Coronavirus: key information
Update issued on 17 September 2020
In response to increased cases locally, we will be requiring students and staff to wear face masks in the corridors and assemblies from Monday 21st September. This is increasingly normal now in all schools and should not be a cause for concern – in fact many people are already wearing them. Students are responsible for their own mask. Please make sure they bring one on Monday and every day until further notice. Alk students will be informed of this change to our Covid secure practice on Friday 18th September.
A small number of students may be exempt (e.g. on medical grounds). Please email your child’s Director of Learning if you believe this applies to your child.
September 2020: Arrangements for return to school for new academic year
In line with national guidance, all students are returning to school in September and attendance will be compulsory again.
A full update from the Principal on arrangements for the new academic year – including details of the use of the academy’s KAA2 site for years 7 & 8 – is available in the below letters:
Key COVID-19 Secure Information for the Autumn Term – 1st September
New academic year – 20th August
End of Year Letter – 17th July
Arrangements for new academic year – 15th July
September induction days
We will be running an extended induction programme for all students to help them return from a long period of lockdown and go over our “COVID secure” practices. Please note these are slightly different to the previous dates, to reflect the need for more induction.
The full risk assessment for the reopening of the school to all year groups in September 2020 can be found at the link below.
- Parent “How to Use KAA @ Home Guide” (including FAQs)
KAA@Home Troubleshooting Guide for Parents (click to open PDF guide)
- Student KAA @ Home Assembly
- Parent “How to Use KAA @ Home” Video
- Student KAA Account Password Reset Request (please only complete if your child has forgotten their password)
When I click on KAA@Home it comes up with a Google error. What should I do?
The single most common issue is that you are not signed in correctly with your KAA Google account. Please follow the KAA@Home step by step guide to check you are signed in correctly in 2 easy steps!
I’ve forgotten my password for my KAA account. How do I reset it?
Password requests can be submitted by yourself or your parent by completing the form on the Coronavirus: key information page. We need to verify your identity so please submit parent contact details. Parents and students will then receive an email and text message with the new password.
What is Guardian for Google Classroom?
Guardian access allows parents to receive emails with summaries of work that is set for their children. It does not provide direct access to the actual classroom using apps or the website at this time. Please read below for information on how to set it up and use it.
When guardians join Classroom, they receive regular, automatic email summaries for each of their students. Guardians choose the frequency of the emails—daily or weekly—and can unsubscribe at any time. PLEASE NOTE: We are aware of an issue with the way in which the automated emails open the link on some phones and mobile devices. You do not need any app to accept the invitation.
All parents should have received an email invite from Google Classroom. Please note you need to click on the link and accept the invite to activate it. This will then take you to webpage where you can set the timing and frequency of emails to you. To adjust settings for the email summaries at a later date you can visit this link (using your gmail account) to set frequency of emails or to unsubscribe should you wish: https://classroom.google.com/gs. If you cannot find the email invite please let any teacher know and they will log a request for it to be resent by the KAA IT team.
Guardian email summaries include:
- Missing work—Work that’s late at the time the email was sent
- Upcoming work—Work that’s due today and tomorrow (for daily emails) or work that’s due in the upcoming week (for weekly emails)
- Class activity—Announcements, assignments, and questions recently posted by teachers
- Please visit https://support.google.com/edu/classroom/answer/6388136?hl=en for more information and to see what you can expect it to look like