School Letters Home

Meadow High School 

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

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

 Headteacher: Mrs Jenny Rigby

 


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SCHOOL LETTERS  HOME


Letter to selected pupils

17 March 2020

Dear Parent/Carer,

Residential Trip to Devon

The Calvert Trust have assured us that safety measures are in place, however, we regret to advise you that we have decided, as a precaution, to postpone the trip to Devon.  The trip will now take place during the week 29th June – 3rd July 2020.

The Calvert Trust has been very accommodating and have not charged us the summer rate, so there will be no additional cost.   

Yours sincerely,

 

Mr Morgan

Trip Organiser


Letter to selected pupils

 

17th March 2020

Contact Details

Dear Parent / Carer,

According to our records, we do not have an emergency contact email address for your child. We must have an email address for each parent / carer, in case we need to contact you about your child.

Please complete the form below and return to reception as soon as possible.

Kind Regards,
Reception Team

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­­­REPLY SLIP: Contact Email Address – Please return to reception office.

   Student’s Name:  ______________________________________

 

My contact email address is:  __________________________________________

 

Signed:  ______________________________________

 


Letter to Whole School

9th March 2020

Understanding Your Child’s Reactions And How You Can Help

Dear Parent / Carers,

When a child or young person experiences a traumatic incident it can be very upsetting for them and for you. Even though the event is over your child may still be experiencing reactions to it. It is normal for children and young people to be upset after such a happening. It is unlikely that they have experienced such an event before and so their reaction may be challenging for you.

Their reaction may last a few days, a few weeks or longer. Reassurance, understanding and support from you, along with their teachers and their friends can help them cope.

Here are some common reactions to a traumatic incident. You might have noticed some of these.

Thinking Feelings:

  • Confused
  • Worried
  • Nightmares/bad dreams
  • Guilty
  • Poor concentration
  • Anxious
  • Restless
  • Fearful
  • Not interested in what is going on
  • Easily upset
  • Spending a lot of time thinking about what happened
  • Cross
  • Panicky
  • Thinking that they cannot cope
  • Overwhelmed

Behaviours Physical Complaints:

  • Loss of appetite
  • Feeling tired all the time
  • Being very quiet
  • Unable to rest or settle
  • Nervous
  • Feeling sick/knot in tummy
  • Being quarrelsome/arguing
  • Cold and shivery

Remember:

  1. These are normal reactions.
  2. The reactions should lessen in time normally over the next few weeks.
  3. If you continue to have concerns some more specialist help may be needed. Talk to your doctor about this.

HELPING YOUR CHILD:

It is important that you are strong enough to bear whatever your child wants to talk about and to answer their questions.

Do:

  • Take time to listen and answer questions.
  • Be honest in your explanations and in showing your own sadness and grief. Let them know their feelings are important.
  • Give Plenty of reassurance and affection. Let them know you love them and will be there for them.
  • Keep to routines and patterns as much as possible.
  • Time with friends and playmates enables them to release anxiety about incidents over which they have no control.
  • Be aware that changes such as clinging and aggressive behaviour or physical problems may be an expression of grief.
  • Take things one day at a time.

Do Not:

  • Try to hide your sadness or grief but try not to overwhelm them with your emotions.
  • Tell your child not to worry or be sad. They cannot control their feelings.
  • Feel like you have to have all the answers or get it right all the time.
  • Be surprised at your child’s ability to set grief aside and alternate between sadness and happiness.

Yours Sincerely,

Mrs Rigby
Head Teacher


Letter to selected pupils

10th March 2020

Dear Parents/ Carers,

U16’s Middlesex FA Tournament

Your child has been chosen to attend the U16’s Football Event on Wednesday 11th March. The event will be taking place between 09:30 – 12:40 so no extra travel arrangements need to be made. Pupils will also be back for their lunch on time. On the day your child should come into school in their PE kit with shin pads.

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

Kind regards,

Mr. Anstee

PE Teacher

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REPLY SLIP: U16’S FOOTBALL – PLEASE RETURN TO Mr Anstee

I give permission for my child _____________________________ to attend the U16’s Football event.

My contact details are: _______________________________________________

Signed: ___________________________________

 


Letter to Pathway 1 pupils

Spring Tea Party 2020

Dear Parents/Carers,

Pathway 1 classes would like to invite parents and carers to come and enjoy an afternoon Tea Party.  We would like you to come along and enjoy some snacks, drinks and craft activities.  

The tea party is from 1:45pm until 2:30pm on Thursday 26th March 2020 in the sixth form hall, after which you may take your child home if it suits.

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

Kindest Regards,

 

Miss Bonnar

Faculty Lead Pathway 1

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REPLY SLIP Pathway 1 Spring Tea Party – please return to Form Tutor or Miss Bonnar

 

I / We will be attending Summer Tea Party afternoon on Thursday 26th March 2020

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

Number of people attending

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

                        

 


Letter to selected pupils

9 March 2020

Dear Parents / Carers,

South London Special League

Your child has been selected to represent Meadow High School at the above event. The event will be taking place on Thursday 12th March. For this event please no studs / blade boots are allowed, only astros or moulded boots can be worn and they must have shin pads (FA rules).

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

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

Kind Regards,

Mr. C. Morgan

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

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

My child has free school meals and would like a:   Tuna    /    Cheese   /   Egg sandwich.      (Please 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 selected pupils

6 March 2020

Dear Parents,

Leadership Opportunity

As part of the continuing leadership academy and the successful leadership from our students last time; we have been given the opportunity to support leading a sports taster session again.

Your child has been selected to attend St. Andrews Primary school to assist with their sports taster session, run through South Hillingdon School Sports Network (SHSSN). The event will be taking place on Wednesday 11th March and will run during the school day. A member of staff from Meadow will escort them between schools.

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

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

Yours faithfully,

Mr.  Morgan

PE Teacher

 


Letter to selected pupils

6 March 2020

Dear Parents,

Leadership Opportunity

As part of the continuing leadership academy and the successful leadership from our students last time; we have been given the opportunity to support leading a sports taster session again.

Your child has been selected to attend Pinkwell Primary school to assist with their sports taster session, run through South Hillingdon School Sports Network (SHSSN). The event will be taking place on Thursday 12th March and will run during the school day.

They will need to bring a packed lunch with them; if they are entitled to a free school meal then one will be provided. A member of staff from Meadow will escort them between schools and remain at Pinkwell with them. If your child is an independent traveler and would like to make their own way home from Pinkwell, please let us know otherwise they will be taken back to Meadow.

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

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

Yours faithfully,

Mr. Morgan

PE Teacher

 


Letter to selected pupils

10th March 2020

Dear Parents / Carers,

After School Club for Girls Confirmation 2019-2020

Your child has been accepted to attend the after school sports club for girls; every WEDNESDAY until 16:15, starting on Wednesday 11th March. The sports can range from; basketball, netball, football, volleyball, cricket, tennis, badminton etc. 

Please note students will be required to bring their own PE kit to wear. If they forget to bring their kit, we will contact you to inform you that they will be going home on transport or collected at normal time (15:05). If for any reason they cannot attend the club that week, please send a message into either myself or the school reception.

Kind Regards,

Mr. Anstee

PE Teacher


Letter to Whole School

5th March 2020

Easter Egg Hunt

Dear Parents/Carers,

As you may be aware students and staff are raising money for HALO this year and hope to participate in a number of fundraising events.  As part of these activities the Sixth Form committee would like to organise an Easter Egg hunt for students on Monday 30th March. The Easter Egg hunt is £1 per student and the prize is a chocolate egg for all participants. Any profits will go to this year’s chosen charity, HALO. 

If your child would like to take part, please complete the reply-slip below.

If your child cannot eat chocolate, please indicate below, and we will arrange an alternative to chocolate.

Many thanks for your help and support.

Yours sincerely,

Miss K Nolan

Sixth Form Tutor

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Easter Egg hunt – please return to Miss Nolan

I would like my child to take part in the Easter Egg hunt on Monday 30th March.

Student’s name: _____________________________ Tutor group__________

(  ) I enclose £1

(  ) My child would like an alternative to chocolate 

                                                                                 


Letter to Class CH

4 March 2020

Dear Parent/Carer,

Your son/daughter has been invited to join a class based Occupational Therapy intervention based on the Zones of Emotional Regulation.

The aim of this group is to enable students to understand their emotions, the effect different emotions have on their body as well as looking at how emotions can affect the way they relate to other people.  During these sessions students will have an opportunity to explore different strategies that could help them work towards achieving and maintaining a calm alert state, so that they can engage more fully in their school day.

The group will run once a week for a total of six weeks and will be facilitated by an Occupational Therapist.   

For your information, I have enclosed an information sheet on the Zones of Regulation written by Anne Sugden (English & Communications Faculty Leader) that was sent out with the School Newsletter before Christmas. 

Please do not hesitate to contact me should you have any further questions or queries. 

Yours faithfully

Juliette Kerin

Occupational Therapist

 

Zones of Regulation  

REMINDER:  Understanding and use of the Zones of Regulation is something we are continuing to develop across the school this year and is a key element of the SCERTS programme [Social Communication, Emotional Regulation and Transactional Supports] that has been running as a borough-wide initiative. The Zones of Regulation is a programme geared towards helping students gain skills in consciously regulating their actions, which in turn leads to increased control and problem solving abilities. Students are supported to gain skills recognising when they are in different states called ‘zones’ and also learn how to use strategies or tools to stay in a zone or move from one to another

The aim is for students to gain skills recognising and managing their emotions more effectively as well as develop a wider perspective about how others see and react to their behaviour.  We will be running some workshops for parents in the Spring term however if you would like to find out more please go to  https://zonesofregulation.com/index.html 

Our students are now becoming very good at identifying the zone they are in. The holiday period can be a very exciting with a lot of change in routine, you might find that the zones chart below is a very helpful strategy to use.  I have included some ideas for ‘tools’ that your child can discuss with you.  It is better if you talk about what ‘tools’ work well in the different zones in advance, this will allow you to calmly prompt your child towards the right strategy if needed. 

Remember:

NO zone is linked to bad behaviour, the zones are how a person is feeling.  It is normal for us all to move between the zones as part of our day. The Green Zone is the most comfortable to be in, Red Zone does not feel good.   It is important to be able to acknowledge that we are in this zone without blame and then take positive steps to calm.  When your child is in the Red Zone language should be kept to a minimum; giving a child space to process and implement strategies is what we are looking to do.  Tell your child you are proud of them for using the zones so well before beginning to discuss what caused the upset.  It is worth remembering that the clearest thinking and communication happens in the Green Zone and so it makes sense to wait until this is achieved.

DO prompt your child to express the zone they feel they are in either by saying the name of the zone or pointing to the chart.

DO NOT tell your child what zone they are in – instead make an observation, ‘I think you are in ... what do you think? THEN prompt with the agreed ‘tool’.   

Trickier but a good skills to buildEncourage your family and friends to use the ‘zones’ to explain how they are feeling to your child. If you are in ‘yellow zone’ your child can understand that they will need to wait 5 minutes until you are in the ‘green zone’ when you will be able to listen properly to what they want to say.  Some families find using a timer helpful for this if your child struggles with the concept of time.

I hope that this helps and wish you all a wonderful end to the year and start to 2020!

                                                                                                                                                                                 Anne Sugden                                                 
English & Communication Faculty Leader   

 

 


 

Letter to selected Year 10s

5th March 2020

Dear Parents / Carers                                                 

Pets at Home Visit - Monday 23rd March 2020

To support the Year 10’s with their Aesop’s fables module in English, I have arranged a trip to Pets at Home, West Drayton.  They will learn about the needs of the animals and also take part in a workshop.

During the afternoon, students will travel to Pets at Home on the school minibus (by a Midas driver) and return in time for the end of the day arrangements. They should wear smart school uniform and there is no cost for the visit.

Yours sincerely

Mrs Kalia Sappal

(Subject teacher)


Letter to Whole School

Sports Relief

9th-13th March 2020

Dear Parents/ Carers,

Sport Relief 2020 is just around the corner and we’ve decided to get active, have fun and change lives. To raise money, we’re going to run several fundraising events throughout the school week ranging from 20p - £1. Events such as:

  • How far can you kick a Rugby ball? (20p)
  • Yoga (20p)
  • Press Up Challenge (20p)
  • Top Bins (20p)
  • Target throw (20p)
  • Learn a dance (20p)
  • Pupil vs staff Boccia match (20p)
  • Pupils vs staff End game (20p)
  • Dress as a Sports star/ Entertainer (£1)

The money we raise will be used to change countless lives, both here in the UK and worldwide.

In fact, £250 could provide an hours’ childcare for 25 mums in the UK with postnatal depression so they can get counselling and support.

We’ll also be using Sport Relief as a learning opportunity to help our pupils explore the issues facing young people across the world, and how the money we raise can help.

We really appreciate your support and hope that you’ll have fun helping us raise lots of money for Sport Relief.

Kind Regards,

Mr. Anstee

PE Teacher

 


Letter to Whole School

14th February 2020

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Re:  World Book Day Week of Activities:  Mon. 2nd March – Fri. 6th March 2020

        Literacy Across the Curriculum theme – ‘Space: One Giant Leap for Mankind ____  

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 around.

This year the theme is ‘Space: One Giant Leap for Mankind’. We are encouraging our students to focus on developing their imagination rocket fuelled through engaging fiction and non-fiction reading and storytelling. Students will be invited to talk about favourite space-themed programmes, films and stories as well as share their own original ideas.  Our Reading Corner in the library has been suitably themed and stocked with books and props so that students have the opportunity to explore ideas in lessons across the curriculum.

All activities are free. There will be double merits awarded for home reading as well as extra merits to be earned in all lessons and a non-school uniform day on Friday 6th March where students can come to school dressed to match the theme.  This could be a fictional character from their favourite book, film or television programme or a person from non-fiction books for example we’re thinking aliens, astronauts and scientists or characters from Star Trek, Star Wars, Doctor Who, Battle Star Galactica, Men In Black, Aliens in Underpants, Astrosaurus – lots to choose from!  

NB. We are aware that World Book Day is the day before however we have our non-uniform day on FRIDAY as part of the final day of celebrations as this works best for our students.

Your child will be coming home with a World Book Day token, please help them to use this.  For further information please use this link  http://www.worldbookday.com/ or phone and have a chat with our librarian, Chris Wilkes, she will be happy to help.

Thank you in advance for your kind support.

                                                            Yours faithfully,

Mrs. Sugden,              Mrs Heggie                               Mrs. Wilkes & Mrs. Bingham                                

English &                     EAL & Reading                        MHS Librarians                                    
Communication          Intervention

 


Letter to selected pupils

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 26th February.  For this event please no studs / blade boots are allowed, only astros or moulded boots can be worn and they must have shin pads (FA rules).

They will need to be at school for 8.00am for an 8.15am leave. They will require a packed lunch, if your child is eligible for free school meals then one will be provide,  but please indicate which sandwich they would like. We aim to be back to school in time for transport. If there are any delays we will contact you on the number you leave below. Please indicate if your child is an independent traveller on the slip below.

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

Yours faithfully,

 

Mr. M. Vincent

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

 

I give permission for my child _______________________________ to take part in the South London Special League. I acknowledge that my child must be at school for 8.00am.

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

 

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

My emergency contact details are            ______________________________________

 

Signed:        __________________________________

 


Letter to Whole School

27th February 2020

Dear Parents / Carers,

After School Club for Girls 2019-2020

During this term we will be running an after school sports club for girls every WEDNESDAY until 16:15, starting on Wednesday 11th March. The sports can range from basketball, netball, football, volleyball, cricket, tennis, badminton etc. This club will have a maximum of 20 students and names will be drawn using a ballot system at the end of the week.

Please note, students will be required to bring their own PE kit to wear. If they forget to bring their kit, we will contact you to inform you that they will be going home on transport or collected at normal time (15:05).  If for any reason they cannot attend the club that week, please send a message into either myself or the school reception.

To apply for After School Club for Girls this term, please complete the reply slip and send back to me. 

Kind Regards,

Mr. Anstee

PE Teacher

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REPLY SLIP: AFTERSCHOOL GIRLS SPORTS CLUB – PLEASE RETURN TO MR. ANSTEE

My child ____________________________________________ would like a place at the club.

I acknowledge that I must pick my child up from reception at 16:15.

 
 

 

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

 

Emergency contact details:    _________________________________________

Signed:            _________________________________


 

Letter to Whole School

 

Friends of Meadow Mother’s Day Shop

A present for your Mum, Carer, Aunty, Nan - anyone female who looks after you!

 

 

Price

Number to Buy

A small plastic plant in a sleepy dog pot.

It’s not real.  You don’t have to water it!

£2.50

 

“All you need is Love” in a frame.

 

A loving message to someone who cares for you.

£3.00

 

 

 

Three heart shaped candles which smell of

vanilla when they are lit.

A fun gift which smells nice!

£3.50

 

 

How the shop works:

 

  1. If you want to buy a gift, please fill in this order form and return it to the school office by Tuesday 10th March

    Don’t send any money yet.

    Please don’t forget to write your name and class on the bottom of the order form.
  2. The shop will run on Tuesday 17th March.  Please bring your money to school on this day. 

    You’ll be taken to the shop, in school, where you’ll get a greetings card, to fill in during class, and a receipt for your present. 
  3.  
  4. Your present will be delivered to your class for you to take home on Friday 20th March.

 

Mother’s Day is on Sunday, 22nd March.

 

All presents come either wrapped or in a bag and with a greetings card.

We hope your family has a great Mother’s Day!

 

 


Ref: Bikeability Safer Cycling Course - Meadow High 2019-20

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. As part of the course your child's bike will also be safety checked for roadworthiness before the course starts.               

Course Information:

The course will run for 4 days over a 1 week period for 2 hours each session.

Friday 6th March 2020

Dr Bike

Bikes to be brought in at the beginning of the school day and must be labelled with the child’s full name.

Monday 9th March 2020

Level 1

9:30 – 11:30  (using Pield heath Cycle Track)

Tuesday 10th March 2020

Level 2

9:30 – 11:30

Wednesday 11th March 2020

Level 2

9:30 – 11:30

Thursday 12th March 2020

Level 2

9:30 – 11:30

You can apply for your child to attend this course by completing the booking form attached to this letter and returning to your child’s school, no later than, Friday 14th February 2020.

Applicants will be registered on a first come first serve basis. Should your child not get the chance to attend this course you will have the opportunity to select whether you would like to be added to our generic waiting list for future courses around the borough.

Yours sincerely,
Ian Ramsay
Borough Cycle Support Officer

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

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Bikeability Safer Cycling Course Booking Form - Course 1

Please complete this form and return it to your child’s school office/contact for the Bikeability Course ASAP.

Child's Full Name

(First and Surname only)

 

 

Gender

Male          Female       

Health or behavioural issues, learning or physical disabilities

(Please ensure you enter any information you think our instructors may need to know, remember Level 2 will be out of the school grounds so we need to know as much as possible)

 

Parent/Carer Contact Name

  

Helmet Consent

All trainees are required to wear their own helmet throughout the course. Failure to provide and wear one will result in the child being unable to continue. If your child cannot physically wear a helmet due to religious reasons (ie. turban) please select the relevant box.

My child cannot physically wear a helmet due to religious reasons

My child will provide and wear a helmet throughout the duration of the course.

Should your child not get a place on this course, would you like them to be added to our waiting list for future courses in the borough?

 

         Yes                 No

Please tick the box to confirm you are happy for your details to be shared with the school and Cycle Instructor Team in order for registers to be made.

Please note by not ticking this box we will be unable to process your form

 

I agree with these details being shared with my child’s school and the borough cycle instructors.

 


Letter to whole school

EXCITING TBM NAMING COMPETITION!!!!!  

run by Align (a joint venture between three international companies that will built the significant part of HS2)

What is a TBM?

TBM stands for Tunnel Boring Machine, it is a machine used to excavate tunnels 

Some interesting facts about Align’s TBMs:

  • The length of the TBM is roughly 173m long, the equivalent of over 1 and half football pitches
  • The total TBM weighs in excess of 2200T, more than 360 African Elephants
  • The diameter of the TBM cutterhead is 10.26m, more than the height of two double decker buses, or the highest diving platform at the swimming pool.
  • Once the TBM enters the ground, it will not see day light for approximately three years.

Why name a TBM?

According to tunnelling tradition, a TBM cannot start work until it is given a name.

It’s a tradition dating back to the 1500s when miners, and anyone working with explosives such as armourers and military engineers, prayed to Saint Barbara to protect them from the dangers underground.

Competition

The two TBMs owned by Align are currently being fabricated and by March 2020 they need to name them!

To do this Align runs a competition within a small number of local schools across our route and our school have been selected. They would like our students to put forward names of women that are famous locally or who are significant in science, engineering, technology or rail. Perhaps think about what names have been used around the world to name other TBMs but please try not to clash with names that have been used within the UK such as Crossrail whose TBM’s are named: Phyllis, Ada, Elizabeth, Victoria, Jessica, Ellie, Sophia and Mary – so avoid thoseJ

Along with the names we would like a short explanation as to why each name has been chosen, thinking outside the box. If a name is chosen that was nominated by more than one school, it will be the explanation that will be used to select the winning school. They will only consider serious names because they will be chosen to bring luck and protect their employees working on these TBMs underground.

Judging process

Once Align receives the entries from all the participating schools, they will narrow the entries to a shortlist of names. All staff in the Align team will then vote and the top two pairs selected will then go to a public smart survey to pick the winners.

HS2 and Align are planning some publicity when the names are announced and therefore if our school nominates one of the names, it will be named and you might be asked to provide a quote to be included in a press release.  There may also be the opportunity for a cohort of students to come to site to see the TBM that our school has named.

Timeline

Given the fact that the TBMs are due to be assembled by March and it is good luck for the machines to be named at this point, in order to accommodate this deadline, we will need the names by the end of the day on 24th February 2020.

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

Please return to Mrs Fabisch by 24th February 2020. Thank you and good luck!!!

Student’s name: _____________________________________  Class: __________________

Proposed TBM name: _________________________________________________________

Reason of my choice: _________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________________


 

Letter to selected parents

12th February 2020

Re: Parent Pay Activation Reminder

Dear Parent / Carer,

We are writing to remind you, that according to our records, you have not activated your Parent Pay account.

From Monday 24th February 2020 we will no longer be accepting cash payments to pay for school dinners.

It is extremely important that you activate your Parent Pay account, even if your child does not have school dinners. We will soon be introducing other services to Parent Pay, such as payment for trips, in the near future.

Making secure payments online using your credit or debit card

ParentPay offers you the freedom to make payments whenever and wherever you like, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week - safe in the knowledge that the technology used is of the highest internet security available.

You will have a secure online account, activated using a unique username and password; you will be prompted to change these, and to keep them safe and secure.  If you have more than one child at our school, or children at other ParentPay schools, you can create a single account login for all your children.

Making a payment is straightforward and ParentPay holds a payment history for you to view at a later date; no card details are stored in any part of the system. Once you have activated your account you can make online payments straight away.

We hope you will support us in working towards our goal to become a cashless school. Your support in using ParentPay will help the school enormously, thank you.
Your unique ParentPay Account activation details are attached to this letter.

Yours faithfully
Mrs Rigby
Head Teacher

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ParentPay FAQs

  • When can I log in to my account?

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Letter to selected pupils

13 February 2020

Dear Parents/Carers,

To support your child with their learning, we have arranged an educational visit to Dr Choc’s in Windsor on Thursday 12th March, as part of their studies in Geography for our topic on Rainforests.

We will be leaving school at 9.30am and returning to school at 2.30pm in time for normal transport home. We will be travelling by minibus, which will be driven by MIDAS (qualified) trained drivers, first aiders will also accompany us.

To cover the cost of the trip, can we please ask for a voluntary contribution of £10. Should we not receive sufficient funds to run this trip, the trip may not be able to go ahead and donations will be refunded. 

Students are required to wear school uniform. If it is a sunny hot day, please ensure that your child has put on some sun cream, has a hat and plenty of water.

Your child will need to bring a healthy packed lunch and a drink, but no fizzy drinks and no glass bottles. If your child is entitled to a free school meal, a lunch will be provided.  Please specify below choice of sandwich. Students can bring spending money, a maximum of £5 for which they will be responsible for.

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 as soon as possible by the Friday 6th of March. If you have any enquiries please feel free to contact Miss Bergin ebergin@meadowhighschool.org

If your child has an allergy to any food, please include as much information as possible to the extent of care needed.
e.g can NOT be around nuts or can have food prepared around nuts but must not consume nuts.

Yours sincerely,

Miss Bergin
Humanities and PSHCE Faculty Lead

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

Re:  Dr Choc’s Trip – 12/03/2020 – please return to form tutor/Miss Bergin

I give my permission for ………………………………………….…to take part in the above trip.
[  ] I will provide my child with a healthy packed lunch

[  ] My child is entitled to a free school meal
     Please specify the sandwich filling   [  ] Egg Mayonnaise      ] Tuna Mayonnaise     [  ] Cheese                  

[  ] I enclose a voluntary contribution of £10

Please include in the box below any necessary allergy information for your child.
On the trip children will take part in chocolate making/consuming.

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

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

 


Letter to selected Year 14s

14 February 2020 

Dear Parents / Carers,

As part of the Year 14 ‘Transition to Life skills’ course in Maths, we will be visiting Uxbridge High Street and McDonalds during our lesson on Friday 14th February. Pupils will leave school at 10.55am and return to school by 1.20pm.

Pupils have planned to travel on public transport, learning about different timings and whilst in the area we will also be having lunch whilst we are there. 

Pupils will need between £3.00 - £5.00 to purchase lunch in Uxbridge. If your child is entitled to a free school meal a packed lunch can be provided if you wish (please indicate below along with sandwich choice).

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

Yours sincerely,

Miss Lennon

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

Reply Slip: Visit to Uxbridge - 14 February 2020 - please return to Miss Lennon 

I give permission for my child ……………………………………….…………….…to purchase lunch and will provide them with money.

( ) I do not wish for my child to order food and will provide a packed lunch

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

    Sandwich choice (please tick)     egg [ ]      tuna [ ]       cheese [ ] 

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



Letter to class 9BA

Dear Parents/ Carers,

Some members of 9BA have shown an interest in wearing lanyards with their timetables attached.

 
   

 I have already made each pupil a miniature timetable however, our student lanyards cost 50p per one. If you would like your child to wear one of our student lanyard’s, then please fill out the reply slip below and enclose 50p

If you have any questions just let me know.

Kind regards,

Mr. Anstee

9BA Form Tutor

___________________________________________________________________________

REPLY SLIP: Lanyard’s – please return to Mr Anstee

I give permission for my child _____________________________ to purchase a Student Lanyard.

 I have enclosed 50p for the purchase of the lanyard.

Signed: ___________________________________

 


Letter to selected sixth form pupils

12 February 2020

Dear Parent/Carer,

GCSE Art Club

Your child will be taking their Art GCSE exam in the Summer term and in order to support with their coursework I will be running an Art club on the following days after school during the Spring term:

  • Wednesday 11th March
  • Wednesday 18th March
  • Wednesday 25th March
  • Wednesday 1st April

This will be a great opportunity for your child to gain some extra support to help them achieve the best possible grade and prepare them for the exam.

Please can you complete the reply slip and return by Friday 28th February.

Kind regards

Mr D.Hancox

Art Teacher

_________________________________________________________________________

REPLY SLIP: GCSE Art club - Please return to Mr Hancox

I give permission for my child to take part in this club   

My child is an independent traveller   

I will be collecting my child at 4.00pm 

 

Childs Name:  _______________________________     Class: _______

 

Signed: _______________________________     Date:   __________

 

Contact Number: _________________________

 


Letter to Year 13

February 2020

Dear Parent/Carer

I am writing to inform you that this year your child will take part in work related activities across the curriculum during the Career’s Week: 23rd and 27th March 2020. As part of the experience, they will attend a work place during school hours, either in a group or individually.

If you feel that your child would benefit from a week’s placement that you are prepared to arrange (through friends, your work place, relatives or other) during the Career’s Week, you are very welcome to do so and the school will be happy to support if we can.

Please contact one of our team members to discuss the details if you wish to organise an individual placement for your child.

Thank you for your assistance.

Should you have any questions, please contact

Mrs Cryan 01895 44 33 10, bcryan@meadowhighschool.org,

Mr Millard 01895 44 33 10, gmillard@meadowhighschool.org,

or Sue Stock on 07841 021 772 / sstock@meadowhighschool.org

Yours Sincerely

Career’s Team
Meadow High School

 


Letter to selected pupils

4th February 2020

Dear Parents/ Carers,

Re: U14’s Middlesex FA Tournament

Your child has been chosen to attend the U14’s Football Event on Wednesday 12th January. The event will be taking place between 09:30 – 12:40 so no extra travel arrangements need to be made. Pupils will also be back for their lunch on time. On the day your child should come into school in their PE kit.

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

Kind regards,

Mr. Anstee
PE Teacher

@MeadowPE

___________________________________________________________________________

REPLY SLIP: U14’S FOOTBALL- please return to Mr Anstee

I give permission for my child ___________________________________ to attend the U14’s Football event.

My contact details are: _______________________________________________

Signed: ___________________________________

 


Letter to selected students

             31st January 2020

Dear Parents / Carers, 

I would like to invite you and your Son/Daughter to a meeting for pupils attending the French trip on Monday 24th February at 3.15 - 4pm. This will take place at Meadow High School. 

Please find below essential information regarding the trip which is departing on 22nd March and returning on 27th March 2020: 

1.       Flight and meeting information:  

Departing Flight Number: BA344 on 22.03.2020 

London Heathrow, Terminal 5     

      Nice      

 

Depart 12.05

 

arrives 15.10

 

We will meet at Heathrow Terminal 5 by the Information point at 10am 

Returning Flight Number: BA 345 on 27.03.2020 

Nice                         

 London Heathrow, Terminal 5     

 

Departs 15.45

   

arrives 16.55

   

Please wait for your child at Arrivals, Heathrow Terminal 5 at 5.15 pm   

We will contact you via text if there are any delays but it is recommended that you monitor arrivals information on line.  

 

2.                   Members of staff attending:

Mrs. A Fabisch – Trip Leader (IC communication, passports, tickets, boarding passes and insurance)

Mr. A. Bunker – Teacher (IC communication and other required documentation) 

Mrs D. Monaghan - Level 3 Teaching Assistant (medication and spending money) 

 

3.                   Luggage allowance: 

The luggage allowance is one checked in bag per person - MAX of 23kg and one piece of hand luggage. Please make sure you weigh and measure your child’s luggage as you will be responsible for any extra charges should they apply if you exceed the weight/size limit. Also, please ensure that ALL fluids (which include Vaseline/chapstick) are packed into the main luggage. A small clear plastic bag containing NO MORE than 10x100mls fluids can be carried in hand luggage. Should there be more fluids than this in hand luggage it will be seized and disposed of at customs. Please ensure that your child is able to manage their own luggage. We can assist but this will be their responsibility. 

(Please read about the luggage restrictions at: https://www.britishairways.com/en-gb/information/baggage-essentials

 

4.                   Accommodation:       

We are staying in Nice - Hotel Bristol for 1 night and then at Hotel du Parc, 21, Bd de la liberté, 83300 DRAGUIGNAN, Tél: 04 98 101 450, email: www.hotel-duparc.fr , hotelduparc83@gmail.com for 4 nights.

   

 5.       Meals:

All meals and drinks are included. Students will have breakfast, lunch and hot dinner daily. Alcohol is NOT allowed regardless of your child’s age. 

 

6.                   Spending money: 

Pupils will only need spending money for small treats and souvenirs so I would personally advise you to consider sending 50 euros as spending money. This can be kept by the pupil or handed in for the trip staff to handle. School will take no responsibility for spending money unless deposited with MHS staff and with their agreement (and up to a maximum of 100 euros). We will use our discretion when giving out money to pupils unless you have given any specific instructions (e.g. no more than 10 Euro per day, or no more than 20 Euro on one item, etc.). The money can be handed to Mrs Monaghan by Monday 16thh March 2020 and it should be contained within a clearly labelled envelope which states the amount enclosed, your child’s name and any specific instructions as to how it should be issued. This will be checked by a member of staff and a receipt given. We will keep a log of money handed to the pupil and a running balance. Once money has been handed over it will be the pupil’s responsibility. We will accept any change back and the balance will be amended. Please DO NOT hand any money over to us on the day of the trip as it will NOT be accepted.  

 

7.                   Mobile phones: 

 

Your child is allowed to bring a mobile phone; however, it will be at their own risk and cost. School takes no responsibility for lost/damaged mobile phones or any other equipment such as iPods, smart phones, PSP games, etc. 

 

8.                   Medication: 

 

ALL medication and NHS medical card to be handed in at school by Monday 16th March 2020 (please ensure it is in a clearly labelled, sealed envelope / bag). All medication must be in the original boxes which have the chemist label clearly displayed. We can only take medication which has been prescribed for the pupil, with the exception of Paracetamol, Piriton or cough/throat lozenges. If your child may need any of these, please complete a medication form giving details of when the medication should be used and in what dosage. All medication will be kept in separate zip lock bags with instructions inside. We will also have a daily medication sheet with any regular medication to be given and a list of emergency medication and instructions. 

 

Please make sure your child has a valid European Health Insurance Card ( EHIC) which can be obtained for free online: https://www.ehic.org.uk/Internet/startApplication.do

Please bring it with you to the meeting together with the attached yellow medical form. 

 

Please complete the attached yellow medication form and bring it with you to the meeting on 24th February at 3.15 at Meadow or send it back to Mrs Monaghan by Friday 28th February 2020. 

 

9.                   Safety and identification:

 

We will give pupils a safety briefing about each location we visit and agree a meeting point. Each member of the group (staff included) will be wearing a safety lanyard with information inside it. Finally, there will be an emergency telephone numbers of the host teacher, the host school, Mrs Fabisch’s mobile and Meadow High School’s phone number on the lanyard. 

 

 

10.               Insurance: 

 

There is no need to purchase separate travel insurance as all students and staff are insured by the local authority. 

 

11.               Passports/tickets: (Mrs Fabisch)

 

Please send your child’s passport (valid for a min of 6 months from the departure date) to school by Monday 2ndnd  March 2020 and we will keep these locked in the school safe and in the care of a member of staff throughout our journey. On arrival in France the passports will be locked in the hotel. 

 

12.               Contact details:

 

Meadow High School, 01895 443310 Emergency contact mobile: 07935333463

 

Hosting school details: College Jean Rostand 321 Avenue du Fournas FR 82 Provence-Alpes-Cote d’Azur 83300 France Phone: +33 498 106 787  (only to be contacted in emergency) 

 

Trip Mobile to be used ONLY in emergencies; please do not contact this number for updates. You will be informed about us arriving safely and updated once during our stay plus texted with the pickup details on our return.  

 

13.               Kit list – what to pack: 

 

Comfortable shoes for walking

Spare footwear (i.e. trainers) 

Waterproof coat 

Warm jumper/fleece

Casual trousers / jeans / tracksuit / 

T shirts / tops

Underwear for each day + spare (min of 7 pieces please)

Toiletries

Sun hat

Sun cream (if required)

 

The average temperature in Draguignan in March varies from as little as 8 and as high as 18 degrees.  Please check the weather forecast before the travel for more advice and consider these temperatures when selecting and packing your child’s suitcase.

 

14.        Valuables:

 

We will take no responsibility for any valuables and as such would recommend that nothing of any value is brought on the trip. As we have such a busy schedule which will leave little spare time,  we advise not to send electronic equipment on the trip such as: I pods / DS etc.

 

I hope you find the above information helpful. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the school or email any: afabisch@meadowhighschool.org and I hope to see you on 24th February 2020 at 3.15pm. 

With regards, 


 

Mrs. Fabisch 

Trip Organiser

 

 

 

 


Letter to Class JE

Key Stage 5 Residential Trip to

Centre Parcs, Woburn Forest, Bedford

Monday 18th - Friday 22nd May 2020

 

Dear Parents/Carers,

I am pleased to be writing to you to inform you that we are planning to run a Pathway One life skills residential trip to Centre Parcs, Woburn Forest in Bedford from Monday 18th to Friday 22nd May 2020.

The trip will give pupils the opportunity to take part in life skills, cooking, team building and outdoor activities; such as swimming, walking, cycling and accessing an indoor climbing wall. There are comprehensive facilities available on site including a medical centre, shops, restaurants and cafes. This is a great opportunity for the young people to improve their confidence and independence and create some great memories. Attached is an indicative timetable of the week's activities.

There are up to 12  places available and the students will be supported by familiar staff from the class grouping and wider team. In the case of more interest than places priority will be given to the older students, with those who are unsuccessful being given priority for subsequent trips, as we are hoping this will become an annual event.

The total cost of the trip is unconfirmed at the moment, but will be in the region of £350 per student. This cost includes all transportation, accommodation, food, staffing and access to daily activities.  We are able to subsidise this trip for those eligible for pupil premium (free school meals) at a cost of £50. If you are not sure of your young persons status please contact the class team or school office who will be happy to confirm.

To book a space for your child please indicate by paying a deposit, as detailed below. If your child is unsuccessful in securing a place this will be returned to you.

Students NOT eligible for Pupil Premium = £50

Students eligible for pupil premium = £10

If you have any questions regarding this trip please do not hesitate to contact me on awillis@meadowhighschool.org or on 01895443310.

If you are interested please complete the slip and enclose the required deposit by Wednesday 11th February.

..........................................................................................................................................

Reply Slip - Residential trip to Centre Parcs: Monday 18th May- Friday 22nd May 2020

I would like my child ____________________________________ (name)  in class _________

to attend the Centre Parcs residential trip.

I have enclosed the appropriate deposit amount (£10 for those who are eligible for pupil premium and £50 for those who are not).

Signed________________________________

Please return to Miss Willis no later than Wednesday 11th February.                                                               

 


Letter to Class CM

3rd February 2020

Dear Parent/Carer,

Your son/daughter has been invited to join a class based Occupational Therapy intervention based on the Zones of Emotional Regulation.

The aim of this group is to enable students to understand their emotions, the effect different emotions have on their body as well as looking at how emotions can affect the way they relate to other people.  During these sessions students will have an opportunity to explore different strategies that could help them work towards achieving and maintaining a calm alert state, so that they can engage more fully in their school day.

The group will run once a week for a total of six weeks and will be facilitated by an Occupational Therapist.   

For your information I have enclosed an information sheet on the Zones of Regulation written by Anne Sugden (English & Communications Faculty Leader) that was sent out with the School Newsletter before Christmas. 

Please do not hesitate to contact me should you have any further questions or queries. 

Yours faithfully

Juliette Kerin
Occupational Therapist

 

Attachment:

Help for the Holidays – Zones of Regulation  

REMINDER:  Understanding and use of the Zones of Regulation is something we are continuing to develop across the school this year and is a key element of the SCERTS programme [Social Communication, Emotional Regulation and Transactional Supports] that has been running as a borough-wide initiative. The Zones of Regulation is a programme geared towards helping students gain skills in consciously regulating their actions, which in turn leads to increased control and problem solving abilities. Students are supported to gain skills recognising when they are in different states called ‘zones’ and also learn how to use strategies or tools to stay in a zone or move from one to another

The aim is for students to gain skills recognising and managing their emotions more effectively as well as develop a wider perspective about how others see and react to their behaviour.  We will be running some workshops for parents in the Spring term however if you would like to find out more please go to  https://zonesofregulation.com/index.html 

Our students are now becoming very good at identifying the zone they are in. The holiday period can be a very exciting with a lot of change in routine, you might find that the zones chart below is a very helpful strategy to use.  I have included some ideas for ‘tools’ that your child can discuss with you.  It is better if you talk about what ‘tools’ work well in the different zones in advance, this will allow you to calmly prompt your child towards the right strategy if needed. 

Remember:

NO zone is linked to bad behaviour, the zones are how a person is feeling.  It is normal for us all to move between the zones as part of our day. The Green Zone is the most comfortable to be in, Red Zone does not feel good.   It is important to be able to acknowledge that we are in this zone without blame and then take positive steps to calm.  When your child is in the Red Zone language should be kept to a minimum; giving a child space to process and implement strategies is what we are looking to do.  Tell your child you are proud of them for using the zones so well before beginning to discuss what caused the upset.  It is worth remembering that the clearest thinking and communication happens in the Green Zone and so it makes sense to wait until this is achieved.

DO prompt your child to express the zone they feel they are in either by saying the name of the zone or pointing to the chart.

DO NOT tell your child what zone they are in – instead make an observation, ‘I think you are in ... what do you think? THEN prompt with the agreed ‘tool’.   

Trickier but a good skills to buildEncourage your family and friends to use the ‘zones’ to explain how they are feeling to your child. If you are in ‘yellow zone’ your child can understand that they will need to wait 5 minutes until you are in the ‘green zone’ when you will be able to listen properly to what they want to say.  Some families find using a timer helpful for this if your child struggles with the concept of time.

I hope that this helps and wish you all a wonderful end to the year and start to 2020 !                                                                                            

Anne Sugden                                                

English & Communication Faculty Leader   

 

                        

 


Letter to selected pupils

4th February 2020

Dear Parents,

Re: Leadership Opportunity

As part of the continuing leadership academy and the successful leadership from our students last time; we have been given the opportunity to support leading a sports taster session again.

Your child has been selected to attend St. Andrews Primary school to assist with their sports taster session, run through South Hillingdon School Sports Network (SHSSN). The event will be taking place on Monday 10th February and will run during the school day. A member of staff from Meadow will escort them between schools.

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

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

Yours faithfully,

Mr.  Morgan
PE Teacher


Letter to selected pupils

4th February 2020

Dear Parents,

Re: Leadership Opportunity

As part of the continuing leadership academy and the successful leadership from our students last time; we have been given the opportunity to support leading a sports taster session again.

Your child has been selected to attend Pinkwell Primary school to assist with their sports taster session, run through South Hillingdon School Sports Network (SHSSN). The event will be taking place on Thursday 6th February and will run during the school day.

They will need to bring a packed lunch with them; if they are entitled to a free school meal then one will be provided. A member of staff from Meadow will escort them between schools and remain at Pinkwell with them. If your child is an independent traveller and would like to make their own way home from Pinkwell, please let us know otherwise they will be taken back to Meadow.

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

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

Yours faithfully,

Mr. Morgan
PE Teacher


Letter to selected pupils

4 February 2020

Dear Parents,

Re: Leadership Opportunity

As part of the continuing leadership academy and the successful leadership from our students last time; we have been given the opportunity to support leading a sports taster session again.

Your child has been selected to attend John Locke Academy to assist with their sports taster session, run through South Hillingdon School Sports Network (SHSSN). The event will be taking place on Tuesday 11th February and will run during the school day. A member of staff from Meadow will escort them between schools and remain at John Locke with them.  If your child is an independent traveler and would like to make their own way home from John Locke Academy, please let us know otherwise they will be taken back to Meadow.

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

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

Yours faithfully,

Mr. Morgan
PE Teacher


Letter to Class KN

5th February 2020

RE: Heathrow Job and Careers Fair

Dear Parents/Carers,

On Wednesday 1st April we will be attending the Heathrow Jobs and Careers Fair which will be in school time. We will be arrive at the venue at 9.30am and return to school by 12.40pm. This visit will give students a chance to learn about different careers and discuss these with professionals. 

Students will not need any money, but perhaps a snack for their break time if they would usually have this. 

Kind Regards, 

Miss K Nolan
6th Form Tutor

 


Letter to Class KN

5 February 2020

Dear Parents / Carers,

As part of our PSHCE lessons on Healthy Living, 6KN will be visiting Green Corridor, a catering programme which welcomes students to cook healthy meals in their catering kitchens.

These sessions will run on:

Friday 28th February

Friday 6th March

Friday 13th March

Friday 27th March

We will leave school at 12.30pm, travel by mini bus and return by the end of the school day.

Pupils will be working as a group to identify healthy eating options, planning meals, cooking and eating their finished meals. If your child would prefer, you can provide them with a packed lunch instead. If your child is entitled to a free school lunch, please indicate below and we’ll provide a packed lunch.   

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

Yours sincerely,

Miss Nolan

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

Reply Slip: Visits to Green Corridor - please return to Miss Nolan 

(  ) I am aware that my child …………………………………….…. will be attending Green Corridor on the above dates.

(  ) I do not wish for my child to eat the prepared food and will provide a healthy lunch.

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

     Please specify the sandwich filling below:

(  ) Egg Mayonnaise          

(  ) Tuna Mayonnaise        

           (  ) Cheese      


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

 


Letter to selected pupils

29 January 2020

Dear Parent/Guardian,

Your child has been invited to join a class based Occupational Therapy intervention based on the Zones of Emotional Regulation.

The aim of this group is to enable students to understand their emotions, the effect different emotions have on their body as well as looking at how emotions can affect the way they relate to other people.  During these sessions students will have an opportunity to explore different strategies that could help them work towards achieving and maintaining a calm alert state, so that they can engage more fully in their school day.

The group will run once a week for a total of six weeks and will be facilitated by an Occupational Therapist.   

For your information I have enclosed an information sheet on the Zones of Regulation written by Anne Sugden (English & Communications Faculty Leader) that was sent out with the School Newsletter before Christmas.  Please do not hesitate to contact me should you have any further questions or queries. 

Yours faithfully

Juliette Kerin

Occupational Therapist

..........................................................

Attachment:

Help for the Holidays – Zones of Regulation  

REMINDER:  Understanding and use of the Zones of Regulation is something we are continuing to develop across the school this year and is a key element of the SCERTS programme [Social Communication, Emotional Regulation and Transactional Supports] that has been running as a borough-wide initiative. The Zones of Regulation is a programme geared towards helping students gain skills in consciously regulating their actions, which in turn leads to increased control and problem solving abilities. Students are supported to gain skills recognising when they are in different states called ‘zones’ and also learn how to use strategies or tools to stay in a zone or move from one to another

The aim is for students to gain skills recognising and managing their emotions more effectively as well as develop a wider perspective about how others see and react to their behaviour.  We will be running some workshops for parents in the Spring term however if you would like to find out more please go to  https://zonesofregulation.com/index.html 

Our students are now becoming very good at identifying the zone they are in. The holiday period can be a very exciting with a lot of change in routine, you might find that the zones chart below is a very helpful strategy to use.  I have included some ideas for ‘tools’ that your child can discuss with you.  It is better if you talk about what ‘tools’ work well in the different zones in advance, this will allow you to calmly prompt your child towards the right strategy if needed. 

Remember:

NO zone is linked to bad behaviour, the zones are how a person is feeling.  It is normal for us all to move between the zones as part of our day. The Green Zone is the most comfortable to be in, Red Zone does not feel good.   It is important to be able to acknowledge that we are in this zone without blame and then take positive steps to calm.  When your child is in the Red Zone language should be kept to a minimum; giving a child space to process and implement strategies is what we are looking to do.  Tell your child you are proud of them for using the zones so well before beginning to discuss what caused the upset.  It is worth remembering that the clearest thinking and communication happens in the Green Zone and so it makes sense to wait until this is achieved.

DO prompt your child to express the zone they feel they are in either by saying the name of the zone or pointing to the chart.

DO NOT tell your child what zone they are in – instead make an observation, ‘I think you are in ... what do you think? THEN prompt with the agreed ‘tool’.   

Trickier but a good skills to buildEncourage your family and friends to use the ‘zones’ to explain how they are feeling to your child. If you are in ‘yellow zone’ your child can understand that they will need to wait 5 minutes until you are in the ‘green zone’ when you will be able to listen properly to what they want to say.  Some families find using a timer helpful for this if your child struggles with the concept of time.

I hope that this helps and wish you all a wonderful end to the year and start to 2020 !                                                                                            

Anne Sugden                                                

English & Communication Faculty Leader   

 

                        


Letter to Class KN

23rd January 2020 

Dear Parents / Carers,

As part of our PSHE lessons on ‘Parenting Awareness’ 6KN will be visiting Uxbridge High Street during our lesson on Monday 10th February. Pupils will return to school by 2.45pm.

Pupils will be working as a group to identify healthy eating options in shops and restaurants, they will be comparing these when we return to school.

Pupils will need between £3.00 - £5.00 to purchase food in Uxbridge or you can provide them with a packed lunch if you’d prefer. If your child is entitled to a free school lunch, please indicate below and we’ll provide a packed lunch.   

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

Yours sincerely,

Miss Nolan

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Reply Slip: Visit to Uxbridge - Monday 10th February 2020 - please return to Miss Nolan 

(  ) I give permission for my child ……………………………………….…………….…to purchase food and will provide them with money.

(  ) I do not wish for my child to order food and will provide a healthy lunch.

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

     Please specify the sandwich filling below:      

(  ) Egg Mayonnaise          

(  ) Tuna Mayonnaise        

           (  ) Cheese      

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


Letter to Pathway 1s Year 9, 10 and 11

29 January 2020

 

Years 9, 10 and 11 Residential Trip to  Centre Parcs, Woburn Forest, Bedford
 Monday 11th - Friday 15th May 2020

Dear Parents/Carers,

I am pleased to be writing to you to inform you that we are planning to run a Pathway One life skills residential trip to Centre Parcs, Woburn Forest in Bedford from Monday 11th to Friday 15th May 2020.

The trip will give pupils the opportunity to take part in life skills, cooking, team building and outdoor activities; such as swimming, walking, cycling and accessing an indoor climbing wall. There are comprehensive facilities available on site including a medical centre, shops, restaurants and cafes. This is a great opportunity for the young people to improve their confidence and independence and create some great memories.

There are 10 places available and the students will be supported by up to 6 staff, depending on the needs of the group. In the case of more interest than places priority will be given to the older students, with those who are unsuccessful being given priority for subsequent trips, as we are hoping this will become an annual event.

The total cost of the trip is unconfirmed at the moment, but will be in the region of £350 per student. This cost includes all transportation, accommodation, food, staffing and access to daily activities.  We are able to subsidise this trip for those eligible for pupil premium (free school meals) at a cost of £50.

To book a space for your child please indicate by paying a deposit, as detailed below. If your child is unsuccessful in securing a place this will be returned to you.

Students NOT eligible for Pupil Premium = £50

Students eligible for pupil premium = £10

If you have any questions regarding this trip please do not hesitate to contact me on awillis@meadowhighschool.org or on 01895443310.

If you are interested please complete the slip and enclose the required deposit by Friday 7th February.

 

Miss Willis

Assistant Head

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Reply Slip - Residential trip to Centre Parcs: Monday 11th May- Friday 15th May 2020

I would like my child ____________________________________ (name)  in class _________

to attend the Centre Parcs residential trip.

I have enclosed the appropriate deposit amount (£10 for those who are eligible for pupil premium and £50 for those who are not).

Signed________________________________

Please return to Miss Willis no later than Friday 7th February.


                                                                                    

Letter to selected pupils

30th January 2020

Dear Parents/Carers, 

GCSE Science Revision Club

You may be aware that your child has been chosen to sit their GCSE Science this year. 

I would like to run a Revision Club on Wednesdays from 3:05pm - 4:15pm, beginning Wednesday 5th February.

This would be a great opportunity to go over previously covered content and to better prepare them for the upcoming exams. 

If your child would like to attend please complete and return the below reply slip by Tuesday 4th February. 

Yours sincerely

Mr Szabo 
Teacher 

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Reply Slip - GCSE Science Revision Club - please return to Mr Szabo 

Childs name:______________________________ Class:_______________

I do / do not give permission for my child to attend the GCSE Science Revision Club (please circle choice)

Signed _______________________________ (Parent/Carer)

 


Letter to selected pupils

(30/02/2020)

Dear Parents/Carers,

To support your child with their learning, we have arranged an educational visit to Airport Bowls on Monday 10th February 2020 as part of their studies in PSHCE and Maths.

We will be leaving school at 10.00am and returning to school at 3.00pm in time for normal transport home. We will be travelling by minibus, which will be driven by MIDAS (qualified) trained drivers, first aiders will also accompany us.

To cover the cost of the trip, can we please ask for a voluntary contribution of £5.00. Should we not receive sufficient funds to run this trip, the trip may not be able to go ahead and donations will be refunded.

Students are required to wear school uniform.

Your child will need to bring a healthy packed lunch and a drink, but no fizzy drinks and no glass bottles. If your child is entitled to a free school meal, lunch will be provided.  Please specify below choice of sandwich. Students can bring spending money, a maximum of £5.00  for which they will be responsible for.

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

Yours sincerely,

Mr Mubarak

Form Tutor

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Re:  Airport Bowls Trip – 10 February 2020 – please return to Mr Mubarak

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

[  ] I will provide my child with a healthy packed lunch

[  ] My child is entitled to a free school meal

     Please specify the sandwich filling   [  ] Egg Mayonnaise    [  ] Tuna Mayonnaise     [  ] Cheese          

[  ] I enclose a voluntary contribution of £………….

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

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


Letter to Whole School 

24 January 2020

Dear Parent/Carer,

Online payments coming to school with ParentPay!

We are introducing a more convenient way to pay for school meals, using a secure service called ParentPay

ParentPay will go live at school on Monday 3rd February 2020.  From this date we will be working towards no longer accepting cash and cheque payments for school meals.  Any credit balances will be carried over and appear on your online account.

Making secure payments online using your credit or debit card

ParentPay offers you the freedom to make payments whenever and wherever you like, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week - safe in the knowledge that the technology used is of the highest internet security available.

You will have a secure online account, activated using a unique username and password; you will be prompted to change these, and to keep them safe and secure.  If you have more than one child at our school, or children at other ParentPay schools, you can create a single account login for all your children.

Making a payment is straightforward and ParentPay holds a payment history for you to view at a later date; no card details are stored in any part of the system. Once you have activated your account you can make online payments straight away.

We hope you will support us in working towards our goal to become a cashless school. Your support in using ParentPay will help the school enormously, thank you.
Your unique ParentPay Account activation details are attached to this letter.

For further information on ParentPay, please see the FAQs overleaf or visit www.parentpay.com

We will also be holding drop in sessions at school on Tuesday 28th January between 10.30am and 12.00pm and Thursday 30th January between 2.00pm and 4.30pm, where we can help you set up your account or discuss any issues relating to ParentPay.  If these dates are not convenient and you require help with setting up ParentPay, please contact our Home Liaison Officer, Debby Gleed-Young, to make an appointment.

Yours faithfully

 

Mrs Rigby

Head Teacher

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Reply Slip – ParentPay Drop in Session – please return to Sarah Ward

 

Student: ________________________________________________   Class: __________

 

I will be attending the ParentPay Drop in session on Tuesday 28th January between 10.30am and 12.00pm        

 

I will be attending the ParentPay Drop in session on Thursday 30th January between 2.00pm and 4.30pm          ꙱

 

ParentPay FAQs

  • When can I log in to my account?

Once you have received your activation letter from school with your activation login details you will be able to activate your account and start making payments. This letter will be sent to you by your school.

  • Which cards can I use?

ParentPay accepts MasterCard, Visa and American Express credit cards, and Maestro, Switch, Delta, Electron, Solo and Visa debit cards.  Some schools may limit the use of credit cards for some transactions; you will be informed by the school directly of any such restrictions.

  • Is it safe to make payments on the internet?

Yes.  ParentPay uses leading technology to process your card transactions securely.  All communication with the bank is encrypted and neither ParentPay nor the school have access to your card details.

  • How can I check that it’s secure?

Standard website addresses begin with http: the address for a secure site will always begin with https. You will also see a padlock at the bottom/top right of the screen on our login page and after you have logged into your account; never enter your card details or personal data on any web page whose address does not start https.

  • What about our personal information?

ParentPay Limited, and its group companies, operate in full compliance with Data Protection Law; Including the Data Protection Act 1998 and the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679.

The ParentPay Terms and Conditions include a Data Processing Agreement (DPA), compliant with the GDPR, which details both parties’ obligations relating to Data Protection.
https://www.parentpay.com/schools/school-terms-and-conditions/

The ParentPay Privacy Notice, which is available to end users, provides further information on the processing activities undertaken by ParentPay.
https://www.parentpay.com/privacy-policy/

ParentPay will NEVER contact you by phone, email or mail and ask you to divulge confidential information like passwords or card numbers. If you are ever contacted by someone claiming to be from ParentPay, please contact us immediately on 02476 994 820.

For more information, please visit www.parentpay.com


Letter to selected pupils only

17th January 2020

Dear Parents/Carers,

I am pleased to inform you that your child has been chosen to participate in the school trip to Draguignan, France 22nd – 27th March 2020.           

Due to the delay in parents’ responses we now require you to pay a deposit of £50 (pupil premium/ free school meals pupils) or £100.00 (all other pupils) by 22nd January 2020 (not 20th as originally requested).

The balance of:

  • £150.00 is to be paid by Friday 7th February 2020 and a final payment of £150.00 paid by Monday 2nd March 2020 (paid by parents of children who are not eligible for pupil premium/ free school meal)
  • £50 to be paid by Monday 2nd March 2020 (paid by parents of children eligible for pupil premium/ free school meals)

Please note that all deposits are NON-REFUNDABLE, should you decide to withdraw your child from participating in the visit or if the school makes such decision due to your child’s unacceptable behaviour or unauthorised absenteeism.          

Please provide us with a legible copy of your child’s passport by Wednesday 22nd January so that we can make the necessary bookings: please remember that your child must be in possession of a current UK passport that indicates a minimum of 6 months validity from the intended date of departure                                                                                                                                                 

Please make the payments in cash as we need to exchange the money into Euro and pay in cash for taxis/tickets/accommodations, etc. - we will provide your child’s diary with a receipt of all money paid.

By the end of January, you will receive a letter with all the details of activities, times of departure/arrival and all other necessary information regarding the rip. I am also hoping to meet with all parents before February half term. Should you have any questions in the meantime, please do not hesitate to email me: afabisch@meadowhighschool.org or call the school on 01895 443310 extn 216.

Yours faithfully,

 

Mrs A. Fabisch

Trip organizer

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Reply Slip: School trip to Draguignan, France

Please send the money and the copy of the passport to Michaela Manning / main the school office.

 

I accept my child’s place on the trip to Draguignan, France 22nd-27th March 2020: YES/NO

I attach a copy of my child’s passport: YES/ NO

I am sending £50 (Pupil Premium/free school meals pupils only) / £100 NON REFUNDABLE deposit

Name of Child: _______________________________________ Class: ____________________________

Name of parent: _______________________________________________

Contact details: home ___________________ work ____________________________Mobile___________                                                                                                                                               

Date: _______________________________          Signature: ____________________________________

 


23rd January 2020 

Dear Parents / Carers,

As part of our PSHE lessons on ‘Parenting Awareness’ 6KN will be visiting Uxbridge High Street during our lesson on Monday 10th February. Pupils will return to school by 2.45pm.

Pupils will be working as a group to identify healthy eating options in shops and restaurants, they will be comparing these when we return to school.

Pupils will need between £3.00 - £5.00 to purchase food in Uxbridge or you can provide them with a packed lunch if you’d prefer. If your child is entitled to a free school lunch, please indicate below and we’ll provide a packed lunch.   

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

Yours sincerely,

Miss Nolan

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

Reply Slip: Visit to Uxbridge - Monday 10th February 2020 - please return to Miss Nolan 

(  ) I give permission for my child ……………………………………….…………….…to purchase food and will provide them with money.

(  ) I do not wish for my child to order food and will provide a healthy lunch.

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

     Please specify the sandwich filling below:

      

(  ) Egg Mayonnaise          

(  ) Tuna Mayonnaise        

           (  ) Cheese      

 

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


Letter to selected pupils only

24 January 2020

Re: South London Special League

Dear Parents / Carers,

Your child has been selected to represent Meadow High School at the above event. The event will be taking place on Wednesday 29th January. For this event please no studs / blade boots are allowed, only astros or moulded boots can be worn and they must have shin pads (FA rules).

They will need to be at school for 8.00am for an 8.15am leave. They will require a packed lunch, if your child is eligible for free school meals then one will be provided but please indicate which sandwich they would like. We aim to be back to school in time for transport. If there are any delays we will contact you on the number you leave below. Please indicate if your child is an independent traveler on the slip below.

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

Yours faithfully,

 

Mr. M. Vincent

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

I give permission for my child __________________________ to take part in the South London Special League. I acknowledge that my child must be at school for 8.00am.

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

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

My emergency contact details are            ______________________________________

Signed:                                                        _______________________


Letter to selected pupils only

24th January 2020

Girls Only Football

Dear Parents/Carers,

Your child has been selected to attend the Girls Open Aged Football Event on Wednesday 29th January. The aim to get girls active & enjoying football. The event will be taking place between 09:30 – 12:40 so no extra travel arrangements need to be made. Pupils will also be back to school in time for their lunch. On the day, your child should come into school in their PE kit.

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

Kind regards,

Mr. Anstee

PE Teacher

@MeadowPE

___________________________________________________________________________

REPLY SLIP: Girls Only FOOTBALL – please return to Mr Anstee

I give permission for my child _____________________________ to attend the Girls Only Football event.

 

My contact details are: _______________________________________________

 

Signed: ___________________________________

 


Letter to selected sixth form pupils in Media group

21st January 2020

Theatrical make-up consent

Dear Parents/Carers,

As part of our Media Studies lessons, we have a theatrical make up artist coming into school to demonstrate make-up in film. The focus will be pirates in film and scars and cuts. 

We would like to ask for your consent for your son/daughter to have make-up applied. If students would rather not have this applied, this is fine too. 

For this they may have applied to them:

·         Non allergic makeup

·         Face paint

Yours sincerely,

Miss Nolan

6th Form Tutor

__________________________________________________________________________________

Re: Face Paint Consent form – please return to Miss Nolan

Students name ……………………………………………………… 

 (  )  I do

 (   ) I do not

 give permission for face paint and make up to be applied. (Please √ as appropriate)

Signed ____________________________________________ Date: _______________

(Parent/Carer)


Letter to selected pupils

21st January 2020

Dear Parents/ Carers,

KidZania Maths Trip

To support your son/daughter with their learning in Maths, we have arranged an educational visit to KidZania on Wednesday 11th March.

The event will be take place during the school day, so no extra travel arrangements need to be made. On the day your child should come into school in their Uniform and bring in a healthy packed lunch. If they are entitled to a free school meal, then one can be provided for them, please indicate below, along with sandwich choice.

Please complete and return the below reply slip as soon as possible. If you have any questions, please let us know.

Kind Regards,

Mr. B. Anstee                          Mrs A. Mistry

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­­­REPLY SLIP: KidZania - Maths Trip - please return to Mr. Anstee

Name of child:  _____________________________________  Class:  ________

       My child is entitled to a free school meal and would like a:   tuna /  cheese  /  egg  sandwich                                                                                                                                                                          

(please circle).

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

 

My emergency contact details are: ______________________________________

 

Signed: _______________________

 


Letter to 9JT

Dear Parents/Guardians                                                                    Wednesday 22nd January 2020

To support your child with their learning we have arranged an educational visit to The Dogs Trust followed by a trip to McDonalds on Tuesday 4th February 2020, as part of their English & PSHCE studies.

We will be leaving school at 11:00am and returning to school in time for the buses.  We will be traveling by minibus, which will be driven by MIDAS (qualified) trained drivers, first aiders will also accompany us.

The cost for the trip is the price of the McDonalds so if you could send in enough money for what they would usually have & any change will be returned to you.  Please send no more than £10 in. If there is something specific which your child should not have (other than the known allergies) please let us know with the reply slip.  

There will be some walking throughout the afternoon, so please ensure that your child has a waterproof coat in case it rains.

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

Thank you in advance for your help and support.

Yours faithfully.

 

Mrs J Tudor                                     

Form & Subject Teacher                              

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Re:      Trip to Uxbridge Town Centre & McDonalds on Tuesday 4th February 2020

I am aware that my child…………………………………..………has a trip to The Dogs Trust & McDonalds.

(  )       I enclose £…….. for the trip.

(  )       I am happy for my child to choose what he/she likes from McDonalds as there is nothing he/she shouldn’t eat.   

Parents/Guardian: ……………………………………………………  Date: …………………………..

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

Reply slip returned to Mrs Tudor

 


Letter to whole school

Meadow Singers Music Club  3.15pm- 4pm 

Dear Parents / Carers,

Music club will be starting this term after school and will be run by Mr Mubarak. The first session will commence on Monday 27 January 2020, straight after school, at 3:15pm.

If you would like your child to take part, please fill in the permission slip below and send it back to Mr Mubarak ASAP. Spaces are very limited, therefore places will be distributed on a first come first serve basis.

If your child has handed the slip in on time and has been offered a place, you will receive a second confirmation letter with dates attached. 

If you would like to make a £1 contribution at the end of each session, that would be much appreciated. This money will go towards a party for the students, celebrating their achievements which will, at various points in the year, be showcased.

Yours sincerely, 

Mr Mubarak

Music Teacher

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Permission slip for Music Club - Please return to Mr Mubarak

I give permission for my son / daughter to join the after school Music club.

I will collect my son / daughter at 4pm promptly

Or

 

My child is an independent traveller, I am happy for them to make their own way home at 4pm and I have signed and returned the permission form to the school office.

Child name: ________________________________________   Class: _______________

Emergency contact details: _______________________________________________________________   

Medication needed during this time:  ______________________________________________


Letter to Y7, 8 and 9

8th Hillingdon Scout Group

Letter of Interest

Dear Parents/Carers,

I’m pleased to inform you that we have just had our 1st Year Anniversary as the 8th Hillingdon Scout Group. Now that a year has run successfully we are looking to increase numbers and offering additional spaces to those students in Years 7, 8 and 9.

Those not already in Scouts are invited for a trial period of 6 weeks of activities based upon the Scouting program, allowing young people to trial what life could be like before committing. The Scout group will be meeting during the school day on a Friday, so normal travel arrangements for the end of day can happen. Please note spaces are limited.

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

Kind regards,

Mr M Rainsbury

Group Scout Leader

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REPLY SLIP: Scouting Trial Period – please return to Mr Rainsbury

 

Name of Child: ________________________________________ Class: ___________

 

[  ] I would like my child to be considered for a Scouting Skill trial period

 

Name of Family Member: ___________________________________________________________

 

Signed:  _________________________________________________

 


Letter to Class MP

Wednesday 15th January 2020

Dear Parents/Carers,

As part of our Theme learning lessons, thematic classes will be completing focused learning about being ‘Out in the Community’. As a school, we feel this is a core life skill and one that needs to be addressed within a school as well as home context.

Within this unit of work, we will have the opportunity to explore and learn about our local community and complete practical sessions where we learn everyday skills such as how to buy a drink in a café, shopping skills as well as social skills.

We will be going on educational visits to a variety of local places. This will enable the students to practice a range of social skills and appropriate behaviours in a public place. Please let me know if there is anything in particular you would like us to focus on. These visits will also link with cross curriculum learning such as our local area in Geography and PSHCE.

In order for the pupils to be able to access the trip their behaviour needs to be of a good and safe standard leading up to the trip. Each pupil will be risk assessed and level of support assessed prior to going out.

In order for us to make these sessions motivating and interesting to the pupils as well as ‘real’ we are requesting a voluntary donation of £5 per half term to help support the cost of visits. This will be used to cover expenses directly related to the trips. Please send money via an envelope in link book.

If you have any questions or queries about this learning activity please contact me via the link book, phone or email me at mparker@meadowhighschool.org

Kind Regards

Mr M Parker


Letter to Class 9BA

13th January 2020

Dear Parents / Carers,

Panathlon Tournament

Your child has been selected to represent Meadow High School at the above event. The event will be taking place on Tuesday 14th January. For this event they will need to bring their PE kit or, if they would like to, they can come into school in their PE kit.

They will leave school at 9.30am and return at 14:30. They will require a healthy packed lunch. If there are any delays we will contact you on the number you leave below.

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

Kind Regards,

Mr. B. Anstee

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

Name of child:  _____________________________  Class:  ________

 

My emergency contact details are: ______________________________________

 

Signed: _______________________

 


 

Letter to Year 11 pupils only

9th January 2019

Dear Parents/Carers,

As you may be aware, here at Meadow High School we allow selected Year 11 students to leave the school premises for 25 minutes at lunch time. This can help with the further development of their independence skills. However, this permission will only be considered if permission is granted by their parent/carer and by both the Form Tutor and the Assistant Head of KS4.

I must emphasise that this permission is very much a privilege, not an automatic right. It can only be given to those students who demonstrate both a high commitment to learning and the ability to behave in a responsible manner both in and out of school. We reserve the right to withdraw this privilege if necessary. If a student is late arriving to school it will be withdrawn for that lunchtime (unless due to transport issues).  It is important to note that students will not be accompanied by staff when outside school, so students will need to be both confident and safe when crossing the road and be able to tell the time with confidence.

Students who are granted permission must be signed out when exiting school and back in on their return. Students will be permitted to leave the premises between 12.40pm and 1.05pm each day. Students must then return to the dining hall – if any student fails to do this, permission will be withdrawn for the following day.

If you wish your son/daughter to be considered for this privilege please fill in and return the attached reply slip. Students will be notified if they have received this privilege once permission slips and returned and approved by their Form Tutor and Assistant Headteacher.

Yours sincerely

Ms. J Richards
Assistant Headteacher - Years 9 - 11

 


 

REPLY SLIP: Year 11 - Permission to go out at lunchtime

PLEASE RETURN TO Front Office asap

Name of pupil __________________________________________________ Class __________

Parent/Carer name (please print) _______________________________________________

Please tick the relevant box below and return the slip as soon as possible

  • I give permission for my child to leave school at lunchtime.
  • I do not give permission for my child to go out at lunchtime.

Parent/Carer signature _______________________________________

 


Letter to Year 7 Food Tech Term 2

January 2020

Dear Parent/Carer,

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

• Vegetable Pasty

• Meringue Nests

• Quick Bap Pizza

• Mediterranean Rice

• Festival Project

If you wish your child to take home the products that he/she prepares, the amount required for all practical lessons will be £5.00.  A suitable container will also be provided so that cooked products can be taken home.

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

Thank you in advance.  

Miss LePage

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Food Technology Department – Miss LePage

Please delete as appropriate:

• I agree to pay the full amount for all practical lessons this term  - £5.00

• I would prefer to pay weekly  - £1.00 per week for 5 weeks

Childs name _____________________     Class _________________

Signed _________________________     Date   _________________

I enclose the amount of ___________


Letter to Year 8 Food Tech Term 2

January 2020

Dear Parent/Carer,

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

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

            Pupils will also taste and evaluate a range of foods.

If you wish your child to take home the products that he/she prepared, the amount required for all practical lessons will be £6.00 which is equivalent to £1.50 per lesson.  A suitable container will also be provided so that cooked products can be taken home.

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

Thank you in advance.

Miss LePage

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           Food Technology Department – Miss LePage

            Please delete as appropriate:           

  • I agree to pay the full amount for all practical lessons - £6.00
  • I would prefer to pay for each practical lesson on the day - £1.50

 

Childs name _____________________     Class _________________

Signed _________________________     Date   _________________           

            I enclosed the amount of ___________


Letter to Year 9 Food Tech Term 2

January 2020

Dear Parents/Carer,

In Food Technology in Year 9 we focus on Meat and Dairy products. This term we will be making:

  • Cauliflower Cheese
  • Cheese and Tomato Pasta Bake
  • Shortbread
  • Chilli Con Carne
  • Festival Project

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

 

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

 

If you wish your child to take the products that he/she prepares, the amount required for all 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.

 

            Thank you in advance for your support.

            Miss LePage

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            Food Technology Department – Miss LePage

            Please delete as appropriate:           

  • I agree to pay the full amount for this term’s practical lessons - £7.50
  • I would prefer to pay for each practical lesson on the day - £1.50

 

Childs name _____________________     Class _________________

Signed _________________________     Date   _________________

I enclosed the amount of ___________


Letter to Year 10s Term 2 Food Tech

January 2020

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.

In order to save administration time, we would like the 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 me know by filling in the appropriate part of the slip below.

Thank you in advance. 

Mrs Shukla

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Food Technology Department – Mrs Shukla

            Please delete as appropriate:           

  • I agree to pay the full amount for all practical lessons - £10.00
  • I would prefer to pay for each practical lesson on the day - £1.00

Childs Name _____________________     Class __________

Signed _________________________     Date   _________________

            I enclosed the amount of _________


Letter to Year 11 Food Tech Term 2

January 2020

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.

In order to save administration time, we would like the 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 me know by filling in the appropriate part of the slip below.

Thank you in advance. 

Miss LePage

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Food Technology Department – Miss LePage

        Please delete as appropriate:           

  • I agree to pay the full amount for all practical lessons - £10.00
  • I would prefer to pay for each practical lesson on the day - £1.00

 

Childs Name _____________________     Class __________

Signed _________________________     Date   _________________

            I enclosed the amount of _________


Letter to Home Economics pupils - Year 12

January 2020

Dear Parent/Carer,

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

Students will also take part in sensory evaluations of various foods. In order to substitute the cost of the required ingredients, we need to ask you for a donation of £5 which we hope can cover the whole academic year.

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

Thank you in advance. 

Mrs Shukla

Home Economics teacher

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

            Please delete as appropriate:

Students are only taught for one term over the year            

  • I agree to pay the full amount for the practical lessons - £5.00 for the year
  • I would prefer to pay for practical lessons each half term - £2.50 each half term

 

Childs name _____________________     Class _________________

Signed  _________________________     Date   _________________

I enclosed the amount of ___________


Year 13 - Home Economics - Year 13

January 2020

Dear Parent/Carer,

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

Students will also take part in sensory evaluations of various foods. In order to substitute the cost of the required ingredients, we need to ask you for a donation of £15 which will cover the whole academic year.

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

Thank you in advance. 

Mrs Shukla

Home Economics teacher

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

            Please delete as appropriate:           

  • I agree to pay the full amount for the practical lessons - £10.00 per year

(Students have paid £5.00 for Autumn term)

  • I would prefer to pay for practical lessons each term - £5.00 a term (Spring and Summer)

 

Childs name _____________________     Class _________________

Signed  _________________________     Date   _________________

 

I enclosed the amount of ___________

 


Letter to Enrichment Class (6thF)- Food Tech

January 2020

Dear Parent/Carer,

In Food Technology 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 me know by filling in the appropriate part of the slip below.

If you wish your child to take home the products that he/she prepared, the amount required for the practical and taste testing lessons will be £10.00 which is equivalent to £1.00 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 second payment.

Thank you in advance. 

Yours faithfully,

Mrs Shukla
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Food Technology Department – Mrs Shukla

            Please delete as appropriate:           

  • I agree to pay the full amount for all practical lessons - £10.00
  • I would prefer to pay for each lesson on the day - £1.00

Childs name _____________________     Class _________________

Signed _________________________     Date   _________________          

            I enclose the amount of ____________

 


Letter to selected pupils

9 January 2020

Dear Parent/Carer,

Serpentine Gallery trip -Thursday 23rd January

Your child will be attending the Serpentine Gallery in London to further support their Art studies. Pupils will be looking at artwork and producing drawings during the visit.

We will be travelling to the gallery on our school minibus. We will be leaving school at 9.30am and returning at 2.30pm.

Please provide your child with a healthy packed lunch and a drink.  If your child is entitled to a free school meal, a lunch can be provided.  Please indicate below, along with choice of sandwich.

Please complete the return slip by Thursday 16th January.

Kind regards

Mr D.Hancox

Art Teacher

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REPLY SLIP: Serpentine Gallery Trip – Thursday 23rd January

Please return to Mr D Hancox

I give permission for my child to take part in this trip   

I will provide my child with a healthy packed lunch  

My child is entitled to a free school meal 

Sandwich choice (please tick):    cheese [  ]      egg mayonnaise [  ]      tuna mayonnaise [  ]

 

Childs Name:  _______________________________     Class: _______

 

Signed: _______________________________     Date:   __________

 

Contact Number: _________________________

 

 


Letter to Class LD

8 January 2020

Dance Lessons

Dear Parents/Carers,

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you for your support,

Yours sincerely,

Mrs Kalia Sappal

Dance Lead

 


Letter to Dance club pupils

7th January 2020

Dear Parents/Carers.

Dance Club dates

We will continue with Dance club from Wednesday 15th January.

If your child is an independent traveller and you have signed the permission form, they can make their own way home. Pupils who are not currently independent travellers must be picked up by an agreed person at 4.15pm promptly.

To support the running and resourcing of this club we would like to ask parents and carers to make a voluntary donation of £1 a week to cover our costs. This can be done weekly or paid in a block. If you choose to make the donation in a block and your child is absent the money would be carried over to the next week.

Below are this half terms Dance club dates:

Wednesday 15th January

Wednesday 22nd January

Wednesday 29th January

Wednesday 5th February

Wednesday 12th February

Wednesday 26th February

Wednesday 4th March- No club due to Annual review day

Wednesday 11th March

Wednesday 18th March

Wednesday 25th March

Wednesday 1st April

 

Yours sincerely,

Mrs Kalia Sappal

Dance Lead


Letter to whole school

8th January 2020

Dear Parent/Carers

Meadow High School -  Asthma Workshop 2020

I am writing to inform you of an asthma workshop which we are holding at Meadow High School.  The workshop is for parents who have children with asthma and asthma related conditions.

Parents who have asthma in their family and who are interested in learning more about the condition are also welcome to attend.

The workshop will be held in the 6th form hall on Thursday 23rd January 2020 at 9.30am.

The workshop will be delivered by a NHS Asthma Specialist from Hillingdon Hospital and will include background of asthma and related conditions, demonstration of how to administer medication and will also contain a question and answer session.

If you would like to attend the asthma workshop, please contact Alison Wallington, Health and Wellbeing Assistant on 01895 443310, extension 206.  Alternatively, please contact the school office on 01895 443310 and leave your name, child’s name and number of people attending.

We look forward to seeing you then.

Yours sincerely

Alison Wallington

Health and Wellbeing Assistant


Letter to whole school

6th January 2020

Re: After School Clubs 2019-2020

Dear Parents / Carers,

During this term football club and fitness club will be running 3.15-4.15. Please be aware if your child already has a place in football club you DO NOT NEED TO REAPPLY.

 

AUTUMN TERM

SPRING TERM

SUMMER TERM

MON

15.15- 16.15

FOOTBALL

Starting 16th September – Finishing 9th December

Starting 13th January – Finishing 23rd March

Starting 27th April – Finishing 6th July

WED

15.15- 16.15

BASKETBALL

MAX 20 STUDENTS

FINISHED

FITNESS

MAX 10 STUDENTS

Starting 15th January –

Finishing 25th March

CRICKET

MAX 20 STUDENTS

 

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

To apply for either football club or fitness club for this term, please fill out the reply slip and send back to me.

Kind Regards,

Mr. M. Vincent

PE Faculty Leader


 to Whole School

Help for the Holidays - Zones of Regulation 

REMINDER:  Understanding and use of the Zones of Regulation is something we are continuing to develop across the school this year and is a key element of the SCERTS programme [Social Communication, Emotional Regulation and Transactional Supports] that has been running as a borough-wide initiative. The Zones of Regulation is a programme geared towards helping students gain skills in consciously regulating their actions, which in turn leads to increased control and problem solving abilities. Students are supported to gain skills recognising when they are in different states called ‘zones’ and also learn how to use strategies or tools to stay in a zone or move from one to another. 

The aim is for students to gain skills recognising and managing their emotions more effectively as well as develop a wider perspective about how others see and react to their behaviour.  We will be running some workshops for parents in the Spring term however if you would like to find out more please go to  https://zonesofregulation.com/index.html 

Our students are now becoming very good at identifying the zone they are in. The holiday period can be a very exciting with a lot of change in routine, you might find that the zones chart below is a very helpful strategy to use.  I have included some ideas for ‘tools’ that your child can discuss with you.  It is better if you talk about what ‘tools’ work well in the different zones in advance, this will allow you to calmly prompt your child towards the right strategy if needed. 

Remember:

NO zone is linked to bad behaviour, the zones are how a person is feeling.  It is normal for us all to move between the zones as part of our day. The Green Zone is the most comfortable to be in, Red Zone does not feel good.   It is important to be able to acknowledge that we are in this zone without blame and then take positive steps to calm.  When your child is in the Red Zone language should be kept to a minimum; giving a child space to process and implement strategies is what we are looking to do.  Tell your child you are proud of them for using the zones so well before beginning to discuss what caused the upset.  It is worth remember that the clearest thinking and communication happens in the Green Zone and so it makes sense to wait until this is achieved.

DO prompt your child to express the zone they feel they are in either by saying the name of the zone or pointing to the chart.

DO NOT tell your child what zone they are in – instead make an observation, ‘I think you are in ... what do you think? THEN prompt with the agreed ‘tool’.  

Trickier but a good skills to build:  Encourage your family and friends to use the ‘zones’ to explain how they are feeling to your child. If you are in ‘yellow zone’ your child can understand that they will need to wait 5 minutes until you are in the ‘green zone’ when you will be able to listen properly to what they want to say.  Some families find using a timer helpful for this if your child struggles with the concept of time.

I hope that this helps and wish you all a wonderful end to the year and start to 2020!

Anne Sugden                                                

English & Communication Faculty Leader