Online with Firefly
Click on the Firefly logo to be taken to the Firefly login screen
The Virtual Learning Platform (VLP) used by the school is called Firefly. Firefly is used for many purposes that can be broadly
categorised as communicating with students and parents. Some of these are:
- For setting tasks for students, e.g. homework.
- For online reporting to parents.
- For sharing information from the school.
- For sharing news from the school.
- For alerting parents to unusual events such as closure due to adverse weather.
- For authorising logging into other systems.
Important detailed information on using Firefly, that every parent and student needs to be aware of
Click here for information about using Firefly
A letter re access to Firefly
Click here for guidance on logging in to Firefly
To view your child's reports please ensure that you log into Firefly as a parent.
General Help for Firefly can be found here
The Firefly App
Although we recommend accessing Firefly from a computer/Internet, there is a phone app which many find convenient. To access
Firefly using the app you will need the school code which is kowa
Scrolling down the Parents' Dashboard will reveal a link for the Parents' Evening system from SchoolCloud, while clicking on
the Browse Site button will reveal an icon for each child that you are linked to on Firefly, and which will enable you to see
Logging in to Firefly
The login panel should look as in the image on the left, below. To
log in as a parent please bear in mind the following:
1. Avoid logging in as your child, this often happens when computers
2. Make sure you are logging in using the login panel as shown. As a
parent you won't want to be using the "Login for GOVERNORS, STUDENT TEACHERS and OTHER TMP Users" login, so look for
"STUDENTS, PARENTS and STAFF". If it does not say "Login for STUDENTS,
PARENTS and STAFF" as where ringed in red, the text ringed in blue
will read "Login for STUDENTS, PARENTS and STAFF" - click on this to
change to the correct login panel.
3. If using Firefly for the first time your parent's account will
need to be activated. To start this process click on the text ringed
in green below.
4. Whether logging in, or activating your account, use the email
address you have given to the school as your username. Changes take
24 hours to become effective.
5. If you experience difficulty logging in to Firefly, please
contact IT support on 01934 745356
Firefly will inform a parent of their child's reports,
timetabling and homework tasks, together with more general subject
matter, news items, letters, blogs, and detailed calendar.
In each academic year there is one Parents' Evening per year
group, when subject staff are available to talk with you about your
Parents' Evenings are organised by an electronic booking
system. A letter will be sent to families prior to an event;
bookings can be made by parents on line up to 48 hours before the
consultation evening. Where students have two family homes we would
ask parents to liaise, with regards to appointments, and attend
these meetings jointly.
Arrangements can be made at other times to meet the Tutor, Head of
House or other teachers if problems arise. Please do not hesitate to
contact us if you have any concerns about your child's
education. If there are problems with your son or daughter at home
we would also like to know as soon as possible. We are always
pleased to see parents by appointment.
Parents' Evening System
The Parents' Evening system enables you to book your appointments online. Appointments will be between 4pm and 7pm.
You will login to the Parents' Evening system using your Firefly login details. Just click the Login with Firefly button.
Booking for appointments normally opens at 10am on the Saturday two weeks and four days before a Parents' Evening. There are only a
maximum of 33 appointments for any teacher, and potentially many more parents who would like an appointment, so it is advisable to
Occasionally appointments you may have booked in for the Parents' Evening will have to be changed in order to assign
a correct teacher for the class. When this happens we will always try to keep to the same time as closely as possible, and
you will be notified of any change by automatic email from the system.
Parents' Evening System - User Guide
Virtual Parents' Evening
Because of the situation with the coronavirus, Parents' Evenings will take place
via a video call. This is done using the same system from SchoolCloud that is used for booking appointments.
Help from the School Cloud website is available
Click here for info on using the Parents' Evening System video call
Or download a document with this information
from our website
Multiple Parents/Teachers on a Video Call
Parents' Evening now supports more than one parent or teacher in a call.
How do we set multiple teachers to join appointments via video call?
Up to 3 teachers, in different locations, can be part of the same video call with a parent. They must be
booked together in a single appointment, and the class needs to be set up in Configure Evening > Class Teachers
with multiple teachers, ensuring you select the An appointment will all teachers at the same time option. Please
see the following help article How to use the Class Teachers page for more information.
How do we invite a second parent/guardian to join an appointment via video call?
Once an evening is set to be held via video parents can grant an additional parent/guardian access to their
appointments. The details of how they do this are explained at the foot of the parent guide, which you can supply
direct to your parents - they do not need to be logged in to view it.
Note that a call can have a maximum of 4 people in it at any one time. In cases where a school has assigned 3
teachers to take joint appointments for a class, a parent can still invite a guest, but once the number of
participants in the call reaches 4 no further people can join it (unless one of them leaves).
Using Microsoft Teams
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Acceptable Use Agreement For Online Virtual Learning Platforms
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A number of documents that can be downloaded require special
viewers to be installed. Some links to some of these are listed here.
Click here for the Microsoft Powerpoint page.
Click here for the Adobe Reader page.