Coronavirus Update: A phased return for pupils will begin on Monday 08 June 2020. The plan for each week will be that the pupils who have been attending (as they are children of Key workers) will continue to attend daily. All other pupils will attend Tuesday to Friday each week. This will allow for staff to thoroughly clean rooms that have been used the previous week, so we are confident that all health and safety precautions are taken.
Pupils will arrive by home/school transport or with parents, all of whom will drive onto the premises, but remain in their vehicles, until the pupils are asked to exit the vehicle, at 10am. Then, Mr Hattam or Mrs Crudgington will take the temperature of the pupil. If the temperature is above a certain level the pupil will need to return home with the parent or remain in school, isolated, if on home/school transport. Parents will need to collect their child if they have a raised temperature or are unwell, as home/school transport will not return any pupil home. So, parents must be available to come directly to school in such a case. This is the same if a pupil is taken unwell during the day. Once temperatures have been checked the pupil will go to their designated classroom (not necessarily their usual classroom) to sit at an allocated desk, in a room with 4 pupil desks. All necessary equipment will be on this desk, so there is no sharing of equipment, reducing the risk of infection. The staffing will be one teacher and one LSA, for each group of 4 pupils, for the whole 4 days. The pupils will remain in this room for the whole day, for the lesson times and lunchtime. We cannot have practical, interactive lessons in order to avoid the possibility of infection. There is one toilet designated per class, which will be deep cleaned at the end of each day.
All groups will have the chance to go out to the school field for fresh air on a rota basis, regularly throughout the day. Pupils will need to provide their own food and drink for the day, no school meals are available and no water fountains are in use. Please ensure that your child is dressed in different clothes each day, to lessen the chance of infection being spread, school uniform is not required. Pupils will not be able to bring into school any mobile phones or toys that they may usually bring to school on home/school transport, as we will not be able to collect belongings as we usually do, nor guarantee the safety of any item.
We plan to start this reopening in the week beginning 08 June 2020, with 3 groups of pupils. Then, the following week another group will start to attend, gradually building up, one additional group per week. This will give us a chance to see how the pupils are coping with these arrangements. During the week before your child starts to attend Mr Hattam or Mrs Crudgington will phone you to make specific arrangements for your child. 24/7 Taxis, who do the home/school transport, have informed us that for social distancing purposes taxis will usually only have one pupil on board. There may be some vehicles with 2 pupils, if there is no escort accompanying the pupils.
These plans will finish on Friday 17 July 2020, which will be the last day for pupils to attend before the summer holidays. If you have any questions or concerns about these arrangements please contact us on email@example.com or phone school between 10am and 2pm any day during the week.
Who we are
The Anchorage Association is the external support group for The Endeavour, made up of Parents, staff and volunteers. The aim of the Anchorage is to raise funds to assist the school in projects that they identify as a means of supporting pupils and to enhance their learning experience.
In the past the funds raised have helped finance the sensory room and sensory trail. They also pay for the year 11 leaver’s annual trip as a way of celebrating their time at The Endeavour.
Most recently the funds raised were used to purchase a set of class iPads and storage trolley. This is proving to have a real impact on the learning and enjoyment of pupils.
Claire Rayner joined The Endeavour in June 2018 after working as a fundraiser for another SEN school for over 3 years. Her role involves applying for grants and sponsorship for the resources and opportunities our learners need to achieve their potential. To date she has raised funds to support the school's therapy provision, the purchase of iPads, the renovation of the courtyard and the donation of resources to support horticulture and classroom activities.
She also manages the Amazon wishlist and EasyFundraising (please see below). At the moment, her focus is the modernisation of the Library, ICT Suite and the Hall to ensure our learners benefit as much as possible from these areas within the school. If you want to get in touch with Claire you can contact her at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please have a look at the letter below from Claire. If you can help out in any way, please contact her or Debbie Foster in school. Thank you for your consideration.
What do we do?
The Anchorage have raised funds in a variety of ways in the past throughout the school year. Previous events have included:
- A fire walk
- Team entry in the Brentwood fun run
- Bingo nights
- Quiz nights
- Band nights
All of these events have combined with our one big event of the year, the Christmas Bazaar which we run to raise funds that support school projects.
We are always looking for new ways to raise money for the school. Please let us know your ideas.
If you or anyone you know who would be interested in supporting Anchorage activities and events by, taking an active part; helping to raise funds; donating items, or any other way possible, here’s how.
Parents / Carers / Friends
If you are a parent/carer of a child at The Endeavour, and you would like to get actively involved, you would be very welcome. Ways to do this include: helping with preparation and at events, suggest ideas of ways to raise much-needed funds, finding raffle prizes and, of course, attending events the Anchorage put on.
If you are a local business who would like to get involved with helping raise much-needed funds for this very special school, we'd love to hear from you. This can be through anything from sponsorship of an event to providing prizes. We are open to suggestions and look forward to hearing from you, plus we always recognise our supporters in any publicity associated with the event and through social media.
Easy Fundraising is a simple way to raise funds for The Endeavour without it costing you a penny. Just register by clicking on https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/esaa2/, and then click an extra button every time you shop online at 3,300 online stores and a percentage of what you spend goes to the school. Please feel free to share this information with friends and family. Thank you.
We have an Amazon wishlist. You can view this by clicking the link below. If you feel that you could buy a gift for the pupils at Endeavour by choosing something from our list, we would be very grateful. Have a look by clicking on https://www.amazon.co.uk/registry/wishlist/3UNX7WKNA2ZBT/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_ep_ws_kFsSBbMNETN1Z/, Thank you again. Please feel free to share this information with friends and family.
We now have a school lottery. If you would like to purchase a ticket for £1.00 per number per week, please go to https://www.yourschoollottery.co.uk/ and search for The Endeavour School. You will be entered into a weekly draw with a percentage of the funds going to the school. It's a great opportunity to support the school and have a chance of winning a cash sum. Thank you for your support.
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