Parent - School Communication

Messages 

To help ensure that messages are received please can parents and carers NOT send messages via the Transport Assistant.  

Please write in the child's Link Book, email the class tutor or call the School Reception directly (01895 443310).

Thank you

Calls to Staff 

To help you make contact with the most appropriate person to assist you when you call the school, our Reception Team will ask what your call is regarding. Please take a moment to inform the team member if this is a general inquiry, subject specific enquiry eg. Maths or a concern or complaint. 

In most cases you will be directed to your child's Form Tutor. They will not always be
immediately available but the receptionist will take a message, including the level of urgency, and will pass this on.

For subject specific issues this may be a Subject Teacher or Faculty Leader. Again, if they are not available a message will be passed to them.

Occasionally, you may be directed to the Assistant Head Teacher for your child's Team, or the Deputy Head Teacher (Ms Caddell).

Calls for Mrs Rigby (Head Teacher) will go to her PA.

Should you wish to email rather than leave a message our reception team will give you the
appropriate email addreCi
 

 

Conduct 

At Meadow High School we believe that relationships and communication between the school, parental community and the wider community should be positive. To ensure this we expect all adults to conduct themselves in a calm and respectful manner, whether this be whilst on the school premises, when making contact by telephone or through email.

Staff are expected to behave professionally during a difficult situation and where possible invite another colleagues to support them to resolve the situation efficiently and calmly.

The vast majority of parents, carers and visitors are very supportive of the school and model exemplary behaviour whilst on the school site or in any communications.

 

Contact Details 

The school must have AT LEAST TWO CONTACT NUMBERS for each student to ensure prompt contact can be made in case of an emergency or sickness.

If you move, change your telephone or mobile number or any contact details PLEASE ENSURE you inform the school of your new details.

Either write the new details in your child's link book or call School Reception on 01895 443310.

Once a year we send out Data Sheets for you to check your information is correct and return to us (we have to do this by law). Please ensure everything is up to date.

Name:
Address:
Telephone:
Mobile Telephone:
Email:

Relationship to pupil:
(for example,  Mother, Aunt, Grandparent)

Appointments 

Leaving School During the Day

If you need to collect your son or daughter during the school day, or bring them in late, because they have an appointment, eg doctor, dentist, hospital,orthadontist, counselling etc, during school time, please ensure you inform the school BEFORE the day of the appointment.  

Please ENSURE the class tutor knows, in advance, the time you will be collecting them, so they can have your child ready in Reception.  Please write a message in your child's link book and/or call School Reception.    Please also see Our School/Pupil Welfare.

Thank you.

After School Clubs 

If your child attends an after school club please ensure you
collect them promptly afterwards.  

If your child is not attending a club one week, please let
the school know in advance so we can ensure
messages get passed on to the relevant people.

For an up to date list of School Clubs please click here

Money 

Please can all money sent into school be in a
sealed envelope, clearly labelled as follows:

Child's Name:
Class:
Purpose of Money:
(eg. Dinner Money)

Thank you.