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COVID-19 and Advice for Parents

On the 23rd March 2020, all schools were directed to close across the United Kingdom due to the Coronavirus Pandemic. We have Emergency Childcare provision taking place in school for children of Key Workers, vulnerable pupils and those with EHCPs where risk assessments demonstrate they would specifically benefit from accessing this service. 


We have designed this page to support families during these challenging times. Below you will find our most recent Newsletters which contain advice and support and helpful links to services that can be accessed during this time. Should you require support from the school, even to ask questions about Online Home Learning via Google Classroom, please email us at We will endeavour to get back to you as soon as we can.

Please also view:

  • The E-Safety pages for guidance for pupils and parents on keeping safe online. 
  • The useful website links we have shared on the pupil pages
  • The Mathematics Fundamentals under Curriculum
  • The Online Learning pages, which include guidance on how to access Google Classroom


During this time, we will also be adding useful updates and information to our Twitter page @alderton_jun.


The COVID-19 Pandemic Resource Hub


The COVID-19 Pandemic Resource Hub includes guidance and information on:

  • Talking with children about COVID-19
  • Emotional and physical wellbeing – keeping positive
  • Support for young people
  • Home schooling
  • Relationships at home
  • Safeguarding yourself and others
  • Dealing with a very young baby
  • Home safety tips
  • Families with children with SEND
  • Financial welfare

The website can reached by clicking here.


Additional websites and support is available via the following services:


Essex Welfare Service (EWS)

The EWS is a new service to help vulnerable people in the community who are staying at home during the coronavirus period, are in need of support and unable to access the support they need at this time:   

EWS Contact: Call: 0300 303 9988



Opening hours: Monday to Friday, 8am to 7pm  Saturday and Sunday, 10am to 2pm


Effective Support Directory

The Effective Support on-line Directory is regularly updated and now has a section dedicated to COVID-19 response as well as other services across Essex: Effective Support Directory of Services



Additional websites and support is available via the following services:


The Essex Family Well-being Website provides a range of child and family services throughout Essex. This service is provided on behalf of Essex County Council and the NHS, Virgin Care and Barnardo’s.  


The Essex County Council has gathered lots of resources to help working parents cope with family life during lockdown. This webpage is aimed at supporting parents working from home while also looking after, or home schooling, your children during the lockdown.


The PSHE Association has created a Coronavirus Hub which provides a guide for parents and carers who are educating their children at home. There are also some free resources to support you with approaching certain topics such as; emotional health and well-being, the media and fake news, online safety and bereavement, with your child. If there are any resources that you can't access but are interested in, please contact the school office and we can arrange for these to be emailed to you.  

Alderton Junior School 'Giant'

The Alderton Junior School staff have been working hard at home, but during this difficult period of lock down in the UK, have also been trying to keep busy! Using 'Giant' which we have been learning during singing assemblies, we have created a fun video to share with our families to show that we are still here, still caring for them all and missing our community very much.

Who can you see? Did you spot everyone in the clip?

Welcome Back to The Alderton Junior School! We are very pleased to be welcoming our new Year 3 cohort to our Alderton Family.