Covid19 / Home Learning
This page was updated on 07.04.2020
This page is under construction and we will be adding more content every day. Please come back and check this page on a daily basis.
On this page we are listing all the important information for parents and pupils to be able to access learning from home.
- 23.03.2020 -Further information about the students of Key workers attending school.
Parents whose work is critical to the COVID-19 response include those who work in health and social care and in other key sectors outlined below. Many parents working in these sectors may be able to ensure their child is kept at home. And every child who can be safely cared for at home should be.
Please, therefore, follow these key principles:
1. If it is at all possible for children to be at home, then they should be.
2. If a child needs specialist support, is vulnerable or has a parent who is a critical worker, then educational provision will be available for them.
3. Parents should not rely for childcare upon those who are advised to be in the stringent social distancing category such as grandparents, friends, or family members with underlying conditions.
4. Parents should also do everything they can to ensure children are not mixing socially in a way which can continue to spread the virus. They should observe the same social distancing principles as adults.
5. Residential special schools, boarding schools and special settings continue to care for children wherever possible.
If your work is critical to the COVID-19 response, or you work in one of the critical sectors listed below, and you cannot keep your child safe at home then your children will be prioritised for education provision:
The full guidance and list of keyworkers can be found at the link below.
23.03.2020 - Work Experience 2020
After much thought, our Principal, Mr Feldwick, has decided that this year’s Work Experience week, due to take place from 6th – 10th July, will be cancelled. It may seem a little early to be making such a major decision but some potential employers have already contacted to me to say that it would be very unlikely that they would be able to fulfil their offer of a place for students. Even if the companies are still ‘open’ for business in July, there is no guarantee that they would be able to provide a viable experience for a student. Other potential employers I have approached in the last day or so for a placement have been unwilling to commit themselves because of the uncertainty caused by the ongoing health crisis.
I believe so strongly in the value of Work Experience so naturally, I am despondent and very saddened by this, not just for myself but mainly for the students, most of whom have put so much effort into sourcing their placement and will miss out on what is such a valuable introduction to the world of work.
I will be contacting all the employers of placements that have been agreed either by email or phone today or Monday to explain the situation.
Ms Thomas, Work Experience Co-Ordinator
20.03.2020 - More information can be found about the different online learning platforms we use and useful websites below in the download section. The download is called: Student Online Packages Useful Information
20.03.2020 - Please see important information regarding students of key worker parents and vulnerable students below at the download section or here:
Vulnerable Students Key Worker Letter - 20.03.2020
Key Worker Information Collection - 20.03.2020
19.03.2020 - The Academy is closed from Monday 23rd March 2020. We are waiting confirmation from Kent and the government concerning the continuation of school education for key workers' children. When we have the information we will update our website and communicate to parents.
|School Email||Access your school email from here. - If you are not sure how to do it open this: How to Access Your School Email?|
|Student Work Packs||For students to use as a guide during this extended period of absence from school.|
|Intouch Messages||We list all InTouch messages which have been sent since the 19th March 2020|
|BBC Bitesize||BBC Bitsize revision site - KS3 & KS4|
|Collins||General support for learning from home.|
|Kent Children's University||Kent Children's University|
|Vulnerable Students Key Worker Letter - 20.03.2020||20th Mar 2020||Download|
|Key Worker Information Collection - 20.03.2020||20th Mar 2020||Download|
|Student Online Packages Useful Website Information||20th Mar 2020||Download|
|Social Distancing Poster||23rd Mar 2020||Download|
|Full guidance on staying at home and away from others 1||25th Mar 2020||Download|
|Kent Together Letter||03rd Apr 2020||Download|
|DfE FreeSchoolMeals ParentCarerFAQs||07th Apr 2020||Download|