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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Safeguarding our students is a priority at Thriftwood. Our policies and practices ensure that our students are monitored effectively and are able to develop in a safe and supportive environment.
At Thriftwood, we follow Essex Guidelines for Child Protection (SET), found at Essex Safeguarding Children Board.
All volunteers and visitors should be aware of our procedures for safeguarding children. Our policies include:
At Thriftwood School: Child Protection(1), Safeguarding & PREVENT Facilitator - Claudia Childs, Deputy Headteacher - School, email: email@example.com
At Thriftwood College: Child Protection(1), Safeguarding & PREVENT Facilitator - Lisa Walker, Assistant Headteacher - College, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Child Protection (2) - Janine Cavey, Home School Liaison - College, email: email@example.com
Child Protection (2) - Mina Hussain, Home School Liaison - School, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Governor for Safeguarding - Sally Lockyer, email: email@example.com
Should you have any queries about Safeguarding at Thriftwood, please contact any of the above.
Education against Hate - Please follow the link to a new, interactive website created by HM Government, The Home Office and DfE to support parents, teachers and school when education againist radicalisation and extremism. Please click HERE
Thriftwood Supports CEOP: The Thinkuknow website www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents contains lots of information, advice and guidance to educate children and young people in order to keep the whole family safe on the internet. We recommend you follow the link above and discuss the content with your family. If you wish to report online bullying or abuse, please click the following link to CEOP: http://www.ceop.police.uk/safety-centre/
A range of policies can be found on our Policies Tab, including those relating to safeguarding.