Here at Weald we use any resources and systems available to improve our Learning Environment. From monitoring student computer activity, to the organisation of Weald's Management Information System.
The most recent introductions include ParentPay for our new Cashless Catering System as well as other school payments and the Frog VLE (Virtual Learning Environment).
ePortal is a link through to the information held within our Management Information System from a company called Serco. It allows staff to easily records information about specific students in one location; including everything from attendance information to a full report.
It also gives all parents a way of accessing the information spcific to their son or daughter from Year 7, all the way through to Year 13. Personal Information, Attendance Records, Timetable, Set and Achieved Targets, Reports and Behavioural Events are all viewable using this system.
Parent Pay gives you a more convenient and flexible way to pay for any manner of expense online and helps to keep your child safe. By making cashless payments you know that your money has reached the school safely.
You can view your account statement and payment history, check when payments need to be made and set alerts to tell you when to pay school online. Some schools also display their menu online or report which meal your child chose at lunchtime. Cashless payments help your child’s school be more efficient as administration time in the school office is reduced.
The schools system works in sync with Microsoft Office 365 to not only provide students with 15GB plus secure email storage but also a free subscription to Office 365 Professional Plus which gives them access to the latest version of Microsoft Office at home for free as part of the student advantage program. Instructions on how to again access to office along with terms and conditions are available bellow:
- Securus monitors our ICT network for inappropriate language and alerts staff if your pupils use:
- Bullying or threatening behaviour
- Inappropriate internet sites
- Computers for unacceptable personal use during lessons
- It also notifies us of potentially harmful situations, such as:
- Signs of depression or similar afflictions
- Predator grooming
- Sexual, racial or religious harassment
- Drugs, pornography or gambling
Safer than using blocking software alone, Securus covers all of our computer applications. It also alerts our staff when 'proxy bypass' sites have been used to bypass our internet filtering systems.
Keep Kids Safe
Keep Kids Safe allows us to send important messages to parents instantly via text, voice or email. It integrates with our existing Management Information System and gives us the ability to send hundreds of personalised messages in seconds.
The system can be used to alert parents when pupils are absent or at any time a school needs to communicate with parents/carers, pupils, staff and support agencies in a timely, discrete and personalised manner. For example, notification of lateness, reinforcement of positive behaviour, notification of detentions, exam and coursework reminders, parents evening/review day reminders, emergency messages and keeping people informed about events, rehearsals, fixtures, trips, breakfast and after school clubs, meetings and appointments. The audit trail, archive and record keeping functions also provide powerful evidencing and reporting tools.
This system is now operating in hundreds of schools, delivering highly flexible and refined functionality that advances the school communication system to new levels.