The Student Planner
One of the key ways that staff at Meriden communicate with parents is through the Student Planner. Teachers write notes about homework and organisation in the planner, and it is where students keep a record of their day-to-day tasks and deadlines. It is also used to record when students leave class and if they need to leave school early or arrive late.
The Student Planner is checked and signed weekly by pastoral tutors and used as a prompt to check student progress and behaviour. These checks by tutors often prompt conversations that help us anticipate areas of need or challenges students might be facing.
It is important the Student Planner is also checked and signed by parents each week as it ensures parents are aware of ongoing feedback given by classroom teachers and pastoral staff, as well as what is coming up.
Police Liaison Talk
Today, students in Years 7 – 10 attended a presentation from the local police Youth Liaison officers about cyber safety. Over the last few years, there has been a rise in the instances of online abuse experienced by young people globally. Our local police work closely with schools to ensure adolescents are aware of the risks they may encounter online and how to navigate these and seek help when needed.
We encourage you to have a conversation with your daughter about this presentation and ask her what she learnt or what concerns it raised for her about her online activity.
Prefect Afternoon Tea
“Earlier this month, Meriden and Trinity Grammar School Prefects enjoyed an afternoon of eating, socialising and physical activity. It was a wonderful opportunity to establish new relationships, get to know the Trinity Prefects, and discuss how we can thrive in our leadership roles within our community.
We played a friendly game of mixed Netball followed by a Meriden versus Trinity match in which the students’ competitive spirit came out. We then split into groups of four to play Badminton and Dodgeball. There were lots of laughs and smiles throughout the afternoon, and all the School Officers had a lot of fun. It was a great opportunity to get together, and we are looking forward to the next Prefect Afternoon tea at Trinity Grammar School in Term 2,” – Ashley Jackson, Year 12 Prefect