Develop teaching and learning to better support less able students

10 May, 2016

Sue Warner, Principal of Melland High School, an ‘Outstanding’ SEND specialist academy, explains how schools can develop teaching and learning to better support less able students. In my role as principal of a specialist SEND cademy and through partnership working, I’m regularly asked by other professionals how our provision differs from mainstream settings. Whilst I understand the interest in specialist facilities such as a sensory studio or hydrotherapy pool, I feel that in focussing on resources, equipment […]

Tablets: a hindrance or a help?

16 September, 2015

Tom Bennett recently claimed that tablets should be taken out of the classroom. Is he right? In The Sunday Times, new school behavior tsar Bennett is quoted: “Schools are increasingly giving kids iPads, even primary schools. I am not a fan of that. There is absolutely no research evidence that giving kids technology helps them learn. […]

Melland and Cedar Mount Students Provide Heels 4 Hearts

18 May, 2015

Students and staff at schools from Melland High School and Cedar Mount Academy have taken part in Good Morning Britain’s ‘Heels 4 Hearts’ campaign, as part of a national effort to improve awareness of cardiovascular health. ‘Heels 4 Hearts’, supported by the British Heart Foundation (BHF), aims to provide every secondary school in the UK […]

Fit Families Day at Melland High School

01 May, 2015

Melland High School’s first ‘Fit Families’ event took place on 30th April 2015 and was incredibly successful. The aim of the event was to engage our parents/carers and pupils in a fun and interactive way, enabling them to gain knowledge in health, fitness & wellbeing. The event was extremely well attended and was thoroughly enjoyed […]

Melland High School Shortlisted In TES Awards

01 May, 2015

Melland High School has been shortlisted by the Times Educational Supplement (TES) Awards for its exceptional performance as a special educational needs school. Celebrating their seventh year, the TES Awards recognise teachers and support staff who constantly strive to advance current levels of education through commitment, quality and innovation. Melland has been recognised in the […]