Thriftwood School & College are asking for the support and understanding of our visitors in helping us minimise the risk of COVID-19.
Thriftwood continues to take guidance from Public Health England. Taking this into account, we are now limiting access to the site to essential visitors only.
If your visit to Thriftwood is an essential one, we would nevertheless ask that you refrain from visiting if:
Along with all members of the Thriftwood community, any visitors to the School or College should wash their hands with soap and water before leaving home and once they arrive on site. Gel hand sanitiser will also be available on arrival and throughout your visit. You will need to wear a face covering throughout your visit to our school.
For the avoidance of potential embarrassment, we would also like to advise you that Thriftwood is currently operating a ‘no handshake’ policy for all members of its community.
We apologise for not being able to give you our usual warm welcome, but we must take the current situation very seriously and look after the welfare of our pupils and staff.
If you have any questions, please contact the member of staff you were due to visit.
Please click HERE to visit the news page for more information.
9th June 2020 - Update from Clare Kershaw - Director, Education
Reasonable Endeavours: -
Please find below a transition booklet and a link to a virtual tour of the College.
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
· Email: DfE.email@example.com
· 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.
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 HERE to see the poster
and click HERE to visit the site
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 HERE for the flyer.
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.
Please click HERE for the flyer
Please see attached flyer about the ENRICH Project with guest speaker Javed Moore