School will be closed from 3:00pm Friday 20th March until further notice. Please continue to check our Twitter Page and on our Website for further updates.
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:
26th March 2020
RE: Provision over the coming weeks
As you know, schools were directed to close to the majority of children from the 23rd March by the government.
We have remained open for certain pupils including those of keyworker parents, children with educational health care plan and children identified as vulnerable.
Home learning packs and stationary with some blank exercise books are still available from school this week. Please visit the office to collect.
TVJ Site Closure
As of the 30th March, we will still be offering this provision, however it will no longer take place at the Thames View Junior Site. Thames View Junior students will be able to attend Riverside Primary School at the Riverside Campus.
I have been working closely with Mrs Kinnaird to ensure that we are able to offer the key working parents for both schools the support they need to be able to continue to do their critical occupations.
With the change of sites, this does mean some changes to the timings of our day as of the 30th . Parents are able to drop their children off at the front gate at Riverside Primary at 8:45am and collect them again at 3:00pm
As of 3rd April, if you need to collect any home learning packs for your child, these will need to be collected from Riverside Primary School. Otherwise, all home learning will be available online. Getting there:
Riverside Primary Address:
Riverside Primary School
With the current government advice on social distancing, I would advise that wherever possible the children be dropped to school by the parent in their cars. However, if this is not possible you are able to catch the EL1 bus, which drops off at the Riverside Campus. The Thames View Junior site will be closed and remain closed until further direction comes from the Government for reopening schools.
Thank you for your ongoing support
Key worker: official list of UK personnel who can still send children to school
Those working to provide essential goods and services are exempt from general closure of schools
The Department for Education has published a list of “key workers” whose children will be prioritised for schooling during general closures because of coronavirus. Schools areeing asked to continue to provide care for a number of children but will be closed to the majority from Monday 23 March.
Health and social care
Frontline health and social care staff such as doctors, nurses, midwives, paramedics, as well as support and specialist staff in the health and social care sector. In addition it includes those working in supply chains including producers and distributors of medicines and personal protective equipment.
Education and childcare
Nursery, teaching staff and social workers.
Key public services
Those required to run the justice system, religious staff, as well as those responsible for managing the deceased, and journalists providing public service broadcasting.
Local and national government
Administrative occupations essential to the effective delivery of the Covid-19 response or delivering essential public services, including payment of benefits.
Food and other necessary goods
Those involved in the production, processing, distribution, sale and delivery of food.
Public safety and national security
Police, support staff, Ministry of Defence civilian staff and armed forces personnel, fire and rescue staff, and those responsible for border security, prisons and probation.
Those who will keep air, water, road and rail passenger and freight transport modes operating during the Covid-19 response.
Utilities, communication and financial services
Staff required to keep oil, gas, electricity, water and sewerage operations running. Staff in the civil nuclear, chemical and telecommunications sectors. Those in postal services and those working to provide essential financial services.