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Roding Primary School & Nursery with Provision for Deaf Children.

Roding Lane North, Woodford Green, Essex, IG8 8NP

UPDATES & REMINDERS: Roding Primary School will be closed from Monday 23rd March until further notice We will publish regular updates on the government’s response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus); see link below. Our email address: admin@rodingprimary.co.uk Remember we are expecting excellent attendance - 96% attendance and above is needed to be able to do well at school. Please read our newsletter "news and dates" for more information on what is happening during this busy term.

Welcome to Roding Primary & Nursery School

Roding Primary School and Nursery with provision for deaf children is a welcoming school where everyone is ‘Free To Achieve’.  The dedicated staff, amazing group of children and committed governors work hard to support strengths, improve weaknesses and remove any barriers that may prevent reaching potential.  To this end we work as a team, following the school values:

Coronavirus Update - 20th March 2020

Dear Parents/Carers,

In order to be really clear, Roding Primary School will be closed from Monday 23rd March until further notice. Invitations for reduced provision, in line with government guidelines, will be issued to selected families before Monday morning.

If you do not receive an invitation, please do not bring your child to Roding on Monday.

If you do receive an invitation, this is an offer to parents and carers and there is no requirement for parents and carers to send their children to school if they do not need or wish to do so.

Best Wishes,

Roding Primary School


Coronavirus Update - 13th March 2020

Current advice remains in place: no education or children’s social care setting should close in response to a suspected or confirmed COVID-19 case unless advised to do so by Public Health England.

The Chief Medical Officer has advised that the impact of closing schools on both children’s education and on the workforce will be substantial, but the benefit to public health may not be. Decisions on future advice to schools will be taken based on the latest and best scientific evidence, which at this stage suggests children are a lower risk group.

10th March 2020

In light of the growing concern around the Coronavirus outbreak, we  published the  letter below on March 3rd to provide further information about what actions the school has taken in response to the concern.

We will aim to provide regular updates via ParentHub and the school website, every Tuesday and as part of the newsletter on Friday, where necessary and if the situation changes.​

Since last week, the travel advice issued by the government has been updated stating that if you’ve travelled to the UK from anywhere in Italy on or after 9 March, you must stay indoors and avoid contact with other people, even if you do not have symptoms. Furthermore, an update was provided on the specific areas in northern Italy where you should self-contain if you have travelled to the UK from those areas in the last 14 days (See here: gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-the-public)

In relation to schools specifically, the guidance has not changed significantly and children are expected to attend school as normal. The school continues to follow government guidance and we have been advised to carry on as normal and so full attendance is expected, as always. The situation is very fluid, however, and we will continue to seek advice and follow guidance from the government, Public Health England and Redbridge council to ensure the health and safety of the school is not compromised. If you begin to feel unwell, as ever, you should call NHS 111, or 999 in an emergency, for further advice.

In the meantime, the children of the School Council have met to discuss what the school can do and they have published this very useful guide on washing your hands. Please see the attached letter for more information and some very valuable advice!

School Council Letter RE Washing Hands

Coronavirus Update Letter - March 3rd 2020

For those parents and carers with specific concerns, the DfE have launched a new helpline to answer questions about COVID-19 related to education. Staff, parents and young people can contact the helpline as follows:

Phone: 0800 046 8687
Email: DfE.coronavirushelpline@education.gov.uk

Where to find the latest information:

Public Health England blog:


NHS Guidance


Government Information for the Public


At Roding we are:

A spirational
C onfident
H onest
I ndependent
E nthusiastic
V alued
E xcellent
R espected
S uccessful

Our aim is to be a school where everyone feels safe, works hard and has fun.  Our curriculum ensures a focus on academic success, creativity and personal development.

We are a 2 form entry school with a morning and afternoon nursery. We also provide education for up to 35 children in our deaf provision. This creates a unique, rich and privileged identity for our school and is a fundamental part of our inclusive nature.

I hope you enjoy what you see on our website and should you wish to see Roding for yourself, I would be very proud to show you around.

Mrs Helen Radmore
Head Teacher


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