Don’t forget to download our latest Seagull newsletter!  Welcome To The Jo Richardson Community School Head's Welcome Welcome to the Jo Richardson Community School website. JRCS, which opened in 2002, was the first new secondary school to be established in Barking and Dagenham for over...



To The Jo Richardson Community School

Head’s Welcome

Welcome to the Jo Richardson Community School website. JRCS, which opened in 2002, was the first new secondary school to be established in Barking and Dagenham for over 40 years.

Our motto “Success for All” underpins everything that we do at the school and puts the students’ achievements at the centre of our vision.  We have a commitment to the highest academic standards combined with a wide range of curricular and extra-curricular activities aimed at enhancing the opportunities offered to all our students.

Ges Smith
Executive Headteacher

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Dear students, We hope you are safe and well at home. During times like these, a daily routine is vital to keep a fit and healthy body and mind. Below are some useful tips that you could organise into a daily timetable to keep yourself organised and active.
  1. Go to bed and wake up at reasonable times. You should be getting 8-10 hours of sleep a night and hours before midnight are more important than hours after midnight.
  2. Stick to three routine meals a day with healthy, low fat snacks in between. Drink plenty of water and avoid sugary drinks.
  3. Participate in exercise each day. HIIT workouts are good if you are at home as they require little space of equipment and suggestions can be found online. Yoga and pilates are also beneficial workout sessions.
  4. Help out with chores around the house. This will support your family during these challenging times, and it will also provide you will knowledge and skills that will be important when you grow up and move out of your family home.
  5. Keep learning! You will return to school at some point and you do not want to have fallen behind due to a lengthy absence from school. Staff have, and will continue to upload work onto Sharepoint for you to complete. They are also signposting many online programmes which will be helpful for you to build and test your knowledge, as well as practice important skills.
If you are having trouble accessing SharePoint, please follow this link below to a useful step by step student user guide, which shows you how to log on and find resources from a range of subject areas.

Click here for the SharePoint Student Access Guide

Your username for Sharepoint is your four digit ID number which should be in your planner, followed by For example . If you have forgotten your password, please email the ICT support team to inform them at the address . They will reset your account and send out a new password as soon as possible.
Please also find attached a document discussing External Support for Parents at this current time. Please contact any member of the Safeguarding team as outlined in the attached document to discuss any information within further.

External Support for Parents and Students Document

If you have any further queries, please email your HOY and we will support you as best we can.
Yours faithfully,
Mr G Smith