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NEWTON FERRERS

Church of England Primary School

Communication and Parent Pay

My Ed

You can download the MyEd app to enable you to access your child’s information/attendance/School trips etc.

Seesaw

 

All parents and children at the school have access to their own seesaw account.  At Newton Ferrers C of E, it is used:

For parents:

-Gives families an immediate and personalised window into their child’s school day.

-Having an opportunity to instantly see what is going on in the classroom.

-To celebrate learning and golden moments.

-To share methods and learning which could then be used at home e.g. using a correct mathematical method.

-Any messages or reminders can be put onto the class journal.

-Pictures and videos which open up a conversation.

-Extended family, including grandparents, can have access.

 

For children:

- empowers students to independently document their learning with built-in creative tools, and provides an authentic audience for their work.

-Children will be able to use the platform in a safe and enclosed way.

-Children will only have access to seesaw at school.

-Promotes internet safety.

 

For the teacher and school:

-Saves time on organisation and parent communication and provides a safe place to teach 21st Century skills.

-Anything that is posted by children must be approved by the teacher or Mr Brown.

 

How we use Seesaw at Newton Ferrers:

-Teachers will not use the inbox system. This can not be disabled.

-Teachers will not be expected to post about every child every week. Using this system is to celebrate golden moments including effort. Teachers will aim to send 1-2 posts a week about what they have been doing to the class journal. Children who represent the school at different events or attend clubs are more likely to receive more posts.

-The comments and likes section has been disabled for parents.

-If you don’t have a smart phone, seesaw can be accessed on a webpage.

-All children will have access to seesaw – however not at home. It is the parents prerogative to use it – there is no expectation for parents to use it.

-If your child is not allowed to be on the website, their photo will only appear on their class journal unless you tell Mrs Rhead otherwise.

 

Accessing Seesaw

If you are having trouble accessing your child's seesaw account, please see your child's classteacher or Mr Brown.

“Up the Creek News”

This is the title of our weekly newsletter, which is available on the school website every Friday afternoon. Please go towww.newton-ferrers.devon.sch.uk to access your copy. A copy will also be emailed out to each family. Please do make a point of viewing this as it will keep you in touch with what is going on in school and will have an updated list of diary dates. In an effort to be as ‘green’ as possible, we endeavour to send out all paperwork electronically as far as possible, but please let the office know if you specifically require a paper copy.

Contact Information, etc.

Contact information and parental permission forms are signed by parents when children start at the school and data is checked annually.

Please remember to provide the office with any information that needs to be updated on your child’s records, i.e. change of address / telephone (and mobile) number / medical information / dietary information, etc.

Friday Assemblies

Parents, Family and Friends are welcome to join the school each Friday morning for assembly.

On the first Friday of each month the assembly will take place in Holy Cross Church and otherwise in the school hall.

Assembly starts at 9.15 a.m. and usually lasts approximately half an hour.

During the course of the year each Class will lead one of the assemblies and share with everyone the work they have undertaken during the term

Google Accounts

 

Children at Newton Ferrers Primary School have access to google apps which include google mail (email), google drive (a cloud to save work) and other learning sites.  The children are given their own username and password in order to access them.  Children are encouraged not to share these, however staff do have copies of these if they are forgotten or lost.
 
As part of our IT curriculum, the children learn about internet safety which includes the correct use of the above apps.  Children can access their accounts at home for home learning projects.   Information will be given by the class teacher of future work once lessons have been taught in school.  All of our internet is regulated by the South West Grid for Learning and our suppliers TME to ensure that our children are safe online.  

ParentPay

 

ParentPay is our secure online income collection and management service which allows you to make payments to school using your debit/credit cards or in cash using the ParentPay top-up card at local PayPoint outlets. You can make payments for:

 

  • school meals
  • trips
  • before/after school clubs

 

Please click on the link below to go directly to ParentPay to find out more and access your account.  If you are new to ParentPay or need a reminder of your login details please contact the school office.

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