19 March 2020
Coronavirus (Covid-19): Our plan for remote teaching and learning
Dear Parent or Guardian Following the announcement by the UK Government yesterday, we are writing to outline the procedures we will adopt as we move to remote provision of teaching and learning. This will commence after the Easter holidays on Monday 6 April. The most important point to remember is that even if teaching and learning will take place remotely for the foreseeable future the school will remain open and nearly all other key student services will remain available. Remote teaching and learning We will move to our remote teaching and learning plan, Classmate Plus, until further notice. Our IT support teams and teaching teams have been developing this platform over the past few weeks. We are planning for our teachers, where necessary, to be able to enter to classrooms to access learning resources and materials. The assumption will be that remote learning is conducted from classrooms where this is the most appropriate place. Further information about this available on this separate factsheet: Classmate Plus: Academic delivery
Exams and formal assessments We know you will also be concerned if your child is due to take exams this summer. As you know the Government has announced that public exams (A-level and GSCE) will not take place as usual in May and June, but that students will still be able to receive the qualifications they need for university progression. While we await further clarification and information on this, students should compete their courses as normal. We will of course do everything in our power to ensure that our students are able to do so in order to proceed to university as planned.
We are working closely with all relevant bodies including universities and the Department for Education and will communicate clear updates to you as soon as they are available.
General welfare and student services General provision of student services and welfare will continue. There is no reason why an individual student should not be able to access direct support as required, provided appropriate social distancing procedures are followed. Students living in our residences will still be able to stay in their accommodation.
We appreciate that this unprecedented situation may well cause you concern. Please feel free to contact the school directly if you have any questions. We would like to reassure you that whatever the circumstances, we will do everything we can to ensure your child continues to have an exceptional experience at Kings.
The Kings Directors