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Roding Primary School & Nursery with Provision for Deaf Children.

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

Newsletters & information

Autumn term 2019

ParentMail – We are very close to launching our new Payments, Forms and Parents Evening booking system called ParentMail. We are working closely with ParentMail to get logins out, but there has been a slight delay in this. This is to ensure that as many parents and carers can enrol without a problem. We expect logins to be issued next week. Please note that you will receive an email giving you further instructions about how to enrol for ParentMail so please do look out for this and follow the simple instructions for you to enrol.

Thursday 3rd Oct 2019 Special Menu and Raffle (Years R, 1 and 2) – Our caterers, ISS, and Roding are partnering up on Thursday 3rd October to offer children a special menu celebrating the Rugby World Cup and we’re also holding a special raffle for children in Reception, Years 1 and 2. In order to participate, we would like as many children as possible in those year groups to have a school dinner with us on that day. If your child has never tried school dinners before, it’s a great way of getting them to try the different meals on offer and, don’t forget, it is free for children in those year groups! Further details of the raffle will be revealed in the coming weeks! Every child in Years R, 1 and 2 that has a meal on that day helps the school claim additional funding from the government so please do participate, if you can, and you might even win a prize!

Wellbeing Award

We are currently working to achieve a school improvement award.

In order to evaluate our current provision, we need your input. Your views are important in helping us understand what we are doing well and how we can do even better.

Please follow the link below to complete the survey.

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It should only take a couple of minutes. Please respond within the week.

All responses and suggestions will be carefully considered and used to plan a range of school improvements.

If you have any queries about this survey, please contact your school. Do not reply to this email as replies are not monitored.

Thank you!

Evaluation submissions are valid between: 16/09/2019 - 23/09/2019. Your submission will not be accepted outside of these dates

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By now you will know, we are working towards gaining “The Wellbeing for Schools Award” which is developed in partnership with the National Children’s Bureau (NCB). This Award is intended to help schools prepare and equip themselves to promote emotional wellbeing and positive mental health across the whole-school community. The NCB’s vision is an education system where good emotional wellbeing and mental health are at the heart of the culture and ethos of all schools, so that pupils, with the support of their teachers, can build confidence and flourish. Evidence shows us that wellbeing is of central importance to learning and attainment, with high levels of wellbeing associated with improved academic outcomes.

Of course, our moto “Free to Achieve” embodies our whole ethos of nurturing and supporting the whole person, whether child or adult, to be the best they can be; academically, emotionally, socially, physically and to contribute to society positively.  So we are already a long way down the road to being a school that fulfils the NCS’s vision.  However, in the true Roding way, we will not settle but always strive to improve.  This award is helping us to do just that.  We recognise the needs and demands of the school are changing and we are committed to responding to these.   We have created a change team which consists of members from across the whole school.  We are committed to making changes that support the needs of the adults as well as continue to do all we can for the children. 

You may have noticed various articles within our newsletters, highlighting some of the changes.  One of those is the introduction of Mental Health First Aiders.  If you have any suggestions on improving wellbeing at Roding, please do let us know.

Useful information and website links:



Samaritans responds to the Health Secretary's calls on the BBC’s Andrew Marr show for social media platforms to make their channels a safer place for people who may be struggling.  Click here

Who can I talk to?

We have a Roding Safety Team in school or you can call ChildLine


When you call 0800 1111 you’ll come through to a switchboard. This is where someone friendly will ask if you want to speak to a counsellor. If you log in for a 1-2-1 counsellor chat online, you might wait a little while before being connected with a counsellor. You can also send an email from your locker.

Contact Childline with SignVideo

You can contact a counsellor through a qualified BSL interpreter anytime from Monday – Friday, 8am-8pm. Saturdays, 8am-1pm:

open SignVideo and click "allow webcam"

· when you're connected, an interpreter will appear on your screen

· you can chat to the interpreter in BSL and they'll translate your conversation to the counsellor.

· https://www.childline.org.uk/get-support/contacting-childline/


Not sure how you're feeling? Try this mood assessment quiz


This quiz uses questions that GPs often use to assess whether someone is anxious or depressed. It also includes links to useful information and advice on mental wellbeing.


Improving home learning at Roding

Thank you to ALL for the responses to our homework survey.  It was fabulous to get such a positive response.      Responses will be shared on our website:


Or through the following path:

Home → School Life → Learning → Homework




visit camps.premier-education.com

or call 01953 499040


Summer term 2019

Children are More Than A Score

We have been showing the following clip to our Year 6 children this week, we  thought you may like to watch too.

Primary school is a time for self-discovery, building confidence and nourishing potential. But primary school children in England are being let down by a system that cares more about measurement than their education.

Our system is obsessed with league tables, turning children into data points and denying them a broad, stimulating education at key stages in their development. It puts an unnecessary burden on children, parents and teachers alike.

In SATs results week, some famous faces were recruited to send an inspiring message to year 6 pupils, their parents and their teachers.

We hope you enjoy the film and will share it too.

You can find the video on YouTube 

(we have added the link to the website too.  Video Click here

Their website click here


Nominate a school to win

Roding Primary School Redbridge, needs you! Help us win £5,000 of National Book Tokens for the school library - and get £100 for yourself!  Enter the competition online, it only takes a minute: http://www.nationalbooktokens.com/schools

Just remember we are not the only Roding Primary School, please make it clear which one you support!  Thank you! 

The more nominations we get the better our chances are!


Beat the heat

Musical Instrument Tuition – A skill for life

We would like to invite children to take up learning a musical instrument.  We still have guitar and drumming lessons available.  Please ask our reception staff for a form, complete and return to the school as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

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OnLine safetyParent Panel Vac

Give your views

Parent View gives you the chance to tell Ofsted what you think about your child’s school, from the quality of teaching to your children's enjoyment, dealing with poor behaviour and care for the pupils. The survey can be completed at any time; you don’t have to wait until the school is being inspected.

Information you provide will be used when making decisions about which schools to inspect and when. We would value anyone’s contribution to this.  If you have already registered with Parent View, please log in to complete the questionnaire.

Email addresses are used to help prevent site misuse. Only Ofsted will have access to this information. 

Positive feedback is really valuable.  



Spring term 2018

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