Please click here to read the detailed information letter regarding reopening in June
Please click here to read infomation on home learning
We as SECAT fully appreciate that not all parents are content with the government’s guidance on the planned reopening of schools.
Every avenue has been explored and will continue to be explored to accommodate within the safety guidelines, as many pupils in the order of the priority groups that the DfE guidance has laid down.
We will continue to review the situation as further guidance is given by the DfE and government, the final of which is not due until 28th May, during half term.
However, at this point and with all social distancing, safety, health and well-being measures in place and keeping children within their ‘bubbles’ to minimise chances of contact with anyone who has symptoms of or actually has, Coronavirus, the priority year groups will be accommodated in the order that we are asked to do so.
Whilst we recognise that this will not suit all parents – like I am sure it isn’t in the other primary/junior schools across Southend who are also in a similar position and cannot currently offer Year 6 pupils provision.
At this point and until we see the numbers of children that Richmond Avenue Primary and Nursery School will have on site during the phased return, the position will not change. When we review the situation we will then implement the next year groups in the priority order – from the youngest to the oldest.
The staff and leaders at Richmond are working tirelessly to implement the guidance as changes are introduced. They are not in a position to be able to respond to every individual communication unless of course, it relates to an emergency at this point.
With very best wishes for the half term.
Ruth Brock Sue Rollason
Chief Executive Officer on behalf of The Trust Board
Click on the 'Children' Tab then select your child's phase / year group to find their tasks for the week.
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The school is currently working to prepare for the possible re-opening of the school for more pupils in June. To see the guidance that the school is following to do this, please go to the government website: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-implementing-protective-measures-in-education-and-childcare-settings/coronavirus-covid-19-implementing-protective-measures-in-education-and-childcare-settings
Could your child and the school be missing out on vital additional funding during this already difficult time?
Due to the current climate and probability that some households may have unfortunately lost their income or be on a considerably reduced income, we thought it was a good time to check if your child may now qualify for FSM. If you are in receipt of any of the benefits listed you may be eligible to help with the cost of food for your child, while the school is closed through free school meal vouchers. The school would receive additional funding for your child to provide extra support and resources and help with the cost of food
Click here to read the letter and check
Go to the children's tab and click on your phase / year group for new home learning ideas.
To help children understand the coronavirus, click here to read and share a children's guide to the virus
For todays challenges, head to the 'Daily Challenge' page of this website
For a TTRockstars Battle: Login to https://ttrockstars.com/ and have fun taking part
If you need ideas for supporting a child with additional needs at home, click here for a support pack
For details on Britannica Learning at home click here
Scroll to the bottom of this page and click on the links for each phase for more ideas to support learning at home.
If you or your child has any questions about their work, please email:
Welcome to the Richmond Avenue Primary School and Nursery website.
At Richmond, we want to provide a purposeful, well-balanced curriculum in an interesting environment, which stimulates learning, encouraging reflective children to have the independence and self-confidence to live and learn, now and in the future.
Our aim is to create a rich learning environment, enabling every pupil to fulfil his or her potential.
We are committed to the highest possible educational standards, with a matching concern for the personal growth and development of each pupil.
If your child has a temperature of 37.8 or over or develops what appears to be a 'new' cough then they will need to isolate for FOURTEEN days along with ALL MEMBERS OF THEIR HOUSEHOLD.
This obviously means not coming into school. Please follow this advice clearly rather than phoning the school to ask our opinion as this is advice which has been given by the Prime Minister himself. The only reason you would need to phone the school would be to inform us of your families initial isolation.