Category Archive for "Technology advice"

school apps

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July 25, 2016
Kevin Clayton

Most schools put great communication at the heart of everything they do. Keeping in touch with parents is vital for the smooth running of any school and technology can certainly help in this respect. With so many of us using smartphones and tablets nowadays, introducing an app that keeps everyone…

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technology to impress Ofsted

Impress Ofsted Inspectors with Technology

April 28, 2016
Kevin Clayton

Schools are perhaps one of the most tested and investigated institutions in the UK, if not the world. Not only are there perennial challenges such as those final exams and SATS tests, there’s the small matter of the odd Ofsted inspection to cope with. It’s no wonder that many head…

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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 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 send scheduled notifications over the holidays

In the run up to the new school term you’ll probably find that your school is inundated with phone calls from parents asking questions about forthcoming events and general information. Phone calls like this from parents are often a waste of your staff’s time as most of the answers to…

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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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How a school app can help you save money

How an App Will Save your School Money

Schools across the UK need to be sure they are getting the best out of their budgets all the time. Finding ways to cut costs and provide more value in their educational provision is key to any organisation that wants to optimise performance. This can involve introducing more efficient working…

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Benefits of Having a School App in the Winter Months

Now that the weather is getting colder and with more snow predicted over the coming weeks it’s clear that winter is well under way and with it comes a range of different challenges, particularly for schools. Not only do the adverse weather conditions cause problems on the roads which create…

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Why an App is better than a Website

It’s official, we live in a mobile world. We access information at the touch of a button on our smartphones and tablets on a daily basis. Some of us spend hours every day gleaning information from these handheld devices, many installing favourite apps so that we can get to what…

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