Coronavirus COVID-19


Announcements

Check back here for announcements regarding the school and the coronavirus COVID-19



The site team and staff have been busy at Kings preparing for the return of specified students. We look forward to seeing you as soon as we safely can, in accordance with Government guidelines.

Re Coronavirus COVID-19 and Lockdown Learning
(PDF document) Kings of Wessex Academy Letter Re Confirmed COVID-19 Case in Staff Letter to Parents and Carers, on 30 September 2020
(PDF document) Somerset Schools Guidance for Coronavirus Testing Guidance for Parents and Carers, on 29 September 2020
(PDF document) NHS Return to School Flowchart for Parents and Carers Guidance for Parents and Carers, on 29 September 2020
(PDF document) Kings of Wessex Academy Letter Re Year 13 Returning Letter to Parents and Carers, on 29 September 2020
(PDF document) Somerset Schools Guidance re Self Isolation Guidance for Parents and Carers, on 25 September 2020
(PDF document) Public Health England Letter re Coronavirus Letter To Parents and Carers, on 23 September 2020
(PDF document) Kings of Wessex Academy Letter re Coronavirus Letter To Parents and Carers, on 23 September 2020
(PDF document) Kings of Wessex Academy Letter re Year 13 and Coronavirus Letter To Parents and Carers, on 18 September 2020
(PDF document) Kings of Wessex Academy Letter re Years 9-12 and Coronavirus Letter To Parents and Carers, on 17 September 2020
(PDF document) Kings of Wessex Academy Letter re Year 13 and Coronavirus Letter To Parents and Carers, on 17 September 2020
(PDF document) Actions for Parents and Carers Management of COVID-19 in school age children
(PDF document) Kings of Wessex Academy Letter to Parents Update Letter To Parents and Carers, on 14 September 2020
(PDF document) Kings of Wessex Academy Letter to Parents Welcome Letter To Parents and Carers, on 4 September 2020
(PDF document) Somerset County Council Letter to Parents Letter To Parents Re Returning to School in September, on 28 August 2020
(PDF document) Kings of Wessex Academy Letter to Parents Letter To Parents Re Facecoverings, on 28 August 2020
(PDF document) Kings of Wessex Academy Guide September Opening Guide for Students, Parents and Carers on 28 August 2020
(PDF document) Kings of Wessex Academy Exam Results Letter A Level Update on 20 August 2020
(PDF document) Kings of Wessex Academy Year 11 & 13 Grades Notice to Students on 19 August 2020, regarding Y11 and Y13 Grades
(PDF document) Kings of Wessex Academy Year 13 Grades Letter to Sixth Form Students on 18 August 2020, regarding Y13 Grades
(PDF document) Kings of Wessex Academy Exam Results Statement Gavin Ball A Level Exam Results Statement on 13 August 2020
(PDF document) Kings of Wessex Academy Year 13 Grades Letter to Sixth Form Students on 12 August 2020, regarding Y13 Grades
(PDF document) Kings of Wessex Academy September Opening Letter to Parents and Carers on 16 July 2020, regarding September Opening
(PDF document) Guide to September Opening Guide for Students, Parents and Carers
(PDF document) Wessex Learning Trust Behaviour Expectations Letter Letter to Parents and Carers on 13 July 2020
(PDF document) Kings of Wessex Academy Year 11 & 13 Letter to Parents and Carers on 3 July 2020, regarding Exams and Grades
(PDF document) Wessex Learning Trust Covid-19 Letter Letter to Parents and Carers on 3 July 2020
(PDF document) Kings of Wessex Academy Year 11 Results Day Letter to Parents and Carers on 2 July 2020, regarding Results Day 2020 for Year 11
(PDF document) Kings of Wessex Academy Year 13 Results Day Letter to Parents and Carers on 2 July 2020, regarding Results Day 2020 for Year 13
(PDF document) Kings of Wessex Academy Letter Letter regarding Virtual Learning to Parents and Carers on 24 June 2020
(PDF document) Wessex Learning Trust Letter Letter to Parents and Carers on 24 June 2020
(PDF document) Sixth Form Virtual Induction Day Invitation Letter to Students, Parents and Carers of Year 11 on 15 June 2020
(PDF document) Kings of Wessex Academy Year 12 Letter Letter to Parents and Carers of Year 12 on 10 June 2020
(PDF document) Kings of Wessex Academy Year 10 Letter Letter to Parents and Carers of Year 10 on 10 June 2020
(PDF document) Kings of Wessex Academy Letter Letter to Parents and Carers on 10 June 2020
(PDF document) Wessex Learning Trust Letter Letter to Parents and Carers on 8 June 2020
(PDF document) Kings of Wessex Academy Letter Letter to Parents and Carers on 5 June 2020
(PDF document) Kings of Wessex Academy Letter Letter to Parents and Carers on 22 May 2020
(PDF document) Wessex Learning Trust Letter Letter to Parents on 15 May 2020
(PDF document) Year 11 Traditions Letter re traditional Year 11 Leavers celebrations
(PDF document) Year 13 Applications Letter to students re Year 13 Apprentice and University applications
(PDF document) Letter to Parents 20 April Letter re Home Learning
(PDF document) Year 11 and 13 Exams 3 April Ofqual Letter to Student
(PDF document) Year 11 and Year 13 Exams Letter to students re Year 11 and Year 13 Exams and Qualifications
(PDF document) Letter to Parents 23 March Letter re COVID-19
(PDF document) Letter to Parents 20 March Letter re Exams
(PDF document) Letter to Parents 20 March Letter from Somerset County Council
(PDF document) Letter to Parents 20 March Letter to parents and carers re Coronavirus
(PDF document) Powerpoint for Students 20 March Presentation to students re Coronavirus
(PDF document) Letter to Parents 19 March Letter to parents and carers re Coronavirus
(PDF document) Trust Statement 19 March Letter to parents and carers re Coronavirus
(PDF document) Trust Statement 17 March Letter to parents and carers re Coronavirus
(PDF document) Online Resources 17 March Letter to parents and carers re Online Resources
(PDF document) Trust Statement 13 March Letter to parents and carers re Coronavirus
(PDF document) Coronavirus Statement 27 February Letter to parents and carers re Coronavirus
(PDF document) Coronavirus Concerns 17 February Letter to parents and carers re Coronavirus

Supporting Children with Learning Disability/ASD Coping with COVID-19 Isolation.

The next few weeks (and possibly months) will be a particularly difficult time for children and families, whilst schools are closed and we are advised to self-isolate or socially distance ourselves from our friends and family. Our normal structure and routine will be out of the window. This information pack aims to support parents of children with an ASD or LD during this tricky time and will hopefully make things a little more manageable.

Measures Being Taken By Wessex Learning Trust Schools

These actions are designed to contain the spread of the virus by risk assessing our activity and keep core education going for as long as we can without interruption.
Non-essential exposure to risks external to the school community for staff and learners is a priority.

  • No overseas trips
  • Seriously review all other trips and look to postpone or cancel. Trips to crowded areas, large public places, stuffy and hot transport scenarios pose a serious risk and must not happen
  • Residential trips are seriously not advised (for the above reasons)
  • Postpone swimming lessons. No swimming in public pools
  • Cancel sport fixtures
  • Cancel use of the school building for external lettings
  • Cancel assemblies. No large gatherings
  • Cancel Easter church services. No large gatherings
  • Cancel any employer visits
  • Cancel visiting speakers
  • Cancel any learner work experience
  • Postpone parental events, music concerts and the like. Review the need to hold a parents evening
  • Postpone / cancel non-essential staff meetings, conferences, inter-agency meetings and so forth. Keep staff in school
  • Take additional care with food preparation, both in school canteens and in Food Technology lessons. Learners must wash their hands thoroughly before and after any Food Technology lesson
  • Have a designated Isolation Room in each school in case there is a case of a learner coming down with the symptoms, or a learner who has entered the school after being in a contaminated geographic region
  • Learners who have come from a contaminated region must self-isolate for 7 days
  • A number of additional cleaning measures to be taken
  • Planning for staff absences
  • The school should take appropriate risk-adjustments with volunteer staff, especially those that may be more senior in age. They should wash their hands on entry into the school and on exit. They should not be exposed to learners if the volunteer poses a risk to them (eg have virus symptoms) and likewise they themselves should be protected from learners.
  • We do not plan to close schools at this stage but will follow Public Health England advice. If there is a case of the virus with a learner the school should risk assess that situation. For example if the learner hasn’t been at school for 7 days and fellow learners are OK, the risk is minimal. If not, the area where the learner primarily was (eg in a particular classroom/s) should be deep cleaned
  • Prepare for a possible school closure scenario in the future:
  • Keep parents up to date. Communication is key.

Door Handles

Cashpoints

Pedestrian Crossings

How to Wash Your Hands