Issue 6 - 13 October 2017


Issue 6 - 13 October 2017

Parent Governors Appointed  

Further to the request for nominations for the two Parent Governor vacancies I am pleased to let you know that two nominations were received by the closing date.  Therefore, John Goodbody and Sabih Khan have been duly appointed unopposed.  Your other Parent Governors are Huma Mirza and Ricky Mills.  The Parent Governors are important members of the Governing Body, giving a parent perspective and using their professional skills and expertise to support the school.  If you would like to find out more about the role of the Governing Body and the Governors please see the informationpublished on the school’s website or contact me. Gill Duncan—Clerk to the Governors

Work Experience

Do you know a business who might be willing to host Meadow Pupils for Work Experience Placements?  Work experience placements are a crucial part of gaining skills, knowledge, experience and independence for many of our pupils.  Most recently these placements have also led to pupils being able to participate in supported internships, leading onto full time employment.

We have two forms of Work Experience(WEX) at Meadow, 'External and Supported'. For pupils who are able to take part in External placements this starts in Year 11 with a 1 week placement and culminates with a day a week in Year 14.

Year 11 - 1 week Independent/External WEX or 1 week Supported WEX 

Year 12 - 1 week Independent/External WEX or 1 week Supported WEX 

Year 13 - 1 week Independent/External WEX or 1 week Supported WEX 

Year 14 - 1 day a week 

This comes to a total of 10 weeks possible WEX during a pupil’s time at Meadow!

If you have answered YES to any of the above please get in contact with our WEX team so that they can explore possible options with you that may lead to more placement choices being available to our pupils.

We really hope you can help us build a bigger network and look forward to hearing from you.

Head Boy and Head Girl

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 Harry Norris and the Head Girl is Laura Morris.   Congratulations Harry and Laura and good luck in your new position!  Mr Bunker—Asst. Head, Sixth Form

School Nurse

If your child has a health issue and would like to discuss this with the School Nurse please contact Alexandra Read on 01895 485062.

Humanities Faculty — Themed Week

To support building a positive school community that recognises the importance of ‘achieving 

together’ the Humanities Faculty are running a week of fun and activities to celebrate the theme of Cultures / Festivals Around The World on Monday 13th November - Friday 17th November. There will be lots of activities running throughout the week, including trips out to religious places of worship, themed lunches, an evening where we invite parents to bring food from around he world and eat with us, lunchtime talks by staff (and parents) about their own cultures and festivals, classes will be doing research projects on a chosen culture/festival, as well as a non uniform day on the Friday where students will be encouraged to come to school dressed in a national dress of any festival/culture. Friday 17th November is of course Children In Need Day which will be incorporated into our theme. We would like it if parents could also be involved and make this a successful event, be it coming in at lunchtime to do a talk or join us for the evening and enjoy food from around the world. If you would like to be involved please contact
Miss Bhopal on

Non Uniform Day on 22 September

We recently had a non-uniform day to support two charities Genes for Jeans and Wear It Wild.  We are delighted to have raised over £200 !  


If you have not yet returned your order  for your child’s school photo, you still  have time to return it by MONDAY MORNING 16 OCTOBER
LATEST. After this, the order will be sent off, and we cannot accept more orders.  However, you can order directly with Tempest


9 October 2017

Non Uniform Day for Yellow House on Friday 13/10.

10 October 2017

Letter to selected pupils re: South London Special League

Letter to selected pupils re: Pantathlon Football

11 October 2017

Letter to all Year 14s re:

Work Experience event at British Airways



w/c 16 October
WEEK 1 – Summer Menu


23.10.17 – 27.10.17


Monday 30 October
REVIEW DAY for all pupils transferring to an EHCP.

Friday 10 November
ASD Coffee Morning

Monday 13 November to Friday 17 November

Humanities Faculty Themed Week—Cultures/  Festivals Around the World
incorporating Children in Need Day on Friday 17th.

Thursday 23 November

Dyspraxia Group
10am in the Library

Thursday 30 November
Celebration of Achievement Evening

Wednesday 20 December
Last day of term. 2pm finish 2pm