COVID -19 Response

Following the Government announcement in response to COVID-19 on Wednesday 18th March, Kingsmead School is closed to all pupils until further notice; apart from those to whom we are offering childcare (please see details below).

Below is all the key information for parents to keep you up to speed with what is going on in school during the closure.

Microsoft Teams and Our VLE

We are now using Microsoft Teams as our main online teaching platform. This programme will allow for a much more fluid teaching and learning conversation to happen between teachers and their classes. We will not be using the ‘live’ video option as this presents too many potential issues, however ‘assignments’ will be set by teachers and students can ask questions and ‘hand in assignments’ for feedback. Essentially this will replace the e-mail communication between students and teachers. We hope this will help our students to regain the feeling of being part of a class and encourage them to continue completing assignments to the best of their ability.

All learning is being loaded on to and managed by our VLE – which can be accessed here: https://vle.kingsmead.org as well as in Teams.

If your child is having difficulty logging in to VLE, please contact networkoffice@kingsmead.org

Keep up to date:

Weekly Learning Bulletin 01.06.20

Weekly Learning Bulletin 18th May 2020

Weekly Learning Bulletin 11th May 2020

Weekly Learning Bulletin 4th May 2020

Weekly Learning Bulletin 27th April 2020

Weekly Learning Bulletin 20th April 2020

Weekly Learning Bulletin 30th March 2020

Weekly Learning Bulletin 23rd March 2020

Letters:

Letter to Year 10 Parents 12th May 2020

Parent Update Letter 11th May 2020

Accessing and Downloading Teams 4th May 2020

Teams Safeguarding Letter for Students 4th May 2020

Dos and Don'ts 4th May 2020

Simple 'How To' guide for students using Teams 4th May 2020

 Teams Update Letter 29.04.20

Letter to Year 10 Parents 24.04.20

Letter to All Parents 03.04.20

Letter to Year 11 Parents 03.04.20

Letter to Year 10 Parents 03.04.20

Letter regarding assessments for Year 11 and Year 13 students 25.03.20

Letter to parents regarding school closure 20.03.20

Letter to Year 11 students/parents 19.03.20

Letter to Year 13 students/parents 19.03.20

Contacting staff:

All teaching staff can be reached via email – please find a complete email staff list here

Who are we offering childcare to:

critical worker

The full list of critical workers can be found here

If you are a critical worker and would like your child to attend childcare at Kingsmead, please email enquiries@kingsmead.org with your child’s full name, form group, which days you require childcare and your profession (and that of any other legal guardian/parent).

As part of our childcare offer,

School Nurse

The School Nursing Service is still available to provide telephone advise and support to families, young people and school staff on general health concerns for 5 -19 year olds. I’ve attached a flyer with the school nurses contact details. Please feel free to share with parents.

What is happening to Free School Meals?

Families who are eligible for FSM are able to claim vouchers worth £15 per eligible child, per week.

These vouchers can be spent at any of the following: Aldi, Asda, Tesco, Morrisons, Sainsburys, Waitrose and M&S Food

Please email payments@kingsmead.org to enrol for the voucher scheme, or if you have any queries about your vouchers.

School trips:

All trips up to the end of July 2020 have now been cancelled. Parents will be receiving a full refund for any payments made. We hope to have all refunds processed by the end of May.

If you have not received a refund by this time, please contact payments@kingsmead.org

Year 11 Prom has not been cancelled and at this stage we aren’t giving automatic refunds to those that have already paid. We are hoping to arrange something for our Year 11s later in the year. However, if you have paid and would like a refund, please email payments@kingsmead.org

Safeguarding

If you have any safeguarding concerns around your child or another student at Kingsmead, please email safe@kingsmead.org

Please find below a list of organisations that are available to support parents, carers and young people with a range of additional needs including; SEND, brain injury, Autism, and physical disabilities.

List of support services (National): https://www.kids.org.uk/national-organisations

London Special Educational Needs Information and Support Service (SENDIASS):  https://www.kids.org.uk/Pages/Site/sendiass/Category/london-sendiass

NHS

Enfield Council and Enfield Voluntary action have bought together key local partners and organisations so that we have a coordinated effort across the borough to organise volunteers and reach those who need help. Please follow the link below to find forms for if you want to help, and if you need help. https://new.enfield.gov.uk/services/your-council/enfield-stands-together/

Young Minds - Helping your child with anxiety https://youngminds.org.uk/find-help/for-parents/parents-guide-to-support-a-z/parents-guide-to-support-anxiety/

Digital Safety and Wellbeing Kit for parents and a safety guide for children to help ensure they are safe, and their wellbeing is looked after while at home during the coronavirus outbreak when their screen time maybe higher than usual.

Useful Safeguarding and Child Protection links from NSPCC

If you have any other queries, please contact us at enquiries@kingsmead.org and someone will get back to you.

 

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