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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LETTER TO WHOLE SCHOOL

19th April 2018

Re: After School Clubs 2017-2018

Dear Parents / Carers,

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

 

AUTUMN TERM

SPRING TERM

SUMMER TERM

MON

15.15- 16.15

FOOTBALL

Starting 18th September – Finishing 11th December

Starting 8th January – Finishing 19th March

Starting 23rd April – Finishing 9th July

WED

15.15- 16.15

TAG RUGBY

MAX 20 STUDENTS

FINISHED

FITNESS

MAX 10 STUDENTS

FINISHED

CRICKET

MAX 20 STUDENTS

Start 25th April –

Finishing 13th July

 

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

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

Kind Regards,

Mr. M. Vincent
PE Faculty Leader

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REPLY SLIP: AFTERSCHOOL CLUBS – MR. VINCENT

 

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

 

  • Football Club
  • Cricket Club

 

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

 

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

 

Emergency contact details:    _________________________________________

 

Signed:            _________________________________

 


LETTER TO SELECTED PUPILS ONLY

19 April 2018

Dear Parents / Carers,

Re: Middlesex Cricket Inclusion Day

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

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

Kind Regards,
Mr. Morgan

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REPLY-SLIP - Middlesex Cricket Inclusion Day

Please return to you form tutor as soon as possible.

Pupils name:__________________________________________
    [Please delete as appropriate below]

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

Tuna               Egg               Cheese

 

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

 

Signed  ___________________________________     Date  ____________________

 


LETTER TO WHOLE SCHOOL

18 April 2018

Dear Parents/Carers,

Non-Uniform Day - Friday 4th May 2018

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

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

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

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

Thank you for your support.

Yours sincerely,

Miss Nolan
6th Form Teacher
                                                                                                                 

 


LETTER TO SELECTED PUPILS ONLY

Wednesday 18th April 2018

Dear Parents/Carers,                                                                                                               

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

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

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

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

Yours faithfully,

Miss C Sojka      
Reading Intervention Manager

 


LETTER TO WHOLE SCHOOL

Monday 16th April 2018

 

Shoebox Appeal

Dear Parent/Carers,

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

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

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

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

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

What NOT to include in boxes

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

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

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

Thank you to all who have donated so far. 

Many thanks in anticipation of your support,

Miss Nolan and Mrs Daniels 


LETTER TO CLASS 9ML

29 March 2018

 

Dear Parents/Carers,

Change of Form Tutor – Class 9ML

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

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

Yours sincerely,

Ms J Richards
Assistant Head


LETTER TO CLASS 10KH

26th March 2018

 

Dear Parents/Carers,

Change of Form Tutor – Class 10KH

Mr Ho will be leaving us at Easter.

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

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

Yours sincerely,

Ms J Richards
Assistant Headteacher


LETTER TO CLASS AMu

26th March 2018

 

Dear Parents/Carers,

Change of Form Tutor – Class AMu

Mr Mubarak is having a change of role after Easter.

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

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

Yours sincerely,

Mr Bunker
Assistant Headteacher


 

14 March 2018

Letter to specific pupils re trip to  McDonalds for PSHE

Dear Parents/Carers,                                                                                  

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

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

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

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

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

Yours Sincerely,

Mr Millard
Team Leader

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

 (  )      I enclose a contribution of £5

 

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

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

(Parent / Guardian)    

 


14th March 2018

Letter re Art items needed for Thematic classes


Dear Parents/Guardians,                                                                     

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

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

Thank you in advance for helping support,

Kind regards,

C. Kepinska,

 

Arts Faculty Leader

 


15 March 2018

Letter to selected pupils re Curling Tournament

 

Dear Parents / Carers,

Curling Tournament at Pield Heath

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

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

Kind Regards,

 

Mr Morgan
PE Teacher


14 March 2018

Letter to GCSE Art Students only re GCSE Art Day
 

Dear Parent/Carer,

Art GCSE day

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

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

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

Thank you in advance for your support.


Mr D.Hancox
Art Teacher

____________________________________________________________________________

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

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

Signed______________________________                   Date________________


Contact No. ______________________________      

 


8th March 2018

 

Dear Parents/ Carers, 

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

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

We would kindly accept any donations of:

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

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

Many thanks for your support.

 

Amy Willis 
Class Teacher (AW)

 

 


5th March 2018

 

Dear Parents / Carers,

LYG18 Inter Zone Basketball Competition

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

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

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

Kind Regards,

Mr. M. Vincent

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

My emergency contact details are        ______________________________________

 

Signed:                                                       _______________________

 


7th March 2018

Dear Parent / Carer,

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

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

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

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

Yours sincerely,

 

Mrs J Evans
PSHCE coordinator

 


Dear Parents / Guardians,

Natural History Museum Trip –   xxxx/03/18

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you in advance for your help and support.

Yours faithfully,

 

A Terry

Head of Science

                                                                                                                                                                       

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 


5th March 2018

Dear Parent/Guardian,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

Yours sincerely,

 

Mr A Bunker
(Assistant Head)

 


Letter to Class TW only

26/02/2018

Dear Parent(s)/Carer(s)

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

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

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

Yours sincerely,

Mrs T Watson

Maths Tutor

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REPLY    To Mrs T Watson

Airport Bowls 28.3.18

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

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

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

I will provide a drink/snack                                                                                          □     

 



28 February 2018

Letter to Sixth Form pupils

 

RE: Easter Egg Hunt

Dear Parents/Guardians,

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

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

Many thanks for your help and support.

Yours sincerely,

Miss K Nolan

Sixth Form Tutor

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Easter Egg Hunt – please return to Miss Nolan

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

 

Student’s name: ­­­­_____________________________ Tutor group__________


Letter to Whole School

26th February 2018

Re: Inter-house football match

Dear Parents / Carers,

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

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

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

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

Yours sincerely,

 

Mr. M. Vincent

PE Faculty Leader

 

 


Letter to selected pupils

26/02/18

Re: South London Special League

Dear Parents / Carers,

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

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

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

Kind Regards,

 

Mr. M. Vincent

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

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

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

 

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

My emergency contact details are        ______________________________________

Signed:                                                       ______________________________________

                                                                                                


23 February

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

 


22 February 2018

Letter re trip to Germany

Dear Parents/Carers,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Yours faithfully,

A. Fabisch
Community Cohesion Leader

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

Name of Child: _______________________________________ Class: ____________________________                                        

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

My child’s passport number: __________________________________________________________________

Passport Expiry date: ________________________________________________________________________

Signed: _______________________________________ Print name: __________________________________

Contact details: _____________________________________________________________________________

Tel:  Home: ________________________________                          Mobile: _____________________________

Work: ________________________________                                   Date: ______________________________


 

21st February 2018

Letter to Classes AM, AW, FB and JR

Dear Parents/ Carers,

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

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

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

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

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

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

Kind Regards,

 

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

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

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

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

 

Signed _____________________________________       Date _________________________


19 February 2018

Letter to all Students re World Book Day and Activities Week

 

Dear Parents/Guardians,

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you in advance for your kind support.

Yours faithfully,

 

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

 



February 2018

Letter to Students taking BTEC Level 2 Home Cooking

 

Dear Parent/Carer,

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

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

Mrs. P. Shukla
Food Technology

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Please return to Mrs Shukla

 

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

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

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



February 2018

Letter to students taking BTEC Level 1 Home Cookery

 

Dear Parent/Carer,

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

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

Mrs. P. Shukla
Food Technology

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Please return to Mrs Shukla

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

Home Cooking Skills Witness Statement:

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

 


5 February 2018

Letter to whole school about the Inclusive Choir

Dear Parent/Carer,  

Inclusive Choir

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

We will work on 5-10 signalong songs.

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

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

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

Yours sincerely,

 

Mr K Ho
Music Lead

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

Pupils Name:  ________________________  Class:  _______

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

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

Signed:   _________________________________   Date: ________________         

 


8th February 2018

Letter to Class 9ML

Dear Parents/Carers,

Change of Form Tutor – Class 9ML

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

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

There is no change to the class Teaching Assistants.

Mr. Beattie

 

 

Yours sincerely,

Ms J Richards
Assistant Head KS3/4


25/01/18

Re: South London Special League

Dear Parents / Carers,

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

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

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

Kind Regards,

Mr. M. Vincent

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

My emergency contact details are        ______________________________________

 

Signed:                                                       _______________________

 


 

 



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

 

15th January 2018

Dear Parents / Carers / Student

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

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

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

Yours sincerely

Mr A Bunker
Assistant Head

 

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

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

 

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

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

Form …………………………

 

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

 


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

Friday 12th January 2018

 

Dear Parents/Carers,                                                                                             

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

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

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

Monday 15th January 2018

Monday 22rd January 2018

Monday 29th January 2018

Monday 5th February 2018

Monday 19th February 2018

Monday 26th February2018

Monday 5th March 2018

Monday 12th March 2018

Monday 19th March 2018

Monday 26th March 2018

Monday 16th April 2018

Monday 23th April 2018

Monday 30th April 2018

Monday 14th May 2018

Monday 21st May 2018

Monday 4th June 2018

Monday 11th June 2018

Monday 18th June 2018

Monday 25th June 2018

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

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

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

Thank you for your ongoing support.

Yours sincerely,
Miss Kalia (Lead Dance Teacher)     

 


Letter to specific pupils only

Confirmation of place in Dance Club

12th January 2018

Dance Club Confirmation Letter

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Below are this terms Dance club dates:

Wednesday 17th January

Wednesday 24th January

Wednesday 31st January No club due to fundraiser

Wednesday 7th February

Wednesday 21nd February

Wednesday 28th February

Wednesday 7th March

Wednesday 14th March

Wednesday 21st March

Wednesday 28th March

 

Yours sincerely,

Miss M Kalia
Dance Lead    

 


Letter to Year 8 

Trip to Harry Potter World

 

Dear Parents/Guardians,

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you in advance for your help and support.

Yours faithfully,

Miss L Barratt                                      Mrs. N Nunn                               Miss E Bergin

English Teacher                                   English Teacher                          English Teacher

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

 

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

(  ) I enclose payment of £12.50

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

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

     Please specify the sandwich filling below

      (   ) Egg Mayonnaise        (   ) Tuna Mayonnaise         (   ) Cheese

 

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

 



 

Letter to Whole School

Hairdressing 

(this letter is available on request from Reception)

 

8 January 2018

Dear Parent/Guardian,

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

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

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

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

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

Yours faithfully
D Lennon

Hairdressing Salon

 

REPLY SLIP: Hairdressing Salon – Please return to D Lennon

I give permission for my child to:

Have their hair washed 

Have their hair cut

Have their nails painted

 

Childs Name:  _______________________________     Class: _______

Signed: _______________________________     Date:   ___________    



 


Letter to Whole School

Update on Shoebox Appeal

 

Wednesday 10th January 2018

Shoebox Appeal

Dear Parent/Guardians,

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

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

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

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

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

What NOT to include in boxes

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

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

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

Thank you to all those who have donated so far. 

Many thanks in anticipation of your continued support.

Miss Nolan and Mrs Daniels  

 


Letter to parents of pupils with ASD

ASD Support Group / dates

5 January 2018

 

MHS ASD Support Group

Support for Parents and Carers of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

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

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

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

Friday 12th January, 2018

Friday 9th March, 2018

Friday 11th May, 2018

Friday 8th June, 2018

Friday 13th July, 2018

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

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

Yours sincerely,

Mrs. T Watson
Lead Teacher Autism

 

 

 

 


Letter from Ealing Mencap

Travel Training Changes