Please find the Home School Agreement for September 2020 below:
Please use the link below to find the ATT Executive Weekly Update:
UPDATE: Important Information
Before your child returns to school, please can you share with them the Home-Academy agreement which was sent yesterday. This will help to best prepare them for the changes which they will encounter on their return to school.
We also felt it was important to outline the basic requirements and main changes:
Pupils can bring in:
- Sunhats-although these would need to be washed that night before coming back into school the next day.
- If it is looking like a hot, sunny day, we would advise that you apply sun cream before your child comes into school as where possible, pupils will be taking part in outside learning.
Pupils cannot bring in:
- Mobile Phones
- Pencil cases
- School bags
- PE kits
- Packed Lunches
- Water bottles
School uniform does not need to be worn, however pupils will need to come to school each day in different, clean clothes and please be aware that they may be doing PE in those clothes, so please ensure they are in clothing and footwear adequate for this.
School will be providing all food and drink.
Hand sanitiser will be provided in school.
Pupils will not be bringing home reading books/diaries.
Pupils will need to go directly to their classroom (adults will be there to guide them to the correct place) Pupils and parents will not be able to congregate in the playground and parents and pupils will be advised to leave the premises straight away at the end of the day. Clear signs and 2 metre distance marking is in place to guide pupils and remind them of the expectations.
We hope that this is clear, but if you are unsure of anything, please email or phone the school. Please avoid using the office area unless it is an emergency. We need to protect both you, your families and staff and would advise that all communication is via email (Admin@kingsmooracademy.attrust.org.uk) or telephone calls (01279 306136).
We thank you in advance for your understanding and cooperation during this difficult period.
17 December 2020
Dear parents and carers,
I hope you are well.
You may have seen that the Government has this afternoon updated its advice regarding the start of term dates in January.
I am writing to let you know that this advice has not altered any arrangements for the start of term within our academy and that therefore, all pupils will still be expected to return in person on Tuesday 5th January 2021.
I wish you a happy and peaceful festive break!
Miss Angela Lymbouris
Angela Lymbouris | Acting Principal
NEW: Letter to parents – Covid-19 Track and Trace activity.
End of term and Covid-19 Track and Trace activity
I am writing to thank you all for your help and support during this strangest of terms in notifying us of any Covid-related symptoms or positive tests. This has enabled us to respond and act swiftly to isolate particular groups and therefore minimise the potential risk to others.
The government has now issued advice on what happens as the Christmas holidays approach.
- If your child tests positive for Covid-19 after developing symptoms within 48 hours of last being in school and within the first six days of the holiday, you should notify the school via email at:
- This email will be checked once each day and we will assist with necessary contact tracing.
- If your child tests positive for Covid-19 after developing symptoms more than 48 hours since last being in school then there is no need to contact us – you should instead contact NHS Track and Trace who will advise you.
- There is no need to contact us at all if your child tests positive after developing symptoms at any point after Wednesday 23rd December 2020 – you should instead notify us at the start of term in January.
May I wish you all a very happy festive season!
Miss Angela Lymbouris
Angela Lymbouris | Acting Principal
Whole School Opening:
Partial Reopening Risk Assessments:
Urgent Update: Letter for Parents Re-Opening of Schools 1st June 2020
Please read the letter by clicking the link below:
Covid 19. Policy Agenda 1.6.20:
As we prepare for and implement the wider opening of our academies, we have prepared special addenda for our behaviour policy, our staff code of conduct and our home-academy agreement so that the expectations of learners, staff and parents are very clear.
We are also following amended and updated guidance from the government in regard to a wide variety of areas (including safeguarding and attendance monitoring), and this guidance (available on the gov.uk website) should therefore be read alongside our existing policies.
Update for parents on the re-opening of our school. Please read.
Click to download letter: Urgent-Update-to-Parents-Schools-Re-opening.pdf
A letter from ATT CEO Debbie Clinton about the reopening of schools. Please read.
Click to download letter: Letter-from-ATT-CEO.pdf
Reminder: You should only be sending your children into schools if it is absolutely necessary and your work is essential to the COVID-19 response. If you are able to keep your child at home you should. No child should be in school, key worker vulnerable or otherwise if they can safely and viably be looked after at home. This keeps your children, families and our staff safe. #StayHomeSaveLives
Please find below a link to a letter from Clare Kershaw Director of Education Sent of behalf of: Essex County Council The Association of Secondary Headteachers in Essex Essex Primary Headteacher Association Essex Special Schools Education Trust
School Closure Letter to parents. Please click on the link to read.
I believe that the Government will announce at some stage a partial or whole school closure. Obviously I will inform you the minute I know but on Thursday 19th March every child will be sent home with a work pack including websites and textbooks in the event of a closure happening. Please keep these packs safe until needed. The children will then return to school with them when the school re-opens.
Mrs L Brennan
COVID19 – Letter to Parents from Local Authority regarding school closures. Please Read.
Click on the link below to read.
Letter to Parents: Facebook is untrue
I would like to inform you that the social media post on Facebook is untrue. I am in daily contact with NHS Public Health England and the DFE. If there was ever a confirmed case in the school I will be in a position to tell you immediately- even on a Sunday!
There are no confirmed cases of any children or staff at Kingsmoor. I have physically spoken to the parent of the child who the rumours and gossip on social media is about and they have not been tested.
Please can I remind you to not try to add members of staff to your social media account as it against there terms and conditions to be friends or answer messagers messages.
I do understand that this is worrying times with us all not having enough information. Therefore just to confirm that our methods of commication are as follows:
1. Daily updates from NHS Public Health copied to School Comms and our website.
2. You can email via the school comms system, that we pick up all over the weekend or email Natasha Winter on email@example.com.
Lets work together to support each other through these worrying times.
End of Day Collections
As an extra precaution against Corona virus we are no longer having school assemblies, As well as soft start in the morning we are introducing a soft finish in the afternoon. This means you can collect your children between 2.45-3.10.
So less parents are together in the playground.
Latest Government Update 17.03.2020
New guidance for households with symptoms
Yesterday, the Government introduced new guidance on whole household isolation in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak:
|if you live alone and you have symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19), however mild, stay at home for 7 days from when your symptoms startedif you live with others and you or another member of the household have symptoms of coronavirus, then all household members must stay at home and not leave the house for 14 days. The 14-day period starts from the day when the first person in the house became ill. It is likely that people living within a household will infect each other or be infected already. Staying at home for 14 days will greatly reduce the overall amount of infection the household could pass on to others in the communityfor anyone in the household who starts displaying symptoms, they need to stay at home for 7 days from when the symptoms appeared, regardless of what day they are on in the original 14-day isolation period.|
The symptoms are:
|A high temperature (37.8 degrees and above)A new, continuous cough|
The full stay at home guidance for households with these symptoms can be found here:
The Prime Minister’s statement from Monday 16 March can be found here:
Updated guidance on recording school pupil absences
No school will be penalised for the impact on school attendance of coronavirus (COVID-19). Please record absences as follows:
|Where a pupil cannot attend school due to illness, as would normally happen, the pupil should be recorded as absent in the attendance register and the school will authorise the absence. Code I (Illness) should be used in this instance.Where a pupil is in self-isolation, in accordance with latest information and advice from Department of Health and Social Care and Public Health England, the pupil should be recorded as unable to attend due to exceptional circumstances in the attendance register. Code Y (Unable to attend due to exceptional circumstances) should be used in this instance.Where a pupil does not attend school and is not self-isolating, the pupil will be marked as absent. We back headteachers’ judgement and to be pragmatic – having spoken to parents – on whether to authorise such absence, taking into account individual circumstances. We expect, in particular, headteachers will authorise absence where a pupil is not able to attend because of an underlying health condition that means they, or a family member in their household, are particularly vulnerable to coronavirus (COVID-19).|
The most important thing individuals can do to protect themselves is to wash their hands more often, for at least 20 seconds, with soap and water. Public Health England recommends that in addition to handwashing before eating, and after coughing and sneezing, everyone should also wash hands after using toilets and travelling on public transport.
Watch this short NHS film for guidance:
Department for Education coronavirus helpline
The Department for Education coronavirus helpline is available to answer questions about COVID-19 relating to education and children’s social care. Staff, parents and young people can contact this helpline as follows:
Phone: 0800 046 8687
Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday), 10am to 4pm (Saturday to Sunday)
Please note, we are currently experiencing high volumes of calls. We appreciate your patience at this time and apologise for any wait that you may experience. To ensure that we answer your calls as quickly as possible, we have now extended our opening hours to cover weekends and are increasing the number of call handlers available to answer your calls.
If you work in a school, please have your unique reference number (URN or UK PRN) available when calling the hotline.
Where to find the latest information
Updates on COVID-19:
Guidance for educational settings:
Guidance for social or community care and residential settings:
Travel advice for those travelling and living overseas:
Latest Department for Education information: