Replacement of ePortal
Dear parent / carer,
You may be aware that we have recently replaced our Management Information System with a new system, Schoolpod, which gives us far better control over our data hence the ability to keep you informed easily and regularly of how your son or daughter is performing at school. This has resulted however, in ePortal being no longer available for parents to check in to see how their son or daughter is performing. Whilst we realise that many parents have found this a useful tool over the years, we are confident that our new system will give them even better information in a far more accessible form.
From January you will receive regular updates on how your child is performing in school by email.On a weekly basis you will be sent details of their
Attendance and punctuality
Negative behaviour incidents logged
We can also use the new system to communicate effort and attainment data as soon as it is collated on our standard half-termly cyle.
A sample report is below to show you how the information will be presented. I am sure you will agree that it is far easier to use than the previous system.
Further, the new system allows us to communicate with you quickly and easily whenever certain criteria are met, for example, if your child has registered in the morning but has failed to attend lessons; if your child has reached a merit point milestone or even if your child has had a certain number of negative behaviour events recorded over a given period of time.
In order to run the system efficiently, we need to be sure we have your credentials correct. Many parents provided email addresses when their child started in Year 7 but by Year 11 these are no longer valid due to change in internet provider or other reasons. Please will you take a few minutes to provide us with your current email address and mobile phone number by completing our secure online survey. You will need your National Insurance Number to complete the survey so that we can verify your identity. The address is: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/SFParentcontact If we have your current mobile phone number you will also receive this link by text message. Please complete the survey by 5th December 2014.
We are confident that you will prefer our new system once it is bedded in. If you have any suggestions for the format of the report or for items you would like to see included, in the first instance please contact Julie Leadbeater, Senior Data Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Jacqueline Valin, PrincipalWanda Golinska, Headteacher