Hemlington Hall Academy

Communication

A Positive Space That Brings Our School Community Together

At Hemlington Hall Academy, we use Class Dojo to communicate with our parents.

ClassDojo connects teachers with pupils and parents to build amazing classroom communities. It gives pupils a voice as they can showcase and share their learning by adding photos and videos to their own portfolios. It allows us to bring every family into our classrooms and share all our magic moments with parents and family.

ClassDojo is used for:

Sharing whole school and class stories, dates, events and updates.

Celebrating the achievements of our children and school.

Accessing home learning on class pages.

Celebrating and sharing positive news from home

Supporting parents and pupils with their learning.

Messaging staff – sometimes it’s the little things that make life smoother. ‘He’s forgotten his trainers. Will drop them up at lunchtime.’. ‘Not feeling great this morning. Ring me if he gets any worse.’ ‘Grandma will be picking her up.’

Informing parents of minor First Aid incidents that have happened during the day. A photo of First Aid slip will be sent to the parents. The slip will also go home.

To notify of a medical appointment, attaching a photo of the of the appointment card or letter.

ClassDojo is not to be used for:

Reporting pupil absence.

Staff reporting concerns that a child might have had during the day. Staff will always ring to speak with the parents directly.

To file a complaint. (Please follow procedure as outlined in Complaints policy)

It you have any concerns and feel that you need to speak to a teacher or a member of staff, please do not hesitate to contact the school office.

Privacy Policy

We regard your privacy as important and any personal information you give to us will be used in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and the General Data Protection Regulations.

We do not store personal information about individuals who visit this site except where they provide contact information via our contact us page and contact forms available on various pages throughout the website.

Any information you provide will only be used for the reasons specified and it will not be shared with any third party without your consent, unless required by law.

Your contact details are kept securely and are only accessed by authorised members of staff as part of the provision of school services. If you do not wish us to keep this contact information please tell us.

This website uses Google Analytics which provides statistical data about the usage of the site. This information is not used to identify individuals, but is collected to provide us with an understanding of the areas of interest on our site and how our site is being used.

If you are connected to the internet you will have an IP Address. This may take the form of a figure, such as 333.333.22.1. The address will be automatically collected and logged as part of the connection of your computer to our web server and may be used to determine the total number of visits to each part of the site. This data is not collected and used for other purposes.

This website contains links to other websites. The School is not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites or organisations and recommends you consult the privacy information on those sites.

This policy will be reviewed and updated versions will be posted on the website.

If you have any questions about the use of your personal information, the Information Commissioner is the independent regulator for both Data Protection and Freedom of Information.