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Year 6 Transition Video

A video for Year 6 students starting at Fred Longworth in September 2020. We look forward to welcoming you!

Headteacher’s Blog

September Plans

As you may be aware, the Government has now published guidelines to schools for re-opening to all students from September. We are well on the way with our planning so that we can welcome all our students back in the safest possible way and I will send out a letter to parents with all the details of our approach before the end of term. The headline, however, is that all students are expected back in school full-time from the start of term and we are certainly looking forward to welcoming them after such a long closure.

The start of term for Years 8 to 11 is Thursday, 3rd September, as planned in the original school calendar. There will be a staggered start to the first day and I will provide further details about timings in next week’s parental letter. Our usual practice is for new Year 7 students to attend 1 day before the other students so that they can settle in to school before the arrival of other year groups; this year, we have decided to bring in Year 7 a further day earlier (we have cancelled the planned staff training day so that this can be accommodated). This means that Year 7 students will begin at Fred Longworth on Tuesday, 1st September instead of 2nd September, as originally planned. We feel that the current situation will have raised anxiety levels about the transfer to secondary school and that 2 days without the older students will be of benefit.

I am aware that some of you will be anxious about sending your children back to school and want to reassure you that our first priority is the safety of students, parents and staff. As stated above, I will detail the measures that we intend to put into place in a separate letter to parents next week. I can confirm, however, that the safety measures we intend to take include the creation of year group “bubbles”, with year groups separated as much as possible to reduce the number of potential contacts that your child will have on any one day. I know that we can count on your continued support and patience as we finalise our safety measures and we promise that the parental letter will be sent out as soon as plans are complete.

In the meantime, we are fast approaching the end of the strangest summer term ever! I hope that, as we all emerge from lockdown, that you are able to take some sort of break over the summer, whether that be at home or away. The days of home schooling are now officially numbered and it will certainly feel a lot better when our school is once again filled with young people!

satchel:one – Show My Homework

Information for Students

To see your links to Satchel One and more, click here.

Information for Parents

Click logo to set-up with your PIN

If you’ve not already created your account with the Parent Code (PIN) issued to you, please click on the logo above to sign-on with the PIN code included in your invitation e-mail / letter and intialise your account. You will then be able to use the ‘Satchel One’ App or website to keep up to date with your child’s homework assignments and progress. Please note that the parent account is separate from the account used by students which is for their personal use only.

If you have signed up already, you can log in on any computer or mobile device using your email address and password.

How to log in

Once you have created your account using your parent code (PIN), you can access your account on any device using your email address and password.

On the website

1. Visit our login page
2. Search for our school if not already shown
3. Enter your email address and password
4. Click Log in

On a mobile device

1. Search for our school if not already shown
2. Tap “Login with email or username”
3. Enter your email address and password
4. Tap login

Forgotten your password?

You can quickly reset your password using your registered email address.

Simply click “Forgot password?” on the login page or on the App. Once you have entered your email, a password reset email will be sent to you. Follow the Reset my password link to reset your password and regain access to your account.

See the Parents’ guide to ‘Satchel One’ as a PDF or for information on how to download the app for your iOS or Android device click here.

Not received your logon details yet? In the meantime, you can view the homework calendar by clicking here, but you’ll need to use the filters at the top of the screen to see just the homework set for specific subjects or classes. (Student names or details are not displayed using this view).

SIMS Online – for Parents

The SIMS Parent App and Online portal will allow you to monitor your child’s progress in school more closely than ever before. You will have immediate access to your child’s attendance and behaviour records and interim reports.

If you haven’t received an invite to use the SIMS App, use this address to apply (click the e-mail address to compose your message)
[You may also click here to fill up a PDF application form, save it and then attach it to the e-mail request.]

To view a letter to parents’ click here, or to obtain more details, click here to move to our dedicated page.

If you are having difficulty logging in to the SIMS App see this FAQ page for further information. Student accounts do not have access to the SIMS Parent App.