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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SCHOOL LETTERS  HOME


Letter to Class FB

8th February 2019

Dear Parents/Carers,

After half term Class FB will become known as Class MP.  

Mr Parker, who has been working within Class FB since September as part of his teacher training, will take over the form tutor responsibilities of the class.  Miss Bonnar will remain as Mr Parker's mentor and will still be available to support as needed, but all communication, letters, queries etc. should, in the first instance, be directed to Mr Parker.  The class know Mr Parker very well, so it is anticipated the transition for the pupils should be very smooth.

If you have any concerns please do not hesitate to contact me.

Many thanks for your ongoing support.

Amy Willis

Assistant Head Teacher- Thematic and Transition


Letter to selected pupil

4th February 2019

Dear Parents,

Re: Leadership Opportunity: Primary fencing competition

We have been given the opportunity for some of our students to be trained to lead a primary age fencing competition. Your child has been selected, and has also shown an interest in taking part.

The event will be taking place at Barnhill Community High School on Wednesday 6th February and will finish at 17:15.

A member of staff from Meadow will take them to Barnhill at 14:30 to receive their training and will return to Meadow. Your child will then work with Barnhill staff and students to support leading a primary age fencing competition.

Your child is an independent traveller and has informed me that they know how to get home from Barnhill. You could also pick them up from Barnhill at 17:15.

They will need to wear their PE kits and possibly bring extra snacks with them for the day.

Please complete the reply slip and return to me. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me at school.

Yours faithfully,

Mr. Vincent

PE Faculty Leader

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PLEASE RETURN TO MR VINCENT

I give permission for ______________________________ to attend the fencing competition.

I acknowledge that they will either make their own way home from Barnhill School or I will pick them up at 17:15.

 

Signed:         ____________________________________    Date:   _____________


Letter to selected sixth form pupils

6 February 2019

RE: Heathrow Job and Careers Fair

Dear Parents/Carers,

On 28th February we will be attending the Heathrow Jobs and Careers Fair which will be in school time. We will be arrive at the venue at 9.30am and return to school at 11.30am. This visit will give students a chance to learn about different careers and discuss these with professionals. 

Please note that students will be expected to inform their work experience placement themselves (if they attend one) and let them know they will not be attending on this day, or they will be attending later in the day. Students will not need any money, but perhaps a snack for their break time if they would usually have this. 

Kind Regards, 


Miss K Nolan
6th Form Tutor 

 



Letter to selected pupils

29th January 2019

Dear Parents / Carers,

Re: Panathlon Swimming Competition

Your child has been selected to take part in the Panathlon Swimming Competition at Northolt Leisure Centre on Wednesday 6th February 2019.

Students will need to bring a packed lunch and plenty of water. If your child is receives free school meals then a packed lunch will be provided for them.

We will be leaving school at 9:30am and will be back at school by 2:30, in time for transport home at 3:05pm. They should come to school in their PE kit with their swimming kit, towel and goggles in a bag.

Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns.

Kind Regards,

Mr Morgan

PE Teacher


Letter to selected pupils

Tuesday 29th January 2019

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.

Your child has been chosen to attend during the Spring term. If you have any questions regarding this, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Yours faithfully,

 

Mrs C Heggie     

Reading Intervention Manager


Letter to Whole School

Math’s week

Dear Parents/Carers,

Meadow High School is delighted to be taking part in Number Day 2019 to help raise money for Meadow’s charity of choice. The theme for this year is ‘dress up digits’, pupils will have the opportunity to decorate t-shirts at school and can wear them with their non-school uniform on Friday 1st February. Pupils will be able to take their t-shirts home at the end of the day

The maths classes will also be organising a fundraising fair for Friday afternoon on the 1st February, there will be stalls where pupils can buy cakes, hot chocolates, have their nails done and lots of number related games to try and raise money for this great charity, as well as practise their number skills! Please send in lots of change for your child to spend on the stalls.

Donations for the cake stall would be greatly appreciated.

We would like to thank you in advance for your continued support and hope you will support us in making this another successful fundraising event.

Yours sincerely,

Mrs Mistry

Head of Maths        

 


Letter to selected pupils

21st January 2019

Dear Parents,

Re: Leadership opportunity

As part of the continuing leadership academy and the successful leadership from our students last time; we have been given the opportunity to support leading a sports taster session again.

Your child has been selected to attend John Locke Academy to assist with their sports taster session, run through South Hillingdon School Sports Network (SHSSN). The event will be taking place on Friday 25th January and will run from 09:30-12:00. A member of staff from Meadow will escort them between schools and remain at John Locke with them.

Please make sure they bring their PE kits with them on this day.

If you have any questions regarding this, please don’t hesitate to contact me at school.

Yours faithfully,

 

Mr. Vincent

PE Faculty Leader

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Letter to selected pupils

21st January 2019

Dear Parents,

Re: Leadership opportunity

As part of the continuing leadership academy and the successful leadership from our students last time; we have been given the opportunity to support leading a sports taster session again.

Your child has been selected to attend St. Andrews Primary school to assist with their sports taster session, run through South Hillingdon School Sports Network (SHSSN). The event will be taking place on Wednesday 30th January and will run from 13:40-15:15. A member of staff from Meadow will escort them between schools and remain at St. Andrew’s with them. If you child is an independent traveler and would like to make their own way home from St. Andrews, please let us know otherwise they will be taken back to Meadow.

Please make sure they bring their PE kits with them on this day.

If you have any questions regarding this, please don’t hesitate to contact me at school.

Yours faithfully,

 

Mr. Vincent

PE Faculty Leader

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Letter to selected pupils

21st January 2019

Dear Parents,

Re: Leadership opportunity

As part of the continuing leadership academy and the successful leadership from our students last time; we have been given the opportunity to support leading a sports taster session again.

Your child has been selected to attend Pinkwell Primary school to assist with their sports taster session, run through South Hillingdon School Sports Network (SHSSN). The event will be taking place on Thursday 31st January and will run from 09:30-15:00.

They will need to bring a packed lunch with them; if they are entitled to a free school meal then one will be provided. A member of staff from Meadow will escort them between schools and remain at Pinkwell with them. If you child is an independent traveler and would like to make their own way home from Pinkwell, please let us know otherwise they will be taken back to Meadow.

Please make sure they bring their PE kits with them on this day.

If you have any questions regarding this, please don’t hesitate to contact me at school.

Yours faithfully,

 

Mr. Vincent

PE Faculty Leader

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Questionnaire to Whole School

Extended School Clubs

We are looking to extend the number and range of after school clubs we run. If you would like your child to attend after school clubs please take a moment to provide us with this vital information.

What days would you ideally like your child to attend an after school club?

Monday                                      5

Tuesday                                     5

Wednesday                                5

Thursday                                    5

Friday                                         5

 

What time would most suit you to pick up your child?

 

4.00pm                                       5

4.15pm                                       5

4.30pm                                       5

4.45pm                                       5

5.00pm                                       5

 

What type of activities do you think your child would enjoy?

 

Arts and crafts                            5

Making food                                5

Board and table top games      5

Messy play                                  5

Movement and music                5

Cartoon club                               5

Lego                                             5

Other                                           5

 

To extend our provision we would need to make a small charge for after school clubs. We propose that this would be £5. Would you be able to pay this?

 

Yes                                            5                         

No                                              5

Maybe                                        5

 

 

Do you have any other suggestions regarding after school clubs?

________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

 



Letter to selected pupils

Residential Trip to Devon
Letter of Acceptance & Important Information

Dear Parents/Carers

I am pleased to say that your child’s name has been selected from the ballot draw and has been given a place on the trip to Devon.

I apologise for the delay in the confirmation letter, prices had soared this year and it took some time to seek extra funding to help keep costs down. The total price originally came to £441, but we were able to secure funding from elsewhere which has bought the price down to £337, which is amazing value for money. We have managed to keep the price consistently low for the past 3 years.

Please see below important dates and information to remember. NB Please hand in all monies in to Michaela Manning in the office. You will be given a receipt for every payment.

 

Important Dates

Friday 1st February

Non-refundable deposit to confirm place due (£70)

Tuesday 12th February

Meeting with parents /carers at Meadow 5pm

Friday 15th February

Second Payment (£134)

Friday 15th March  

Final Payment (£133)

Monday 25th February



 

Medication prescription order from doctors (if needed)

Inform school transport and the school office if your child requires transport with their luggage to school on Monday 25th March and home from school on Friday 29th  March (this could affect the size of the transport needed on these days, especially if your child’s transport is a taxi)

 

Please note we cannot take medication that has not been recorded on the Yellow/ blue medication sheets, this includes vitamin tablets.

I have attached a letter about the parent’s information meeting; please can you return the reply slip as soon as you can.

Kind regards,

Miss Bhopal
Trip Leader

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Wednesday 16th January 2019

 

Dear Parents/Carers

Parents Information Meeting:  Tuesday 12th February at 5:00pm.

The purpose of this meeting is to provide you with important information regarding the residential trip to Devon. It will also give you the opportunity to ask any questions/raise any concerns that you may have.

The meeting will begin at 5.00pm promptly, with a short welcome and presentation, explaining all the arrangements for the day of departure and arrival back at school. There will be an opportunity for you to ask questions and meet some of the staff who will be attending the trip.

Parents/Carers of children who have attended this trip before are welcome to attend this meeting, however it is not essential and a parent pack will be sent home with your child on Tuesday 19th February if requested on the slip below.

Kind regards,

Miss Bhopal

Trip Leader

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RE: Parent Information Meeting for the Devon Trip Tuesday 12th February at 5:00pm.

Name of Child: _________________________________________________ Form class: ______________

 

Names of people attending: _________________________________________________________________

 

[  ] I / we will be attending the meeting on Tuesday 12th February at 5:00pm.

 

[  ] My child has attended before/ I am unable to attend and would appreciate the pack being sent home with my child

Please complete and return to Miss Bhopal no later than Monday 4th February 2019.

 


17th January 2019

Clothing advice for attendance at BCA

Dear Parent / Carer,

Your child attends BCA as part of their timetable on Monday’s and the college has requested that they wear suitable clothing over the next few weeks for the tasks they will be carrying out.

21.01.2019

Students will be feeding and cleaning out the pigs. It is suggested that the students wear old clothes that they can change out of after working with the pigs. It will be muddy so wellington boots would also be ideal or walking boots /similar.

28.01.2019

They are taking part in a goat interaction/walk, so warm sensible clothing and comfortable shoes are advised.

04.02.2019

They will be feeding and cleaning the chickens. It is suggested that the students wear old clothes that they can change out of after working with the pigs.

It will be muddy so wellington boots would be ideal or walking boots /similar.

11.02.2019

The final week is working in the lamb marquee and they will be provided with the necessary overalls for this.

Yours sincerely

 

Mr A Bunker

Assistant Head – 6th Form

 

 



Letter to Whole School

14th January 2019

 

Dear Parents/Carers

 

Dance Club

Wednesday’s 3.15- 4.15

 

Dance club will be starting up again after school and is still run by Mrs Sappal. The first class will begin Wednesday 23rd January 2019.

 

If you would like your son/daughter to take part, please fill in the permission slip below and send back to Mrs Sappal ASAP.  Spaces are very limited, so it will be a first come first serve basis.


If your child has handed the slip in on time and got a place you will receive a second confirmation letter with dates attached.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Mrs Sappal

Dance Lead

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Permission Slip for Dance club- Please return to Mrs Sappal

I give permission for my son/daughter to join the after school dance club.

         I will collect my son/daughter at 4.15 promptly

or 

        My child is an independent traveller, I am happy for them to make their own way home at 4.15pm 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 Whole School

17th January 2019

 

Dear Parents/Carers,

E-Safety Coffee Morning

Friday 25th January 2019

9.30-11.00am

Meadow High School is holding an E-Safety Information Morning to share the findings from the family survey, providing an opportunity to discuss areas of concern highlighted by families.

The meeting will explore:

  • Issues that parents face in an ever changing electronic environment.
  • How parents can be guided to and understand an array of relevant and practical resources and programs.
  • How to engage children in a dialogue encouraging an open environment which helps children report any problems they may have.

If you would like to attend please complete the reply slip below and return to the school office.

We do hope you will be able to join us and look forward to working with you.

Yours sincerely

Mr M Rainsbury

Assistant Head Teacher

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

REPLY SLIP - E-Safety Coffee Morning - Please return to Mr Rainsbury

 

 (   ) I will be attending the E-Safety Coffee Morning on Friday 25th January 2019 at 9:30 to 11:00

 

Name:…………………………………………………………………………………………………………

 

E-Mail:…………………………………………………………………………………………………………

 

Signed:  ……………………………………………………..[Parents/Carer]    Date …………………………



Letter to selected pupils

11th January 2017

 

Dear Parents / Carers,

Fitness club

Your child has successfully gained a place in the above club. The club will run every Wednesday (starting next week) until 20th March. The club finishes at 16:15 and parents should come into the reception to collect their children. Please note that pupils will be required to bring in 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.

If a club has to be cancelled for any reason you will be notified in advance.

Kind Regards,

Mr. M. Vincent

PE Faculty Leader

 


Letter to selected pupils

11th January 2017

Dear Parents / Carers,

Fitness club

Your child did not gain a place in the above club and has been placed on the reserves list. Should a pupil drop out of the club then your child may gain a place. If this were to occur you will receive a notification from me.

Kind Regards,

 

Mr. M. Vincent

PE Faculty Leader

 


Letter to selected pupils

14th January 2019

 

Dear Parents / Carers,

 

Panathlon Tournament

 

Your child has been selected to represent Meadow High School at the above event. The event will be taking place on Thursday 17th January. For this event they will need to bring their PE kit or, if they would like to, they can come into school in their PE kit.

 

They will leave school at 9.30am and return at 14:30. They will require a healthy packed lunch. 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. If you have any questions just let me know.

 

Kind Regards,

 

 

Mr. B. Anstee

 

­­­REPLY SLIP: Panathlon Football – please return to Mr. Anstee

 

Name of child:  _____________________________  Class:  ________

 

 

  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

14th January 2019

Dear Parents/Carers,

 

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

has secured a place in the Summer 2019 production ‘Motown Magic’

 

Rehearsals will be on Mondays’ immediately after school until 4.15pm. The first rehearsal is Monday 21st January 2019. Please note these are all of the after school rehearsal dates:

 

Monday 21st January 2019

Monday 28th January 2019

Monday 4th February 2019

Monday 11th February 2019

Monday 25th February2019

Monday 4th March 2019

Monday 11th March 2019

Monday 18th March 2019

Monday 25th March 2019

Monday 1st April 2019

Monday 29th April 2019

Monday 13th May 2019

Monday 20th May 2019

Monday 3rd June 2019

Monday 10th June 2019

Monday 17th June 2019

Monday 24th June 2019

 

As mentioned in the sign up letter, your child will need to be picked up at 4.15pm 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 pupils and parents must uphold for the safety of the pupils. Pupils will have three warnings for any unacceptable behaviour during rehearsals. Each warning will be sent home with your child explaining the nature of the behavior. On the 3rd 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,

 

Mrs Kalia-Sappal

Lead Dance Teacher        

 



Letter to Whole School

14th January 2019

Dear Parents / Carers 

Meadow High School’s Musical Production Summer 2019

“Motown Magic”

We will be starting rehearsals for our summer production on Monday 21st January 2019. These will be immediately after school until 4.15pm. This year’s production has been written by a team of our students from years 10, 11 and 6th form, and is an original script incorporating many Musical theatre favourites.

Much like last year students have the opportunity to be a part of the production selecting to either have a role on stage or to be a part of the back stage crew working on set design, props and costumes. This will be a great opportunity to work on fine gross motor skills painting, making sculptures and sewing and still be a part of the whole production team. Please tick which area of interest your child would like to join.

As always, if ticked to be on stage, your child will be given song words and a script if they need to learn any lines, all the music is contemporary and can easily be found on the internet. This year most students will be learning mainly song numbers and students who show interest in learning lines will be given so.

So that we can raise funds for costumes, props and scenery we will be asking for a one off voluntary donation of £15, however, no child will be excluded if they are unable to make the donation.

If you would like your child to be in the production, please complete and return the attached slip as soon as possible to secure a place. Confirmation letters will be sent out by Thursday 17th January 2019. The confirmation letter will also contain details of rehearsal and performance dates. Please note only students who have received confirmation letters will be staying at school for rehearsals.

If any parents are willing to assist regularly at rehearsals then we may be able to increase the number of places available. However, we do require all volunteers to be DBS checked prior to volunteering. Please indicate on the attached form if you are able to attend the rehearsals every week and if you hold a current DBS certificate. On the confirmation letter we will also confirm if your help will be required.

Please be aware your child will need to be picked up at 4.15pm promptly unless they are an independent traveller and you sign the permission form. Pupils who are not currently independent travellers must be picked up.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Yours sincerely,

     Mrs Sappal (Lead Dance Teacher)

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REPLY-SLIP:  Motown Magic - Please return to Mrs Sappal ASAP

 

I would like my child _____________________________________________ in Tutor Group _____________

to take part in the school’s Summer 2019 Production.

 

If your child is in Year 11 or 6th form they will need to stay on until the end of the school year for the show in July.

 

Please check the following:

 

5 I confirm that they will be able to attend the rehearsals each week (barring emergency or illness).

 

5 I confirm that I can make arrangements for my child to be picked up promptly at 4.15pm.

or

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

 

Team

 

5 I confirm my child would like to be on stage and to rehearse for an acting or dancing role

 

Or

 

5 I confirm my child would like to be part of backstage crew making props, costumes and set design

 

My emergency contact number______________________________________________________ (name)

 

Second emergency contact number __________________________________________________ (name)

 

Medication needed during rehearsal time _____________________________________________

 

____________________________________________________________________________________

 

Signed_________________________________________Parent/Carer       Date_________________

 

 

 
 

Parent Helpers

 

I would like to offer my help at rehearsals ___________________________________ (name)

 

I would like to offer to help by __________________________________________________

 

I confirm that I hold a current DBS certificate YES / NO           DBS date:         /         /       .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For school use only:

      Date returned _________________________________ Number ______________________

 

 

 



Letter to selected pupils

                                                                                                                    

Wednesday 16th January, 2019

 

Differences in the way sensory information is processed

Dear Parent/ Carer,

As a school we are very keen to try and make the school as relaxed and calm an environment for all our students.  To help us do this we would really like you to complete the attached sensory needs questionnaire.  We hope to use the information to get a better idea of how we can change our school building and teaching to help students.  This checklist has been developed through a research project funded by the government at Birmingham University.

 

Many young people with Autism have sensory needs such as being over or under sensitive to light, smells, sounds, foods, clothes etc.  Sometimes they become overwhelmed because of problems when the brain tries to make sense of all this information.   For many this can make them very anxious.  If we understand the students difficulties better it can help us to improve the school environment for the students.

 

If you would like more information about this checklist please feel free to contact Mrs Watson at school or by email  twatson@meadowhighschool.org, or even better why not pop along to our next ASD coffee morning, which is held at school once a month on a Wednesday, from 10.00 am to 11.00 am and chat to her in person. The dates for the remainder of this academic year are as follows:

Wednesday 13th February,

Wednesday 20th March,

Wednesday 24th April,

Wednesday 15th May,

Wednesday 19th June,

Wednesday 17th July.

 

Many thanks for your help.

Yours sincerely,

 

C. Caddell

Deputy Head Teacher


 


Letter to Whole School

16th January 2019

 

TimesTable Rockstars

Dear Parents/Carers,

Meadow High School is pleased to inform you that we have subscribed to the website ‘TimesTable Rockstars’. All pupils have their individual log in username and passwords, this allows them to log on at any time to practice their times tables skills.

Pupils can choose their rock star names and have fun creating their own avatars too, progress can be tracked when pupils log on.

Your pupil’s individual log in details will be the initial of their first name and their last name and password is Meadow (with a capital M)

Example:

Username: amistry

Password: Meadow

Teachers may set homework through the website, however pupils are free to access it whenever they wish. https://ttrockstars.com/home

Feel free to contact me via your child’s link book if you have any further questions.

Yours sincerely,

 

Mrs Mistry

Head of Maths Faculty


Letter to Year 11 and 12

January 2019

Dear Parent/Guardian,

Please find a letter attached from the National Citizen Service (NCS), a Government-funded programme for all 15-17year olds (year’s 11 and 12).

The Challenge, the country’s largest provider of NCS, is delivering over 500 places in Hillingdon in summer 2019. It is a part-residential programme split into 3 parts, taking place over 18 days in the summer – see details attached

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.

For those parents who have already signed up, or are looking to find out more; NCS representatives will be holding an assembly on Monday 4th February at 9:05-9:25am at Meadow High School. They will also be attending the Parent consultation evening on Thursday 14th March.

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. If you would like to come to the assembly on Monday 4th February please complete the reply slip below by Friday 8th March.

Yours sincerely,

A Bunker

Mr. A. K. Bunker

Head of Sixth Form/Assistant Head

 

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

 

I would like to attend the NCS assembly on Monday 4th February at 9:05-9:25

 

Student name…………………………… How many people will be attending ……

 

Contact name……………………………Signature………………….Date …………………..

 


Letter to Year 13/14

January 2019

Dear Parents / Carers / Student

I am writing to you regarding Project SEARCH, a programme which prepares young adults with learning difficulties and disabilities for competitive employment. The goal is to provide onsite internship experiences for young adults so they can acquire the necessary skills which employers require.  Students will work in real work settings and it is hoped they will achieve paid employment at the end of the course. Our own at the Marriott at Heathrow has exceeded expectation and they have attracted rave reviews from across West London Communities. Project SEARCH holds an enviable 60% progression rate of Supported Interns into full time paid employment (National figures show only 7.8% of individuals with SEND achieve employment). In our first year which finished in September 2017 we managed to achieve 70% employment for the interns and this success rate continued the following year.

Hillingdon are now seeking to recruit towards their fourth year of the Project SEARCH model and with its current success the host company London Heathrow Marriott Hotel will continue to work in partnership with Meadow School and Hillingdon Borough towards delivering the Project SEARCH programme (10 spaces are available).  We anticipate the project will continue the following year with 10 additional places for the academic year 2020-2021.

 If accepted students will have the opportunity of working and learning new skills in many of the departments within the Marriott Heathrow. 

The London Heathrow Marriott Hotel will be hosting 2 Project SEARCH Open evenings on Thursday 31st January, and Monday 11th  February from 6:00pm – 8:00pm.  The event is open to all interested parties and will provide an overview of Project SEARCH; what it is, how it uses partnerships to achieve successful outcomes for individuals with SEND, what opportunities exist for starts this September and will highlight the timeline and process for applications.

 

If you are interested in this very exciting opportunity and attending one of the Open evenings, could you please complete and return the attached reply slip to Meadow School Reception no later than Friday 18th January. Should you have any queries please contact Mr Bunker at Meadow School - abunker@meadowhighschool.org  or telephone 01895 443310

Yours sincerely

 

Mr A Bunker

Assistant Head

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

 

I would like to attend the Project Search information evening at the London Heathrow Marriott on:

 

 Thursday 31st  January from 6.00 – 8.00

 

 Monday 11th February from 6.00 – 8.00

 

 

Student name……………………………………………

 

How many people will be attending ………………….

 

Contact name……………………………………………

 

Contact No: ……………………………………………..

 

 

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


 

Letter to Whole School

 

8th January 2018

Dear Parents / Carers,

After School Clubs 2018-19

During this term football club and fitness club will be running 3.15-4.15pm. 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 17th September – Finishing 10th December

Starting 14th January – Finishing 25th March

Starting 29th April – Finishing 8th July

WED

15.15- 16.15

BASKETBALL

MAX 20 STUDENTS

FINISHED

FITNESS

MAX 10 STUDENTS

Starting 16th January –

Finishing 27th March

CRICKET

MAX 20 STUDENTS

 

Please note that for all clubs, pupils 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 fitness 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 –Please return to MR. VINCENT

 

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

 

  • Football Club
  • Fitness Club

 

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

 

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

 

Emergency contact details:    _________________________________________

 

Signed:            _________________________________


Letter to selected pupils

January 2019

Dear Parent/Carer,

 

For their Unit Award in Food Technology pupils will be focusing on 4-6 units of work, with a range of different cooked products. Pupils will be taking part in some theory lessons to further their understanding of Health and Safety in the kitchen and practical lessons where they will be building up their confidence towards everyday cooking.

 

Pupils will also take part in sensory evaluations of various foods. If you wish your child to take home the products that he/she prepares, the amount required for the practical and taste testing lessons will be £10.00 for each Term.

 

In order to save administration time, we would like the cost of your child’s Food Technology practical work to be paid all at once, however if this causes a problem could you please let me know by filling in the appropriate part of the slip below.

 

Thank you in advance. 

Miss LePage

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Food Technology Department – Miss LePage

            Please delete as appropriate:

           

  • I agree to pay the full amount for all practical lessons - £10.00
  • I would prefer to pay for each practical lesson on the day - £1.00

 

 

Childs Name _____________________     Class __________

 

Signed _________________________     Date   _________________

 

            I enclosed the amount of _________

 

         


Letter to Year 7

 

January 2019

Dear Parent/Carer,

In Food Technology in Year 7 pupils focus on health and safety whilst making bread based dishes. This term pupils will be making:

 

  • Vegetable Pasty
  • Meringue Nests
  • Quick Bap Pizza
  • Mediterranean Rice
  • Festival Project

 

If you wish your child to take home the products that he/she prepares, the amount required for all practical lessons will be £5.00.  A suitable container will also be provided so that cooked products can be taken home.

 

In order to save administration time, we would like the cost of your child’s Food Technology practical work to be paid for all at once, however if this causes a problem could you please let me know by filling in the appropriate part of the slip below.

 

Thank you in advance. 

Miss LePage

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Food Technology Department – Miss LePage

            Please delete as appropriate:

           

  • I agree to pay the full amount for all practical lessons this term  - £5.00
  • I would prefer to pay weekly  - £1.00 per week for 5 weeks

 

Childs name _____________________     Class _________________

 

Signed _________________________     Date   _________________

 

I enclose the amount of ___________

                                                                                                                     


Letter to Year 8

 

January 2019

Dear Parent/Carer,

In Food Technology in Year 8 pupils focus on Fruit and Vegetables. This term we will be making:

  • Muesli Bars
  • Banana Muffins
  • Mini Quiche
  • Festival Project             

            Pupils will also taste and evaluate a range of foods.

If you wish your child to take home the products that he/she prepared, the amount required for all practical lessons will be £6.00 which is equivalent to £1.50 per lesson.  A suitable container will also be provided so that cooked products can be taken home.

In order to save administration time, we would like the cost of your child’s Food Technology practical work to be paid all at once, however if this causes a problem could you please let me know by filling in the appropriate part of the slip below.

 

Thank you in advance.

Miss LePage

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            Food Technology Department – Miss LePage

            Please delete as appropriate:

           

  • I agree to pay the full amount for all practical lessons - £6.00
  • I would prefer to pay for each practical lesson on the day - £1.50

 

 

Childs name _____________________     Class _________________

 

Signed _________________________     Date   _________________

 

            I enclosed the amount of ___________      

          


Letter to Year 9

January 2019

Dear Parents/Carer,

In Food Technology in Year 9 we focus on Meat and Dairy products. This term we will be making:

 

  • Cauliflower Cheese
  • Cheese and Tomato Pasta Bake
  • Shortbread
  • Chilli Con Carne
  • Festival Project

 

            Pupils will also taste and evaluate a range of dishes containing cereal products.

 

In order to save administration time, we would like the cost of your child’s Food Technology practical work to be paid for all at once, however, if this causes a problem could you please let me know by filling in the appropriate part of the slip below.

 

If you wish your child to take the products that he/she prepares, the amount required for all practical lessons will be £7.50 which is equivalent to £1.50 per lesson. We will also provide a suitable container for the food to be taken home in.

 

            Thank you in advance for your support.

 

            Miss LePage

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            Food Technology Department – Miss LePage

            Please delete as appropriate:

           

  • I agree to pay the full amount for this term’s practical lessons - £7.50
  • I would prefer to pay for each practical lesson on the day - £1.50

 

 

Childs name _____________________     Class _________________

 

Signed _________________________     Date   _________________

 

I enclosed the amount of ___________

         



Letter to selected pupils

 

            January 2019

Dear Parent/Carer,

In Food Technology we will be focusing on independent cooking. We will focus on Health and Safety within a kitchen and cooking everyday meals to learn new skills. There will be a combination of taste testing, evaluation of products as well as practical lessons.

 

In order to save administration time, we would like the termly cost of your child’s Food Technology practical work to be paid all at once. However, if this causes a problem could you please let me know by filling in the appropriate part of the slip below.

 

If you wish your child to take home the products that he/she prepared, the amount required for the practical and taste testing lessons will be £5.00 which is equivalent to £1.00 per lesson.

 

There will be a total of 3 payments throughout the year and a letter will be sent at the beginning of each term. This will be your second payment.

 

Thank you in advance. 

 

Yours faithfully,

Miss LePage

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Food Technology Department – Miss LePage

            Please delete as appropriate:           

  • I agree to pay the full amount for all practical lessons - £5.00
  • I would prefer to pay for each lesson on the day - £1.00

 

Childs name _____________________     Class _________________

 

Signed _________________________     Date   _________________

 

            I enclose the amount of ____________       


      

Letter to selected Year 9

10th January 2019

Dear Parents / Carers,

Re: London Step into Sport Leadership Academy

 

You child has been selected to attend a day at Lord’s Cricket ground on Thursday 17th January 2019.

 

The purpose is to develop leadership skills in young people with and without SEND, with an increased emphasis on further training and deployment opportunities in workforce specific roles.

 

On this day they will need to come into school wearing school uniform and have a healthy packed lunch with plenty of drink. If your child is entitled to a free school meal then one will be provided for them.

 

The event will be taking place during school time and we aim to be back in time for transport. Should there be any major traffic problems on the return home then you will be contacted.

 

Kind Regards,

 

Mr. Morgan

Teacher



 

Letter from London Borough of Hillingdon

 

 

Dear young people, 

 

Want your voice to be heard and help make changes in Hillingdon? Are you aged 10 and over? Do you have an additional need, special educational need or disability? 

 

If so we want to hear from you. We want to know: 

 

-​ What is important to you and other young people? 

 

  • What will keep you and others interested in work the Local Authority are doing?

 

  • What are the best ways to communicate with young people?

 

  • Have you heard of / seen / used any of the following websites?​ (online Local Offer / Connect to Support  /  Young Hillingdon)

 

  • What features do you like / dislike on either of the above?

 

 

Come along to the meeting below and tell us what you think; 

Thursday 10th January 2019 

5:00pm until 7:30pm

Committee Room 3 at the Civic Centre, High Street, Uxbridge, UB8 1UW 

 

You can come alone, come with a friend or bring someone to support you. The event is being hosted by the Local Authority, young people and adults from a national organisation called KIDS ​https://www.kids.org.uk/  

 

On the afternoon of the 11th January, your ideas and views will be shared with policy makers in Hillingdon and you are welcome to stay.

 

If you would like to attend please book your place by following this link;  Bookings  

 

 



Last Term

Letter to selected pupils

21st December 2018

Dear Parents and Carers,

I am writing to you to update you on our Speech and Language provision. 

Over the past year we have had a lot of staff movement due to relocation or promotion. Owing to the short remaining time of our current contract we have been unable to recruit permanent members of staff. We have however recruited a Locum Therapist who has put in place programs for pupils with EHCP speech and language requirements. Unfortunately, this Locum is currently unwell but the programs are being delivered and monitored by our Rehabilitation Assistants and school staff.

Please be assured that we have, and are continuing to make every effort to recruit a permanent therapist. We have advertised prolifically and have approached every locum agency. It appears there is a national shortage of Speech and Language Therapists. 

We will continue to make every effort to recruit and will be monitoring the provision for children with Speech and Language needs closely. I will update you should there be any further developments.

Yours sincerely,  

Mrs J Rigby

Headteacher


19th December 2018

Dear Parent / Carer,

In PSHCE lessons and as part of the PSHCE scheme of work, children will be studying Sex and Relationship Education (SRE). This will be delivered at a level appropriate to the ability and understanding of our pupils.

Meadow High values the importance of SRE to help support young people through the main themes (as stated by the PSHE Association) of Health and Wellbeing, Relationships and Living in the Wider World.

We value the partnership of home and school, of parent and teacher in this important area of personal development.

SRE is firmly rooted within the framework of the PSHCE, the Healthy Hillingdon Healthy School Standard Guidance and follows the DfES Sex and Relationship Education guidance 0116/200, the PSHE Association and the National Curriculum 2014.

Although SRE is now a statutory part of PSHE I would like to take the opportunity to inform parents that you do have a right to withdraw your children from all or part of the Sex and Relationship Education at Meadow High School.

As part of the Meadow High School SRE policy a child that is withdrawn from a SRE lesson will have appropriate alternative arrangements made.

Class FB will be covering SRE in the spring and summer term, they will be learning about:

Public and private places

Public and private body parts

Body parts male and female - differences and similarities

The underwear rule

Life cycle of animals and people

Puberty

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Mrs J Evans                          Miss F Bonnar

PSHCE Coordinator             Form Tutor

 


Letter to whole school

 

11th December 2018

Reminder - SIMS Lite Parent APP

Dear Parent / Carer,

We have a new convenient way for you to access, review and request changes to the data held on you and your children direct from your phone, as well as see term dates. 

You’ll be able to access our new parent app and website at your own convenience via smartphone, tablet or PC – anytime, anywhere. 

What will you find in SIMS Parent:

  • School term, inset dates and contact details available at the click of a button
  • Access to update your contact details, so we always have the most up-to-date information in case of emergency 
  • If you have more than one child at school, you’ll have access to this information for all your children, from the same app. 

Getting started with the SIMS Parent

We will need to send you an activation email, where you can simply click on the link from your tablet, PC or smartphone to activate your account. Please complete the reply slip below to ensure that we have your up-to-date email address.

Yours sincerely,

 

Jenny Rigby

Headteacher

 

REPLY SLIP – SIMS Parent APP – please return to school office

 

Please find below our current email address details, so that I can receive your SIMS Parent activation email.

 

Childs Name:  ______________________________    Class: _________

Parent / Carer Name [please print]: ________________________________________

Signed:  ________________________________    Date: ________________

Email Address: ________________________________


Letter to Year 9 - 14

13th December 2018

Years 9-14 Residential Trip to Devon

Monday 25th March – Friday 29th March 2019

Dear Parents/Carers,

I am pleased to say that we are able to run the trip to the Calvert Trust, Exmoor, Devon from Monday 25th March – Friday 29th March 2019

The trip will give pupils an opportunity to take part in outdoor and team building activities such as canoeing, climbing, archery, swimming and many other exciting outdoor activities. It also gives the children a chance to improve personal living skills and social skills, it really is a memorable experience, one which creates fond memories for all involved.

There are 32 places available and these will be allocated via a ballot draw which will take place before we break up for Christmas.  Letters will be issued to let you know if your child has a place in the New Year.

The total cost of the trip is unconfirmed at the moment, but would be in the region of £350. Calvert Trust prices have gone up this year, but I have requested money from various organisations to help keep the cost down. The cost will include the transport to and from Devon (coach), food, accommodation, staffing and activities, which is amazing value for money.  A payment plan will be in place in the New Year to help stagger payments once the total is confirmed.

If you are interested please complete the slip below and return to the school ASAP. 

Yours sincerely

Miss S Bhopal

Trip Organiser

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Re: Residential trip to Devon on Monday 25th March – Friday 29th March 2019

 

I would like my child __________________________________________________(name) in ____________(form) to attend the Devon Residential

 

Signed: _____________________________     Date  ___________________

 

Please return to Miss Bhopal no later than Wednesday 19th December 2018


Letter to Selected Parents

11th December 2018

Dear Parent / Carer,

SIMs Parent APP

Thank you for providing us with your email address.  According to our records, you have not yet activated your account. 

Once activated, you will be able to access the new parent app and website at your own convenience via smartphone, tablet or PC – anytime, anywhere.

This is a new convenient way for you to access, review and request changes to the data held on you and your children direct from your phone as well as see key term dates.

What will you find in SIMS Parent:

• School term, inset dates and contact details available at the click of a button

• Access to update your contact details, so we always have the most up-to-date information in  

  case of emergency

• If you have more than one child at school, you’ll have access to this information for all your

  children, from the same app.

Getting started with the SIMS Parent

1. An activation email has been sent to the email address provided to school, simply click on the link from your tablet, PC or smartphone to activate your account.

2. You can then login using your normal Facebook, Twitter, Google or Microsoft username and password.

3. From your smartphone or tablet, download the app from the Google Play or Apple App store – search  for SIMS Parent.

4. From a PC or Windows phone, login online at www.sims-parent.co.uk

Please note that your activation email is unique to you and should not be used by anyone else. If you require an additional login then please contact the school. Your activation email will expire after 14 days if it is not used, please contact your school if you require a replacement after this date.

Yours sincerely,

 

Jenny Rigby

Headteacher