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Purple Mash and the new academic year

July 5, 2022

As the new academic year approaches, we wanted to share with you some useful links we know will help you and your colleagues get started in 2022/23. In the post we'll cover account set up for Purple Mash admins, including data syncing and adding new classes; plus, we'll share useful tools and teacher resources to help you feel prepared at the start of the new year.

Contents

1) Setting up or updating your Purple Mash account

2) Login cards and parent letters

3) Professional development options

4) Key dates for 2022-23

5) Subject Leader's Toolkits

6) Computing Scheme of Work

7) Other planning resources

8) Keeping up to date

9) Contact our friendly support team


1) Setting up or updating your Purple Mash account

Purple Mash admins, make sure your school account is linked to your pupil data (MIS). Manually updating pupils, classes and teachers each year is a thing of the past. MIS integration is GDPR compliant and free for existing users.

If you don’t wish to, or are unable to use the quick sync account update via your school data base (MIS), then we can also guide you through how to do this. Simply register for our webinar on Tuesday 12th July for expert guidance and a chance to ask questions. And if you can’t make this, keep an eye out for the recording, which will be made available on our Purple Mash webinar playlist soon afterwards.

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2) Login cards and parent letters

You can print login cards, with personalised login details for each pupil to make logging in from home or in class quick and easy.

If you use the Parent Portal, you can also print parent letters with their dedicated parent code to allow parents/carers to gain insight into their child's learning on Purple Mash.

To print login cards and parent letters, navigate to the admin settings on your profile.

A copy of the parents’ letter is also available within the new look Teachers area, under the Supporting Parents tab

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3) Professional development

The Teachers area contains a range of useful resources and links to help you get the most out of Purple Mash. Under the Professional Development tab, you’ll find great help to prepare for the coming year, including:

  • Training Platform: an extensive library of video courses and follow-up quizzes covering key areas of Purple Mash.
  • Mash Chats: 1 to 1 screen-shares with a member of our experienced CPD team covering any area of teaching or learning with Purple Mash.
  • 2Simple TV: this is our YouTube channel, where you can find a variety of useful playlists, including previous webinars.
  • Webinars: head here to discover all our upcoming webinars and also access our previous webinars playlist.
  • CPD booking: your Purple Mash subscription includes one session for every year of your licence. This is the place to book it.


4) Key dates for 2022 - 2023

Wall Planner 2022-23

We've created a handy wall planner filled with key dates for the 2022-2023 academic year. Download and print a copy to help with your plans for the year.

Download our wall planner

Our blog is also a great source of ideas and resources for events and key dates throughout the year. Bookmark the page to keep up to date all year round.

Visit and bookmark our blog



5) Subject Leader's Toolkits

Whether you're starting a new role or are a more experienced subject lead looking for additional support, our subject toolkits are perfect for subject leaders looking to keep on top of things in 2022/23.

They contain a range of practical and useful documents which make auditing, action planning, reviewing provision and developing you as a leader a lot less onerous. You can access all the Subject Leader Toolkits except PE from the Leadership tab of the Teachers area. The PE Leader’s Toolkit is supported by Striver, our PE and wellbeing offering, and is available to download for free.



6) Computing Scheme of Work

The Teachers area is packed full of helpful tools and guides. Under the Planning tab you’ll find the complete Purple Mash Computing Scheme of Work for EYFS to Year 6; a powerful, comprehensive resource aligned to the National Curriculum and EYFS Framework.

To further support the delivery of the Computing Scheme of Work in school, enhance the impact of lessons and reduce teacher workload, we have:

  • Added concept maps and quizzes to every unit
  • Added prior and future learning links to every unit
  • updated all lesson plans
  • included editable downloadable slideshows for every unit
  • included supporting videos for teachers
  • updated our knowledge organisers
  • included 21 brand new short videos explaining key computing terminology, all to ensure that you can teach computing with confidence.



7) Other planning resources

The Planning tab of the Teachers area also includes a Spelling Scheme of Work, Grammar Resources and Curriculum Maps, which links every curriculum objective to Purple Mash resources and planning documents.

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8) Keeping up to date

There are several ways to keep up to date with the latest developments, updates and releases.

Subscribe to our weekly newsletter

Subscribe to our weekly newsletter to be sure you never miss a thing throughout term times.

Follow us on social media

Be sure to follow our social media channels for live updates. This is also the perfect place to share work with us. Simply tag your images with our accounts. Find us on:


9) Contact our friendly support team

Our support team are always on hand to help. Should you like to speak to a member of the team about updating your data you can contact them via email at support@2simple.com or call them on +44 (0)20 8203 1781.

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