We will soon be introducing Firefly to the school. This will give you access to resources and information about your child. Please keep an eye out for information regarding this.
In the meantime, we hope you will find our A-Z Guide for Parents a useful tool and below are some other links and information that may be of interest.
A-Z Parent Guide
There is a shortcut to ParentPay in the top right of this website, or you can click here: https://www.parentpay.com/
In an attempt to remove all cash and cheques from school we are asking all parents to only use our e-payment system. It can be used for:
- School Trips
- Breakfast & After-School Clubs
- Music fees
This can be done online using a secure website called ParentPay or through local stores where you see the PayPoint logo (a bar-coded letter is required).
We would ask that parents/carers log on to the ParentPay website and activate their accounts, to ensure your child is registered. It only takes a few minutes and you can merge sibling accounts if you have more than one child with a ParentPay account, even if they are at different schools.
If you mislay your activation code, feel free to contact the school office who be able to provide you with a new one.
If you do not have access to the internet, please let the school know.
We understand the importance of working in partnership with our families to ensure that each child receives the best education that the school can offer.
At Tickenham we are able to use text messaging and emailing to communicate school news, updates, reminders, events and other important information.
Text messaging and emailing are discreet, convenient, secure and reliable methods of communication, which saves the school time and money by reducing the burden on our busy administration team, whilst keeping you informed at all times.
From time to time you will receive a text message or email from the school. Please be assured that this service is FREE to you as the recipient of the text message or email.
Notifications will include:
- School Closures
- School Trip Reminders
- Regular Newsletters
If you would like to be added to the texting and emailing service, please contact the school office.
Please Note: In order for this system to be effective, you must ensure the school are made aware of any changes to your contact numbers or email addresses. If you register, but do not receive any texts or emails, please let us know.
eSafety refers to child protection and safeguarding of both children and adults in the digital world. It is about learning to understand and use technologies in a safe, positive way, as well as supporting children and adults to develop safe online behaviours (both in and out of school).
eSafety is largely concerned with internet communications. The internet is accessible from computers, laptops, tablets, mobile phones, games consoles and other devices like the iPod Touch and internet connected TV. Other communication technologies such as texting and phone calls are also covered by the term ‘eSafety’.
- eSafety Policy | pdf
- Pupil ICT Acceptable Use Policy KS1 | pdf
- Pupil ICT Acceptable Use Policy KS2 | pdf
- ThinkuKnow | web
- DfE Principles of E-Safety | web
- SWGfL Staying Safe | web
- BBC Stay Safe | web
- Childnet | web
Ready to Learn
The National Association of Headteachers (NAHT) and the charity Family Action have recently launched a joint ‘Ready to Learn Every Day' campaign. These leaflets have been published for families to support their child’s learning. Currently three leaflets have been produced:
- Getting the Most out of School | pdf- 17th January
- Speaking and Listening | pdf - 31st January
- Giving your Child a Helping Hand | pdf - 14th February
As more guides come available I will ensure that you receive copies of these; they will also be available from the front office.