IT and online Services for Students and Parents

A brief summary of IT and online services for students, parents and carers is given below.

IT and Online services document to parents Sept 2018

Office365

All students  have an Office365 account which they can access using their usual credentials (username and passowrd). This means that they can log on from any device anywhere and use the Office suite of software (Outlook emails, Excel, Word, Powerpoint etc).  If they save their work files on OneDrive within Office365 then they can access these both at school and at home - removing the need to email work to and from school.  Office365 has great tools for collaboration and communication and we encourage students to use these.

Students can sign into their school Office365 account here.

https://login.microsoftonline.com

Show My Homework

Show My Homework is the online tool we use so students (and parents) can see what homework has been set.  We recommend that students and parents download the free App from their App store (online access from a computer is also popular).

Students and parents can sign into their Show My Homework account here.

https://www.teamsatchel.com/

Printing at School

Students can print or photocopy their work at school on any of the large MFD printers around the school.  Once they have sent their work to print from their PC (or device at home via Office365) they simply log on to the MFD printer and pull off their prints.  Colour printing is available as an option, as is a choice of A4, A3, single or double sided paper - but these choices are made when sending the print file not when you are standing at the printer.    Students can see what they have printed and the credit they have remaining on their account by logging onto their Papercut account. All students have £3 annual print credit and this can be topped up by buying more credit on the Parentpay School Shop (which is different to the usual Parentpay site - see the links at the bottom of this page). 

Students can sign into their Papercut account here.

https://print.thedownsschool.org/user

Schoolcomms emails and texts

The school communicates with parents primarily by email using a system called Schoolcomms.  For most communications we will send hard copy letters home to those parents who have not provided their email address.  If you are not signed up for these emails please use the contact form at the bottom of this page to let us know your contact details.

Schoolgateway

The School Gateway is how we share information such as attendance, timetables, achievements (house points), behaviour incidents and reports with parents online and via a smartphone App called “School Gateway”. If you go onto the Gateway you will be asked to enter the email address and mobile phone number you have registered with us (this is the e-mail address you have put onto your child’s admission form). You will then receive a text message with a PIN number. Use this PIN to log into School Gateway. This is a great communication tool, and we recommend it for parents.

Parents and carers can sign into their school Gateway account here.

https://login.schoolgateway.com/0/auth/login

 

Parentpay

Parentpay is how we ask parents and carers to pay for school lunches, trips and other items.  Parents are sent an activation form before their child starts in year 7. If you don't have an activation code please ask for one by using the Contact form at the bottom of this page.

www.parentpay.com

 

Parentpay Shop

This is our school shop where you can buy things like art products, print credit and team swim hats.

www.parentpay.com/ParentPayShop/Uniform/Default.aspx?shopid=151

Kerboodle

Kerboodle is an online learning platform used by several departments, particularly Science and Languages.

Students can sign into their school Kerboodle account here

www.kerboodle.com/users/login

Moodle

Moodle is an online learning paltform used by many departments.

Students can sign into their school Moodle account here

www.kerboodle.com/users/login

My Maths

My Maths is an online Maths resource which all students have log in details for, and is sometimes used for homework.  It is really helpful for revision too,because it has step by step support through maths examples.

Students can sign into their school MyMaths account here

www.mymaths.co.uk

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