- The school day
- Curriculum and PE
- Staying Safe
- links to Government Advice for Carers
31st March 2021 - Uniform Letter March 2021
15th March 2021 - Home Testing
12th March 2021 - Parent Update
5th March 2021 - Return to School Letter 8th March 2021
26th February 2021 - Return to school letter
9th February 2021 - Consolidation Day 10th February 2021
8th February 2021 - Year 11 and 13 Examinations
2nd February 2021 - Parent Newsletter February 2021
29th January 2021 - Remote Learning Update
20th January 2021 - Letter to parents January 2021
20th January 2021 - Remote Learning Additional Support
6th January 2021 - School Closure Update Jan 2021
31st December 2020 - Reopening Jan 21
13th September 2020 - Covid letter
28th August 2020 - Changes for September, Face Masks, Kineton High School - Physical Education Autumn Term 2020
17th July 2020 - End of Term Letter
The full curriculum (5 periods each day) will be delivered to all year groups but students will remain in their ‘zones’ for learning and teachers will come to them. Specialist rooms will be used for some subjects but this will be limited. If your child has practical PE on their timetable, we ask that they come to school in PE kit (with spare clothes if the weather is inclement). The PE curriculum will be revised in order that students are not participating in team sports and it is likely that the summer curriculum will continue in the first half of the term.
The school will not be lending equipment so please ensure that your child has all of the following equipment in a pencil case:
- blue/black pen
- colouring pencils (if possible)
It would be helpful to also have a glue stick, highlighters and a green biro pen (these will be available for year groups).
We expect all students to have a book in their bag; please ensure that your child(ren) has a reading book (or kindle) in their bag every day.
Do not hesitate to contact the school if you are unable to provide any additional equipment due to the covid restrictions and we will do our best to help.
We are now planning to provide extra-curricular sports clubs and targeted support for students from the start of the academic year. Late buses will be provided (as usual) on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. The detention system will also continue to run as usual. We will keep this situation under constant review in order to provide additional opportunities for students as soon as the guidance indicates that it is safe to do so. From the 21st September we are hoping to open up further year group focused enrichment opportunities. Details of this will follow in the new term.
Home Learning will continue to be set through Teams. Where possible home learning should be handed in through Teams which will allow staff to provide feedback through the Teams platform. We will be providing some additional training for students on the effective use of Teams in the new academic year to support them with this. We will also be circulating an updated guide for parents/carers.
We expect that all students will be wearing the correct uniform (including PE kit). New uniform can be purchased through the link on the web site and should be done so in ample time for the return to school. Can I reinforce the need for black shoes, not trainers or ‘trainer shoes’. These are unacceptable and you will be asked to change them. Students are allowed to have one plain stud in their ear. Any additional jewellery will need to be removed; this includes any ‘new’ piercings that do not follow our guidelines. Any extreme hair colouring (not a natural colour) must be washed out and false nails or ‘Gels’ removed.
Due to the zoning of the school students will have to wait outside the buildings until school starts. It is highly recommended that students bring an umbrella or waterproof to prevent them getting wet. Hoodies are not to be worn and should definitely not be worn as a ‘coat’ or under the blazer. If students wish to wear an additional layer under the blazer it needs to be a black v necked jumper and not a sweatshirt.
Our priority in reopening our school for staff and students is to ensure the safety and well-being of the community. To mitigate the transmission of covid we have:
- Installed 80 fixed sanitiser dispensers across the site
- Put a one-way system in place
- Zoned the school into year group bubbles for learning
- Zoned the outside areas into year group bubbles
- Staggered breaks and lunchtimes
- Staggered the exit of students at the end of the day to ensure orderly boarding of buses
- Put signage and reminders about hygiene and social distancing across the school and in classrooms
- A clear procedure in place if a child or staff member display symptoms of the virus.
- Mask wearing is allowed for students and staff in communal areas
Masks must be worn on public and school transport. Masks must be safely stored in bags and not left on desks. They must not be disposed on the school site but taken home and disposed of safely.
Keep your child(ren)’s uniform clean through regular washing
Remind your child(ren) to wash and sanitise hands frequently throughout the day
If children are unsure staff will support and help at all times!
Buses will be running as normal from the 2nd September and the school has requested that late buses start Tuesday 8th September.
Guidance from Warwickshire County Council includes the following:
- All pupils must have a valid bus pass to travel on the dedicated school transport.
- Government guidance has confirmed that social distancing will not be mandatory from September (it remains a requirement on the public transport network). However, where possible distancing should be maintained.
- We expect pupils to be socially distanced whilst queuing, boarding and alighting vehicles where possible.
- Pupils should sit with peers from their own year group.
- Pupils must use the same seat/row of seats each day and remember the seat/row number if available. This will help if we have to use the test and trace process.
- Whilst travelling, pupils should always stay seated, avoid physical contact, face forwards and away from others, and not shout or raise their voices.
- Where pupils do not behave in accordance with transport guidance and/or generate an unacceptable safety risk to staff or others, they will be refused transport by WCC without notice.
- Face coverings for pupils over the age of 11 are recommended whilst on school transport (and mandatory for pupils travelling on public transport).
- Pupils should not touch the front of their face covering during use or when removing them. They must sanitise their hands immediately on arrival at school and when they get home. Disposable masks should be placed in a bin and reusable masks should be placed in a plastic bag until they wear it again.
If you have any queries regarding school transport please use this website to find out more and make contact: https://www.warwickshire.gov.uk/schooltransport
This website has useful information about safety and hygiene measures in place.