Wider community links
Meadowfield School values it place within the local community. Pupils throughout the school access community facilities including local parks, leisure centres and shops. As the pupils progress through the school the links with the community strengthen to enable the pupils to develop confidence to contribute to and be a part of their local community through enrichment visits, project work, sporting links and work experience.
The School Council is active in organising fund raising activities and events to support a range of local, national and international charities, and disaster relief appeals. For example: Demelza House Children’s Hospice, Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital, British Heart Foundation, Comic Relief, Sport Relief, Children in Need and Jeans for Genes.
The 6th Form have developed a range of Community links which aid the transition of our young people onto worthwhile activities and occupations when they leave the school. These include regular weekly vocational sessions at Canterbury and Mid Kent College. We also have transitional opportunities at Hadlow College at Canterbury Sheppey College, Sittingbourne Skillnet, The John Graham Centre, The Crawford Centre, Elham Valley Vineyard, Kent Mencap and the Kent Autistic Trust.
We actively encourage all students to undertake a period of Work Experience which is tailored to meet their individual needs. Each student will complete a day a week placement over a 6 week period, which can be extended if it helps the student to grow and progress.
Work Experience Providers:
Morrison’s Bodylines Nail Bar
ASDA Pine Lodge Nursing Home
Sainsbury’s Beaux Aires Kennels
COOP John Graham Centre
Whiteleaf Animal Centre Active Play Nursery
Age UK Danley Marshes Riding Centre
The Oaks Primary School Kitchen Watling Tyres
Canterbury College Student Café West Faversham Community Centre Cafe
Swallows Leisure Centre Meadowfield Site Team
Whitstable Bowling Swallows Leisure Centre
Gillingham Ice Rink Capstone Ski Centre
Whitstable Shoreline Management Whiteleaf Animal Centre
Skillnet Morrison’s Regional Distribution Centre
Waitrose East Kent Education & Business Partnership
Faversham Day Opportunity Centre Blossoms Community Care
Kent Supported Employment Adult Learning Disability Team (Social Services)
Mencap Monks Hill Farm
Tuck by Truck Spadework
Kent Autistic Trust