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Parent Information

In this section you will find useful links to support your child at school and all of our Parent/Carer letters and updates.

Parent/Carer Letters 2023-2024

Summer Term 2024

08.04.24 Principal’s Start of Term Letter 

ParentPay

ParentPay is an online payment system for schools. It allows parents to pay quickly and securely for school meals, trips and activities, uniforms, music lessons and fees.

You simply top-up your ParentPay account online  by debit or credit card, or in cash through PayPoint stores. Payment by standing order and faster payments will be available soon. Your ParentPay balance can be used immediately to pay for any of your children’s items at any school using ParentPay.

Free School Meals

The link below will take you directly to  the online application process through Birmingham City Council.

Attendance Brochure

As a parent you want your child to always be feeling their best for school and when they are not feeling very well it can be confusing to decide whether they should go to school or not.
This guide will help you understand what illnesses you should keep your child home from school for and what actions you should take so that your child feels better and communication with the school is effective. All absences (year 7-11) should be called through to the school on 0121 378 1288 Option 1 for attendance before 8am. Sixth form absences should be reported on 0121 378 1288 Option 5.

 

Permission to Administer Medicine

Where ever possible we encourage students to take their medication at home before the school day and on their return.  Where this is not possible and you require your child to receive medication during the school day, please complete and return the attached form in the link below. 

Parent App - My Child at School (MCAS)

Fairfax Academy has moved to a new computer information system called Bromcom. This system is supported by a portal for parents/carers called ‘My Child at School’ (MCAS).

Please click on the link below for instructions to set up your MCAS account.

MCAS Parental Guide

Parent Information Evening Downloads

All presentations will be available on the website the day after the event. 

Free Accredited Courses on mental health, ASC, Counselling for parents and teachers

The AIM Group deliver Free online Level 2 Accredited Courses to Parents to help better understand some key issues around young people’s mental health and wellbeing, along with a range of other qualifications that may help with developing your own careers.

Here’s some of the most popular subjects available:

• Understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences (Most popular)
• Understanding Children and Young Peoples Mental Health
• Understanding Behaviour That Challenges
• Counselling Skills
• Understanding Specific Learning Difficulties
• Understanding Autism
• Bullying in children and young people
These are just the popular qualifications, but they have over 30 available.

 

The qualifications are completed online within a 12-week period in your own leisure. They are equivalent to a GCSE Grade C and certificated upon completion. You can do as many as you like, however you can just do one at a time.

The only criteria you must meet to be eligible, is:

Aged 19 or over on or before 31st August 2023
Have lived in the UK/EU for 3+ years
Not already on a Government funded course

If you are interested in undertaking one of these Free Online courses or would like further information, then please register your interest via this link: FREE Courses – Registration Form

Liam Duly (from The AIM Group) will then discuss the courses with you and complete the set up.