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Help with Pupil Premium

Since the launch of the Universal Infant Free School Meal Policy, schools have struggled to get parents to register for Pupil Premium because there is no longer the same incentive for parents to do so. Whilst the increase in children receiving school meals is fantastic…

How Surveys Can Help Improve Parental Engagement

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…

How your school’s app can help with phonics

Now that Spring has begun, it will soon be time to start preparing your pupils for the Phonics Key Stage 1 Screening Check. Many children could benefit from having extra phonics help at home. And, many parents would be more than happy to work with their children in…

How an app can help improve safeguarding

Safeguarding is one of the biggest areas of concern for any nursery or school today. And, as parental engagement specialists, it is something that we take into great consideration when building our communication apps. A secure parental communication app can help put…

The Benefits of Having a Nursery App

If you want to build better engagement and keep your current parents up to date with the latest developments, you should consider a dedicated communication app for your nursery.
Increasingly, organisations are choosing to create their own apps to complement their…

Why Should Your School Have a Dedicated App?

Apps are everywhere. Collectively we download billions of them to our mobile phones and tablets each year. We do our weekly food shops, book flights and bank all from apps on our mobile devices.
But is a dedicated app suitable for your school? Can it deliver better…

The Benefits of a New School Website

There’s no doubt that digital technology has made a big difference to the modern world. Whether you’re a business trying to find customers or a school that wants to impress parents and stand out from the crowd, making sure you are up to speed when it comes to your…

How to Create a Great School Website

Think of your website as a portal. It’s a brilliant communication tool and one which can really highlight your successes and put your school on the map. Over time, your school website will be viewed by a variety of people including parents, pupils, Ofsted inspectors…

Mobile Friendly School Website Design

There’s no doubt that a well-designed school website is a powerful tool for communication. Regularly updating your site, however, to ensure that it meets current requirements is important.
If it’s been a few years since you did that, it could be time to take a closer…

How Parentapps Connect can Help Improve Parental Engagement at Your School or Nursery

As education professionals, you know the critical role parental engagement plays in improving outcomes for children, but undoubtedly also know the challenges faced when trying to effectively engage with parents today. Most of today’s parents are millennials and are…

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How an app can help improve safeguarding

Safeguarding is one of the biggest areas of concern for any nursery or school today. And, as parental engagement specialists, it is something that we take into great consideration when building our communication apps. A secure parental communication app can help put in place additional safeguarding measures that limit the access of important information to only those people who have been invited by the school or nursery.

There are times when, without realising it, schools and nurseries may be sharing out information in ways that may be putting children at risk. Whilst developing Parentapps Connect, safeguarding has been a primary concern for us and we believe that many of our new features will be a huge help to schools as they are trying to improve their safeguarding measures.

 

We have designed Parentapps Connect with a 2-step authentication process for added security when users activate the app. Another useful feature that helps our customers improve their safeguarding is the ability to remove users from the app at any time.

Additionally, most schools and nurseries publish class or group trips on their website calendars where anyone can view them.  This poses potential safeguarding risks by making the times and locations of where children will be available to anyone who has access to the internet. By utilising the calendar in the app you can ensure that only those users who are invited and authorised have access to this information and can limit it to only certain groups to add even more security.

 

Lastly, by sending secure documents and forms within the app rather than as paper letters, you can ensure that sensitive information about children is not lost or shown to unintended recipients.

Please get in touch if you would like to speak further about how Parentapps Connect can help your school or nursery with safeguarding.

Why Choose Parentapps?

At Parentapps, we work closely with schools and nurseries to help develop apps to improve their communication with parents. We work with hundreds of schools and nurseries across the UK and abroad, providing a cost-effective and simple use communication platform.

Our aim is to deliver highly affordable solutions that make it easy for you to stay in contact. Our apps not only provide an excellent communication tool for current parents but also can be a huge selling point for prospective parents who want an easy way to communicate with their child’s nursery.

If you want a better, more efficient way to communicate and engage with parents, contact the friendly team at Parentapps today to find out more.