Christmas 2020 shoebox appeal
Springfield School is currently advertising for a class teacher to start in January 2021. Please see the vacancies page for further information. Closing date for applications is Friday 6th November.
Autumn days when the grass is dewy…..
As we move into October it has been wonderful to see how students and staff have settled back into the Autumn term, within their class bubbles. The lovely sunny days have afforded many opportunities to be outside, and Jackie Robinson, our outdoor education specialist has led many interesting activities in the school grounds taking advantage of the weather. There have been scavenger hunts, tree identification quizzes, as well as fires lit, and a great den built by Class NG.
Thanks, everyone for the enthusiasm shown, and the team building skills developed.
It is time to look out those warm coats, hats and scarves!
Teaching assistant vacancy at The Meadows
We are currently seeking a full time (32.5 hours per week) teaching assistant to work at The Meadows. Further information can be found under the Staff tab / Vacancies. Closing date for applications is Monday 28th September 2020.
Autumn Term 2020
Welcome back to school everyone!!
It is great to see both students and staff return to school this week, as once again we begin a new academic year. Of course this has been an unprecedented time for schools, and challenging for everyone, whatever their personal circumstances.
Nevertheless it is wonderful to see everyone back in the school building and working together to adapt to the COVID secure, health and safety rules that are in place. Thanks to parents and carers who have worked with school staff to ensure such a smooth return to school.
Let us all hope that we can keep safe and well, so that we are able to achieve high standards of education as we seek to make up for lost time, while enjoying school life and the company of our friends.
To those students who were being entered for GCSE's this summer please note that school will be open on Thursday 20th August between 11am and 12noon should you wish to collect your results in person. If you are unable to attend, your results will be posted home to you.
GCSE Results Day - Thursday 20th August 2020
For those students who are expecting GCSE results on Thursday 20th August we are hoping to be able to open for a hour in the morning for students and their families to pop along to school to collect their results in person should they so wish, as we have done in previous years. For those students this affects, we will send a text message out nearer the time with further details.
Best wishes, Rachel (Exams Officer)
School re-opens Wednesday 2nd September 2020
We look forward to welcoming students back to school on Wednesday 2nd September. All up to date information can be found on this website under the Information / Returning to school page. Any updates over the summer holidays regarding the return to school will be sent via the usual methods to texts to parents/carers and information on the school website.
We wish you all a happy, healthy and safe holiday whatever you are doing, and we look foward to seeing everyone back in school in September.
With best wishes from all The Meadows School family.
RETURNING TO SCHOOL UPDATE - 8th June
Important letter for parents and carers, along with further information on returning to school is now on the school website. PLEASE READ AS A MATTER OF URGENCY.
VE Day 75th Anniversary Celebrations from the School Community
Have you spotted The Meadows Rainbow?
Anyone passing on Springfield Road may have seen our tribute to NHS Staff and all Key Workers as staff and students have made a giant rainbow to show their support and appreciation at this challenging time.
We are looking forward to the end of the rainbow and hoping for a little bit of magic. We are not seeking the pot of gold on this occasion;we are simply looking forward to seeing all our friends and family again, and even our teachers, and being able to do those ordinary things which have now become so precious.
To see a rainbow, you need to look up, and turn your head to the sky. That's the clue; if you are passing The Meadows School, look up!
Stay Safe Everyone
VE Day Celebrations at home Friday 8th May
Meadows VE Day Home Party Celebrations
On Friday 8th May The Meadows would like to remember the 75 years since the the end of WW2 by celebrating with home parties since we had planned to have a party in school but this is not possible to do at the moment due to lock down. We can do this by making Union Jack Flags or bunting, cooking or eating war time food and recipes using rationed or home grown foods available at the time. Bake a WW2 cake. Drink water or apple juice or make other non alcholic drinks available at the time. Sing popular WW2 songs such as We'll meet again, White Cliffs of Dover etc. Learn how to ,Jitterbug, or do 'The Lambeth Walk' as part of your fitness routine. At the party you could also wear union Jack coloured clothes i.e. red, white and blue or clothes that would have been worn at the time if these are accessible. If the weather is good you could have a picnic party outside. We would love to see any photos or videos of your at home celebrations - and if you are happy for us to share them we could add them to the school website.
We'll Meet Again , sung by Vera Lynn, and quoted by Her Majesty The Queen
What strange times we are living in, with such glorious Spring sunshine,and all the flowers and blossom out, and the World facing this pandemic.
So much has changed in our society and indeed throughout the World.
While there is so much sadness, there is also a great amount of goodwill, as people pull together, to help each other.
I hope that everyone is Staying Safe, and following government guidelines.
School staff have prepared work for students, and are keeping in touch with families, and it is our fervent hope that our school community will soon be back together as we know it.
In the meantime perhaps you could be listening to Dame Vera Lynn sing her famous song from World War 2, 'We'll Meet Again', which reminds everyone that though we are parted now, from our usual routines, families and friends, we will soon be back together once more.. Her Majesty The Queen who lived through the Second World War has asked us all to stay strong and be resilient.
Perhaps you could be searching for other songs which provide Inspiration, and make yourself a playlist, ready to share when we get back to school.
In the meantime Stay Safe and show compassion to others.
Happy Easter everyone!! Enjoy those chocolate eggs, and don't let them melt in the sunshine!
Food vouchers for free school meal pupils
If your child usually receives Free School Meals you will now be receiving weekly vouchers to help pay for food at the supermarket. Please click on the Information page, and select School meals for further details.