Parent Portal

SIMS Parent App

https://www.sims-parent.co.uk/

SIMS parent App is a tool that we use at Cowes Enterprise College. Designed with input from both schools and parents, SIMS Parent is intuitive, informative and immediate.

Using SIMS Parent App allows you to:

  • Ensure that key information retained by the Academy for your son/daughter (important contact, medical details etc.) is correct.
  • See your son/daughter’s timetable.
  • Access the latest assessment report for your son/daughter.
  • See achievement points and behaviour incidents accrued by your son/daughter.
  • View your son/daughter’s attendance record.

Please familiarise yourself with the following important information about your online account, and the data that you will be able to access:

  • Only parents or carers with parental responsibility for a particular student will be provided with a link code to access SIMS Parent
  • Only you (as the parent/carer of a student) and Academy staff can access this data about the student. A parent/carer cannot see any contact information (eg. home address, phone number, email address etc.) of another parent or student.
  • Your data and that of all students, is managed by the Academy and is held securely. We take the security of this data very seriously and all sensible measures have been taken to safeguard this information.
  • When you update your details, data is transmitted across the internet securely using security encryption.
  • You will be able to change your password at any time to maintain the security of your account.

It is vital that you check your son/daughter’s Data Collection Information on SIMS Parent as soon as you receive your link code, to make any necessary amendments and add any additional information about your son/daughter, so that we have the information we need to help us support them. This is also the method you can use during your son/daughter’s time with us at the Academy should any contact or medical details etc. change, andit is your responsibility to ensure that this information is kept up to date.

If you have no email or internet access please contact the Academy reception on 01983 203103 so that a Data Collection Sheet can be posted to you .

You can access SIMS Parent on your browser via https://www.sims-parent.co.uk/ or by downloading the app from the App Store or Google Play! If you require a link code email to be sent please contact us via info@cowesec.org to request


Show My Homework

Over recent years, we have used a digital homework tool called Show My Homework by Team Satchel to help our students and parents manage homework tasks.

We feel that there are numerous benefits to using Show My Homework. It removes unnecessary admin time from lessons which can be better used for teaching and learning. It also means that more detailed instructions and digital copies of any resources needed can be uploaded by teachers to help ensure that students can complete their homework successfully.

Finally, the ‘to do list’ feature can help students manage their homework time more successfully.

  • Year 7’s will begin to receive homework from when they start. Initially, this will be provided verbally &; in paper form from their teachers. In September you will receive details about how to login into & use Show My Homework. All homework will then be recorded on Show My Homework for you and your child to view.

Please don’t worry, we also appreciate that homework can be the cause of stress and tension and a new system like Show My Homework can take a little getting used to. Pleasebe assured that in the first few weeks, teachers will deal sympathetically with homework issues and your child’s form tutor and year team will be on hand to help them get the hang of Show My Homework very quickly.

If you require any help using and managing Show My Homework, please visit the online help centre. This can be found by visiting www.teamsatchel.com and clicking the ‘support’ link at the top of the page. Here you will find dedicated help articles for both parents and students. Alternatively please watch the short video guides linked below

Getting started with Show My Homework as a student: https://www.youtube.com

Getting started with Show My Homework as a parent: https://www.youtube.com

Here is a link to the Show My Homework status page so parents/carers can check any issues: http://showmyhomework.statuspa...

Whilst the vast majority of students will have access to the internet at home, we do appreciate that this is not always the case. If you are aware that there is a temporary or long-term issue affecting your internet access, please contact the Academy office so your child’s teachers can be informed and alternative support put in place to support homework.


ScoPay - Cashless Payment System

Caterlink are our Caterers and they provide high-quality, reasonably-priced, healthy food options at both break and lunchtime. Menus are attached to our weekly newsletters.

Caterlink use a cashless payment system - ScoPay

Year 7's in September, before photo ID cards are printed, students will be issued with a 4-digit pin number which they can use to top up their account using one of the payment machines in reception. Students will be asked for their pin number when ordering food. After October half-term students photo ID cards will be issued for all Year 7's and these will replace the pin numbers.
Parents and carers can top up student accounts securely online with a debit or credit card using ‘ScoPay’.

Making a payment via Scopay is straightforward and holds an electronic record of your deposits for you to view along with details of your child’s meal purchase history. You will also be able to pay for school trips, tickets, shuttle bus tickets etc using the same ScoPay account.

For Year 7's starting in September, details of how to register to use ‘Scopay’ will be sent home in the first half-term. In the meantime students will need to bring money in and top up using one of the payment machines in reception.

Please click here to view the user guide User Guide

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact reception on 01983 203103.