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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23 January 2018

Dear Parents and Carers,

As part of this year’s summer show, Production Club is hosting a ‘Musical Fundraiser’ at Meadow High School on Wednesday 31st January @ 4.30pm - 6.30pm.

There will be refreshments and games to help raise money for equipment in the show, such as a new camera to live stream performances for students to watch from their classrooms.

Tickets cost £6.00 each and you will receive your own assortment of Musical themed treats such as:

  • Cheesy Nachos (with salsa, guacamole and sour cream sauce)
  • Mini beef or vegi burgers
  • Pretzels (sour cream and chive flavor)
  • Wicked cupcakes
  • French fries
  • Musical cookies (shortbread)
  • Squash

Teas and coffees will be available to purchase at 50p a cup and also additional treats, such as ice cream and popcorn at £1.00.

There will be live entertainment from the school band and some raffle prices (£1.00 a ticket) to be won.

Please ensure that your child is accompanied by an adult if attending the party.

Please return the reply slip to Miss Kalia, enclosing money and you will receive your ticket; as they are sold on a first come first serve basis with limited places.

M Kalia
Dance and Drama Lead

 

REPLY-SLIP – Musical Fundraiser Party – please return to Miss Kalia

Students Name ……………………………………………………… Class ………………

I would like ……. Tickets and have enclosed £…………

Any Dietary requirements [please state] ………………………………………………………………………

Please tick your preference:        Meat option                                 Vegetarian option  

 



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 to selected Sixth Form pupils only

Outstanding money for Home Economics lessons

 

15 January 2018

Dear Parent/Guardian,

I am writing to you as our records show that since September you have not made any contributions towards Home Economics practical lessons.

Your child has already taken part in practical cooking lessons where they have either taken the food made home or tried in their lessons.

In order for the school to be able to continue with practical cooking activities, we have to rely on parents’ donations (£5 pounds for each term - £15 a year – about £1.25 per cooking session).

Your outstanding balance so far is £10 – to cover Autumn and Spring terms.

Please contact me if you have any questions regarding the parental contributions.

Thank you in advance. 

 

Mrs A Fabisch
(Home Economics Teacher)

 

Please send the below slip and the contributions to Miss Siana Hagger - Food Technology            

Please delete as appropriate:           

  • I agree to pay the full amount for all practical lessons - £15.00 per year
  • I would prefer to pay for practical lessons each term - £5.00 a term and include payment of £10 to cover outstanding balance for Autumn and Spring terms

 

Childs name _____________________     Class _________________

 

Signed  _________________________     Date   _________________

I enclosed the amount of ___________

 


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 Year 9 Food Technology

January 2018

Dear Parents/Guardian

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
  • 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 £6.00 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.

Mrs P Shukla

 
   

 

            Food Technology Department – Mrs P Shukla

            Please delete as appropriate:

           

  • I agree to pay the full amount for this term’s 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 8 re Food Technology

January 2018

 

Dear Parent/Guardian,

In Food Technology in year 8, students focus on Fruit and Vegetables. This term we will be making:

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

Students 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.

Mrs P Shukla

REPLY SLIP

            Food Technology Department – Mrs P Shukla

            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 7 re Food Technology

January 2018

Dear Parent/Guardian,

In Food Technology in year 7, students focus on health and safety while making bread based dishes. This term students will be making:

  • Vegetable Pasty
  • Meringue Nests
  • Quick Bap Pizza

Students also taste and evaluate a range of foods.

If you wish your child to take home the products that he/she prepares, the amount required for all practical lessons will be £4.50.  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. 

 

Mrs P Shukla

 

REPLY SLIP:

Food Technology Department - Mrs P Shukla

            Please delete as appropriate:

           

  • I agree to pay the full amount for all practical lessons this term  - £4.50
  • I would prefer to pay weekly  - £1.50 per week for 3 weeks

 

Childs name _____________________     Class _________________

Signed _________________________     Date   _________________

I enclose the amount of ___________



Letter to Sixth Form taking Food Technology Option (AQA Unit Awards)

January 2018
 

Dear Parent/Guardian

In Food Technology we are working towards BTEC Jamie’s Home Cooking Skills (Level 1). We will be focusing on Health and Safety within a kitchen and cooking everyday meals. 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 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 £15.00 which is equivalent to £1.50 per lesson.

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

Thank you in advance. 

Yours Sincerely,

Mrs P Shukla

 

REPLY SLIP:

Food Technology Department - Mrs P Shukla

            Please delete as appropriate:           

  • I agree to pay the full amount for all practical lessons - £15.00
  • 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 pupils taking BTEC Level 1 Home Cookery (Sixth Form option)

8 January 2018

Dear Parent/Guardian

I would firstly like to introduce myself, my name is Mrs P Shukla and I teach Food Technology at Meadow High school. I will be teaching your child valuable cooking and food safety skills throughout the year in connection with the BTEC courses. I work with Miss Hagger who is the food technology teaching assistant who will also be available for help if needed.

In Food Technology we are working on BTEC Level 1 - Jamie’s Home Cooking Skills. We will be focusing on Health and Safety within a kitchen and cooking everyday meals following Jamie Oliver recipes. There will be a combination of taste testing, evaluation of products, as well as practical lessons.        

Along with this letter, you will receive a copy of the Edexcel / BTEC Courses Student handbook 2017 - 2018, this is for your own reference and support for the coming year to enable you to refer towards what we are learning and how the course will be run.  The Food Technology department will still be available to help and assist with any questions or issues you may have.

I would like to end this letter by saying thank you for taking the time to read the handbook and I look forward to teaching your child in Food Technology this academic year.

Thank you in advance. 

Yours faithfully,

Mrs P Shukla

 

REPLY SLIP:

Food Technology Department -  Mrs P Shukla          

  • I have received a copy of the BTEC handbook

Childs name ____________________     Class _________________

         

Signed _________________________     Date   _________________      

 



Letter to Sixth Form

Work Experience

 

15th January 2018

 

Dear Parents/Carers,

Please note that during the week commencing 19th March 2018 your son/daughter will be completing one weeks Work Experience. As a school we will endeavour to ensure that the students are allocated something they will enjoy and find helpful for learning skills that they will need for the future.

It would be appreciated if you have any contacts or ideas concerning your child’s work experience. If so, please provide me with any details, so that I can ensure that all the necessary documentation is in place.

I am available at the school or on my mobile 07841021772.  Mrs B Cryan can also be contacted at the school concerning issues related to Work Experience. 

Yours faithfully,

 

Sue Stock, Careers Advisor/Work Experience Coordinator
Bernie Cryan, Work Experience Coordinator

 


Letter to Whole School

E-Safety Information Afternoon and Evening Meetings

10 January 2018

 

Dear Parents/Carers

Meadow High School is holding an E-Safety Information Morning and Evening to share the findings from the recently completed parent survey, providing an opportunity to discuss areas of concern highlighted through the survey.

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 programmes.
  • 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 me.

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

Yours sincerely

Mr M Rainsbury
Head of Computing, Technology and Science

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

REPLY SLIP - E-Safety Parent Meeting - Please return to Mr Rainsbury

I will ….

(   ) Attend the evening session held on Thursday 25th January 2018 @ 5:00pm to 6:30pm

(   ) Attend the morning session held on Friday 26th January 2018 @ 9:30am to 11.00am

 

Name:………………………………………………………………

Signed:  …………………………………………………… [Parents/Guardian]    Date ……………………………

 


Letter to specific pupils only

You have a place on After School Fitness Club

 

9th January 2017

Re: Fitness club

Dear Parents / Carers,

Your child has successfully gained a place in the above club. The club will run every Wednesday (starting tomorrow) until 21st March. The club finishes at 4.15pm and parents should come into the reception to collect their children. Please note that 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.

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 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

Dance Club

10 January 2018

 

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 Miss Kalia. The first class will begin Wednesday 17th January 2018.

If you would like your son/daughter to take part please fill in the permission slip below and return to Miss Kalia 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,

 

Miss M Kalia

Dance Lead

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Permission Slip for Dance club - Please return to Miss Kalia

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

         I will collect my son/daughter at 4.15pm promptly

or

 
 

  My child is an independent traveler. 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 specific pupils only

Reading Intervention Groups

 

Wednesday 10th January 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. programme 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

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 to specific pupils only

South London Special League 

4 January 2018

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 Thursday 11th 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. Morgan

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 traveler and will make their own way home after the event.

 

My emergency contact details are        ______________________________________

 

Signed:       _______________________                                                                                                               

 


Letter from Ealing Mencap

Travel Training Changes

 

Letter to parents of pupils with ASD

MHS ASD Support Group

Support for Parents and Carers of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

 

 5th January, 2018

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 to Sixth Form

Project Search

January 2018

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. Current pilot programmes at the Hilton Hotel , Sofitel Hotel and our own at the Marriott at Heathrow have 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

Hillingdon are now seeking to recruit towards their third 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 2019-2020.

 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 Monday 22nd January, Thursday 22nd February from 6:30pm – 8:30pm.  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 12thJanuary. 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:

 Monday22nd January from 6.30 – 8.30

 Thursday 22nd February from 6.30 – 8.30

 

Student name……………………………………………

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

Contact name……………………………………………

Contact No: ……………………………………………..

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

 


Letter to Whole School
After School Sports Clubs

5th January 2018

Re: After School Clubs 2017-2018

Dear Parents / Carers,

During this term football club and fitness 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

Starting 10th January –

Finishing 21st March

CRICKET

MAX 20 STUDENTS

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 fitness club for this term, please fill out the reply slip and send back to me.

Kind Regards,

Mr. M. Vincent

PE Faculty Leader

 

REPLY SLIP: AFTERSCHOOL CLUBS – 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 traveler and will make their own way home.

Emergency contact details:    _________________________________________

Signed:            _________________________________

 


Letter to Whole School
Meadow Summer Production - "West End High" - plus reply slip.

Wednesday 3rd January 2018
 

Dear Parents / Carers                                                                                                

    Re: Meadow High School’s Musical Production Summer 2018
    “West End High”

We will be starting rehearsals for our summer production on Monday 15th January 2018. These will be immediately after school until 4.30pm. 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 favorites.

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 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.

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 11th January 2018. 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 4.30pm promptly unless they are an independent traveller and you sign the permission form. Pupils who are not currently independent travelers must be picked up.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Yours sincerely,

Miss M Kalia (Lead Dance Teacher)

REPLY SLIP:

Please return to Miss Kalia ASAP

re: West End High

I would like my child _________________________________________________________

in Tutor Group ______________________ to take part in the school’s Summer 2018 Production.

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

Please check the following:

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

     I confirm that I can make arrangements for my child to be picked up promptly at 4.30pm.

or

     My child is an independent traveler, I am happy for them to make their own way home at 4.30pm and I have signed         and returned the permission form to the school office.

Team

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

Or

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 expiry date:         /         /       .

For school use only:

     Date returned _______________________

 


Letter to class FB/IC only re "Out in the Community"

3rd January 2018

Dear Parents/Carers

We have been working hard to review the curriculum taught in our thematic class to make it more relevant to the student’s needs.  As part of this initiative, our class will be completing focused learning about being ‘Out in the Community’.  As a school, we feel this is a core life skill and one that needs to be addressed within a school as well as home context.

Within this unit of work we will have the opportunity to explore and learn about our local community and complete practical sessions where we learn everyday skills such as how to buy a drink in a café, shopping skills

We will be going on educational visits to a variety of local places.  This will enable the students to practice a range of social skills and appropriate behaviors in a public places.  Please let me know if there is anything in particular you would like us to focus on.  These visits will also link with cross curriculum learning such as our local area in Geography and Social Skills.

In order for the pupils to be able to access the trip their behaviour needs to be of a good/safe standard leading up to the trip.  Each pupil will be risk assessed and level of support assessed. 

In order for us to make these session motivating and interesting to the pupils as well as ‘real’ we are requesting a voluntary donation of £5 per half term to help support the cost of visits. This will be used to cover expenses directly related to the trips. Please send money into me via envelope in link book.

If you have any questions or queries about this learning activity please contact me via the Link book, phone or email me at fbonnar@meadowhighschool.org

Kind Regards

Miss Bonnar
Teacher


Letter to Class DH re Bowling trip

3rd January 2018

Dear Parents / Guardians                                                                                        

Venue Rouge Bowling - Wednesday 10th January 2018

Your child has been invited to join myself and Mrs Green for a day of Bowling.

The trip will take place on Wednesday 10th January 2018. We will be leaving school at 9:30am and returning to school at 3:00pm.

If you would be kind enough to complete the permission slip below and return it to me as soon as possible I would be very grateful.  If you have any further questions about the trip please feel free to contact me or Mrs Green.

Thank you in advance for your help and support.

Yours faithfully,

Mr D Hancox
LAC Interventions Teacher

                                                                                                                                               

 

REPLY SLIP:  Venue Rouge Bowling – Wednesday 10th January 2018

Please return to Mr Hancox

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

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

 


 

 

13 December 2017

Residential Trip

 

6 December 2017

Letter to pupils under 18 in school re Flu Vaccine yesterday.   If your child was due to have the vaccine PLEASE READ.