Upcoming Events and Courses
Please scroll down to read about upcoming events and courses which may be of interest to parents and families. We do not specifically endorse any of the non-Meadow events, we are just passing on information which may be useful and/or of interest to Meadow families. Some of the events and courses are at Meadow High School, but some are run by external providers, so please ensure you read the information carefully.
ParentPay - Help with Account Set Up Sessions
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.
A letter has come home this week with your activation details.
We will be holding drop in sessions in the Library for parents who would like help with setting up their accounts, or would like to discuss further, on:
Tuesday 28th January 10.30am - 12.00pm
Thursday 30th January 2.00pm - 4.30pm
Please be aware that parking during the day is limited, particularly between 2.30pm and 3.15pm, so if you can travel to school by other means we would be grateful.
Parent / Carer Information Sessions:
Vision & Aims; Curriculum; Data and Evidence; Pathways to Success
Thursday 27th February 11am-12pm
Thursday 5th March 1.30pm-2.30pm
Thursday 12th March 6pm-7pm
You are invited to join us for tea, coffee and biscuits and an opportunity to hear about changes and developments here at Meadow. Each of the sessions will include the same information (so you don't need to attend more than one!). Please be aware that parking during the day is limited on site and if you can travel to school by other means we would be grateful. The evening session will have far more parking available.
I look forward to seeing you if you are able to attend.
Mrs J Rigby—Headteacher
Meadow High School ASD Support Group
Support for Parents and Carers of children with
Autism Spectrum Disorder
I am writing to advise parents and carers of our students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) that we have an ASD support group in school. This academic year the group will be meeting once a month on a Wednesday from 11.15 am until 12.15 am. After Christmas, the time will change to 10am.
The aim of the group is to provide parents and carers with the opportunity to get to know one another, share experiences, strategies and receive support from each other. I will also be available to provide information and guidance on different aspects of autism and offer advice on managing autism within the family.
If you would like to join us, I will meet you in our reception area and take you to our meeting place, where refreshments will also be served. Please see below the dates of our planned meetings for this year:
Dates for 2019/2020:
Wednesday 16th October, 2019
Wednesday 20th November, 2019
Wednesday 18th December, 2019
Wednesday 15th January, 2020
Wednesday 12th February, 2020
Wednesday 18th March, 2020
Wednesday 22nd April, 2020
Wednesday 20th May, 2020
Wednesday 17th June, 2020 * this date has been changed
Wednesday 15th July, 2020
We warmly welcome new parents/carers to join our group as existing members have greatly benefited by sharing their ideas and experiences with each other.
We look forward to seeing you.
Mrs. T Watson
Lead Teacher Autism
New dates for this year below !
The local Dyspraxia Foundation Group hold coffee mornings on some Thursdays at Meadow High School. They have provided the following dates for forthcoming meetings:
Venue: Meadow High School Library
19 September 2019
14 November 2019
16 January 2020
19 March 2020
14 May 2020
18 June 2020
Meetings organiser, Emma, says:
At the dyspraxia coffee mornings we talk in confidence with in the 4 walls. What's said stays within those walls unless you are happy for me to share or talk over any problems with either the Civic Centre , SENDIASS, etc .
It's a small group that offer advice and a listening ear where possible. Somewhere to let of steam without being judged. It sometimes opens up friendships, builds confidence for adults alike. The group is open to everyone that has, or knows some one that has, dysprixia - adults or children.
You don't have to have an official diagnosis either. You can come along if you just want to find out more about Dyspraxia, or maybe someone you know is waiting for a formal diagnosis.
We also offer fact sheets , information on dysprixia and information on social activities for families ie turtles swimming club , DASH youth centre on a Sunday .
For more information about Dyspraxia, visit the website: http://dyspraxiafoundation.org.uk