G:Suite for Education: Parents Guide

What is Google Suite for Education?

Google Suite for Education (GSfE or G:Suite) is a suite of tools that allows students and teachers to collaborate in real-time to create documents, presentations, surveys, spreadsheets and even websites. All tools are free, ad-free, reliable and secure. You can find more details about the tools we use on the G:Suite Tools page.

Why is Cults Academy using G:Suite?

G:Suite provides the ability for students and teachers to communicate, store files and collaborate on documents, spreadsheets, and presentations from school or home, all within a secure “closed campus” online environment. It is important to remember an educational Google account is structured and managed differently to a “consumer” or “personal” Google account.

How can I use G:Suite to support my child's learning?

We encourage parents to sit down with their children to look at the school work stored within their child’s Google Drive and Classroom, just as we encourage pupils to share their work with their parents. Parents can also get daily or weekly emails about the tasks assigned to their child. You can find more detail on the Email Summaries page.

Will all my child's work be in G:Suite?

The simple answer is no. G:Suite is used to enhance and develop the experience of the child. As such, teachers will decide when it is appropriate to use G:Suite to share work and when other methods are more appropriate. Most subjects will, for example still require an element of handwriting, so will continue to use jotters where appropriate. However, we are starting to encourage pupils to take snapshots of good pieces of work to upload to Google Drive.

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Google Suite for Education: A guide for parents

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