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
Kings of Wessex Academy Letter Re Confirmed COVID-19 Case in StaffLetter to Parents and Carers, on 30 September 2020
Somerset Schools Guidance for Coronavirus TestingGuidance for Parents and Carers, on 29 September 2020
NHS Return to School Flowchart for Parents and CarersGuidance for Parents and Carers, on 29 September 2020
Kings of Wessex Academy Letter Re Year 13 ReturningLetter to Parents and Carers, on 29 September 2020
Somerset Schools Guidance re Self IsolationGuidance for Parents and Carers, on 25 September 2020
Public Health England Letter re CoronavirusLetter To Parents and Carers, on 23 September 2020
Kings of Wessex Academy Letter re CoronavirusLetter To Parents and Carers, on 23 September 2020
Kings of Wessex Academy Letter re Year 13 and CoronavirusLetter To Parents and Carers, on 18 September 2020
Kings of Wessex Academy Letter re Years 9-12 and CoronavirusLetter To Parents and Carers, on 17 September 2020
Kings of Wessex Academy Letter re Year 13 and CoronavirusLetter To Parents and Carers, on 17 September 2020
Actions for Parents and CarersManagement of COVID-19 in school age children
Kings of Wessex Academy Letter to ParentsUpdate Letter To Parents and Carers, on 14 September 2020
Kings of Wessex Academy Letter to ParentsWelcome Letter To Parents and Carers, on 4 September 2020
Somerset County Council Letter to ParentsLetter To Parents Re Returning to School in September, on 28 August 2020
Kings of Wessex Academy Letter to ParentsLetter To Parents Re Facecoverings, on 28 August 2020
Kings of Wessex Academy GuideSeptember Opening Guide for Students, Parents and Carers on 28 August 2020
Kings of Wessex Academy Exam Results LetterA Level Update on 20 August 2020
Kings of Wessex Academy Year 11 & 13 GradesNotice to Students on 19 August 2020, regarding Y11 and Y13 Grades
Kings of Wessex Academy Year 13 GradesLetter to Sixth Form Students on 18 August 2020, regarding Y13 Grades
Kings of Wessex Academy Exam Results StatementGavin Ball A Level Exam Results Statement on 13 August 2020
Kings of Wessex Academy Year 13 GradesLetter to Sixth Form Students on 12 August 2020, regarding Y13 Grades
Kings of Wessex Academy September OpeningLetter to Parents and Carers on 16 July 2020, regarding September Opening
Guide to September OpeningGuide for Students, Parents and Carers
Wessex Learning Trust Behaviour Expectations LetterLetter to Parents and Carers on 13 July 2020
Kings of Wessex Academy Year 11 & 13Letter to Parents and Carers on 3 July 2020, regarding Exams and Grades
Wessex Learning Trust Covid-19 LetterLetter to Parents and Carers on 3 July 2020
Kings of Wessex Academy Year 11 Results DayLetter to Parents and Carers on 2 July 2020, regarding Results Day 2020 for Year 11
Kings of Wessex Academy Year 13 Results DayLetter to Parents and Carers on 2 July 2020, regarding Results Day 2020 for Year 13
Kings of Wessex Academy LetterLetter regarding Virtual Learning to Parents and Carers on 24 June 2020
Wessex Learning Trust LetterLetter to Parents and Carers on 24 June 2020
Sixth Form Virtual Induction Day InvitationLetter to Students, Parents and Carers of Year 11 on 15 June 2020
Kings of Wessex Academy Year 12 LetterLetter to Parents and Carers of Year 12 on 10 June 2020
Kings of Wessex Academy Year 10 LetterLetter to Parents and Carers of Year 10 on 10 June 2020
Kings of Wessex Academy LetterLetter to Parents and Carers on 10 June 2020
Wessex Learning Trust LetterLetter to Parents and Carers on 8 June 2020
Kings of Wessex Academy LetterLetter to Parents and Carers on 5 June 2020
Kings of Wessex Academy LetterLetter to Parents and Carers on 22 May 2020
Wessex Learning Trust LetterLetter to Parents on 15 May 2020
Year 11 TraditionsLetter re traditional Year 11 Leavers celebrations
Year 13 ApplicationsLetter to students re Year 13 Apprentice and University applications
Letter to Parents 20 AprilLetter re Home Learning
Year 11 and 13 Exams 3 AprilOfqual Letter to Student
Year 11 and Year 13 ExamsLetter to students re Year 11 and Year 13 Exams and Qualifications
Letter to Parents 23 MarchLetter re COVID-19
Letter to Parents 20 MarchLetter re Exams
Letter to Parents 20 MarchLetter from Somerset County Council
Letter to Parents 20 MarchLetter to parents and carers re Coronavirus
Powerpoint for Students 20 MarchPresentation to students re Coronavirus
Letter to Parents 19 MarchLetter to parents and carers re Coronavirus
Trust Statement 19 MarchLetter to parents and carers re Coronavirus
Trust Statement 17 MarchLetter to parents and carers re Coronavirus
Online Resources 17 MarchLetter to parents and carers re Online Resources
Trust Statement 13 MarchLetter to parents and carers re Coronavirus
Coronavirus Statement 27 FebruaryLetter to parents and carers re Coronavirus
Coronavirus Concerns 17 FebruaryLetter 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