Life at Meath

Play

Play is actively developed to encourage social interaction skills via playtimes, after school clubs and residential activities. Learning through play is a successful teaching style in some classrooms.

Keeping Safe

Meath School is committed to providing a safe and secure environment. The school has also achieved the “Healthy Schools Award”.

Find out more about Keeping Safe

The Meath Community

Our pupils, our staff, our consultants, our parents and carers—together we all make up the Meath Community.

Find out more about The Meath Community

After school care

For pupils participating in the residential programme at Meath School, we are committed to providing a safe, nurturing environment that allows them to thrive. That’s why Ofsted has regularly recognised Meath School’s residential provision as ‘outstanding’ across all areas.

Find out more about After school care

Meath School Blog

31 Jul 2017

Larisa Strickland is a governor at I CAN’s Meath School and is also a parent of a pupil, Matthew (8). She recently observed a Forest School session in action. We explore with her the importance of constructive outdoor play and how it has affected Matthew’s learning and development. Tell us about Matthew. “Matthew started at the Meath School when he ...

 


31 Jul 2017

We are delighted to announce that BBC Children in Need has awarded us a grant of £36,700 over three years. The grant funded a summer holiday club for I CAN’s Meath School in Ottershaw, Surrey. I CAN’s ‘Holiday Club’ offers our pupils the opportunity to develop their confidence, independence, and social skills through a planned programme of activities in a ...

 


26 Jul 2017

Assistant Head Teacher of I CAN’s Meath School, Sarah Billingham, writes about the support we provide our pupils as they become ‘secondary ready’.  The transition to secondary school is a big step in the lives of all children. It is a bittersweet time as we look back on progress and prepare to say goodbye.  All of the children at I ...

 


30 Jun 2017

In order to successfully cope with everyday situations we use many skills. Often without thinking about it we self-regulate by monitoring and managing our sensory, emotional and social needs. We might talk to someone if we are feeling worried, have a cup of tea if we are feeling tired or count to ten if we are feeling angry. When these ...

 


01 Jun 2017

To mark Volunteers’ Week, an annual celebration of the fantastic contribution millions of volunteers make across the UK, Rosie Fishlock shares how taking part in a work placement over the past seven months has potentially changed her career path. After approaching I CAN’s Meath School in 2015, Rosie, a psychology student from Cardiff University, joined the school last September.  “To complement my ...