Letters to Parents
- ParentPay is easy-to-use and will offer you the freedom to make online payments whenever and wherever you like, 24/7
- the technology used is of the highest internet security available ensuring that your money will reach school safely – offering you peace of mind
- payments can be made by credit/debit card or also through PayPoint
- full payment histories and statements are available to you securely online at anytime
- your children won’t have to worry about losing money at school
- Parents can choose to be alerted when their balances are low via email and/or SMS text
Parents who need to continue making payments by cash may do so using the PayPoint network at local convenience stores.
Each family/carers will have an account activation username and password, once you receive these:
- Visit www.parentpay.com
- Enter your Activation username and password in the Account Login section of the homepage. NB. These are for one-time use only; you will choose your own username and password for future access during the activation process
- Provide all the necessary information and choose your new username and password for your account – registering your email address will enable us to send you receipts and reminders
- Once activation is complete you can go to straight to Items for payment, select which item(s) you want to add to your basket and proceed to complete your payment
If you have any questions, please email Miss Wilson – Finance Manager on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Online Safety/Internet / E-Safety
E-SAFETY at Queen’s Croft High School
The School’s E-Safety Policy reflects the importance it places on the safe use of information systems and electronic communications.
E-Safety encompasses not only Internet technologies but also electronic communications via mobile phones, games consoles and wireless technology. It highlights the need to educate children and young people about the benefits, risks and responsibilities of using information technology.
E-SAFETY at Queen’s Croft High School
- E-Safety concerns safeguarding children and young people in the digital world.
- E-Safety emphasises learning to understand and use new technologies in a positive way.
- E-Safety is less about restriction and more about education about the risks as well as the benefits so we can feel confident online.
- E-Safety is concerned with supporting children and young people to develop safer online behaviours both in and out of school.
Ten Easy Steps to Stay Safe Online
The following easy steps act as a good basis to keep safe online and are taken from the Safety Net Kids website:
- Don’t post any personal information online – like your address, email address or mobile number
- Think carefully before posting pictures or videos of yourself. Once you’ve put a picture of yourself online most people can see it and may be able to download it, it’s not just yours anymore
- Keep your privacy settings as high as possible
- Never give out your passwords
- Don’t befriend people you don’t know
- Don’t meet up with people you’ve met online. Speak to your parent or carer about people suggesting you do
- Remember that not everyone online is who they say they are
- Think carefully about what you say before you post something online
- Respect other people’s views, even if you don’t agree with someone else’s views doesn’t mean you need to be rude
- If you see something online that makes you feel uncomfortable, unsafe or worried: leave the website, turn off your computer if you want to and tell a trusted adult immediately
What Should You Do If You / Your Child is Being Bullied Online ?
We would encourage all students / parents to speak up about any problems they are facing by either:
- Speaking to your Tutor
- Speaking to any member of staff who you feel comfortable with
If you have any concerns at all about a child’s safety or wellbeing, don’t hesitate to contact the NSPCC Helpline on
0808 800 5000
or email email@example.com
The dedicated NSPCC child protection specialist you talk to will know what to do next and will take any necessary action. It’s never too soon to speak out when a child needs help. Even if you’re unsure, if you’re worried, the best thing to do is to talk to a trained professional. Your call could protect a child from experiencing sexual abuse.
If you think a child is in immediate danger, call the police on 999.
Who offer information, advice and support about education, health and social care issues to support
Queen's Croft High School
Birmingham Road, Lichfield,
Staffordshire WS13 6PJ
Call us on
01543 227245 and speak to Mrs Hunt, Mrs Hodgkiss or Mrs Blakemore in the administration office