KJ Linked - Weekly Learning Toolkit

27/04/2020 - KJ Linked Issue 4 released!

As we enter an indefinite period of lock down in the UK it has never been more important to stay in touch and keep busy.

This weekly newsletter will share positive news and ideas for activities that you can do at home to stay happy and healthy until the crisis passes.

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The coronavirus and home schooling section of the website is available on this link (Updated 22/05/2020)

There will be another Chromebook repair session on Friday 29nd May 2020. 8:00am - 11:30am. If your child needs their chromebook repaired, please contact the school prior to this for details.

Coronavirus & Home Schooling

All the latest news, developments and warnings regarding Coronavirus / COVID-19. You will also find a learning toolkit for students and parents, and all relevant letters will be placed in this section of the website.

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All the latest news and developments from King James I Academy

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Discover more about King James I Academy including Ofsted inspection reports, Bus Timetables, Uniform requirements and details surrounding the School Day.

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Find out what's happening at King James I Academy with the school calendar.

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Upcoming Events

Click here to find out what events are happening soon at King James.

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Information for parents of students attending or thinking about attending our school.

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Sixth Form

Learn all about our Sixth Form here at King James I Academy.

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Discover what's on at our Community Centre.

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Information for our students, including bus times, uniform, timetable information and Student Support.

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Photographs of life at King James.

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Contact Us

Contact Details such as Address, Telephone Numbers, Email Addresses and Points of Contact within the Academy.

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Our Vision Statement

Thank you for taking the time to visit our website to find out about the exciting things that are happening at King James I Academy.

In 2020 we will continue to build upon our many successes and we look forward to another exciting and inspiring year filled with opportunities to learn and grow.  We are over-subscribed for the third year running and will do our best to provide the King James experience to as many young people as possible.

At King James we pride ourselves on the quality and breadth of the curriculum we offer and we employ specialist staff to ensure that all of our children are well cared for and supported.  We are keen to work in close partnership with our parents and we work hard to ensure that our students enjoy all aspects of their education.

We are an inclusive school and we employ a large number of highly skilled support staff who are available to help all of our students to prosper.  From our Student Support Workers who provide day to day support to students to our Learning Support team we are a caring school.  We also employ a School Counsellor and other support staff who help students to be prepared and able to learn.

Our International School Award reflects our belief in learning beyond the classroom and our Vision Magazine celebrates the variety we offer and the many achievements of our students.

King James I Community works closely in partnership with our local schools and the local community to provide a venue for a large range of community-led educational and leisure activities including supporting Roots (a local performing arts group), hosting Bishop Auckland Juniors football club and working closely with Shildon AFC.

Our children take part in a range of activities beyond the school day and there is a seamless connection between the school and community activities which take place on the Academy site.  Students benefit from an Enrichment period at the end of every day, other than Friday, that provides them with the opportunity to develop new interests and to extend their learning.

King James offers a wealth of opportunities, which help our students to thrive and achieve excellent outcomes and which help us to provide "learning to inspire".

Should you require a copy of Vision or any further information then please access information via the website or contact the Main Reception on 01388-603388, or if you are interested in visiting King James then please do not hesitate to make personal contact with me.

Best wishes.

Nick Grieveson




Latest News...

KJ Linked - Issue 8

As you will have seen, the Government is encouraging secondary schools to consider a partial return for Year 10 and Year 12 students from Monday 1st June 2020. Our view continues to be that it is important that we take appropriate, extensive and considered actions to assure the safety of all members of our school community to make the right decision at the right time.

KJ Linked - Issue 7

Welcome to Issue 7 of KJ Linked. This week, the Government has confirmed that our isolation efforts as a nation are beginning to make a difference in controlling COVID-19, and in small steps, we can now begin to venture out more. This is great news, but we must still follow the guidelines and limit our contact with others.

KJ Linked - Issue 6

Welcome to Issue 6 of KJ Linked. In this issue, alongside a host of ideas to help you stay positive and busy in lockdown, we focus

on the next steps for Year 6 pupils who will be joining the Academy in September.

KJ Linked - Issue 5

Welcome to Issue 5 of KJ Linked. As we begin week 7 of lockdown it is good to hear in the news that our efforts to stop the spread of Covid-19 as a nation are working.

VE Day - 75th Anniversary At Home Celebrations

On the 8th of May 1945, Nazi Germany's surrender marked the End of World War II in Europe. Let us mark the 75th anniversary of this day, from the safety of our own homes.

KJ Linked - Issue 4

We hope you are all managing to stay motivated and positive during this period of lockdown, but if you are searching for suggestions to occupy your

time, this newsletter is packed full of ideas to suit all ages.

KJ Linked - Issue 3

We hope you have all had a good Easter and are safe and well at home with your family. Here is issue 3 of KJ Linked packed with ideas to help keep you and your family occupied over the next few weeks.

KJ Linked - Issue 2

After two weeks of lockdown and online learning, Easter is here and

it’s time to relax a little and appreciate life.

This bumper issue of KJ Linked is packed full of ideas to help keep your family occupied for the next two weeks.