Supporting SEND students
Meridian High school is committed to delivering a personalised education that ensures each student makes strong progress and meaningful life outcomes.
Staff at Meridian High School work to ensure that students’ needs are met in the mainstream classroom as much as possible. Staff in the SEND department work with teachers and other colleagues in all subjects to ensure that work set is adapted and appropriate. Staff are given strategies to support each individual student, providing materials and training to aid where necessary. Where more individualised support or teaching is required, this is usually led by an individual in the SEND department.
We also work closely with a range of professionals outside school to provide informed pastoral support and to support learning, based on students’ specific, individual needs.
Listening to children and young people, working with parents, and listening to their aspirations to achieve the most appropriate provision, is a key element in all our work. We have multiple stratgies that include SALT sessions, Lexia, Dyslexia Gold, Lego Therapy alongside our curriculum support groups and extended curriculum sessions that enable use as a team to work with the students and parents in ensuring the curriculum is right for them and their future.
If parents have concerns with their child’s support and academic progress, they are encouraged to talk, in the first instance to the child’s tutor or their PWL.
Year 7P tutor: Mrs Harrison (email@example.com) and Mr Regelous (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Year 8P tutor: Mrs Rapley (email@example.com)
Year 9P tutor: Mrs Ongley (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Year 10P tutor: Miss Clarke (email@example.com)
Year 11P tutor: Mrs Leonards (firstname.lastname@example.org)
For all other SEND information or concerns please email: SEND@meridianhigh.london
Head of Pinnacle: Mrs Harrisoon (email@example.com)
Administrative support: Mrs Patten (firstname.lastname@example.org)
SENDCo: Miss Stimspon (email@example.com)
Inclusion and Physical / Emotional wellbeing and resilience
The Pinnacle and Summit team provides behaviour and wellbeing support service to students across all year groups at MHS. The provision has the following aims and purpose:
- To support emotional wellbeing and resilience and identify learning differences and barriers
- To reduce the number of fixed-term / permanent exclusions / students educated in off-site Alternative Provision and to improve students’ behaviour and progress
- To provide welfare / pastoral support to all students through personalised targeted support interventions
- To provide advice, support and training to all staff in relation to pastoral support, emotional wellbeing and behaviour management
All students identified and referred receive a 1:1 support and advice session which develops the personalised provision that will meet the needs of the student and outline the support needed for the student to be successful. This is reviewed regularly with the students and parents.
Deliberately designed SEMH workshops and Thrive sessions have been constructed to support the emotional and social needs of our students in order to become successful learners and progress to their next steps.
Support takes the form of one or more of the following:
In line with the 2014 Department for Education Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Code of Practice: 0-25 years, the following documents are available below for your reference:
In May 2022, we launched our SEND transition days which included taster sessions of our extended curriculum interventions. Year 6 SEND students from all of our feeder primary schools were invited to attend a transition day to enable them to see the range of activities and support available to them at Meridian High School.
Success for our students