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


Spring Term 2024


Letter to Whole School - Book Fayre

Friday 9th February 2024

Dear Parent/Carer,

We are very excited to announce that from Tuesday 27th February till Friday 1st March we will be running a Scholastic Book Fair in our Library!

The Scholastic Book Fair is a pop-up celebration of reading that puts the very best books directly into your child’s hands, all while raising rewards to spend on free books and essential resources for our school! For every sale made, Meadow High School will receive 50% in FREE rewards that we can use for even more resources for our students!

We will be hosting two parent coffee afternoons on:

One session on Tuesday 27th February:

  • 1.45pm till 2.45pm

Two sessions on Thursday 29th February:

  • 1.45pm till 2.45pm
  • 3.15pm till 4.15pm

These will give you the opportunity to visit the Fair with your child and choose some of the fantastic books that will be on offer! You can pay online at our parent coffee mornings via card using our school’s unique QR code that will be displayed in the Library for the duration of the fair.

If you are not able to attend one of our parent coffee mornings, you also have the option of purchasing a gift voucher for your child that they can use to cover the cost of the books they choose from the Fair. You can find the range of gift vouchers via the Scholastic website here: https://bookfairs.scholastic.co.uk/gift-vouchers. Please note that if you purchase a gift voucher this must be printed and your child must bring it into school with them during the fair, otherwise they will not be able to buy any books. Please also note that any gift vouchers purchased will expire on Saturday 2nd March, one day after the fair finishes.

If you would like to join us at one of the parent coffee mornings, please fill out the reply slip below and return it to your child’s form tutor. If you have any questions, please contact our Librarian, Miss S Gaafar, on sgaafar@meadowhighschool.org.

Kind Regards,

Miss S Gaafar

Librarian (Supporting and Delivering Learning)

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Re: Scholastic Book Fair   Parents Coffee Afternoon Sessions 27.02.24 and 29.02.24

(  )    I would like to attend the Tuesday 27th February 1.45pm - 2.45pm session.

(  )    I would like to attend the Thursday 29th February 1.45pm - 2.45pm session.

(  )    I would like to attend the Thursday 29th February 3.15pm - 4.15pm session.

 

Child’s Name: __________________________________________  Class: ____________________

Signed: _________________________________________________________________

PRINT NAME:  ___________________________________________________________

 


Letter to Year 9 - Trip to Dr. Chocs

5 February 2024

Dear Parents/Carers, 

To support your child with their learning, we have arranged an educational visit to Dr Chocs in Windsor on Monday 11th March, as part of their studies in Geography.

We will be leaving school at 9.15am and returning to school at 12.45pm in time for lunch and normal transport home. We will be travelling by coach, first aiders will also accompany us.

To cover the cost of the trip, can we please ask for a voluntary contribution of £10.00.  Should we not receive sufficient funds to run this trip, the trip may not be able to go ahead and donations will be refunded. Please pay via Parent Pay.

Students are required to wear school uniform. Please ensure that your child has plenty of water.

 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. If you have any enquiries please feel free to contact Miss Bergin ebergin@meadowhighschool.org

If your child has an allergy to any food the school is unaware of, please contact Miss Bergin and 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

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

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Reply-slip:  Dr Chocs Trip – (date) 11th March 2024 . – please return to Miss Bergin

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

 [  ] My child has no allergies the school are unaware of

[  ] My child has an allergy the school are unaware of (give details below and contact Miss Bergin)


____________________________________________________________________________________________

[  ] I will pay the amount of £10 via parent pay

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

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


Letter to 9RE - Swimming

Tuesday 6th February 2024

Dear Parents / Carers,

Re: Swimming Lessons for year 9 students

After February half term your child will be having their swimming lessons on a Thursday period 3 and 4, instead of PE so will not need their PE kit but will need their swimming kit. These lessons are conducted off site and students will be taken there via school mini bus. Swimming lessons will run every Thursday until The end of the school year.

They will need to bring:

  • Swimming trunks / costume (no bikinis)
  • A towel
  • Goggles if required

If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact me at school.

Yours Sincerely,

Miss C Sojka
(Swim Teacher)


Letter to 7AM - Swimming

Tuesday 6th Feb 2024

Dear Parents / Carers,

Re: Swimming Lessons for Year 7 students

After February half term your child will be having their swimming lessons on a Tuesday period 3 and 4, instead of PE so will not need their PE kit but will need their swimming kit. These lessons are conducted off site and students will be taken there via school mini bus. Swimming lessons will run from Tuesday 19th Feb until Tuesday 7th May 2024.

They will need to bring:

  • Swimming trunks / costume (no bikinis)
  • A towel
  • Goggles if required

If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact me at school.

Yours Sincerely,
Ms C Sojka
(Swim Teacher)


Letter to Year 10 Dance Option - Dance Top

1st February 2024

Dear Parents/Carers,

Dance Options

Year 10

Students have received their own Dance class t-shirt, which will need to worn each week as part of their kit. Please can they be taken home and washed each week ready for the next lesson. If the dance t-shirt is not available then a plain top can be brought in instead.

Year 10 Option choice of Dance will be taking part in weekly lessons every Thursday morning.

We would suggest suitable clothing would be:

  • Jogging bottoms or leggings
  • Trainers
  • Water bottle

Thank you for your support,

Yours sincerely,

Miss Kalia
Dance Lead


Letter to Class JR - Duke of Edinburgh Award - Bronze Expedition

February 2024

Dear Parents/Carers,

Pupils in Miss Robinson’s class have been working towards their Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award.  To achieve the full award pupils are required to undertake a 2 day, 1 night expedition.

On 4th-5th July 2024, it has been arranged for the class to complete the expedition at Rickmansworth Canoe Sports Trust, with two days undertaking water sports, including canoeing and paddle boarding.  Pupils will then ‘camp’ (in the classroom/field) on the Thursday night.  They will also be cooking their own food for dinner on the Thursday evening. 

It is a great opportunity for pupils to undertake a new challenge and push themselves and we would love it if all pupils from the class can join us.  Familiar staff from school will support throughout the duration of the expedition. All pupils' needs will be discussed in advance with families to ensure everyone is supported and feeling confident to undertake the expedition.   

Unfortunately, if the young people do not attend they won't achieve the full award. They will still receive their Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award for the sections they have achieved in school, but will not achieve the full accreditation. 

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

Faye Bonnar
Assistant Head Pathway 1


Letter to 10LC - Change of tutor

5th February 2024

Dear Parents/Carers,

Following some recent changes in the school's staffing, I will no longer be the form tutor for 10LC. I will still be working at Meadow as the Design Technology Teacher and will be closely supporting the new form tutor with your child's PLIM targets and Annual Reviews. I will be seeing the pupils daily and will continue to be available to support them should they need it.

If you have any further questions, feel free to write in your child's link book

Kind Regards,

Mr L Cowley 


Letter to Class MP - Swimming

30th January 2024

Dear Parents/Carers,

As part of PE lessons, pupils in Class MP will be having swimming lessons starting on 22nd February 2024,  Pupils will travel via minibus to Windsor Leisure Centre and be taught by qualified swim instructors.  Members of the staff from the class team will also be in the water to support. 

Swimming will occur each Thursday.  Pupils will require a suitable swimming costume/shorts, a towel and any other personal preferences when swimming such as googles.  I also suggest sending in an extra snack and drink as swimming can make you hungry.  


Yours sincerely, 

Faye Bonnar
Assistant Head Teacher Pathway 1


Letter to Pathway 1 - Pupil Email Account

January 2024

Dear Parents/Carers, 

Some Pathway 1 classes are learning about the use of email.  To do this effectively, we would like each pupil to have their own school email address.  Some pupils have one from previous years learning and for some this is new.  This email account is not a private account; it is an account managed by the school, which means that staff at the school can check the accounts at any time.  This makes it a much safer account then other email accounts.  The school system also filters out and blocks most SPAM emails, but occasionally something might get through.  As it is a managed account, you can ask school for help with it if there are any problems.

We take pupil safety extremely seriously and will be supporting pupils in understanding e-safety rules and the rules about using this email account.  As a school, we have a legal duty to safeguard our pupils and it is important that you know that any illegal use noted may be reported to the police.  This would include things like serious bullying, threats and the sharing of illegal images. Less serious misuse will be dealt with by the school.

Please take time to read the rules that will be shared with your child when they first access their email account.   Please sign and return the form below. 

If you have any questions about this, please let us know preferably via your child’s form tutor.  If they can’t help they will pass your question on to me.  

Kind Regards

Faye Bonnar
Pathway 1 Assistant Head

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REPLY-SLIP – consent for access to a school email account - Please return to form tutor then F Bonnar 

I give consent for ________________________________ (pupil name) to have access to a school email account.  I will support appropriate use of this and only use it for school purposes following the rules.   

Signed:  _________________________ (Parent/Carer) Print Name:   ____________________________

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Pupil Rules

for using Pupil Email Account

Meadow High School wants you to be safe when using your email address, to help keep you safe, we have made some rules, which we know you can follow.

By using your Meadow High School student email account, you agree to the following:

  • Student email addresses are to be used for schoolwork only.
  • Your password is only for you, do not share your password, if you forget your password contact your form tutor.
  • Do not reply to spam emails, if you are unsure about an email, ask your form tutor to check it for you.
  • When using your school email, you are not to share any information about yourself, your friends or your family, unless it is part of a lesson and your teacher has asked.
  • Staff will check your account to make sure you follow these rules.
  • Anyone breaking the rules will have their Assistant Head Teacher speak to them and their families.
  • If you change your password, you may be locked out of your account.
  • If you forget your password, or have changed it by accident, contact school and we will help you.
  • The rules could change; if they do, we will let you know.

Letter to selected pupils - Jack Petchey Award Evening

24th January 2024

Dear

The Jack Petchey Achievement Awards Presentation Evening will take place at The Beck Theatre, Hayes on Tuesday 30th April 7.30pm – 9.30pm. 

This is a prestigious borough wide event, where all the Award Achievers from the last 12 months, along with their families and members of school staff, are commended for their contributions and efforts for which they received this award.  Award winners will be called onto the stage to receive a boxed medallion and have their photo taken with the rest of the achievers from Meadow High School.

Entry to the event is strictly ticket only and you will be asked to provide tickets at the door of the venue. Please indicate below whether you can attend and how many tickets you require (award winner, plus max 2 guests).  

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me at school.

Yours sincerely

Maxine Newman 
Jack Petchey Co-ordinator

 


NHS Letter to Year 9 - Your Health - A Brief Screening Questionnaire

January 2024

Dear Young Person,

Re: Your health – a brief screening questionnaire

The School Nursing Teams in Hillingdon work in partnership with children, young people and families as well as schools and the local authority to ensure that pupils are supported within their school community to remain healthy and receive the right support where it is needed.

As you are in Year 9 it is a good time to review your health through this brief questionnaire as recommended in the ‘Healthy Child Programme’ (Department of Health, 2009).

Each school in Hillingdon has a named School Nurse. The School Nurse runs a confidential service in schools. We can help where young people want advice or need to talk to someone about any worries relating to their health and well-being, as well as provide support and advice to parents/carers.

The questionnaire provides an opportunity to identify any new or on-going health needs you may have and require additional support with, and enable individual follow-up actions which may be required to support you in ensuring you remain healthy as possible.

This information will be kept safely in your School Health Record, and will not be shared with any third party. If information is to be shared will we always get your consent first unless we feel that you are in any danger or at risk of harm.

The questionnaire will take less than five minutes to complete.

Please complete the questionnaire even if you believe you have no health needs. The closing date for returned questionnaires will be Friday 26th January 2024.

Please press control+click on the below link to open and complete the questionnaire:

https://www.oc-meridian.com/cnwl/survey/HILLINGDONCHILDSCHOOLYear9and12

 

For further information and support from the school nursing service, please use the following link for the Hillingdon Children and Young People website - https://www.hillingdoncyp.cnwl.nhs.uk/

 

We thank you for taking the time to work with us in supporting our young people’s health in Hilllingdon.

Yours Faithfully,

The Hillingdon School Nursing Team

 

Please find listed below some useful websites

Obesity.

https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/eat-well/healthy-eating-for-teens/

https://www.nutrition.org.uk/nutritionscience/life/teenagers.html?showall=1

http://www.youngpeopleshealth.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/AYPH_KDYP2019_Chapter4.pdf

 

bullying.

https://www.antibullyingpro.com/

https://www.nationalbullyinghelpline.co.uk/kids.html

https://www.childline.org.uk/info-advice/bullying-abuse-safety/types-bullying/bullying-cyberbullying/

 

Bed Wetting.

https://www.eric.org.uk/Pages/Category/teens

 

Asthma.

https://www.asthma.org.uk/advice/manage-your-asthma/young-people/

https://kidshealth.org/en/teens/center/asthma-center.html?WT.ac=p-ra

 

Diabetes.

https://www.diabetes.co.uk/teenagers/

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

 

Anaphylaxis.

https://kidshealth.org/en/teens/anaphylaxis.html

https://www.allergyuk.org/information-and-advice/conditions-and-symptoms/33-anaphylaxis-and-severe-allergic-reaction

www.anaphylaxis.org.uk

 

Epilepsy.

https://www.epilepsy.org.uk/info/children-young-adults/young-people

https://kidshealth.org/en/teens/epilepsy.html

 

Mental Health.

https://youngminds.org.uk/

www.kooth.com

www.stem4.org.uk

 

Dentists.

https://www.dentalhealth.org/teens-teeth

https://kidshealth.org/en/teens/teeth.html


NHS Letter to Year 12 - Your Health - A Brief Screening Questionnaire

 

January 2024

Dear Young Person,

Re: Your health – a brief screening questionnaire

The School Nursing Teams in Hillingdon work in partnership with children, young people and families as well as schools and the local authority to ensure that pupils are supported within their school community to remain healthy and receive the right support where it is needed.

As you are in Year 12 it is a good time to review your health through this brief questionnaire as recommended in the ‘Healthy Child Programme’ (Department of Health, 2009).

Each school in Hillingdon has a named School Nurse. The School Nurse runs a confidential service in schools. We can help where young people want advice or need to talk to someone about any worries relating to their health and well-being, as well as provide support and advice to parents/carers.

The questionnaire provides an opportunity to identify any new or on-going health needs you may have and require additional support with, and enable individual follow-up actions which may be required to support you in ensuring you remain healthy as possible.

This information will be kept safely in your School Health Record, and will not be shared with any third party. If information is to be shared will we always get your consent first unless we feel that you are in any danger or at risk of harm.

The questionnaire will take less than five minutes to complete.

Please complete the questionnaire even if you believe you have no health needs. The closing date for returned questionnaires will be Friday 26th January 2024.

Please press control+click on the below link to open and complete the questionnaire:

https://www.oc-meridian.com/cnwl/survey/HILLINGDONCHILDSCHOOLYear9and12

 

For further information and support from the school nursing service, please use the following link for the Hillingdon Children and Young People website - https://www.hillingdoncyp.cnwl.nhs.uk/

We thank you for taking the time to work with us in supporting our young people’s health in Hilllingdon.

Yours Faithfully,

The Hillingdon School Nursing Team

 

Please find listed below some useful websites

Obesity.

https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/eat-well/healthy-eating-for-teens/

https://www.nutrition.org.uk/nutritionscience/life/teenagers.html?showall=1

http://www.youngpeopleshealth.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/AYPH_KDYP2019_Chapter4.pdf

 

bullying.

https://www.antibullyingpro.com/

https://www.nationalbullyinghelpline.co.uk/kids.html

https://www.childline.org.uk/info-advice/bullying-abuse-safety/types-bullying/bullying-cyberbullying/

 

Bed Wetting.

https://www.eric.org.uk/Pages/Category/teens

 

Asthma.

https://www.asthma.org.uk/advice/manage-your-asthma/young-people/

https://kidshealth.org/en/teens/center/asthma-center.html?WT.ac=p-ra

 

Diabetes.

https://www.diabetes.co.uk/teenagers/

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

 

Anaphylaxis.

https://kidshealth.org/en/teens/anaphylaxis.html

https://www.allergyuk.org/information-and-advice/conditions-and-symptoms/33-anaphylaxis-and-severe-allergic-reaction

www.anaphylaxis.org.uk

 

Epilepsy.

https://www.epilepsy.org.uk/info/children-young-adults/young-people

https://kidshealth.org/en/teens/epilepsy.html

 

Mental Health.

https://youngminds.org.uk/

www.kooth.com

www.stem4.org.uk

 

Dentists.

https://www.dentalhealth.org/teens-teeth

https://kidshealth.org/en/teens/teeth.html


 

 

 


Letter to selected pupils - U16’s Middlesex FA Tournament

10th January 2024

Dear Parents/ Carers,

U16’s Middlesex FA Tournament

Your child has been chosen to attend the U16’s Football Event on Wednesday 17th 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 lunch on time. On the day your child should come into school in their PE kit with shin pads.

If you have any questions just let me know.

Kind regards,
Mr. Anstee
PE Faculty Lead


Letter to 7SR and 8CS - Dance Lessons

10th January 2024

Dear Parents/Carers,

Dance lessons

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 take part.

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

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

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

Thank you for your support,

Yours sincerely,
Miss Kalia
Dance Lead


Letter to 7HA and 7SR - Food Technology - Spring - Year 7 

January 2024

Dear Parent/Carer,

In Food Technology in Year 7, the students will continue to focus on health and safety while working on their cooking skills. This term students will be making:

  • Fairy Cakes
  • Quick Bap Pizzas
  • Vegetable Pasties
  • Festival Project

We will also provide a suitable container for the food that they have made to be taken home in.

If you wish for your child to take the products that he/she prepares, the amount required for all practical lessons will be £7.50 using your Parent Pay account.

If you require any assistance with your Parent Pay account, please contact the school reception for support.

Thank you in advance. 

Mr G. Millard
Food Technology Department


Letter to 9MK - Food Technology - Spring - YEAR 9 

January 2024

Dear Parent/Carer

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

  • Cauliflower Cheese
  • Shortbread
  • Chili Con Carne
  • Tomato Pasta Bake

Students will also taste and evaluate a range of foods. We will also provide a suitable container for the food that they have made to be taken home in.

If you wish for your child to take the products that he/she prepares, the amount required for all practical lessons will be £7.50 using your Parent Pay account.

If you require any assistance with your Parent Pay account, please contact the school reception for support.

Thank you in advance.

Mrs P. Shukla
Food Technology Department


Letter to Year 10 - Food Technology - Spring 

January 2024

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 for your child to take home the products that he/she prepares, the amount required for the practical and taste-testing lessons will be £10.00 for each Term.

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

Thank you in advance. 

Miss C. Lepage
Food Technology Department

 

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


Letter to Year 11 - Food Technology - Spring

January 2024

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 for your child to take home the products that he/she prepares, the amount required for the practical and taste-testing lessons will be £10.00 for each Term.

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

Thank you in advance. 

Mrs P. Shukla
Food Technology Department

 

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


Letter to Year 14 - Food Technology - Spring 

January 2024

Dear Parent/Carer,

In Food Technology this year, pupils will be building on their independent cooking skills. They will be taking part in theory as well as various practical lessons with the opportunity to learn new skills and further develop their confidence towards everyday cooking

 

If you wish for your child to take home the products that he/she prepares, the amount required for the practical lessons will be £10.00 for the term.

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

Thank you in advance. 

Food Technology Department

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


Letter to 6TH FORM OPTION GROUPS A - B - Food Technology - Spring

January 2024

Dear Parent/Carer,

In Food Technology this year, pupils will be building on their independent cooking skills. They will be taking part in theory as well as practical lessons with the opportunity to learn new skills and further develop their confidence towards everyday cooking

If you wish for your child to take home the products that he/she prepares, the amount required for the practical lessons will be £10.00 for each term.

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

Thank you in advance. 
Food Technology Department

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