The school currently uses Show my Homework to share details of homework tasks set to our students.
This can be accessed by logging in (student accounts or parent accounts), or buy viewing the public calendar. This page will give you a summary of how to access as either a student, as a parent or via the public link.
Instructions for Parents on how to log on are given a little further down this page or in the letter issued by email
1. STUDENT Login
Students login using their Glow username and password, and there are two ways to do this.
1.1. Students login in via a glow tile.
Enter your glow username and password and click sign in.
Find the SMHW tile and click on this. You will be logged in and taken to the SMHW site.
1.2 Students logging in via the SMHW site (or app)
from the SMHW site (https://www.showmyhomework.co.uk) click the orange login button at the top right of the screen, or if using the app, you will see a screen like the one below
Do not enter your school, username and password in this page. Scroll down within the app, to find the image shown below, or search for this on the web page. On some mobile devices you may have to hide your onscreen keyboard to see this option.
Click the grey Sign in with RM Unify option (Glow is part of RM Unify.)
Enter your glow username (make sure it has @glow at the end) and password, then click sign in. You will be logged in and taken to the SMHW page.
2. PARENT and GUARDIAN Login
Parents can log in in via the SMHW site (or app)
From the SMHW site (https://www.showmyhomework.co.uk) click the orange login button at the top right of the screen, or if using the app, you will see a screen like the one below
If you have previously accessed the service, enter your details on this page, and click log in. Otherwise, click the blue link that says I’ve been given a PIN or parent code to get into my account. Parent codes can be obtained from the school or are printed on the letter you will have received.
Fill in this form, click the I’m not a robot option, and when completed, click Submit.
You will be asked to confirm you are the parent/guardian of the named child, and that you accept the Terms and Conditions.
When you click continue you will see the following screen.
The final stage is to provide your own details which can be used the next time you wish to logon. Providing your name at this stage helps us troubleshoot if you have any problems with your account.
3. Accessing the public SMHW calendar
Either follow this link https://alfordacademy.showmyhomework.co.uk or
from the SMHW homepage click the search for your school option.
enter Alford and into the box and click the prompt for Alford academy that appears. You will be taken to the full public calendar for Alford Academy.
Privacy Notice – Show My Homework (Provided by Teacher Centric Ltd, thereafter referred to as SMHW)
Who is The Data Controller?
The Data Controller of the information being collected is Aberdeenshire Council. The Data Protection Officer can be contacted at Town House, 34 Low Street, Banff, AB45 1AY.
What personal data will be collected?
The following pupil information is provided by SEEMIS (our school Management Information System) to Glow (The Scottish Schools National Intranet), and in turn from Glow to SMHW.
A Unique ID (the Seemis or MIS ID and SCN), Name, Glow email address, Year of Entry, Year Group, and Class groupings.
The following information is provided directly to SMHW by the school teachers
Assessment grading (where online tasks have been used)
The completion status of tasks (complete or not complete)
The following information is provided directly to SMHW by pupils
Responses to assessments (where online tasks have been used)
The submission status of tasks (submitted or not submitted)
Why is the personal data being collected?
This information is being collected by Aberdeenshire Council to support the academic progress of our pupils, to improve communication with parents, and encourage increased levels of parental involvement in their children’s learning in line with Article 29 of the UN Convention on the rights of the child to “develop every child’s personality, talents and abilities to the full”, and the Scottish Schools (Parental Engagement) Act 2006 to “involve [parents] with their child’s education and learning”.
What is the Legal Basis for collecting the information?
Public Task – Where processing of data is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller.
Will the personal Data be shared with other people or organisations?
Yes. Your information will be shared with the following:
Teachercentric Ltd (operating as Team Satchel)
4 Cam Rd, London E15 2SN
Teacher Centric will in turn share the data with other organisations part of their data processing activities and in line with GDPR requirements. Further details can be found at
They will use the data to administer the online tool Show My Homework.
Will the information be transferred to or stored in a different country?
All data is held within data centers within the EU.
How long will the data be retained?
SMHW will process and store personal data for current students, for the duration of the schools license with SMHW. If a pupil leaves the school during the active license SMHW will delete/anonymise your personal data within 28 days of your account being deleted by the school.
Is there any automated decision-making applied to the information?
Please note that you have the following rights:
- To withdraw consent at any time, where the Legal Basis specified above is Consent;
- To lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner’s Office (after raising the issue with the Data Protection Officer first);
- To request access to your personal data;
- To object, where the legal basis specified above is:
- Performance of a Public Task; or
- Legitimate Interests.
- To data portability, where the legal basis specified above is:
- Consent; or
- Performance of a Contract;
- To request rectification or erasure of your personal data, as so far as the legislation permits.