Congratulations on enrolling your child to our DoodleCoaching programme!
There are a few things that you can do before your child attends their first DoodleCoaching session
In order to ensure your child can join their first (and subsequent ) sessions without a hitch, we recommend checking your device is able to run the DoodleCoaching online platform before your child’s first session:
(Please note that DoodleCoaching is not accessible through a phone or a tablet)
Please visit our website (www.doodlelearning.com) using a desktop or laptop and tap on Log in in the top right-hand corner of the screen (We recommend using Google Chrome as your browser; you can learn more and download Google Chrome to your device here).
Sign in using your parent login details.
Press on Coaching at the top of the screen.
Choose your child’s name from the list on the left-hand side.
Select Preview Page - this will launch a test session so you are able to check your settings and explore the areas of the Coaching interface.
The programme may ask for permission to use the device's microphone and camera - this will need to be permitted for your child to be able to join in with the Coaching session.
Once the page has loaded, you will be able to see your own video feed and sound bar in the bottom left hand corner.
In the top right hand corner you will see numbered tabs relating to the different parts of the Coaching session - feel free to explore this area.
Complete an activity in the Learning Zone area of the screen to ensure that your child is comfortable with using their DoodleMaths account through the coaching page.
If you come across any problems with these steps, please contact our Coaching team who will be happy to help.
Your child's Maths account will be placed into Baseline Assessment mode.
This will assess your child's current Maths knowledge and will provide a point of comparison as the child progresses through our DoodleCoaching programme.
Ideally, your child should complete this assessment before their first DoodleCoaching session, however this is not essential.
Encourage your child to work independently during the baseline assessment, even if they find things a little challenging — this is simply Doodle’s way of working out their strengths and weaknesses. Receiving help at this stage may cause their work to be incorrectly assessed, leading to the programme becoming too challenging.
If they are unable to answer any of the questions, please ask them to use the 'Skip Question' option.
Parent Engagement Pack and Child's Learning Journal
You will receive DoodleCoaching resources through the post after your child has been enrolled in the programme.
The child's Learning Journal accompanies and complements the DoodleCoaching sessions. It will be used and referred to by the coaches in the sessions. However, there are also extra activities and information included in the journal for the child to enjoy in their own time.
We would recommend that the child familiarises themselves with this journal before the first session.
The day of the DoodleCoaching session
On the day of the scheduled DoodleCoaching session, you will be able to join the session by clicking on the 'Join Session' button in the Coaching section of the Parent Dashboard. This will only be activated at the time of the session and you will be notified that the session is live by the 'Join Session' button changing colour.
To participate in the DoodleCoaching session, the child will need to use a laptop or PC and you should ideally access the Parent Dashboard using Google Chrome as a browser.
Please ensure that your child is in a quiet area which is not a bedroom, where you can supervise them throughout the session. It is useful to be close by in case of any technical difficulties, but we do ask that your child works independently during the session.
The child should use headphones when participating in the session.
Your child should also have their learning journal and a pen or pencil handy.