Digital change management in schools: how to onboard staff

How can you effectively manage digital change in UK schools? Change management strategies for you to try.

School Apps for Parents

School Apps for ParentsParentapps TeamBefore 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...

Benefits of joining a Multi Academy Trust

Plenty of schools are now moving towards academy status with more opportunity to innovate and provide higher levels of teaching.

How to support children adjusting to a new ‘normal’ in a school setting

School’s out for summer! Not that the previous term was traditional schooling per se, but still, the summer holidays are upon us. Although we’re all hoping for further relaxation of COVID restrictions, it has been announced already that schools are to return in September 2020, to start their new school year.

Why is effective communication in schools Important?

While most of the work done by schools is focused educating their pupils, many head teachers realise the importance of maintaining and constantly improving communication parents.

What do schools think of Parentapps?

Our latest app updates have been well received by our current customers – particularly during the coronavirus pandemic. Throughout this period, we have continued to provide a high level of customer support remotely and ensured school’s can communicate effectively!

What will education look like after COVID-19?

Education will undoubtedly look different after COVID – it already looks different. From social distancing measures to implementing new procedures to keep staff and children safe. Although this period has been stressful for everyone across the country, some changes could be made for the better.

What can our Homework Hub do for your school?

We brought forward the launch of our Homework Hub to help schools during the coronavirus pandemic. Parents and students can download and submit homework, as well as live chat with teachers. It’s already helped numerous schools through the pandemic, and would benefit your school too.

How to conduct a virtual job interview for your school

Coronavirus has put a lot of processes on hold, but interviewing candidates for new job roles still needs to be done. Using video conferencing tools like Zoom enables schools to interview and onboard new staff and teachers remotely.

How to use video marketing to showcase your school

Learn more about how video marketing can benefit your school with these helpful tips and advice.

Parentapps Blog

How Surveys Can Help Improve Parental Engagement

Parentapps Team

“By sending the surveys electronically, you are more likely to get a response as it is easier for parents to fill out and is top of mind when they open the app…”

The Surveys feature of Parentapps Connect, provides schools and nurseries with an easy way to find out what is and isn’t working when it comes to parental engagement. And, because you can choose whether to send them to the whole school, particular year groups, or even parents of certain children, you can ensure you are receiving the most relevant feedback.

Also, by sending the surveys electronically, you are more likely to get a response as it is easier for parents to fill out and is top of mind when they open the app. And, to make it even easier, you can simply download the results, eliminating the need to sift through a pile of papers.

Here are some ideas for getting the most out of Connect Surveys:


  • General feedback – Asking for feedback is great because it not only provides ways in which you can improve, but it also can be helpful in marketing your school or nursery. If you receive positive feedback you may want to share it out through your social media or within your marketing materials that you provide to prospective parents.
  • Parents evening questionnaire – Discover what your parents thought of your last parents evening and learn ways you could improve future parents’ evenings.
  • Feedback to improve specific areas of your school or nursery – Whether you are thinking of updating your meals menu or deciding when to host a phonics training session for parents, surveys can help ensure the choices you are making are informed by your parents feedback.
  • PTA feedback – PTA’s can avoid hosting events with low turn-out by asking parents for feedback on the types of events they would most like to attend.
  • Communication preferences– Asking parents for their feedback ensures that you are spending time effectively, by communicating the information parents want to see and how they want to see it.

Our team is passionate about improving parental engagement. Get in touch today if you would like additional advice on successfully engaging with your parents

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