Take a look at our COVID Time Capsule page for suggestions on creating a record of the historic time we are living through.

Latest Information from School

12th September 2020
Guidance regarding Tier 1 Protocol – letter from Mrs L Johnson

What to do if…. COVID-19 related student absence
Updated Risk Assessment COVID-19

July 2020
End of year letter from Mrs Johnson

Frequently Asked Questions


1. What before and after school provision is there in place?

We are able to offer on-site supervision of students from 8am each morning. We have a limited number of places for students in Year 7 and Year 8 students to be supervised until 4.15pm. If you wish to request a place after school please email your child’s Head of Year outlining the reasons. Unfortunately, due to staffing commitments we are unable to offer any additions to these times currently.

2. What do I do if my child is told to self-isolate/quarantine/take a Covid test? What do I do with the results?

The following is based on DfE Guidance 28 August 2020

The aim is to minimise contact with individuals who are unwell by ensuring that those who have coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms, or who have someone in their household who does, do not attend school

1. Students, staff and other adults must not come into the school if they have coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms or have tested positive in the last 10 days.
2. If anyone in the school becomes unwell with a new and persistent cough or a high temperature, or has a loss of or change in, their normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia), they will be sent home and advised to take a Covid test. If the test is negative, then in order to return to school must see evidence of the test result.
3. If a member of the household has tested positive with the virus, students must self-isolate for 14 days from either the start of the symptoms or from a positive test result date.
4. If student has been quarantined due to a return from abroad then after the 14 day period (current guidelines) they may return to school.

3. Can my child continue remote learning when school is open as they are at increased risk?

The latest government guidance can be found here. Unfortunately, we do not have the capacity for staff to set additional remote learning to students as they are teaching their full teaching allocation, duty responsibilities and additional before/after school supervision.

4. Are there any food items that should not be brought into school?

Yes. Please do not send your child into school with items containing nuts wherever possible.
We also ask that your child does not bring in birthday cakes/treats on their birthday. We appreciate that they enjoy celebrating their special day with their friends but in trying to mitigate the spreading of the virus this is a necessary precaution to take.

5. Use of a Prayer Room

We recognise that some of our students regularly make use of a space for prayers at lunch time. Currently because of the requirement to maintain year group “bubbles” we are unable to offer seven spaces for the use of prayer rooms. As soon as we are able to we do intend to provide a space for students to pray. We will continue to review this, in line with Government guidance on “bubbles”.

6. My child is on medication kept in school/has recently been given medication, what do I do?

If your child has medication in school, please call the Main Office to speak to Mrs Gardner between 10am-3pm to check the date of the medication we have for your child in school. The Main Office number is 0121 444 2150.
If your child has a medical update, such as they now have an epi-pen, please call Mrs Gardner in the Main Office to inform her of this. The Main Office number is 0121 444 2150.

7. Absence from school?

Please email or telephone school to report an absence on the first day your child is off school. Please email the school to explain the absence on their return. Please use absence@kechg.org.uk

8. How do I order school lunches for my child?

For the first week of term, we have offered the same as KECHB. However, next week we will send out the catering form for w/c 14 September which will be an amended offer for our school. As we adapt to the new norm, we hope to expand the menu with the help of student voice.

Other Information


Information from the Communication and Autism Team (Access to Education) – guidance, support and resources for before, during and after your child’s return to their school/ setting, after the Covid-19 lockdown. Click here.

During the nationwide pandemic we have been in awe of the number of students who have volunteered, supported with food banks, home-schooled younger siblings, walked the neighbour’s dog, learned to cook, baked weekly to cheer up family members… the list is endless. In our local community they are trying to extend doing exactly this throughout the summer holidays. Check out the link here to see what you can get involved with during the summer holidays.

Behaviour Policy Addendum COVID-19
Safeguarding Policy Addendum COVID-19
Academy Trust Privacy Notice Parent 2020
Academy Trust Privacy Notice Pupil 2020
Academy Trust Privacy Notice Staff 2020

Camp Hill Girls’ Chronicle
11th Edition – Friday 17th July
10th Edition – Friday 10th July
9th Edition – Friday 3rd July
8th Edition – Friday 26th June
7th Edition – Friday 19th June
6th Edition – Friday 12th June
5th Edition – Friday 22nd May
4th Edition – Thursday 14th May
3rd Edition – Thursday 7th May
2nd Edition – Thursday 30th April
1st Edition – Friday 24th April

Ofqual grading process for 2020
Ofqual have published a short film to help everyone understand the grading process for 2020.
Grading in 2020 – information for students – Tuesday 14th April

A summary of the Ofqual grading advice:
Exam Graphic April 20

Useful links and support for families


Children’s society
With the current school closure guidelines in place you will be spending more time with family, carers or friends and this may create difficult situations, especially for those coping with family problems.

Mental Health & support links
The tips and advice here are things you can do now to help you keep on top of your mental wellbeing and cope with how you may feel. Make sure you get further support if you feel you need it.

Kooth Activities Brochure – suggestions and links for activities to enhance your emotional health and wellbeing.

Free Mental Health Support by the government through its Innovate UK program – Innovate UK has commissioned WYSA, the world’s leading mental health AI chatbot, to create a bespoke support package for teenagers.
To view the poster – click here
To view the leaflet – click here
Download / activate the service at https://wysabuddy.app.link/innovateuk2020

This leaflet provides useful contact numbers if you should ever need them:
MH Support

Pause Mental Health Service:
Pause-Post

Birmingham Educational Psychology Service Helpline for Parents & Carers
NHS mental wellbeing page
https://youngminds.org.uk/
https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/for-children-and-young-people/
https://www.childline.org.uk/

SEND
Birmingham City Council – information & advice for SEND families
Communication and Autism Help
Learning Difficulties Help
Physical Difficulties Support Service Help
Sensory Support Help

There is also information for parents on the Local Offer Website.

Government response to SEND Agenda during Covid-19 school closure – letter dated 24th March 2020: click here

Birmingham Foodbanks
https://birminghamcentral.foodbank.org.uk/

Staying Safe
For online safety tips, please see our Online Safety page.

Bogus Callers – letter from West Midlands Police.

Support During COVID
Birmingham COVID-19 Early Help
NSPCC
School Nursing Service

Other Support Information
SALT advice line (Speech and Language Therapy)
Spurgeons Young Carers Leaflet

Department for Education Coronavirus helpline


The Department for Education has launched a new helpline to answer questions about COVID-19 related to education. Staff, parents and young people can contact the helpline as follows:

DfE Helpline

Where to find the latest information


Updates on COVID-19:
https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

Guidance for educational settings:
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-to-educational-settings-about-covid-19/guidance-to-educational-settings-about-covid-19

Travel advice for those travelling and living overseas:
https://www.gov.uk/guidance/travel-advice-novel-coronavirus

Latest Department for Education information:
https://twitter.com/educationgovuk
https://www.facebook.com/educationgovuk/

The situation may change rapidly, so we will endeavour to post further information here as we receive it:
The Schools of King Edward VI – Coronavirus Update
Advice sheet – home isolation – GOV
King Edward’s Foundation Corona Virus Advice

Previous Communications
Letter to Faith Groups – Eid 2020
Guidance for Eid 2020 during COVID19
Letter from Mrs Johnson – Tuesday 28th April
Letter from Mrs Johnson – Monday 27th April
Parent letter from Mrs L Johnson – Monday 6th April
Ofqual Letter to students – Summer 2020 grading – Monday 6th April
Ofqual Summer 2020 grades guidance for teachers, students and parents – Monday 6th April
Letter to parents re Easter – Wednesday 1st April
Suggestions for students over the Easter Break – Wednesday 1st April
Guidance for parents & carers (mental health & wellbeing) – Wednesday 1st April
Letter to parents – Tuesday 24th March
Exams 2020 Update – Thursday 19th March
Letter to parents from Dr Tim O’Neill – Thursday 19th March
Letter to parents – Thursday 19th March
Letter to parents – Wednesday 18th March
Letter to parents – Tuesday 17th March
Assembly Presentation by Dr Peter Balph, RNA Virologist – Monday 16th March