Parent Portals

 

Our four Core Apps allow parents/carers to access real time information regarding their child’s home learning, attendance and rewards and sanctions:

 

Red Kite: Homework4 Parent Planner

The Homework4 Parent Planner provides student reports, their timetable, description of homework tasks and deadlines set by teachers. It also displays current attendance for the year and details on rewards and sanctions gained through our ClassCharts software (see below). Sign in to the Parent Planner using the link below and the e-mail address you use to receive all communications from the School:

We have developed our student reports to make them comprehensive, informative and to provide a broader picture of each student. They include attendance, attitude to learning, progress and class charts information all in one place.

For guidance on how to access the report please see this instructional video:

 

Classcharts: Positive Achievement System

Rewards and sanctions are issued through ClassCharts, accessible through the internet for both students and parents. Parents can monitor the number and type of reward or sanction their child receives over time. New parents will receive their parent code to log-in to ClassCharts once Year 7 students have been issued with their iPads. Students are awarded ‘positives’ for their work and attitude to learning in and out of the classroom, together with their conduct around school. ClassCharts also provides parents with a record of their child’s attendance.

 

SIMS Parent

The SIMS Parent app provides a convenient way for you to access, review and request changes to the data we hold on you and your child. Parents can use this app to update contact details including email addresses, home addresses and telephone numbers, so we always have the most up-to-date information in case of emergency.

An activation code will be sent to you by school. Simply click on the link from your tablet, PC or smartphone to activate your account.

If you are unable to download this app, you can advise any changes to your family’s information by emailing the Data Office on gateway@harrogategrammar.co.uk

It is important that you and your child understand why we hold personal information, what we do with it and who we share it with. Please view our privacy notice and also the SIMS Parent Lite Privacy Statement.

 

Showbie

Students are able to access Showbie as a website through a PC or an app on their iPad. Teachers can share resources for lessons and Home Learning through ‘classes’ they create on Showbie. Work can be completed by students directly onto a shared document using their iPad or documents can be uploaded from a PC. Teachers have the option of marking and providing either written or verbal feedback on submitted work using the Showbie app. Students can also add comments to Showbie, responding to their teacher feedback or after self-reflection on work. All documents and comments made by students and teachers are displayed chronologically in folders created by teachers within their ‘classes’.

Parents do not have independent access to Showbie, but are encouraged to view relevant sections with their child when supporting work at home.

If you have any queries please email: mail@harrogategrammar.co.uk