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COVID Safety and Visitors to School

May we remind parents that visiting the school is not allowed, unless you have been given an appointment. This is a key part of our COVID safety risk assessment.

Students should ensure they bring the correct equipment to school each day including a mask, homework and PE kit where necessary, as unfortunately parents cannot be admitted onto the school site to drop these off.

Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.

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Headteacher’s Blog – Week 9

A time to remember

I am writing this week’s blog on Remembrance Sunday - a day to remember and commemorate the contribution of military and civilian servicemen and women in the two World Wars and later and current conflicts.

I had the pleasure of laying a wreath at the cenotaph in Cheadle village on behalf of our school community. This was videoed and made available to the public via the Cheadle Village Partnership. You can watch the Act of Remembrance from the Memorial below.

It was really nice to see a few Kingsway students at the event representing their community groups.

As well as remembering those at war, the work of Marcus Rashford has encouraged us all to remember those who are less fortunate and for whom providing a daily square meal for their families is a challenge.

FSM provision for self-isolating students

Students eligible for free school meals who are being asked to self isolate due to suspected or confirmed COVID-19 cases within their year bubbles, will receive a supermarket voucher to cover the 14 day isolation period. If a student is self-isolating for other reasons, i.e. because a family member is symptomatic and waiting for a test, they will be sent out a supermarket voucher on a weekly basis each Friday following the start of their isolation period. Vouchers will be posted on a Friday.

It is also worthwhile at this point reminding ourselves of the need for self-care and looking out for others. With the second lockdown it is important to be mindful that this will affect people in different ways. Our students have amazing resilience and we are so very proud of them, but we know that things affect individuals in many different ways.  

Inspired by the words of one of Mrs Wardle’s favourite artists, Charlie Mackesy, ‘Hold on..the dawn is coming’ we are hopeful that with news of a vaccine that there is an end in sight but until then our children will be looking to us for ways in which we deal with this situation. In the meantime we do not want anyone to suffer in silence. For those families and individuals who may need some support please approach school and we will offer any support and guidance possible; alternatively you may find some useful information on the NHS page.

Finally, Exams regulator Ofqual is holding online focus groups in November. They want to hear from parents of Year 11 and Year 13 students for their views on arrangements for grading Exams in 2021. Email ofqualfocusgroups@ofqual.gov.uk for details or to take part.

Dates For Your Diary

Date Event
Friday 18th December School breaks up for students at noon
Tuesday 5th January Students return to school at 8:30am

Have a good week, and stay safe and well.


Mrs J. Lowe
Headteacher

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Year 11 COVID-19 Update – 11th November 2020

We have been informed that a student in Year 11 at The Kingsway School has been tested positive for COVID-19.

We would like to reassure all students and parents that we will be working closely with the relevant authorities to minimise the impact.

With immediate effect, Year 11 will need to isolate at home until further notice. We will endeavour to identify close contacts as quickly as we can. Our intention is to allow those who are not direct close contacts back into school as soon as possible.

Students should log in to form time via Google Classroom at 8:30am for further instructions about work to complete.

We remain in contact with our local Health Protection Team and Local Authority and, implementing the measures which they recommend.

We will send out any further information and advice as we receive it.

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Year 10 COVID-19 Update – 10th November 2020

We have been informed that a student in Year 10 at The Kingsway School has tested positive for COVID-19. We are in contact with our local Health Protection Team and Local Authority and are implementing the measures which they recommend.

We would like to reassure all students and parents that we are working closely with the relevant authorities to minimise the impact.

All Year 10 students must remain at home on Wednesday 11th November while we conduct track and trace to identify close contacts.

Students should login to form time via Google Classroom at 8:30am for further instructions about work to complete.

We will send out further information and advice as we receive it.

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COVID-19 Update – 8th November 2020

Year 11 and Year 10: All students are expected to attend school as normal.

Year 9: We have been advised of a positive case of COVID-19 over the weekend. As a result all Year 9 students are to isolate at home on Monday 9th November 2020.

This includes those Year 9 students who were previously identified as contacts, and were initially due to return to school on Monday.

We are asking all Year 9 students to remain at home and access the live lessons and remote learning whilst we identify further close contacts. Students must be available to meet their form tutor, virtually, at 8:30am via their Google Classroom.

Year 8: Students in Year 8 are to remain home on Monday 9th November 2020. We expect the vast majority to return Tuesday 10th November 2020.

Year 7: Students in Year 7 who were previously isolating are to return to school as planned on Monday 9th November 2020.

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