(Note: If you have already completed and returned the Parental Access Form, please refer to this article.)
From September 2018, we will be using a secure online service, called SIMS Parent App. This App will enable you to see accessible information about your child in real time. This service is designed for use by all parents/guardians and you will be able to access the information remotely, through a PC or mobile devices, such as laptops, tablets and smartphones.
SIMS Parent App will be accessible to the parents/guardians of pupils in all year groups. SIMS Parent App will replace the SIMS Learning Gateway which was available for parents of pupils in Years 8 and 9.
Initially, you will be able to see information on your child’s attendance, punctuality, behaviour points and achievement points. It is hoped that in time more information will be accessible. You can also check and amend the personal data which we hold about your child. We believe that SIMS Parent App will be easier to use than SIMS Learning Gateway and will improve how we share information with you and help you support your child in their learning.
PLEASE NOTE: From September 2018, all Banbridge Academy School Reports will be published through SIMS Parents App only i.e. paper copies of School Reports will no longer be issued but will be available to download within the SIMS Parent App.
For your information the SIMS Parent App Acceptable Use Policy is available to view on the School website and further information about the App can be found at https://www.capita-sims.co.uk/products-and-services/sims-parent-app.
Parents who have signed and returned the agreement to the SIMS Parent App Acceptable Use Policy and the Parental Access Form (available below), will be sent an email from “firstname.lastname@example.org” inviting you to join SIMS Online Services. To join, simply click on the Link provided which is valid for the following 90 days. You can register to sign in with your existing credentials with Microsoft/Office 365, Twitter, Facebook or Google. Further guidance on registering for the Parent App can be found below.
Please note, you will need to download the app from your App Store and it is important that you “Accept Notifications” to ensure that you receive the information about your son/daughter.
A browser version of this app is available from the following address: https://www.sims-parent.co.uk/