Category Archive for "App features"

school apps at Christmas

The Benefits of a School App at Christmas

December 7, 2016
Kevin Clayton

There’s plenty going on at school around Christmas time and keeping parents up to date can be a big administrative problem. If you want to make sure that everyone has the right information at the right time, developing a school app is a good idea. It’s cost effective, easy to…

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How to make it easier for parents to access important school documents

March 29, 2016
Kevin Clayton

Parents, carers and families are by far the most important influences in a child’s life. Their support can play a vital role at all stages of education. That is why it is a mandatory requirement for all schools to publish specific information on their website such as documents about school…

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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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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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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 ways schools can improve parental engagement

One of the most common issues experienced by schools and nurseries is engaging with parents so that they fully understand the role that they play in their child’s learning and development. The reason for this is because there can be many barriers for parents, such as the stigma that they…

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How schools can save money by using paperless forms

December 1, 2015
Kevin Clayton

You may already find that costs for paper, printing and photocopying are increasing year on year especially when it comes to printing off booking and consent forms for trips, clubs and other off-site activities. 9 times out of 10 these forms don’t even make it back to parents and will…

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How schools can track absences effectively

November 30, 2015
Kevin Clayton

As the leaves change colour, the clocks go back and colder weather sets in across the country, common types of illnesses are set to thrive and spread throughout nurseries and schools presenting challenges for both parents and staff. Why? Because children are more susceptible to contracting prevalent illnesses such as…

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