School Letters Home 

Meadow High School 

Royal Lane, Hillingdon, Middlesex UB8 3QU
Telephone: (01895) 443310 
Fax: (01895) 420925 

Email: meadow@meadowschool.co.uk 
Website:  www.meadowhighschool
.org

 Headteacher: Mrs Jenny Rigby


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To all pupils in RED HOUSE / RED TEAM

20th June 2018

Dear Parent / Carer,

Re: Sports Day

This year’s annual Sports Day will take place on Thursday 28th June. Children should come into school wearing their PE Kit, there is no need to wear school uniform as the event will last all day. Children will need to wear a T-Shirt in their team colour.

Your child is in the RED team so they should wear either a red T-shirt or a plain white one if they do not have one.

Students will also need extra water bottles (no glass), suncream (should be applied at home) and a cap / sun hat.

kind Regards,

Mr. M Vincent

PE Faculty Leader

 @MeadowPE

 


To al pupils in YELLOW HOUSE / YELLOW TEAM

20th June 2018

Dear Parent / Carer,

Re: Sports Day

This year’s annual Sports Day will take place on Thursday 28th June. Children should come into school wearing their PE Kit, there is no need to wear school uniform as the event will last all day. Children will need to wear a T-Shirt in their team colour.

Your child is in the YELLOW team so they should wear either a yellow T-shirt or a plain white one if they do not have one.

Students will also need extra water bottles (no glass), suncream (should be applied at home) and a cap / sun hat.

Kind regards,

 

Mr. M Vincent

PE Faculty Leader

 @MeadowPE

 


To all pupils in BLUE HOUSE / BLUE TEAM

20th June 2018

Dear Parent / Carer,

Re: Sports Day

This year’s annual Sports Day will take place on Thursday 28th  June. Children should come into school wearing their PE Kit, there is no need to wear school uniform as the event will last all day. Children will need to wear a T-Shirt in their team colour.

Your child is in the BLUE team so they should wear either a blue T-shirt or a plain white one if they do not have one.

Students will also need extra water bottles (no glass), suncream (should be applied at home) and a cap / sun hat.

Kind Regards,

Mr. M Vincent

PE Faculty Leader

 @MeadowPE


Letter to all pupils in GREEN HOUSE / GREEN TEAM

20th June 2018

Dear Parent / Carer,

Re: Sports Day

This year’s annual Sports Day will take place on Thursday 28th June. Children should come into school wearing their PE Kit, there is no need to wear school uniform as the event will last all day. Children will need to wear a T-Shirt in their team colour.

Your child is in the GREEN team so they should wear either a green T-shirt or a plain white one if they do not have one.

Students will also need extra water bottles (no glass), suncream (should be applied at home) and a cap / sun hat.

Kind Regards,

Mr. M Vincent

PE Faculty Leader

 @MeadowPE


   

Letter to selected pupils

20th June 2018

Dear Parents/Carers

 

Dance Workshop Wednesday 11th July 3.15-4.15

Your child ______________________ has been selected to take part in a dance workshop on

site at Meadow High school, with dance teachers from Performing Arts Company Collective 31.

 

They have been chosen to enjoy a professional contemporary dance style workshop as part of a celebration of their achievement for their hard work this year within Dance and Performing Arts.

 

Please can they bring a water bottle and change of clothes with them, on Wednesday after school 3.15-4.15, to allow them to take part


If there are any questions please contact myself.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Miss M Kalia

Dance/Drama Lead

…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….…

REPLY SLIP – Dance workshop Collective 31 – please return to Miss Kalia

 

Dance Workshop Wednesday 11th July 3.15-4.15

 

I give permission for my son/daughter to join the dance workshop.

 

         I will collect my son/daughter at 4.15 promptly

Or

                My child is an independent traveler, I am happy for them to make their own way home at
               4.15 and I have signed and returned the permission form to the school office

 

Child name                                                        Class

 

Emergency contact details:                                                                                       

(name)

 

Medication needed during this time

 

 


 

Letter to 10 SK & 10BA

20th June 2018

Dear Parents / Carers,

Woburn Safari Park

To support your child with their learning in PSHCE, we have arranged an educational visit to Woburn Safari Park to assist with their studies on Community. The event will be taking place on Friday 6th July.

 

They will need to be at school for 7.30am for a 7.45am leave. They will require a healthy packed lunch, if your child is eligible for free school meals then one will be provided. We aim to be back to school in time for normal transport. If there are any delays we will contact you on the number you leave below. Please indicate if your child is an independent traveller on the slip below.

 

The voluntary contribution required from parents is £9.00 for the park entry. However, if we do not raise enough money then the trip may be cancelled. You might like to provide your child with a small amount of spending money (maximum £5.00) to spend in the gift shop.

 

Please complete and return the below reply slip as soon as possible. If you have any queries please feel free to contact us.

 

Kind Regards,

Miss Khan                                           Mr Anstee                  

10ZK Form Tutor                                10BA Form Tutor

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­­­REPLY SLIP: Woburn Safari Park – please return to Mr Anstee or Miss Khan

 

I am aware that my child ……………………………………….…………….…has a trip to the Woburn Safari Park on Friday 6th July.

 

I acknowledge that my child must be at school for 7.30am.

 

My child is entitled to a free school meal, please provide a packed lunch

Choice of sandwich (please circle)     Tuna    /    Cheese    /    Egg

 

 

My child is an independent traveller and will make their own way home after the event

 

My emergency contact details are        ______________________________________

 

Signed:                                                       __________________________      

 


Letter to Year 11 and Sixth Form pupils only

19th June 2018

Dear Parents / Carers

Year 11 & 6th Form Prom – Thursday 12th July 2018

To celebrate the achievements of our Year 11 and 6th Form students, we will be holding our school Prom on Thursday 12th July 2018 between 7:30pm and 10:00pm in the school hall.  We have spoken to the students and included all their favourites.  The theme is a secret for now though posters are up and I think the ticket will give the game away - it’s very hard to keep a secret from them as you know, but moonlight will reveal what is hidden...

The dress code is smart/casual.  Due to the kind support of staff we have been able to keep the costs down and the tickets are a bargain at £8.00 per person.  The ticket price will include entrance, disco and three course sit-down meal [your child will bring home a menu to choose from once they have purchased a ticket].  Tickets will not be available for purchase on the door they must be purchased in advance.  Tickets are restricted to Meadow High School students in Years 11, 12, 13 & 14 only to ensure that everyone has a good time.  

Tickets are on sale NOW! If you would like your child to attend, please complete the slip below and return to us in room 15.  Miss Lennon’s Salon is open again this year, if your child would like support with hair and nails to help them to feel fabulous on the night  please tick the box on the slip and we will contact you to arrange a suitable time – first come, first served.

We hope very much that all students will attend as the evening is a celebration of their shared experiences at Meadow High School and the journey they have all been on together.  If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us.  Many thanks for your support.

Yours faithfully,

Anne Sugden & Jennie Markham

On behalf of the Prom Committee

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Re:  Year 11, 12, 13 & 14 Summer Prom 2018 – Thursday 12th July 2018

 

I give my permission for my child …………………………………... to attend the above event.  

 

( )    I enclose £8.00 to purchase a ticket.

( )    I will be collecting my child at 10:00pm.  Tel. no………………………………………………...

( )    My child will be collected by ………………………………….Tel. no…………………………...

( )    I give my permission for my child to make their own way home.

( )    My child would like an appointment at Miss Lennon’s salon:  hair / nails (please circle)

 

Signed……………………………………………….……..         Date…………………………………..

 

PRINT NAME: ………………………………………….......................................................................


Letter to Whole School

Dear Parents/Carers,

I am writing to inform you that we are now taking ticket bookings for this year’s production of West End High

There are two performances:

Thursday 5th July @ 7pm.

Friday 6th July @ 11am.

Due to the size of our hall, tickets are limited, so they will, therefore, be distributed on a first come first served basis.

We are not charging for tickets; however there will be collection buckets at both performances with all proceeds going towards supporting the school’s Performing Arts work and future productions.

You are warmly invited to the Meadow High School End of Year Art Exhibition. Please come to see the exciting Entry Level, GCSE, A Level Art work and work from our collaborative projects during Arts Meets Science week produced by all classes in the school from 5:30pm and 6:45pm on Thursday the 5th July before the show. We look forward to your visit and hope you will come along and see even if your child does not study art at the moment. Snacks and drinks will be provided.

Please complete the slip below and return to school stating which show you would like tickets for and how many.

Guests will be let in at 6.45 for the show to start at 7.00pm. The cast are to be dropped back at school at 5.30 to prepare.

Many thanks for your continuing support,

Miss Kalia

Lead Dance Teacher

………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

REPLY SLIP – School Production Tickets – please return to Miss Kalia

Pupil’s name:   ……………………………………………………….  Form:  …………

 
 

 

 

            Thursday 5th July @ 7pm.

 

I would like …..….. tickets for West End High

 I would also like to attend the Art and Design Exhibition before the performance.

 
 

 

 

            Friday 6th July @ 11am.

 

I would like …….... tickets for West End High

 

Signed: ……………………………………   Please PRINT Name: ………………………………….………

 

 


Letter to Year 14s

June 2018

 

Dear Parent / Carers.

As part of your child’s Life Skills lesson and AQA coursework, we will be travelling to Frankie and Bennys in Uxbridge on Thursday 21st June 2018 to compare the costs of eating out to cooking a meal at home.

We will be travelling by mini bus, leaving school at 1.00pm and returning to school for 3pm.

We would like to ask for a donation of £10 to cover the cost of your child’s meal and drink.

If you do not wish for your child to take part, please state below.

If you have any enquires please feel free to contact us.

Yours faithfully,

 

 

Miss H Pasma & Mr C Morgan

Life Skills Teachers

…….……………………………………………………………………………………………………..

 

Re: Life Skills Trip: Thursday 21st June 2018

 

I give permission for my child ……………………………………….…………….…to attend Frankie and Bennys.

 

(  ) My child will bring a donation of £10 in advance of trip.

 

(  ) I do not wish for my child to attend this trip.

 

Signed (Parent/Carer): …………………………………………… Date: …………………………..

 

Reply slip returned to Miss. Pasma or Mr. Morgan

 


Letter to selected pupils only

 

14 June 2018

Dear Parents / Carers,

Re: South London Special League

Your child has been selected to represent Meadow High School at the above event. The event will be taking place on Wednesday 20th June. For this event please no studs / blade boots are allowed, only astros or moulded boots can be worn and they must have shin pads (FA rules).

They will need to be at school for 7.30am for a 7.45am leave. They will require a packed lunch, if your child is eligible for free school meals then one will be provided, but please indicate which sandwich they would like. We aim to be back to school in time for transport. If there are any delays we will contact you on the number you leave below. Please indicate if your child is an independent traveller on the slip below.

Please complete and return the below reply slip as soon as possible.

Kind Regards,

Mr. M. Vincent

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­­­REPLY SLIP: South London Special League – 20th June - please return to Mr. Vincent

 

      I give permission for my child __________________________ to take part in the South London

      Special League. I acknowledge that my child must be at school for 7.30am.

 

     My child has free school meals and would like a:    tuna  /  cheese  /  egg    sandwich
(please circle).

 

My child is an independent traveller and will make their own way home after the event.

 

My emergency contact details are        ______________________________________

 

Signed:                                                       _______________________

 

 


Letter to Selected pupils only

 

14 June 2018

 

Dear Parents / Carers,

Re: London Youth Games Athletics

Your child has been selected to represent Hillingdon Borough at the London Youth Games Athletics on Wednesday 27th June. They need to arrive at school for 07:15 to leave via coach at 07:30. They will then need to be collected from school at 16:00. If they are independent travellers they may make their own way home.

Your child should come to school in their PE kit. They will also need a healthy packed lunch; if they are entitled to a free school meal then one will be provided, please select choice of sandwich below. Please ensure they have plenty of drink as it is likely to be a hot day. It is advisable for them to have sun cream on, which should be applied at home. If they bring it with them they must apply it themselves.

If you have any queries please don’t hesitate to contact me at school.

Kind Regards,

Mr. M. Vincent
.PE Faculty Leader

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­­­REPLY SLIP: LYF Athletics - PLEASE RETURN TO MR. VINCENT

 

I do / do not give permission for _________________________________ to attend the London Youth Games Athletics event.

 

I acknowledge that I must drop them to Meadow High School for 07:15.

 

  • My child is an independent traveller and will make their own way home.
  • I will pick my child up from school at 16:00
  • My child is entitled to a free school meal.  Please provide a    tuna / cheese / egg (please circle) sandwich

 

My emergency contact details are: ________________________________

 

Signed: ________________________________

 


 

Letter to selected pupils only

13th June 2018

Dear Parent/Carer,

The Variety Club, a charity that supports the school a great deal, has provided your child’s class with free tickets to go and watch the Royal Military School of Music performing their annual children’s concert at Kneller Hall in Twickenham. This will take place on Wednesday the 20th June.

We will be leaving school at 10am and will be back in time for normal transport home at 3.05pm. Your child should wear school uniform.

The trip is free of charge, but could we ask you to provide your child with a healthy packed lunch. If they have a free school meal, then a lunch will be provided for them, please select choice of sandwich below.  Hopefully the sun will be shining! If this is the case, then please ensure you send your child in with a sun hat and plenty of water or squash (no fizzy drinks). We are not allowed to apply sun cream, so please ensure your child comes to school having already had their sun cream applied.

Please complete the attached slip and return it as soon as possible.  If you have any queries please feel free to contact me.  

Yours sincerely,

 

Mr A. Mubarak       

Music Teacher                  

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REPLY-SLIP:  Royal Military School of Music. Children’s Summer Concert.

Wednesday 20th June 2018.

 

Students name……………………………………………………………                                               

 

(  )        I will be providing my child with a healthy packed lunch

 

(  )      My child is entitled to a free school meal and would like a packed lunch provided

 

            (  )  cheese      (  )  tuna       (  ) egg       [please tick choice of sandwich]

           

 

Signed……………………………………………                       Date ……………………………

(Parent / Carer)


Please return to Mr Mubarak 

                                                                                                                     


 

Letter to selected pupils only

 

12 June 2018

 

Dear Parents/ Carers,

Re: Panathalon Girls Only Football Day

Your child has been chosen to attend the Panathalon Girls Only Football Day on Wednesday 11th July. The aim is to get girls active & enjoy football.  The event will be taking place during the school day, so no extra travel arrangements need to be made. On the day your child should come into school in their PE kit and bring a healthy packed lunch. If your child is entitled to a free school meal then one will be provided for them.

If you have any queries please contact me at school.

Kind regards,

 

Mr. Anstee

PE Teacher


 

 

Letter to selected pupils

14 June 2018

Dear Parents / Carers,

Re: South London Special League

Your child has been selected to represent Meadow High School at the above event. The event will be taking place on Wednesday 20th June. For this event please no studs / blade boots are allowed, only astros or moulded boots can be worn and they must have shin pads (FA rules).

They will need to be at school for 7.30am for a 7.45am leave. They will require a packed lunch, if your child is eligible for free school meals then one will be provided, but please indicate which sandwich they would like. We aim to be back to school in time for transport. If there are any delays we will contact you on the number you leave below. Please indicate if your child is an independent traveller on the slip below.

Please complete and return the below reply slip as soon as possible.

Kind Regards,

 

 

 

Mr. M. Vincent

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­­­REPLY SLIP: South London Special League – 20th June - please return to Mr. Vincent

 

      I give permission for my child __________________________ to take part in the South London

      Special League. I acknowledge that my child must be at school for 7.30am.

 

     My child has free school meals and would like a:    tuna  /  cheese  /  egg    sandwich (please circle).

 

My child is an independent traveller and will make their own way home after the event.

 

My emergency contact details are        ______________________________________

 

Signed:                                                       _______________________

 

 

 


 Letter from Friends of Meadow to Whole School

 

12th June 2018

Family BBQ

Friday, 22nd June 201 - 5pm – 8pm

 

Dear Parents/Carers

Friends of Meadow are holding a Family BBQ on Friday 22nd June from 5pm – 8pm.

Live Band (followed by music)

5pm – 6.30pm

BBQ:  Burgers / Hot Dogs / Soft Drinks will be available to buy.

To help raise some funds, we will also have a few games and stalls.

Raffle Tickets will be available to buy on the evening.   Donations for Raffle prizes would be greatly appreciated.

We will be holding a non-uniform day on Friday 22nd June. We would be very grateful if your child could bring in something for the tombola stall: tins, jars, bottles etc.   

Please complete the reply-slip below, so that we have an idea of how many are coming.

Tickets will be available as well on the night!

We hope you will feel able to support Friends of Meadow and we look forward to seeing you and your family at the BBQ.

Yours sincerely

Friends of Meadow

_______________________________________________________________________________

Family BBQ – Friday 22nd June 2018: 5-8pm

 

No of tickets required:  Adults £1                     Children Free

 

I enclose £________

 

Childs Name:   ………………………………………………………………    Class:  ………………………


Letter to selected pupils

 

7th June 2018

Dear Parents / Carers,

Water Sports Day 2018

On Wednesday 13th June, Bisham Abbey will be running their water sports day, the day will run from 09.00-14.30. We have acquired 15 spaces for our students to attend.

This is intended to be a fun day when all participants will be given the opportunity to try stand up paddle boarding, kayaking, wheelie boat and bell boat rides. No previous experience is required but they must confident in the water in the event of a capsize. The centre provides buoyancy aids and all activities are run by qualified instructors and assistants. You child should bring with them a change of clothes and a towel. It is advised that they wear old clothing as they are likely to get wet.

Your child will require a healthy packed lunch, if your child is eligible for free school meals then one will be provided, please indicate below which sandwich they would like. We aim to be back to school in time for transport. If there are any delays we will contact you on the number you leave below.

Please indicate if your child is an independent traveller on the slip below.

Kind Regards,

 

Mr. C. MORGAN

PE Teacher

____________________________________________________________________________________________

REPLY-SLP:  Water Sports Day: please return to Mr. Morgan

 

I give permission for my child __________________________ to take part in the Water Sports Day on Wednesday 13th June.

 

My child has free school meals and would like a:   tuna / cheese / egg    sandwich (please circle).

 

My emergency contact details are: ______________________________

 

                                                                                                                     

Signed: __________________________________


Letter to selected pupils

 Wednesday 6th June 2018

 

Dear Parents/Carers,

As part of Year 10 World of Work vocational subject, we have decided to take the class out to Intu Shopping Centre in Uxbridge to identify different job roles within the shopping centre and to become more familiar with different items each shop sells. This will take place on Wednesday 13th June 2018 during their school day. We plan to leave after break at 11.10am and be there for the duration of two lessons. We will return to school by 12.40pm and therefore pupils will have their lunch as normal at school. We will be traveling by minibus, which will be driven by a qualified trained driver and first aiders will also accompany us.

Pupils will be given an opportunity at the end of the trip to buy some food. Please provide your child with any money for this, however, we will be returning back to school before lunchtime so therefore this is optional.

Yours faithfully,

 


Miss C LePage (World of Work teacher)

Miss C Perry (Class TA)

 


Letter to selected Year 11s

June 2018

Dear Parent/Guardian

I am pleased to offer a Sixth Form place to your son/daughter in September 2018 at  Meadow High School.  I would be grateful if you could complete the form at the foot of this page accepting this place and return the slip to Mr. Bunker.

Further details/information regarding expectations will follow during this term but I must make you aware that there will be an Induction Day on 3rd July at school that your son/daughter will be expected to attend. We will also be holding an informal options evening on June 25th between 3.30pm and 5.00pm where you can have an informal discussion with teachers to answer any questions that you may have. After this you will need to complete an options form and return it to me by Tuesday July 3rd (details to follow)

If you have any questions regarding the above please contact me at school

Yours Sincerely
Mr A. Bunker

Assistant Head/Head of Sixth Form                                                                                                                                                                     

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Meadow High School Sixth Form

I/we are pleased to accept the offer of a place in the Sixth Form commencing September 2018 for my/our son/daughter. I am aware that they will be attending the induction day  on  3rd July  as part of the induction programme.

 

Signed: ------------------------------------- Student name:  ---------------------------------------------


Letter to selected Year 11Thematic pupils

June 2018

Dear   Parent/Guardian

I am pleased to offer a Sixth Form place to your son/daughter in September  2018 at  Meadow High School.  I would be grateful if you could complete the form at the foot of this page accepting this place and return the slip to Mr. Bunker.

Further details/information regarding expectations will follow during this term but I must make you aware that there will be an Induction Day on 3rd July at school that your son/daughter will be expected to attend. Your son/daughter will have a timetable that will focus a lot on life skills and preparing for greater independence. They may also have the opportunity to undertake some relevant options but please note however that some lessons including English, Math’s, WoW, Home Economics and PSHCE will be compulsory.

If you have any questions regarding the above please contact me at school

Yours Sincerely

Mr A. Bunker

Assistant Head/Head of Sixth Form

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Meadow High School Sixth Form

I/we are pleased to accept the offer of a place in the Sixth Form commencing September 2018 for my/our son/daughter. I am aware that they will be attending the induction day on  3rd  July  as part of the induction programme.

 

Signed: ------------------------------------- Student name:  ---------------------------------------------

 



21st May 2018

Re: HOAC Water Sports Day 2017

Dear Parents / Carers,

On Sunday 10th June, HOAC will be running their water sports day, the day will run from 10.30-16.30. We have acquired 30 spaces for our students to attend but all will need to apply for their places. All returns will be placed in a hat and picked at random. On the reply slip below please indicate in which ways you wish to drop off and pick up your child (Meadow 10.00 / HOAC 10.30; Meadow 17.00 / HOAC 16.30). This is intended to be a fun day when all participants will be given the opportunity to try Canoeing, Sailing, Rowing and Motor boat rides. No previous experience is required by they must confident in the water in the event of a capsize. The centre provide buoyancy aids and all activities are run by qualified instructors and assistants. You child should bring with them a packed lunch, a change of clothes and a towel. It is advised that they wear old clothing as they are likely to get wet. This day costs £5 per child but we will not be asking for payment until your child has been given a place. So please wait until you hear that your child has received a place before sending in any money.

Kind Regards,

Mr. M. Vincent
PE Faculty Leader

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Reply slip:

My child ______________________________ would like a place in HOAC water sports day.

I will be dropping them off at (please tick):

  • Meadow High at 10.00
  • HOAC at 10.30

I will be picking them up at (please tick):

  • Meadow High at 17.00
  • HOAC at 16.30

My emergency contact details are: ________________________________________________________


Ofsted

Piccadilly Gate

Store Street

Manchester

M1 2WD

T 0300 123 1231

enquiries@ofsted.gov.uk

www.gov.uk/ofsted

 

21 May 2018

 

Dear parent or carer

Inspection of Meadow High School by Ofsted

We have just told your child's school that we will inspect it on 22 May 2018. The lead inspector will be John Mitcheson, HMI. We are writing to you because we would like to know what you think about the school. Please take a few minutes to read the leaflet which came with this letter. It explains why we inspect schools, and what happens during an inspection.

Your views about the school are important to us

If you are a registered parent or carer of a pupil at the school (including pupils on sick leave or who are temporarily excluded), you can tell us your views about the school by completing Ofsted's online survey, Parent View, at: www.parentview.ofsted.gov.uk.

Parent View asks for your opinion on 12 aspects of your child's school, including the progress made by your child, the quality of teaching, how the school deals with bullying and poor behaviour. It also provides a free-text box for you to make additional comments, if you wish. The inspectors will use the online survey responses when inspecting your child's school. Written comments can also be sent to the school in a sealed envelope, marked confidential and addressed to the inspection team.

To register your views, you will need to provide your email address, which will be held securely. It will not be used for any purpose other than providing access to the online survey. Neither schools nor Ofsted will have access to any email addresses.

Please complete the online survey by noon on 22 May 2018 as this will give the inspection team more time to consider your views. However, we will consider all online responses that are completed during the inspection, although the free-text box facility will not be available after noon on 22 May 2018.

Speaking to an inspector

If you are unable to complete the online survey, it may be possible to speak to an inspector during the inspection, for instance at the start of the school day, or to pass on messages to the inspectors if you are unable to speak to them in person. Inspection administrators will be happy to make the necessary arrangements. If concerns are raised about child protection, we may have to pass the information we receive to social services or the police. You can contact the administrators on 03000131278. Inspectors will be pleased to receive your comments, but cannot deal with complaints about individual pupils or settle disputes between you and the school.

Thank you in advance for taking the time to complete the online survey.

Yours faithfully
Rukhsar Begum

 


This document was attached to the letter from Ofsted:

 

School inspections

A guide for parents

This document applies to all maintained schools, including special schools and pupil referral units. It also covers academies, city technology colleges, city colleges for the technology of the arts and some non-maintained special schools in England.

Age Group: 0–19

Published: January 2018

Reference no: 160054

Contents

Why does Ofsted inspect schools?  3

Who inspects schools?  3

When do inspections happen and how long do they last?  3

What judgements do inspectors make?  3

What happens if Ofsted judges a school to be inadequate?  4

Short inspections  5

How much notice do you give to a school before you inspect?  5

What happens during an inspection?  5

How can I make my views known?  6

Can I speak to the inspectors?  6

What happens after the inspection?  6

Where can further details be found about school inspections?  7

What happens if I have concerns about the inspection?  7

What happens if I have concerns about my child’s school?  7

 

 

 

Why does Ofsted inspect schools?

We inspect schools to provide information to parents, to promote improvement and to hold schools to account for the public money they receive. School inspections are required by law. We provide an independent assessment of the quality and standards of education in schools, and check whether pupils are achieving as much as they can.

Who inspects schools?

Her Majesty’s Inspectors and Ofsted Inspectors (who in most cases are serving school leaders who inspect for Ofsted for an agreed number of days each year) carry out the inspections. All inspectors have been trained to, and assessed against, Ofsted’s standards.

When do inspections happen and how long do they last?

A school that was judged to be outstanding at its last inspection is exempt from routine inspection. We will not normally inspect exempt schools unless we have a concern about their performance. Ofsted will also carry out an annual assessment of an exempt school’s performance (from the third year after the school’s last inspection) to determine whether an inspection might be necessary. Exempt schools continue to be inspected as part of Ofsted’s programme of surveys of curriculum subjects and aspects of the curriculum. Exemption from inspection does not apply to maintained nursery schools, special schools or pupil referral units.

A school judged to be good at its last inspection normally receives a short inspection (see section on ‘short inspections’ below).

A school judged as requires improvement at its last inspection is a school that is not yet good but overall provides an acceptable standard of education. The school is inspected again within a period of around two years. Where a school has been judged as requires improvement at two successive inspections, it will be subject to monitoring from inspectors to check its progress and is inspected again within a period of around two years. 

A standard inspection usually lasts two days and the number of inspectors on the inspection team will vary according to the size and nature of the school.

What judgements do inspectors make?

Inspectors will make graded judgements on the following areas using the four-point scale:

  • Effectiveness of leadership and management 
  • Quality of teaching, learning and assessment 
  • Personal development, behaviour and welfare
  • Outcomes for pupils.

Where applicable, inspectors will also make a graded judgement on the effectiveness of the early years or sixth form provision in the school.

We give schools an overall grade from 1 to 4:

  • grade 1 (outstanding)
  • grade 2 (good)
  • grade 3 (requires improvement)
  • grade 4 (inadequate).

The school must take all reasonable steps to make sure that parents of pupils at the school receive a copy of the report.

What happens if Ofsted judges a school to be inadequate?

If inspectors judge a school to be inadequate, it will be placed in one of the following two categories of concern.

  • Special measures – This means the school is failing to provide its pupils with an acceptable standard of education, and is not showing the capacity to make the improvements needed.
  • Serious weaknesses – This means that one or more of the key areas of the school’s performance require significant improvement, but leaders and managers have demonstrated the capacity to improve.

A maintained school judged as inadequate and placed in a category of concern will be issued with an academy order by the Secretary of State for Education, to require it to become a new sponsored academy.[1] Inspectors will not normally monitor the school unless there are concerns or there is a delay in the school becoming a sponsored academy.

For an academy that has been judged as inadequate and placed in a category of concern, inspectors will visit the academy to check on its progress until it can be removed from the category (unless it is re-brokered with a new sponsor to become a new sponsored academy). Ofsted will re-inspect an academy that has been judged as having serious weaknesses within 18 months of its last standard two-day inspection, and re-inspect an academy judged to require special measures within two years of its last standard two-day inspection.

Short inspections

A school judged to be good at its last inspection normally receives a one-day short inspection approximately every three years.[2] However, some good schools will automatically receive a full two-day inspection if our risk assessment process indicates that the quality of provision in the school may have deteriorated significantly.

The purpose of a short inspection is to determine whether the school continues to provide a good or better standard of education and whether safeguarding is effective.

If there is sufficient evidence of strong practice and improved performance of a good school, and it is reasonable to believe that the school may be judged outstanding if it received a full two-day inspection, the school will receive a report, in the form of a letter, setting out its strengths and areas of marked improvement and informing the school that its next inspection will be a full two-day inspection, to take place within one to two years.

Similarly, if inspectors are not satisfied that the school would receive its current grade if a full two-day inspection were carried out, the school will receive a report, in the form of a letter, setting out areas for improvement. The letter will make clear that the school’s next inspection will be a full two-day inspection, which will take place within two years.

Schools should inform parents of pupils at the school that the report of the short inspection has been published.

How much notice do you give to a school before you inspect?

Most schools receive notice of their inspection on the afternoon of the working day before the inspection begins. However, Ofsted can inspect any school without notice where this is judged to be appropriate.

What happens during an inspection?

Inspectors look at the school’s self-evaluation and analyse the pupils’ progress and attainment. They talk to the headteacher, governors, staff, and pupils, and consider your views as a parent. They spend most of their time observing a wide range of lessons and looking at the quality of teaching in the school, and its impact on learning and progress. They also look at the personal development, behaviour and welfare of pupils at the school, the promotion of spiritual, moral, social and cultural development; and how well the school is led and managed.

For information about the inspection of boarding or residential provision in schools, please refer to the guidance for schools on being inspected as a boarding or residential school: www.gov.uk/guidance/social-care-common-inspection-framework-sccif-boarding-schools.

How can I make my views known?

If you are the registered parent of a child at the school, the school will send you a letter notifying you of the dates of the inspection. This letter provides you with details and options for providing your views. Our survey site, Parent View, is the main source we use to gather parents’ views about a school.  Inspectors will use the views expressed on Parent View when inspecting your child’s school.

Can I speak to the inspectors?

You may have the chance to speak to the inspectors during the inspection, for example at the start of the school day. The inspection administrators will be happy to pass on messages to the inspectors and may be able to arrange telephone conversations if you are unable to speak to them in person. Their contact details will be in the letter that tells you about the inspection. Please remember that inspectors cannot deal with complaints concerning individual pupils or settle disputes between you and the school.

What happens after the inspection?

The lead inspector reports her or his judgement to the headteacher and governors. The inspectors’ findings are published in a report for the school, parents and the wider community. Inspection reports provide information about the effectiveness of the school’s work and contain recommendations about what the school should do to improve further. Reports are published on our website: http://reports.ofsted.gov.uk/.

Where can further details be found about school inspections?

The ‘Common inspection framework: education, skills and early years’[3] sets out the principles that apply to inspection and the main judgements that inspectors make when conducting inspections.

The ‘School inspection handbook’[4] and ‘School inspection handbook – section 8’[5] set out the statutory basis for inspections, what schools can expect at inspections and provide guidance for inspectors on making their judgements.  

What happens if I have concerns about the inspection?

Complaints are rare, but we treat them very seriously. You can find out more on our website at www.gov.uk/government/organisations/ofsted/about/complaints-procedure, or by calling our helpline on 0300 123 4666.

If you need any more information about our work, please visit our website or call our helpline.

What happens if I have concerns about my child’s school?

If you are concerned about your child’s school, you should start by talking directly to the teachers or headteacher or, if necessary, the governing body or the local authority. If you are not satisfied with the responses you receive Ofsted may be able to help.

You can find out more on our website or by calling our helpline.

Helpline: 0300 123 4666

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[1] Pupil Referral Units (PRUs) judged inadequate will also be issued with an academy order and will be required to become an alternative provision sponsored academy. Maintained nursery schools and non-maintained special schools judged inadequate are not subject to academy orders and will be monitored in the same way as academies that have been judged inadequate (as per the next paragraph).

[2] This also applies to a maintained nursery school, special school or pupil referral unit judged to be good or outstanding.

[4] ‘School inspection handbook’, Ofsted,  January 2018; www.gov.uk/government/publications/school-inspection-handbook-from-september-2015.




Dear Parents/Carers,

RE:   SUMMER SCHOOL AT MEADOW HIGH SCHOOL

Meadow High School has again been lucky enough to receive a grant towards running a Summer School during the summer holidays. I am writing to parents to find out whether this would be of interest for your child. 

The school aims to enable the pupils to maintain and further develop their functional ability. Activities will focus on;

  • strength, stamina and mobility
  • social and communication skills
  • cognitive, perceptual and sensory functioning

The summer school would run for four weeks over the summer holidays during the following weeks:

  • Week commencing 23rd July
  • Week commencing 30th July
  • Week commencing 6th August
  • Week commencing 13th August

Each day would run from 8:30 - 3:00pm. Bookings are available in one week blocks. Multiple blocks can be booked.

We would ask for a parental contribution of £75.00 per week per child. This contribution also covers the cost of a weekly trip. Parents would be responsible for transporting their child to and from the Summer School each day. A packed lunch, provided by the parent, would be required each day.  There would be no facilities for school dinners or free school meals. 

The Summer School will be staffed by a mixture of school staff, MDT and volunteers from the local community.  All staff would be DBS checked.

If you are interested, please could you complete the attached reply slip indicating the week(s) you would be interested in and return it to school as soon as possible. We will then contact interested parents with further information.

Yours sincerely,

 

The Organising Team

 

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MDT - MEADOW HIGH SCHOOL  (Please return this slip to school as soon as possible)

RE: SUMMER SCHOOL AT MEADOW HIGH SCHOOL 2018

Yes, I am interested in my son/daughter attending a Summer School at Meadow High School in July/August 2018

I am interested in the following weeks:

 (please tick as appropriate)

 

     Week Commencing 23 July 2018

 

    Week Commencing 30 July 2018

 

    Week Commencing 6 August 2018

 

     Week Commencing 13 August 2018

 

 

Pupil Name:  .....................................................................

Parent Name: ...................................................................

Parent Signature: .............................................................


10 May 2018

Dear Parent/Carer

It is getting close to the time of year when we have to say good-bye to some of our Year 11 and 6th Form students. The leaving date for your child is Friday 29th June. Your child does not need attend school after this date.  All courses have finished by then and it is a time to prepare for next years accreditation courses. However, if you wish for your child to remain at school until the end of term, Friday 20th July, please return the reply-slip below, so we can make suitable provision. Please note that if we receive no reply we will assume that your child will be leaving on Friday 29th June.

On Friday June 29th we will be holding a ‘Leavers Assembly’ for students who will be moving on from Meadow High School at the end of this academic year. This will begin at 2pm and last approximately 30 minutes. It will be an opportunity to wish our leavers good luck, present them with their Records of Achievement and say goodbye.

We hope that you would be able to attend this assembly and be part of the celebrations. If you would like to attend please indicate on the reply-slip below and return it to school by Monday 25th May.

Yours sincerely

 

 

Mr. Bunker
Assistant Head/Head of 6th Form

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Please return to school office

 

Student’s name _________________________________       Form __________

I confirm that my son/daughter would like to remain at school until the end of term, Friday 20th July 2018

YES                             NO

I/we would like to attend the LEAVERS ASSEMBLY on Friday 29th June

YES                             NO

Parent/Carer Signature  ________________________________        Date ____________         


May 2018

 

Dear Parent/Guardian,

As part of the Meadow High School’s House System initiative, students receive Merits for a number of reasons: good work, certificates received, and good/improved behavior. 

These merits are collected for each house on a weekly basis. The winning House each term will also receive a reward of a non-uniform day.

I would like to congratulate your son/daughter who was in the winning House Blue/ Mercury and inform you that the non-uniform day for this house will be on Friday 11 May 2018.

If there is a problem with this arrangement please let me know.

Yours sincerely,

 

Mr. A. K. Bunker
Head of Sixth Form


4th May 2018

Dear Parent/Carer

I am writing to inform you that your child’s first work experience will start on Monday 18th June until Friday 22nd June 2018.

Your child will be given a work experience option form to make us aware of their preferences. Please kindly note that Meadow school will endeavour to ensure that students receive their first preference of work experience choice wherever possible.

However, we strongly recommend that you look for a suitable placement yourself as well, as this will certainly increase the chances of your child getting the placement of their choice.

Meadow school request that should you know of any work experience placement which may suit your child through:

  • Friends
  • Your work place
  • Relatives

Please do let us know in order to ensure all health and safety requirements are met.

Please note that MHS is unable to provide your son/ daughter with transport to and from the placement.

Thank you for your assistance.

Should you have any questions, please contact Bernie Cryan on 01895 44 33 10 or email bcryan@meadowhighschool.org or Sue Stock on 07841 021 772 email sstock@meadowhighschool.org.

Yours Sincerely

 

B Cryan – Work Experience Co-ordinator

S Stock – Work Experience Careers Adviser


4th May 2018

 

Dear Parent/Carer

I am writing to inform you that your child will take part in a Supported Work Experience Programme from 18th June until the 22nd June 2018.

Once all details are confirmed you will receive an information pack about the activities that the students will be taking part in - all of which will happen during normal school hours.

However, if you think your child would benefit from an external work placement that you can provide your child with through friends, your work place or relatives - please do let us know in order to ensure all health and safety requirements are met.

Thank you for your assistance.

Should you have any questions, please contact Mrs Hardy or Mrs Fabisch on 01895 44 33 10 or email phardy@meadowhighschool.org or afabisch@meadowhighschool.org

Yours Sincerely

  1. Fabisch

P. Hardy 


Letter to Selected Pupils re Charity Football Match

 

23 April 2018

 

Dear Parents/Carers,

As you may be aware, Sixth Form students are raising money for Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity this year and hope to participate in a number of fund-raising events.  On Friday 11th May we will be organising a Charity Football Match, which your son/daughter has opted to take part in.

Your son or daughter will be given a sponsorship form in order to collect donations.

Please remind them to bring a PE kit in on this day.

As part of this we will also be having a cake sale to raise extra funds. Students who would like to bring in cakes to be sold should be brought in on Friday 11th May and brought to Miss Nolan’s room.

Many thanks for your help and support.

Yours sincerely,

Miss K Nolan.

Sixth Form Tutor

 


Letter to selected pupils only

26/04/18

Re: Regional Mini-Tennis Competition

Dear Parents,

You child has been selected to represent Meadow High School at the West London regional Mini-Tennis competition on Tuesday 1st May. The event will be taking place during the school day so no extra travel arrangements need to be made. On the day your child should come into school in their PE kit and bring a packed lunch. If they are entitled to a free school meal then one will be provided for them.

Should one of our team finish as number one for Hillingdon then they will progress to this year’s London Youth Games.

If you have any queries please contact me at school.

Kind regards,

 

Mr. Vincent

PE Faculty Leader


Letter to Year 7-10

25 April 2018

Dear Parents/Carers,

As you may be aware, Sixth Form students are raising money for Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity this year and hope to participate in a number of fund-raising events.  On Friday 11th May we will be organising a cake sale. Cakes will be on sale as some of our upper school students take part in a charity football match.

Students who would like to bring in cakes to be sold should be brought in on Friday 11th May and brought to Miss Nolan’s room.

Many thanks for your help and support.

Yours sincerely,

Miss K Nolan.

Sixth Form Tutor

 


Letter to all Parents re Free School Meals

 

18 April 2018

Dear Parent/Carer,

We want to make sure that we are providing your child with the best education and support we can. Healthy school food has obvious health benefits and can help pupils establish healthy habits for life. Healthy school food can also help to improve pupils’ readiness to learn.  

Families who receive certain benefits may be eligible for free school meals.  Your child is eligible for free school meals if you’re in receipt of one of the following benefits:

  • Universal Credit with an annual net earned income of no more than £7,400.
  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support under Part 6 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The guarantee element of Pension Credit
  • Working Tax Credit run-on (paid for the four weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit)
  • Child Tax Credit (with no Working Tax Credit) with an annual income of no more than £16,190

Registering for free meals could also raise an extra £900 for the school to fund valuable support like extra tuition, additional teaching staff or after school activities.  This additional money is available from central government for every child whose parent is receiving one of the benefits listed above.

To check if your child is eligible, we need information about you and your child.

Please complete the attached form and return to school by Friday 27 April 2018.

Yours sincerely,

Jenny Rigby
Headteacher

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A copy of this letter and form are attached to the bottom of this webpage, so you can print off the form easiliy to fill in and send back to school

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FREE SCHOOL MEALS

Please complete and return to school by Friday 27 April 2018.

 

ABOUT YOUR CHILD/CHILDREN

Child’s Last Name

Child’s First Name

Child’s Date of Birth

Name of School

 

 

D D

M M

Y Y Y Y

 

 

 

D D

M M

Y Y Y Y

 

 

 

D D

M M

Y Y Y Y

 


PARENT/CARER DETAILS

 

Parent/Guardian 1

Parent/Guardian 2

Last name

 

 

First Name

 

 

Date of Birth

D D

M M

Y Y Y Y

D D

M M

Y Y Y Y

National Insurance Number*

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

National Asylum Support Service (NASS) Number*

 

 

/

 

 

/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

/

 

 

/

 

 

 

 

 

Daytime Telephone Number

 

 

Mobile Number

 

 

Address

 

 

Postcode:

 

 

Postcode:

                                                                                   

 

FAMILY INCOME AND BENEFIT DETAILS

If you receive any of the benefits listed below, please place an X in this box.

 

  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseekers Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support from NASS under part 6 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • the guarantee element of Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit (with no Working Tax Credit)
  • Working Tax Credit run-on
  • Universal Credit.

Universal Credit

If you are in receipt of Universal Credit, is your net earned family income over £7,400 per year?   (Please place an X in the appropriate box).

 

 

 

Your net earned income is your household income after taxes and deductions. It does not include income through Universal Credit or other benefits that you may receive.

 

 

Yes                  No                   Unsure

 Child Tax Credit

If you are in receipt of Child Tax Credit, is your joint gross annual income over £16,190 per year? (Please place an X in the appropriate box).

 

 

 

 

Your joint gross income is your household income before taxes are taken into account.

Yes                  No                  Unsure

 

 


If you’re not sure whether you receive one of the listed benefits, or what your household income is, but you would still like us to check whether your child is eligible for free school meals, please place an X in this box.

 

DECLARATION

The information I have given on this form is complete and accurate. I understand that my personal information is held securely and will be used only for local authority purposes. I agree to the local authority using this information to process my application for free school meals.  I also agree to notify the local authority in writing of any change in my family’s financial circumstances as set out in this form.

Signature of Parent/Carer: ………………………………………………………….    
Date:……………………….

Thank you for completing this form and helping to make sure your child’s school is as well funded as possible. 

How the information in this form will be used

 

The information you provide in this form will be used by the council to confirm receipt of one of the listed welfare benefits.  Once this is confirmed, this helps to decide how much money your child’s school will receive each year.

 

The information will also be used in relation to pupils in year 3 or above to decide whether they are eligible for free school meals.

 

You only need to complete this form once and it will last for the duration of your child’s time at their current school. You should contact the school or local authority if you have a change in financial circumstances.

 

We are committed to ensuring that the personal and sensitive information that we hold about you is protected and kept safe and secure, and we have measures in place to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information. We will use the information you provide to assess entitlement to free school meals.  The information may also be shared with other Council departments to offer benefits and services.

 

 


LETTER TO WHOLE SCHOOL

19th April 2018

Re: After School Clubs 2017-2018

Dear Parents / Carers,

During this term football club and cricket club will be running 3.15-4.15. Please be aware if your child already has a place in football club you DO NOT NEED TO REAPPLY.

 

AUTUMN TERM

SPRING TERM

SUMMER TERM

MON

15.15- 16.15

FOOTBALL

Starting 18th September – Finishing 11th December

Starting 8th January – Finishing 19th March

Starting 23rd April – Finishing 9th July

WED

15.15- 16.15

TAG RUGBY

MAX 20 STUDENTS

FINISHED

FITNESS

MAX 10 STUDENTS

FINISHED

CRICKET

MAX 20 STUDENTS

Start 25th April –

Finishing 13th July

 

Please note that for all clubs, students will be required to bring their own PE kit to wear. If they forget to bring their kit, we will contact you to inform you that they will be going home on transport. If for any reason they cannot attend the club that week, please send a message into either myself or the school reception.

To apply for either football club or cricket club for this term, please fill out the reply slip and send back to me.

Kind Regards,

Mr. M. Vincent
PE Faculty Leader

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REPLY SLIP: AFTERSCHOOL CLUBS – MR. VINCENT

 

My child ______________________________ would like a place at the clubs indicated below.

 

  • Football Club
  • Cricket Club

 

  • I acknowledge that I must pick my child up from reception at 16:15.

 

  • My child is an independent traveler and will make their own way home.

 

Emergency contact details:    _________________________________________

 

Signed:            _________________________________

 


LETTER TO SELECTED PUPILS ONLY

19 April 2018

Dear Parents / Carers,

Re: Middlesex Cricket Inclusion Day

You child has been selected to attend Middlesex Cricket’s Inclusion day at Lord’s Cricket ground on Tuesday 24th April. On this day they will need to come into school wearing school uniform and have a packed lunch with plenty of drink. If your child is entitled to a free school meal then one will be provided for them.

During this event your child will have the opportunity to watch part of a Twenty20 match. In addition, our group will also have the opportunity to participate in activities such as cricket skills sessions, tours of Lord’s and a visit to the MCC Museum to see the famous Ashes Urn. The event will be taking place during school time and we aim to be back for transport. Should there be any major traffic problems on the return home then you will be contacted.

Kind Regards,
Mr. Morgan

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REPLY-SLIP - Middlesex Cricket Inclusion Day

Please return to you form tutor as soon as possible.

Pupils name:__________________________________________
    [Please delete as appropriate below]

I can confirm that my child has free school meals (please select an option from below).

Tuna               Egg               Cheese

 

I can confirm that I will be providing my child with a packed lunch for the event.

 

Signed  ___________________________________     Date  ____________________

 


LETTER TO WHOLE SCHOOL

18 April 2018

Dear Parents/Carers,

Non-Uniform Day - Friday 4th May 2018

As you may be aware students and staff in the Sixth Form are raising money for Great Ormond Street Hospital this year and hope to participate in a number of fundraising events.

The 6th Form Committee have decided that we should have a non-uniform day on Friday 4th May to raise money.

Students are asked to wear Star Wars themed outfits, football shirts or pyjamas. 

Please send in a voluntary contribution of £1.00 on the day.

Thank you for your support.

Yours sincerely,

Miss Nolan
6th Form Teacher
                                                                                                                 

 


LETTER TO SELECTED PUPILS ONLY

Wednesday 18th April 2018

Dear Parents/Carers,                                                                                                               

As part of the extra support we give to the students at Meadow High School we are running reading intervention groups in conjunction with the Read Write Inc. program of study.

Students are referred to the reading intervention group for extra help and support with an element of their reading. Students may work on their sounds, the blending of sounds to form words or work on their comprehension skills.  Students attend the reading intervention group for two 45 minute sessions per week. The sessions are structured as a normal lesson would be; a group starter, a main activity, tailored towards the student’s target, ending with an individual or group plenary where students have the opportunity to consolidate their learning.

We will be using the RAPID reading program which is a specially designed program and collection of resources aimed to support those who are finding reading and/or comprehension a challenge.

This term your child has been chosen to attend. If you have any questions regarding this, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Yours faithfully,

Miss C Sojka      
Reading Intervention Manager

 


LETTER TO WHOLE SCHOOL

Monday 16th April 2018

 

Shoebox Appeal

Dear Parent/Carers,

Unfortunately, we did not quite reach our target of 230 shoeboxes for the Jason Roberts Foundation in Grenada. We will be continuing our appeal throughout the year, with a view to ship these out ready for Christmas, so that every child at the 3 Special Needs schools will receive a present. If you have any unwanted gifts, toys or stationary at home please think of bringing these in to add to our appeal.

Items that could be included: cars, trucks, etc, balls, complete jigsaws, action figures, colouring books, pens, crayons, lego blocks, yo-yo, bubble blowers, wooden and plastic toys, building blocks, pencil case, pencil sharpener, dominoes, playdough / plasticine & cutters, fluffy toys, dolls, stickers, writing pads, skipping rope, scarf, mittens / gloves, hat, harmonica, games, cards…

A box can be for a girl, boy or can be unisex.

A card with the sender’s name and a photograph is also a nice thing to include.

Boxes can gift wrapped but please wrap box and lid separately, as these will need to be checked before shipping.

What NOT to include in boxes

Food, sweets, chocolate & drinks, battery operated toys, conflict related items, matches, inflammable liquids, inflammable aerosols (e.g.: deodorants & hair spray), seeds or any other living material, nothing sharp.

Above all, the contents should be of a good quality, remembering that the recipient will be opening the box in eager anticipation, and especially with the toys, quite possibly the first real gifts they have received for a very long time. 

You can also donate items to put into boxes as 6th form students will be making up shoeboxes at school.

Thank you to all who have donated so far. 

Many thanks in anticipation of your support,

Miss Nolan and Mrs Daniels 


29th March 2018

Dear Parents/ Carers,

I hope you and your family have a great Easter break and we look forward to your child’s return on Monday 16th April.

I would like to inform you that I will be attending a course for 3 days a week (Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday) for six weeks, starting week commencing 16th April, so I will be offsite for the following days:

  • Monday 16th, Tuesday 17th, Wednesday 18th April
  • Monday 23rd, Tuesday 24th, Wednesday 25th April
  • Monday 30th April, Tuesday 1st, Wednesday 2nd May
  • Tuesday 8th, Wednesday 9th May
  • Monday 14th, Tuesday 15th, Wednesday 16th May
  • Monday 21st, Tuesday 22nd, Wednesday 23rd May

I will be keeping in regular contact with Mrs Kennedy-Edwards (Class TA), who will provide me with updates. You can also contact me on my email address regarding and concerns/updates at BAnstee@MeadowHighSchool.org

Have a great Easter break.

Kind Regards,

Mr. B. Anstee and Mrs Kennedy-Edwards

10BA

 


LETTER TO CLASS 9ML

29 March 2018

 

Dear Parents/Carers,

Change of Form Tutor – Class 9ML

I am pleased to advise you that with effect from Monday 16 April 2018, your child’s new Form Tutor will be Mr Brady.

Mr Brady will make contact with you after the Easter break and should you wish, you will be able to arrange a face to face meeting with him.

Yours sincerely,

Ms J Richards
Assistant Head


LETTER TO CLASS 10KH

26th March 2018

 

Dear Parents/Carers,

Change of Form Tutor – Class 10KH

Mr Ho will be leaving us at Easter.

Your child’s new Form Tutor, with effect from Monday 16 April 2018, will be Mr Mubarak, who is an existing member of our staff.

Mr Mubarak will make contact with you shortly and should you wish, you will be able to arrange a face to face meeting with him.

Yours sincerely,

Ms J Richards
Assistant Headteacher


LETTER TO CLASS AMu

26th March 2018

 

Dear Parents/Carers,

Change of Form Tutor – Class AMu

Mr Mubarak is having a change of role after Easter.

Your child’s new Form Tutor, with effect from Monday 16 April 2018, will be Ms Lennon, who is an existing member of our staff.

Ms Lennon will make contact with you shortly and should you wish, you will be able to arrange a face to face meeting with him.

Yours sincerely,

Mr Bunker
Assistant Headteacher


 

14 March 2018

Letter to specific pupils re trip to  McDonalds for PSHE

Dear Parents/Carers,                                                                                  

In PSHE we are looking at the community, in particular the different types of facilities that we use in our community: restaurants, supermarkets, etc. I am arranging a trip for Friday 23rd March to explore our local community in Uxbridge. The trip will involve walking around and taking pictures of different facilities available to us in Uxbridge.

As part of the trip, it would be beneficial to visit a facility as a class, and we have decided to visit a restaurant. The restaurant we have decided to visit for lunch is McDonalds. To cover the cost of your child’s lunch a contribution of £5 will be needed and any change will be returned.

If you would prefer your child to have a packed lunch, please state below and provide your child with one. If your child is entitled to a free school meal, please indicate below if you wish for your child to be provided with a packed lunch, along with choice of sandwich. If your child has any special dietary requirements could you also let me know below.

We will leave school at 11am and return at 2pm and will travel in the school minibus.

Can you please sign and return the slip below as soon as possible. If you have any queries regarding the trip, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Yours Sincerely,

Mr Millard
Team Leader

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REPLY SLIP: Trip to Uxbridge and Lunch at McDonalds – please return to Mr Millard

 

I give my permission / do not give my permission for my child ………………………………………. to take part in the above trip.

 

 (  )     I would prefer my child to have a packed lunch and will provide him/her with one.

 

 (  )     My child is entitled to a free school meal and would like a packed lunch to be provided.

          Choice of Sandwich (please circle):      tuna    /  egg   /  cheese

 

 (  )      I enclose a contribution of £5

 

My child has special dietary requirements ………………………………………………………………………

Signed……………………………………………            Date ………………

(Parent / Guardian)    

 


14th March 2018

Letter re Art items needed for Thematic classes


Dear Parents/Guardians,                                                                     

Thematic students will be making props for the school production in Art.For home learning this week they are being asked to bring in recycled items.

Please could you help by bringing in cereal boxes, Kitchen role inner tubes, balloons or cardboard boxes.

Thank you in advance for helping support,

Kind regards,

C. Kepinska,

 

Arts Faculty Leader

 


15 March 2018

Letter to selected pupils re Curling Tournament

 

Dear Parents / Carers,

Curling Tournament at Pield Heath

Your child has been selected to represent Meadow High School at the above event. The event will be taking place on Tuesday 20th March 2018.

We will be going off site from 10am-12.30pm. They will NOT require a packed lunch. We will be back in school ready for lunch time.

Kind Regards,

 

Mr Morgan
PE Teacher


14 March 2018

Letter to GCSE Art Students only re GCSE Art Day
 

Dear Parent/Carer,

Art GCSE day

As you should be aware, your child has been working towards their ART GCSE. They have recently been attending lunch time clubs and will be doing some extra Art lessons before the end of term.

In order for your child to complete all coursework, I am inviting them into school during the Easter break, on Thursday 12th April from 9.00am-2.30pm. This will give them an opportunity to focus entirely on their Art coursework and will be great preparation before the actual exam in May. Please provide your child with a packed lunch.

If you would be kind enough to complete the permission slip below and return it to me before Friday 16th March I would be grateful. If you have any further questions please feel free to contact me.

Thank you in advance for your support.


Mr D.Hancox
Art Teacher

____________________________________________________________________________

Re. Art GCSE day - Thursday 12th April - Mr Hancox

I give permission for my child____________________________ to attend the above activity and I will provide them with a packed lunch.

Signed______________________________                   Date________________


Contact No. ______________________________      

 


8th March 2018

 

Dear Parents/ Carers, 

As part of our looking after animal’s topic, Class AW are learning about looking after dogs.

As part of this topic we plan to visit the Dogs Trust Centre in Harefield and hope to take some donations to thank them for their on-going work with Meadow High School. 

We would kindly accept any donations of:

  • Dog food (tinned and dried)
  • Dog treats
  • Dog toys 
  • Old blankets and towels

We will pass these donations onto the Dogs Trust on Tuesday 27th March, so please can we receive all donations by this date. If anybody is able to donate any of these items please send them into school for the attention of Miss Willis. 

Many thanks for your support.

 

Amy Willis 
Class Teacher (AW)

 

 


5th March 2018

 

Dear Parents / Carers,

LYG18 Inter Zone Basketball Competition

Your child has been selected to represent Meadow High School at the above event. The event will be taking place on Friday 9th March. For this event your child will require their PE kit.

They will need to be at school for 8.00am for an 8.15am leave. They will require a healthy packed lunch, if your child is eligible for free school meals then one will be provided, but please indicate which sandwich they would like. We aim to be back to school in time for normal transport home. If there are any delays we will contact you on the number you leave below. Please indicate if your child is an independent traveller on the slip below.

Please complete and return the below reply slip as soon as possible.

Kind Regards,

Mr. M. Vincent

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­­­REPLY SLIP: LYG18 Inter Zone Basketball Competition - please return to Mr. Morgan

 

I give permission for my child __________________________ to take part in the LYG18 Inter Zone Basketball Competition.  I acknowledge that my child must be at school for 8.00am.

My child has free school meals and would like a:   tuna    /   cheese     / egg        sandwich (please circle).

 

My child is an independent traveller and will make their own way home after the event.

 

My emergency contact details are        ______________________________________

 

Signed:                                                       _______________________

 


7th March 2018

Dear Parent / Carer,

We will be attending the Hillingdon Junior Citizenship event at Brunel University on the morning of Monday 19th March. The pupils are given an opportunity to find out about many different aspects of keeping safe and is a very professionally run event that we have participated in on many occasions. 

Pupils will travel to and from school on their normal transport. We will walk to and from Brunel and we will be back at school for normal lunch arrangements. All pupils are required to wear school uniform.

Please can you fill in and return the attached publicity consent form.

If you require any further information about this event please contact me at school. 

Yours sincerely,

 

Mrs J Evans
PSHCE coordinator

 


Dear Parents / Guardians,

Natural History Museum Trip –   xxxx/03/18

To enhance the students’ learning in their current area of Science and as an activity in our joint Maths and Science Week this year, the Science Department has arranged several trips for classes to go to the Natural History Museum.  Your son/daughter has been selected to go on xxxxx March 2018.  The group will be travelling by school minibus, driven by MIDAS-trained drivers, and parking has been arranged in the courtyard of the Natural History Museum.

We will be leaving school at 9.15am and returning to school before 3.00pm.  Your child will return home as normal at 3.05pm.

Please could students bring a healthy packed lunch, (no fizzy drinks or glass bottles).  If your child is entitled to a free school meal, a packed lunch will be provided by the school, please indicate their choice of sandwich on the reply slip below.

Students will also have the opportunity to visit the shop, we suggest no more than £5 spending money, although this is optional.

Please complete the permission slip below and return it to the trip organiser as soon as possible. If you have any further questions about this school visit, please feel free to contact a member of staff.

Thank you in advance for your help and support.

Yours faithfully,

 

A Terry

Head of Science

                                                                                                                                                                       

Reply Slip: Natural History Museum:  xxxxxxx March 2018 – Please return to xxxxxxx

I give my permission for my child ……………………………………………in class……..…to take part in the above trip.

I understand my child will come home as normal at 3.05pm.

My child is entitled to a free school meal.  Please provide a packed lunch.

      Sandwich choice:  tuna  /  cheese  /  egg   (please circle preference).

 

Signed……………………………………………………….. (Parent / Guardian)    Date: ……………………..

 


5th March 2018

Dear Parent/Guardian,

As you may remember your child was given the opportunity to sign up to National Citizen Service (NCS), a Government-funded programme for all 15-17year olds (year’s 11 and 12).

This once-in-a-lifetime experience empowers young people to build skills and confidence to get ahead in work and life, whilst helping others within their local area.

The Challenge, the country’s largest provider of NCS, is delivering over 500 places in Hillingdon in summer 2018. It is a part-residential programme split into 3 parts, taking place over 18 days in the summer. The first two sections are residential, with all meals, kit and accommodation provided.

1) In week one teams develop their personal skills by working with some of the best outdoor instructors in the UK, enabling them to create friendships and build confidence.

2) After a short break, young people return for part two where they stay in accessible University style accommodation and gain new skills in a range of different fields such as public speaking, leadership and teamwork.

3) In the third part teams pitch and deliver their own social action project including volunteering, campaigning and fundraising.

4) Once completed, participants graduate and receive a certificate signed by the Prime Minister.

The program costs a maximum of £50. The fee covers all accommodation, food, transport, and specialist equipment for those with additional needs. NCS also offer financial assistance to those who need it, whether that be for the cost of the programme or any equipment needed.

At The Challenge, NCS will be dedicated to social mixing and inclusivity and have a team dedicated to supporting young people with additional needs on to the programme. The team can be contacted directly on 020 3510 5050 if you would like to talk to them to discuss your child’s individual needs before completing an application. Alternatively, you can contact Emily Reed, the local NCS Coordinator on emily.reed@the-challenge.org.

 

Following an information session with staff from NCS your son/daughter has shown an interest in the programme. Therefore they are invited to participate in a fun training session put on by their staff on Friday 9th March in the afternoon. Students don’t need to bring anything special to school but they may miss the assembly. Please note staff from NCS will also be at the parents evening on Thursday 8th March should you have further question. 

We highly recommend this unique and valuable opportunity and hope you will encourage your child to take part. To find out more or sign up visit: www.ncsthechallenge.org.

Yours sincerely,

 

Mr A Bunker
(Assistant Head)

 


Letter to Class TW only

26/02/2018

Dear Parent(s)/Carer(s)

As part of your son/daughters ‘ASDAN Numeracy: Measure, shape, space: Sport and Leisure’ and ‘ASDAN Money: Introduction’ programmes of study they will be visiting Heathrow Bowls on Wednesday 28th March, 2018.

To receive certification students’ have to demonstrate they have participated in a team activity in which they have to keep a point’s score and then show which team/individual has the most points and the lowest. They also have to independently pay to go into a leisure centre and/or buy a drink or snack.

We plan to travel there by school minibus and will be leaving school at 9.30 am and returning before lunch. Therefore, I would be very grateful if you would kindly make a voluntary contribution of £2.00 towards the cost of bowling and also provide a drink or snack for them to eat during the break time there. Alternatively students may purchase a drink or snack at the venue and will need approximately £3.00.  Please kindly indicate your preferred snack option and return the reply slip to me at school by Monday 4th March, 2018.

Yours sincerely,

Mrs T Watson

Maths Tutor

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REPLY    To Mrs T Watson

Airport Bowls 28.3.18

Name of student...............................................................................................

I am happy to make a voluntary contribution of £2.00                                                □

I will send to school £3.00 for a drink/snack to be purchased at the venue                □

I will provide a drink/snack                                                                                          □     

 



28 February 2018

Letter to Sixth Form pupils

 

RE: Easter Egg Hunt

Dear Parents/Guardians,

As you may be aware, students and staff in the 6th Form are raising money for Great Ormond Street Hospital this year and hope to participate in a number of fundraising events.  

As part of these activities the 6th Form committee would like to organise an Easter Egg hunt for students on Friday 16th March. The Easter Egg hunt is £1 per student and the prize is a chocolate egg for all participants. Any profits will go to our 6th Form charity, Great Ormond Street Hospital.

Many thanks for your help and support.

Yours sincerely,

Miss K Nolan

Sixth Form Tutor

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Easter Egg Hunt – please return to Miss Nolan

I would like my child to take part in the Easter Egg hunt on Friday 16th March and enclose £1.

 

Student’s name: ­­­­_____________________________ Tutor group__________


Letter to Whole School

26th February 2018

Re: Inter-house football match

Dear Parents / Carers,

As the theme for World Book Day this year is teamwork, the PE faculty are working closely with the English faculty to plan activities to enable teamwork. As such we are holding an inter-house football competition on Thursday 1st March. It is taking place during the school day so no travel or lunch arrangements need to be made.

On the day they will come to school in their school uniform but will need:

  • A t-shirt of the colour house they are in, if not just a white t-shirt.
  • Shorts.
  • Trainers / Astro turf trainers (no football boots as we do not have enough shin pads to lend to the amount of children taking part).
  • If they would like to wear their own football socks and/or shin pads then they are welcome to.

Meadow students will also be acting as news reporters on the day and be posting some of their interviews on our twitter account. If you would like to see these then please follow @MeadowPE.

Yours sincerely,

 

Mr. M. Vincent

PE Faculty Leader

 

 


Letter to selected pupils

26/02/18

Re: South London Special League

Dear Parents / Carers,

Your child has been selected to represent Meadow High School at the above event. The event will be taking place on Wednesday 28th February. For this event please no studs / blade boots are allowed, only astros or moulded boots can be worn and they must have shin pads (FA rules).

They will need to be at school for 7.30am for a 7.45am leave. They will require a packed lunch, if your child is eligible for free school meals then one will be provided but please indicate which sandwich they would like. We aim to be back to school in time for transport. If there are any delays we will contact you on the number you leave below. Please indicate if your child is an independent traveler on the slip below.

Please complete and return the below reply slip as soon as possible.

Kind Regards,

 

Mr. M. Vincent

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REPLY SLIP: South London Special League – please return to Mr. Vincent

I give permission for my child __________________________ to take part in the South London Special League. I acknowledge that my child must be at school for 7.30am.

My child has free school meals and would like a:    tuna  /    cheese /  egg      sandwich (please circle).

 

My child is an independent traveller and will make their own way home after the event.

My emergency contact details are        ______________________________________

Signed:                                                       ______________________________________

                                                                                                


23 February

Letter to pupils on school transport except Routes MD05,  MD06 and MD08

 


22 February 2018

Letter re trip to Germany

Dear Parents/Carers,

As part of our International link with an SEN partner school in Germany, we were invited to visit the school in April 2018 (anytime between 22.04 and 28.04.2018 depending on the flight availability – the trip would be 5 days).

We are able to take 4 students and 2 member of staff. We would be staying in the school accommodation which is a fantastic news as this would be offered to us free of charge.

We have to however cover the cost of the flight, food, transport and sightseeing activities in Germany. Unfortunately the flight prices went up considerably (they cost around £260 at the moment); however, we have secured some funding and can offer the trip at the cost of £350 per student. This can be potentially reduced further if we manage to purchase cheaper flight. If however the total cost of the trip exceeds £500, the trip will have to be cancelled and your deposit will be returned to you.  

Please be advised that students would share a room and take part in activities connected with ‘Labour and Leisure’ for students with SEN as well participating in a variety of educational and cultural experiences.

If you wish for your child to be considered for the trip, please return the reply slip below by Monday 26th February 2018 to Mrs. Fabisch.  You will be notified whether your child was selected on Tue 27th February 2018. There will be several criteria leading to our decision such as: gender (we can only take 4 boys or 4 girls due to accommodation requirements); whether your child has been on any trips before; behaviour, etc.

Should your child be selected, a deposit of £100.00 (to secure the flights) will be required by Friday 2nd March 2018 followed a payment of £250.00 paid by Thursday 29th March 2018.

Please note that all deposits are NON-REFUNDABLE, should you decide to withdraw your child from participating in the exchange visit or if the school is forced to stop your child from participating due to unacceptable behaviour.          

NB You must ensure that your child is in possession of a current UK passport that indicates a minimum of 6 months validity from the intended date of departure.                                                                                                                                                   

PLEASE DO NOT SEND ANY MONEY UNTIL YOU RECEIVE CONFIRMATION THAT YOUR CHILD HAS BEEN SELECTED.

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email me: afabisch@meadowhighschool.org or you can call us at the school on 01895 443310 ext’n 216.

Yours faithfully,

A. Fabisch
Community Cohesion Leader

...................................................................................................................................................................................................Reply Slip: – please return to Mrs. Fabisch by 26th February 2018

Name of Child: _______________________________________ Class: ____________________________                                        

I would like my child to be considered for the exchange visit to Germany and I am prepared to contribute £400 towards the cost of the trip.

My child’s passport number: __________________________________________________________________

Passport Expiry date: ________________________________________________________________________

Signed: _______________________________________ Print name: __________________________________

Contact details: _____________________________________________________________________________

Tel:  Home: ________________________________                          Mobile: _____________________________

Work: ________________________________                                   Date: ______________________________


 

21st February 2018

Letter to Classes AM, AW, FB and JR

Dear Parents/ Carers,

It is Science and Maths week at Meadow High School 12th March – 16th March 2018. The thematic classes have been given the opportunity to attend ‘The Lookout Discovery Centre’ on Friday 9th March 2018.

We will be leaving school at approximately 9:30am to arrive at the venue at approximately 10:15am. We will be leaving the venue at 1:50pm arriving back to school at 2:45pm.  Students will travel to and from school by their usual means.

The school will be covering the cost of the entrance into the venue for pupils, however there will be a cost of £5 for the trip to support the cost of travelling via coach.

Your child will be required to wear full school uniform and will need a packed lunch for the day (no fizzy drinks or glass bottles please). If your child is entitled to a free school meal a lunch can be provided for them from school, or you can provide a packed lunch if you prefer.

Students will have the opportunity to visit the shop if they would like, but we suggest a maximum £5 of spending money, this is optional. Please send any spending money in with your child on the day of the trip in a named envelope.

Please can you fill out the enclosed permission slip and return to me as soon as possible, if you have any further questions about the trip please feel free to contact your child’s form tutor.

Kind Regards,

 

Mrs A Mistry, Miss F Bonnar, Miss A Willis, Miss J Robinson
Thematic class teachers

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The Lookout Discovery Centre – Please return permission slips to Mrs Mistry

I give permission for my child _____________________________ to attend the Science and Maths week trip to The Lookout Discovery Centre on 9/3/18.

  • I have enclosed £5 voluntary donation to support the cost of the trip
  • I will send a packed lunch for my child
  • My child is entitled to Free School Meals – please tick 1 option
  • Egg sandwich, crisps, fruit and drink
  • Cheese sandwich, crisps, fruit and drink
  • Tuna sandwich, crisps, fruit and drink
  • My child will wear full school uniform
  • I will be sending some spending money with my child on the day of the trip to use in the gift shop in a named envelope (maximum of £5)

 

Signed _____________________________________       Date _________________________


19 February 2018

Letter to all Students re World Book Day and Activities Week

 

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Re:  World Book Day Week of Activities:  Mon. 26th February – Fri. 2nd March 2018

English & P.E. Faculty Theme – ‘Teamwork’ 

World Book Day is approaching and, as always, we are looking to use this as an opportunity to promote core literacy skills and build links with the world around.

This year the theme is ‘Teamwork’.  We will be thinking about famous teams and duos and why they are successful. We will have a range of activities running throughout the week to build literacy and teamwork skills and we hope that the students will have a great deal of fun. All activities are free. There will be double merits awarded for home reading and extra merits given when staff see good ‘team play’ in lessons and around school.  All merits earned during that week will be added up to see which house team can earn the most! There will be a non-school uniform day on Friday 2nd March where students can come to school dressed to match the theme.  This could be a member of a famous team/group or one of a famous duo eg superhero, footballer, singer, presenter, comedian, character from a book, film or television programme (see over for some ideas).  

NB. We are aware that World Book Day is the day before however we have the non-uniform day on FRIDAY as part of the final day of celebrations as this works best for our students.

Your child will be coming home with a World Book Day token, please help them to use this if you can.  If you are not sure how it can be used, please use this link  http://www.worldbookday.com/ or phone and have a chat with our librarian, Chris Wilkes, she will be happy to help.

Thank you in advance for your kind support.

Yours faithfully,

 

Mrs. Sugden, Miss Sojka & Miss Markham                   Mr. Vincent  
English, Reading Intervention & EAL Faculty               P.E. Faculty               

 



February 2018

Letter to Students taking BTEC Level 2 Home Cooking

 

Dear Parent/Carer,

As part of their BTEC Level 2 Home Cooking Skills Assessment, students need to provide proof that they have passed on information at home about recipes they have completed and cooking skills they have learnt on the course. This can be supported by photographs of students cooking with family members or by a statement from somebody they have shared a recipe with. So that all students can receive the marks available for this, could you please complete a brief statement below, naming the student, some of the recipes they have passed on, and how they passed on the information (verbally or by cooking the dish again). Once completed, please return this to the Food Technology Department, attaching any photographic evidence you may have of the student cooking at home. Thank you in advance for your support.

If it is easier to e-mail me a statement and picture please do so on: pshukla@meadowhighschool.org

Mrs. P. Shukla
Food Technology

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Please return to Mrs Shukla

 

Name of Student: …………………………………………………………………………..............................................................................

Home Cooking Skills Witness Statement……………………………………………………………………………………………………

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.………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

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Signed …………………………………………………………...                  Date …………………………………



February 2018

Letter to students taking BTEC Level 1 Home Cookery

 

Dear Parent/Carer,

As part of their BTEC Level 1 Home Cooking Skills Assessment, students need to provide proof that they have passed on information at home about recipes they have completed and cooking skills they have learnt on the course. This can be supported by photographs of students cooking with family members or by a statement from somebody they have shared a recipe with. So that all students can receive the marks available for this, could you please complete a brief statement below, naming the student, some of the recipes they have passed on, and how they passed on the information (verbally or by cooking the dish again). Once completed, please return this to the Food Technology Department, attaching any photographic evidence you may have of the student cooking at home. Thank you in advance for your support.

If it is easier to e-mail me a statement and picture please do so on: pshukla@meadowhighschool.org

Mrs. P. Shukla
Food Technology

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Please return to Mrs Shukla

Name of Student: …………………………………………………………………………

Home Cooking Skills Witness Statement:

…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

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…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

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Signed …………………………………………………………...                  Date ………………………………

 


5 February 2018

Letter to whole school about the Inclusive Choir

Dear Parent/Carer,  

Inclusive Choir

This year, I am happy to say that we are continuing our Meadow Inclusive Choir. The first rehearsal starts on Friday 23rd Feb 14:15-15:00 and will then continue taking place every Monday lunch time during the first sitting.

We will work on 5-10 signalong songs.

There will be a one-off 'Sing and Sign concert' on Thursday 28th May 2018 at 7pm. On that day, students will be brought to the venue after lunch (exact times to be confirmed) to rehearse. Please provide a packed dinner for your child if you intend for them to attend the performance.

Students who are part of the concert will have the opportunity to work with students from different schools, perform on stage and receive a certificate to acknowledge their hard work.

Please return the slip back to Mr Ho, no later than Thursday 8th February, as the places will be allocated on a first come first serve basis.

Yours sincerely,

 

Mr K Ho
Music Lead

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REPLY-SLIP – Inclusive Choir – Please return to Mr Ho

Pupils Name:  ________________________  Class:  _______

[ ] I give permission for my child to join the choir, but only attend the lunch time rehearsals 

[ ] I give permission for my child to join the choir to rehearse and perform in the Brunel 'Sing and Sign concert'

Signed:   _________________________________   Date: ________________         

 


8th February 2018

Letter to Class 9ML

Dear Parents/Carers,

Change of Form Tutor – Class 9ML

Please be advised that after Half Term your child’s new Form Tutor will be Mr. Beattie.

Mr. Beattie has been with us for a while and is an experienced teacher.

There is no change to the class Teaching Assistants.

Mr. Beattie

 

 

Yours sincerely,

Ms J Richards
Assistant Head KS3/4


25/01/18

Re: South London Special League

Dear Parents / Carers,

Your child has been selected to represent Meadow High School at the above event. The event will be taking place on Wednesday 31st January. For this event please no studs / blade boots are allowed, only astros or moulded boots can be worn and they must have shin pads (FA rules).

They will need to be at school for 7.30am for a 7.45am leave. They will require a packed lunch, if your child is eligible for free school meals then one will be provided but please indicate which sandwich they would like. We aim to be back to school in time for transport. If there are any delays we will contact you on the number you leave below. Please indicate if your child is an independent traveler on the slip below.

Please complete and return the below reply slip as soon as possible.

Kind Regards,

Mr. M. Vincent

­­­REPLY SLIP: South London Special League – please return to Mr. Vincent

 

I give permission for my child __________________________ to take part in the South London Special League. I acknowledge that my child must be at school for 7.30am.

My child has free school meals and would like a:    tuna  / cheese  / egg    sandwich (please circle).

 

My child is an independent traveller and will make their own way home after the event.

 

My emergency contact details are        ______________________________________

 

Signed:                                                       _______________________

 


 

 



Letter to Sixth Form (except KS and LD)
Library Work Experience

 

15th January 2018

Dear Parents / Carers / Student

As you may be aware, we are committed, where possible, to students in the Sixth Form gaining skills that will support them in a work environment when they leave school. As well as Work Experience and Work of Work lessons we run Project SEARCH, a programme which prepares young adults with learning difficulties and disabilities for competitive employment.

We would now like to extend this further and introduce an internal work placement in school on a regular basis. This will initially involve a job in the library, although if successful we will be extending these types of internal placements to other areas around the school. The goal is to provide onsite internship experiences for students so they can acquire the necessary skills which employers require.  There will be entry criteria and students will have to undertake a skills assessment, and if accepted students will have the opportunity of working and learning new skills in the library which can transfer to other work environments.  Please note that this position would be for 4 periods maximum, so please be aware that the interns will miss some school lessons.

If you are interested in this exciting opportunity could you please complete and return the attached reply slip to the School Reception no later than Monday 22nd January. Should you have any queries please contact Mr Bunker at school - abunker@meadowhighschool.org  or telephone 01895 443310

Yours sincerely

Mr A Bunker
Assistant Head

 

Please complete and return this form to Mr Bunker at Meadow High School:

I am interested in the school librarian position at Meadow High School

 

Student name…………………………………………………………….………

Contact name…………………………………………………………….………

Form …………………………

 

Signature………………………………………………..              Date …………………..

 


Letter from Miss Kalia to specific pupils
Confirmation of place in Production Club

Friday 12th January 2018

 

Dear Parents/Carers,                                                                                             

We are pleased to confirm that your child…………………………………………………………………………………

has secured a place in the Summer 2018 production ‘West End High’

Rehearsals will be on Mondays’ immediately after school until 4.30pm. The first rehearsal is Monday 15th January 2018. Please note these are all of the after school rehearsal dates:

Monday 15th January 2018

Monday 22rd January 2018

Monday 29th January 2018

Monday 5th February 2018

Monday 19th February 2018

Monday 26th February2018

Monday 5th March 2018

Monday 12th March 2018

Monday 19th March 2018

Monday 26th March 2018

Monday 16th April 2018

Monday 23th April 2018

Monday 30th April 2018

Monday 14th May 2018

Monday 21st May 2018

Monday 4th June 2018

Monday 11th June 2018

Monday 18th June 2018

Monday 25th June 2018

As mentioned in the sign up letter your child will need to be picked up at 4.30pm promptly unless they are an independent traveller and you have already signed and returned the permission form. Pupils who are not currently independent travellers must be picked up.

This year we have established rules that students and parents must uphold for the safety of the students. Students will have 3 warnings for any unacceptable behavior during rehearsals. Each warning will be sent home with your child explaining the nature of the behavior. On the third and final warning we will sadly have to ask that your child is withdrawn from the production. If you are running late please ring the school office to inform us. Parents will also have a warning system for picking their child up late without phoning to warn the school in advance. Should this happen then we will have to withdraw the pupil’s place in the production. Where pupils are being picked up late regularly even with notice the child’s place may have to be withdrawn.

We will aim to let you know by the week before a scheduled rehearsal week if we will be have to cancel a rehearsal for any reason.

Thank you for your ongoing support.

Yours sincerely,
Miss Kalia (Lead Dance Teacher)     

 


Letter to specific pupils only

Confirmation of place in Dance Club

12th January 2018

Dance Club Confirmation Letter

Your child has received a place in our new after school dance club!

If your child is an independent traveller and you have signed the permission form they can make their own way home. Pupils who are not currently independent travellers must be picked up by an agreed person at 4.15 promptly.

The first session will be on Wednesday 17th January. This session will cover the structure and rules expected of our students, as the club will be run by Miss Kalia.

Dance Club has established rules that students and parents must uphold to allow the safety of students.

Students will have three warnings for any unacceptable behaviour within dance club. Each warning will be sent home with your child explaining the nature of the behaviour. On the third and final warning your child we will sadly have to ask that your child is withdrawn from dance club.

If you are running late please ring the school office to inform us. Parents will also have a warning system for picking their child up late without phoning to warn the school in advance. Should this happen then we will have to withdraw the pupils place at dance club. Where pupils are being picked up late regularly even with notice the child’s place may have to be withdrawn.

To support the running and resourcing of this club we would like to ask parents and carers to make a voluntary donation of £1 a week to our costs. This can be done weekly or paid in a block. If you choose to make the donation in a block and your child is absent the money would be carried over to the next week.

Below are this terms Dance club dates:

Wednesday 17th January

Wednesday 24th January

Wednesday 31st January No club due to fundraiser

Wednesday 7th February

Wednesday 21nd February

Wednesday 28th February

Wednesday 7th March

Wednesday 14th March

Wednesday 21st March

Wednesday 28th March

 

Yours sincerely,

Miss M Kalia
Dance Lead    

 


Letter to Year 8 

Trip to Harry Potter World

 

Dear Parents/Guardians,

To support your child with their learning we have arranged an educational visit to The Harry Potter World in Watford on Wednesday 6th June 2018, as part of their studies in English.

We will be leaving school at 9.20am and returning to school at 2:45pm in time for normal transport home. We will be travelling by minibus, which will be driven by MIDAS (qualified) trained drivers, first aiders will also accompany us.

The cost of the trip will be £12.50.  It is important that we have this money by Friday 9th February.  We understand this is very far in advance, however Harry Potter World is a very popular attraction and they will only hold our place for six weeks before cancelling our booking and offering it to another school.

On the day of the trip you might like to provide your child with a small amount of spending money (maximum £5.00) to spend in the gift shop. Your child will need to bring a healthy packed lunch on that day, but if your child is entitled to a free school meal, a lunch will be provided (please specify choice below).

I hope that your child will be able to take part in this trip, as it is designed to support the learning that takes places in the lesson. Please complete the attached slip and return it as soon as possible. If you have any enquiries please feel free to contact Miss Barratt.

Thank you in advance for your help and support.

Yours faithfully,

Miss L Barratt                                      Mrs. N Nunn                               Miss E Bergin

English Teacher                                   English Teacher                          English Teacher

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Re: Trip to The Harry Potter World on Wednesday 6th June 2018 – please return to Miss Barratt

 

I am aware that my child………………………………………………………………………….has a trip to Harry Potter World.

(  ) I enclose payment of £12.50

(  ) I will be providing my child with a healthy packed lunch

(  ) My child is entitled to a free school meal.

     Please specify the sandwich filling below

      (   ) Egg Mayonnaise        (   ) Tuna Mayonnaise         (   ) Cheese

 

Signed (Parents/Guardian): ………………………………………………………………..         Date: ………………………………………

 



 

Letter to Whole School

Hairdressing 

(this letter is available on request from Reception)

 

8 January 2018

Dear Parent/Guardian,

Within our 6th form we have a purpose built Hairdressing department. We would like to encourage all our students (this includes all year groups), to visit our salon as part of our hairdressing student learning programme.  This enables our hairdressing students to learn the process of booking appointments, interacting with other students, shampoo and blow-drying students’ hair as part of their learning.

I manage the Hairdressing salon at all times and am a fully qualified Hairdresser, so would like to offer also to cut students hair for a minimum of £5.00. All profits from this venture will go towards the cost of running the salon.

We also offer a Hairdressing club on a Friday, the students come and get involved in the daily running of the salon and a nail painting service is also offered at no cost.

If you are interested in your child taking part in any of the above experiences, please return the attached reply-slip   

Payment only if your child is having their haircut and can be paid when the appointment is made.

Yours faithfully
D Lennon

Hairdressing Salon

 

REPLY SLIP: Hairdressing Salon – Please return to D Lennon

I give permission for my child to:

Have their hair washed 

Have their hair cut

Have their nails painted

 

Childs Name:  _______________________________     Class: _______

Signed: _______________________________     Date:   ___________    



 


Letter to Whole School

Update on Shoebox Appeal

 

Wednesday 10th January 2018

Shoebox Appeal

Dear Parent/Guardians,

Unfortunately, we did not quite reach our target of 230 shoeboxes for the Jason Roberts Foundation in Grenada. We will be continuing our appeal throughout the year, with a view to ship these out ready for next Christmas, so that every child at the three Special Needs schools will receive a present. If you have any unwanted gifts, toys or stationary at home please think of bringing these in to add to our appeal.

Items that could be included: Cars, trucks, balls, complete jigsaws, action figures, colouring books, pens, crayons, lego blocks, yo-yo, bubble blowers, wooden and plastic toys, building blocks, pencil case, pencil sharpener, dominoes, playdough / plasticine & cutters, fluffy toys, dolls, stickers, writing pads, skipping rope, scarf, mittens / gloves, hat, harmonica, games, cards…

A box can be for a girl, boy or can be unisex.

A card with the sender’s name and a photograph is also a nice thing to include.

Boxes can be gift wrapped, but please wrap box and lid separately, as these will need to be checked before shipping.

What NOT to include in boxes

Food, sweets, chocolate & drinks, battery operated toys, conflict related items, matches, inflammable liquids, inflammable aerosols (e.g.: deodorants & hair spray), seeds or any other living material, sharp objects.

Above all, the contents should be of a good quality, remembering that the recipient will be opening the box in eager anticipation, and especially with the toys, quite possibly the first real gifts they have received for a very long time. 

You can also donate items to put into boxes as 6th form students will be making up shoeboxes at school.

Thank you to all those who have donated so far. 

Many thanks in anticipation of your continued support.

Miss Nolan and Mrs Daniels  

 


Letter to parents of pupils with ASD

ASD Support Group / dates

5 January 2018

 

MHS ASD Support Group

Support for Parents and Carers of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

I am writing to advise parents and carers of our students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) that we have a set up an ASD support group in school. The group meets on the second Friday of each month from 10.15 am until 11.15 am.

The aim of the group is to provide parents and carers the opportunity to get to know one another, share experiences, strategies and receive support from each other. I will also be available to provide information and guidance on different aspects of autism and offer advice on managing autism within the family.

If you would like to join us, I will meet you in our reception area and take you to our meeting place, where refreshments will also be served. Please see below the date of our planned meetings for this academic year:

Friday 12th January, 2018

Friday 9th March, 2018

Friday 11th May, 2018

Friday 8th June, 2018

Friday 13th July, 2018

We warmly welcome new parents/carers to join our group as existing members have greatly benefited by sharing their ideas and experiences with each other.

We look forward to seeing you on Friday 12th January, 2018.

Yours sincerely,

Mrs. T Watson
Lead Teacher Autism

 

 

 

 


Letter from Ealing Mencap

Travel Training Changes