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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.

The Parentapps features that can help schools social distance

Asking children, especially young children, to social distance is a tall order. We’ve compiled the ways our school app can help teachers, students and parents socially distance through the pandemic.

Coronavirus: what has the UK learnt from Denmark’s schools?

We’re sharing some of the strategies Denmark has implemented to ensure parents, teaching staff and pupils can be confident in the knowledge their school is fully prepared.

What do schools think of Parentapps?

Parentapps Team

Customer feedback is important to our team here at Parentapps; we strive to deliver a product that supports schools and nurseries with parental communication and community engagement. And it’s your feedback that has helped us push forward new features and maintain high development standards.

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 because our team is packed full of former teachers, governors and education technology experts – you’re in safe hands! 

So, what do schools think of Parentapps? We’re sharing some video testimonials from our current customers.

 

Why should you consider Parentapps?

Firstly, you get so much more than an app. Alongside our Parentapps Connect App, we also build and design Ofsted-compliant, mobile responsive websites. We’re aware that all your parental touch points are vital for effective communication. 

Check out the website we created for Merton Bank Primary School:

 

Rolled up in our offering is a parents’ evening booking system, school shop and more. Before many of our customers came on board, it seemed they were working with multiple companies to deliver everything we offer in one place. With Parentapps Connect App, you can message parents with ease, booking events and even collect payments – having everything in one place just makes things easier!

With our support team on hand to guide you through user manuals and help with any questions you may have, we’re confident you can get the most out of your school app and streamline your school communication strategy for the better.

It’s not just schools who enjoy using our school app, it’s parents, too! 

 

Lee Murphy, School Business Manager at Victoria Road Primary School

“It has enabled us to send direct links and information to the parents and ensured we maintain the connectivity link to offer support etc. It has also enabled us to keep a strict register of who we allowed back into school and also aided us in ensuring the dietary requirements of our children were met.”

Neil Hargreaves, Headteacher at Cadishead Primary School

“It has been invaluable – we have used the consent forms to create a booking system and consent to new arrangements and we have used it to communicate with and survey parents.”

 

We’re offering a 30-day free trial for your school; there is zero obligation to sign up – so what have you got to lose? 

 

Still not sure? Here are more benefits of our app:

  • You can promote a paperless culture in your school 
  • Save money and time on administrative tasks – such as sending letters home with children
  • See which parents have read your messages and re-send to those who haven’t yet responded
  • Communicate with ALL parents – even if they don’t have the app!
  • Effortless absence reporting 
  • Share Ofstead reports easily with parents

 

If you’d like to speak with a member of the team before signing up or you’d like to read some frequently asked questions, visit our contact us page.

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