Coronavirus: key information
June 2020: Phased Reopening of KAA to students
Please note that in line with national guidance we will be introducing some face to face teaching for all Y10 & 12 students from Monday 15th June. This will happen alongside the Contingency School arrangements for eligible students in all year groups, which we have been operating since March.
Our FAQs document can be read here: FAQs for phased reopening (click to open)
The full academy risk assessment can be found here: KAA COVID Risk Assessment (click to open)
- Parent Letters
All previous coronavirus updates can be found on our Letters to Parents page.
Contingency School (for vulnerable students & children of keyworkers)
The contingency school provides places for vulnerable students and children of keyworkers. Please contact email@example.com if you would like to ask about your child’s eligibility for our contingency school.
- Contingency School FAQs
Contingency School FAQs for Parents (click to open)
Students in all years are learning via KAA@Home. Parent & student guides are provided 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)
My child is entitled to Free School Meals. Who do I redeem my vouchers?
Free School Meals (FSM) vouchers of £15 per week are emailed to parents eligible for FSM through the nationwide government scheme with Edenred. For further information, please read the Department for Education’s DfE Free School Meals FAQs Guide, or email KAA at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions about redeeming your vouchers.
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