Remote Access / Electronic Communication
You can inform the school of your preferred method of communication by indicating this on the data collection form in your September Pack. You can also email us to sign-up to receive general communications, such as the newsletter, by email.
Parents who do not have computer and internet access at home may be eligible for support. Please phone the Local Authority on 0333 200 1004 for more advice. For your children, if you send a note in to their Learning Mentor (form tutor) we can provide a Priority Pass for ICT use in school.
Students can use Ranger Outpost software to connect to their files in school. Click here to download and run the Ranger Outpost software*. A help guide for downloading and running this software is available here.
* This software will only run on PCs running Windows. After installation you will see a Ranger Outpost icon on your desktop. Double-click and enter your school login details.
THE LEAP - VIRTUAL LEARNING ENVIRONMENT (VLE)
Students are able to access lesson resources and revision materials, as well as contribute to discussions, web pages and surveys on The Leap. The platform also allows teachers to set and mark tasks electronically. Parents/carers can support their children by taking an interest in what tasks have been set and their deadlines for completion.
The Parent Portal gives parents/carers live access to the school's data system with records of their children's attendance, assessment (grades) and behaviour incidents. For more information about Student tracking click here
All students have a school email account. The information is stored, checked and monitored in school and as such is a much safer than publicly available email systems such as MSN or Yahoo mail. Students are not able to access these public email systems from within school. To login to school email, use your normal school username and password.
The internet can be a powerful learning tool. Our children need to learn to work independently in order to develop skills such as researching and analysis of text, however they also need supervision if they are to stay safe in a world where there can sometimes be little editorial control over what they see. Click here for more information.