There’s no doubt that one of the big challenges schools have always faced is how to encourage effective communication between all the relevant stakeholders. More demands on staff mean that finding efficient ways to get information out to parents and pupils, for example, has become a priority for many schools.
In the past this involved having enough staff onsite to help deliver on the communication strategy. The good news is that technology is really helping school heads meet Ofsted expectations in this vital area.
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Education software has come on in leaps and bounds in recent years. Pop into any classroom today and it will look a lot different to a couple of decades ago. Interactive whiteboards and TVs are just a part of the technological mix.
The truth is that schools are communicating better and a range of different services and software, from the cloud to downloadable apps, are helping to deliver higher standards of education.
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Good communication is a key part of any successful school. For primary school heads, creating an attractive and informative online presence is important. Making sure that your website is up to date and really delivers what you need it to, however, can be a bit of a challenge.
There’s no doubt that your website counts for a lot. It’s one of the first things that Ofsted look at when they’re reviewing your primary school for its latest report. But it’s also the place that parents often look when they’re trying to find information.
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It’s not just secondary schools, colleges and universities that are doing their best nowadays to use technology more effectively. If you run a primary school, you’ll already be on board with how important communication is across all areas of your operation.
Getting in touch with parents and engaging effectively has certainly been made more accessible in recent years. That’s mainly because most of us carry around mobile devices such as smartphones. Developing a dedicated app for your school is now the easiest way to communicate with parents and keep them up to date with what’s going on at the touch of a button.
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