Information for Parents

School Apps

 

We know how important it is for parents to be kept up to date with what is happening in school with your child.  We therefore encourage you to download the two main communication apps that we use at Cotwall End.

                

              ParentHub - We started to use ParentHub in January 2018, which enables our teachers to                       be able to communicate with you about your children’s homework and what is happening                     within class.  This is a one way communication platform that allows us to update you instantly               to your phone.To date we have received some lovely feedback from parents who are currently                 using it.

Instructions

 

  1. Download and install Parent Hub via the App Store or Google Play Store.

  2. Create a new account/profile with your email address and create a password.

  3. Create your profile.

  4. You will be asked to enter a 4 digit code (please choose a memorably one)

  5. Add the school account @CotwallEnd

  6. Follow the prompts on the app, enter the mobile phone number you have provided the school with (if this step doesn’t work, this may be because you haven’t provided us with an update, please speak to the school office).

  7. Follow the next steps to link to your child/rens classes and groups (these are known as channels).

 

Staff will post updates as and when they have some news or information to share with you.

 

You will find that you will have more than one channel allocated to your child.  This is because they will be allocated to their relevant maths sets, clubs, etc and we want to be able to provide you with as much information as possible.

 

 

                                    ParentMail - We use this app for a number of means to communicate with you:

 

Payment Options - Currently used to allow you to pay for school items quickly and easily on your smartphone, tablet or computer.  We will inform you about items you need to pay through ParentMail, and you will be able to pay electronically, using credit or debit cards as well as PayPal.

 

E-mails/Messages –this will be used to send any whole school messages/alerts. 

 

Forms – this will be used for all school trips and afterschool clubs, anything that you are required to sign and give permission.  If you have been sent a form, you will receive a notification within your ParentMail account next to “Forms”. You will complete the form online and it will automatically be sent to the school office.

 

Events – this is for any school plays, workshops and performances to confirm your attendance.

 

Parents Evening - this will enable you to book an appointment from your smartphone, tablet or computer.  Detailed instructions will be sent out nearer the time.

 

Absence Reporting – within the app, you will be able to send a message direct to school reporting the absence of your child.

 

In order for you to access all the new features and receive correspondence from school it is imperative you download the ParentMail app. Please use your App Store to download (Google Play Store or App Store).  You will be sent either an SMS or email from the school to enable you to register an account.  If you do not have this please speak to the office to get sent a link.

Other Information

 

Over the following pages, you will find information that will be of use to you.  If there is anything that isn't listed here please enquire at the school office.

 

 

Useful website - www.mymaths.co.uk

​Foundation Stage useful websites to reinforce what is taught in school

Cotwall End Primary School, Cotwall End Road,

Sedgley, Dudley, DY3 3YG

Tel: 01384 818730

E-mail: info@cotwall.dudley.sch.uk