Each student receives a lanyard when they join the school, the lanyard is a convenient place to store the alternating school timetable. As we move between weeks A & B, simply turn your timetable around and you've got your weeks schedule immediately when moving between lessons.
The canteen operates a ‘biometric system’ which enables students to buy food and drinks from the canteen simply by placing their thumb onto a scanner which is connected to the payment till.
This system has many advantages - students cannot borrow or take cards from each other, queues are reduced, and students no longer need to carry cards or use cash to purchase a meal. Biometric systems save time and money for both schools and students because the need to replace lost cards and forgotten passwords is eliminated.
The technology is completely secure and does not store images of fingerprints on its system. The system uses an image of the finger to create a mathematical algorithm and then discards the finger image; only the numbers remain, and these cannot be reinterpreted back into a finger image. The fingerprint images cannot be used by any other source for identification purposes.
We have attached a leaflet which provides further information on how the biometric system will operate in school