The Academy now uses a variety of online sites to support you as a parent and your child in their learning. Each student has been issued an email address which enables communication between them and their teachers. In due course your child will be given logon details and passwords for the other online learning systems we use. Some, such as ClassCharts, can also be accessed by parents but others, such as Doddle, can only be accessed by the student.There is space in the new planners for all these important details to be kept. Please encourage your child to share with you their online learning experience.
Computers can be accessed in the library during homework club at the Waterleat Road site and various other classrooms, and the VLC is accessible to students at the Borough Road site.
As well as the online learning tools listed above, as a parent you will be using ParentPay for purchasing items such as PE or Science resources, student trips/activities and it is the main source of communication with parents via Email or Text.All letters and communication with parents will shortly be sent via ParentPay so an accurate email address and mobile number is essential. If you need any support with ParentPay please email [email protected] or ? click here to help access your account
We are in the process of launching a new and exciting platform this September called ClassCharts. We would like to encourage students and parents to download new ClassCharts Student and Parent apps from your App Stores. The app is available on both Apple and Android. Classcharts provides information about homework and behaviour (positive and negative) and attendance information will follow in the future.If you have not received your login details please contact the Academy.
Every student is given an Academy Google email account which they can use for school related correspondence. Often, important information will be sent to your child’s account regarding meetings, lessons, clubs and notices.The email address format is always their computer username. This is the year in which the student started, followed by their form, followed by their first initial and then the first two initials of their surnames. For example if Joe Bloggs started in 2017 it would be:2017 – g1- j – bl which would look like [email protected] The password to access their email account is the same password used when logging on to the Academy’s computers.These details should be stored in their planner.
Quick Start Guide for ParentsKerboodle is a KS3 and KS4 online Science resource, which allows students to access assessments, interactive homework and digital textbooks to support their lessons. Each student will have a username and password to access their account issued by their Science teacher.
If your username or password is lost please email [email protected]
MyMaths provides a fully interactive online learning resource suitable for all ages. Interactive lessons, games, and worksheets are linked to a powerful Assessment Manager system that enables learning in a fun and dynamic way while tracking and monitoring progress effectively. Students are issued with login details and often Maths homework is set through this programme. Parents can access the platform through their child’s account.If your username or password is lost please contact the Academy.
Doddle brings students’ assignments together on one secure online platform, where they can view and complete all their work. Students are able to take control of their own learning and stay on top of their work throughout the year. Parents can view the assignments which have been set for their child, monitor their deadlines and instantly see their results through Doddle Parent. Students are issued with login details and parents can access the platform through their child’s account.If your username or password is lost please contact the Academy.
Linguascope is a learning website for languages which gives students access to a wealth of interactive activities and learning materials for all levels. The password will be given out by languages staff.
Google Classroom is linked to students’ Academy email accounts as a Google service. A number of departments are starting to use this for example History. Please encourage your child to check their email accounts regularly for emails regarding homework.