Ickburgh School uses EARWIG Academic which is an online platform that holds an individual timeline for each pupil in our school by displaying their learning journey through a range of photographs and videos of their learning.

Each EARWIG photograph record contains a commentary by a member of the school team, presented in the form of a continuous timeline covering the pupil’s journey through the school by celebrating pupil achievement against relevant assessment frameworks.

Parents/Carers are provided with a secure login, so that they can see new records as they are made. These timelines lead to more interesting and relevant conversations at home about what your child is doing at school and parents are able to add comments to each record which will be seen by the teacher. Parents are notified when there are new records in their child’s timeline through an email alert. This gives parents almost real-time access to see what their children are doing at school that day. Parents/Carers can also add records of their own, to share achievements and progress at home. If you cannot access your child’s account please contact the school office and we will resolve this for you.

To have a better insight of EARWIG Academic please use this link – www.earwigacademic.com and see a PDF below showing you how to access.

Child protection and GDPR

Any facility dealing with images of children must be cognisant of its safeguarding responsibility to keep those images secure. Each Earwig school system is a separate secure environment and, while school staff can access and use Earwig records in a variety of ways, each parent can only see the records in which their child is tagged. For more on EARWIG’s policies and technology in the regard, go to PRIVACY or DATA SECURITY on the Earwig website: Earwig DATA PROTECTION POLICY & GDPR COMPLIANCE 

Permission for photo use within EARWIG is obtained through the school’s photographic permissions form.