Parents are regularly informed of school notifications, activities, parent evenings and trips etc through a home-school communication system called My Ed, which is an app-based piece of software.
By using the App, parents can access information on their child’s timetable, achievement, behaviour, punctuality and attendance records and also report their child’s absence. There are also links to important information such as, the School Calendar, Bloodle (VLE), Wisepay (payments), policies and more. We also send urgent messages via the App, such as school closures.
Communication will primarily be via email, but we highly recommend parents download the My Ed App which is available via your App store on IOS or Android – details of how to download and register for the App can be found on the Links page of the school website together with My Ed help guides.
IMPORTANT: In order to receive notifications via My Ed, it is essential that we are provided with an email address that is used and checked on a regular basis.
My Ed Communication Tool – How to Download the App
How the My Ed App can be downloaded by a parent/carer:
The My Ed app is available for both Apple iOS and Android devices and can be found using the links below:
Step 1 – Go to your App Store
Step 2 – Search for My Ed
Step 3 – Download the Free app
Once the parent/carer has installed and opened the My Ed, they should allow the request for notification and then search for your school name and then complete the fields presented(Name, Mobile number and Email address) and tap the Link Account link. A security code will be sent to the mobile number given. This security code should be input in the relevant field on the App and the Create Account link should be tapped. After a short period of time the parent/carer will then be able to see and access the public – facing buttons on your App. Overnight, PS Engage will check that the mobile number given by the parent/carer matches the number attributed to a P1 in your MIS system, if this number is correct the parent/carer will be able to see the relevant child(ren) on the My Students button on the App. If this number does not match and/or is not attributed to a P1 in your MIS then the parent/carer will not have access to this area.
Apple IOS App:
Google Android App
My Ed App – How the My Ed App deals with multiple students for the same parent/carer:
If a parent/carer has more than one child in your school and the parent/carer taps the My Students button, the names of all of the children, that they are responsible for, will be listed. The parent/carer taps on the name of the relevant child and My Ed will show the details pertaining to this child.
Not got a Smart Phone? If your phone is unable to download Apps, please do not worry, you will still receive communication via email.