Parent Engagement and Support
Being involved in your child’s education has a positive impact on their learning. At Capital we believe that a close working relationship with parents has a vital part to play in the educational progress of our students. We build this by making sure parents are kept informed about what is going on and continue to feel involved. There are a number of ways parents/carers can enhance this relationship.
Capital Times - Newsletter
Every week an electronic copy of the CAPITAL Times newsletter is sent out to parents via email and is uploaded to the school website here - CAPITAL Times newsletters. It is also made available on the school APP 'MyEd'.
Subscribe to the school text alerts
Important and urgent information bulletins also get sent to parents is via our online texting service. For instance to alert you if your child is absent or late and informing you of meeting and upcoming events. In order for this system to work efficiently it is essential that we have your correct mobile number on this system. Please ensure you update this with us when necessary.
Download the 'MyEd' school APP
A variety of useful information can be found on the school APP 'MyEd' which can be downloaded FREE to any smart mobile phone or tablet. It can also be used as a method of communicating a child's absence to school. You can download it in your APP store by searching for 'MyEd'.
Please watch this short video for more information on the MyEd app and how to access it.
Follow us on Twitter
Capital City Academy is on Twitter! This is a really effective way for us to communicate exciting news and bulletins to parents, students, staff and other interested parties. It is updated every day and can also be viewed on the school website homepage. Follow us at: @capital__city.
The planner is a vital tool of communication between parents and school. Parents should sign their child’s planner every week to confirm it has been checked for homework and any other notes from teachers. This is also a place you can write notes of any concerns you may be having.
Parent's Forum - A valuable space for all parents & carers
Parents Forum holds a regular meeting each half-term for parents and other carers to meet up, support each other, our children and school. A number of teachers kindly attend, so school can answer questions and respond to our discussions. Meetings are informal, friendly and all are very welcome. You can find the dates and times of our forthcoming meetings on the school website calendar.
If you would like more information or to join the Parents Forum, please contact -
Parents and carers are able to contact staff in a number of ways. Each Key Stage has a dedicated Administrator who is the main point of contact for any general enquires regarding your child; they can also pass messages on to the Year Team Leaders and other staff when necessary. If your query is for a particular department, parents/carers can also call the main switchboard number where they will be put through to the relevant extension. Alternatively staff can be contacted via email. A list of all staff email addresses (by department) can be found under the 'Our Team' on the school website - Staff Contact Details
SIMS Learning Gateway
Parents and carers are able to check all their child’s latest reports, timetable, attendance, punctuality, behaviour events and details from any computer that has access to the internet. This is a very empowering tool for you as a parent to get immediate access to all the information we hold on your child. Access to SIMS Learning Gateway can be found on the Parent Portal page on the school website - Parent Portal.