Y11 Next Steps 2021
We would like to this opportunity to congratulate students on completing their final assessments. The positive attitudes and resilience shown by this year group has been so impressive. Now assessments are complete, we have information about important next steps.
Record of Achievement – Thursday 24th June
We are looking forward to celebrating the success of this year group on Thursday 24th June at our annual Record of Achievement event. Students should return to school via their usual entrance and be in their form rooms for a 3:00pm start. The dress code is “dressed to impress” (e.g. jeans and smart shirt/top). Students should take a lateral flow test on the morning of this event to reduce the chance of COVID-19 transmission. If additional Lateral Flow Test Kits are required, these can be obtained from the main school reception. Results should be reported in the normal manner using the link on the school website home page news.
Professional photographers from Arts Photography will set up a professional studio and their Deluxe Mounted Prints (9x6" in 12x82 Mount) will be available for £10 each or 3 for £20. If you would like your child to have these taken please ensure they have cash available to pay for these on the night.
GCSE Results Day – Thursday 12th August
GCSE results will be available on Thursday 12th August. Further details about the arrangements for this will be sent nearer the time. On this day, support will be available from senior teachers and the school’s career team.
Free School Meals
For those students who qualify for Free School Meals, a weekly hamper can be collected each Friday until Friday 2nd July. This must be collected from the main school reception and it must be ordered using the following link – https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=Rte7afRdqESV7ADA2E6vP8hiM26zp7NFkenhjxbkc2FURDkwNlRDSklYUENTRFlCUDRLNElHNjBCWS4u
This must be completed by 11:00am on Wednesday 9th June. If you have any questions about this please email Kevin Elliott at firstname.lastname@example.org
Preparing For Your Future
After a well-earned rest, students should take the opportunity of the earlier than usual finish to summer assessments to complete activities that will set them up for the future. We strongly recommend students complete these courses from the Youth Employment Trust: Preparing For Your Future - Free Online Course - Youth Employment UK.
We also have a wide range of resources on our website to support students and parents/carers with career exploration and options beyond school: Careers - Meadowhead School. You can also contact the Careers Team at school with any queries by emailing email@example.com.
Preparation for Courses in September – Meadowhead Sixth Form and other providers
Meadowhead Sixth Form’s programme of transition events begins on 21st June with transition work available on the school website. Applicants holding an offer will then be invited to the transition event on 5th and 6th July. These days will see students invited into school to enjoy a genuine Sixth Form experience and a taste of their chosen subjects. In addition, on the 30th June the Sixth Form team are holding a virtual ‘Aiming High’ event for students who are intending to apply for competitive university courses. Finally on the 14th July, the programme will conclude with a virtual Q&A session for students and parents. Further details about all these events will also be sent directly to applicants. Please use firstname.lastname@example.org for any communications with the Sixth Form.
For students not attending Meadowhead Sixth Form, other providers may also ask you to complete tasks and projects or attend transition events. Students should take every opportunity to ensure a smooth start to the next stage in their education. If you have not yet completed an interview with your provider, it is important that you do so. If you need support to set this up or if you would rather join your phone or video interview from school, please contact the Careers Team.
We have a strong tradition at Meadowhead of former students (or “alumni”) returning to the school to offer younger students further support and advice. If you are leaving Meadowhead this year, you can join our Meadowhead leavers’ network to stay in touch with former students and teachers, receive volunteering opportunities to enhance your CV and be invited back to school events. Sign up here: https://networks.futurefirst.org.uk/signup/meadowhead
Finally, we want to thank families of this year group for all their support for the school during their child’s studies. This has been especially valuable during periods of remote teaching and when managing the significant changes to GCSE assessments. Please do not hesitate to get in touch with the school if we can provide further support.
Assistant Headteacher – Student Development