Blended Learning

What to do if you are Isolating.

If you have to isolate and are well enough please complete work set for you on your Google Classrooms.

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Coronavirus News and Latest Developments

All the latest news, developments and warnings regarding Coronavirus / COVID-19

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Online Learning Safety

We've changed the format for work-setting to make it more manageable and also to provide dedicated time, if your child needs it, to access teacher support.

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Letters to Parents

All letters to Parents and Students that would normally have been issued physically will be available here.

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Our Chromebook Scheme

The use of Chromebooks at King James I Academy

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KJ Linked

Supporting Learning from home with a weekly newsletter packed with King James recommended resources.

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RM Case Study - King James I Academy

‘Inclusion for all’ – how King James I Academy embraced Google Workspace, introduced Chromebooks for all pupils, used and RM Unify to glue it all together.

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Remote Learning Policy

View our remote learning policy.

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Supporting Documents

Here are supporting documents and video links for parents and students to show the basics of our commonly used Google apps such as Google Classroom.

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Mutual Aid Groups Across County Durham

A huge list of support agencies willing to help support you and your family through Covid-19.

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Dear Parent,

I have been asked to share the following information with you from the Director for Public Health for Durham. Please can you ensure that students continue to take their twice weekly lateral flow tests and report the results to both the Academy and NHS Test and Trace, as well as maintaining social distancing and taking additional precautions outside of school. Thank you for your ongoing support with this

Be Aware, Be Safe.
There has been a larger than expected increase in positive cases of Covid 19 in the Bishop Auckland and Coundon areas and it is important to follow the rules and remain vigilant. The control measures to stop transmission remain the same as always: Hands, Face, Space, Fresh Air.

The main variant circulating national (Delta variant) is easily transmitted although measures to control it are the same. The more robust you are in following the control measures, the better protected you are. It is important to exercise caution when mixing indoors, where the virus can spread more easily. Socialising outside remains the safer option.

If you get any symptoms, you must self-isolate and book a free test via the NHS website:
If you are identified as a contact of a case, you must also self-isolate and arrange to have a test as soon as you can.

Please continue to do your twice weekly Lateral Flow Device (LFD) tests too. It is worth remembering that two doses of the coronavirus vaccination provide the best protection. Please attend both appointments and please continue following the latest guidance. This and information on how to access testing can be found at


Simon Whitehead