What is ClassDojo?
ClassDojo is a communication app for the classroom. It connects teachers, parents, and pupils who use it to share photos, videos, and messages about the learning taking place throughout the school day. ClassDojo is used to work together as a team, share in the classroom experience, and bring learning to life in the classroom and at home.
The introduction of the class dojo reward system in all classes has been very successful. Children are motivated to display consistently good behaviours for which they are rewarded. If you have been using Class Dojo as a parent you will know it allows for positive communication between school and parents.
Now that many parents are using the system we thought it would be useful to provide some guidelines for use by parents and explanations of how it is used in school
Please do not use the system for messages that require an immediate response as these may be missed. Messages sent to teachers via the dojo system can only be responded to within school hours at non-teaching times eg Monday – Friday after 3.30 and before 5.00pm. In most cases should you need to speak to a class teacher you should do so at the end of the school day either in person or by phone, or make contact via the school office.
The message system is only to be used by adults.
Any photos uploaded to a child’s story by parents or carers are monitored by teachers and only those that relate to a child’s achievements and learning outside of school will be approved.
The reward points awarded in each class are decided upon my individual class teachers, to meet the needs of that class, and are not comparable between classes.
On occasion, the points may not be awarded immediately or on the same day. This will be rare and likely to be when classes have been on school visits without access to the system.