First Aid Forms

First Aid

Head Injury Letter

Medical Form 1 – Administer Medication

Medical Form 2 – Asthma Inhaler Consent

School Comms

Information For Parents / Carers: Parent Pay

ParentPay is the school online payment system that lets you make secure online payments by credit and debit card for activities like trips and clubs. You can also pay in cash at local PayPoint stores.
The school online payment system gives you a more convenient and flexible way to pay school online and helps to keep your child safe. By making cashless payments you know that your money has reached the school safely. You can view your account statement and payment history, check when payments needs to be made and set alerts to tell you when to pay school online.

1. How do I activate my account?
Before you begin to activate your account you will need an active email address – this will be used for account verification and login purposes.
Go to parentpay.com
1. Go to the Account Login box in the top right corner of the screen
2. Add in the username and password (activation codes) provided in your account activation letter and click ‘Activate’
3. On the next screen follow the on-screen instructions to activate your account
Your account will then be activated and you can pay your school for items listed on ParentPay.

2. I have more than one child to activate – can I have a single account / login?
You will be able to create a single account which you can add all your children to – even if your children attend different schools (as long as they subscribe to ParentPay).
Activate and login to the account you want to add your other children to, this will become the only account you use in future; click on the ‘Add a child’ tabon the home page
1. Enter the username and password provided in any other activation letter (or existing username / password if already activated)
2. Then click ‘Search’ .Your child’s name will be listed on screen – click‘Add to my account’
3. On your homepage, you should now see an additional tab for the child you have added to the account
Repeat this process for any other children you wish to add to your account – up to a maximum of 6 children in a single account.

3. How do I change my username or password?
If you cannot remember your existing username and / or password please follow the advice in ‘I’ve forgotten my username and / or password’ FAQ
If you know your existing username / password and wish to change them
Login into ParentPay with your existing username / password
1. Click on ‘View / edit your profile’
2. Click ‘Edit’in the ‘Login credentials’ section
Follow the on screen instructions and don’t forget to ‘Save’

4. How do I select and pay for an item on ParentPay?
You can see recent items for payment, a short summary and add items to your shopping basket as soon as you have logged in, under the ‘Items due for payment’ section.
1. To see all payment items with more detail, click on ‘Pay for more items’
2. If you want to see child specific items click on the tab with the name of the child
3. Add any items by clicking ‘Add to basket’
4. You can now add the amount you want to pay and then click ‘Add to Basket’
5. Click ‘Checkout’– you can remove any items you have added by mistake or edit the amounts you want to pay by clicking ‘Remove’ or ‘Edit’
6. When ready to pay click ‘Pay securely now’
7. Enter your credit / debit card details and click ‘Make payment’

5. How can I find out if my payment was successful?
If you have reached the ParentPay payment receipt page, then yes, your payment should have been successful. If you are in any doubt:
Login into ParentPay and go to the ‘I want to…’ menu click on ‘View transaction history’ you will be able to see details of any recent payments you have made or search for older transactions.

6. How do I check my payment history?
You can see your most recent payments as soon as you have logged in on your homepage. If you want to see payment history for specific dates
1. Login to ParentPay
2. Click on the ‘Transaction history’tab
3. Select the name of the child you wish to check payments for
4. Select the payment item or leave as All
5. Add dates for the period your want to check payments
6. Press ‘Search’
More FAQ’s can be viewed at:
www.parentpay.com/Parents/FAQs-for-parent-payment-system/

For queries about using ParentPay, please contact: parentpay@st-ives.cornwall.sch.uk

Emergency School Closures

School Closures

Emergency School Closure Parent Letter

Children, Schools and Families – Closing your school in an emergency – Parent Carer Guide

Work Experience

Work Experience

Our Work Experience Scheme will take place for one week from Monday 11th to Friday 15th July 2022. All Year 10 students will take part in the programme to gain an insight into the real world of work and to learn transferrable skills for future employment. From previous students’ experiences, we know how valuable the week is to raise their aspirations and clarify their career goals for the future. The work placement week is highly motivating and many students return to school with greater commitment to their studies as a result of their experiences.

How it works.

 Students take responsibility for organising their own placement; support from parents is invaluable, especially in discussing the type of placement that would be suitable for your child. Students have access to additional support from a guidance booklet, form tutors and VERYAN, a database of employers previously used for Work Experience.  VERYAN can be accessed online at http://cornwall.learnaboutwork.net/ or via a link on this page along with a personal password that is provided to all students.

What can I expect from the programme?

Every work experience placement is different; the purpose is to give young people an insight into the world of work and learn transferable skills for future employment.  Students will have a series of assemblies delivered to support the programme, learn how to write a formal letter of application and complete a CV which can then be used for future employment, take part in a Health and Safety at Work briefing to ensure their safety whilst in the workplace and attend a formal interview.

How do I apply?

Find an employer that you are interested in, make sure the location is suitable and that you are able to get there using public transport or via a lift.  Remember that transport costs are not covered by the school so please take this into account when choosing a placement. When you have found an employer contact them either via telephone or email to request a placement.  When you have secured a placement the employer must complete section 2 of the Approval and Consent form and return it to school.

Where can I do my Work Experience?

There are laws and regulations outlining what young people cannot do on work experience. Placements must be based in England or Wales and cannot include placements in a tattoo studio, gambling establishment, cinema or nightclub, bar, travelling fairground or circus or on board a registered boat or ship, This list is not exhaustive and further guidance can be found at http://www.hse.gov.uk/youngpeople/workexperience/placeprovide.htm

What do I wear?

Students must dress appropriately for their work placement and in a manner that upholds the high expectations of parents, the school and the employer. If you are unaware of the expectations please see Mrs Clemson

Important dates to remember:

Work Experience Week:  Monday 11th – Friday 15th July 2022

Deadline for securing a placement: Friday 25th March 2022

Work Experience Interview Evening: Wednesday 8th June 2022

Health & Safety at Work presentation: 6th -13th June 2022

Insurance

Mobile Phone Use

Prohibitions on Work Experience 2021-22

Student Booklet 2021-22

Work Experience Approval and Consent Form 2021-22

Work Experience Information for Employers 2021-22

Work Experience Information for Parents and Carers 2021-22

Veryan Database

SAFEGUARDING

Keeping Children Safe

During school holidays, weekends and after-hours when school staff are not available, urgent safeguarding
concerns should be reported to the Multi Agency Referral Unit (MARU) on 0300 123 1116 who will be able to provide support and advice.

Cyberbullying Advice

Drugs Information Leaflet for Parents and Carers

Early Help Hub Leaflet

Internet Matters

Keeping Children Safe in Education 2022

Online Safety Guidance for Parents

Parent/Carer support from NSPCC

Parent and Visitor Code of Conduct

Peer on Peer Abuse Policy

Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy

Safeguarding Team

Sexual Harassment Policy

Where can I get help or advice?

Worried about your child or someone you know?