We start this Summer term with a fresh renewed energy. Despite the school buildings and facilities remaining closed, teaching staff and support staff have been working hard this Easter to ensure that we continue to deliver the education that King’s is so well known for.
We encourage each and every pupil to continue to do their very best. To ensure that they put their all into the work which they do remotely and most importantly to reach out to staff here if they are at all unsure or need additional support along the way.
Remote learning is still a new way of working for both pupils and staff. Pupils will find everything they need and directions to tools we have set up to make learning as interactive as possible on Firefly, Microsoft Teams and OneDrive (for the Senior School), Showbie and Class Dojo (for the Junior Schools). We are excited about the possibilities for teaching and learning that this move will offer. We hope the new approaches we have set up enable pupils to have regular interactions with their teaching staff.
We’d like to thank the King’s Community for their ongoing support in helping prepare the children of the King’s Foundation for remote teaching and learning in the term ahead.
5 Top Tips for Remote Learning
Parents and pupils are directed to log into your specific areas as per our recent communications to access all the necessary timetables, learning materials and interactive content. Along with the 5 Top Tips for Successful Remote Learning, we have also created additional graphics to help guide you to creating the optimum study environment and health and well-being.
Top Tips for Creating a Comfortable Learning Environment
Are you sitting comfortably? Creating your own personal space will ensure that you get the best out of your learning environment. See our graphic for 8 tips on How To Sit At A Desk Correctly (information supplied by the NHS).
How to Maintain your Wellbeing During Remote Learning
It’s so important that you look after your wellbeing while you’re remote learning and staying at home. From keeping connected to keeping to a daily routine, we’ve put together a few tips on ways you can keep your mental health in check during the lockdown period. See our graphic for more tips. More support from our network of wellbeing partners (Kooth, Stem4 and ThinkUknow) is also available for both pupils and parents on Firefly.
Whilst we know this continues to be a period of adjustment to a new way of learning, we’d like to reinforce that the pastoral support teams are, as always available for pupils and parents to reach out to for support. At any point, we encourage pupils and parents to reach out to teachers, house tutors and or form tutors for additional support where needed.
We would also like to encourage pupils to where possible continue with their co-curricular pursuits. Whether this is a sport, musical instrument, passions or hobbies, the King’s community of music teachers, PE departments and co-curricular support staff continue to be on hand to provide where required virtual support to ensure pupils continue to enjoy their passions.
We have been really delighted with the learning that our son has been provided with this week. The lessons have been well thought out with lots of visual aids and engaging ideas. He has enjoyed his daily schedule and I think the balance and expectations of lessons from the teachers have been perfect.
We are unable to offer tours, Open Mornings or Taster days at the current time, however, we welcome contact from prospective families and are happy to send a prospectus or organise a virtual call with our school Heads. For more information please visit the links below or contact one of our admissions team:-
King’s Senior Admissions – Vickie Peckston (email@example.com)
King’s Hawford Registrar – Melanie Adams (firstname.lastname@example.org)
King’s St Alban’s Registrar – Louise Robins (email@example.com)