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.

Our VLE

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

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

Keep up to date:

Weekly Learning Bulletin 30th March 2020

Weekly Learning Bulletin 23rd March 2020

Letters:

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,

What is happening to Free School Meals?

With effect from 1st April, we are now able to provide families with vouchers worth £15 per eligible child, per week. We are able to offer 2 options to parents:

1. The Government national voucher scheme, which allows you to shop at the following supermarkets: Asda, Tesco, Morrisons, Sainsburys, Waitrose and M&S Food. Details of the scheme can be found here

2. Aldi only vouchers.

Please email payments@kingsmead.org to enrol on to the voucher scheme.

Please state your preference of either the national voucher scheme or the Aldi only scheme.

School trips:

All school trips up to 31st May 2020 have been cancelled and parents will be receiving a full refund. If you have any queries about refunds, 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/

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

 

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