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Breda Academy, Belfast
Read and Write is available for pupils to download for free at home and on school computers. Pupils can download the software onto any device.   FREE Read & Write Software Now Available for Breda Academy Students   All Breda Academy pupils are now registered to download and use TextHelp’s ‘Read & Write’ software at home for FREE.   Read & Write is a toolbar available for all pupils to download for FREE at home and to also use on school computers. The toolbar has a number of excellent features to guide pupils’ work, such as: dictionaries and picture dictionaries; text to speech generators; spelling, punctuation and grammar checkers; research highlighters; and a range of other useful features that can be used to form a personalised toolbar that suits your child’s learning needs. This software makes extended pieces of writing more accurate, and makes researching more efficient; this is particularly valuable for pupils studying for GCSE and A Level examinations.   Read & Write can be downloaded on to laptops, PCs and tablets, and on to Windows, Android, iPads, Macs and Chrome Book devices.   Please follow the instructions below to install this FREE software on to your devices:   Using the device you want to download the software on to, open up the webpage https://www.texthelp.com/en-gb/products/read-write/ Click ‘Try Now’ Select your platform (Android, iPad, Windows, Mac OS etc.) and click install You’ll be directed to the easiest and fastest way to install; follow the instructions The first time the programme runs, you’ll be asked to log in with your email address. Choose ‘Microsoft Account’ and key in your child’s school email address (using the ending @c2ken.net) Enter your child’s C2K password, and you should be good to go!   Once the software is downloaded, there will be automatic updates when the device is connected to the internet, so you should always have the latest version of Read and Write.   If you are having difficulties downloading the software, or have questions about how to use Read & Write, please go to https://www.texthelp.com/en-gb/products/read-write/ There are also several YouTube tutorials about how to use the various features of Read & Write https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Bp0to8a9Z0
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SIMS Parent App

 
 
 
 
 
 

At Breda Academy, we know that communication between school and home is of great importance. Therefore, in 2019, we will start using the SIMS Parent App. This tool can be used by parents to access their child's timetable, attendance details, achievement, the school diary and school reports.

It is important that all parents sign up for the App as will be using it in future to provide you with your child's school report.

You can access the system from a smartphone, tablet or PC – anytime, anywhere.

What will you find in the SIMS Parent app:

  • Important information such as attendance, timetables and achievement.
  • School term, inset dates and contact details available at the click of a button
  • Access your child’s school report
  • Receive notifications to remind you about important information such as key dates for your diary
  • Access to update your contact details, so we always have the most up-to-date information in case of an emergency
  • If you have more than one child at school, you’ll have access to information for all your children, from the same app.

The information that you receive through the app will help you to stay up-to-date with your child’s school life as well as support your child’s development and progress.

Getting started with the SIMS Parent app

  • Read the Acceptable Use Policy and sign the consent form (this will be sent home with your child). Copies are available on this page also.
  • We will send you an activation email, simply click on the link from your tablet, PC or smartphone to activate your account.

 

  • You can then login using your normal Facebook, Twitter, Google or Microsoft username and password.
  • From your smartphone or tablet, download the app from the Google Play or Apple App store - search for SIMS Parent.
  • From a PC or Windows phone, login online at www.sims-parent.co.uk  

Please note that your activation email is unique to you and should not be used by anyone else. If you require an additional login then please contact your school.

Your activation email will expire after 14 days if it is not used, please contact your school if you require a replacement after this date.