 9 & 10 will have the opportunity to explore the dangers of using the internet for dating and how to keep themselves safe online! https://t.co/BPaLWInkA8

17/09/19

We are strong - our leaders gave a clear understanding to enable our students to take the best routes and we support every student in their aspirations. Come and meet us on Sept 23 5pm - 8pm https://t.co/5DGk9qCjyb

17/09/19

Our Year 10's found it very informative and engaging - we look forward to welcoming Kerry back to Year 9 later in the year! https://t.co/9Tk5MgR3iw

17/09/19

Sexual Health Week – Without RSE, young people are denied the skills and knowledge to have healthy and fulfilling friendships and relationships and to understand and explore their own sexuality. , and https://t.co/BmElj7ibwn

16/09/19

We are ambitious - we are going from strength to strength and support our community while enabling our students to achieve. Visit us on Sept 23 5pm - 8pm https://t.co/dP8XrXTTDh https://t.co/mFxBKz3ZPn

16/09/19

It's Sexual Health Week! Students in years 9 & 10 will be discussing sex, relationships and disability during RSE lessons this week. https://t.co/EL1AxLBhsq

13/09/19

Fantastic play about road safety from The Riot Act for Year 7. If you get the opportunity, please talk to the young people about their experience and the messages they have learned. It was a very engaging performance! https://t.co/zusTvxAE9e https://t.co/Ei1phQoZqO

12/09/19

We Challenge - visit our school on Mon Sept 23 and discover how we are striving to achieve our goals as a https://t.co/dP8XrXTTDh https://t.co/FEuUqItYlc

11/09/19

Year 7 and Year 10 are having their pictures taken today! The pictures will be available towards the end of next week for parents to view and purchase copies. https://t.co/4tqPjsh6wi

11/09/19

Great partnership and collaboration with Croydon music services today! Performances for the students and they are learning to play the ukulele in lesson! https://t.co/7m8ymICo8t

10/09/19

flourishing in lessons this morning, with students striving for success and ready to learn! Keep it up! https://t.co/dGdDz7CZUF

09/09/19

A big drive for our students “knowing more words makes you smarter” staff training by Mrs Cooper https://t.co/eKiP8x3XBb

09/09/19

Our brilliant teaching team focussed and embracing the thinking challenge presented to us in our CPD session! Reading for meaning and understanding led by 👏🏻 https://t.co/v7iFfrEPdc

09/09/19

Our first staff CPD of the year starting with Mrs Watson’s ! Our staff are learners! https://t.co/yNjhUwsq2r

05/09/19

well done to our young triple scientists for embracing the challenge! https://t.co/0jqgjrnqXW

School Performance (GCSE Results, Ofsted etc.)

 

Meridian High School was inspected by Ofsted in April 2019. Inspectors recognised that we continue to improve in the right direction and left us with helpful foci to move us from ‘requiring improvement’ to ‘good’. In summary they recognised:

 

•        Pupils feel safe in school.

•        Pupils say that bullying is rare.

•        Pupils reflect upon and develop their respect for the views and beliefs of others. They say that the school is effective in encouraging respect so that everyone is treated equally. They acknowledge diversity as a strength of the school.

•        The arrangements for safeguarding are effective.

•        Leaders understand fully their duty to keep pupils safe and are thorough in this area of work.

•        Support for pupils’ emotional well-being is strong.

•        Pupils are given opportunities to develop their self-confidence through classroom discussions and through other activities.

•        Leaders use the additional funding for pupils with SEND effectively. Since September 2018, leaders have developed and improved provision.

•        Teaching is most effective in English. Teachers use their good subject knowledge and enthusiasm for the subject to engage pupils’ interest. Lessons are well planned and provide pupils with appropriate challenge.

•        Leaders have a strong understanding of the needs of pupils whose circumstances may make them vulnerable.

•        The school is generally orderly, and pupils are courteous towards each other and adults.

•        Despite the large school site, pupils are punctual to lessons.

•        Displays in classrooms are bright and purposeful and they are used to promote literacy. They help to create and promote an attractive working environment.

•        Leaders have identified and responded to the acute need for pupils to read frequently and widely. Reading is promoted around the school.

 

Additionally, Ofsted agreed that we should continue to focus on three important areas that we must do better in so that we can further improve:

 

•        Improving Leadership and Management

•        Improving the quality of teaching, learning and assessment

•        Improving pupil’s behaviour and attendance

 

You will find a full copy of the report in the link below. The report details all of the positive achievements of the school and also provides very helpful and full information about where we need to do better. Please rest assured that we remain focused on continued improvement.

With the support of parents and students, together we can continue to raise the bar of expectation for ourselves as to what each and every one of our students can achieve.

The Department of Education (DfE) publish secondary school results/tables every January. This link will take you to the latest data they published for our school.

Documents

Ofsted Reports Date  
Section 5 Report - April 2019 20th May 2019 Download
Section 8 Monitoring Letter 02nd Nov 2017 Download