Update: 28th July 2020

Here is the presentation from the Year 6 Parents’ Evening:

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Dear Parent / Carer,

Firstly, I would like to thank all parents and carers who have participated in our virtual Parents’ Evening and the ‘Face to Face’ consultation sessions; I hope you have found these sessions useful.

I have previously outlined that Kepier’s plans are in line with the most up to date government guidance on schools reopening in September 2020 and I can confirm that further guidance was published on Thursday 2nd July. I would like to invite you to join a Google Meet on Wednesday 15th July at 5pm where I will share with you Kepier’s plans which are specific to learners starting year 7 in September. We will be communicating information regarding the arrangements for other year groups separately.

You can join this meeting via the following link: https://meet.google.com/hpc-swux-hbz

If you are unable to attend this presentation, information will be uploaded to the school’s website on Thursday 16th July 2020.

If you intend to access this Google Meet via a mobile device, you must be logged into a Google account. Google Meet has a maximum capacity of 250 participants and therefore we would ask that only one device per household connects to the meeting. In addition to this, you will need to ensure that your camera and microphones are turned off. There is a chat facility whereby you can type questions which will be monitored by Kepier staff.

I would advise that you try and log into Google Meet before the presentation starts. You will need to be accepted into the meeting, we will start to accept you into the Google Meet from 16.45. In preparation for this presentation, if you need any support joining the Google Meet, please refer to the link below: Google Meet Support.

I look forward to speaking to you on Wednesday.

Yours faithfully,
Mr Van-Lindon


Dear Parent/ Carer,

I would like to take the opportunity to update you on the transition arrangements for your child. We will be posting updates each Tuesday on our website and Class Charts.

We have received a lot of positive feedback following our virtual Parents’ Evening on Tuesday 23rd June; I hope that you all found it informative.  If you would like to view the presentation again or were unable to join the presentation, please click here.

I know that learners will have a lot of questions; I asked our year 7 learners what advice they would give to year 6 learners starting Kepier, and you can see their advice by watching this video.

This week we are holding Face to Face consultations with your child’s coach; this is an opportunity to have any queries answered. At these consultations you will be issued with;

  • ParentPay Activation letter; this will enable you to use our Cashless Catering system
  • Parent and Learner Class Charts log in details; Class Charts is our online platform which allows you to monitor your child’s behaviour, homework, attendance and 2 way messaging system.

In addition to this, we require the following documentation to be completed:

  • Data Collection Form
  • Photograph Consent
  • Biometric Consent; this gives us permission for your child’s fingerprint to be taken so they can access the cashless catering system.
  • Indemnity Form; covering learners for trips and visits during the school day.
  • Book Borrowing acceptance form

We will also use this time to speak with your child regarding their transition to Kepier and our ‘buddy’ system.

We are updating Class Charts on a weekly basis with a number of activities for learners to complete in preparation for September; Mrs Ashton our Principal has set year 6 learners their first task.

I hope this information is useful; if you have any queries, please email info@kepier.com and your query will be directed to the relevant person.

Yours faithfully,

Mr Van-Lindon.to thank all parents / carers who joined the presentation and hope you found it informative. If you would like to view the presentation again or were unable to join the presentation, please click here.

 


Dear Parent / Carer,Yesterday, Kepier held it’s very first virtual Parents’ Evening. I would like Kepier have organised ‘Face to Face’ meetings with your child’s coach; this is an ideal opportunity to have any queries you may have answered and for your child to familiarise themselves with their coach. To book an appointment please complete the form via this link https://forms.gle/xG7tDdmJJ4eDFNMF8

During the Face to Face meeting, you will be asked to complete some paperwork in preparation for September and you will be able to pre order your child’s uniform, our uniform supplier, Total Sport, will be on site.

We will continually update our website with transition information; if you have any queries, please email info@kepier.com and your query will be directed to the relevant person.

Yours faithfully

Mr Van-Lindon


Dear Parent / Carer,

I hope you and your family are well.

Following my previous updates, I would like to remind you that we will be holding a virtual Parents’ Evening on Tuesday 23rd June starting at 17.30. It is anticipated that this presentation will last no longer than 45 minutes and will cover queries which you may have. If you would like to join this meeting, please use the following link; meet.google.com/uee-tgwq-von

If you intend to access this presentation via a mobile device, you must be logged into a Google account. Google Meet has a maximum capacity of 250 participants and therefore we would ask that only one device per household connects to the meeting. In addition to this, you will need to ensure that your camera and microphones are turned off. There is a chat facility whereby you can type questions which will be monitored by Kepier staff. I would advise that you try and log into Google Meet before the presentation starts. You will need to be accepted into the meeting, we will start to accept you into the Google Meet from 17.15.

In preparation for this presentation, if you need any support joining the Google Meet, please refer to the link below: Google Meet Support.

I am aware that some parents / carers will be unable to join this presentation, therefore I will upload a copy of this, and the links to the supporting information, on our website on Wednesday 24th June; https://kepier.com/year-6-transition-update/

If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact us via emailing info@kepier.com

I look forward to speaking to you all in the coming weeks.

Yours faithfully,

Mr Van-Lindon


Dear Parent / Carer,

I hope you and your families are well.

Following the latest government advice on schools reopening, I have detailed below Kepier’s transition arrangements for current year 6 learners. It is important to note that these arrangements are in line with current guidance and may change if any subsequent guidance is published.

Given the current guidelines, Kepier will not be able to offer the two transition days in July as we have in the past, however, we will ensure that a full transition programme is in place for when your child starts Kepier.

Over the past few weeks, key staff from Kepier have been liaising with your child’s primary school and gathering as much information as possible to help our staff best support your child at Kepier.

In order to further support your child’s transition, we are in the process of producing a virtual tour of the school and a year 6 prospectus. We hope that these resources will help your child familiarise themselves with the school building, staff names, and give them an overview of what they will be studying in year 7. Kepier’s Principal, Mrs Ashton, will also write a letter to all learners and she absolutely loves reading their replies.

In order to support parents and carers, Mrs Ashton and I will be holding a Google Meet on Tuesday 23rd June 2020 at 5.30pm. The purpose of this meeting is to give parents and carers a presentation on Kepier and the key information you need to know prior to your child starting school. We will also be able to answer any additional questions you may have. If you would like to join this meeting, please use the following link; meet.google.com/uee-tgwq-von

Google Meet has a maximum capacity of 250 participants and therefore we would ask that only one device per household connects to the meeting. In addition to this, you will need to ensure that your camera and microphones are turned off. There is a chat facility whereby you can type questions which will be monitored by Kepier staff throughout the session which should last approximately 45 minutes.

Over the coming half term, Mrs Crompton (Year Manager), Mrs King (Deputy SENDCo), Mrs Watson (SENDCo), Mr Devlin (Assistant Principal and Safeguarding Lead) or myself will make individual phone calls to every parent or carer. The purpose of this phone call is to introduce key staff to you and discuss any support we can offer in further detail. To ensure the best person contacts you and at the most convenient time, please complete the Google Form by following the following link: https://forms.gle/zDNWdufgdbbEuqej7

Kepier uses an online platform called Class Charts for; attendance, behaviour, homework, announcements and messaging. I would encourage you to download the app, which is free, from either the App Store or Google Play Store. During your phone call, we will issue you with both you and your child’s login details. You will be able to login to Class Charts once you have these details and we will continually update Class Charts with transition tasks for your child to complete.

Mrs Paula Smith is Kepier’s designated First Aider. If your child’s current school has identified that they have a medical condition, Mrs Smith will be in contact with you to discuss this further.

I know one of the biggest queries parents have is around school uniform. We are continuing to work with our supplier, Total Sport, and will contact you regarding how to order uniform very shortly.

Finally, I will be working with your child’s primary school to try and organise a Google Meet Question and Answer session for those children who have returned to school. This will be a one off session and only available for those who are in attendance on the day.

We look forward to speaking to you all in the coming weeks.

Yours faithfully,

Mr Van-Lindon


Kind Regards,

Shaun Van-Lindon
Senior Leader