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.

Our Schools

Banbury Region

Banstead Region

Berkshire & Hampshire Region

Caterham Region

Crawley Region

Didcot Region

Epsom Region

London Boroughs

Redhill Region

Sunbury & Camberley Region

Supporting SEND students

VIDEO 1: What do our students think?

VIDEO 2: What do our students think?

Meridian High school is committed to delivering a personalised education that ensures each student makes strong progress and meaningful life outcomes. 

Info 8 Inclusion


SEND-Annual-Information-Report- 2022-2023.pdf
SEND-Annual-Information-Report- 2023-2024.pdf

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.

Info 9 Supporting SEND

SEND polciy 

Contact information:

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 7PA tutor: Miss Adamson (

Year 7PB tutor: Miss Fowler (

Year 8P tutor: Miss Jeffrey (

Year 9P tutor: Mrs Rapley (

Year 10P tutor: Mrs Ongley (

Year 11P tutor: Miss Clarke (


For all other SEND information or concerns please email:

Administrative support: Mrs Patten (

Head of Pinnacle: Miss Adamson (

SENDCo: Miss Stimspon (

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:

Making conversations with schools count

SEND drop in contact details

LSS information for school websites Autumn 2023.pdf

Section 69 (2) of the Children and Family Act 2014

Regulation 51 and schedule 1 of the Special Educational Needs and Disability Regulations 2014

Section 6 of the SEN and Disability code of practice 0-25 years

SEND Local Offer

CLSS Brochure 2023.pdf


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.

SEND transition

Success for our students









Page Downloads Date  
2021 Jan SEND Family Newsletter 01st Feb 2021 Download
SEND Information Report 2018-2019 Date  
SEND Parent Newsletter 12th Jun 2020 Download
VIDEO 2022 11 11 07 52 16 12th Nov 2022 Download