Logging in to School Computers
Students log in to school computers with their school network username and password.
Students' network usernames follow a standard format. For example, Joe Bloggs who started Year 7 in September 2016 would have a username of 16bloggs.j.
Network passwords are set in the first ICT lesson in Year 7 and students can reset them at anytime from a school PC by pressing the Ctrl-Alt-Del keys all at the same time and following the instructions that appear.
We encourage students to choose secure passwords and never to share them with each other. Please do not re-use school network passwords when creating passwords for other systems.
A good resource for choosing a password is Dinopass (select the strong password option!).
All students have a Google email address in the format: Username@turinghouseschool.org.uk.
For example, Joe Bloggs who started Year 7 in September 2016 would have a username of firstname.lastname@example.org.
The email password should be the same as the school network password (but if you have recently changed your network password the accounts may not yet have synchronised, so try your old password too). Students should speak to a member of staff if they can no longer access their account.
Student email is monitored and moderated. It should not be considered private and any inappropriate usage should be reported to school staff.
If students need to log into their school email at home they can do so via Gmail. If setting this up on a mobile device via the Gmail app, rather than in a web browser, it may need to be specified as "Google for Work" account.
Managing Multiple Google Accounts
If you already have a personal Google account, your device may try to use it as the default login to any Google applications, such as Gmail, Google Classrooms and Google Forms. To get around this you can either:
i) Open the applications in an "incognito" browser, or;
ii) Set up a separate Google profile so that you can quickly switch between your personal and school accounts when needed.
Class Charts: Homework & Behaviour
Students and parents are encouraged to check Class Charts regularly to keep up to date with homework. We also use Class Charts to report on student behaviour.
As well as the web version of Class Charts there is a handy app that you can install on your phone - it is available from the usual app stores.
To login in to Class Charts, students need their unique Pupil Code, which is given to them in the form of a printed letter. Please keep this code safe and contact the school office if you have lost it.
Parents need their own login credentials for the parent version of Class Charts. The school sends parents a one-time set-up code by email, with instructions on how to create an account. Again, if you have lost the email, please contact the school office.
If you can't log into your Class Charts account, you can still view the school's homework using this link, and using the filters to find what has been set for your classes.
Our Maths department uses Hegarty Maths for homework. For details of how to set up your student account and navigate the software, please see this Student Guide. You will be creating your own password for this, so do keep it safe!
Older students are given access to UniFrog, which is a careers and higher education platform. Students sign in using their school email address and the password they set up when they first set up their accounts in class (if they have forgotten this, they can follow the instructions to re-set it).
Parents can create a separate log-in to UniFrog, and the school's set-up code for this is sent out by email. If you have lost the message, please contact the school office.