Community

Home/Academy Links
Our aim is to develop a partnership between home and the academy that enhances our shared commitment to the success of our children. We hope that there exists an ethos of openness and understanding in this relationship. We actively encourage parents to adopt a positive role in complimenting and supporting the work of the academy.

Most contact remains at the informal level between parent and a child's teacher. If, however, a more formal arrangement is appropriate, then a telephone call to arrange a mutually convenient appointment is helpful.

Many parents help with Reading, Maths, Science, and Computer Work, and anyone (parent or otherwise) with a particular skill in these or other parts of the curriculum, who could spare an hour or so each week, would be very welcome.

Links with Other Academies/Schools
The Academy maintains close working links with Greensward Academy and the Hockley and Rayleigh cluster of Primary Academies/Schools.

Staff training sessions are shared by all four local primaries. The various Heads and Deputies also meet regularly. Each year, the Year 6 teachers meet with senior staff at Greensward Academy to facilitate a smooth transfer for pupils leaving primary for secondary Academy.

Community Links
Hockley is a close community and we value our many links within our locality and with Academies and Colleges in the surrounding area.


Wild Woods Day
Sponsored by Fusion Lifestyle and in association with Crouch Valley Scouts
Saturday 4 June 2016
11am – 4pm
Hockley Woods

'Enjoy a day of discovery in Hockley's ancient woodlands with Rochford District Council's annual Wild Woods Day.
Now in its thirteenth year, Wild Woods Day is one of the most popular events in the District’s calendar, where visitors can expect a packed programme of activities and entertainment in the stunning surroundings of Hockley Woods.
Family favourites are back this year including the Climbing Wall, Archery, Rare Owls and Smoothie Bike along with a host of new activities, experiences and entertainment in our 3 exciting zones: Create & Play Zone sponsored by Peaceful Place, Active Zone sponsored by Potters of Hockley and Wild Zone sponsored by Amos Estates.
The Scouts will be taking over the Wild Zone this year to create a pop-up camp site and deliver a range of ‘Wild’ activities such as Axe Throwing, Pioneering, Bushcraft and Tent building. Our Create & Play Zone will be featuring a ‘Beatrix Potter’ tent to celebrate her 150th anniversary. A storytelling corner with Mrs Potter herself will be sure to keep children entertained, along with fancy dress, face painting and a variety of arts & crafts activities. Venture a little deeper into the woods with our ‘Going on a Bear Hunt’ story trail. In our Active Zone you will find pop-up Tennis and Cricket arenas, Paintballing, Parkour workshops and lots more!
Entry is free to this family-friendly event which has a focus on ‘green’ themes including recycling, sustainability and protecting the local environment. A large pop-up market place will showcase local and organic produce as well as upcycled and recycled goods.
A dedicated food and picnic area will offer a Hog Roast, Gourmet Burgers and Hotdogs, an authentic Wood Fired Pizza Oven, fresh Italian Coffee, Ice Cream, Candy Floss and Confectionery!
Radio Essex are back to host our stage sponsored by Wells Legal Solicitors with charismatic presenter Paul Lovett. Live music and performances by local groups, schools and artists, as well as games and competitions, will be entertaining the crowds throughout the day.
Follow updates on Facebook and Twitter @RochfordDC and join in the conversation using #wildwoodsday
Selected activities require a £3 ‘Wild Stamp’ which you can purchase on the day. Only one stamp is required per person and this is valid for a range of activities that can be accessed more than once throughout the event. Terms and Conditions apply. All activities subject to change.
Planning your journey to Wild Woods Day
Please note there is no on-site parking at Hockley Woods on the day of the event. Free parking and a free shuttle bus service sponsored by A Plus Security will run from Hockley Community Centre, Westminster Drive, SS5 4XD and Hockley Primary School, Chevening Gardens, SS5 4UR. However please be aware that parking spaces are limited.
Alternatively, visitors can travel by train to Hockley (Southend Victoria Line) or take the No.7 Bus.
Train and Bus information: 0871 200 22 33.
Wild Woods Day is organised by the Rochford District Council Leisure Team and sponsored by Fusion Lifestyle, in association with Crouch Valley Scouts. 
For more information about Wild Woods Day, please contact the Leisure Team on leisure@rochford.gov.uk'

Andrew from the Salvation Army led a KS1 Harvest Assembly during Community Week. Along with his 'partner', Mr Punch, Andrew entertained the children before accepting all the food and produce donated by KS1 parents. The food will now be distributed through the Salvation Army Food Banks and passed to families less fortunate than ourselves!

HOCKLEY PARISH COUNCIL COMPETITION Hockley Parish Council are looking to install a climbing frame on the Plumberow Play Space and are looking to the 
children of Plumberow to help them choose the right one.
They would like children of all ages to send their designs of their ideal climbing frame to: The Clerk to Hockley Parish Council
                                                                                                                                The Old Fire Station
                                                                                                                                Southend Road
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There will be a prize for the design that is the most helpful in their choice. Please ensure that your name, age and parent telephone number are
on the back of the entry.

At the switching on of the Hockley Lights 2013, 2 of our pupils were invited to help with the switching on following their fantastic colouring competition entries!

                                                          
          
There is a Kids Club situated within the school grounds, which is independently run and operates from 7:30am until 8:50am, and 3:15pm until 6:30pm.

We have links with:
  • Police
  • Road Safety Officers
  • Various Health Services
  • School Health Adviser
  • Clinic
  • Churches
  • Playgroups
  • Parish Council
  • Traders Association
  • Day Centre
  • Charities
  • Three Local Comprehensives (Pupil Work Experience)
  • South East Essex College of Arts and Technology
  • South East Essex Sixth Form College
  • Anglia University (Teacher Training)