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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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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

 

 


Dear Parents / Carers,

After School Clubs 2022-2023

The arrangements of the after school football club are remaining the same as previous years. Football club will remain on a Monday 15:15 – 16:15 and run through the entire year, you will only need to apply for a place once. 

Due to limited space, football club will be taking place on the MUGA and numbers will be limited.

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

If you would like your child to attend football club, please fill out the reply slip and send back to me. I will then send home a letter informing you if your child has a place or not. 

Please be aware, that all clubs are run on a voluntary basis by staff, so there is no extra staffing. If it becomes apparent that a pupil requires additional support they will not be allowed to continue to attend.

The first session will be taking place on Monday 10th October 2022.

Please contact me if you have any questions. 

Kind Regards,

Mr C Morgan 

PE Faculty Lead

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REPLY SLIP: FOOTBALL CLUB – MR. MORGAN

My child ______________________________ would like a place at the Football Club.
 

  • I acknowledge that I must pick my child up from reception at 16:15.
  • My child is an independent traveler and will make their own way home.

Emergency contact details:    _________________________________________

Signed:            _________________________________


 

LETTER TO WHOLE SCHOOL 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