Welcome to Class Charts, this is a system that runs on your phone or through a web browser to inform you of merits, behaviour points, homework, attendance and detentions for your child. A letter has been issued to all parents via students/e-mail with your log in details and further information when your child joined the Calder Learning Trust.
Class Charts is a user-friendly online system which allows us to effectively monitor and report on homework, upload resources, merits, consequences and detentions, as well as create seating plans used by teachers to maximise learning potential in the classroom. The programme has many advantages, both for teachers and also for parents and pupils; the biggest advantage for parents is that you can download an app on your phone or tablet which gives you live data and information on your child. It is also much better at helping us communicate with you. For pupils, there is a live rewards system which will eventually enable them to choose prizes online once they reach credit milestones. If you have more than one child at Calder High School you can use the plus sign in the top right hand corner with the additional access codes you have received. Please note that we will continue to use the e-mail system to record and track pupils’ academic progress and issue reports.
We strongly believe that both these systems will provide staff, parents and students with a much better experience. We are currently reviewing the online systems that we use as a school with a view to streamlining our services in the future and in the meantime thank you for your patience and support.
Please find below some links to help files on how to use the ClassCharts application along with a video to aid you with ClassCharts:
How to login:
Go to www.classcharts.com and click login, then follow the instructions below:
I am not receiving emails from Class Charts or the school
You will need to check your junk mail folders frequently, the service provider you use e.g. Hotmail, BT Internet, Virgin Media may mistake e-mails for junk and remove them before they get to you. If you check your e-mail folders you will see a 'junk' or 'spam' mail folder, if school e-mails are in these folders simply mark them as 'not junk' or to 'trust this sender' and you should receive future e-mails without issue.
What if my child loses the code or the system logs them out?
During their first Computing lesson in year 7 your child will have been given a slip of paper with the code on and encouraged to store a picture of this in their phone. If they do not have this however it can be requested from their form tutor at any time.
What if as a parent I get logged out?
Parent login is different to student, you have to create your own account with Class Charts and then set your own password. This means that if the system logs you out then you can re-login using the details that you set. However if you have forgotten these just go onto the Class Charts website and press ‘Forgot password?’ link. Alternatively click https://www.classcharts.com/parent/forgot . If you have lost/not been issued with a parent code please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with your child’s name, form and DOB and we will e-mail them straight to you.
What if both parents/guardians need separate accounts to access Class Charts?
If you require two accounts this is not a problem as the parent code that you are given for your child will never change and just links your child to your account. This means all you need to do is sign up for another account using another e-mail and then put in the parent code(s) and you will be able to access all the same information.
What happens if I have two or more children at the school?
You don’t need to have more than one Class Charts account you can simply add the siblings using their parent access code you will have been given. To add another child to your Class Charts account, click on the add child option in the website menu or the add child icon within the app. You will then be asked for an access code. Next, enter your parent access code for the child you wish to add. This code will have been given to you by the school and is unique for that pupil.