Coronavirus Updates


We are continuing to follow advice from Public Health England in respect of Coronavirus.  As soon as we have any updates, we will inform you by text or email and also post the updates on this page.

We have collated some useful documents for parents and carers on Coronavirus and managing your mental health. Please navigate to the bottom of this page to access them.


03/04/2020 Update

Essex Children and Family Welfare Services - Weekly Bulletin - Edition 1


01/04/2020 Update

Dear Families

Please note that CSS will be closed over the Easter break.  We will, however, continue to make safeguarding calls and support where we can.  Provision for all pupils will be fully reviewed and continue after the Easter break.  

The Guidance from the Government for parents and carers has been updated - Here

We wish you all well; stay safe.


24/03/2020 Update

Dear Families

We continue to remain open for those students already identified, although our provision, moving forward, is likely to reduce. 

ALL other pupils should remain home and follow the most recent Government instruction.

Full guidance on staying at home and away from others

We wish you all safe and well


23/3/2020 Update

Dear Families,

We have been in contact with our families and have identified a number of families who we can directly support, on site. For all other families, please follow Government advice below. Teaching staff will remain in contact with all pupils throughout the duration of school closures. We are here for continued support with learning and other needs. Stay safe, everyone.


20/3/2020 Update

Dear Families,

As of today, schools for educational purposes are CLOSED.  However, the Government has requested that school buildings remain open to offer a safe environment to whom the State has a statutory responsibility (children with EHCPs, and children under social care), and children of key workers (those working in frontline services).  I must stress that schools are being asked to stay open for those children who absolutely need to attend because they cannot be safely cared for at home.   

IF IT IS POSSIBLE FOR YOUR CHILD TO BE AT HOME, SAFELY, THEN THEY SHOULD BE, in order to limit the chance of the virus spreading.

CSS will remain open only for those children who absolutely need to attend.

We must stress that centres will be running on a skeletal staff, and will not run as a school but as a service for those who are unable to stay safely at home.

You can access the parent guide here - Closure of Educational Settings - Information for Parents and Carers

We are continuing to work through what this means for us as a school/setting and we will provide more information later today. Thank you for your continued understanding and support.

Jo Barak 



19/3/2020 Update

As of Monday 23rd October, we will be operating a reduced or altered provision across our service,  for the forseeable future. For further information, please contact your child's centre/team for more details.


18/3/2020 Update

As of 19th March 2020, our Fairview site will be closed to students, Year 11 students and children in care will be offered an afternoon session at Langdon Hills. Affected families will be contacted directly.



Parents - How to support your child

Responding to the coronavirus for families 

Coronavirus advice for Parents - by Educational Psychologist Tim Conroy-Stocker

Coronavirus advice for Teachers - by Education Psychologist Tim Conroy-Stocker

Managing your Mental Health during this time 

The Mix - Teenage mental health, worried about coronavirus 

Young Minds - Information on coronavirus and mental health 

List of Online Safety Resources

TES Resources - For Secondary schools - Coronavirus resources 

Dave the Dog - Explaining the coronavirus to primary aged children 

Essex Welfare Service

Conoravirus Anxiety Poster

Letter to Parents 18th March 2020

Stay at home guidance for households with possible coronavirus (covid-19) infection.

Coronavirus (Covid-19) guidance.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) - What you need to do