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.

Out of School Opportunities & Support

There are a number of opportunities available for young people with Special Needs and their families. The Tables below provide the names of a variety of organisations and a weblink.  Whilst every effort has been made to ensure that information is accurate and up to date The Endeavour and its staff cannot be held responsible for any changes initiated by the associated organisation 

Out of School Opportunities

Organisation Weblink
Action for Children
Action For Family Carers
Basildon Soccability Academy
BOSP (Brighter Opportunities through Supported Play)
Includes details of historic Endeavour Youth Group at Hermitage
CEA cinema card
Core Assets
Crossroads – Young Carers for siblings of Children with Special Needs
Brentwood Crossroads
Canal Abililty
Efua Sey Cultural Academy
Elhap (adventure playground)
Epping Forest Inclusion Project
Essex Outdoors – Aiming high for Disabled Children
Hamelin Trust (respite care)
Kids Inspire
Max Card
Mousetrap Theatre Projects
Mushroom Theatre Company, Raleigh
Partyman World (Special Needs evenings)
REACH Rehabilitation, Education and Assessment Centre for Hippotherapy
Recoil Trampoline Club, Brentwood
Special Needs Activities for parents with children who have additional needs
Spectrum Breaks
Trailnet (inclusive cycling)
Zinc Arts (club, cinema, accredited courses)

General SEN Support

Organisation Weblink
Brentwood Extended services network
Child Disability
Contact a Family for families with disabled children
Carer Smart
Caudwell Children
Council for Disabled Children
Essex Family Forum
Essex Local Offer
Essex Well Being

Family Intervention Fund (FIF) Various:

Organisation Weblink
Counselling - West Essex
Counselling - Sough Essex
Counselling - Mid Essex
Coaching & Mentoring - West Essex
Coaching & Mentoring - South Essex
Coaching & Mentoring - Mid Essex
Parenting Support
Risky Behaviours
Families in Focus
Family Mosaic – housing information
HBBS (Havering & Brentwood Bereavement Service
Home Start
ICE (inclusive communication Essex)
IPSEA Independent Parental Special Education Advice
Kids Inspire
Kooth (online counselling service)
My Family Our Needs
Network 81
SEN Direct
Understanding Childhood
Young Minds

Charities offering financial support/holidays:

Organisation Weblink
Family Fund (grants)
Family Holiday Association
National Holiday Fund Charity
Sunny Days Charity
Wipe Away those Tears

Specific needs:

Organisation Weblink
SAFE Supporting Asperger Families in Essex
ADHD support group in Chelmsford (Steve Challon)
Autism Anglia
National Autistic Society
PACT for Autism Parents and Children Together
Downs Syndrome
Dyslexia Action
Fragile X

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