Category Archive for "Improving communications"

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How a School App Benefits Pupils

November 25, 2016
Kevin Clayton

While we look at the great benefits of school apps for staff and parents, allowing them to communicate better and stay engaged, we all too often forget about the most important part of the mix. Pupils themselves can also get huge benefits from a well-designed school app. These include: Quick…

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Using your Own Mobile App to Take your School into the 21st Century

October 5, 2016
Kevin Clayton

More and more of us now have a mobile device such as a smartphone or tablet. It’s something that has revolutionised the way we communicate. We can text friends and family on the go, shop whenever we want and get important information sent straight to our favourite devices. Advances in…

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From a police incident to a burst pipe: How does your school distribute an urgent message quickly?

May 27, 2016
Kevin Clayton

The great thing about modern technology is that we can communicate much more quickly than ever before. That means if there is a problem schools can get hold of parents pretty much straight away and make sure everyone is kept fully informed. One common occurrence that can affect a school…

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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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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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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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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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