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 or phone school between 10am and 2pm any day during the week.

Keys Co-operative Academy trust

In December 2018 The Endeavour School converted to an Academy and joined the Keys Co-operative Academy Trust, becoming The Endeavour Co-operative Academy.

CEO's Welcome

Welcome to Keys Co-operative Academy Trust. We are a small Academy Trust located in Essex. We currently have two Alternative Provision schools, serving Mid and North East Essex and a Special School in Brentwood. Our Trust is based on Co-operative values which guide and inform the ethos of all of our schools.

Philomena Cozens, CEO


For all young people, regardless of barriers, to achieve their potential, enjoy positive life chances and make a positive contribution to their community.


We strive for each of our academies to be outstanding providers of education, helping young people to succeed in their lives through learning and personal development.


Providing outstanding education and support to young people:

  • Being dedicated to overcoming barriers to learning and providing high-quality support to our pupils and their parents or carers.
  • Encouraging all students to develop positive self-expression.
  • Having an appropriate, broad and balanced curriculum that meets the specific needs of the pupils to succeed in life, with an emphasis on future learning and employment.
  • Demonstrating through effective measures, that pupils make expected progress in their academic achievement, behaviours and attitude, attendance and punctuality and personal development, appropriate to their starting point.

Working co-operatively:

  • Putting our Co-operative values and principles in to practice in everything we do.
  • Giving all staff the opportunity to develop skills and knowledge relevant to their role to provide the best levels of support to our pupils.
  • Working co-operatively with our local stakeholders to secure the best outcomes for our pupils.
  • Having successful strategies to develop positive and respectful relationships between all pupils and staff.
  • Creating genuine learning communities which include students, staff, parents and carers as co-learners.
  • Being an employer of choice by providing a high standard of staff development and wellbeing.

Maintaining high standards:

  • For all staff to deliver exemplary standards within their roles and act as advocates and champions for our pupils.
  • Having strong strategic leadership and governance ensuring robust accountability, oversight and assurance for educational and financial performance.
  • Making the best use of the available resources to create a safe and stimulating learning environment.
  • Creating learning environments that are conducive to successful learning and personal development in which bullying and discrimination are not tolerated.


‘Great things happen when people co-operate. Through learning we empower and inspire individuals, co-operatives and communities to use co-operative values and principles to build a fairer world’


We encourage all within the Trust to help each other, by working together to achieve shared goals


We encourage all members of the Trust to accept responsibility for themselves and others


We give everyone a say in the way we run our Trust


We ensure that everyone enjoys equal rights and benefits


We will treat everyone fairly


We are committed to supporting each other.

Keys Co-Operative Academy Trust, a charitable company limited by guarantee registered in England & Wales. Registered office: Heybridge Co-Operative Academy, The Street, Heybridge, CM9 4NB Company Number: 10831275

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