We have been advised by the School Crossing Patrol Service that our crossing will not be manned, possibly for the foreseeable future. If your child walks home alone, please let them know and ensure they know to take extra care when crossing the main road outside the school.
As explained in our recent post, whilst Essex Highways do take responsibility of providing this service very seriously, this is not a statutory requirement. however, they would like to assure you that there is no business plan to close sites in Essex or reduce current staffing levels. However, they do continue to experience long term vacancies in sites that are hard to recruit to, which may be an outcome with the site at our school which would also affect parents and children of Oakwood Infants School.