Over recent years, we have used a digital homework tool called Satchel:One (formerly known as Show My Homework) by Team Satchel to help our students and parents manage homework tasks.
We feel that there are numerous benefits to using Satchel:One. 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.
Please don’t worry, we also appreciate that homework can be the cause of stress and tension and a new system like Satchel:One can take a little getting used to. Please be 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 Satchel:One very quickly.
If you require any help using and managing Satchel:One 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.
Here is a link to the Satchel:One 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.
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:
Please familiarise yourself with the following important information about your online account, and the data that you will be able to access:
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, and it 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 [email protected] to request.
Please be aware that when logging in or signing up you should use one of the following options:
Please do not use the SIMS ID option as this will not work for you:
The academy is delighted to work with Caterlink who provide high-quality, reasonably-priced, healthy food options at both break and lunchtimes.
Caterlink use a cashless payment system. All students are issued with a photo identification card which is used for canteen purchasing.
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.
Parents will need to use Scopay for all payments such as school trips, replacement lunch cards and event tickets.
If you require a link code to be sent please contact us via [email protected] to request.
Cowes Enterprise College use an intuitive and easy to use online appointment booking system, SchoolCloud, for parents’ evenings. Invitation emails are sent prior to the parents’ evening with full information on how to book and attend appointments.
This system allows parents and carers to choose their own appointment times, and sends a confirmation email once appointments have been booked. Parents/carers are able to check and amend appointments at any time and there is also the facility to send messages to teachers prior to the evening.