School Letters Home 

Meadow High School 

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

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

 Headteacher: Mrs Jenny Rigby


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SCHOOL LETTERS  HOME FROM SEPTEMBER 2018


Letter to Whole School

 

7th December 2018

 

Dear Parents/Carers,

Christmas Jumper Day

On Friday 21st December, we will be taking part in Christmas Jumper Day.

Your child may wear a Christmas jumper or non-uniform clothes. Pupils should bring in £1 and funds will be donated to Save the Children.

Many thanks for your support.

Yours sincerely,

Miss K Nolan


Letter to whole school

11th December 2018

Reminder - SIMS Lite Parent APP

Dear Parent / Carer,

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

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

What will you find in SIMS Parent:

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

Getting started with the SIMS Parent

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

Yours sincerely,

 

Jenny Rigby

Headteacher

 

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

 

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

 

Childs Name:  ______________________________    Class: _________

Parent / Carer Name [please print]: ________________________________________

Signed:  ________________________________    Date: ________________

Email Address: ________________________________


Letter to Year 9 - 14

13th December 2018

Years 9-14 Residential Trip to Devon

Monday 25th March – Friday 29th March 2019

Dear Parents/Carers,

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

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

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

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

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

Yours sincerely

Miss S Bhopal

Trip Organiser

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

 

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

 

Signed: _____________________________     Date  ___________________

 

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


Letter to Selected Parents

11th December 2018

Dear Parent / Carer,

SIMs Parent APP

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

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

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

What will you find in SIMS Parent:

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

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

  case of emergency

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

  children, from the same app.

Getting started with the SIMS Parent

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

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

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

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

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

Yours sincerely,

 

Jenny Rigby

Headteacher

 


Letter to selected pupils

Friday 14th December 2018

 

Dear Parents/Carers,

To support your child with their learning I have arranged an educational visit to The Beck Theatre to watch the Horrible Histories production of Terrible Tudors on Wednesday 23rd January 2019, as part of their studies in History. This is a great opportunity for the students to see history being bought to life as the show is very interactive and we are very lucky to get tickets to this popular show.

We will be leaving school at 10am and returning to school at 12.40pm, so the students will have lunch at school.  We will travel by mini bus, which will be driven by MIDAS (qualified) trained drivers, first aiders will also accompany us.

To cover the cost of the trip, I will need to ask for a contribution of £12.50. This is voluntary, but without sufficient financial contribution from parents, we will have to cancel this trip. Please note we are fortunate enough to get these tickets at an already reduced rate.

You might like to provide your child with a small amount of spending money (maximum £5.00) if your child wishes to purchase food or drink from the concession stand.

I hope very much that your child will be able to take part in this visit, as it designed to support their learning.  Please complete the attached slip and return it as soon as possible.  If you have any queries please feel free to contact me. 

Yours faithfully.

Miss S Bhopal

 

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Re:       Horrible Histories in Theatre Trip on Wednesday 23rd January 2019 – please return to Reception

 

I acknowledge that my child ………………………………………………………… has an educational trip to Beck Theatre.

 

(  ) I enclose my voluntary contribution on £12.50

 

Parents/Carer: ……………………………………………………..         Date: ………………………….

Emergency Contact Number: …………………………………………


letter to selected pupils

7 December 2018

Dear Parents / Carers,

PSHCE trip to Uxbridge

To support your child with their learning in PSHCE we have arranged an educational visit to various banks and shops in Uxbridge High Street to assist with their studies on Personal Finance. The event will be taking place on Wednesday 19th December.

We will leave school at 10.00am and return at 2:30pm. We will also be having a buffet lunch at Pizza Hut.

If your child would like to have pizza, the cost will be £9.  If your child would like to bring their own healthy packed lunch instead, they are welcome to do so. If your child is entitled to frees school meals, a packed lunch will be provided (please indicate sandwich choice below).

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

Kind Regards,

Miss Khan                                                                  

11ZK Form Tutor                               

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­­­REPLY SLIP: PSHCE trip to Uxbridge – please return to Miss Khan

 

Pupil Name:  _________________________________ Class:  _______

 

  My child is bringing their own packed lunch.

 

       My child is entitled to free school meals and would like a packed lunch provided

       Please tick sandwich choice:    ( ) tuna    ( ) cheese      ( ) egg   

 

  My child is having the Pizza Hut buffet and have enclosed £9.

 

 

Signed: ________________________________________ (Parent/Carer)


Letter to Class 10JT

Wednesday 12th December 2018

Dear Parents / Carers,

10JT Christmas Party

I am writing to you regarding the end of term festive arrangements.  As you are aware it is the upper schools Christmas dinner on Thursday 20th December which the students are really looking forward to.  On Wednesday 19th December it will be the lower schools turn to have their Christmas dinner in the hall and upper school will be having their packed lunches in their classrooms. 

This year we would like to have a small party with the class.  We intend to play some traditional party games and have some party food available for them to eat after their packed lunches.  If possible could you send your child in with a ‘sharing’ food item to contribute to the party?  We would appreciate anything you could give to make it a special occasion for the students.    

May I take this opportunity to wish you a peaceful holiday and a Happy New Year.

Yours Faithfully,

 

Mrs J Tudor

(10JT Form Tutor)    


Letter to Class HP

10th December 2018

Dear Parents/Carers,

PSHE Uxbridge Trip

To support your son/daughter with their learning, we would like visit Superdrug in Uxbridge on 14th December 2018 to look at the products used for personal hygiene. This will allow students to understand where they can find items and what they could be used for.

We will be travelling to Uxbridge by public transport. Students will be provided with bus passes from TFL, therefore will not need to bring in their own. We will be leaving school at 10.00am and coming back to school for 1.30pm.

We will also have lunch in Uxbridge and therefore require your child to bring spending money.

If your child is entitled to free school meals, then a packed lunch will be provided for them if they wish, please state sandwich choice below.

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

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

Yours faithfully,

Miss H Pasma

Form Tutor

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Reply Slip: PSHE Trip: Friday 14th December 2018 – please return to Miss Pasma

 

I give permission for my child ……………………………………….…………….…to attend.

 

( ) My child will bring spending money on the day to eat in Uxbridge (Maximum £10)

( ) My child will bring a packed lunch on this trip

( ) My child is entitled to free school meals and would like the following sandwich

                                                                                          ( ) cheese   ( ) tuna    ( ) egg

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

 

Parents/Carer: …………………………………………………… Date: …………………………..

 


Letter to Selected Pupils

6 December 2018

Dear Parents / Carers,

Re: South London Special League

Your child has been selected to represent Meadow High School at the above event. The event will be taking place on Thursday 13th December.  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 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 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. C. Morgan

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­­­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 tick)

 

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

 

My emergency contact details are        ______________________________________

 

Signed:                                                  ______________________________________


Letter to Selected Pupils

30 November 2018

 

Dear Parent / Carer,

Re: Notification of Change of Maths Teacher

I am writing to advise you that, due to unforeseen circumstances, your child has a new Maths Teacher, Mrs Mitek.

If you have any concerns about this change please contact the school.

Yours sincerely,

 

Ms C Caddell

Deputy Headteacher

 


Letter to KS3 Thematic

4th December 2018

Dear Parents/Carers,

As Christmas is getting closer, we are making arrangements to celebrate. Harefield Golf Club is very kindly putting on our annual Christmas party again this year. They provide food, a disco and a visit from Santa, where all of the children receive a gift. In previous years we have had a wonderful afternoon out, so we are very excited that they have invited us back. The children can wear their own clothes to the party, but please make sure that their outfits are suitable for dancing about in.

This year the party will take place on Friday 14th December 2018 at the Golf Club. In order for us all to arrive at the same time, we will be travelling by coach.  The coach has been kindly donated by Anadako, so we are able to offer this trip free of charge this year.

Should you have any questions about the party, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Kind Regards,

Mr M Rainsbury

Assistant Head

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REPLY-SLIP – Christmas Party at Harefield Golf Club

 

 

I give permission for ___________________________ to go to the Golf Club Christmas Party on Monday 14th December 2018.

 

Emergency contact number for 14th December: ____________________________________

 

Specific dietary requirements____________________________________________________

___________________________________________________________________________

 

Signed: _____________________________________         

 


Letter to Whole School

4th December 2018

Dear Parents/Carers,

Christmas Lunch Arrangements

This year we are delighted to announce the dates of our traditional Christmas lunches. The Christmas lunch will include dinner, dessert, a cracker, mince pies and Satsuma’s.  A vegetarian option will also be available.  The cost is £2.20.

The Christmas lunches will take place on:

Wednesday 19th December for the LOWER school

(Years 7, 8 & 9 and Thematic classes FB, IC, YA)

Thursday 20th December for the UPPER school

(Years 10, 11 & 6th Form and Thematic classes JE, LD, JR). 

To enable us to plan for these dinners, could we please ask that the reply slip below is completed and returned by Friday 14th December. If the form is not returned your child will not be able to have a Christmas Lunch.

On the day that your child is not having Christmas lunch the school will not be providing alternative dinner arrangements, unless your child is entitled to a free school meal, so please provide your child with a healthy packed lunch:  Lower school pupils will need a packed lunch on Thursday 20th December and the Upper school students will need a packed lunch on Wednesday 19th December.

Yours sincerely,

Mrs J Rigby

Headteacher

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Reply Slip - Christmas Lunch – Please return to reception

 

Childs Name:_________________________  Class:_____________

 

My child wishes to have a Traditional / Vegetarian Christmas dinner (please circle choice)

 

Please tick as appropriate:  I enclose payment of £2.20: 0         My child is entitled to a free school meal: 0

 

 

0  My child is entitled to a free school meal and would like a packed lunch provided on the day that Christmas Lunch is not provided.  Please tick sandwich choice:    ( ) Tuna        ( ) Cheese     ( ) Egg

 

Signed ______________________ (Parent/Carer)

 


Letter to Whole School

4th December 2018

Dear Parents/Carers,

The Big Breakfast 2018

We are pleased to announce our annual Big Breakfast on Friday 21st December

This will consist of an Egg, Bacon, Sausages, Beans, Toast and a drink at the cost of £2.20.  

A Vegetarian option will also be available. The Big Breakfast will commence from 9.00am onwards. Please note that this replaces the normal breakfast club and tuck shop arrangements. 

Please can you return the reply slip below and return with payment by Friday 14th December so that we can have an idea of the expected numbers in advance.

Yours sincerely,

 

Jenny Rigby

Headteacher

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Reply Slip- The Big Breakfast – Please return to reception

 

Childs Name:_________________________  Class:____________

 

Please tick appropriate box R :

 
 

 

 

My child wishes to have a Big Breakfast  Meat Option

 
 

 

 

My child wishes to have a Big Breakfast  Vegetarian Option

 
 

 

 

I enclose payment of £2.20 

 

 

Signed _____________________________ (Parent/Carer)

 


Letter to Year 7s

3rd December 2018

Dear Parent/Carer,                                                                                                              

This term in English the year 7 students are reading ‘A Christmas Carol’ by Charles Dickens. As part of their work I have arranged for a drama group to come in to school to complete a workshop with the pupils.

The workshop is 2 hours long, from 10am until 12pm with break time as normal.

Activities will include:

  • Re-creating images associated with a Victorian Christmas through a fast paced 10 second picture game.
  • Using ‘A Christmas Carol’ for inspiration, act out scenes from the story, exploring the themes raised within the story.
  • Learn a festive song performed together with movement.

As stated above, the workshop will finish at 12pm so lunch time arrangements will be as normal and students will go to their usual afternoon lessons.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

Yours faithfully.

Mrs C Heggie

Year 7 Tutor

Reading Intervention Manager


Letter to Sixth Form

3 December 2018

Dear Parents / Carers,

Traditionally at Christmas students in the Sixth Form have a reward treat. Based on last year’s success, we have decided to have a similar party this year in the 6th Form Assembly Hall/Common Room on Wednesday 19th December. Each tutor group is providing a particular type of food for everyone in the 6th Form and your child’s tutor is organising this.

We are kindly asking parents for a voluntary contribution, so that the form tutors can cover the cost of food. If possible we would like you to donate a minimum of £2. 

Students will have lunch first and then have party food in the afternoon. Please could you send your child in with a light packed lunch as the kitchen will be providing lower school with a Christmas dinner on this day and so will be unable to provide hot food. If your child is entitled to a Free School Lunch, please indicate their sandwich choice below. 

If you have any questions regarding this please contact me or your tutor.

Yours Sincerely

A Bunker

Mr. Bunker

Assistant Head/Head of Sixth Form

 


Letter to Whole School

 

27th November 2018

 Dear Parents / Carers,

We are excited to inform you that Arts pupils have designed a range of cards based on Christmas and Winter. If you would like to purchase these cards, there is an order form with the card design attached along with a price list. The cards come in packs of 12 and the 1 pack is £5.50 (12 Cards of 6 designs) or 2 for £10:00 (24 cards of 6 designs).

 

 

Tickets have also now been allocated for the Winter Concert. If you are attending the concert please note that parking on site is very limited but we will try hard to fit in as many cars as we can.  If possible please try to use alternative modes of transport and be aware that doors will not open before 9:15 am on the day of your performance,

Kind Regards,

C. Kepinska

Arts Faculty Leader

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Please RSVP to Miss Kepinska/School Office by Tuesday 4th December

 

I would like to purchase:

 

1 Pack - 12 cards total at £5.50___________

 

2 Packs - 24 Cards total at £10.00___________

 

3 packs- 36 Cards total at £15.00 ___________

 

4 Packs-48 Cards total at £20.00____________

 

I (Name-please use BLOCK CAPITALS)_______________________________ Parent/Carer

 

of_______________________ in Class________ enclose the sum of £_________________

 

for ____________ pack/packs of cards

 

 

Signed_________________________.

 

Date___________________

 

 


Letter to KS3 Thematic Classes

29th November 2018

Dear Parents/Carers,

Key Stage 3 Thematic classes will be holding an afternoon of arts and crafts to be enjoyed with their loved ones. We would very much like to invite you to come along and enjoy the afternoon with us. There will be activities such as; pine cone decorating, origami and cookie decorating. There will also be refreshments available for everyone, including tea and coffee for the adults and squash for the pupils.

We hope that you will be able to see the ways in which the pupils are developing their interaction, communication and learning skills within the school setting.

The event will take place from 1:30pm until 2:30pm on Thursday 13 December 2018 in the sixth form hall, after which you may take your child home.

The children are very much looking forward to the afternoon and it would be a pleasure to see you there. Please complete and return the reply slip to your child’s Form Tutor indicating how many people will be attending.

Kindest Regards

Miss Y Ahmed

KS3 Thematic teacher

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REPLY SLIP:  Key Stage 3 Thematic – Christmas Crafts Afternoon – please return to Form Tutor

 

I / We will be attending the Christmas Crafts afternoon on Thursday 13th December 2018

to support ……………………………………………………. (Pupils name)

Number of people attending

 

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

 


Letter to selected pupils

26th November 2018

 

Dear Parents / Carers,

Re: Football Match v Pield Heath

Your child has been selected to represent Meadow High School at the above event. The event will be taking place on Thursday 29th November during school time.

For this event your child will need to bring their PE kit, football boots, shin pads and football socks if they have them. Please could you also send in an extra drink.

Kind Regards,

Mr. C. Morgan

                                                                                                             

 


Letter to Various Classes

26th November 2018

Dear Parents / Carers,

We are pleased to inform you that your child’s Form Tutor is running a trip in collaboration with the Arts Faculty.

We have been invited by LifewithArt, www.lifewithart.co.uk  to participate in their workshops.

The trips will be held on:

28th November, 5th, 12th, and 19th December 2018 from 10:15am  to 12:30pm

Valiant House,

Park Road,

Uxbridge,

UB8 1NW

 

You child’s class trip is on the ________________________   

The trip will encourage pupils to experience art in a more vocational and practical environment. They will have the opportunity to work with new people, develop their confidence and find enjoyment in new creative processes. The workshops will be based on the Arts and may be either Art, Drama or Music led.

Yours sincerely,

C.Kepinska

Arts Faculty Leader

 


Letter to Class 9LO

23 November 2018

Dear Parent / Carer,

Re: Notification of Change of Form Tutor

I am writing to advise you that, due to unforeseen circumstances, your child has a new Form Tutor, Mrs Mitek, who has successfully worked with us at the school before.

Mr Rogers will remain as the Teaching Assistant for the class.

If you have any concerns about this change please contact the school.

Yours sincerely,

 

Ms C Caddell

Deputy Headteacher



 

Letters to Shining Stars Club Members

29th November 2018

No Shining Stars Club next week

As you know, next week is the Winter Production, so there will be no Shining Stars club next week, Wednesday 5th December.

The Shining Stars club has been very successful and equally enjoyable to staff and pupils alike. Thank you for your support.

Hope to see you at the show!

Yours sincerely,


Mr Mubarak

Music Teacher

 


Letter to Whole School

27th November 2018

Dear Parents / Carers,

Communication Difficulties

As you will be fully aware, communication is something our pupils find very difficult and it is something, as a school, we are always looking to help improve.

We value the experiences you have with your children and have created a very school questionnaire. From this, we hope to gain some new strategies that may support your child in their learning, but also be applied to other pupils having the same difficulties.

It should take no longer than 5 minutes, but if there is anything else you feel important to add, please do.

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

Yours faithfully,

M. Vincent

PE Faculty Leader

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Engaging in speaking and listening: Parental questionnaire

Please answer the questions as honestly as possible as the information provided will be used to hopefully benefit the pupils.

1. When listening, what does your child find most difficult?

Eye contact

Sitting still

Understanding what you are saying

Other:_________________________________________________

 

2. Are there any key words, phrases or motions that you use to ensure that your child is listening to you?

 

 

 

3. What does your child find most difficult to do when talking?

Confidence to speak

Using the right words / signs

Answering with more than a few words

Initiating a conversation

Sustaining a conversation

Other: ________________________________________________

 

4. Are there any strategies you use to support your child to talk or have a conversation?

 

 

 

5. What topics most engage your child’s interest, particularly those that they like to talk about?

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Letter to Classes 7CH and 7LP

23rd November 2018

Dear Parents/Carers,

As part of the |Year 7 program of study of ‘A Christmas Carol’, we have booked a viewing of ‘The Grinch’ next Wednesday the 28th November at 11:05am at Park Royal Vue for classes 7CH and 7LP.

We will be leaving school at 10am and travelling on the school mini buses, which will be driven by a MIDAS qualified staff member. We will be back at school for around 1:30pm and will miss normal lunch time arrangements. Therefore, could we ask that you provide your child with a healthy packed lunch that they can eat in class when we get back to school.  If your child is entitled to a free school meal then a packed lunch will be provided for them.

Your child can bring a snack with them to the cinema to eat during the film. Please do not provide any fizzy drinks or money as we will not have time to purchase food before the film starts.

The cost of the film is £3.90p each.

Please fill out the slip below and send it back as soon as possible. If you have any questions or concerns then please feel free to contact us.

Mrs Heggie and Miss Powton

(Year 7 tutors)

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Reply Slip:       Vue Cinema trip: The Grinch

Pupils Name……………………………………………………………………………….………………                                               

(  ) I will be providing my child with a healthy packed lunch on the day.

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

(  ) I enclose my contribution of £3.90p

 

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

(Parent / Carer)

 

Please return to Mrs Heggie or Miss Powton

 


Letter to selected Sixth Form Pupils

Dear Parents/Carers,

To complete the Leisure Activities Unit in PSHCE we have arranged for the students to go to the Beefeater in Uxbridge, on Friday 30th November.

No special arrangements for transport need to be made, as we will leave school at lunch time, and return in time for transport at 3pm. We will be travelling to and from Uxbridge by mini bus.

To cover the cost of lunch, students will need no more than £10.00. As part of the Leisure Activities Unit the students will be ordering and paying for their lunch themselves.

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

Yours faithfully,

 

Mrs V Lazarevic       Mrs Wenham            

Form Tutor             Class TA            

 

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Reply Slip:     Lunch in Uxbridge Friday 30th November

 

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

 

 (  )     My child will bring money to order and purchase lunch.

  

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

(Parent / Carer)      

 

Return slip to Mrs Lazarevic

 

 


Letter to selected pupils only

19th November 2018

Dear Parents,

Leadership Opportunity

Due to the successful leadership event at Barnhill Community High school last week, we have been given another opportunity for some of our sports leaders to gain valuable practical leadership experience outside of Meadow.

Your child has been selected to attend John Locke Academy to assist with their sports taster session, run through South Hillingdon School Sports Network (SHSSN). The event will be taking place on Tuesday 20th November and will run from 12:45-15:00. A member of staff from Meadow will escort them between schools and remain at John Locke with them. If you child is an independent traveller and would like to make their own way home from John Locke, please indicate this on the reply slip otherwise they will be taken back to Meadow.

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

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

Yours faithfully,

Mr. Vincent

PE Faculty Leader

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REPLY-SLIP:  Leadership Opportunity – John Locke Academy – 20 November – Please return to Mr Vincent

 

Name of Child:   ________________________________

 

ð  My child is an independent traveller and I give permission for him to make his own way home from John Locke Academy.

 

Signed:  ________________________________________  Date:  ____________

                                                                                                                     


Letter to selected pupils only

19th November 2018

Dear Parents,

Leadership Opportunity

Due to the successful leadership event at Barnhill Community High school last week, we have been given another opportunity for some of our sports leaders to gain valuable practical leadership experience outside of Meadow.

Your child has been selected to attend St. Andrews Primary school to assist with their sports taster session, run through South Hillingdon School Sports Network (SHSSN). The event will be taking place on Wednesday 21st November and will run from 13:30-15:15. A member of staff from Meadow will escort them between schools and remain at St. Andrew’s with them. If you child is an independent traveller and would like to make their own way home from St. Andrews, please indicate this on the reply slip otherwise they will be taken back to Meadow.

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

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

Yours faithfully,

 

Mr. Vincent

PE Faculty Leader

 

_____________________________________________________________________________________REPLY-SLIP:  Leadership Opportunity – St Andrews – 21 November – Please return to Mr Vincent

 

Name of Child:   ________________________________

 

ð  My child is an independent traveller and I give permission for him to make his own way home from St Andrews Primary School.

 

Signed:  ________________________________________  Date:  ____________

 

 

 


Letter to Whole School

 

Poppy Display

Dear Parent/Carer,

In school this week we will start to create a Poppy display outside of our Sensory Garden as a symbol of remembrance for those who passed away in the War.

All of our pupils will have an opportunity to make and paint a Poppy during Art club, which will run at lunchtimes, from Thursday and Friday this week, then Monday and Tuesday next week. We will be assembling the display later next week, and all pupils will get an opportunity to see the display once it is complete.

In order to create the display, please can we ask that you send in any empty plastic bottles with your child to help with our project.

Thank you in advance for your support.

Mr D Hancox, Mrs L Daniels and Ms D Lennon

 


Letter to Sixth Form

6th November 2018

 

Class of 2018 Reunion

Monday 12 November 2018

4pm – 6pm

Dear

We are pleased that you will be attending the Meadow Class of 2018 Reunion on

Monday 12th November.

 

The Reunion will be held in the 6th Form Common Room.  Please use the side gate to enter the school premises and enter through the 6th form hall to reach the common room.

 

We will be providing soft drinks and a small buffet for you to enjoy. We look forward to seeing you there.

 

Yours sincerely,

Mr Bunker

Assistant Headteacher


Letter to selected pupils

05/11/18

 

Dear Parents / Carers,

Re: South London Special League

Your child has been selected to represent Meadow High School at the above event. The event will be taking place on Wednesday 14th November. 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 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 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.

Yours faithfully,

Mr. M. Vincent

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­­­REPLY SLIP: South London Special League – 14.11.18 – please return to Mr. Vincent

 

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

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

 

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

 

My emergency contact details are        ______________________________________

 

Signed:       _______________________

 

 


Letter to selected pupils

7th November 2018

 

Dear Parents / Carers,

 

Panathlon Football

Your child has been selected to represent Meadow High School at the above event. The event will be taking place on Tuesday 20th November. For this event please no studs / blade boots are allowed, only astros or moulded boots can be worn. They will need to bring their PE kit.

They will leave school at 9.30am and return at 14:30. They will require a healthy packed lunch, if your child is eligible for free school meals then one will be provided (please select sandwich choice below). If there are any delays we will contact you on the number you leave below. Please indicate if your child is an independent traveller on the slip below.

Please complete and return the below reply slip as soon as possible. If you have any questions just let me know.

Kind Regards,

Mr. B. Anstee

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

 

Name of child:  _____________________________  Class:  ________

 

        My child is entitled to a free school meal

            Choice of sandwich (please tick)    tuna [  ]  cheese [  ]  egg mayo [  ]

 

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

 

My emergency contact details are: ______________________________________

 

Signed: _______________________

 


Letter to selected pupils

02/11/18

Dear Parent/Guardian

As mentioned in the weekly Bulletin 7 dated 19th October 2018 school are making changes in pupils emergency medication procedures.  We are holding a meeting in school on Tuesday the 6th November at 1.30pm to discuss how these changes will affect your child. 

If you are unable to attend or would like to discuss your child’s medication needs in a more personal environment please contact Claire Caddell or Berni Gamble to arrange an appointment.

Yours sincerely

 

Claire Caddell

Deputy Headteacher

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REPLY SLIP

 

Name of Pupil: ___________________________

I will/will not attend the meeting on 6th November 2018 at 1.30pm

 

I would like to make an individual appt to discuss changes to the medication procedures

                                                                                                                     

 

 


Letter to Whole School

31st October 2018 

SIMS Lite Parent APP

Dear Parent / Carer,

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

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

What will you find in SIMS Parent:

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

Getting started with the SIMS Parent

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

Yours sincerely,

 

Jenny Rigby

Headteacher

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REPLY SLIP – SIMS Parent – please return to school office

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

Childs Name:  ______________________________    Class: _________

Parent / Carer Name [please print]: ________________________________________

Signed:  ________________________________    Date: ________________

Email Address: ________________________________


Letter to selected pupils only

29th October 2018

Dear Parents/Carers,

To support your son/daughter with their learning and as part of their studies in Media, we have arranged an educational visit to the Cinema (Everyman in Gerrards Cross) to watch ‘Early Man’ on Wednesday 7th November 2018,

We will be leaving school at 9.30am and returning to school at 12.30pm. There is no cost thanks to ‘Into Film’.  However, you might like to provide your son/daughter with a small amount of spending money (maximum £5.00) in case they wish to purchase food or drink from the concession stand, or they could bring extra snacks from home.

We will be travelling by minibus, which will be driven by MIDAS (qualified) trained drivers, first aiders will also accompany us.

I hope that your son/daughter will be able to take part in this trip.  Please complete the attached slip and return it as soon as possible.  If you have any enquires please feel free to contact me. 

Thank you in advance for your support.

Yours faithfully.

Miss Nolan                                 

Media Teacher       

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Reply Slip:     Cinema Trip to watch ‘Early Man’ on Wednesday 7th November 2018

I am aware that my son/daughter …………………………………..……… will be attending cinema trip.

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

Please return to Miss Nolan

 


Letter to selected pupils

29th October 2018

Dear Parents/Carers,

To support your son/daughter with their learning and as part of their studies in Media, we have arranged an educational visit to the Cinema (Cineworld in South Ruislip) to watch ‘Ocean’s 8’ on Tuesday 20th November 2018,

We will be leaving school at 9.30am and returning at 12.30pm. There is no cost, thanks to ‘Into Film’.  However, you might like to provide your son/daughter with a small amount of spending money (maximum £5.00) in case they wish to purchase food or drink from the concession stand, or they could bring extra snacks from home.

We will be travelling by minibus, which will be driven by MIDAS (qualified) trained drivers, first aiders will also accompany us.

I hope that your son/daughter will be able to take part in this trip.  Please complete the attached slip and return it as soon as possible.  If you have any enquires please feel free to contact me. 

Thank you in advance for your support.

Yours faithfully.

 

Miss Nolan                                 

Media Teacher       

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Reply Slip:     Cinema Trip to watch ‘Ocean’s 8’ on Tuesday 20th November 2018

I am aware that my son/daughter …………………………………..……… will be attending a cinema trip.

 

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

 

Please return to Miss Nolan


Letter to selected pupils

Tuesday 16th October 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.

Your child has been chosen to attend for Autumn term 2. If you have any questions regarding this, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Yours faithfully,

 

Mrs C Heggie     

Reading Intervention Manager


 

Letter to Classes YA / FB / IC

30th October 2018

Dear Parent/Carer,

On Wednesday 12th October 2018 we are planning a Thematic department Key Stage 3 trip to the Beck Theatre to watch a pantomime version of ‘Peter Pan’. Tickets are £12 each.

We will visit during normal school hours. Pupils should be wearing school uniform. We will be travelling by school minibus, which will be driven by MIDAS (qualified) trained drivers.

 

Pupils will require a healthy packed lunch on the day, however, if your child is entitled to a free school meal we can provide a packed lunch for them if you wish (please indicate a sandwich choice).

Please complete the permission slip below.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact your child’s form tutor or myself.

Yours faithfully,

 

Miss Willis

Assistant Head Teacher- Thematic

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REPLY-SLIP:  Thematic Key Stage 3 Pantomime Trip

please return to Miss Willis

 

Name of Child: ……………………………………………………………….

 

(  ) I would like my child to attend and enclose £12.

 

(  ) I will be providing my son/daughter with a healthy packed lunch

 

(  ) My son/daughter is entitled to a free school lunch, please provide one for him/her

Please specify the sandwich filling below

           (  ) Egg Mayonnaise               (  ) Tuna Mayonnaise              (  ) Cheese        

 

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

 

 

 

 


Letter to selected pupils - Reading Intervention

 

Tuesday 16th October 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.

Your child has been chosen to attend for Autumn term 2. If you have any questions regarding this, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Yours faithfully,

 

Mrs C Heggie     

Reading Intervention Manager


 

Letter to selected pupils only

Monday 29th October 2018

Dear Parents/Carers

 

To support your child with their learning we have arranged an educational visit to The Paradise Wildlife Park on Wednesday 7th November 2018, as part of their studies in English.

We will be leaving school at 9.30am and returning to school at 2:45pm in time for the buses.  We will be traveling by minibus, which will be driven by MIDAS (qualified) trained drivers, first aiders will also accompany us.

The cost for the trip is £9.50 which is a reduced amount offered by the park. If you wish you can 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 packed lunch on that day, but if you are entitled to a free lunch then please specify below.

There will be a considerable amount of walking throughout the day, so please ensure that your child has a waterproof coat in case it rains and suitable footwear. It will also be helpful if your child has a rucksack for their lunch, as they will need their hands free to take photos.

 

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

Thank you in advance for your help and support.

Yours faithfully.

 

Mrs J Tudor                                    

English Teacher                               

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Re:      Trip to Paradise Wildlife Park on Wednesday 7th November 2018

 

I am aware that my child…………………………………..………has a trip to Paradise Wildlife Park.

 

(  )       I enclose £9.50 for the trip.

(  )       I will be providing my child with a packed lunch on that day.

( )       My child is entitled to a free school lunch, please provide one for him/her

Please specify the sandwich filling below

            (  ) Egg Mayonnaise            (  ) Tuna Mayonnaise           (  ) Cheese     

   

Parents/Carers: ……………………………………………………  Date: …………………………..

 

Emergency Contact no: ……………………………………………………………………………….....

Reply slip returned to Mrs Tudor


Letter to Class IC

 

16th October 2018

Dear Parent/Carer,

As part of the Christmas show, all classes will perform on stage to parents and Meadow High pupils. The Christmas show provides an opportunity for the pupils to practice and improve their performing skills.

Our performance will require lots of practice before the Christmas show; it will include a short role play followed by singing. We have decided to perform the Nativity story. As part of the role play, pupils will be dressed up as various characters like Mary, Joseph, Shepherds and the Angel Gabriel. They will also recite relevant text.

In order to proceed with the initial thought and continue practicing for the show, we would like all parents' permission. Please complete the permission slip below and return to the school by Friday 19th of October.

If you have any questions or queries, please contact me or the Music teacher at ichatzittofi@meadowhighschool.org or amubarak@meadowhighschool.org.

You can also give us a call or write in the link book.

Regards,

Mrs Chatzittofi

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Permission slip - Class IC

 

Pupils Name:   ______________________________

 

Please circle:

 

I give  / don't give permission to my child to participate in the Nativity story and dress up as one of the characters.

                                                                                                                     

Parent Signature   ________________________   Date:   _______________

 

 


Letter to class IC

16th October 2018

 

Dear Parent/Carer,

As part of the Christmas show, all classes will perform on stage to parents and Meadow High pupils. The Christmas show provides an opportunity for the pupils to practice and improve their performing skills.

Our performance will require lots of practice before the Christmas show; it will include a short role play followed by singing. We have decided to perform the Nativity story. As part of the role play, pupils will be dressed up as various characters like Mary, Joseph, Shepherds and the Angel Gabriel. They will also recite relevant text.

In order to proceed with the initial thought and continue practicing for the show, we would like all parents' permission. Please complete the permission slip below and return to the school by Friday 19th of October.

If you have any questions or queries, please contact me or the Music teacher at ichatzittofi@meadowhighschool.org or amubarak@meadowhighschool.org.

You can also give us a call or write in the link book.

Regards,

Mrs Chatzittofi

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Permission slip - Class IC

 

Pupils Name:   ______________________________

 

Please circle:

 

I give  / don't give permission to my child to participate in the Nativity story and dress up as one of the characters.

         

Parent Signature   ________________________   Date:   _______________

 



Letter to selected pupils only

Dear Parents / Carers,

South London Special League

Your child has been selected to represent Meadow High School at the above event. The event will be taking place on Thursday 18th October.  For this event please no studs / blade boots are allowed, only astros or moulded boots can be worn and they must have shin pads (FA rules).

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

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

Kind Regards,

 

Mr. C. Morgan

PE Teacher

 

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

 

My emergency contact details are        ______________________________________

 

Signed:                                                  ______________________________________

 

 

 


Letter to all current sixth form

9th October 2018

Dear

Staff at Meadow High School are inviting the ‘Class of 2018’ back to school to see how they are getting on and to catch up with old friends and staff. As a present Sixth Form student we thought you would like to attend and we would like to invite you to this get-together. This will take place on Monday 12th November between 4pm and 6pm. It is a casual event with soft drinks and snacks provided.

I am sure the past students would really like to see you, so if you would like to come, or you have any questions, please contact Mrs Manning (school office) at mmanning@meadowhighschool.org, or use the reply slip below and return by Friday 9th November. 

Kind Regards,

 

 

Mr Bunker

Assistant Head/KS5 Coordinator

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Reunion – Class of 18

Please return to Mrs Manning – school office

 

I will be attending the reunion event at Meadow School on Monday 12th November

Name:…………………………………….. Date:……………………………….

Signature ……………………………………..

(Present student)

 


Letter to new pupils

Dear Parents/Carers,

You will have already received a letter stating that as part of a ‘Pets as Therapy’ programme, we would like to invite all new pupils to have the opportunity to spend time with our PAT dogs. We are fortunate enough to have two resident rabbits Gunner and Teddy rejoining us this term, who the students have monitored access too during the week and two staff owned dogs, Max and Arlo who come to school on Fridays with Mrs Heggie and Miss Bergin who run workshops with them regarding animal welfare and care. Our students very much like spending time with the animals and it has been a huge success the last two years.

The animals are used to working in different environments to bring joy, comfort and companionship to many individuals who appreciate being able to touch and stroke a friendly animal.

Should your child have any allergies or issues with animals it is important we know about this as soon as possible. Should the slip not be returned, we will assume there are no allergies or issues with your child interacting with the animals.

Yours sincerely.

Miss Bergin

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REPLY-SLIP - ‘Pets as Therapy’

Please return to your form tutor as soon as possible if there are any known allergies/issues.

 

Pupils name:__________________________________________

 

    [Please delete as appropriate below]

 

I can confirm that my child has a / has no known allergies to animals.
If yes please state__________________________________________


I can confirm that my child has a / has no known fear/issues of animals.
If yes please state __________________________________________


Signed  ___________________________________     Date  ____________________

 



Letter to Whole School

Dear Parents/Carers,

Changes to free school meal eligibility under Universal Credit

The eligibility criteria for free school meals have been changed. This letter explains the changes and how they might affect you.

What are the new eligibility criteria?

Children are entitled to receive free school meals if they or their parents or guardians receive any of the benefits below. 

 

  • Universal Credit, provided they have an annual net earned income not exceeding £7,400 (£616.67 per month)
  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support under Part 6 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The guarantee element of Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit, provided they are not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190, as assessed by HMRC
  • Working Tax Credit run-on – paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit

 

I don’t currently claim free school meals – what does this mean for me?

If you think you might be eligible for free school meals, please submit a claim, our school reception will have a copy for you. The information you provide will be used to check if you are in receipt of a qualifying benefit and, if you are on Universal Credit, that your earnings do not exceed the threshold. If you claim Universal Credit, your earnings will be assessed from up to three of your last Universal Credit assessment periods. 

If you are eligible, your school will be notified. Your child will receive free school meals and the school will receive extra funding.

I am currently claiming free school meals – what does this mean for me?

Most people won’t be affected by the new criteria. If you’re currently claiming free school meals, but don’t’ meet the new criteria, your child will continue to receive free school meals until the end of the Universal Credit rollout period. This will apply even if your earnings rise above the new threshold or if you stop being entitled to Universal Credit. The rollout period is currently scheduled to end in March 2022.

Once Universal Credit is fully rolled out, your child will keep their free school meal until the end of their current phase of education, i.e. primary or secondary. 

Where can I get more information?

If you need any further information, please speak reception. You can also visit the free school meal website: https://www.gov.uk/apply-freeschool-meals

 


Letter to Class 9LO

10 October 2018

Dear Parent / Carer,

As you are aware Miss Ofori is your son / daughters new form tutor and was not present at the Meet the Tutor evening on 27th September.

Miss Ofori would like to invite you in to meet her on Monday 5th November 2018, where she will be holding a coffee Morning from 11.00 - 12.00.

Please complete the reply slip below to indicate if you will / will not be attending.

Yours Sincerely

 

Ms Caddell

Deputy Headteacher

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Monday 5th November 2018 - Coffee Morning with Miss Ofori from 11:00 - 12:00

Pupil Name      _______________________________________

Class                _________

 

I / We will  be attending the coffee morning with Miss Ofori              ⃣⃣

 

I / We will not be attending the coffee morning with Miss Ofori        ⃣⃣

 

Signed ____________________________________

 


Letter to Class 9LO

5th October  2018

Dear Parent / Carer

Re: Notification of Change of Form Tutor and Tutor Group Name

I am writing to advise you that your child has a new form tutor, as you are aware Miss McKen was unable to remain with us at Meadow and we have now appointed a replacement.

Your child's new Form Tutor is Miss Ofori-Agyemang and the pupils will call her Miss O.  The tutor group will now be known as 9LO.

Your child's new Form Tutor will be holding a coffee morning after October half term and a separate letter will be sent out with the details.

Mr Rogers will remain as the teaching assistant for the class, if you have any concerns about this change then please contact the school on the above details or you can contact Miss O directly by email: lofori@meadowhighschool.org

Yours sincerely,

Mrs Jenny Rigby

Deputy Headteacher

 


Letter to Class 9CL

 

Dear Parent / Carer,

As you are aware Miss Lepage is currently on placement and will not be present at the Meet the Tutor evening on 27th September.

Miss Lepage would like to invite you in to meet her on Monday 5th November 2018, where she will be holding a coffee Morning from 9.30 - 12.30.

Please complete the reply slip below to indicate if you will / will not be attending.

Yours Sincerely

 

Ms Caddell

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Monday 5th November 2018 - Miss Lepage,  Coffee Morning from 9.30 - 12.30

 

Pupil Name      _______________________________________

Class                _________________________

 

I / We will  be attending the coffee morning with Miss Lepage              ⃣⃣

 

I / We will not be attending the coffee morning with Miss Lepage         ⃣⃣

 

Signed ____________________________________________

 


Letter to Year 10s

Wednesday 3 October 2018

Dear Parent/Carer,

To support the English Year 10 programme of study ‘Myths and Legends’ we have organised a trip to ‘Bekonscot Model Village’ in Beaconsfield.  This educational trip has been organised for Monday 8th October 2018. 

The pupils will be leaving after registration and will be returning after lunch.  We will be travelling by minibus and have received free tickets through the Variety Club.

Students will require a healthy packed lunch on the day, however if your child is entitled to a free school meal we can provide a packed lunch for them if you wish (please indicate below and a sandwich choice).

Due to the nature of the trip pupils are asked to come dressed in the morning in non-school uniform.  Please ensure your child has sensible shoes for walking around.  If possible, please could you provide your child with a water proof (just in case!)

Please complete the permission slip below.  If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me.

Yours faithfully,

 

Mr Brady

(English Teacher)  

                                                                                                              

REPLY SLIP - English Trip to Bekonscot Model Village – 8 October 2018

(Please return to Mr Brady)

 

I give permission for my son/daughter                                        to take part in the above trip.

 

  • I will ensure my child has a healthy packed lunch on the day.
  • My child is entitled to a free school meal and I would like a packed lunch to be provided Sandwich choice:   tuna    /    cheese  /    egg mayo   (please circle)

 

Signed                                                                                  Date                                (Parent/Carer)

 


Letter to selected pupils

 

04/10/18

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 10th October. 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:                                                       _______________________

 


Letter to selected pupils re: Scriptwriters Club

 

28th September 2018

Dear Parents/Carers,

We would like to invite your child _____________________________ to join the Script Writers Group for this year’s Summer Production.

The group will meet on the following dates and run from the end of the school day until 4:15 pm

Monday 8th October

Monday 15th October

Monday 29th October

Monday 5th November

Monday 12th November

Monday 19st November

Monday 26th November

Monday 3rd December

Monday 10th December

If you would like your child to take part please complete the attached form and return to school ASAP.

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

Yours sincerely,

Mrs Kalia-Sappal

Dance Lead

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   REPLY SLIP – Script Writers Group

   Please return to Mrs Kalia-Sappal ASAP

 

I give permission for my child ________________________________ in tutor group _______ to be in the Script Writers Group for the Summer 2019 Production. I confirm that they will attend the meetings each week (barring emergency or illness).

 

Travelling Home (please tick one option)

I will make arrangements for my child to be picked up promptly at 4.15pm.

or

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

 

Contact Numbers and Medication

My emergency contact number is _______________________________________ (name)

Second emergency contact number ______________________________________ (name)

Medication needed during this time ________________________________________________________________________________________

      

 


Letter re Scouting Group

 

3 October 2018

 

Meadow High School Scout Group

Letter of Interest & Important Information

Dear Parents/Carers,

I’m pleased to inform you that our Scout Group 8th Hillingdon will be starting after half term, with a trial period for pupils based on “Scouting Skills”.

 

There will be 6 weeks of activities based upon the Scouting program, allowing young people to trial what life could be like before committing. We will be looking to start the group officially in January 2019. The Scout group will be meeting during the school day on a Friday, so normal travel arrangements for the end of day can happen. Please note spaces are limited.

 

In order for this exciting opportunity to happen, we are seeking family volunteers to form our community to help manage our Scout Group.  The commitment would be to attend meetings 4 times a year to support both program and group developments, as well as ensuring we are meeting the expectations of the Scouting Society. 

 

If you would like to volunteer and join our Committee, please indicate on the reply slip below.

 

Please complete and return the reply-slip if you would like your child to be considered for the Scouting Group for the trial period of six weeks. 

Kind regards,

Mr M Rainsbury

Scout Leader

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REPLY SLIP: Scouting Trial Period

 

Name of Child: ________________________________________ Class: ___________

 

[  ] I would like my child to be considered for the Scouting Trial period

 

Name of Family Member: ___________________________________________________________

 

Contact Information: ___________________________________________________________

 

[  ] I would like to be contacted regarding joining the Committee to support the Scout Group.                                                                                                                                             

 


Letter to selected pupils

1st October 2018

 

Dear Parents / Carers,

Panathlon Football

Your child has been selected to represent Meadow High School at the above event. The event will be taking place on Thursday 11th October. For this event please no studs / blade boots are allowed, only astros or moulded boots can be worn. They will need to bring their PE kit.

 

They will leave school at 9.30am and return at 14:30. They will require a packed lunch, if your child is eligible for free school meals then one will be provided, please indicate which sandwich they would like. We aim to be back to school in time for transport. If there are any delays we will contact you on the number you leave below. Please indicate if your child is an independent traveller on the slip below.

 

Please complete and return the below reply slip as soon as possible. If you have any questions just let me know.

Kind Regards,

Mr. B. Anstee

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

       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 Class YA

 

3 October 2018

Dear Parents/Carers,

As part of our Theme learning lessons thematic classes 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 as well as social skills.

 

We will be going on educational visits to a variety of local places.  This will enable the pupils to practice a range of social skills and appropriate behaviours 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 PSHCE.

 

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 prior to going out.

 

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 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 yahmed@meadowhighschool.org

Kind Regards

Miss Y Ahmed
Teacher                                                                                               

 


Letter to Year 9

Wednesday 25th September

 

Dear Parents/Carers,

English Cinema Trip

To support your son/daughter with their learning, we would like visit to the Cinema (Odeon in Uxbridge) to watch ‘Johnny English Strikes Again’ on Monday 15th October 2018, as part of their ‘Spy File’ work in English.

We will be leaving school at 11am and returning to school by 2.30pm. The cost of the film is £8.50. We will be travelling by school minibus, which will be driven by MIDAS (qualified) trained drivers, first aiders will also accompany us.

I hope that your son/daughter will be able to take part in this trip.  Please complete the attached slip and return as soon as possible.  If you have any enquiries please feel free to contact us.

Thank you in advance for your help and support.

Yours faithfully,

 

Miss Nolan and Miss H Pasma

Year 9 English Teachers

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Reply Slip: Cinema Trip to watch ‘Johnny English Strikes Again’ on Wednesday 15th October 2018

Return to Miss Pasma or Miss Nolan

 

I would/would not like my son/daughter …………………………………..………to attend the trip to the cinema.

(  ) I enclose £8.50 for the cost of the cinema ticket

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


Letter to whole school (going home Friday 28th with photo proofs)

26 September 2018

 

Dear Parents/ Carers,

SCHOOL PHOTOGRAPHS

As you are aware, the photographer came into school recently and has taken photographs of all the pupils for inclusion into the schools records.

Please find enclosed a proof of your child’s photograph, so that you may purchase copies if you wish.  Details of how to do this are enclosed with the proofs. 

Please ensure you return your order, in the envelope provided, to the school office, no later than Monday, 8th October 2018.

If you have any concerns please contact the school office.

Yours sincerely,Jenny Rigby

 

Headteacher

         


Letter from Mrs Stock (Careers Advisor) to all sixth form

 

25th September 2018

 

To all Parents/Carers of students in the Sixth Form,

I am currently arranging interviews with all sixth form students in order to be able to start working on their ‘next steps’. This will involve looking at the options that are available to them in the future and also to start planning transition arrangements for the end of year 14.

I would like Parents/Carers to attend these interviews, as your input is vital to ensure that the best conclusion for the students is obtained. I am at the school on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays normally, but can make other arrangements should these days be unsuitable for you. Please could you contact me through the school on 01895 443310 to arrange an appointment. I can also be contacted on my mobile 07841 021772.

I look forward to meeting you in the near future.

Yours sincerely,

Sue Stock

Careers Advisor

T:  01895 443310

M: 07841021772

 


Letter to Sixth Form

September 2018

Dear Parent/Carer,

For Home Economics this year we will be focusing on basic home management skills such as planning for events, cooking, cleaning, etc. Students will be taking part in theory lessons and some practical lessons where they will be building up their confidence towards everyday cooking and general home maintenance.

 

Students will also take part in sensory evaluations of various foods. In order to substitute the cost of the required ingredients, we need to ask you for a very small donation of £6 which we hope can cover the whole academic year. You will be advised if we need to ask you for further contribution later on in a year.

 

In order to save administration time, we would like the cost of your child’s Home Economics 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 Fabisch

Home Economics teacher

   

 

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Please return this slip and the money donation to Miss Hagger – Food Tech Assistant           

Please delete as appropriate:           

  • I agree to pay the full amount for the practical lessons - £6.00 per year
  • I would prefer to pay for practical lessons each term - £2.00 a term

 

Childs name _____________________     Class _________________

 

Signed  _________________________     Date   _________________

 

I enclosed the amount of £_________

 


Letter to all Sixth Form

18th September 2018

 

Bursary Fund 2018-19

The 16-19 Bursary Fund was set up by the Government to help support young people in education between the ages of 16 and 19. 

To be eligible to receive a bursary in the 2018-19 academic year, the young person must be aged under 19 at the start of the academic year in which they start their programme of study.

To qualify the pupil has to meet one of the following criteria:

 

  • Young Person in or recently left Local Authority Care
  • Young Person is in receipt of Income Support, or Universal Credit in their own right
  • Young person is in receipt of Disability Living Allowance (DLA) or Personal Independence Payment (PIP) in their own right as well as Employment and Support Allowance (ESA), or Universal Credit in their own right.

Please note:  Parents will not be able to continue to claim for Child Benefit if the pupil successfully applies for ESA.

If your child qualifies, please return the attached application form, along with evidence setting out the benefit to which he/she is entitled to.

Please return to the school office by Monday 8th October 2018.

The pupil must hold a current bank/building society account, as money has to be paid direct to them.

Successful applicants will be notified in writing, outlining arrangements for payment.

If you require any more information, please contact me.

Thank you.

 

Michaela Manning

Office Manager      

 


Letter to Year 7s and New Pupils

13 September 2018

Dear Parents/Carers,

As part of a ‘Pets as Therapy’ programme, we would like to invite all new pupils to have the opportunity to spend time with our PAT dogs. We are fortunate enough to have two resident rabbits Gunner and Teddy rejoining us this term, who the students have monitored access too during the week and two staff owned dogs, Max and Arlo who come to school on Fridays with Mrs Heggie and Miss Bergin who run workshops with them regarding animal welfare and care. Our students very much like spending time with the animals and it has been a huge success the last two years.

The animals are used to working in different environments to bring joy, comfort and companionship to many individuals who appreciate being able to touch and stroke a friendly animal.

Should your child have any allergies or issues with animals it is important we know about this as soon as possible. Please return the slip below to confirm whether you wish for your child to be involved in time spent with the animals.

Yours sincerely.

Miss Bergin

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REPLY-SLIP - ‘Pets as Therapy’

Please return to your form tutor as soon as possible.

 

Pupils Name:__________________________________________

 

    [Please delete as appropriate below]

 

I can confirm that my child has a / has no known allergies to animals.


If yes please state__________________________________________


I can confirm that my child has a / has no known fear/issues of animals.

 

If yes please state __________________________________________


Signed  ___________________________________     Date  _________________

                                                                                                                    

 


Letter to Class FB

Dear Parents/Carers,

As part of our Themed learning lessons, thematic classes 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 as well as social 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 behaviours 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 PSHCE.

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 prior to going out.

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 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

 F Bonnar

Class Teacher


Letter to selected Sixth Form Media Pupils

12th September 2018

Trip to WB Studio Tour – The Making of Harry Potter

Dear Parents/Carers,

As part of our Media Studies lessons, we’ve been learning about film production. We would like to visit the Warner Brothers’ Studio Tour in Watford. The tour will consist of a look at sets, props, costumes, special and creative effects from the films, as well as a talk from one of the staff about costumes and set design. Tickets are £15 each. Your child should bring a healthy packed lunch for the day unless they are entitled to free school meal, where a packed lunched will be provided (please indicate below with sandwich choice). If your child would like to bring spending money, we would advise no more than £5.

If you would like your child to attend, please return the reply slip below.

Yours faithfully,

 

Miss Nolan
Media Studies Teacher

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Please complete and return to Miss Nolan

RE: Trip to WB Studio tour – The Making of Harry Potter – Tuesday 25th September 2018

 

Name of Child: ……………………………………………………………….

 

(  ) I would like my child to attend and enclose £15

 

(  ) I will be providing my son/daughter with a healthy packed lunch

 

(  ) My son/daughter is entitled to a free school lunch, please provide one for him/her

Please specify the sandwich filling below

 

          (  ) Egg Mayonnaise            (  ) Tuna Mayonnaise           (  ) Cheese         

 

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

 


Letter to Whole School

11th September 2018

 

Dear Parent/Carer,

Individual Pupil Photographs

Monday 17th September 2017

The Photographer will be coming in to school next Monday 17th September 2018 to take individual photographs of the pupils. 

These photographs will be used for school purposes only.

Proofs will follow, where you will have the opportunity to purchase a photograph.

Yours faithfully,

Jenny Rigby
Headteacher


Letter to selected pupils

10th September 2018

Dance Lessons

Dear Parents/Carers,

Your child is taking Dance this term as part of the Performing Arts carousal. It will be every __________________. 

For this lesson they will required to bring in a dance kit each week to dance in.

We would suggest suitable clothing would be their PE kit or:

  • Jogging bottoms or leggings
  • T-Shirt
  • Trainers
  • Water bottle

Pupils will have time to change in and out of their kit within lessons.

Thank you for your support.

Yours sincerely,

Miss Kalia
Dance Lead


Letter to Class KN

11 September 2018

Dear Parents/Carers,

Pupils that are going to BCA for their college link on Mondays are going to be taking part in activities which are based outside of a classroom and, as a precaution, they will be required to wear clothing suitable for working outdoors.

Therefore, the agreed Monday dress code of smart, interview standard would not be suitable for the type of work at college, as they may be getting dirty.

The school can provide sturdy hard toe-capped shoes, which would have to be worn for health and safety reasons, but if pupils have their own this would be preferred.

This college course will run for the whole year, so suitable warm clothing will be need to be included in addition for the near future

Yours sincerely,

 

C Waltz

Teaching Assistant (6th form)


Letter to selected pupils

12th September, 2018

MHS ASD Support Group
Informal drop-in ‘Coffee and a chat’ sessions

I am writing to advise you that we have a coffee morning in school for parents and carers of children and young people with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). This year the group will be meeting once a month, during term time, on a Wednesday from 10.00 am until 11.00 am.

The aim of the coffee morning is to provide family members the opportunity to meet other families, share experiences, strategies and get support from others who understand, in a very supportive environment.  I will also be available to provide information and guidance on different aspects of autism and offer advice on managing autism within the family. Please see below the dates of our planned meetings for this academic year:

Wednesday 19th September, 2018

Wednesday 17th October, 2018

Wednesday 21st November, 2018

Wednesday 19th December, 2018

Wednesday 16th January, 2019

Wednesday 13th February, 2019

Wednesday 20th March, 2019

Wednesday 24th April, 2019

Wednesday 15th May, 2019

Wednesday 19th June, 2019

Wednesday 17th July, 2019

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.

Please kindly note if you are unable to attend the coffee mornings but, would like more information about autism or support, please do not hesitate to contact me at school or by email twatson@meadowhighschool.org.

I look forward to seeing you on Wednesday 19th September, 2018 or hearing from you in due course.

Yours sincerely,

Mrs. T Watson


Letter to Year 14s

September 2018

Dear Parent/Carer,

I am writing to let you know that this year there will be an opportunity for our Year 14 students to study at Berkshire College of Agriculture (BCA) and therefore …………………………………….. will be attending the college every Monday between 9.30am-12.30pm.

Students will leave school at 9.00am and travel to BCA by minibus.  After their studies they will be driven back to school ready for lunch. Students may want to go to the college canteen at break and if so, they will need to bring some money to college. Please note the group will be staffed by one lecturer from BCA and at least one support staff from school.

There are a number of forms that the College want completed and I would be grateful if you would complete these, together with the slip below, and return to me by Monday 10th September at the latest. If you have any questions regarding these arrangements, please do not hesitate to contact me at school.

Yours sincerely,

Mr. A. Bunker

Head of Sixth Form

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REPLY SLIP – Please return to Mr Bunker

College Link Course 2018

 

Student Name: ……………………………………….           Form: ……………………………….

 

I agree to  ……………………………………….. attending Berkshire College of Agriculture

 

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


Letter to selected Sixth Form pupils only

September 2018

Dear Parent/Carer,

As you are aware, in September there will be an opportunity for some of our 6th Form students to study Construction at Innovate Construction Centre near Oakwood school every Tuesday between 9.30am –12.30pm. This construction course will run for one year and we hope students will achieve a Level 1 Qualification. 

Those attending will need steel-capped safety boots. Students can either provide their own or the construction centre have some boots which they can provide. Overalls would be useful although the construction centre have informed us that old clothes will be okay.  If they wear old clothes students will need a smarter set of clothes for lessons 5-6 when at school after the construction lesson.

Students will travel to the construction centre by minibus driven by a member of staff. However, they can make their own way to Innovate at 9am and then return to school as soon as the lesson is complete. They can obviously travel in a group and this will enable them to use their independent travel skills.

……………………………….has shown an interest  and opted for this course, so if you would like them to attend I would be grateful if you could fill in the reply slip below and return it to me no later than Monday 10th September. It is a big commitment but it is a great opportunity for those students selected.

If you have any queries about the course please let me know.

Yours sincerely,

 

Mr. A. Bunker

Head of Sixth Form

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Construction Course - September 2018

 

Please return to Mr Bunker

 

I would like my son/daughter to attend the above course

 

Student name ………………………………………     Form …………………    

 

I give permission for my son/daughter to make his own to innovate near Oakwood School.                                                                                                                      

 

I give permission for my son/daughter to return to school at the end of the construction lesson                                                                                                            

                                                                                                                    

*Please tick the box if you agree

 

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

 


Letter to Year 14s

 

September 2018

Dear Parent/Carer,

I am writing to let you know that there will be an opportunity for our Year 14 Students to study at Innovate on a termly carousel. Therefore ………………………………………..will be attending the college on a Wednesday between 9.15am-11.00am until February. This will commence on Wednesday 12th September. While at the centre students will be looking at basic household management tasks that may be useful when they leave school.

Students will leave school at 9.00am and travel to Innovate at Oakwood School by minibus.  After their studies they will be driven back to school ready for their next lesson after break. Please note the group will be staffed by one lecturer from Innovate and at least one support staff from school.

If you have any questions regarding these arrangements, please do not hesitate to contact me at school.

Yours sincerely,

 

Mr. A. Bunker

Head of Sixth Form


Letter to Whole School

Wednesday 5th September 2018

 

RE: 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 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, 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 JE only

 

September 2018

Dear Parents/Carers,

As part of our themed learning lessons, 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 etc.

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. These visits will 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 behavior 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 £30 - to help support the cost of visits - this will cover the cost of trips for the whole year. This will be used to cover expenses directly related to the trips. Please send money into me via envelope in link book with your child’s name on it.

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

 

Kind Regards

A Mistry

Teacher for themed learning to Class JE


Letter to Whole School

 

Thursday 6th September 2018

Dear Parent / Carer,

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

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

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

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

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

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

If you have any questions on the school SRE policy or wish a copy of the full school SRE policy please feel free to contact me.

Yours sincerely,

 

Mrs J Evans

PSHCE coordinator


Letter to Year 13 students

 

September 2018

Dear Parent/Carer,

I am writing to let you know that this year there will be an opportunity for our Year 13 students to study at Uxbridge College on a termly carousel. Therefore …………………………………….. will be attending the college on Friday between 1.30pm-2.30pm.

Students will leave school at 1.00pm and travel to Uxbridge College by minibus.  After their studies they will be driven back to school ready to leave for transport home. Please note the group will be staffed by one lecturer from Langley and at least one support staff from school.

I would be grateful if you would complete the slip below and return to me as soon as possible, but if you have any questions regarding these arrangements, please do not hesitate to contact me at school.

Yours sincerely,

Mr. A. Bunker

Head of Sixth Form

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REPLY SLIP – Please return to Mr Bunker

College Link Course 2018

 

Student Name: ……………………………………….           Form: ……………………………….

 

I agree to  ……………………………………….. attending Uxbridge College.

 

Signed …………………………………………………..


Letter to Year 7

 

September 2018

Dear Parent/Carer,

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

  • Easy Pizza
  • Bread and Butter Pudding
  • Crunchy Hot Dogs
  • Apple Charlotte
  • Festival Project

 

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 £5.00.  A suitable container will also be provided, so that cooked products can be taken home.

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

Thank you in advance. 

Mrs P Shukla

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Food Technology Department - Mrs P Shukla

Please delete as appropriate:

           

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

 

Childs name _____________________     Class _________________

 

Signed _________________________      Date   _________________

 

I enclose the amount of __________