Issue 5 - 5 October 2018

 

 

 

 

Issue 5 - 5 October 2018

Head Boy and Head Girl Appointments

Every year we choose a Head Boy and a Head Girl.  This is a responsible position as they will represent the whole school at various events, meet guests, attend and speak at Celebration of Achievement Evening and set an example to other students in the school. Staff nominate pupils for these positions, and then the Sixth Form pupils vote for who they feel would be best suited for the position.  I am delighted to announce that the Head Boy is Curtis F and the Head Girl is Catherine B.  

Congratulations Curtis and Catherine and good luck in your new position!  

Mr Bunker—Assistant Head, Sixth Form


Meet the Tutor Evening

Thank you to all who attended Meet the Tutor evening last week. We had our best

attendance ever with 59% of pupils represented. Apologies for our oversight in not providing refreshments for you, we will make sure they are there next time! 

Mrs Rigby welcomed those of you who gave your view on what would be 'Positive and Possible' at Meadow. Some suggestions included:

  • More trips to museums and galleries;
  • A trip to a local pantomime;
  • Another activity holiday (like the Devon trip) at a later date in the year;
  • A homework portal for parents to use at home with their child.

To gather more opinions on what you would like to see at Meadow there are two more 'Positive and Possible' events this term:

  • Monday 12th November 9.30-10.45am
  • Tuesday 27th November 1.00-2.15pm. 

Parking will be available for both events but cars will need to vacate the site by 2.30pm after the afternoon session to allow transport on site. Tea and coffee will be served.

Please reserve your place either by emailing the school at meadow@meadowhighschool.org or by phoning the School’s Reception.

We look forward to seeing you and hearing your ideas.


The Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT) work with teaching staff and parents to support our learners with accessing the curriculum and to further develop their physical, communication,  social, emotional, independence and life skills. We work in an integrated way with teaching staff, to ensure the best outcomes for our learners. This involves Therapists and Rehabilitation

Assistants assessing students and obtaining information from teaching staff for the purpose of assessment, and discussing relevant information with educational staff for the purpose of

planning therapy and interventions. Our role is to ensure students’ needs are being met and that therapy recommended on their Education, Health and Care Plans is being delivered. 

For those of you who were able to meet with members of the Multi-disciplinary team during Meet the tutor's evening, it was lovely to have the opportunity to meet you.  

For parents/carers who we didn't get to see, we would like to invite you to our coffee morning on Friday 12th October 2018 at 11:00am – 12:30pm in the library, for refreshments and to meet the team and to find out more about what we do in school. We look forward to seeing you there. 

More about MDT is on the school website:  www.meadowhighschool.org/Our School/Therapies

 

Ms B Odedra—MDT Lead and Occupational Therapist


 


 Reminder:  School Photographs

Please remember to return orders for School Photographs by
Monday 8 October.  

Please use the envelope provided with the proofs and remember to
include payment with your order. 

Thank you



Pupil images on social media

At Meadow High School we understand the value of a picture memory of important events in your child's life.

We are happy to allow families and friends to take photos of their child as long as any image which has any part of another child in it is not posted on social media. 

Please respect this arrangement so that families and friends can continue to capture those precious moments


On Monday, Meadow staff supported the Macmillan Coffee Morning appeal by having a cake sale.  Despite being a staff-only event we managed to eat lots of cake and raise over £116.00 for Macmillan Cancer Support.   To find out more about the Macmillan charity and the work they do to support cancer patients, please visit their website  www.macmillan.org.uk


 

How to Deal with Bogus Callers

The school receives regular information updates from Hillingdon Police, the local Neighbourhood Watch and London Borough of Hillingdon.

We recently received a circular  “How to Deal with Bogus Callers” (issued by Hillingdon Trading Standards).  Whilst we do not wish to alarm families, we thought the information was really useful and worthwhile sharing, as these types of crime are unfortunately becoming more common in our community.    Please find the circular attached at the end of this Bulletin.

A translatable version of the Circular is on the School Website under Parents/Useful Information


Hillingdon Dads are a support group of carers of children with disabilities and SEN.    They run various social groups and activities which may be of interest to families. 

Saturday Drop In Sessions are held regularly, the next one being on 6 October from 12.00-3.00pm at the Mencap Hillingdon South Hall, Harlington Road, Hillingdon.  Here, children can have fun whilst their parents/carers get a chance to meet other carers and get information and support.  Free entry for all disabled children, carers, mums and dads and siblings of disabled children. There will be a soft play area, sensory den and activities.   

They are also organising a Halloween Party for disabled children on 27 October from 1pm—4pm, and a Christmas Market (date to be confirmed).

Full details/posters of these events are on the School Website. 

Alternatively, please visit  www.hillingdondads.org.uk for full details about the group, these events and more future events.


Hillingdon Autistic Care & Support (HACS) are a local charity for children and young people on the autism spectrum.  They have family support services, training, events and recreation opportunities.  Here are some forthcoming workshops which may be of interest.

 

Understanding Autism

Thursday 18th October 2018 10am – 1pm

OR Thursday 6th December 2018 6:30pm – 9:30pm

For parents, carers and professionals

This workshop explores the differences associated with autism.

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Autism and Anxiety

Tuesday 30th October 2018 10am – 1pm

OR Thursday 1st November 2018

6:30pm – 9:30pm

For Parents, carers and professionals

This workshop will explore the underlying causes of stress and anxiety in relation to autistic differences, including how these may be expressed by autistic people.

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Autism: Promoting Positive Behaviour
Tuesday 20th November 2018 10am – 1pm
OR Thursday 22nd November 2018 6:30pm – 9:30pm

For Parents, carers and professionals

This workshop will explore the underlying causes and function of behaviour that causes concern and distress.

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More information is on the School Website or Please visit their website for further information www.hacs.org.uk


Letters Home

 

Letter to Class YA

Re:  Out in the Community

 

Letter to selected pupils only

Panathlon Football

 

Letter to Whole School

Scouting Group Committee

 

Letter to selected pupils

Script Writers Club

 

Letter to selected pupils

South London Special League

 

Letter to Year 10

Trip to Bekonscot Village

 

Upcoming Events

 

10 October  2018

ASD Coffee Morning—10.00-11.00am

 

12 October 2018

MDT Coffee Morning

11.00-12.30—Library

 

22-26 October 2018

HALF TERM SCHOOL HOLIDAY

Back  to School Mon 29.10.18  9am

 

5-9 November 2018

Humanities Faculty Week

 

12 November 2018

Positive & Possible Coffee Morning

9.30am—10.45am

 

15 November 2018

Dyspraxia Group Coffee Morning 10am in Library

 

Friday 16 November 2018

Children In Need Day

 

21 November 2018

ASD Coffee Morning

10.00-11.00am

 

27 November 2018

Positive & Possible Coffee Afternoon

1.00pm—2.15pm

 

29 November 2018

Celebration of Achievement Evening

(Year 11 & Sixth Form—Invite only)

 

5-7 December 2018

Christmas Show Week

 

19 December 2018

ASD Coffee Morning

10.00-11.00am

 

19 December 2018

Lower School Christmas Lunch

 

20 December 2018

Upper School Christmas Lunch

 

21 December 2018

Big Breakfast

Last Day of Term—2pm Finish

 

22,12.18—6.1.19

SCHOOL HOLIDAY

Back to School 7.1.19—9am

 

16 January 2019

ASD Coffee Morning—10am

 

24 January 2019

Dyspraxia Coffee Morning

10.00am—11.00am—Library

 

14 & 15 February 2019

Two Annual Review Days

school is closed to pupils