Systems for Parents and Carers

SIMS Parent

The SIMS Parent gives you access to information about your child/ren, including attendance, timetable, conduct, reports, calendar information and homework. Full details on the registration process for SIMS Parent is available on the Capita SIMS Parent Registration Page.

Once you have registered your account you can access SIMS Parent via an Internet Browser on your computer (www.sims-parent.co.uk) or by downloading the SIMS Parent App from the Apple or Google Store on your smart device.

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

SIMS Agora

SIMS Agora is a tool for making payments to the school to pay for Food and Trips. You will receive an invitation containing an activation code from the school via the email address the school holds for you to create a login for Agora. You can then register an account using an existing Google or Microsoft email address using the activation code we have sent you. Activation codes will expire 28 days after they are issued. Once you have an account you can login via the Capita SIMS Agora Login Page.

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 Parent 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 and Staff

SIMS Student

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.

Full details on the registration process for SIMS Student is available on the Capita SIMS Student Page.

Once you have registered your account you can access SIMS Student via an Web Browser on your computer (www.sims-student.co.uk) or by downloading the SIMS Student App from the Apple or Google Store on your smart device.

Firefly

Firefly is an online learning platform that brings together Teachers and Students. Students can use Firefly to view teaching resources. You can access Firefly through your PC/Mac or via a mobile device through Apps such as Student Planner (Note the School code for Student Planer is BMS). Each curriculum area also has a Firefly page containing schemes of learning, revision tools and useful resources for learning at home. You can login at bms.fireflycloud.net using the primary email address supplied by the School.

BMS360

BMS 360 is an online information centre for Students and Staff. You can login on to BMS 360 using the same login details they use to login to PCs at School. BMS 360 gives you access to files and documents on the school network account and provides links to tools such as Email. You can login to 360 at www.bms360.net.

Passport

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.

Eclipse

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.

Systems available only to Staff

SIMS is the Schools Management Information System which holds a variety of Student, Parent and Staff data and functionality, such as:

  • Student Attendance, Progress and Behaviour Data.
  • Student/Parent/Staff Contact details.
  • Functionality to message contacts.
  • Functionality to set Tasks for Students.

Access to SIMS is tightly controlled, and only Staff with a separate SIMS login using a PC with SIMS installed (or a Citrix Desktop) can access it.

Citrix is a system that allows Staff to emulate a School Desktop from outside School using a PC at home for example. You can login to Citrix and download the installer for Citrix via the Citrix Login Page.

Egress is a secure email system used to pass sensitive information concerning Student welfare between Schools and Government/Health Agencies.

PaperCut is a system that allows Staff to select a budget for all their print jobs and helps the School manage the significant costs associated with printing.

 

Last updated by S.Barnard Sept 2018