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SIMS Parent App

Dear parent/ carer,

The parent app – easy access to important Academy information

We have a convenient new way to share information with you regarding your child’s Academy life.
You can access the system from a smartphone, tablet or PC – anytime, anywhere.

What will you find in the SIMS Parent app?

Important information such as attendance, behaviour, achievement and homework

  • Academy term, inset dates and contact details available at the click of a button
  • Access your child’s Academy report
  • Receive notifications to remind you about important information such as key dates for your diary
  • Access to update your contact details, so we always have the most up-to-date information in
    case of emergency

If you have more than one child at Academy, you’ll have access to information for all your children,
from the same app.

The information that you receive through the app will help you to stay up-to-date with your child’s
Academy life as well as support your child’s development and progress.

Getting started with the SIMS Parent app

  1. We will send you an activation email this week and simply click on the link from your tablet,
    PC or smartphone to activate your account.
  2. You can then login using your normal Facebook, Twitter, Google or Microsoft username and
    password.
  3. From your smartphone or tablet, download the app from the Google Play or Apple App store
    - search for SIMS Parent.
  4. From a PC or Windows phone, login online at www.sims-parent.co.uk


Please note that your activation email is unique to you and should not be used by anyone else. If
you require an additional login then please contact the Academy.

Your activation email will expire after 90 days if it is not used, please contact the Academy if you
require a replacement after this date.

Yours faithfully

Mr C Gibbs
Senior Practitioner

Registration

Registration

In order to be able to use the Parent App you are required to register first then install the SIMS Parent App on your smart phone. On this page you can find a brief guide of how to registrer. We used a Facebook account to register.

Step 1: Open your invitation email that was sent to your registered email address with the Academy. Registration 1
Step 2: Choose your preffered account type you would like to register with. Be aware that SIMS ID can't be used! Find more details about SIMS ID here. SIMS App Login Window
Step 3: Check your name and click on the Register button. Registration 3
Step 4: Type in one of your children's date of birth following the format of dd/mm/yyyy. For example 26/02/2005 Registration 4
Step 5: After clicking on the Verify button you might see this screen for a few seconds. That is OK. Registration 5
Step 6: You are logged in to the web version of the Parent App. Registration 6


From here on you have two options. The prefered one is to move on and install the SIMS Parent App from the Google Play store or from the Apple store. Installation instructions can be found here: SIMS Parent App - Installation.

Or you can use the Web version of the Parent App which can be accessed from https://www.sims-parent.co.uk. You can find more information about the web version here: SIMS Parent App - FAQ.

Installation

Once you've registered (see more details about registration here), you can install the SIMS Parent App from the Google Play Store or from the Apple store. On this page you can find a brief guide of how to install the Parent App on an Android phone.

Step 1: Go to the Google Play store or the Apple store and search for SIMS Parent. Installation 1
Step 2: Install the App... Installation 2
Step 3: Open the App. Installation 3 1

Installation 3 2
Step 4: After the welcome screen you might get the Sign In page. If so then click on the Sign In button which will take you back to a familiar page that you saw during registration.


On the Choose Account Type page select the option you registered with and login using your credentials.
Installation 4 1SIMS App Login Window
Step 5: The Parent App welcome screen opens. Installation 5

App Tour

Here you can see what you can expect from the Parent App.
 

Parent App loading screen Tour 1
You might need to sign in to the App after launching it. Tour 2
Login screen

The APP is designed to run on a mobile phone.

You will login in with an ID that you already have.

This avoids the need for a complex password as you already have a secure account through this provider.

Please be aware that the SIMS ID option is not available for parents.
Installation 4 2
Main screen

The APP will open to show messages, calendar and students attached to this parent.

For more details select the child you wish to look at.
Tour 4
Dashboard

When you select your child, you will be presented with a Dashboard screen.

From here you can navigate to areas of interest.
Tour 5
Attendance

When Attendance is selected you will be able to view the AM and PM registration mark.

Selecting any sessions, you can see which teacher has marked the student in.
Tour 6
Attendance

Selecting any sessions you can see which teacher has marked the student in.
Tour 7
Conduct

Selecting the conduct area will display achievement points (green) and behaviour points (red).

Achievement points have further detail showing underneath including the subject and reason they gained achievement points.

Behaviour points will simply record a score.  We can show the detail but have chosen not to at the present time.
Tour 8
Conduct

An example page with behaviour points.
Tour 9
Assessment

This page will show target grades as well as the current grades for each subject.  Attitude to learning can also be displayed.

This is blank as we have not run any data collection yet this academic year.
 
Homework

Please note the slider which enables you to choose if you are looking at due homework or homework handed in. Note the bar is on "Due in"!

This is a year 7 student and you can see that they have 5 pieces of homework due in over 3 days.

The member of staff setting the homework is displayed as well as the date it was set.
Tour 11
Homework

Note the bar is on "Handed in"!

For example, for a year 7 student we can see that he has handed in his history and dance homework.  These were recorded as handed in on 25th Sept.
Tour 12
Homework

For each piece of homework you can click onto the title and receive more details.  Here are two examples for a Year 7 student.
Tour 13Tour 14
Timetable

You can view your child’s timetable quickly and easily.  This way you know exactly where they are and who they are being taught by.
Tour 15
Reports Tour 16
Reports

An example report.
Tour 17
Data Collection

In this area you can view the details held about a student.  If you change your phone number, move house or have any change to this information you can complete this section of the APP.
Tour 18
Menu

Clicking on the "Menu" will show this screen.  From here you get access to messages and calendar information.

Messages will be received directly by the APP and you can receive notifications if you choose.
Tour 19
Messages

This parent currently has no messages.
Tour 20
Calendar

The calendar section will show dates relating to your child.

Here you can see dates relating to homework, holidays, events and trips.
Tour 21
School details

Basic details in one easy to find area.
Tour 22

 

FAQs

​
- What do I need to do in order to be able to use the Parent App?

First you have to register. You can find more information about registration here: SIMS Parent App - Registration.
Then you can choose to use the web version of the App. You can find more information about the web version further down below.
Or install the App which is the prefered way. You can find more information about the App installation here: SIMS Parent App - Installation.


- Can I use a shared email address?

No. Each SIMS Parent App login is individual and each parent will need a separate login via a separate email account.


- What do I need to do if my first registration didn’t work?

Please send your name and email address to sims_app@saa.woodard.co.uk. We will resend your invitation email enabling you to re-register.


- There are so many options at registration, can I use SIMS ID?

No. Unfortunately the SIMS ID option is not available for parents/carers because it is mainly for member of Staff and Students. Parents/carers should register with the remaining options for example with a Facebook, Google, Microsoft or Twitter account.








 


Installation 4 2


- I haven't received the invitation email. What should I do?

In order for us to be able to send out the Parent App invitation email we need your email address. Please contact the academy at office@saa.woodard.co.uk or call us on 01622 752 490 to update your information.


- Can the Parent App be accessed on a laptop or home computer as well? (Web version)

Yes. The Parent App can be accessed via the App on a smart phone or website here: https://www.sims-parent.co.uk

The web version looks very similar to what the App itself looks like. If you feel it is more confortable for you to use the Parent App on your taplet or on your laptop then this version is better for you.

Installation 4 2

Faq 3


Faq 4


Faq 5


- I was able to use Parent App until now but suddenly it doesn't let me log in.

We don’t manage the login details for the new Parent App now. You should be able to sign in using your own logins that you used at registration. These logins could be your Facebook / Gmail / Twitter / Microsoft. So for example if you registered with your Facebook account then you login to the Parent App with your Facebook username and password. If the App doesn’t let you log in please try the following:

  1. Do you remember which account of yours (Facebook / Gmail / Twitter / Microsoft) you originally registered with? You can only login using those account usernames and passwords.

  2. Log in on the Parent App website at https://www.sims-parent.co.uk/ or there’s a link on the front page of the academy website at www.saa.woodard.co.uk with your registered account (Facebook / Gmail / Twitter / Microsoft). Does it let you log in? If not please check that you can log in to your Facebook / Gmail / Twitter / Microsoft account as the Parent App uses those credentials. If you don’t remember these login details you’ll have to reset your Facebook / Gmail / Twitter / Microsoft account passwords.

  3. If you can login on the Parent App website then you can move on to try the Parent App on your mobile device. Please make sure that the Parent App is installed on your mobile. You can find more information about the App installation here: SIMS Parent App - Installation

  4. Please make sure that the Parent App any browser apps are closed and not running. Start the Parent App and try signing in again. Does it work this time?                                                                   

If you have any problems or issues that are not addressed here, please email:   sims_app@saa.woodard.co.uk  

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