Help your child get ready for the next academic year with online summer coaching sessions taking place between 1st-26th August!

Designed to work alongside DoodleMaths, DoodleCoaching provides fun tuition sessions that consolidate knowledge and promote positive learning skills, placing your child in great stead for the new school term.


How do I book summer sessions?

Head to the Parent Dashboard and hover over Coaching > View Sessions. Select your child's name down the left hand side and then scroll down to Book summer sessions. Select the year group your child is moving into from the drop down menu. You'll then be able to see the available sessions. Click Book session to reserve your child's space and then follow the steps for payment.

Our summer sessions cost £59 and you can book up to 5, 35 minute sessions.


How should my child prepare for their first summer 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, a PC or laptop must be used)

  • Please visit the Parent Dashboard using a desktop PC or laptop (we recommend using Google Chrome as your browser; you can learn more and download Google Chrome to your device here) and login using your parent login details.

  • Press on Coaching along the top.

  • Choose your child’s name from the list on the left-hand side.

  • Select Take DoodleCoaching tour now - 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. Check out this article for steps on how to do this!

  • 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.


How do I join a booked summer session?

  • Please visit the Parent Dashboard using a desktop PC or laptop (we recommend using Google Chrome as your browser; you can learn more and download Google Chrome to your device here) and login using your parent login details.

  • Press on Coaching along the top.

  • Select the child who is joining from the list on the left hand side.

  • The Join session button will turn blue when the session is ready to begin (it will turn blue 5 minutes before the scheduled start time). When it turns blue, click on it!

  • If the Join session button is greyed out, try refreshing the page.


Troubleshooting tips

Check out our top troubleshooting tips to ensure that you are able to access the DoodleCoaching sessions:

  • You must use a PC/laptop to access the DoodleCoaching session. It will not work on a tablet or mobile device.

  • You must use a GoogleChrome or Firefox browser to access the session (and you must ensure your browser is up to date).

  • If the Join session button is greyed out, refresh the page.

  • Sit as close to the router as possible and ensure that any unused tabs on your device are closed down (you may need to clear the cache on your browser and refresh the page).

  • Ensure your video and microphone permission settings are enabled on your browser. If you are using a mac, you may also need to follow these steps.

  • If you have enhanced privacy or security settings enabled on your device you it can prevent the video and microphone from working. These will need to be deactivated, or DoodleLearning will need to be added to an approved safe list.

  • Make sure you are not on our DoodleCoaching tour page but have joined the live session!


What happens if my child can't attend a booked summer session?

If you know in advance that you can't attend a summer session that you have booked onto, don't worry! You can change any booked sessions on the Parent Dashboard by heading to Coaching > View Sessions. Scroll down your booked summer sessions and then click on the Change Session button. You'll then have the option to Cancel session or Reschedule your session.

Due to high demand, we're unable to reschedule a missed session once the original session has ended.

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