PA Update - November 2016

Emma Woodhouse, 25th November 2016

Your questions answered – payments for lunch

We want to answer any questions you have about Pupil Asset and help you make the most of it. Last week we were contacted by a school who asked:

Can Pupil Asset be used to make payments for lunch, trips, donations, breakfast and after school club, uniforms etc? And can parents log in to make payments and see their balance?

Pupil Asset makes it easy to manage payments for meals and events using our Parents app. Users can add funds and manage their balance easily. Very soon we will be adding functionality to purchase items online such as uniforms, photos, trips and clubs. Watch this space!

Assessment updates

Incase you missed the Webinar seminar on assessment updates for KS1 and KS2 last week, we've put together a handy summary of the whole thing which you can find here:

KS1 Summary

KS2 Summary

Win a free music CD for your class

Are you fed up with listening to music in the style of Disney or children's songs which are really morality tales? Would you like to introduce your pupils to something in class which is a bit more down to earth? Well, we have something which may just hit the right note - our very own music CD. It’s called This is the Way to the Moon, by Henhouse, and it features songs written and performed by Pupil Asset’s very own CEO James Leeds and Head of Change, Mark Thorby with some of their musician friends. You can find out more at henhousekids.com.

We are also giving away free copies to Pupil Asset users who complete our short survey which will provide us with valuable feedback about the quality of our products and services and the things we could improve. Fill out our short questionnaire now, we'd love to hear from you.

James and Mark said the songs are a bit different from what you might expect, including Big Cuddly Pig - about dressing up a pig to take it to Paris in disguise - I like Making Up Words, and the most popular song ‘Fart in the Bath’. But they’ve all been given the thumbs up by their five daughters between them.

"We did a couple of songs and thought this is great, a million miles away from the Disneyfied morality normally associated with children's songs - a far more British approach" James said. The CDs are now being sold via the internet and also through two independent shops in Norfolk – The Book Hive and Stiffkey Stores - while the group performed the songs at this year's Latitude Festival in Suffolk. The songs are also available to download on iTunes.

The band worked with local Art students who produced some brilliant music videos for the songs which you can watch on YouTube.

We are also giving away free copies to Pupil Asset users who complete our short survey which will provide us with valuable feedback about the quality of our products and services and the things we could improve.

Talking Point: Tell us what you think – Do you agree with James that CD’s are too Disneyfied? What music do you use in your lessons and why? Get in touch and let us know.

Your feedback, good and bad is really valuable to us and helps us improve our products and services – all we ask in return is your permission to use some of your words on our website or promotional materials.

Got a question?

Is there something about Pupil Asset you have always wanted explained? Please email jodie@pupilasset.com and we will include an answer in our next newsletter.

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