Google Classroom is our platform for home learning and sharing resources. You will also find a number of clubs are on Google Classroom.
GSuite for Education is used across the curriculum
We use G Suite for Education – a set of education productivity tools from Google including Gmail, Calendar, Docs, Classroom, and more used by tens of millions of students and teachers around the world. Students will use their G Suite accounts to complete assignments and receive feedback, communicate with their teachers and during the current period of remore learning they will be able to engage in lessons through Google Classroom.
We use a special version of the core GSuite Apps to provide a secure learning intranet for our students and staff. Google require basic information to set up these accounts, your child’s year group and name.
Google Cloud does contain much of the electronic work that your child completes in school.
Our student accounts have a particular set of security settings to reflect the fact that the system is being used by a child – they have a much higher security setting than our staff for example. We take advice on these settings from companies that advise us, including Google.
On leaving the school, we can transfer your child’s digital learning record to his/her own gmail account through the Google TakeOut system – the school does not then retain any data. This can be a wonderful souvenir of learning. Google accounts will be deleted within a few weeks of a child leaving Poynton High School.