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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…

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 the evenings to help improve their phonics understanding.  However, without the appropriate resources, it can be difficult for parents to know where to begin and without a nudge from the school, it can sometimes fall down the list of priorities in a busy household.

One of the great ways a communication app can be used is to pass along phonics resources and tools to parents; in the form of PDF’s or video links, for example. We have had many schools use this feature to quickly and easily link to helpful resources and have found that parents are more likely to click through from an app than an email buried in their inbox.

Half the battle when trying to get parents to engage with their child’s education is just in getting the message to them.  Parentapps Connect gives you the ability to not only send a push notification out to parents with the app, but you can also send SMS and email directly from the platform to those users who don’t have the app. By providing a one-stop shop for all communication, your school’s app can ensure that the message is being received in the first place.

Get in touch if you have any questions or want to learn more great ways your app can help improve your school or nursery.