Please read this open letter from:
Cllr David Finch, Leader Essex County Council
Cllr Ray Gooding, Cabinet Member for Education
Clare Kershaw, Essex County Council’s Director of Education
Dr Mike Gogarty, Essex County Council’s Director of Wellbeing, Public Health and Communities
This Friday will be the first Rainbow Friday of this academic year! On the last Friday of every month, children can come to school wearing something colourful with their school uniform like bright socks or multicoloured hairbands. They try to eat a rainbow of food during the day and Headteacher’s Awards are presented in our remote, whole school assembly to children modelling our rainbow values.
We are looking forward to fully opening school on Thursday and have put lots of arrangements in place to make this possible. If everyone works together and follows these simple rules, we are confident things will run smoothly.
Detailed letters and documents can be found on the Other Letters page, but here is the summary information.
|Year||Arrival Time||Departure Time||Gate / Door|
|R||induction||Playground & Outdoor Area Gate|
|1||8.50am||3.10pm||Playground & Classroom Door|
|2||8.50am||3.10pm||Staff Car Park & Garden Gate|
|3||8.45am||3.15pm||Side Gate & Quad Door|
|4||8.45am||3.15pm||Middle Gate & LH Door|
|5||8.30am||3.00pm||Middle Gate & Main Entrance|
|6||8.30am||3.00pm||Staff Car Park -> Back Playground Classroom Door|
Arrival - come punctually at the allotted time and not before. Children to walk straight through door into class. Parents & carers to leave swiftly. When passing others at the gates, keep to the left. All adults to wear face coverings as physical distancing will be difficult to maintain.
Belongings - bring as little as possible: water bottle, reading book/diary & coat. Upper school children can bring packed lunch, including a snack, and carry these items in a school bag / rucksack.
Departure - parents & carers wait in the playground or grass area outside their child's door at the allotted time. Upper school children will walk out to meet you. Lower school children will exit one at a time when the teacher recognises you.
Communication - continue to email or write a note to your child's teacher and email or phone our school office.
PE - children will wear their school PE kit to school on PE days with a tracksuit or similar over the top. (This information will be sent home next week.)
We said goodbye to Year 6 on Wednesday. Not the usual shirt-signing, BBQ extravaganza, but a morning of pitch n putt (thanks to Mr Harrington), followed by a visit from Nicky’s Soft Ices . . . . . and lots of happy faces!
It’s the last month of the school year and we are so proud of our pupils who have shown positivity and determination while they have been at home.