The Parents’ Guide to…

The Parents’ Guide to provides advice and information for parents with teenage children on topics such as university, apprenticeships, post 16 and post 18 options and revision. To help support parents during the coronavirus outbreak, they’ve written The Parents’ Guide to coping with school closures, a completely free online guide for parents of teens, explaining how they can protect their family’s health and wellbeing (mental and physical), help their children study at home and cope with the added stresses and anxieties the current situation brings.

This free guide can be viewed and downloaded here or by visiting

Support for Students Working at Home

Teachers will be setting work and sharing it with students via Google Classroom, email, or other online tools such as MathsWatch and Seneca.

If you require any IT support, please email ictservices@the3rivers  and our technicians will get back to you as soon as they can. Please be aware that response times my be longer than normal.

However, there is a lot students can do themselves. Using the GCSE Curriculum Overview documents will show you all of the topics for each GCSE subject. They also contain links to lots of additional resources.

For many subjects students can also be directed to use GCSE Pod which is an external revision tool that the school subscribes to. Details of how to access GCSEPod can be found in this link.

Alternatively students could access Senecalearning which is a free online learning tool. Students will have to register to use this website and must be aware of the exam board and specification in order to make best use of the site.

Students are also able to access online resources via the following websites

MathswatchTheir username is their first initial and surname, all lower case, for example (jgraham@kevis) and the password is equation.

Kerboodle ( Science and MFL) – student login is the year they started at King Edwards in addition to their initial and surname all lower case, for example (19jgraham). Student password is the same as their log in unless they have changed it. Institution code is as7

Bitesize – Can be used for Y9-11 curriculum content.


Year 10 – access all of the Build my Skills resources on your Google Classroom and complete the employability programme.


Y12 and Y13 students

Students in Year 12 and Y13 are able to access subject resources via KEVI Google sites, Google Classroom and Google Drive. 

Students completing EPQ should keep on track with their research, Google Scholar is great for doing this. Remember to keep candidate logs up to date and you can start drafting your essay. Email your supervisor for clarification. 

Additional resources can be accessed via Senecalearning Students will need to be aware of what their exam board is 

This time can be used to broaden students’ curriculum experience and the addition of a MOOC or MOOCs in a related or complementary subject or topic area would be excellent. These free courses can be accessed via Future Learn  

You might be starting tho think about the future and different courses/careers. You could access Unifrog to begin your research and complete your profile. You might want to start thinking about personal statements. 

Lots of Universities and organisations provide additional experiences, this will allow you to develop as an individual and also your breadth of skills and interests. In the current time some of the programmes may not be running, but it will be a good starting point to research. Although not an exhaustive list some to consider are:


Med Link

Newcastle Hospitals Open Event






Head Start

Nuffield Science





Local Institutions

NU Entry

Newcastle Uni Bitesize

Newcastle Uni Partners

Durham Supported Progression


Widening Participation & Masterclasses














Social Mobility Foundation



UNIQ – Oxford

Sutton Trust

Villiers Park

Eton College Summer School


Extension Materials


Eton College

Key Links

GCSE Curriculum Overview Documents












COVID-19 Closures across the Trust – Information

On behalf of The Three Rivers Learning Trust, I would like to thank you for

supporting the closure of our schools for the vast majority of children. We 

are providing a skeleton childcare service which is only for the most

vulnerable children and the children of essential Key Workers. The

first principle of government guidance is that a child should only be sent to

school if there is no safe alternative and provision in school must be a last


The letter, from Mr Taylor; CEO can be read in full here.

Y9 Y10 Y12 – Setting and completion of online work

It is really important that all students continue to work hard in this extended period of absence and we are committed to ensuring that all students in Year 9, 10 and 12 get access to high quality tasks and resources.

Read the letter sent to all parents/carers in full, here.

Y11 and Y13 Awarding Grades – Update

Initial details have been released about how students will be awarded grades this summer in the absence of all exams. Access to the full details are linked here which should provide some clarity to many of the key questions.

The letter sent to parents and carers can be viewed in full, for Y11 and Y13.



Information for Year 11

Due to the changing situation in relation to COVID-19 we are revising our plans.

In order to support social distancing we do not what anyone in school unless absolutely necessary or travelling on public transport unnecessarily. Year 11 students, please do not come in on Monday 23 March to collect books or empty lockers. We will make arrangements for you to do so at a later date.
The school will remain open, as directed by the Government guidelines, to support vulnerable students and those children of key workers. If at all possible all students should remain at home. For those who do attend school social distancing will be practised.

Safeguarding during School Closure

I am writing to you in my capacity as the safeguarding lead for the school, to outline how I aim to continue supporting families and children through the school closure due to the COVID 19 outbreak. Even though the school has closed I am available to support and safeguard all young people and to offer advice and support where needed. Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any concerns or need advice on protecting or safeguarding a young person.

To read the letter in full from Mr Wickens, School Safeguarding Lead; please click here.

Coronavirus Update – School closure for most students

I would like to take this opportunity to communicate with you about the provision of learning for specific groups of students up until the Easter holidays.

The government has instructed all schools to close after today and until further notice, for all students except:  

  • Children with an EHCP who are not on the list of those who are at increased risk of coronavirus
  • Children who have a named social worker
  • Children whose parents are classed as Key Workers.  

The letter issued to parents/carers can be viewed here.

Year 12 and Year 13 School Update

The announcements on 18 March in relation to school closure were anticipated, what caught us all by surprise is the announcement of the cancellation of Summer exams. The current situation, as with the Coronavirus (COVID-19) itself, is unprecedented. Please rest assured in the challenging times ahead we are working tirelessly to ensure all of our students are supported academically and emotionally.

A copy of the letter issued to parents/carers of Year 12 and Year 13 students can be viewed here.