GLF Schools

GLF Schools

GLF Schools was founded in 2012 in order to enable the federation of Glyn School (an academy in 2011) and Danetree Junior School. Together, we began our journey to become a MAT of more than 1000 talented staff working with over 10,000 children in 40 schools across 5 regions in southern England.



An integral part of Meridian High School is Pinnacle; our enhanced learning provision (ELP). At Meridian, we are proud to offer personalised learning for all students, including those who have been identified as requiring additional support; liaising with students and parents to arrange the best possible provision so that all students can reach their potential.

  • Inclusive education caters for the needs of all students.
  • Inclusive practice are strategies and methods that ensure all learners can access education.
  • It is important that all learners feel valued and supported where every students needs are being met.
  • Personalised provision that has been deliberately designed to support the needs of our students.
  • This includes literacy and language, neurological differences and social, emotional and mental health.

Pinnacle is a hub of learning. As part of our students’ personalised learning experience, we offer an alternative curriculum provision (/2065/alternative-curriculum), including:

Neurological Differences Provisions:

Literacy and Language Provisions:

Thw purpose of the literacy and language provision is to support students to become effective communicators both verbally and in writing. We aim to challenge all students to use Standard English and high level vocabulary as tools to present the best version of themselves in education and beyond. Promote students to become avid readers of both fiction and non-fiction text and our goal is to foster a love of reading for pleasure

  • Speech and Language Sessions
  • Literacy Sessions (including Lexia and Dyslexia Gold)
  • Numeracy & Literacy Catch-Up
  • A Reading Buddy Scheme (coming February 2022)

As well as offering academic support, Pinnacle is a key pastoral provision for students with ASD or SLCN. Some students attend a Pinnacle tutor group and have a Pinnacle form tutor, others access the provision as a safe social space at break and lunch times. Our two sensory rooms are equipped with the tools and resources that students can use to help them refocus and prepare themselves for learning.

SEND LEaders

Pinnacle Teaam Pic

Please click the link to watch the Pinnacle video

The Graduated Approach

Graduated approach

At Meridian High School we use the Graduated Approach to supportg our students. An effective Graduated Approach draws on more detailed approaches, more frequent review and more specialist expertise in successive cycles in order to match interventions to an individual child or young person's needs.

Students who continue to face challenges in their learning, despite receiving high-quality teaching, are likely to need additional strategies, or different provision, in order to meet their needs. The SEND Code of Practice states that, for these learners, teachers are required to remove barriers to learning and put effective special educational provision in place through SEN support.

This SEN support takes the form of a four-part cycle (assess, plan, do, review). Through this cycle, actions are reviewed and refined as understanding of a student’s needs and the support required to help them secure good outcomes increases. This is known as the graduated approach.