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Class Dojo

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At Harry Watts Academy, we pride ourselves on our fantastic communication with parents and carers. We love posting class articles on our website and social media platforms so everyone can see the amazing activities and lessons our children are completing in their classes. 

Although staff frequently make telephone calls, speak face to face and email parents and carers, this can sometimes be time consuming. In particular when we want to share a photo about an amazing personal achievement (WOW moment) your child has had. As we know, a picture can say a thousand words and there's nothing like seeing our pupils engaging in school and making accelerated progress, especially with  interaction and communication with their friends. 

At Harry Watts Academy, we use Class Dojo to be able to keep in contact with parents and carers and share daily updates of what classes have been doing. The main contact for each student will be set up on Class Dojo and if any additional parents would like to have access then this can be requested through your child’s class teacher.

What you can expect from us


  • A class update each day, informing the class parents and carers what pupils have been doing that day.
  • A couple of photographs of the day (please be aware that our priority is for us to always be 'in the moment' with pupils rather than just taking photos so sometimes there may not be any)
  • Messages checked at 8:45 and then again at 3:15. Messages sent during the day may not be responded to as our priority is working with and supporting our pupils. 

*On occasion, a class team may not post a daily update, we will always try our best to do this but please understand that some days will just be too busy - especially if staff are attending training straight after school. 

If there is any information your childs' class team need to tell you directly, they will make either a telephone call to yourself or send you a message, depending on how quicklythey need to contact you. Parents/carers are also able to contact both their child's staff team along with their Pathway Leader, the full Senior Leadership Team, Family Liaison Officer and SENDCO. If you need to contact school urgently, please do not use Dojo and contact us via telephone on:

0191 5623003

Please note that outside of school hours staff will not respond to Dojo messages or comments. Outside of school hours, Louise Hindmarch (Deputy Headteacher and DSL) can be contacted for safeguarding concerns only.

There are some fantastic help videos and ‘how to’ guides which you can access below: 

Class DoJo Helpdesk