5 ways our apps help schools to engage with parents on another level

March 29, 2016
Kevin Clayton

We speak with head teachers, deputy head teachers and governors on a daily basis and find that many of them are looking for a time-saving, cost-effective communication platform to improve parental engagement. This is particularly important as improving parental engagement is a key OFSTED requirement and we believe that our…

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Ofsted

Choosing a School For Your Child

March 24, 2016
Kevin Clayton

Every parent wants the best for their children and choosing the right school is probably at the top of their wish list. It’s not just about the standard of education and where the school is on the league table that maters but other important issues such as location and all…

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technology to impress Ofsted

How schools can keep parents updated on their child’s day-to-day activities

March 23, 2016
Kevin Clayton

It can be challenging for parents to find out what their children have been up to in school on a day to day basis. Because when you ask your child what they did at school you’re more likely to get an update about what happened on the playground rather than…

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Best school apps for parents

Advantages of Schools Keeping in Touch with Parents

March 22, 2016
Kevin Clayton

Involving parents as much as possible in the education of their children is important. That’s something that most head teachers, as well as mums and dads, would wholeheartedly agree with. It’s not just these two sides who benefit though – without good cooperation and communication between parents and schools, children…

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School Apps for teachers

Best Educational Apps for Schools

March 4, 2016
Kevin Clayton

Whether you are just looking to get the hang of a new subject or need to cram for those upcoming exams, there are plenty of great apps available to give you the edge. Educational apps are not just excellent for school kids and higher education students, they can help anyone,…

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The Challenges of Being a Headteacher (and How an App Can Help)

February 28, 2016
Kevin Clayton

The challenges facing headteachers have always been immense. It’s not only how to make sure educational standards are maintained, but finding ways to work effectively with different parties such as parents and teachers, not to mention local councils, providing the kind of environment where children thrive. Then there’s the prospect…

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How schools can engage with parents through classroom blogs

February 25, 2016
Kevin Clayton

Class blogs are a great way to build a strong connection between parents and your school as they encourage discussion and collaboration. Blogs can also act as an extension to your website and social media and can be used to drive more traffic to your website as parents are more…

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How your school can utilise social media more effectively

Nowadays schools are beginning to use social media as a platform to connect and interact with some of the hardest-to-reach-parents. Channels such as Twitter and Facebook can be used to send vital information and updates to parents. For example social media channels can post links to fresh articles or policies…

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How to help parents keep track of key dates

January 26, 2016
Kevin Clayton

Most modern day parents live a fast paced and hectic lifestyle trying to juggle multiple tasks at once can sometimes lead to disorganised chaos. That’s why it’s important for schools to think of innovative ways to keep parents in the loop so they can keep track of important dates and…

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5 Common obstacles for school to parent engagement

January 13, 2016
Kevin Clayton

Increasing parental engagement is a key OFSTED target for schools, as working together with parents is a proven method for improving children’s performance and development by helping to reinforce the lessons they learn at school. However, all too often parents can fall foul of common barriers and stigmas which can…

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