Back To School

For more details on how we are beginning our safe, orderly and effective transition back to school from 1 June, please read our Back to School Guide.

Message from the Head

Hear from our Head on what we're doing to support your child during this unprecedented time

Message from the Head

Hear from our Head on what we're doing to support your child during this unprecedented time

We are confident that the transition to online learning this term will build on the educational offering at Kingscourt. We are not trying to replicate the classroom experience as this would not be possible; but informed by the experience of our peers in Asia, we have designed an evolving programme that will combine synchronous (live) and asynchronous (offline) learning, using a mix of formats, from smaller groups to full-class sessions.

We will ensure there are regular wellbeing check-ins with your child and that the sense of school community is maintained.

Please bear in mind that this is all new territory for our teaching staff too. We will get better as the term goes on and build on our professional reflections and experience week by week. We are meeting online every day in order to facilitate this.

We know that nothing can replace actually being in school, and being taught and cared for by our teachers, teaching assistants, and wider school staff, but we hope that, through our Online Teaching and Learning Programme, our children will continue to love learning and be challenged during this most unusual of times.

These unprecedented times, may be extremely unsettling for our children. As well as prioritising their physical health as we remain at home, we also need to be looking after their mental health and wellbeing, keeping a sense of normality and daily routine, whilst providing opportunities for them to flourish.

The coming weeks will undoubtedly contain many new challenges, but we are sure that, by working together as a school community, our children will have structure, as well as the time to be creative and pursue more open-ended activities, maintaining a happy balance between academic work and the continued importance of play and leisure activities.

This is not a situation we could have anticipated at the start of the year, but by keeping communication open, and keeping the focus on what is best for our children, we hope we can look back at the end of the year and feel we faced the challenge together, in line with our core values.

We aim to minimise the impact on the children who rely on us for their wellbeing and progression by working together.  So, although our school is closed, our education and care continue.

Wishing you all well and safe in the coming weeks – we look forward to welcoming everyone back into our school soon.

Jamie Lewis,

Headteacher

023 92 593251