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How a New School App and Website Can Help Improve Communication

As the new school year is well underway, many heads will be looking at ways to improve communication between staff, students and parents. This is one area where technology has changed dramatically over the last few years and is really making a huge difference. It’s...

Choosing a Tutor in Preparation for Exams

Exam time can be a stressful period for everyone involved. If your child needs extra help in a particular subject, of course, you may be thinking of hiring a tutor to get them through or improve their grades. This is a good idea but choosing the right person can also...

Top Tips on Helping Your Child With Their Homework

Once children start school, parents have to consider the prospect of homework. While this can be an exciting time as your child begins to learn new things, it can also be pretty challenging. Children can be enthusiastic or resistant to homework depending on their...

School Communication Barriers

As a company that helps schools communicate better in this brilliant technological age, working to bring down barriers is one thing that we’re particularly focused on at Parentapps. Most teachers and heads of school understand that good communication and...

Parent’s Evening: Questions to Ask Teachers

One of the most important times that mums and dads get to meet teachers is during a parent’s evening. While these can be useful to understand how your child is doing in specific subjects and whether there are any problems, they can be quite hectic. Going in...

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…

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.