Sorry sir, I lost the key

What is the simplest way to ensure that every locker has a key. No matter what

It is a sad, but inescapable fact of school life, that students occasionally lose the key to their locker. Or “forget” to hand their key back at the end of term.

It’s annoying, but it happens.

Which means you will almost certainly need replacement keys for some of the lockers in the school, and you may even quite possibly need them on a fairly regular basis.

The solution to this problem is simple. You simply call or email Keysplease, and tell us the code number for the lock in question, (normally stamped on the face of the lock) and we will supply you with keys for that locker.

We can even, if you wish, supply a new lock as well.

And the great benefit is that the locker keys can be supplied for as little as £1 each in some cases, which means that if you charge a deposit of £5.00 per locker, your costs of replacements and administration are covered. Locks are available from just £5*.

Ordering is simple, by phone, email or direct online. And there is a full list of the range of makes that we stock, on the web site. But don’t worry – 99% of the locks in use in UK schools are covered by the manufacturers whose keys we stock.

*Please quote promotional code HH2 to gain these special rates.

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Homework set, completed and marked

The most effective way of ensuring that students and their parents can always see the homework set, and the marks given.

There is no doubt that the best way of enhancing parental involvement in their children’s education is to make it as easy as possible for the parent to see what homework has been set, when it was due in, what is expected, how long it should take, and what mark was given.

For, as every parent knows, although asking a teenager what homework is required each night may bring forth the right answer, this result is not guaranteed.

So, to ensure that everyone knows what homework has been set (and indeed to ensure that the student has the resources required), when it is due, what mark is given, and what comments are made, we have Show My Homework.

It is an online resource that offers benefits to parents, their children and to teachers. Using this online system homework can be set in minutes, homework tasks can be shared between colleagues, and revision tasks can readily be set and marked.

To-do lists are automatically populated, work can be submitted online (giving advance experience of the world of FE/HE and employment), and grades and comments can be left by teachers and are automatically entered onto relevant spreadsheets.

And there is one additional benefit – because not only can parents see if work is being done, but they can also appreciate teachers’ expectations and, most importantly, see where their child needs support at home.

They are able to judge equally when a child is not doing enough work and when a child is starting to worry about school work and is spending too long on it to the detriment of family life.

Thus we have three huge benefits from Show My Homework. There is a real time-saving aspect to this approach for the school, enhanced knowledge for the parents, and a massive saving in administrative time as homework can be set, monitored and marked online and reports can be instantly generated and broken down by year group, subjects and so on.

If you would like to know more about the product, or benefit from a free Senior Leader demonstration, click here to find out more or email