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How we Communicate

How we communicate home to families and our wider community is incredibly important to us and we want to make sure we get it right. Below you will find information and guides informing you how we communicate messages home and what you as a member of our Waingels community can do to engage best with us. 

 

School Gateway

UnnamedOur main communication system is School Gateway. This means that we can communicate with parents quickly and cost effectively via email, text and smartphone app. Using the app means we can send you app messages that you can reply to, for FREE.

For full information and guides on how to download and operate this system please view our School Gateway webpage here

 

 

Satchel:One (Show My Homework)

Satchel one logoThis is the learning platform that we use to set homework for students and in the event of school closure home learning is posted and submitted on this platform. Students will be issued with their login details and have a dedicated computer lesson to learn how to use it.

We ask that all parents download the parent app on their smart phones, visit your app store and search for “Show My Homework”. Sign in with your unique PIN number that you will be given in the first few weeks of school and you can access homework details direct from your mobile device. This helps you to support your child with their homework and access communications from the school. Due date reminders, feedback and notifications of missing work can be viewed through the app.

For full information and guides on how to download and operate this system please view our Satchel:One and Show my Homework webpage here

 

Cleverbox School Connect- Website App

Unnamed (1)This app is designed to help you access important school information that has been uploaded to our website quickly and easily from your mobile device. Examples include term dates, urgent announcements, letters home and events like school photographs or special days, it’s a convenient way to keep up to date with school life on the go.
More information about School Connect can be found on our School Connect webpage here.

 

 

Social Media

For up-to-date information regarding trips, snow days, Parent Consultation Events and much more, we post to our Twitter and Facebook accounts. We are also fortunate to be able to share images and videos with you through our Instagram and YouTube accounts. All subjects have Twitter accounts, please follow them for subject specific information.


Narration Guides

It is also really important to us that all families have equal experiences of how we communicate our messages home. There are many different narration tools available which may aid some families with reading messages a-loud. Please see the provided narration guides below.

*Please note, you can call us on 0118 969 0336 should you need any help or assistance with the below guides. 

IOS Narration Device Guide

Microsoft Edge Narration Guide

Microsoft Word Narration Guide

 

Google Translate is also an incredible tool for reading information a-loud in different languages as well as uploading and translating documents for you. A detailed guide can be found here