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Equipment and Uniform for Students

The following information has been collated to provide guidance on Equipment and Uniform for September 2020.

Communications Overview

http://youtu.be/0MFxGZWgugg 

SIMS Parent

https://www.sims-parent.co.uk/

SIMS Parent gives you access to information about your child/ren, including attendance, timetable, conduct, reports, calendar information and homework. You will need a SIMS ID (see below) to be able to sign in to SIMS Parent.

You can access SIMS Parent via the website (www.sims-parent.co.uk) or by downloading the SIMS Parent App from the Apple or Google on a suitable device.

Detailed help on using SIMS Parent is available from the Capita SIMS Parent Help Page.

 

Pay360

https://www.pay360educationpayments.com/

Pay360 is used for making payments to the school, for school meals and trips for example. It will also allow you to view your child/ren's lunch spending history. You will need a SIMS ID (see below) to be able to sign in to Pay360.

 

SIMS Activities

We are introducing a new method of signing up to extra-curricular activities, be these trips, clubs or fixtures. This new facility is called SIMS Activities. If you have already registered for SIMS Parent you can access Activities using the same login details here SIMS Activities. Please note that there is no link directly to Activities currently from within the parent app.

You will need a SIMS ID (see below) to be able to sign in to SIMS Activities.

Further information is available here: SIMS Activities Help Document.

 

SIMS ID

You will receive an invitation email containing instructions on creating a SIMS ID account. The SIMS ID account can be used to sign in to SIMS Parent, Pay360 and SIMS Activities. You can either choose to create a new account with a username and password or you can link a third party account (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, Google, Apple etc.) to SIMS ID so that you can use that to sign in. The link in the invitation email is valid for 3 months. If the invitation email has expired or you wish to change the third party account that is linked to the your SIMS ID account, please email parentcomms@blatchingtonmill.org.uk

 

Parents' Evening System

Use Parents' Evening System to book appointments with your child's teachers. We will let you know when a Parents' Evening is scheduled for your children and you can login via the Parents' Evening Login Page.

 

Sickness/Absence via Studybugs

You can use Studybugs to inform the school about your child being absent from school for medical reasons and you will need to register an account on their site (studybugs.com/about/parents). Alternatively you can leave a message with the school by telephoning 01273 206874 or by sending a text message to 07860 055 853.

 

Systems for Students

 

SIMS Student

https://www.sims-student.co.uk/

SIMS Student allows students to see the homework tasks set for them by their Teacher. Access is given in a similar way to the SIMS Parent application and students are sent an invitation to sign up using their school G-mail account.

If a student hasn't received the invitation or it has expired they can request a new invite by submitting this form.

During the registration process, students should choose to register/log in with Google and then use their school Google account (see Google G Suite section below for more details).

Once the student has registered, they can access SIMS Student on any device with a web browser or they can download the SIMS Student app for use with Apple or Android devices.

SIMS Student on Google Play Store

SIMS Student on Apple App Store

 

Google G Suite

https://gsuite.google.com/dashboard

Google provide various systems that are used in school. You can find a number of these by clicking on the link above. If prompted to log in to their Google account, students should use their school email address, which takes the form school_login@blatchingtonmill.org.uk and the password they use to log in to Chromebooks or computers in school. See example below.

 Google sign in4

 

Email

https://mail.google.com/

Students use GMail for their school email. If prompted to log in to Google, students should use their school email address, which takes the form school_login@blatchingtonmill.org.uk and the password they use to log in to Chromebooks or computers in school. See Google G Suite section above. 

 

Google Classroom

https://classroom.google.com/

Google Classroom is used during some lessons to share resources and to set assignments. Teachers will let students know if that is the case for a particular lesson. To access Google Classroom click on the link above. If prompted to log in to Google, students should use their school email address, which takes the form school_login@blatchingtonmill.org.uk and the password they use to log in to Chromebooks or computers in school. See Google G Suite section above.

Please find the Google Classroom guide for parents and carers here

Homework Resources for Students

https://drive.google.com/

Homework set for students may refer to the Homework Resources Google Drive. This is accessed here. If prompted to log in to Google, students should use their school email address, which takes the form school_login@blatchingtonmill.org.uk and the password they use to log in to Chromebooks or computers in school. See Google G Suite section above.

 

Passport

https://passport.blatchingtonmill.org.uk/

Blatchington Mill has a bespoke rewards scheme for good behaviour and results which is delivered via a system called Passport. Teachers generate points in Passport for good progress and behaviour and Students spend those points on a variety of items available on Passport.

 

Biometric System

The School uses a Biometric System (Finger print reader) to identify Students and Staff and allow them to spend money from their accounts in the Canteen. The system is also used to allow them the collect printouts and make copies from the Schools Multi-Function Print Devices.

 

Kerboodle

Kerboodle works alongside your course textbooks to create a truly blended learning solution. Packed with customisable learning content, assessment materials and reporting tools, Kerboodle allows you to seamlessly integrate quality digital resources into your classroom.

 

GCSEpod

Provides access to over 3,500 audio-visual podcasts that can be watched on mobile devices, tablets and PCs. Designed to squeeze exactly the right knowledge you need for exam success into short 3-5 minutes chunks. Helps you with learning, homework and revision.

 

Reading Cloud

A Micro Librarian System that gives access to an engaging online library for students and staff.

 

MyMaths

MyMaths is an interactive online teaching and homework website for schools that builds pupil engagement and consolidates maths knowledge.