School Letters Home

Meadow High School 

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

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

 Headteacher: Mrs Jenny Rigby

 


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Letter to Year 11 - Sixth Form Options plus booklet

KS5 Options 2023/24

Dear Parent / Carer,

We are pleased to inform you that KS4/5 Options Evening will be face to face this year and will be held on 28th March between 4 and 6pm.

At Meadow, we are keen to make choosing options as easy as possible, and wish to ensure that the appropriate decisions are made for each child. Much of the school curriculum is compulsory, but some subjects are offered as options for 6th Form students.

Please note that some of the courses are two year courses and if your young person (in year 13 or 14 next year) has previously opted for a two year course, then they will continue this. If your young person is in year 12 next year, and they choose a two year option, they would be expected to continue this for two years.

The option booklet enclosed is there to help your child choose the option subjects they would like to study in 6th Form; however, we strongly recommend attending the Options Evening on 28th March as this will provide an excellent opportunity to meet the teachers delivering various options, ask them questions and discuss the options in more detail. We are also planning to have Options taster sessions for pupils to attend in the week prior to the Options Evening  so that your child can make a more informed decision.

Please spend some time reading the information for each subject before your child decides. Please choose carefully, as it can be very difficult to change an option once the course begins/ the timetable is confirmed. Please be aware that some subjects have aptitude and ability requirements. Options choices are streamed and Meadow staff will make the final decision on who is most suitable for the courses. That will also mean that some students won’t be offered certain options if they are deemed unsuitable for being either too academic or not challenging enough.

Some lessons are “doubles” which means they are four periods long. If your child chooses a double, that means that this will be their only option.. 

Once you have all required information, please complete the form at the back of the booklet to show the option subjects your child would prefer to study. You are able to make 4 choices, ranked from 1- 4. Whilst every effort will be made to give your child the Option subjects they choose, please be aware this may not be possible.This is also the case if students have chosen a two year course eg hairdressing where they will have to complete the second year. Students will be advised accordingly if they are completing a two year course.

The deadline for returning the form to school is Friday 21st April 2023.

Option choices will be confirmed during the second half of the summer term. The staff, with your help, will encourage each pupil to achieve their best. I hope you find the booklet informative and helpful. Please do not hesitate to contact school if you have any questions.

Yours sincerely,

 

Miss Michelle Taylor                                                    Mrs A.Fabisch
Assistant Head Teacher - Head of KS5
                    Deputy Assistant Head Teacher - KS5
mtaylor@meadowhighschool.org                             afabisch@meadowhighschool.org

 


Letter to Whole School - Comic Relief Day

 9th March 2023

Comic Relief Non-Uniform Day
Friday 17th March 2023

Dear Parent/Carer, 

On Friday, 17th March we will be having a non-uniform day and are asking students to wear something red.

Students and staff will be taking part in activities to raise awareness for the charity, and we will be holding a fun assembly.

We will also be organising a cake sale. Students who would like to buy cakes should bring in a small amount of money on the day. If you would like to donate some cakes, please bring to reception.

Many thanks for your continued support.
Miss Taylor
Head of 6th Form


Letter to Whole School - Lots of Socks Day

March 2023

World Down Syndrome Day
Lots of Socks Campaign
Tuesday 21st March 2023

 

Dear Parents/Carers,

We will be celebrating ‘World Down Syndrome Day’ on Tuesday 21st March 2023 by taking part in the Lots of Socks Campaign.

All you need to do is choose some socks that are going to be noticed - they might be mismatched or your craziest and most colourful socks!

This is NOT a non-uniform day, so please send your child in their full school uniform, showing off their fun socks!

https://lotsofsocks.worlddownsyndromeday.org/

Please follow the link above if you would like to learn more about this campaign raising awareness for Down Syndrome.

Yours sincerely,
Mrs Mistry
AHT Workforce Development


Letter to selected Pathway 1 pupils - Duke of Edinburgh Kit List

Key Stage 5 Duke of Edinburgh Residential Trip to

Paccar Scout Camp

Wednesday 19th April - Friday 21st April 2023

Dear Parents/Carers,

Here a kit list of what each student will need to bring on the Duke of Edinburgh Expedition.  We will be outside and things will get muddy/wet etc so please do not pack your best clothes or bring anything valuable.  Reminder: there are to be no devices of any kind brought on the expedition. 

  • 1 pillow in pillowcase
  • 1 single fitted sheet
  • Waterproof coat
  • Wellington boots or walking boots
  • Trainers
  • 3 old t shirts (long or short sleeve depending on weather forecast)
  • 3 vests
  • 2 old jumpers or fleece style jumpers jackets
  • 3 old pairs of trousers
  • 4 sets of underwear
  • 4 pairs of socks
  • Nightwear
  • Gloves, hat, scarf (weather dependent)
  • Sunscreen and hat  (weather dependent)
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Hairbrush
  • Shower gel
  • Deodorant and personal hygiene items
  • Optional £10 in sealed envelope clearly named (onsite shop)

Many thanks,
Faye Bonnar
Pathway 1 Faculty Lead


Letter to Class 10CL - Change of Form Tutor

6th March 2023

Dear Parent/ Carer,

Form Tutor Change

I am writing to let you know that from 1st April 2023 (Summer term) I, Miss Le Page, will no longer be the form tutor for 10CL, as I have a new role within the school as Maths Faculty Lead.

We recognise how important it is to have consistency for our pupils, in order for them to build strong relationships with their tutor and have a positive pastoral experience here at Meadow High school. 

A new tutor, Mrs Musk, has been appointed and will start from the week commencing 17th April (after the Easter holidays).

I will still be working at Meadow, so pupils are still able to come and see me whenever they feel they need to.

If you have any questions relating to this change of circumstances, please don’t hesitate to ask me.

It has been a pleasure working with your child and meeting with you over the past year and a half. I wish you all the best.

Yours sincerely

Miss Le Page


Letter to Sixth Form - Maternity Leave

6th March 2023

Dear Parents / Carers,                                                                                                       

I would like to take this opportunity to inform you that I will be going on maternity leave after the Easter holidays. I have spoken with the 6th Form students this morning during an assembly about change and have let them know that this will be happening.

Mrs Fabisch (Careers Lead and Deputy Head of 6th Form) will be covering my position whilst I am on leave. Mrs Fabisch knows the students very well and has worked at Meadow for many years, based in 6th Form. We have already started our handover transition and have been working closely to maintain continuity for all 6th Form students.

I will definitely be returning once I have completed my maternity leave and will be dropping in during my leave, especially for key events such as prom and the leavers assembly.

I am still available for the next four weeks and you can continue to contact me as usual on my work email. Mrs Fabisch can also be contacted on her work email (details below).

Ms Carter (Team Leader for 6th Form) will continue to be based in the 6th Form shared office and Mrs Fabisch will join her there in my absence, No other staffing changes are planned, so students can rest assured that a familiar face from the 6th Form Staff will always be available to assist them should the need arise.  

As usual, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Thank you in advance for your support at this time.

Kindest Regards,

Michelle Taylor                                                             Aggie Fabisch
Head of 6th Form                                                        Careers Lead / Deputy Head of 6th Form
Meadow High School                                                  Meadow High Schoolmtaylor@meadowhighschool.org               afabisch@meadowhighschool.org

 


Letter to class AP - Beefeater trip

1st March 2023

Dear Parents/Carers,

To support your child with their learning, we have arranged an educational visit to Beefeater in Hayes on 8th March 2023 as part of their studies in Maths and Life Skills.

We will be leaving school at 9.30 am and returning to school at 11.15 am. We will be travelling by minibus; first aiders will also accompany us.

Students can bring £10.00 towards a Breakfast.

We hope that your child will be able to take part in this trip, as it is designed to support the learning that takes places in the lesson. Please complete the attached slip and return it by 3rd March.

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

Yours sincerely,

Mrs Porter

Form Tutor, Sixth Form

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

Re: Beefeater Trip:  8th March 2023 – please return to Mrs Porter

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

Please state any allergies………………………………………………….      

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

Emergency contact number: ………………………………………………………


Letter to Class VL - Gooey Waffle

February 2023

Dear Parents/Carers,

Trip to Gooey Waffle - 1st March 2023

As a result of winning the class prize draw for completing the Flair Survey, we will be taking the students to Gooey Waffle on 1st March 2023, where they will be able to choose a dessert from the menu.

We will be travelling to Uxbridge on the mini-bus after lunch and returning to school in time for transport.

Yours sincerely, 

Mrs Lazarevic

6th Form Tutor 

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REPLY SLIP: 6VL Gooey Waffle Trip – Please return to Mrs Lazarevic

Name: …………………………………………..

 I give permission for my son to go to Gooey Waffle

Parent/Carer signature: ……………………………………………………


Letter to selected pupils - Middlesex FA U14 Tournament

28th February 2023


Dear Parents/ Carers,

U14’s - Middlesex FA Tournament

Your child has been selected to attend the U14’s Football Event on Wednesday 1st March. The event will be taking place between 09:50 – 12:40, so no extra travel arrangements need to be made.  Pupils will also be back for normal lunch arrangements. On the day, your child should come into school in their PE kit with shin pads.

If you have any questions just let me know.

Kind regards,

Mr. Anstee

PE Teacher

@MeadowPE


Letter to Pathway 1 Key Stage 5 pupils - DofE Residential

Key Stage 5 Duke of Edinburgh Residential Trip to 

Paccer Scout Camp 

Wednesday 19th April - Friday 21st April 2023 

Dear Parents/Carers, 

I am pleased to be writing to you to inform you that ________________has a place on the Duke of Edinburgh Residential Trip to Paccer Scout Camp in Chalfont St Peter from Wednesday 19th April - Friday 21st April 2023. 

There is no cost for the trip. As well as suitable outdoor clothing including wellies/walking boots, pupils will need to bring a single fitted bed sheet and a single pillow.   Pupils will travel to and from the campsite via school minibus.  Pupils will camp in an adapted lodge for two nights and undertake fun activities, hikes and outdoor fun (suitable for individual need). Pupils are not to bring mobile phones/tablets/games consoles. 

All students who need routine medication normally given at home- please send the medication in a bag in the original packaging with the dosing instructions and your child’s name visible. We cannot give medication not received with the pharmacy sticker. If we do not receive the medication on the morning of departure, as described above, the young person will not be able to attend. 

Whilst we are away, we will be doing lots of fun activities and will be super busy. Unless there is an emergency, we will not be contacting home.  In case of an emergency where you need to contact us please contact the school office in normal school hours (8:30-4:00) on 01895 443310. Outside of these hours please contact- 07429 954148. Please only contact us in an emergency as time spent on the phone is time not spent having fun. 

If you are happy to do so, we will share photos throughout our trip on Meadow High School’s twitter page and a parents WhatsApp group.  The updates will be general and again individual updates are not feasible without stopping the fun. Please indicate below if you are happy for your child’s photo to be shared in this format.  

Please fill out information on the following page and return to school by 3rd March 2023.

Many thanks,

Faye Bonnar 

Pathway 1 Faculty Lead 



Please return by 3rd March to the form tutor or F Bonnar. 

 

Pupils Name:_________________________

  1. I am happy for my child’s picture to be shared on Twitter on the Meadow High School Account    (please circle).   Yes   /    No 
     
  2. I would like to be added to the parent update WhatsApp group and acknowledge we will get group updates.  Other families will get the same images as me. We will not share any images containing a child that is not mine with friends/ family or on social media.   This is my phone number_________________________________________
     
  3. Medication usually taken at home that will be brought into school on Wednesday 19th April.

        Name of medication____________________________________________

 

Signed (Parent/Carer): ___________________________________________

 


Letter to selected pupils - Residential Trip to Devon

Tuesday 21st February 2023

RE: Residential Trip to Devon

Monday 13th March - Friday 17th March 2023

Dear Parents/Carers

I am writing to let you know that we have some last minute space available on the Devon residential trip.

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. 

The total cost of the trip is £400.

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

Yours sincerely,

Miss C Sojka
Trip Organiser

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Re: Residential trip to Devon on Monday 13th - Friday 17th March 2023

 

I would like my child ___________________________________________________________(name)   in ___________________ (form) to attend the Devon Residential 

 

Signed  _____________________________     Date  _______________________

 

Please return to Miss Sojka no later than Friday 24th February


Letter to whole school - World Book Day Week

Dear Parents/Carers,                                                                                                             

10th February 2023

Re:  World Book Day Week of Activities:  Monday 27th February – Friday 3rd March 2023

        Literacy Across the Curriculum theme – ‘Transport – Back to the Future 

World Book Day is approaching and, as always, we are looking to use this as an opportunity to promote core literacy skills and build links with the world beyond school.  World Book Day was created in 1995 by UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Science and Cultural Organisation) on Shakespeare’s birthday, 23rd April.  It is now celebrated in over 100 countries around the world!

In the spirit of the UNESCO vision, this year we are teaming up with the Technology Faculty so that we can give our students a boost with their STEM subject knowledge. The theme is ‘Transport – Back to the Future.  We are also celebrating our library reopening.  During the week students will have an opportunity to

  • take part in a competition - draw or make a model of  what they think transport will look like in the future*
  • follow instructions to make a model vehicle linking forces and movement – the BIG Car Race on Friday afternoon!
  • have fun with science experiments that explore forces
  • visit our library to read the new transport books we have bought
  • and to spend their World Book Day voucher – we have found a company who are going to deliver the FREE world book day books to the school.
  • We will also be screening showings of Back to the Future and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

* Future Transport competition –   What do you think transport will look like in the future?

Draw your idea OR make a model.  Students can start work on this competition over half term if they wish.  They will also have time to work on this during the first week back. (To support this work, there is a PowerPoint to explore with your child on our website.)

 

There will be a non-uniform/dress-up day on Friday 3rd March 2023.  Students will be able to come to school dressed as either a character from a favourite story [book, film or television series], a person from a non-fiction book or anything linked to the world of work and jobs related to transport.

Yours faithfully,

Mrs. Sugden                     Miss Sojka                         Mrs. Shukla                 Miss Gafaar        


Letter to selected pupils - Mama Mia Theatre Trip

Dear Parents / Carers 

re: Mamma Mia Theatre Trip REMINDER

This is a reminder that your child will be attending the theatre show Mamma Mia which will be performed in central London this Thursday 23rd February 2023.

We will leave school at midday and travel to Uxbridge where we will have McDonalds for lunch. Students will need to bring £10 spending money for this. We will then travel into central London via tube and watch the show as a group. Tickets have been provided for this through two charities; Jack Petchy and Mousetrap. 

The show finishes at 5.35pm and after a toilet stop, we will travel back to school. We aim to be back at Meadow between 7pm - 7.15pm where you will be responsible for collecting your child. If your child uses a taxi, you will need to make arrangements for this alternative timing and provide a contact number. 

Students are welcome to bring their own snacks and drinks as they won’t be eating from lunchtime until we return back to school. 

We will have a school mobile with us which we will turn on at 6.45pm - 07842 309870

Kind Regards, 

Maxine Newman & Michelle Taylor 

School Council Leads 

KS4 Team Leader 

KS5 Assistant Headteacher 


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 1st March. For this event, please note that 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. G. Millard

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

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 is entitled to free school meals and would like a:   

      Tuna    /    Cheese     /    Egg      sandwich  (Please circle)

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

My emergency contact details are            ______________________________________

Signed:                                                        ______________________________________


 

Letter to class AP and AM - Trip to Vue Cinema

Dear Parents/Carers, 

Trip to Vue Cinema and McDonalds

As part of our social and communication activity, we are taking part in a leisure activity by going out to Vue Cinema to watch a film (age appropriate - 15 or below). Following this, students will have an eating out experience at McDonald’s. 

We will be leaving school around 9:30 am and will return to school in time for normal home time arrangements. We will be travelling by London transport and first aiders will accompany us. 

We are asking for a £15 contribution towards a cinema ticket and food.  

Please complete the attached slip by Thursday 23rd February 2023

If you have any enquiries, please feel free to contact amangat@meadowhighschool.org.

Yours sincerely, 

Mr A Mangat  Mrs A Porter  

6th Form Tutors            

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

Reply-Slip – Year 13 trip to Vue cinema Westfield & McDonald’s.

 

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

 

Packed lunch:    Yes      /    No        (please circle)

I enclose £15 contribution towards the cost of the trip.

 

Dietary requirements: ………………………………………………………………………………………


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

Emergency contact number: ………………………………………………………

 


Visit to Runneymede and Ankerwycke Grounds - Year 7s

 

Thursday 2nd February 2023

Dear Parent / Carer,

Visit to Runneymede and Ankerwycke Grounds

To support pupils learning into the Magna Carta, as part of our History unit, we will be visiting the Runneymede and Ankerwycke grounds on the morning of Wednesday 22nd March 2023.

We will be travelling by school Minibus, leaving soon after registration and we will be back at school in time for normal lunch arrangements. All pupils are required to wear school uniform.  

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

Yours sincerely,

Miss Cryan

Year 7 tutor


Letter to Pupils on the School Council - Theatre Trip

Dear Parents / Carers 

Mamma Mia Theatre Trip 

We are lucky enough to have received tickets for the theatre show Mamma Mia, which will be performed in central London on Thursday 23rd February 2023. We will be taking students who are School Council representatives to this viewing. 

We will leave school at midday and travel to Uxbridge, where we will have McDonalds for lunch. Students will need to bring spending money for this. We will then travel into central London via tube and watch the show as a group. Tickets have been provided for this through two charities; Jack Petchy and Mousetrap. 

The show finishes at 5.35pm and after a toilet stop, we will travel back to school. We aim to be back at Meadow between 7pm - 7.15pm where you will be responsible for collecting your child. If your child uses a taxi, you will need to make arrangements for this alternative timing and provide a contact number. 

We are really looking forward to celebrating the success of our young people for being such positive representatives and for steering our pupil voice within Meadow. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us on the below emails: 

mnewman@meadowhighschool.org

mtaylor@meadowhighschool.org 

Kind Regards, 

Maxine Newman & Michelle Taylor 

School Council Leads 


Letter to Year 7 - Junior Citizen Day

Dear Parent / Carer,

We will be attending the Hillingdon Junior Citizenship event at Brunel University on the morning of Tuesday 7th March. The pupils are given an opportunity to listen to and interact with various public services including the police, the fire brigade and TfL.

We will be walking to and from Brunel, leaving soon after registration and we will be back at school for normal lunch arrangements. All pupils are required to wear school uniform.

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

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

Yours sincerely,

Miss SojkaBrigade is run by the London

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Dear Sir or Madam,

From time-to-time, photographs may be taken during the Junior Citizens Event being held in March 2023. The local press may also attend during the event to take some publicity photos for local newspapers or magazines. There is also the possibility that photos may be used on our website or other Brigade publications.

I understand and authorise the use of photographs of my child for publicity purposes for the 2023 Junior Citizens Event.

Name of child: ………………………………………………………………………….................................

Name of parent or guardian: ………………………………………………………………………………………

Signature of parent or guardian: ………………………………………………………………………………..

Name of school: ……………………………………………………………………………………………………….

Date: …………………...........


Letter to Whole School - Home Reading

27th January 2023

Dear Parents/Carers,

Home Reading Support Meeting: online and in person sessions:

Online Session –    Wednesday 22nd February 2023 from 5:00pm – 6:00pm

OR In School Session - Friday 24th February 2023 from 1:15pm – 2:15pm

The focus will be strategies to build confident roots for reading 

  • phonic skills refresher (letter sounds and blending)
  • hearing syllables (and using phonic skills)
  • comprehension (words, sentence and picture cues)
  • exploring our school library

[Pathway 1 parents, please note we will not be running Lexia training as part of this session.]

This is the second session we have run this year; you do not need to have attended the first to come to this one. As before, we would like to offer the opportunity to attend either an online or in school session.  We know how important reading skills are for life and learning and therefore school and home working as a team to build a life-long love of reading is always the goal. 

If you would like to join in either sessions, please email asugden@meadowhighschool.org. and let us know

  1. which session you would like to attend;
  2. who will be attending the meeting and the best email address to use (email address for online only);
  3. the name of your child and their form group.

If you could do this by Friday 10th February 2023 that would help a great deal with planning so that we can target our session appropriately.

We really hope that you will be able to attend. We all know helping our young people to understand the importance of building their reading skills to support future plans is crucial, but also how instilling a love of reading will help their emotional well-being through developing a greater understanding of themselves, others and the world beyond school.  

Yours faithfully,

Mrs. Sugden                                                        Ms Sojka                    

English & Communication Faculty Leader             EAL & Reading Intervention Manager 

 


Letter to Class VL re trip

February 2023

Dear Parents/Carers,

6VL Bowling Trip

As a class, 6VL are going to Airport Bowl on Wednesday 8th February 2023. This trip is an educational opportunity for the class’ hard work over the last term, but also a chance to practise our teamwork skills and social interaction.

1 game of bowling is £3 per person. 

We will be leaving at lunchtime and travelling on the school mini bus.  Students can bring either a packed lunch or a small amount of money to eat at McDonalds. If your child is entitled to a free school lunch, please indicate below and we will make sure they have a lunch to bring along from school.  

Yours sincerely, 

Mrs Lazarevic

6th Form Tutor 


Letter re. Girls Only Middlesex FA Tournament

23rd January 2023

Dear Parents/ Carers,

Girls Only Middlesex FA Tournament

Your child has been selected to attend the Girls Only Football Event on Wednesday, 8th February. The event will be taking place between 10:30-12pm, so no extra travel arrangements need to be made. Pupils will also be back for normal lunch arrangements. On the day, your child should come into school in their PE kit with shin pads.

If you have any questions just let me know.

Kind regards,

Miss Popov
PE Teacher
@MeadowPE


Letter to selected pupils - U14s Middlesex FA Tournament

23rd January 2023

Dear Parents/ Carers,

U14’s - Middlesex FA Tournament

Your child has been selected to attend the U14’s Football Event on Wednesday 25th January. The event will be taking place between 09:50 – 12:40, so no extra travel arrangements need to be made. Pupils will also be back for normal lunch arrangements. On the day, your child should come into school in their PE kit with shin pads.

If you have any questions just let me know.

Kind regards,
Mr. Anstee
PE Teacher
@MeadowPE


Letter to Pathway 1 Pupils only 

19th January 2023

Dear Parents/Carers,

Since September 2022, pupils in Pathway 1 have been using a program called Lexia to support reading. Attached is a letter, which contains an individual username and password. Pupils can access Lexia via a web browser or an app. 

In school, pupils use Lexia to support Reading Intervention lessons. It is vital that pupils work through the content independently as the program will then be able to support pupils further with areas they find challenging. If we over-support, the program will move too quickly and therefore not support as required. Parents can support pupils to navigate and access Lexia, but the content and understanding needs to be independent. 

Please see the attached letter and if you have any further questions such as accessibility, content, levels etc. please contact your young person’s form tutor in the first instance. 

Many thanks,

Faye Bonnar

Pathway 1 Faculty Lead   


Letter to selected pupils going on the Devon Residential Trip

Monday 16th January 2023

Residential Trip to Devon Monday 13th March - Friday 17th March 2023
Important Information

Dear Parents/Carers

Please see below important dates and information to remember. Please note, all payments will be paid via Parent Pay, if you have any problems with Parent Pay please contact the reception team.

Important Dates  

 

 

Monday 23rd  January

Non-refundable deposit to confirm place due (£50)

 

Thursday 26th  January

Parents meeting: 4pm - 5pm at Meadow High School.

 

Friday 10th February 

Second Payment (£150)

 

TBC

Medication prescription order from doctors (if needed)

 

Friday 10th March 

Final Payment (£200)

 





 

Inform school transport if your child requires transport with their luggage to school on Monday 6th March. (this could affect the size of the transport needed on these days, especially if your child’s transport is a taxi).

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

 
 

 

I have attached a letter regarding the parent’s information meeting; if your child has been before it is not essential you attend, we will send the pack home. Please can you return the reply slip as soon as you can.

Kind regards,

Miss Sojka
Trip Leader

 


 

 

Monday 16th January 2023

Dear Parents/Carers

 

Residential Trip to Devon Monday 13th March - Friday 17th March 2023

Parents Information Meeting:  Thursday 26th January at 4:00pm.

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

The meeting will begin at 4:00pm promptly, so please arrive in plenty of time. We will start with a short welcome and presentation, explaining all the arrangements for the day of departure and arrival back at school. There will be an opportunity for you to ask questions and meet some of the staff who will be attending the trip.

Parents/Carers of children who have attended this trip before, are welcome to attend this meeting, however it is not essential and a parent pack will be sent home with your child, on Friday 27th January, if requested on the slip below.

Kind regards,
Mr Morgan
Trip Leader

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RE: Parent Information Meeting for the Devon Trip

 Thursday 26th January at 4:00pm.

 

Name of Child: ________________________________________________ Form class: __________________

Names of people attending: _________________________________________________________________

[   ] I / we will be attending the meeting on Thursday 26th January at 4:00pm.

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

     with my child

Please complete and return to Miss Sojka no later than Monday 23rd January

 


Letter to Whole School

Race In The School Community Survey 

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Dear Parents/Carers,

In the coming days, all students and staff will receive an email invite to take part in an anonymous ‘Race In The School Community’ survey, run by an external company called FLAIR

The questions will provide an opportunity for students and staff to reflect on their views and experiences related to race while at school. The responses will give us a better idea of student and staff experiences and help us to understand in which areas we can improve. The findings from this research will also help guide our policy decisions.

The survey is anonymous and names are not attached to the responses, so we have no way of knowing who completed it. To guarantee that participants remain anonymous, a confidentiality threshold of 5 has been set. It is very important to us that our students and staff are completely honest.

The survey only takes 10 minutes to complete.

What happens next?

On Monday 16th January, students and staff will receive an email link to complete the survey. The survey is best filled in on a laptop/PC. The survey will remain open for 2 weeks.

Once results are in, we will share key findings, so you can see how we are doing. Action planning will then begin shortly after. At each stage, we will share our progress with you.

Thank you for playing your part in our efforts to continually improve our culture. If you have any questions, please get in touch.

Many thanks

Maxine Newman and Claire Sojka


Letter to selected pupils only

Residential Trip to Devon Monday 13th March - Friday 17th March 2023

Letter of Acceptance & Important Information

Dear Parents/Carers

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

I apologise for the delay in the confirmation letter, prices had soared this year and it took some time to seek extra funding to help keep costs down. The total price originally came to over £500, but we were able to secure funding, which has brought the price down to £400 (including money for the lunch on the last day), which is amazing value for money. We have managed to keep the price consistently low for the past 5 years.

In the next week, a letter will be sent with a payment plan and details of a parent/carer meeting.

If you have any questions, please email me or contact the school and I can call you back.

Kind regards,

Miss Sojka
Trip Leader

csojka@meadowhighschool.org

 


Letter to Classes IM and MP (Pathway 1)

16th January 2023

Dear Parents/Carers,

Pupils in Pathway 1 6th form have been working towards their Silver Duke of Edinburgh Award.  To achieve the full award pupils are required to undertake a 3-day, 2-night expedition.

We are very lucky to have been able to book ‘lodge style’ accommodation at the Paccar Scout Camp in Chalfont St. Peter.  We will be staying in the Margret Noble building.  The accommodation is a large lodge with modern insulation, central heating, fully fitted stainless steel kitchen, toilet facilities and dedicated special needs facilities.  

The expedition will start on Wednesday 19th April, where pupils will arrive at school at normal time. Pupils will return to school on Friday 21st April by 2pm.  Each day will include walking routes suitable to individual needs, team-building activities, cooking and games. 

We would love it if your young person could attend this expedition, as it will allow them a unique alternative experience to support their development into adulthood.  Familiar staff from school will support throughout the duration of the expedition and all equipment will be provided. 

If the young people do not attend they will still receive their Duke of Edinburgh Award for the sections they have achieved in school, but will not achieve the full qualification. 

If you have any questions or concerns please contact fbonnar@meadowhighschool.org

Yours sincerely,
Miss Bonnar

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Return Slip: Silver Duke of Edinburgh Award – 3-day, 2-night expedition

please return to Miss F Bonnar by 25th January 2023

Pupils Name:   __________________________________________________


   I am interested in the above young person attending the 3-day expedition. 

   I am not interested in the above young person attending the 3-day expedition. 

Signed _____________________________________ (Parent/Carer)

 


Letter to Year 7 pupils - Food Technology

January 2023

Dear Parent/Carer,

In Food Technology in Year 7, students will continue to focus on health and safety whilst cooking. This term students will be making:

  • Veggie Pasties
  • Meringue Nests
  • Quick Bap Pizza
  • Fairy Cakes
  • Festival Project

Students also taste and evaluate a range of foods.

If you wish your child to take the products that they prepare, the amount required for 5 practical lessons will be £7.50 which is equivalent to £1.50 per lesson. We will also provide a suitable container for the food to be taken home in.

If you are unable to make this payment in full, please let the school office know.

Thank you in advance. 

Miss LePage
Food Technology Department

PLEAE MAKE ALL PAYMENTS VIA PARENTPAY. IF YOU REQUIRE LOGIN DETAILS OR ASSISTANCE WITH PAYMENT PLEASE CONTACT SCHOOL RECEPTION.


Letter to Year 8 Pupils - Food Technology

January 2023

Dear Parent/Carer,

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

  • Muesli Bars
  • Banana Muffins
  • Mini Quiche
  • Pasta Salad

Students will also taste and evaluate a range of foods.

If you wish your child to take the products that they prepare, the amount required for 5 practical lessons will be £7.50 which is equivalent to £1.50 per lesson. We will also provide a suitable container for the food to be taken home in.

If you are unable to make this payment in full, please let us know and we will arrange for weekly payments to be made.

Thank you in advance.

Miss LePage
Food Technology Department           

PLEASE MAKE ALL PAYMENTS VIA PARENTPAY. IF YOU REQUIRE LOGIN DETAILS OR ASSISTANCE WITH PAYMENT PLEASE CONTACT THE SCHOOL RECEPTION.


Letter to Year 9 Pupils - Food Technology

January 2023

Dear Parent/Carer

In Food Technology in Year 9 we will be focusing on meat and dairy products. This term we will be making:

  • Cauliflower Cheese
  • Chili Con Carne
  • Short Bread
  • Tomato Pasta Bake
  • Festival project

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

If you wish your child to take the products that they prepare, the amount required for 5 practical lessons will be £7.50 which is equivalent to £1.50 per lesson. We will also provide a suitable container for the food to be taken home in.

If you are unable to make this payment in full, please let the school office know.

Thank you in advance for your support.

Miss LePage
Food Technology Department

PLEASE MAKE ALL PAYMENTS VIA PARENTPAY. IF YOU REQUIRE LOGIN DETAILS OR ASSISTANCE WITH PAYMENT, PLEASE CONTACT RECEPTION.


Letter to Selected Year 10 pupils - Food Technology

January 2023

Dear Parent/Carer,

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

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

If you are unable to make this payment in full, please contact the school office.

Thank you in advance. 

Mrs Shukla

Food Technology Department

PLEASE MAKE ALL PAYMENTS VIA PARENTPAY. IF YOU REQUIRE LOGIN DETAILS OR ASSISTANCE, PLEASE CONTACT RECEPTION.


Letter to selected Year 11 pupils - Food Technology

January 2023

Dear Parent/Carer,

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

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

If you are unable to make this payment in full, please contact the school office.

Thank you in advance. 

Miss LePage

Food Technology Department

PLEASE MAKE ALL PAYMENTS VIA PARENTPAY. IF YOU REQUIRE LOGIN DETAILS OR ASSISTANCE WITH PAYMENTS, PLEASE CONTACT RECEPTION.


Letter to selected Sixth Form pupils - Food Technology

January 2023

Dear Parent/Carer,

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

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

If you are unable to make this payment in full, please contact the school office.

Thank you in advance. 

Miss LePage
Food Technology Department

PLEASE MAKE ALL PAYMENTS VIA PARENTPAY. IF YOU REQUIRE LOGIN DETAILS OR ASSISTANCE WITH PAYMENTS, PLEASE CONTACT RECEPTION.


Letter to selected pupils only

Dear Parents / Carers,

Re: Penathlon Swimming Competition

Your child has been selected to take part in the Panathlon Swimming Competition at Northolt Leisure Centre on Friday 6th January 2023.

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

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

Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns.

Kind Regards,

Ms Sojka
Swimming teacher


Letter to Classes 7KK and 9LD

10th January 2023

Dear Parents/Carers,

Dance Lessons

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

For this lesson, they will require a dance kit they will need to bring each week to take part.

We would suggest suitable clothing would be their PE kit or similar such as:

  • Jogging bottoms or leggings
  • T-shirt (plain)
  • Trainers
  • Water bottle

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

Thank you for your support,

Yours sincerely,

Miss Kalia
Dance Lead


Letters about Bikeability 2023

YEAR 6 2022-23 Bikeability Level 1&2 -Meadow High School (AM Only), Course 1

Dear Parent/Guardian                                  

On behalf of your child’s school, I am writing to invite your child to a safer cycling course, which will enable them to complete Levels 1 and 2 combined.

The training is scheduled to take place on our Cycle Track at Pield Heath House School with additional staff from Meadow High School escorting and accompanying the children.

               Course Information:

The course will run for 4 days for 2 hours each session.

Monday 13th March 2023 (c1)

Level 1

9:30 – 11:30

Tuesday 14th March 2023 (c1)

Level 2

9:30 – 11:30

Wednesday 15th March 2023 (c1)

Level 2

9:30 – 11:30

Thursday 16th March 2023 (c1)

Level 2

9:30 – 11:30

You can apply for your child to attend this course by completing the online booking form via the link below

Online Bikeability Booking Form

Applicants will be registered on a first come first serve basis.

Yours sincerely,
Ian Ramsay
Borough Cycle Support Officer 

To find out more about Bikeability visit  https://bikeability.org.uk/

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YEAR 6 2022-23 Bikeability Level 1&2 -Meadow High School (AM Only), Course 2

Dear Parent/Guardian 

On behalf of your child’s school, I am writing to invite your child to a safer cycling course, which will enable them to complete Levels 1 and 2 combined.

The training is scheduled to take place on our Cycle Track at Pield Heath House School with additional staff from Meadow High School escorting and accompanying the children.               

Course Information:

The course will run for 4 days for 2 hours each session.

Monday 20th March 2023 (c2)

Level 1

9:30 – 11:30

Tuesday 21st March 2023 (c2)

Level 2

9:30 – 11:30

Wednesday 22nd March 2023 (c2)

Level 2

9:30 – 11:30

Thursday 23rd March 2023 (c2)

Level 2

9:30 – 11:30

You can apply for your child to attend this course by completing the online booking form via the link below

Online Bikeability Booking Form

Applicants will be registered on a first come first serve basis.

Yours sincerely,

Ian Ramsay

Borough Cycle Support Officer 

To find out more about Bikeability visit  https://bikeability.org.uk/

 

 

Monday 13th March 2023 (c1)

Level 1

9:30 – 11:30

Tuesday 14th March 2023 (c1)

Level 2

9:30 – 11:30

Wednesday 15th March 2023 (c1)

Level 2

9:30 – 11:30

Thursday 16th March 2023 (c1)

Level 2

9:30 – 11:30

OR

Monday 20th March 2023 (c2)

Level 1

9:30 – 11:30

Tuesday 21st March 2023 (c2)

Level 2

9:30 – 11:30

Wednesday 22nd March 2023 (c2)

Level 2

9:30 – 11:30

Thursday 23rd March 2023 (c2)

Level 2

9:30 – 11:30

Children will need a bike and a cycling helmet to do the course.

Please tick which course you would like your child to attend.

 

Pupil’s name: ____________________________________________

Pupil’s Class: _____________________________________________

Emergency contact number: ______________________________

 

Please return forms to Mrs Evans Room 1.


 

Letter to Whole School -  Holiday Club

December 2023

 

Dear Parent/Carers

Meadow High School Holiday Club

We are very excited to offer our Holiday Club in February half term 2023, with PSD!

Dates that can be booked are as follows:

Monday 13th and Tuesday 14th February 2023: 9am- 3pm

Both days must be booked for the session.

Prices are as follows: £52 for both days.

For pupils receiving free school meals: £30 for both days.

A deposit of £20 is required by Thursday 15th December and is payable via ParentPay.

The remainder must be paid by 31st January 2023. 

A light breakfast will be provided at school, but parents must supply children with a healthy packed lunch every day.

Unfortunately, on this occasion, we will not be able to provide transport, but will be looking into this for future sessions. 

If you would like to book this, please pay the deposit via ParentPay and fill in the required information

Any questions please contact me

Kind regards,
Kathleen Bentley
Welfare Lead

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Holiday Club: 13th - 14th February 2023

 

Name of Pupil: …………………………………………………………………

DOB of pupil: ………………………

Medical Needs: ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

Medication needed at holiday club (Name of medication/dosage/frequency):

………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

 

Personal Care required: Yes / No

Allergies: Yes / No

If yes, please specify: …………………………………………………………………………………….

GP details if pupil does not attend Meadow High School:

 

Name of GP …………………………………….… Telephone:………………………………

Emergency Contact detail

Contact name: …………………….……………  Relationship: …………………………………

Emergency contact number 1 ………………………………………..

Emergency contact number 2 ………………………………………..

I consent to the use of emergency treatment should the need arise Yes / No

Signed …………………………………………………   Name:  ………………………………………..

Date: ……….………………          


 

December 2022

Christmas Jumper Day
Thursday 8th December 2022

Dear Parents/Carers,

On Thursday 8th December, we will be taking part in Christmas Jumper Day. Your child may wear a Christmas jumper or non-uniform clothes for the day. We are asking for a voluntary donation of £1 and funds will be donated to Save the Children and this year’s school charity Steel Bones.

PLEASE MAKE ALL DONATIONS VIA YOUR PARENTPAY ACCOUNT. IF YOU REQUIRE LOGIN DETAILS OR ASSISTANCE WITH PAYMENT PLEASE CONTACT SCHOOL RECEPTION.

Many thanks for your support.

Yours sincerely,

Mrs A Mistry

Assistant Head


30 November 2022

 

Dear Parents / Carers,

Year 10 REWARD – Airport Bowl

As a reward for all Year 10 students, we would like to go to the Airport Bowl and then come back to school and order pizza - as chosen by the pupils. As this is a reward, children with poor behaviour will not be allowed to go on the trip.  In order for the trip to take place, we ask for a voluntary contribution of £5 per child. The children have an option to bring in some spending money for the arcades as well, however, no more than £5 spending money.

The event will take place on Tuesday 13th December during school hours. We will leave school at 11:00 and return at 12:40 – in time for lunch.

Please complete and return the reply slip as soon as possible. If there are any problems or questions then please contact me at school.

Kind Regards,

Mr.  B Anstee and Miss. C Lepage

Form Tutors

@MeadowPE

Article 23:- 'A child with a disability has the right to live a full and decent life with dignity and independence, and to play an active part in the community.'

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REPLY SLIP: Year 10 REWARD – Airport Bowls – please return to Mr Anstee and Miss Lepage

Name of Child:  ________________________________________

       My child would like to take part in the bowling match and have enclosed £5.

 
 

 

       My child has enclosed £_______ spending money – Maximum £5.

Signed: ___________________________________   Date______________________


Letter to Whole School - Thread Worm

A case of thread worm was discovered today in school.

Check if it's threadworms

You can spot worms in your poo. They look like pieces of white thread.

You might also see them around your child's bottom (anus). The worms usually come out at night while your child is sleeping.

Other symptoms can include:

  • extreme itching around the anus or vagina, particularly at night
  • irritability and waking up during the night

       Common signs of worms include:

  • weight loss
  • wetting the bed
  • irritated skin around the anus

A pharmacist can help with threadworms

You can buy medicine (mebendazole) for threadworms from pharmacies. This is usually a chewable tablet or liquid you swallow.

Treat everyone in your household, even if they do not have symptoms.

Tell the pharmacist if you need to treat a child under 2, or if you're pregnant or breastfeeding. Treatment might not be suitable and you may need to speak to a GPPlease have a look at the NHS website for more information

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/threadworms/

If you would like any further advice, please feel free to contact me at school.

Yours Sincerely
Kathleen Bentley
Welfare Lead


Letter to Whole School - Scabies

Dear Parents and Careers,

A case of scabies was discovered today in school.

Check if it's scabies

The symptoms of scabies are:

  • intense itching, especially at night
  • a raised rash or spots

The spots may look red. They are more difficult to see on dark skin, but you should be able to feel them.

The scabies rash usually spreads across the whole body, apart from the head.

However, older people, young children and those with a weakened immune system may develop a rash on their head and neck.

A pharmacist can help with scabies

Scabies is not usually a serious condition, but it does need to be treated.

Please Visit the NHS website for more information

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/Scabies/

If you would like any further advice, please feel free to contact me at school.

 

 


Letter to Whole School - Expression of Interest - Holiday club

9th November 2022

Dear Parents/Carers,

HOLIDAY CLUB

EXPRESSION OF INTEREST

Meadow High School are looking for expression of interest for a holiday club we hope to start running shortly.  

The school aims to enable the pupils to maintain and further develop their functional ability. Activities will focus on:

  • strength, stamina and mobility
  • social, communication and play skills
  • cognitive, perceptual and sensory functioning

We are exploring many possibilities, including having a specialist holiday club company come in to deliver sessions. 

The holiday club would run on the following dates:

  • Session 1:   Monday 13th and Tuesday 14th  February 2023 (Half term)
  • Session 2:   Monday 3rd - Thursday 6th April 2023 (Easter holidays)

Summer Holidays:

  • Session 3:  1st week of summer holiday: 24th - 28th July 2023
  • Session 4:  2nd week of summer holiday: 31st July - 4th August 2023
  • Session 5:  3rd week of summer holiday: 7th - 11th August 2023

Each day will run from 9:00 am - 3:00pm.  You can book for any sessions that interest you.

The cost for the Summer Camp this year will be £130 per week for each pupil, unless you are eligible for Free School Meals, then the cost will be £75.00 per week per child. We feel this offers excellent value for money as the hourly cost is under £4 an hour. 

This fee covers the cost of all activities. A packed lunch will need to be provided from home, even where the child is eligible for Free School Meals.

Parents and Carers are responsible for transporting their child to and from the holiday club each day.  However, we are exploring the possibility of providing transport to and from holiday club.  If you think this is something that maybe of interest for you please tick below, an extra cost may incur.

Another avenue being explored, is the possibility of siblings being able to attend Meadow holiday club. Sibling would have to be a year 1 or above pupil.

If holiday club is something you would be interested in using, please complete and return the attached  reply slip by Wednesday, 16 November 2022.

Yours sincerely,

Kathleen Bentley

Welfare Lead

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REPLY-SLIP: HOLIDAY CLUB AT MEADOW HIGH SCHOOL 2023

Please return to Mrs Kathleen Bentley by Wednesday 16th November 2022.

 

Yes, I am interested in my son/daughter attending a Summer School at Meadow High School.

 

 I am interested in the following sessions:

 (Please tick as appropriate)

 

⬜     Session 1:  Monday 13th and Tuesday 14th February 2023 (Half term)

 

⬜     Session 2:  Monday 3rd - Thursday 6th April 2023 (Easter holidays)

 

⬜     Session 3:  1st week of summer holiday: 24th - 28th July 2023

 

⬜     Session 4:  2nd week of summer holiday: 31st July - 4th August 2023

 

⬜     Session 5: 3rd week of summer holiday: 7th - 11th August 2023

TRANSPORT

⬜ I would be interested in transport

SIBLING ATTENDANCE (Year 1 - Year 11 only)

⬜ I would be interested in sibling/s attending.

Pupil Name:  ..................................................................................................................................

Parent/Carer Name: ......................................................................................................................

Parent/Carer Signature: ................................................................................................................

 


Letter to Pathway 1 - Christmas Craft Afternoon

14 November 2022

Dear Parents/Carer,

On Thursday 8th December, Pathway 1 are hosting a Christmas Craft Afternoon. Parents and carers are invited to join the pupils and staff for craft making, music and songs. 

Please return the reply-slip confirming your attendance and if you wish to take your child home with you afterwards.  Unfortunately, parking is not allowed in the school car park.  The event will finish promptly at 2.50pm.

We hope you can join us. 

Many thanks,

Faye Bonnar (Pathway 1 Faculty Lead)

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Reply Slip – PW1 Christmas Craft Afternoon

 

Pupils name: ____________________________ Class:_______

 

 

 

    I will be attending the Craft Afternoon on 8th December and my child will go home as normal.

 

    I will be attending the Craft Afternoon on 8th December and will take my child home at 2.50pm.

 

 

    Unfortunately, I cannot attend.

 

 

 

Signed _______________________________________________________

 

 

 


Letter to Whole School - Children in Need Day

 

Children in Need Day 

Friday 18th November2022

 

14 November 2022

Dear Parents/Carers,                                                                                             

We will be having a non-uniform day on Friday 18th November to raise awareness for Children in Need. Students can dress up in pyjamas or other spotty clothes if they want to take part. . 

We will be having a cake sale at breaktime, please do send in donations of cakes if you wish to. Pupils will also be able to purchase cakes at breaktime, so can bring in small amounts of change as well. 

For a bit of fun, students will be invited to a “dance off” at lunchtime. Everyone can join in and it is a fun and free activity! 

During the last period of the day, students will be invited to a whole school assembly where they will learn about Children in Need. Our Team Leaders, Mr Haines, Mr Rogers, Mrs Newman and Ms Carter will be taking part in a ‘I’m A Celebrity inspired, BushTucker Trial' where they will try to win for their Key Stage / Pathway!  

Donations will be welcomed and will be split between Children in Need and this year’s school charity, Steel Bones. To donate to these causes, either send your child in with donations of money, or use Parent Pay to give electronically. 

If donating online, please use ParentPay. 

Thank you for your support.

Yours sincerely,

Michelle Taylor
Meadow High School


Letter to Whole School - Diwali Day

October 2022

Diwali Day

Friday 21st October 2022

 

Dear Parents/ Carers,

It is Diwali (the festival of lights) on Monday 24th October, the first day of half term. As a school, we would like to celebrate this Hindu festival on FRIDAY 21st OCTOBER.

During the school day, pupils will be taking part in Diwali themed enrichment activities; this will include a themed lunch, a daytime firework display and the option to get their mehndi done. Next week’s Religious Education lessons will focus on the story of Diwali.

If you have any concerns for your young person around the fireworks display, please inform their form tutor so that alternative provision can be made in line with the enrichment activities.

If you would like your young person to have a small design of traditional mehndi done on the hand, please complete the slip below and return to school by Wednesday 19th October. Please be mindful that if your young person has not used mehndi before, like with any product used on the skin, there is a small risk of a reaction.

If you have any further queries, feel free to contact me via your pupils’ home school link book.

Kind Regards,

Mrs A Mistry

Maths Faculty Leader

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REPLY-SLIP: DIWALI DAY ENRICHMENT - RETURN TO: MRS MISTRY

Pupil name: ________________________________        Form Class: ________________

 
 

 

By ticking this box       I give permission for the above named pupil to have their mehndi done

 

Signed: _____________________________                      Date: ____________________


 

Letter to Whole School - Hairdressing

7th October 2022

Dear Parent/Carer,

Within our 6th form we have a purpose built Hairdressing department. We would like to encourage all our students (all year groups) to visit our salon as part of our hairdressing student learning programme on Fridays from 9.50am to 12.45pm.  This enables our hairdressing students to learn the process of booking appointments, interacting with other students, shampoo and blow-drying students’ hair as part of their learning.

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

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

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

Payment only if your child is having their haircut, this can be paid when the appointment is made or after they have their haircut!

Yours faithfully

D Lennon

Hairdressing Salon

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REPLY SLIP: Hairdressing Salon – Please return to D Lennon

I give permission for my child to:

Have their hair washed 

Have their haircut

Have their nails painted

Childs Name:  _______________________________     Class: _______

Signed:_______________________________     Date:   ___________     


Letter to Whole School re Punctuality

11 October 2022

Dear Parents / Carers,

Re: Punctuality

We are writing to all families to emphasise the importance of being in school on time, as there have been numerous incidents of some families routinely arriving at school at 9.00am or later.

School starts at 9.00am every day. Children need to be in their class at 9.00am so that they can start their lessons promptly. Children who arrive late are greatly disadvantaged because they miss starting the day with their peers and the beginning of lessons. This means that they are often unsettled and confused about tasks. Their teacher will not always be able to re explain work.

It is also very important that children establish good routines and habits in preparation for the rest of their lives. Punctuality is a life skill that they need to develop whilst they are young.

It is essential that you ensure that your child arrives at school on time to prevent disruption to your child’s own learning and that of others.

We will continue to focus on this area with children through class work and school assemblies

We are required to monitor children’s punctuality and attendance. Ongoing lateness (after the class register has been taken) is classified as an unauthorised absence and this is contrary to The Education Act.

We understand that there may be rare occasions when you are unavoidably late due to unforeseen circumstances. On these occasions, please make sure that you contact the school attendance team to inform us when you will arrive attendance@meadowhighschool.org

High levels of unauthorised absences, or poor punctuality, can result in a referral to the Educational Welfare Service or other agencies, who have a duty to investigate further and could result in legal action being taken against you.

If you are experiencing difficulties with punctuality and would like to talk to us about it, please make an appointment to do so, or telephone the Educational Welfare Service.

Please keep in mind that Breakfast Club is available to children from 8.30am.

Yours Sincerely,

 

Kathleen Bentley

Welfare Lead


Letter to Whole School - UNICEF Rights Respected School

14th October 2022

Dear Parent / Carer,

We are becoming a Unicef UK Rights Respecting School!

Meadow High School aims to be a school where children’s rights are at the heart of our ethos and culture, to improve well-being and to develop every child’s talents and abilities to their full potential.  As part of this plan we are working towards recognition as a ‘Rights Respecting School’, an award given to schools on behalf of Unicef UK.

Unicef is the world’s leading organisation working for children and young people and their rights. In 1989, governments across the world agreed that all children have the same rights by adopting the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). These rights are based on what a child needs to survive, grow, participate and fulfill their potential.

Meadow pupils will learn about their rights by putting them into practice every day. A Rights Respecting School models rights and respect in all its relationships.

We really hope that you will be able to support our school on our journey towards becoming a Unicef UK Rights Respecting School. It would be great if you could spend a few minutes reading through our questions & answers on the back of this letter, and also find a bit more about the Convention on the Rights of the Child by visiting unicef.org.uk/crc.

For further information about Rights Respecting Schools please visit:  www.unicef.org.uk/rrsa

Yours sincerely,         

Jenny Rigby                            Yasmin Ahmed                             

Headteacher                           Award and Quality Mark Coordinator 

 

 


Letter to Classes 11BA and 12 JS 

Dear Parent /Carer,

On Wednesday 19th October 2022, 12JS and 10BA have been given the opportunity to attend a fishing experience organised by Middlesex Trout and Salmon Fishing Charity.

The charity has accommodated the school with this facility yearly and we are excited to give the students the chance to experience something different whilst bonding with their newly formed tutor group. This experience will take place at Halliford MereTrout Fishery, Chertsey Rd, Shepperton TW17 9NN.    

Halliford Mere is a complex consisting of four spring-fed lakes totaling 15 acres of water. The fly-fishing trout lakes are highly stocked with top quality Rainbow trout ranging from 2-10lbs. The lakes are well established, supporting prolific natural aquatic life. 

Middlesex Trout and Salmon Fishing Charity have a full Risk Assessment Policy in place, with an up-to-date Certificate of Employers Liability Insurance Policy.  They maintain very strict Health and safety guidelines as well as issuing Health and Safety Instructions to all Teachers and careers who attend. The casters (students) also have to watch a Health and Safety Video before the commencement of each event.

For more information please see Website: http://www.hallifordmere.co.uk/default.asp

Students will need to dress appropriately for the weather conditions, casual but comfortable. If they own a pair of wellies we would suggest they bring them (if not a suitable pair of trainers).  

Food will be provided for the students, however if students have dietary requirements we would advise they bring their own healthy packed lunch.

Students attending the trip will need to arrive at school at 9am sharp. They are to head straight to their designated tutor groups where they will be registered for attendance. Following this, we will be traveling by the school’s minibus to our destination where we expect to arrive between 10am-10.15am. 

We will leave Halliford MereTrout Fishery at 2pm and arrive back before the end of the school day.  

Yours sincerely,

Jeanette St John,  form tutor 12JS

Ben Astee,  form tutor 10BA

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Please return reply-slip to school by Monday 10th October 2022.

Child’s Name:   ………………………………….………….  Class:  ……………………..

I give permission for my child to attend the trip to Halliford MereTrout Fishery on the 19th October 2022.

Signed………………………………………….. (Parent/Carer)

 


Letter to Whole School re, Meet The Tutor Evening

 

Dear Parent / Carer,

Meet the Tutor Evening: Online Appointment Booking System

Thursday 6th October 2022: 4-7pm

I would like to invite you and your child to attend our Meet the Tutor Evening on Thursday 6th October 2022, this can be held virtually or in person. This is an important evening and provides you with an opportunity to speak to your child’s form tutor.

As before, we will be using our online appointment booking system (School Cloud) to make appointments, however, you are welcome to visit the school to meet the tutor in person if you prefer, but we do ask that your appointment is made via the online system.  Log in details have been provided below. This allows you to choose your own appointment time with your child’s Form Tutor and you will receive an email confirming your appointment.

If you wish to visit in person, there will be drop in sessions available with our Therapy and Welfare teams, as well as Sue Stock our Careers Advisor. Refreshments will be available in the hall and we hope to have representatives available from various local SEN organisations.

Appointments can be made now and will close on Wednesday 5th October at 4pm. Please return the reply slip below to confirm whether you will join the meeting virtually or in person. If you indicate you will attend in person, but on the day you are unable to come into school, the form tutor will open the meeting virtually at your booked time to give you the opportunity to meet with them.

Please visit https://meadowhighschool.schoolcloud.co.uk/  to book your appointments. (A short guide on how to add appointments is included with this letter.) Please login with the following information:

Student’s First Name:   

Student’s Surname:

Tutor Group:

Date of Birth:

Login Code:

 

If you do not have access to the internet, please contact the school office who will be happy to add appointments on your behalf.

Yours sincerely

Claire Caddell

Deputy Head Teacher

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REPLY SLIP: Meet the Tutor Evening - Thursday 6th October 2022: 4-7pm

Student’s First Name:

Student’s Surname:

Tutor Group:

  1. I have booked an appointment via the school cloud
  2. I will be attending Meet the Tutor evening in person
  3. I will be joining Meet the Tutor evening virtually

Signed:   ________________________________________  Parent/Carer

 


 

LETTER TO WHOLE SCHOOL RE: CHILDHOOD FLU VACCINATION PROGRAMME

September 2022

To parents of children in Meadow High School

Dear Parent or Guardian

2022-23 Childhood Flu vaccination programme

Your child will be offered a flu vaccine that is given as a simple spray up the nose. It is painless, very quick, and serious side effects are uncommon. This vaccination programme is designed to protect your child against flu which can be an unpleasant illness and, although rarely, sometimes cause serious complications. By having the flu vaccination, children are also less likely to pass the virus on to friends and family. This will help to protect those who are at greater risk from flu including infants, older people, and those with an underlying health condition. The flu vaccine provides protection against the strains that are predicted to circulate in the coming season. These strains may change from year to year which is why we recommend vaccination every year.

We believe your child should be vaccinated and we are now inviting parents/guardians to register your consent for the above vaccination. The School Health Service are now using an electronic method of communication which is a faster, more efficient and a safer way to deliver your child's health information. We have developed a secure online link that parents/guardians can use to register consent for the vaccination. The process is quick and easy to use.

STEP 1: Please either register for an account if this is your first time using the Thomson parent portal or login if you have already created an account. If this is your first time registering you will receive an email to confirm your account and set a password.                                                                                                                                                                    STEP 2: Once you login you can read the information on the Childhood Flu vaccination programme and indicate your consent.

Please click on the below link to access the eConsent

https://app.schoolscreener.com/Portal/#/CNWLLon/imms/cnwl12/102462

 

NOTE: To access the Thomson parent portal on your iPhone, please make sure you download the letter first onto your device, then follow the URL link provided. If accessing via laptop or desktop, please don’t use Internet Explorer, instead use other internet browser such as Chrome.

If you encounter any problems with the Parent Portal, contact Thomson help desk on the following number: 02039584181 or email parentsupport@schoolscreener.com

Please see the information below about consent – this is very important

1. It is vital that the consent form is completed as soon as possible. Do ensure that you have your child’s NHS number when completing the online form.

2. The consent form allows you to refuse this vaccine for your child. If you are thinking about this step, please talk to you GP or ask to speak to your child’s school nurse first. It is very important that you take this opportunity to protect your child against this very serious disease.

For more information about the eConsent Parent Portal, watch this 2-minute video: https://youtu.be/OUT-pAYOwF0

You should inform the nurses on the day of the vaccine if your child has been wheezy or there is any change in their asthma medication.

Contact the Immunisation team if you require any further assistance.

We look forward to receiving your child’s e-forms. Please remember to return the consent e-form even if you DO NOT consent for the vaccination for your child, explaining the reason for your decision. This will help us in the development of the flu vaccination programme in the future.

Yours faithfully,

We’re here for you

School Aged Immunisation Team,

The Warren Health Centre, Hayes, Middlesex, UB4 0SF

Tel No: 01895 485740


Letter to Year 7 re Football Trip

Monday 26th September 2022

Dear Parent/Carer

The Odeon Cinema group have kindly offered our school a private showing of the film ‘James and the Giant Peach.’ This will be taking place on Wednesday 5th October 2022 at 10am.

We will be leaving school soon after registration, at around 9:20am and will return to school in time for normal lunchtime arrangements. Students can bring one healthy snack with them – please do not provide fizzy drinks, sweets or chocolate.

In order to be able to run these trips, we do rely on financial support from parents and guardians. Therefore, we ask if you could make a voluntary contribution of £6.70 – this will cover travel to and from the cinema in a big coach and the private screening of the film.

Please could you pay this via Parent Pay.

If you have any questions then please get in touch.

Yours sincerely,

Miss Sojka

 


Letter to selected pupils only - Dance Kit

September 2022

Dance Lessons

Dear Parents/Carers,

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

For this lesson, they will require a dance kit they will need to bring each week to take part in Dance.

We would suggest suitable clothing would be their PE kit or similar such as:

  • Jogging bottoms or leggings
  • T-shirt (plain)
  • Trainers
  • Water bottle

Students 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 11BA

Tuesday 20th September 2022

 

Dear Parents/ Carers,

PSHCE: Supervised Tooth Brushing

Class 10BA, along with other forms, are starting a new initiative with Hillingdon’s Community Dental Services’ to encourage students to brush their teeth once a day at school. This is in addition to brushing their teeth at home, in the morning and at night before bed. 

This is because supervised tooth brushing at school has been shown to be effective at improving oral health for children.

Please complete the slip attached as soon as possible, and return to me.

If you require any further information, please contact myself, via email, BAnstee@MeadowHighSchool.Org or Sally McGregor (Oral Health Promoter) on 07393796064 / SallyMcGregor1@NHS.Net 

Kind Regards,

Mr Anstee

10BA Form Tutor


Letter to Year 13 and 14 - MOVING ON

22nd September 2022

To all Parents/ Carers of students in Year 13 and 14,

I am currently arranging interviews with all Year 13 and 14 students in order to be able to start working on their ‘next steps’. I will be sending out a list of open days and Evenings at Local Colleges and Provisions, once I have had confirmation of dates. It is necessary to start exploring the options that are available to them in the future and also to start planning transition arrangements ready for ‘moving on’ next year to:

- College

- Training Provider

- Supported Internship

- Other

It would be beneficial if Parents/Carers were also able to meet with me, as your input is vital to ensure that the best conclusion for the students is obtained. I will attend final Annual reviews to ensure that the correct provision is named on the EHCP.

I am at the school all week 9am – 3.00pm, but not available on Monday until the afternoon. I can, however, make other arrangements should these times be unsuitable for you. Please could you contact me through the school on 01895 443310 ext. 244 to arrange appointments. I can also be contacted on my mobile 07841021772

e-mail:        sstock@meadowhighschool.org

I looking forward to meeting you in the near future

Yours sincerely

Sue Stock

Careers Advisor/Work Experience Coordinator/Transition Officer

01895 443310 (ext. 244)

07841021772

 

Appendix:

LOCAL COLLEGES, TRAINING PROVIDERS, SPECIALISED PROVISION

Name of Provision

Type of Provision

Address

Phone Number

Comments

HCUC. On 1st of August 2017, Uxbridge college and Harrow College merged forming HCUC. There are now 4 different campuses in Harrow and Uxbridge.

 

Uxbridge College

Main Campus

 FE College (Part of HCUC)

Park Road, Uxbridge, UB8 1NQ

01895 8533333

SEN provision provided by Foundation College and learning support in subject specific courses.

Uxbridge College

2nd Campus

FE College (Part of HCUC)

College Way, Coldharbour Lane, Hayes, UB3 3BB

01895 8533333

This campus is mainly Hair and Beauty and dance. Programmes start at level 1. No foundation college

Harrow on the Hill

Fe College (Part of HCUC)

Lowlands Road, Harrow, HA1 3AQ

0208 909 6000

SEN provision provided by Foundation College and learning support in subject specific courses.

Harrow Weald

FE College (Part of HCUC)

Brooks Hill, Harrow Weald, HA6 6RR

0208 909 6000

Foundation college at different campus. Learning support available.

Windsor Forest College Group

 

 

 

 

Langley College

FE College

Station Road, Langley, Slough, SL3 8BY

01753 793000

SEN provision provided by Foundation College and learning support in subject specific courses.

Windsor College

FE College

St Leonards Road, Windsor, SL4 3AZ

01753 793000

Part of the Windsor Forest College Group. May be too far to travel for Meadow Students

Strodes College

6 form provision

High street , Egham, TW20 9DR

01753 793000

Part of the Windsor Forest College Group. May be too far to travel for Meadow Students

Ealing, Hammersmith and West London Colleges.

 

 

 

 

Ealing Green College

 

FE College

The Green, Ealing, W5 5EW

0208 741 1688

Applied Science and Creative Media starting at level 2

Hammersmith and Fulham College

FE College

Gliddon Road, Hammersmith, W14 9BL

0208 741 1688

Academy of vocational excellence

Park Royal College

FE College

Unit 1, Central Way. Park Royal, NW10 7XT

0208 741 1688

Entry level and level 1 courses in construction

Southall Community College

FE College

Beaconsfield Road, Ealing, UB1 1DP

0208 741 1688

Entry levels plus level 1 in construction including plastering and dry lining

West Thames College

2 sites

FE College

London Road, Isleworth, TW7 4HS

0208 326 2000

SEN provision provided by Foundation College and learning support in subject specific courses.

West Herts College

 

FE College

Watford Campus, Hempstead Road, WD17 3EZ

01923 812000

Foundation and level 1 courses

Feltham Skills and logistic Centre

FE College

77, Boundaries Road, Feltham. TW13 5DZ

0208 326 2020

0208 818 6800

Quite difficult to access. No direct bus or train link

Berkshire College of Agriculture

(BCA)

FE College

Hall Place, Burchetts Green Road, Burrchetts Green, Maidenhead, SL6 6QR

01628 824444

SEN unit

Specialised SEN Provision

 

 

 

 

Orchard Hill College

Special SEN provision

Wyvern House, Wyvern Way, Uxbridge

0345 402 0453

Foundation Skills for life, Skills for Working life, Work start courses. Mainly use for Pathways 1

Great Oaks College

Special SEN Provision

19, Gresham Road, Hounslow, TW3 4BX

0203 962 9009

Multi-Sensory, Life skills, Vocational skills.

Mainly used for Pathway 1 students

Green Corridor

Special SEN Provision

Main Road Nursery, Stanwell Moor, TW19 6BS

01753 687236

Catering and Horticulture. Also functional skills and life skills

Ambitious about Autism

Special SEN Provision

Woodside Avenue, N10 3JA

0203 873 2201

The provision is based at West Thames College

Training Providers

 

 

 

 

Build

Training Provider

Industrial Unit, Silverdale Road, Hayes, UB3 3BN

0208 573 2002

Construction courses plus CSCS card

Innov8

Training Provider

Vocational Centre, Clifton Gardens, Uxbridge, UB10 0EZ

01895 235 200

Study Programme

Skills Training UK Limited

Training Provider

3rd floor, 52-53 The Mall, W5 3TA

0208 840 8993

Study Programme

Hillingdon Adult Education Centre  - Brookfields

Borough Provision

Park Road, Uxbridge, UB8 1NP

01895 254766

Mainly part time courses but according to demand can offer full time for SEN students

Supported Internships

 

 

 

 

London Heathrow Marriott Hotel

Project Search

Bath Road, Harlington/Hayes, UB3 5AN

07842 309879

Or 07841021772

Work ready programme. Run in partnership with Meadow School and LBH

Residential Settings

 

Residential settings may also be appropriate and we can work with you to discuss applying for these.

 

 

Please Note:

The provisions listed above is to give you the opportunity to start looking at what is available.

There are other options, but did not want to totally overwhelm everyone.

There are other Project Search programmes, which I can give you details for. The Marriott Hotel in partnership with Meadow School, Local Authority and Project Search.

Should you have any queries please contact Sue Stock - Careers Adviser at Meadow who will arrange a 1:1 appointment with you or a discussion over the telephone

sstock@meadowhighschool.org

01895 443310  ext. 244

07841021772


Letter to Year 7 - Food Technology

September 2022

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 the products that they prepare, the amount required for 5 practical lessons will be £7.50, which is equivalent to £1.50 per lesson. We will also provide a suitable container for the food to be taken home in.

Please pay via Parent Pay. If you require assistance with Parent Pay, please contact Reception.

If you are unable to make this payment in full, please let us know and we can arrange for weekly payments to be made.

Thank you in advance. 

Miss LePage

Food Technology Department


Letter to Year 8 - Food Technology

September 2022

Dear Parent/Carer,

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

  • Puff Pastry Pizza
  • Flapjacks
  • Apple Crumble
  • Festival Project

             

Students will also taste and evaluate a range of foods.

If you wish your child to take the products that they prepare, the amount required for 5 practical lessons will be £7.50 which is equivalent to £1.50 per lesson. We will also provide a suitable container for the food to be taken home in.

Please pay via Parent Pay. If you require assistance with Parent Pay, please contact Reception.

If you are unable to make this payment in full, please let us know and we can arrange for weekly payments to be made.

Thank you in advance.

Miss LePage

Food Technology Department


Letter to Year 9 - Food Technology

September 2022

Dear Parent/Carer

In Food Technology, in Year 9, we focus on cereals and cereal products. This term we will be making:

  • Cheesy Pasta
  • Spanish Rice
  • Fruit Cobbler
  • Oatmeal and Raisin Cookies
  • Festival project

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

If you wish your child to take the products that they prepare, the amount required for 5 practical lessons will be £7.50 which is equivalent to £1.50 per lesson. We will also provide a suitable container for the food to be taken home in.

Please pay via Parent Pay. If you require assistance with Parent Pay, please contact Reception.

If you are unable to make this payment in full, please let us know and we will arrange for weekly payments to be made.

Thank you in advance for your support.

Miss LePage

Food Technology Department


Letter to Year 10 - Food Technology

September 2022

Dear Parent/Carer,

For their Unit Award in Food Technology pupils in Year 10 will be focusing on 4-6 units of work, with a range of different cooked products. Pupils will be taking part in some theory lessons to further their understanding of Health and Safety in the kitchen and practical lessons where they will be building up their confidence towards everyday cooking.

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

Please pay via Parent Pay. If you require assistance with Parent Pay, please contact Reception.

If you are unable to make this payment in full, please let us know and we can arrange for weekly payments to be made.

Thank you in advance.

Mrs Shukla

Food Technology Department


Letter to Sixth Form - Food Technology

September 2022

Dear Parent/Carer,

In Food Technology, in 6th Form, we will be focusing on independent cooking. We will focus on Health and Safety within a kitchen and cooking everyday meals to learn new skills. There will be a combination of taste testing, evaluation of products as well as practical lessons.

In order to save administration time, we would like the termly cost of your child’s Food Technology practical work to be paid all at once. However, if this causes a problem could you please let us know and we can arrange a weekly payment.

If you wish your child to take home the products that they have prepared, the amount required for the practical and taste testing lessons will be £7.50 which is equivalent to £1.50 per lesson.

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

Please pay via Parent Pay. If you require assistance with Parent Pay, please contact Reception.

Thank you in advance. 

Yours faithfully,

Mrs Shukla

Food Technology Department