COVID-19 Visitor Guidelines

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.

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Welcome to Thriftwood School

Headteacher -- Mrs Georgina Pryke - School & College



Letter from the Headteacher...

Welcome to the Thriftwood School website.   Thriftwood is part of the SEAX Multi-Academy Trust
and is situated in Galleywood.

We are a day school catering for children and young people aged 7 to 13 years who have moderate learning difficulties - including multiple and complex needs - such as autism, speech, language and social communication difficulties.

We offer a tailored curriculum that focuses on key skills, whilst also providing a broad and engaging knowledge base.  Promoting independence and personal and social skills are fundamental to every lesson.

We strongly believe in creating a culture of achievement and recognition, in which pupils want to participate, developing responsibility, tolerance and respect for others.  We are inclusive and strive to work together to help our pupils reach their full potential.  Our dedicated staff work hard to gain detailed knowledge of each pupil, to promote their strengths by nurturing and supporting progress so that everyone can develop confidence and build positive self-esteem.

We are keen to work closely in partnership with both parents and other agencies to build up a trusting relationship and provide a consistent approach supporting each child’s welfare.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 



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COVID19 Key information and Visitor Guidelines

Active Essex have been busy behind the scenes supporting Essex via the Essex Welfare Service, local community hubs and also encouraging residents to look after their mental health and general wellbeing whilst staying safe at home. Please click HERE to access a number of useful local and countywide contacts…

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‘The spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of the pupils is excellent.’

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