Pinnacle and Summit
Pinnacle and Summit
All students have the right to achieve their maximum academic and social potential. The SEND and Inclusion policy for Meridian High school and the Pinnacle and Summit seeks to promote this by providing equality of access and opportunity to all areas of the curriculum. Students are taught in an environment where they receive equal respect and in which their individuality is valued.
At Meridian we believe that all students have learning differences rather than learning difficulties and it is our policy to identify and assess these differences and ensure that learning is supported and differentiated to ensure outstanding progress is made by all students.
The Learning Support Services department also offer a range of support to develop student wellbeing and resilience and the support within the classroom, this includes; drop-in sessions, student assessments, exam support, in class training and observations from the Inclusion and Behaviour Leader, specialist advice/input within the classroom, and a developing Learning Support Services resource base within the LSS and Enhanced Learning Provision.
The information below gives you an overview of the Pinnacle and Summit and what we offer including a range of documents you may find useful.
The Pinnacle and Summit at Meridian High School provides students on the autistic spectrum a safe, calm and inclusive environment in order to support their access to mainstream education.
We have an individualised approach where each student has a personalised timetable and curriculum offer. We offer a life skills based curriculum at both Key Stage 3 and 4. We also provide a high level of support through specialist teachers in the Pinnacle and Summit and learning mentor support in the mainstream lessons.
There are 30 places available within the Pinnacle and Summit and students are referred by Croydon’s special educational needs team. Students must have an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) with a primary need of ASD.
If you feel your child may benefit from a place in the Pinnacle and Summit, please feel free to contact Mrs Desmaree Grant, SENDCO firstname.lastname@example.org or Mr Cook, Deputy Headteacher email@example.com to arrange a visit