ICT Support - a compilation of resources for you

Please read through the below sections for assistance. If you are still having issues, then please contact ICT Support via email.

Staff and Student Email, Teams, Microsoft Office 365: Click here for detailed instructions
all provided via Microsoft O365 on www.office.com


Show My Homework
All school homework is published via this website (and App).
http://priestlands.showmyhomework.co.uk/
Find the app in Google Play or Apple App Store by searching for 'Show My Homework'

You do not have to log in to see homework - anybody can find it - click on the Calendar at the top of the schools SMHW page, and filter to your lessons.
You WILL NEED TO LOG IN TO SUBMIT homework to a teacher. Please test your log in immediately, read the in depth instructions if you are having problems.

Click for our in depth instructions for Student and Parents.

 


SIMS Parent
Full info about our SIMS Parent app and site is on this page
Use the App found in the Google Play or Apple App Store by searching for 'SIMS Parent'
or the website is sims-parent.co.uk


Groupcall Xpressions
Communications App

App, available on Apple and Android, allowing us to communicate to parents.
Find it in Google Play or Apple App Store by searching for 'groupcall xpressions'
The information is also available via a website portal: http://xpressions.groupcall.com

We can send you SMS texts via Groupcall Messenger, but this costs us money. We will continue to use that method of communication when it is urgent and important, but Xpressions allows us to push messages to you free of charge allowing us to give you more information perhaps of a less urgent nature.
You can also see your childs timetable, Attendance, Achievement and Behaviour points, and the School Calendar.
Download the app and register with the email address you have provided on your parental record.

Our news article with a bit more information

Suppliers support address: http://parents.groupcall.com/


Email: School email is via Microsoft O365 www.office.com or www.outlook.com
Click for detailed instructions


Lexia
Literacy program for selected students
www.lexiapowerup.com

Children in Years 7 to 9, identified as needing additional support for their literacy, will be enrolled in to one of the Lexia programmes that we offer, either Core5 or PowerUp. They will be timetabled to attend a Lexia class for 20 minutes, three times a week.

  • Lexia PowerUp automatically places each student by providing reinforcement activities when they need additional time on tasks. Students can practise, apply and proceed with the skills they have mastered.
  • Lexia PowerUp focuses on critical reading skills that have been identified by national reading experts.
  • Various levels of activities provide extensive practise in everything from basic phonological awareness to advanced word-attack strategies and vocabulary development based on Greek and Latin word roots.
  • Students systematically progress through the software and gain a sense of achievement, confidence and independence.

As this is an internet based application, students can continue their Lexia at home: The website for Powerup is at www.lexiapowerup.com, or you will need to use the App on an iPad. The Teachers email required to set up your device is ictsupport@priestlands.hants.sch.uk and you will need your Lexia username and password.


Library - full information about our library is available on their page

Eclipse.net online library website - http://u000152.microlibrarian.net
This is also available as an App; search for IMLS - on Apple the latest app is called iMLS Student (v0.8.0) which replaces iMLS (or iMLS HD on iPad) (v4.3.3). In our opinion iMLS is better and still currently works (2/2020)


Mathswatch

A Maths resource website subscribed to by the school
Login page = vle.mathswatch.co.uk           * Parent Student User Guide (PDF)

See the Maths Department page for further resources


Microsoft Office 365

M365 or O365 or Office 365 or Microsoft 365 or Email or Teams - it is all the same thing - the Microsoft Office 365 cloud service.
You can use Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook (email), and Teams, all within a web browser.
You can install the O365 applications to your personal computer PC/Mac, or download the Apps to a tablet - when you Sign In to them using your school O365 account you activate/licence them for full use - free of charge.

Log in to it via www.office.com using your school email address, and school computer password - see email for a helpsheet


Teams
Teams is simply part of the Microsoft Office 365 cloud. You access it the same way you would any of the Microsoft Office 365 services, via a web browser - see our Office section above, or Email page. There is also a dedicated app, or application.


Tucasi SCOpay - online payments system, for school kitchen and trips etc - follow the link for full information


Ranger Outpost - This service is no longer available.


Student ICT Acceptable Use Policy - In order to be able to access the Internet in school, this form needs to be signed by both student and parent, then handed in to School