This section is for parents and guardians of children and young people at Howard House School

How can you support your student?

Education is exceptionally important. Education enables all peoples to improve their life chances. As adults we have a responsibility and privilege to shape the futures of our students. ‘Sleuth’ and ‘GCSEpods’ are important tools you can use to support your child in achieving their potential at Howard House School. See below a brief explanation on both these tools:


The School Software Company is a team of education leaders and software professionals responsible for the design, development and implementation of Sleuth, a software tracking system now used by thousands of leaders and staff in hundreds of education and care settings.


GCSEpod will enable your young person to learn independently using a variety of electronic devices, such as:

  • Desktop
  • Laptop
  • Tablet
  • Mobile Phone

It is our hope this excellent resource will allow you, the parent/carer play an active part in monitoring and helping your child learn outside the classroom – this will become the way we deliver homework to your young person. 

In order to access the resource, you will need access to the internet and one of the electronic devices listed above. They can also download a free of charge app that will make entry to the website quicker and more convenient to use on their mobile phones/devices. The school will also be able to track how often they use GCSEpod.

Please click on the links below to access both websites. If you do not have password, please contact the school.