Issue 29 - 3 May 2019




Issue 29 - 3 May 2019


Congratulations to all staff at Meadow for gaining the

'Best Practice for Teaching Assistants Award!'

Back in the Summer term I sent out information about an exciting new project we  were starting, aimed at supporting our Teaching Assistants to share good practice  and   develop their skills in order to support both the teachers and the students.

I am happy to say that, this week, after a full day’s assessment from an external     assessor, Meadow have been awarded the BPTAA!  

The assessor absolutely loved the school and made several remarks regarding the warm welcome she received, how calm and happy everyone seemed and how much of a community feel she got.

Congratulations to all the staff who have been involved in making this

possible. This is by no means an end result and we look forward to supporting the continuing development of all Teaching Assistant's at Meadow.

If you have any questions related to this, or would like to know a little more about the positive impact this has had and will continue to have on your children, please contact myself on the below email address.

Mrs C Heggie    

A-life came into school on Tuesday 30th April to run their much loved Healthy Living sessions for our Year 7 pupils.  The morning session before break involved the pupils working at different learning  stations to teach them about ways to have a healthy

lifestyle. After break Year 7 and some of Year 8 took part in circuit activity to show what an active lifestyle is.  In the  afternoon Year 9 took part in Alcohol and Drug Awareness workshop and learnt all about the dangers of these.  We look forward to having

A-life back again next year! 

Mrs Evans—PSHCE Coordinator


We’re raising £1,500 for Meadow High School’s charity ‘Friends of Meadow’

A chance conversation and idea has developed into a school wide attempt of Tough Mudder ……...

This Sunday, 5th May, 37 members of staff from Meadow High school will attempt to finish the 5K Tough Mudder and the Full Tough Mudder (10 miles).

We originally wanted to raise £1,000, however, we have now surpassed that and would like to raise £1,500 (at least) for the school charity ‘Friends of Meadow’.

Friends of Meadow are a group of parents and friends of the school who give up their own time to raise funds for the school. The work they do to support the children is truly amazing. Residential trips, prom nights, disco nights and many other events would not be possible if it was not for Friends of Meadow.

Any donation is absolutely welcome and we will make sure pictures are available to view !

Thank you all very much,

Meadow Tough Mudder Team




If you don’t know what a Tough Mudder is, here are some photos !  It’s very tough and very muddy !


Good luck to all those staff taking part !

Ambitious about Autism are excited to be working with employers to bring paid work

experience to young people aged 16-25 with autism.

Essex County Council is offering eight-week work experience opportunities to young people with autism, aged between 18-24.    The programme will take place from 24 June 2019 to 16 August 2019 and will be based in either Chelmsford, Colchester or Billericay.  Remuneration will be paid at National Minimum Wage of £7.70 per hour (before tax).   Application closing date: 17 May 2019 at 11am

Please visit the Ambitious about Autism website for job descriptions and information on how to apply at:   If you have any additional questions, please get in touch with the Autism Exchange team at:


A parent of a former pupil at Meadow has contacted the school desperate for ideas.  Can you help ?   

The parent is looking for ideas for a Summer Club that her young person can go to, in the local area.  The pupil has quite complex needs and is now a young adult attending college.

If you do have any suggestions please contact the school with information or email Ms Caddell

Thank you !

The KS4 and 6th Form Options Evening which was due to take place this Thursday 2 May was unfortunately cancelled.  A new date will be advised very soon.

Letters Home

Letter to Whole School

Re Sixth Form Cake Sale and Charity Football Match


Letter to Class MP

Out in the Community


Whole School

Production Poster Competition


Letter to selected pupils

Trip to Legoland

School Lunches


Week: 6-10 May  2019


(Spring/Summer Menu)


Upcoming Events

Monday 6 May

Bank Holiday


16 May 2019

Dyspraxia Coffee Morning—10am


24 May 2019

Training Day



27 May—31 May 2019



6 June 2019

Parents Evening  - Years 7, 8 and 10


13 June 2019

Sports Day (more information to follow)


17th—21st June 2019

Work Experience Week—Year 11


20 June 2019

Reserve Day for Sports Day


24-27 June 2019

Arts Week

Production Rehearsal Week


28 June 2019

Training Day

School is CLOSED to pupils


1-5 July 2019

Production Week


2 July 2019



1-5 July 2019

Summer Production Week


11 July 2019

PROM (Year 11-14).  Invitation only.


23 July 2019