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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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Letter to selected parents

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Dear Parent/Carer,

Hangouts - Autumn Term 2020

I hope you and your child are well.

As your child is not currently in school we are looking to hold regular ‘catch ups’ with individual pupils until they return to Meadow. These will offer a chance for the pupil to talk directly with a member of staff for a general chat and social meeting.

In order to run the social ‘catch up,’ we will be using ‘Google Meet’ to facilitate the sessions. If you would like your child to take part, you will need to have access to a laptop or mobile device that is connected to the internet, an invite and link will then be emailed to you. You will then need to click on the link at the suggested time to join the meet. Further support can be provided by myself.

If you would like your child to be part of this, you will need to accept the following guidelines:

  • An adult from the pupil’s home must be present/in the same room as pupil during the ‘catch up’ at all times
  • The pupil must be appropriately dressed and in a suitable location
  • ‘Catch ups’ with tutors will usually be for 10 minutes, although form tutors may have some degree of flexibility if both parties feel it is appropriate that the session goes beyond this time
  • The ‘catch up’ will be once a week with the form tutor
  • Should the pupil display inappropriate behaviour the staff member will end the meeting and inform the parent/carer

This is a new way for all of us to be working, supporting and connecting with one another and we hope your child can be a part of this.

Please complete the reply-slip below and send back via email to dhancox@meadowhighschool.org 

Kind Regards

Mr Hancox

___________________________________________________________________________________

Tutor Hangouts – please return to Mr Hancox

Child’s Name:  _______________________________     Class: __________

I agree to the guidelines  (Yes/No)

 
   

I would like my pupil to have tutor hangouts  (Yes/No)

 

       

Parents Name (print): _______________________________     Date:   ____________

 


Letter to Year 14 pupils

2nd October 2020

Dear Parent/Carer,

I am writing to let you know that from Wednesday 7th October there will be an opportunity for our Year 14 students to study at Innov8 Centre on a termly carousel. Therefore, your child will be attending the college on a Wednesday between 9.15am-11.00am, until December 2020. While at the centre, students will be looking at basic household management tasks that may be useful when they leave school.

Students will leave school at 9.00am and travel to Innov8 by minibus.  After their studies, they will be driven back to school ready for their next lesson after break. Please note, the group will be staffed by one lecturer from Innov8 and at least one support staff from school.

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

Yours sincerely,

Miss Taylor 

Assistant Head - Sixth Form


Letter to Whole School

12th October 2020

Dear Parents/Carers,

I am excited to be hosting our yearly Halloween event again. This event will take place over two days on Wednesday 21st and Thursday 22nd of October. Students can bring money in on the day that their class has their allocated time slot. Please find time slots below. 

There will be games and a spooky sweet sale at the cost of 20p. Cakes will be 50p each.  We will be providing ‘free from’ snacks for those with allergies.  

We have had to spread this Halloween event over two days so each bubble can have a ten-minute slot ensuring the correct cleaning between classes. 

Unfortunately, due to Covid restrictions we will not be face painting this year.

Yours sincerely,

Miss Barham

Interventions Teaching Assistant

 

Wednesday 21st October

Form

Time Slot

7NC

9.30

7CH

9.45

7CB

10.00

SM

10.15

8FM

10.30

MP

11.00

9MC

11.15

9MK

11.30

9MN

11.45

LD

12.00

JR

12.15

8LB

12.30

 

Thursday 22nd October

Form

Time Slot

10BA

9.30

10JT

9.45

YA

10.00

JE

10.15

11CL

10.30

11ZK

11.00

AM

11.15

6TW

11.30

6MS

11.45

6DH

12.00

6DL

12.15

6IJ

13.45

6CM

14.00

6CC

14.15

6VL

14.30

 


Letter to Whole School

Jeans for Genes

Non-Uniform Day

Tuesday 20th October 2020  

 

Dear Parents/Carers,

We will be having a non-uniform day on Tuesday 20th October to raise money for Jeans for Genes Day. We’d like to donate a percentage of the money raised to the Heathrow Special Needs Farm as they have suffered damage from recent flooding and they kindly offer their facilities to our students.  

Students are asked to wear jeans or non-uniform clothes.  

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

Thank you for your support.

Yours sincerely,

Miss Nolan

Head of Maths

 


Letter to Whole School - Yearly Permissions  Letter

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NAME OF CHILD:                                                               CLASS: 

PRINT NAME (Parent/Carer):  ________________________________ 

Permission – Evidence for Learning

We provide photographic and video evidence in school to show pupil progress, this will be shared via an App with parents. Sometimes your child’s photograph may appear working alongside other pupils. Please confirm whether you would be happy for photographs to be shared with other parents if they appear in an image or video with other pupils. More information on Evidence for Learning (EfL) can be found on our website.   

              I give permission

               I do not give permission

Signed:  _______________________________________  

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Permission - External Publications

We provide photograph and video evidence in school to show pupil progress and for display purposes.

However, we need confirmation from you whether you give permission for your child’s photo/video to be used for external use, i.e. newsletter, website and newspaper.   

         I give permission

         I do not give permission

Signed:  _______________________________________            

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Permission – Educational Visits

Your child will be given the opportunity to participate in local excursions for routine sporting fixtures, environmental studies, library and shop visits, etc.  For older pupils, visits to shops may be unaccompanied or accompanied by another pupil. These activities are part of the curriculum and take place during school hours. Visits outside of school hours will require additional consent from you.

I agree that my child can take part in any short visits to local venues, which may be arranged during his/her time at school.

Signed:                                                                                               

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Extended Learning Area

As a school we utilize learning opportunities within the local area to help pupils contextualize their learning in a real world environment. The extended learning area has been risk assessed and staff have been trained to effective run educational visits.

The school will endeavor to inform you before but from time to time you may see your child outside of school without having been previously notified but all activities are built into the curriculum.


 

Letter to Class 10JT

Wednesday 7th October 2020

Dear Parents/Guardians                                                                   

To support your child with their learning we have arranged an educational visit to The Black Park on Thursday 8th October, Tues 13th October and Tues 20th October to support their wellbeing and other studies.

We will be traveling by minibus, which will be driven by MIDAS (qualified) trained drivers, first aiders will also accompany us.  Where possible students are asked to wear face coverings for the journey.

The weather is likely to be cold and wet so please ensure your child has a suitable PE kit on for the weather and a waterproof coat.

On Thursday’s we are also doing PE so if your child could come in their PE kit every Thursday too that would be really helpful.  They will stay in their kit, until they return home as the changing rooms are still out of bounds. 

Thank you in advance for your help and support.

Yours faithfully.

Mrs J Tudor                                     

Form & Subject Teacher                   


Letter to Year 12 and 13 (except Class DL and TW)

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21st September 2021

Dear Parent/Carer,

I am writing to you to let you know that due to Covid 19, the vocational pathway programme has had to be altered until further notice.

As a result of the current Government guidelines to keep everyone safe, we have had to limit the number of vocational pathway options that we can offer. This means that until the restrictions are lifted, your child may not be able to participate in all of the vocational activities that they have previously chosen. 

We will continue to provide structured learning activities and, as part of these, your child may have a small amount of self-directed time on Fridays. This is to encourage students to organise their own time independently. This is a skill that many students will need to learn in life and certainly when they progress to college. During this time, pupils will be supervised and will be able to decide on their chosen activity such as: studying, completing homework/extended work, reading, listening to music, playing games to develop social skills, doing research, drawing, etc. 

We will keep you informed should there be further changes. In the meantime, please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions. 

Kind regards,

Mrs Fabisch

Vocational Faculty Lead / Careers Leader

 


Letter to Class DL and TW only

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21st September 2020

Dear Parent/Carer,

I am writing to you to let you know that due to Covid 19 and, as a result of the current Government guidelines to keep everyone safe, we have had to alter the vocational pathway options that we can offer to our pupils.

We will continue to provide a limited number of structured vocational activities, which may include gardening, car wash, tuck shop, animal care or working in a charity shop and your child will participate in some of these. The vocational pathways will run on Fridays and, as part of these, your child may have a small amount of self-directed time. This is to encourage students to organise their own time independently. This is a skill that many students will need to learn in life and certainly when they progress to college. During this time, pupils will be supervised and will be able to decide on their chosen activity such as: studying, completing homework/extended work, reading, listening to music, playing games to develop social skills, doing research, drawing, etc. 

We will keep you informed should there be further changes. In the meantime, please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions. 

Kind regards,

 

Mrs Fabisch

Vocational Faculty Lead / Careers Leader 

 


Letter to Class DH only

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22 September 2020

Dear Parent/Carer,

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

This will be from 5th October until the 14th December.

Meadow High students will stay in their tutor group bubble to ensure we continue to meet Covid safety protocols. They will not be mixing with other students on site. Students will be socially distanced within their form bubble on the school minibus and will be asked to wear masks unless they are exempt. Students will leave school at 9.00am and travel to BCA by minibus. After their studies they will be driven back to school ready for lunch as usual.

Please note the group will be staffed by one lecturer from BCA and two support staff from school, who know the students well.

There are a number of forms that the College want completed and I would be grateful if you would complete these together with the slip below, and return to me by Friday 2nd October at the latest. I apologise for the short notice and appreciate your understanding during these unpredictable times. If you have any questions regarding these arrangements, please do not hesitate to contact me at school.

Yours sincerely,

Miss Taylor
Head of Sixth Form

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Reply-Slip – BCA – please return to Miss Taylor

College Link Course 2020

 

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

I agree to my son/daughter attending Berkshire College of Agriculture

 

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

Name (please print) ……………………………………………………………….

 


Letter to Sixth Form pupils only

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14 September 2020

To all current Sixth Form pupils and last year’s leavers

Dear Parents / Carers and pupils

CELEBRATION OF ACHIEVEMENT EVENING - CANCELLED     

In late November each year, we hold our Annual Celebration of Achievement Evening where we invite the Mayor of Hillingdon, special guests, governors, parents and pupils to a ceremony where pupils are presented with their exams and accreditation certificates.

Due to the current COVID situation this year, and in the interests of everyone’s safety and wellbeing, we have decided to cancel Celebration of Achievement Evening this year. 

We hope to be able to hold a similar ceremony, at a later date, perhaps in in Spring 2021, and will let you know details nearer the time.

Kind regards

Yours sincerely

MRS J RIGBY
HEADTEACHER

 


 

Letter to Year 14 only

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3rd September 2020

To all Parents/ Carers of students in Year 14,

I am currently arranging interviews with all year 14 students in order to be able to start working on their ‘next steps’. I am not able to provide details of open days at local colleges due to the current restrictions that are in place due to the pandemic, however 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:

  • Training Provider
  • Supported Internship

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 am at the school all week 9am – 3.30pm 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 216 to arrange appointments. I can also be contacted on my mobile 07841021772

Looking forward to meeting you in the near future

Yours Sincerely

 

Sue Stock

Careers advisor/work experience coordinator/transition officer

01895 443310 (ext 216)

07841021772


Letter to Year 14 only

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8 September 2020

Dear Parents/Carers,

Work Experience

Please note your Son/Daughter would normally be completing 1 day per week work experience as part of their curriculum. 

Due to Covid19 and the lockdown restrictions, many companies are no longer able to accept work experience students for the foreseeable future.

As a school, we would endeavor to ensure that the students are allocated something that they will enjoy and find helpful for learning new skills.  However as our ‘bank’ of employers accepting students is greatly diminished this year, we are asking that should you know anyone who is able to offer work experience for your Son/Daughter with colleagues, family members or friends it would be much appreciated.

The students that are unable to access work experience will complete some other form of work related learning arranged by Meadow High School.

If you are able to offer a placement, please contact me and I will arrange with the employer to complete the relevant paperwork.

I am available at the school on 01895 443310 (ext 216) or on my mobile 07841021772. 

Mrs B Cryan can also be contacted concerning anything work experience related.

Yours faithfully

 

Sue Stock               - Careers adviser/work experience coordinator

Bernie Cryan          - Work experience coordinator


Letter to Whole School 

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8 September 2020

Dear Parent/Guardian,

We are really excited to bring Marathon Kids to your school, a fully funded running programme which encourages children to get active together and develop a passion for sport, improving not only their physical wellbeing but enhancing their mental health too.

Last year, the children ran more than 365,000KM combined, and this year we’re aiming to accumulate ONE MILLION KILOMETRES in 2020/21! To help us achieve this we would love to have your child as part of the Marathon Kids programme, and we look forward to helping them on their journey!

Our Marathon Kids programme engages children in physical activity throughout the school week and encourages them to also run at home or in our Marathon Kids Parks programme across the UK.

Our Digital Tracker System, along with our free Marathon Kids App, will help your child's teacher, school and you see how many kilometres they achieve in a year, and the more kilometres they notch up, the more awards they can receive - from certificates and medals to free activity vouchers.

To take part in the programme all you need to do is to sign your consent and return to your child’s teacher.  We can do the rest. This will allow your child’s school to keep track of your child’s progress and enable us to update you by email of how to download the free app so that you can see this progress for yourself, as well as share with you other exciting, free activities that you and your family can take part in.

  

OUR KIDS RUN MARATHONS. JOIN US!

The Marathon Kids Team

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I _________________________ parent/guardian of _________________________ give permission for my child to be added to the Marathon Kids Digital Tracking database* for the means of tracking running distance and for my email to be added for the means of programme updates for as many years as the school runs the programme.

Signed: _________________________

Date:          _________________________

*Data protection law says that parental/guardian consent must be obtained when we collect and use personal data relating to a child. As this is the case with the Digital Tracker System, we require a parent/guardian signature before any child’s information can be added.

Parent/guardian consent can be withdrawn at any time by contacting your school.

No data is ever shared with third parties for commercial use.

If you would like to view the full Privacy Policy, please go to https://dts.kidsrunfree.co.uk/legal

(Please be aware this Privacy Policy is for the schools use of the Digital Tracker System and the data they supply which you are giving permission for)