Before technological advances it was challenging for schools to communicate with the parents of pupils en masse. Until very recently even with the progression of the Internet, school communication had improved vastly but still left a lot to be desired.
With the introduction of mobile applications came a solution. Schools can now, within seconds communicate a message out to every parent with a smart phone. Research by Deloitte in 2015 showed that 76% of UK adults owned a smartphone (http://www.deloitte.co.uk/mobileuk/); this percentage will inevitably be higher for adults aged between 25 – 55.
School Apps offer a great deal more than a mere messaging system, they can offer parents at the touch of a button:
Having this means of communication with a school can provide the parents of pupils with real peace of mind knowing that they can be contacted immediately should there ever be an issue or matter that requires their attention. In addition to peace of minds parents can also feel far more organised and ‘in touch’ with the school due to this impressive means of communication.
In addition to having access to your child(ren)’s school through their own custom built app, there are many more very useful mobile applications which offer solutions to a wide range of issues for parents.
Parent Apps create custom built school apps which will mirror the design of your organisations branding. Our team of developers can create a stunning mobile app for your school which will provide solutions to a wide range of communication issues and offer many more advantages. Visit our portfolio page to see how our designers create apps that fit with the branding of schools both primary and secondary.
Parent Apps provide visually stunning apps that will provide your school with the features it needs to enable effective communication which is a key requirement of Ofsted. In fact, schools that have been rated outstanding by Ofsted have had a close interaction with parents with effective communication and administration. Having a school app built by the team at Parent Apps will enable your school to tick these boxes and impress even the strictest of inspectors.
Apps are clearly becoming increasingly popular so now is the time for schools to embrace this technology. By having Parent Apps create a mobile application for your school you will receive…
“We live in an age when people expect more information, not less, in all areas of life. Our schools should be no different.”
Mobile apps can make life easier for students, teachers and parents. Parent Apps started in 2014 to enable clear, effective communication between schools and parents. Some of our features available to schools include:
The above features are currently being enjoyed by a huge number of schools in the local area and beyond. The feedback from school leaders has been overwhelmingly positive including:
“The app has really has held its own over the past three weeks – School being involved in a Police Incident then our sewers collapsing … the app was invaluable! Parents commented on how good the communication was – fantastic!” Matthew, Headteacher at St Mary’s CE Primary School, West Derby
“Feedback on the app from the parents has been fantastic, they are really pleased with the ease of use and the amount of information it provides. We are very pleased with the ease of use and how simple it is to update. Push notifications has been a fantastic way to send out messages out to parents quickly, ensuring that important messages are seen. We looked at the number of people who are accessing the app in the last week of term and we were impressed with the numbers of people using it and how often they are using it too!” Emma Keogh, Pleasant Street Primary
“It’s easy to be enthusiastic about something you truly believe in and your product is exceptional. Thank you for making life a lot easier”. Marion Chute, School Business Manager at Our Lady Immaculate Catholic Primary School.
The team at Parent Apps believe the best way to truly understand the advantages of having a school app is to see one in action. Our team will be happy to visit your school for a no obligation consultation and demonstrate the impressive features of our applications and how they could benefit your school.
If you have any questions, would like more information or are interested in booking a demonstration please contact us on 0151 600 5499
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