Thames View Junior School is currently open to Year 6, Year 5 and the children of key workers. Unfortunately we are unable to invite Year 3 and Year 4 back before September. Thank you for your understanding.
Welcome to Thames View Junior School
I would like to warmly welcome you to our school. Our motto is ‘Striving for Excellence’ At the heart of everything we do is to make a difference to our children’s lives.
At Thames View Junior School, we aim to provide an excellent start to pupils education; growing confidence and a love of learning within the context of excellent teaching, high expectations and a relevant, interesting, ambitious and engaging curriculum.
Thames View Juniors is a community school which is based in Barking within the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham. We pride ourselves on providing a caring and friendly atmosphere associated with smaller schools.
We pride ourselves on not only our academic achievements but also out sporting opportunities, love of singing and performance and our planned events and trips to enrich the lives of our children.
Our School’s Vision for our Curriculum
The curriculum at Thames View Junior School is designed to provide a broad and balanced education that meets the needs of all pupils and gives them the skills, knowledge and understanding to prepare them for their future lives.
It ensures that academic success, creativity and problem solving, reliability, responsibility and resilience, as well as physical development, well-being and mental health are key elements that support the development of the whole child and promote a positive attitude to learning.
The curriculum celebrates the diversity and utilises the skills, knowledge and cultural wealth of the community while supporting the pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.
Our School Values:
17th June 2020
Dear Year 3, 4 & 5 Parents & Carers,
Re – Other year groups returning to school
I hope that you are safe and well.
As I am sure you are aware, the government has now asked schools to prepare to invite back additional pupils where there is capacity.
The guidance from the Department for Education has clear statements to support the school when making the decision for who else to invite to attend school.
Primary schools should only welcome back additional children where:
- they have already made provision available for children of critical workers, vulnerable children, and children in nursery, reception, year 1 and year 6 and have ensured as many as possible are able to attend (especially for those who would particularly benefit from being in school because of other disadvantages).
- they can accommodate more children while still following the approaches set out in the protective measures guidance and their own risk assessment.
- they do not require additional funding, staff or classrooms to do so. If schools have access to space on other school sites (for example, local secondary schools, if that is feasible alongside the secondary offer) they may use this, taking care to ensure children stay in allocated groups. However, other community buildings (such as village halls) should not be used to expand capacity this term, while they remain closed in line with the government’s roadmap.
Following these guidelines, and in order for us to maintain the current procedures and protocols in place, we will only be inviting Year 5 back from Monday 22nd June. They will not have separate bubbles but instead top up the current bubbles we have in place for the Year 6 children.
We are very sorry not to be able to offer additional spaces to the children from Years 3 and 4 at this time. We would have liked to be able to see all of them before we break up for the summer holidays on the 17th July.
Home learning will still be planned for each year group for those children staying at home and those children from Year 5 and 6 not attending school.
We will still offer child care to children of key workers and vulnerable children.
We appreciate your patience and support in the wider opening of the school to Years 5 and 6.