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Welcome to the website of Giffards Primary School.

PLEASE NOTE AT PRESENT GIFFARDS PRIMARY SCHOOL IS CLOSED TO ALL CHILDREN APART FROM THOSE OF KEY WORKERS, CHILDREN WITH EHCP OR SOCIAL WORKER ALLOCATED WHO CANNOT ACCESS SUITABLE CHILDCARE. FROM 8TH JUNE WE WILL BE OPEN FOR YEAR 1 CHILDREN TOO. 

Please see below for information that has been sent out as well so far from us as well as guidance from Public Health England and the DfE for your information. This information will be updated as the situation changes so please re visit regularly.  We also have a dedicated Corona virus page, please check that out too. Our wish is for everyone to remain safe and well, if we all follow the guidance being given out this is far likely so we urge you to do so at all times. We applaud all of our key workers and thank you all for your hard work and dedication.

Many thanks from

Everyone at Giffards

 The safety of our children and all the staff is our highest priority. We have followed government guidance, putting in place many safety measures as per our detailed risk assessments to ensure that the school is safe for some children to return. 
The health and safety of our Giffards community will always be our priority and to this end we will be accepting more key worker and vulnerable children from Wednesday 3rd June and then Year 1 children from Monday 8th June. If you are in one of the groups of families we are accepting and require a place for your child but have not yet let us know please contact us as a matter of urgency. 

How to practice digital safety during COVID 19

Link to latest Government advice around actions for educational settings to prepare for wider re-opening of schools from June 1st. 

Information from Thurrock to help support you and your family: Support Line and  Support Pack

Latest information from the Government for Parents/Carers – 24.04.20

Online Safety Support Letter

Newsletter from Essex Police

Road Safety Resources

Looking after our Feelings and Body leaflet   and link to DfE Supporting Children and Young People latest guidance

Poster from St Lukes Hospice with information for people who have sadly lost loved ones during this pandemic

List of free resources for home educating published by the DfE

FSM Vouchers – FAQ to explain the process to parents

Children’s Guide to Corona Virus and Thurrock Well-Being Support Pack

Letter re Home Working

Opening over Easter for Key Workers and Children eligible to attend school

Update 01.04.20 due to Government revision of advice.

Easy read guidance over Shielding from Public Health England

Link to Guidance on Social Distancing for your information

Confirmation over arrangements with effect from Monday 23rd March for children of key workers or who have EHCP or social worker involvement. 

Corona Virus update – 20.03.20 from Government please click here

Letter sent out updated 19.03.20 around work packs and updates so far

Confirmation over Key Worker definition 

Please see below for our up to date news.

Parents and teachers at Giffards Primary School want children to be happy and learn lots of new skills. We believe that these two things can be achieved in an environment where children and adults respect each other, regardless of age, gender or position. We want children to be kind, careful and considerate, friendly and polite, helpful, sensible, honest, hard working and respectful of other people’s opinions, beliefs and property. Children at Giffards are happy and remain at the heart of everything we do.

An important element in a child’s education is the link between home and school. Children learn best when home and school work together so that we can achieve the very best for our children. Please ensure that children attend school every day, are punctual and wearing school uniform. Click to see our prospectus and an explanation of the curriculum that we follow.

All of our key policies are available on the policies page of our website.  Contact us if you have any queries or questions or wish to report your child’s absence.

As part of our commitment to improving education for our pupils and pupils locally we work closely with other schools, even though a standalone Academy, and are part of the Dilkes Primary Academy Teaching Alliance.

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Tour Dates for Parent of children starting school in September 2020

We hold small tours for parents who are interested in their children coming to our school who are due to start in September 2021. The dates are being confirmed soon so please keep your eye out.

 

Please contact the school on 01375 672138 or admin@giffardsprimary.thurrock.sch.uk to book on one so you can see our delightful school for yourself. We look forward to meeting you.

Latest newsletter

We hope you find out latest newsletter interesting and informative. Please, as always, do contact us if you have any queries

Latest Ofsted report

Please click on the link to view the Ofsted report that was sent home for the inspection that was carried out on 7th March 2017. Brilliant report, a big thank you to all the staff, pupils and governors for their hard work.

 

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