Student Support

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Student Support2018-10-19T00:42:25+00:00

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ur School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all students. Our teaching staff, psychologist and pedagogue make sure that students with special education needs are not disadvantaged, and support them in reaching their full potential within the school environment.

PSYCHOLOGIST AND PEDAGOGUE

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ur on-site school psychologist and pedagogue guidance and assistance is focused on recognition of student individual needs and reinforcing student potential and self-esteem. Central to this effort is social, intellectual, emotional and motoric behaviour observation. The psychologist, teaching and administrative staff work closely together to devise the best support and intervention plans adjusted to students’ individual needs.

Children with special educational needs may need extra help in a range of areas, including reading, writing, understanding information, expressing themselves or understanding what others are saying, making friends, interacting with adults or organising themselves.

We support the area related to behavior and emotions. Psychological care in the case of behavioral disorders should cover the whole system in which the child grows – the family, the school and, of course, the individual experiencing educational problems. That is why it is so important for our intervention team to closely cooperate with parents to ensure optimal support conditions.

At MERIDIAN school, we understand that each person is unique and we take account of our students’

individual needs while helping them to achieve their potential. If your child is making slower

progress or having particular problems in one area, they may be given extra help – usually at school,

sometimes with the help of school specialists. Sometimes help can be given from specialists outside

the school.

If you share with us any previous psycho-educational reports or identified areas of learning difficulty,

we will be better able to understand and support the needs of your child.

GIFTED AND TALENTED STUDENTS

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t is also important for us to support exceptionally talented students, and thus to provide conditions for the development and expansion of the possibilities of self-development. Our School is committed to supporting students who demonstrate capabilities beyond their grade level, especially in the area of maths, arts or language. Specially designed programmes and support systems enable our staff to apply an individual learning track for students who are well ahead of their peers. We encourage our gifted students to meet their individualized education goals by applying special practices and encouraging them to participate in both internal and external programmes, projects and competitions.

iMERIDIAN

What is iMeridian?

iMeridian is a program which aims to help children who need extra lessons to catch up with the program as well as to prepare gifted students for various competitions and olympiads. The extra lessons are conducted by qualified and experienced teachers, both individually and in groups.

iMeridian courses take place during the weekdays and Saturdays. We try to provide our students with not only academic courses  but also with extracurricular activities such as chess, taekwondo, etc.

iMeridian courses address our students as well as their parents and relatives.

The courses iMeridian provides are listed below:

English

Polish

Spanish

Maths

Early Childhood Education (ECE)

Speech Therapy

Taekwondo

HEALTH SUPPORT

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t Meridian, we adopt a holistic approach to education, which focuses on developing each child’s full intellectual, emotional, social, physical, and creative potentials. Our health support team includes a nurse, psychologist and speech therapist. We take great care to consult widely and cater for the special needs of our students with food allergies, metabolic disorders and chronic diseases. We make sure that our teachers understand the principles of treatment of a given chronic disease and are aware of the need to observe the child in case o

Each year, our staff receive extensive first aid courses, and are provided with a number of online safety and health-related trainings and workshops, including: child protection, child protection in sport and active leisure, mental wellbeing in children and young people, special educational needs and disability code of practice and many more.

The challenge for educational institutions are younger, dependent children who need to be helped in everyday duties resulting from chronic diseases.

It is important that the teacher understands the principles of treatment of a given chronic disease, he was aware of the need to observe the child and was guided by common sense. For the Meridian school, a condition for safe stay of a chronically ill child under the care of teachers or carers is also to ensure contact between the parent and the institution.

EXPATRIATE FAMILIES

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ur school is a popular choice for many expatriate families. We actively support foreign students and their families relocating to Poland, introducing them to the

Summer intensive language course

Language courses for students

Foreigners and Polish families relocating to Poland