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Parent Pay

Click Here For Our ParentPay Guide

What does ParentPay do?

  • enables you to pay for school meals and other options e.g. paying for school trips
  • offers a highly secure payment site
  • gives you a history of all the payments you have made
  • allows the merging of accounts if you have more than one child at school
  • shows you all items available for payment relevant to each of your children
  • emails a receipt of your payment to the email address you register

How does ParentPay help you?

  • gives you the freedom to make payments to school whenever and wherever you like
  • stops you having to write cheques or search for cash to send to school
  • gives you peace of mind that your payment has been made safely and securely
  • helps with budgeting; payments are immediate, there is no waiting for cheques to clear
  • payments for many of the larger trips can be made by instalments up to the due date
  • ParentPay is quick and easy to use

How does ParentPay help our school?

  • reduces the administrative time spent on banking procedures
  • keeps accurate records of payments made to every service for every student
  • payments do not bounce
  • reduces paper ‘waste’
  • allows for easy and quick refunds to be made back to the payment card
  • improves communication between the school and parents concerning payments
  • offers a more efficient payment collection process, reducing the amount of money held on school premises

How do I get started?

Upon induction at Belfairs Academy we will send you an activation letter to enable you to setup your ParentPay account.  The activation letter will contain a personal activation username and password to enable you to login to ParentPay.  During the activation process you will be guided through changing your username and password to something more memorable; you can also merge your accounts if you have more than one child at Belfairs Academy.

ParentPay website

More information

More information can be found on the ParentPay website, alternatively email enquiries@belfairs.southend.sch.uk

 

Parent View

Parent View - Give Ofsted your view on your child's school
 

Parents' Forum

MFL Parent Forum - NOW LIVE!

Please click on the link below to view our MFL Parent Forum for Year 11 parents and students. We hope you find this information useful. If you have any questions, please contact us via enquiries@belfairs.southend.sch.uk



Previous Parent Forum Events:

What is the purpose of our Parent Forum events?

The forums seek to:

  • Enable parents to raise educational issues and gain greater insight
  • Provide a sounding board for academy ideas and priorities
  • Provide an opportunity for continued development of Parent Voice
  • Inform and share successes of the academy
Do I need to sign up?
  • No - all parents/carers are welcome to attend the parents forum sessions

Upcoming Parent Forum Dates:

  • 18th November 2020 - County Lines (Virtual)
  • 9th December 2020 - English/Maths Parent Forum (Virtual)
  • 3rd February 2020 - Art Parent Forum (Virtual)
 

Reports, Marking and Assessment

OfQual has published a document to help parents/carers understand the grading system which will be used on school reports. It can be accessed here:

Please see below for parent reporting handbook:

 

Safeguarding

At Belfairs Academy, we are committed to Safeguarding all of our students and staff. We have a Safeguarding team who are on hand everyday to keep the academy safe and are here to support any concerns or queries from students, parents or staff members.

Our Designated Safeguarding Leads are:

  • Mr J. Zweistra - Vice Principal
  • Mr R. Evans - Assistant Principal
  • Mrs T. Foster - Assistant Principal
  • Mrs L. Morenas - Associate Assistant Principal

Our procedures and systems ensure that we deal with any child protection concerns effectively, supporting both children and families.

We publish a half termly safeguarding newsletter in order to support parents to safeguard their children, outside of the academy. Each newsletter is found below and will contain relevant and up-to-date information which you may find useful.

If you would like to speak to a member of the Safeguarding team, please don't hesitate to contact the academy.

Policies & Guidelines:

Safeguarding Newsletters 2019-20

03 Newsletter - February 2020

01 Newsletter - October 2019

Parental Advice:

12 Smartphone Online Safety Tips - December 2019



Archive - Safeguarding Newsletters 2018-19

03 Newsletter - May 2019

 

 

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

At Belfairs Academy we have a wide and varied cohort with 7.5% of the students supported on the SEND register. We support these students in the four broad areas of SEND:

  1. Communication and Interaction
  2. Cognition and Learning
  3. Social, Emotional and Mental Health
  4. Sensory and/or Physical

Our Team:

Mrs Foster : SENCo - Mrs Long : Asst. SENCo

FOT LOJ

If you would like to speak to Mrs Foster or Mrs Long, please call the academy on 01702 509000

or email: enquiries@belfairs.southend.sch.uk

Our Aims:

Belfairs Academy aims to include all students, including those with SEND into the full life of the academy. Our strategies to do this will include:

  • having high expectations of all students
  • finding ways in which all students can take part in the full curriculum including sport, music, and drama
  • planning out-of-academy activities including all academy trips and excursions so that students with SEND can participate
  • setting admissions policy and criteria which does not discriminate
  • planning the physical environment of the academy to cater for everyone
  • raising awareness of SEND amongst academy staff (teaching and non- teaching)
  • through a programme of training and information sharing.
  • providing written information for students with SEND in a form which is user friendly
  • using language which does not offend in all its literature and making staff and students aware of the importance of language

Our Objectives:

  • Promote special educational provision for all students who have special educational needs
  • Support a partnership with parents/carers, valuing their views and contributions and keeping them fully involved in their child's education
  • Offer a whole academy approach towards the provision of an effective education for pupils with SEND, which is endorsed enthusiastically by all staff
  • Promote equal opportunities for all pupils to engage in a broad and balanced curriculum
  • Involve the child in the decision making about his/her special educational provision
  • Ensure that the success of all Belfairs Academy students is celebrated

EWMHS:

Belfairs supports the new NHS Emotional wellbeing and mental health service (EWMHS) for young people aged 0-18. For more information follow the link below. 


 

Uniform read more

Learn about our uniform policy.