Parent Tools and Apps

You can access all of the systems below from a smartphone, tablet or PC – anytime, anywhere. If you do not have access to a smartphone, tablet or computer with internet access, please email the school finance department so we can explore alternative ways of staying in touch.  

If you have more than one child at school, you’ll have access to information for all your children from the same website /app.  

Go4Schools

Go4Schools is used by Longdean for tracking and reporting student targets and grades. The tool supports parents and students in understanding their current working at grades and projected target levels.

Once your child joins us in September, an account will be set up for them on Go4Schools. This can be accessed via the website or the mobile app.

To access the site for the first time, click on the link above and then click on the ‘First-time User?’ tab. Here you can enter your email address (this will need to be the one you have provided to Longdean) and you will then be sent an email with a new password to gain access to the site.

To access the mobile app, search for Go4Schools in your app store and download the app to your smart device. You can log in to the app using the email address and password you have set up on the website.

For a mobile app user guide, click here. Please note, Longdean currently use a different tool for homework so you can ignore references to viewing homework on Go4Schools in the user guide.

Show My Homework

Show My Homework (also known as SatchelOne) is used by the staff at Longdean to set homework tasks for students. Parents and students have access to the site/app to review upcoming tasks and confirm completion.

The Show My Homework app is available for Android and Apple devices, available from the Google Play Store or The App Store, and the website is available to Windows and Desktop Apple users.

Once your child joins us in September, they will be shown how to access the school network and the Show My Homework site during their first few computing lessons. Students will be able to log into the app or the website using their school Office 365 details, which will be their school email address and their school password. They should select the Orange Office 365 button on the app or the website. 

Shortly after starting at Longdean, your child will bring a slip of paper home with log in details for you to gain parent/guardian access to the Show My Homework website and mobile app. Please follow the instructions below to log in to the website or mobile app.

Logging on to the website as a parent for the first time:

  • Go to www.satchelone.com/signup
  • Click on the parent tab along the top and select ‘I don’t have an account yet’
  • Enter the school name, your email address and the parent code provided on the slip of paper your child brings home
  • Double check the child details on the pop up and accept the terms and conditions
  • Enter your details, choose a password and then click on save
  • If you already have another student at the school then you can add them to the site by logging in using your existing log in details, going to ‘Account Settings’, ‘Link another student to your account’ and then enter the parent code.

Logging in to the mobile app for the first time:

  • Search and download Satchel One from the App Store
  • Choose the ‘Sign in with PIN or Parent Code’ option
  • Enter the parent code provided on the slip of paper your child brings home and choose ‘Submit’
  • Move the scroll bar to confirm that you agree to the T&C, then choose ‘Confirm and Continue’
  • Enter your name, email address and a password and then choose ‘Create account and log in’
  • If you already have another student at the school then you can add them to the app by logging in using your existing log in details, going to ‘Settings’, ‘Student Management’, click on the plus icon and then enter the parent code.

If you have any questions or problems signing in to Satchel One, please contact the school at admin@longdean.herts.sch.uk. In addition to this, SatchelOne offer 24/7 access and support via help@showmyhomework.co.uk or 0207 197 9550.

Students who do not have access to a smart phone or the internet on a device outside school have access to the school computers before school, during break and lunch, and after school in the homework club. Homework can be noted or printed out should students require a paper-based list.

The Show My Homework website can be used to view all homework set across the school without the requirement to log in. However, to see the homework set specifically for your child and to gain a deeper insight into the homework your child receives, you will need to log in as above.

Operoo

Longdean use a system called Operoo to gather information for the admission process. This tool is used to gather information from you about your child and to obtain consent for school related policies and procedures online.

Shortly after your child has been allocated a place at Longdean, you will receive an email from Operoo with your registration details (please remember to check your junk folder if you do not receive an email).

From Longdean School’s perspective, you or your child’s information will only be visible by the relevant staff for you or your child and will be managed in accordance with our privacy policies.

You can visit the parent introduction page on the Operoo website for more information here, and further details about Operoo’s security and privacy procedures can be found here. 

Online Payments - iPay Impact

This section provides information on how to use our current parent payment system, iPayimpact. Longdean will be cashless from September 2024 and all payments will be made online only. 

Logging In

In order to use the iPayimpact web site you will need the Child Account Reference for your child, which you will receive by email. 

If not previously registered on the site https://www.ipayimpact.co.uk/

  1. Click on the Register button
  2. Enter the Child Account Ref of your child. You must copy this exactly how it is written in the email - INCLUDING THE BRACKETS.
  3. Username – enter a username that you will remember. This will be required each time you login to your account
  4. Email – enter a valid email address
  5. Confirm Email – must be the same email address as entered in the previous box
  6. Password – enter a password 
  7. Confirm Password – must be the same password as entered in the previous box
  8. Maths Test – please insert your answer (this is to prove you are a real person)
  9. Agree to Terms – Please tick this box.  You can view the terms as required.
  • An email will be sent to your email account.  ACTIVATE your account by clicking on the link provided in the email.  This will ACTIVATE your account and allow you to LOGIN using the credentials you entered during the registration process.
  • LOGIN to your account and update your profile (personal information) and SAVE

If you have other children at this school or other schools and you have received a similar letter to this, you can link them to your new parental account as follows:

  1. LOGIN to your account
  2. Click on the Child Accounts tab
  3. Click the Link a New Child Account button
  4. Enter the Child Account Ref for the child – see this letter or other similar letter
  5. Click Find School and Account – select the school from the list (if offered)
  6. Click the Link Account button

How to make a payment

  • From your Home Page – simply click on Add to Basket
  • You can amend the amounts you wish to pay
  • Proceed to Checkout

You will receive an email receipt of your payment once it has been authorised.

Free School Meals

If your child is entitled to free school meals, their account will be automatically credited with £2.50 per day on a daily basis. This £2.50 will roll over throughout the week. This must be entirely used by Friday lunchtime. £2.50 will then be applied the following Monday and the rollover will commence again. Our main meal & dessert is £2.50, however free school meal students may use their balance as they wish across break & lunchtime. We advise free school meals funds are prioritised to buy food rather than drinks.

Free school meals students will also receive a £1.00 allowance to spend at breakfast club (everyday 07:30-08:00am, any student can attend). This allowance does not rollover. The £1.00 allowance for breakfast club will remain in place until Easter 2023 when our Children in Need grant ends, we will be reviewing the breakfast club’s operation prior to that.

Top-Ups

If your child needs to ‘top-up’ this amount, you will need to ‘credit’ their account either via iPay or by your child bringing in cash and adding this to their account via the revaluation machine.  Free school meals funds will always be used first when purchases are made.

Should you have any questions on the above, please contact finance@longdean.herts.sch.uk.

Reading Plus

Reading Plus is a program that Longdean use to help your child become a better reader.

Reading Plus helps students develop the skills they need to be proficient readers and lifelong learners. Through regular Reading Plus practice, reading will become easier, comprehension will increase, and your child will make meaningful connections between reading and learning. To learn more about Reading Plus, you can visit www.readingplus.com.

Your child can complete Reading Plus assignments on a computer or tablet with Internet access. Assignments in each component can be completed in any order, but reading lessons (SeeReader) are the most important assignments. The program will keep track of assignments completed each week as well as your child's progress toward the overall lesson goals.

Before starting Reading Plus we would recommend students watch the Introduction to Reading Plus YouTube video (4 minutes).

How to Log In (your child will be provided with their username and password):
Step 1: Go to login.readingplus.com.
Step 2: Press the Student Login button.
Step 3: Enter Site Code: rplongdean1
Step 4: Type in the Username
Step 5: Type in the Password

Baseline assessment
After logging on to Reading Plus for the first time, pupils will automatically complete the initial assessment (InSight). This not only provides a baseline, but also assigns the pupil to the most appropriate start point for the reading lessons. The InSight assessment is adaptive to meet the needs of each pupil and typically takes between 30-45 minutes to complete. 

Getting started on Reading Plus lessons
Once the assessment is completed, students then move seamlessly onto the Reading Plus teaching program. You and your child can watch more help videos if you’d like to learn more.