Information for Parents & Carers

Parents Notice Board

School Photos - November 2021

A photographer will be coming into school on Thursday 18th November 2021, to take individual photos of children?  An email has been sent to all parents regarding this.

As usual, brothers and sisters are invited to attend to have their photos taken with their siblings.  If you would like to take advantage of this opportunity, please notify the school beforehand and bring them along at about 9.00 a.m., please be aware that there may be a short waiting time before photos are taken.  Thankyou.


24th March 2020

Letter from Clare Kershaw - Director, Education

A new helpline has been set up to answer questions about COVID-19 related to Education, Staff, Parents and young people.

Phone: 0800 046 8687


Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday)

The DFE also states that no school should close in response to a suspected or confirmed COVID-19 case unless directed to do so by Public Health England.

ACL Family Learning 

Click here for information on free courses/sessions 

POET - Personal Evaluation Outcome Tool

HAVE YOUR SAY...Share your experiences of SEN and EHCP support and help improve services in Essex.

• Do you receive Special Educational Needs (SEN) support for a special educational need or disability?

• Do you have an Education Health and Care Plan (EHCP)?

• Are you a parent, carer or practitioner with children or  young people who have   an EHCP or SEN support?

If the answer is YES, we’d love to hear your thoughts through the POET survey!  It takes just ten minutes to complete.

Click below to see the poster

POET Poster

and click HERE to visit the site

Essex Family Forum

We are a group of parents and carers of children and young people with disabilities and additional needs aged 0-25 who are passionate about empowering parents and influencing the decisions that affect our families. For more details, including membership (which is FREE), please click below for the flyer.

Essex Family Forum Flyer

Would you like to have your say?...

Action for Children are inviting Essex children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities to take part in ‘Have your Say’ a survey where they can answer one, two or three questions about their experiences and leave a review via a ‘smiley face score’ from 1 to 4, or a written comment to tell us about a club or activity.   

Click HERE for the link to the survey.

Giving Machine

It’s so easy to generate free cash donations for us just by shopping online via TheGivingMachine. Please click below for the flyer.

Giving Machine Flyer

Please see attached flyer about the ENRICH Project with guest speaker Javed Moore

ENRICH Project with guest Speaker Javed Moore

Essex Child and Family Wellbeing Service Workshops

Please see the links below for information:

Parent Workshops 5-19yrs Chelmsford - February 20 until June 20

Meeting for New Parents & Carers

Friday 1st July 2022 - 9.45 a.m. - Thriftwood School

The meeting on Friday 1st July is an opportunity to meet with key staff, find out in detail how the school works and how we can work together to support your child.  This meeting is for parents only.

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