Mobile Phone Application


14 January 2020

Dear Parent/Carer

Re: Mobile Phone Application

I am writing to you to ensure that you are aware of a mobile application which will enable you to access certain information about the Academy and specific details about your child.

The information you will be able to see is unique to your own child/children and will initially be restricted to up to date attendance. Over time we hope to expand the selection which will give you access to more details about your son/daughter.

The application also includes a message service, which will make it much easier for us to inform you about events and important new items on a more regular basis.

Please note, the application is free and it is easy to set up and use. The process is as follows:

  • Go to the app store on your mobile phone;
  • Search for "My Ed" and then download the app;
  • You will be asked to select a school, enter Somercotes Academy;
  • You will be asked to provide your mobile number and email address. Please note, to ensure you are able to access your child's information, your mobile number must be the number we hold on our computer system. If this is not the same, it will not work;
  • Once you have entered these details you will be sent an activation code to your mobile phone which you will then have to enter into the app – this is for your own security;
  • Please note, you will be able to access most of the app straight away. However, it will take 24 hours for you to access unique details, for example – attendance;
  • Once you have access, you will be able to explore the various tabs. We will add to the tabs throughout the year to provide you with additional information.

We are keen to ensure you have current information and key reminders as soon as possible which the app will provide.

I would be grateful if everyone could complete the details overleaf, even if you are already using the App, to ensure we have the most up to date information, and return to your child's tutor by Monday 20 January 2020.

Yours sincerely

Mrs F C Green

Somercotes Academy Reply slip - My Ed App (Please Print)

Name of student _______________________________________________________

Tutor group ______________________________________

Year ___________________________

Contact details for parents/carers with parental responsibility:

Parent's name _________________________________________________________

Mobile No _____________________________________

Email: ________________________________________________________________

Parent's name _________________________________________________________

Mobile No _____________________________________

Email: ________________________________________________________________

Any comments you wish to make regarding the introduction of this app:

Please return to your child's Form tutor by Monday 20 January 2020.

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