Google Classroom Guardian Summaries
The schools preferred tool for supporting online learning is Google Classroom.
It is possible to get weekly or daily summaries for your child across all their google classes. While only the school can invite a parent or carer to link with a pupils account, the parent must accept the invitation which will come in the form of an email. The following information is a quick guide to the process as well as other information you may find helpful
Step 1: To receive updates on a google classroom activity, your child must have accepted their invite to join the class. When logged into Google Classroom they will see tiles for each class. Only pupils can accept their invites.
Step 2: The school adds your email to your child’s account.
This triggers an email to you. Invitations to receive Google Classroom summaries will come from firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have not received an invite please check your junk mail folder or search from mail from the above email address. An invitation will look like the screen shot below.
Step 3: Parents accept the invite
Clicking on Accept will automatically start the flow of guardian summaries to the email address listed. It will also take you to a further page where you have the option of adding or linking a Google Account.
Step 4: Optional creation of, or linking to, a Google Account.
If you do not wish to add or link a google account simply close the window.
Step 5: Troubleshooting
Once we have invited a guardian there is very limited further troubleshooting we can do other than to remove the link and resend the invite. If you clicked, “I’m not the guardian” or deleted the link and wish it re-established please contact the school.
Occasional, shared computers may become ‘confused’ as to which Google account you are trying to access/link. As part of our remote troubleshooting we may direct you to use this link to log you out of all google accounts on your device.
Other Useful Links
There are a number of resources which you may find helpful in connection with our use of guardian summaries.
Link to check the status of any linked pupils
If the email you use is also linked with a gmail account, this will also show you which email is linked the summaries and allow you to change the frequency of the summaries.
General information for Guardians
Specific Information for Guardians
Specific Information for Students