Xello is an online
It’s important for students to take ownership in planning for their future. But the caring adults in their life play an essential supporting role. Use your Xello Family account to see your child’s work in future-readiness. Use this opportunity to discuss and support their future goals and plans.
Navigating Your Xello Family Account
When your child’s school or
If you forget your password:
- Visit https://login.xello.co.uk
- Click Having trouble signing in?
- Enter your email address and click Send Email.
- You’ll receive an email to reset your Xello Family password.
If you don’t have a Xello Family account, ask your child’s teacher to
Your child will need the support of caring adults to achieve their dreams. One of the ways you can support their future is through Xello Family.
The dashboard is the first page you’ll see when you log in. From here, you can manage your personal account, check out your child’s work, and access the demo account.
- Manage your personal account
Customise your personal account. Access your profile menu in the top right corner of any page. Upload a profile image, or add your mobile number.
- View your child’s work
Check out the work your child has completed. Click on their name to begin. If you have more than one child using Xello, they'll each have their own profile that you can review.
- Try Xello yourself
yearand start exploring. Use this opportunity to experience first-handwhat your child is working on in school. Try a Lesson, complete an assessment, or explore careers!
Check out this short video for an overview of key features and how to get around your Xello Family account.
Your Child’s Xello Experience
Watch this video to see Xello from a student's perspective. Get an overview of the key features. Learn how Xello helps students build a
Your child was first introduced to Xello in school, but there's lots they can do outside of the classroom. Here are some ideas for how your child can use Xello at home:
- Complete an interactive Lesson. These are activities assigned to your child’s
year. Lessons help students build vital skills for persistence, resilience, and real-world success.
- Complete an Assignment. Your child's
careers leader orteacher may have created assignments for your child to work on.
- Build their About Me page. The About Me page helps your child to discover more about themselves. They define their interests, skills, and aspirations. Using this self-knowledge, they can explore the opportunities that are right for them.
- Explore. They learn about career possibilities and educational pathways. While reading through different career and school profiles, they save their
Safety and Accessibility
We take data protection and privacy very seriously. Xello complies with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
Password and data security are important to Xello. This is why no passwords are visible in Xello for students or educators.
We use industry-standard best practices in data security. This includes using a technique called “hashing” to store all passwords. This means that once a password is encrypted, it cannot be decrypted.
As long as a student is actively working in Xello, their session will stay open. If a student doesn’t interact with Xello for 30 minutes, their session will expire. They will need to re-enter their password to continue working.
Simply moving the mouse will not keep the session active, they have to interact with the application.
The "Keep me signed in" Option
When you log in to Xello, there's an option to Keep me signed in. If you tick this box and then log in, your session won’t time out even after 30 minutes of inactivity. The next time you go to the login.xello.co.uk page, you’ll be logged in automatically.
Accessibility ensures that people with disabilities can use Xello. This includes compatibility with assistive technologies like screen readers.
Xello has been designed and developed to be compatible with the
Core Components of Accessibility
A myriad of techniques have been implemented to make Xello accessible. Here are some of the main pillars of our accessibility strategy:
Colourcontrast and font sizes meet the standards described in WCAG 2.1 Level AA
- Captioning for all audio and video content
- Full keyboard accessibility
- Use of ARIA-live regions for screen readers
All screen readers that support the above standards are compatible with Xello. To verify that we are meeting these standards, we test with the following screen readers:
- NVDA in FireFox on Windows
- VoiceOver in Safari on Mac and iOS
- JAWS in Internet Explorer on Windows
More Accessibility Techniques in Xello
There are a lot of techniques used to make Xello an inclusive experience. Accessibility is built in at the design stage both for features and content.
- Links are provided to skip navigation that appears on every page
- Font sizes are made as large as possible
- No hover effects are used without equivalent click actions
- Drag and drop components have keyboard alternatives
- Images do not contain instructional or informational text
Colouralone is never used to convey information
- Focus indicators are maintained throughout the site
- Forms include explicit labels and placeholder text is
- Table columns and rows use proper markup
- Maintain simple navigation to reduce cognitive load
- Student-facing content is written to a year 7 reading level
- Links use descriptive text, e.g. not “click here”