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Please use this page to read copies of letters that are sent home over the year, just click on the links below to open the letter you want to read.

For the most recent letters home regarding Covid-19, please see the Covid-19 information section of the website 

For the latest letters / Newsletters, please click on the links at the bottom of this page. 

At the start of the Autumn term, there are newsletters coming out weekly with different updates and information that are key for you to know as parents / carers. Paper copies are also coming home each Friday in your children book bags. 

Summer Term 

Thank you all for your support of the school this last term. It has been lovely to see parents and carers back in and around the school again and more community events and activities taking place. Wishing you all a happy, healthy and restful holiday. 

Now that the summer term has begun, we have more sporting events planned as well as trips and visits for different year groups. Keep an eye out below on the weekly news to see what the children get up to! 

 

Coronavirus: 

Covid Advice from April 1st: 

  • adults with the symptoms of a respiratory infection, and who have a high temperature or feel unwell, should try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people until they feel well enough to resume normal activities and they no longer have a high temperature
  • children and young people who are unwell and have a high temperature should stay at home and avoid contact with other people. They can go back to school, college or childcare when they no longer have a high temperature, and they are well enough to attend
  • adults with a positive COVID-19 test result should try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people for 5 days, which is when they are most infectious. For children and young people aged 18 and under, the advice will be 3 days

The population now has much stronger protection against COVID-19 than at any other point in the pandemic. This means we can begin to manage the virus like other respiratory infections, thanks to the success of the vaccination programme and access to antivirals, alongside natural immunity and increased scientific and public understanding about how to manage risk.

 

Personal hygiene is the most important way we can tackle COVID-19, especially washing hands more; and the catch it, bin it, kill it strategy for those with coughs and sneezes.

Wash your hands more often for 20 seconds with soap and hot water.

In addition to handwashing before eating and after sneezing, you should also wash hands after using toilets and after travelling on public transport.

Germs can live on some surfaces for hours. To protect yourself and others:

  • Always carry tissues with you and use them to catch your cough or sneeze.
  • Bin the tissue, and to kill the germs, wash your hands with soap and water, or use a sanitiser gel.

This is the best way to slow the spread of almost any germs, including Coronavirus.

For further information, please visit:

gov.uk/coronavirus

 

Other news... SNOW Provision: 

In the event of disruption caused by heavy snow, the prime concern of the Trust is to always ensure the safety of the pupils and staff in our schools.

However, if the weather is not serious enough to close a school and the school remains open, the decision whether or not to send a pupil to school must be at the discretion of the parents.   However, the expectation is that pupils who live within walking distance should attend.

The Trust’s aim is for the schools to remain open in the event of snow.  

However, there are certain factors which may lead to any or all of our schools closing, such as whether: 

  • enough staff are able to journey to and from school safely in order to provide safe care for the children;
  • the severity of the weather conditions is such that it is unlikely that sufficient senior staff are able to get into school to open safely;
  • the school has sufficient heating, lighting and hot water to function appropriately;
  • the school can provide lunch for the children;
  • following an assessment of the site, the school grounds are considered safe for children, parents and staff;
  • external agencies, e.g. police, local government, motoring organisations, etc. are advising against school travel in our area. 

If any of our schools are to be closed we will declare this a ‘Snow Day’ and will send a communication (whichever way each school normally does) as soon as possible and normally by 7.30am on the day. The school/s will also notify parents via the website and school app as well as by the local radio stations’ announcements.

In the current pandemic, we have excellent remote learning provision already in place.     This will automatically be accessed by pupils who are normally in school at this time, but who are not able to because of the school closure or their parents/carers exercise their right to keep them at home.

We will update our website: www.richmond-avenue.co.uk   normally by 7:30am on the day to provide information to parents/carers to inform them whether the school will be open or closed in the event of a snow or school closure day. The school will also notify parents via the local radio announcements:  Heart FM / Essex Radio as soon as possible and normally by 7:30am. 

If you have any further questions or queries, please email: admin@richmond-pri.southend.sch.uk

Best Wishes,

Miss Moneypenny

 

 

School Year Information: 

To help prepare pupils for the new academic year, you have received letters and information on your child new class and teacher. 

Teachers working in each year group can be found on the 'Our Staff' page of this site