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Twice-Weekly Lateral Flow Tests For Covid-19 Available For Households,Childcare and Support Bubbles - See Link Below



You may have seen/heard on the news and in the press that households, childcare and support bubbles will now be eligible for twice-weekly home testing for covid-19.

You will be able to order a box of lateral flow tests to be delivered to your home (or they can be collected from a convenient location). Schools will not be holding any of these test packs, so please don't ask.

It is important to note that this scheme is NOT for primary pupils. The kits are for the remaining household, support or childcare bubble ADULTS ONLY.

Here is the link to the website with more information.

Additional Resources for home learning


BBC Live Lessons and BBC Bitesize Daily:

Starting on Monday 11 January, each week day on CBBC will see a three-hour block of primary school programming from 9am, including BBC Live Lessons and BBC Bitesize Daily, as well as other educational programming such as Our School and Celebrity Supply Teacher and much loved titles such as Horrible Histories, Art Ninja and Operation Ouch.

Bitesize Daily primary will also air every day on BBC Red Button as well as episodes being available on demand on BBC iPlayer.

For primary, BBC Bitesize online also has an expanded offer of structured lessons in Maths and English for all year groups which can be used at home.


PE with Joe sessions: 

These will be available on Joe Wicks’ official YouTube channel, ‘The Body Coach TV’, at 9am, going live on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. The first 2021 PE with Joe session is available on Monday, January 11th 2021. 

Each video will last 20 minutes and be streamed live. The sessions have been designed for the home, so no large, open spaces or equipment are needed to participate in the workout.



I see maths: for Yrs 3 & 4 and Yrs 5 & 6 

These are a series of short maths sessions, delivered by a teacher, enabling pupils to pause the session to do some calculating themselves, then the problems are worked through and answers are given. There are LOADS of these in all areas for maths for KS2 children. 


The Oak Academy:

This was set up by the Department for Education last lockdown, but has been updated and is FULL of lessons for home learning for ALL year groups. 

Guidance to parents/guardians as to when you should book a coronavirus test for your child

Essex County Council has asked us to share this website with you.
In response to the Coronavirus crisis, Essex Welfare Service has been set up to support the most vulnerable in our community.

Designed for people who are without the support of family, friends or neighbours we are co-ordinating requests and referrals for support and connecting them to volunteers who want to do their bit at this exceptional time of need.  


Thank you

Educational Psychology Service Parent Helpline


Do you have concerns about your child’s education or development that you would like to talk through with an Educational Psychologist (EP)?


Call our

Parent Helpline


01245 433293


Mondays and Wednesday 1pm – 5pm

(during term time)


What is the Parent helpline?

The helpline is for carers and parents of children and young people up to the age of 19 with concerns about their children’s education or development.



What will happen during a call?

You will talk to a qualified Educational Psychologist who will listen to your concerns and work with you to find a positive way forward.



What will happen after a call?

It will be a discrete piece of work with no follow up from the EP. 


The helpline is confidential and personal details will not be recorded and nor will information be passed onto other sources.

You can help to slow down the spread of Coronavirus.

  • Make sure you and your children follow these general principles to prevent spreading any respiratory virus.
  • Wash your hands often - with soap and water, for at least 20 seconds, alternatively use an alcohol-based sanitiser if soap and water are not available.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • If you feel unwell, stay at home, and do not attend work or school.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the bin.
  • Clean and disinfect any frequently touched objects and surfaces at home.
  • If you are worried about your symptoms, you should call NHS 111 - do not go to your GP or any other healthcare environment.



Department for Education Coronavirus helpline - this helpline has been set up to answer questions about the virus related to education. Staff, parents and young people can contact the helpline.