Good communication lies at the heart of any successful school. The great news is that technology has helped deliver major improvements in this area over the last few years. The latest dedicated school apps are designed to make communication with parents and pupils almost instantaneous and reduce the pressure on admin departments and teachers themselves.
2018 is upon us and many schools are looking to review their processes over the next twelve months. That could, of course, including how they communicate not only with teachers and pupils but also with parents. This is a big part of current Ofsted judgements such as Leadership and Management which are used to assess schools on a regular basis.
Here are just some ways that many organisations will be looking to improve their communication in 2018: Continue reading “School Communication in 2018”
Good communication between a school and parents is obviously vitally important. It’s one of the key ways that we can ensure each child makes the best progress possible and gets the support they really need. While it’s also important for your Ofsted rating, communication is not just a box ticking exercise as many heads are keen to explain. There needs to be clear plan in place and a goal for creating better engagement.
Evidence shows that academic performance improves when schools pay special attention to their communication strategy with parents. It raises expectations and keeps mums, dads and carers in the loop which is why it’s something that all schools try to encourage as much as possible. This communication goes well beyond the traditional parent-teacher meeting or the odd quick conversation when someone comes to pick up their child. It’s about informing and engaging. Continue reading “School Communication With Parents”
Technology has undoubtedly changed the way we engage with the world in a whole host of ways. One place where it’s having a big impact on communication is in schools. Here, state of the art apps and attractive websites are being used to help parents, pupils and staff stay in touch on a daily basis.
Not only does this type of technology give many parents the chance to get involved with their school, there are a range of benefits for schools. For a start, it can greatly lower the cost of communication as well as making it easier and less labour intensive where admin staff are concerned. Continue reading “School App for Parents”