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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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Help with Pupil Premium

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…

read more
How Surveys Can Help Improve Parental Engagement

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…

read more
How your school’s app can help with phonics

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…

read more
How an app can help improve safeguarding

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…

read more
The Benefits of Having a Nursery App

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…

read more
Why Should Your School Have a Dedicated App?

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…

read more
The Benefits of a New School Website

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…

read more
How to Create a Great School Website

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…

read more
Mobile Friendly School Website Design

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…

read more
School Communication Apps

School Communication Apps

There’s no doubt that one of the big challenges schools have always faced is how to encourage effective communication between all the relevant stakeholders. More demands on staff mean that finding efficient ways to get information out to parents and pupils, for…

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Education Communication Technology Software

Education Communication Technology Software

Education software has come on in leaps and bounds in recent years. Pop into any classroom today and it will look a lot different to a couple of decades ago. Interactive whiteboards and TVs are just a part of the technological mix. The truth is that schools are…

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Primary School Website Design

Primary School Website Design

Good communication is a key part of any successful school. For primary school heads, creating an attractive and informative online presence is important. Making sure that your website is up to date and really delivers what you need it to, however, can be a bit of a…

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Primary School Apps

Primary School Apps

It’s not just secondary schools, colleges and universities that are doing their best nowadays to use technology more effectively. If you run a primary school, you’ll already be on board with how important communication is across all areas of your operation. Getting…

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Nursery Website Designers

Nursery Website Designers

Most businesses today can’t survive without an online presence. Nurseries are no different. Whether you have an established pre-school business or are just setting one up in your local area, one thing you are going to need to consider is what kind of website to put…

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Mobile Responsive School Website

Mobile Responsive School Website

Creating a great, engaging website for your school undoubtedly takes a lot of hard work and thought. If you want to make sure you are providing parents with all the information they need, regular reviews of the content you supply are important. So is considering how…

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Reasons To Update Your School Website

Reasons To Update Your School Website

One of the key ways any school uses to communicate with pupils and parents is that all-important website. While it may not be the top priority for many heads, actually updating any school website at regular intervals comes with some significant benefits. The truth…

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School Apps: How can they make life easier?

School Apps: How can they make life easier?

Good communication lies at the heart of any successful school. The great news is that technology has helped deliver major improvements in this area over the last few years. The latest dedicated school apps are designed to make communication with parents and pupils…

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Congrats to Bridgewater High!

Congrats to Bridgewater High!

At Parentapps there’s nothing we like more than seeing the schools we provide services for doing well. We were delighted to hear that one of our customers, Bridgewater High in Appleton, has recently won a competition organised by SSYP, Safer Schools and Young People…

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School Website Creation for Effective Communication

School Website Creation for Effective Communication

Most school heads will say that after great teaching, effective communication is one of the key areas they are always looking to improve. It’s not only important to impress official bodies like Ofsted but is critical for creating better engagement with stakeholders…

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School Communication in 2018

School Communication in 2018

2018 is upon us and many schools are looking to review their processes over the next twelve months. That could, of course, including how they communicate not only with teachers and pupils but also with parents. This is a big part of current Ofsted judgements such as…

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School Communication With Parents

School Communication With Parents

Good communication between a school and parents is obviously vitally important. It’s one of the key ways that we can ensure each child makes the best progress possible and gets the support they really need. While it’s also important for your Ofsted rating, communication…

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School Website Development

School Website Development

As with any business or organisation, a school’s website is an important tool for engaging with parents and pupils, revealing what their particular institution is all about. Websites can often be developed, however, and then left to sit online for years without a…

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School App for Parents

School App for Parents

Technology has undoubtedly changed the way we engage with the world in a whole host of ways. One place where it’s having a big impact on communication is in schools. Here, state of the art apps and attractive websites are being used to help parents, pupils and staff…

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Effective Communication in Multi Academy Trusts

Effective Communication in Multi Academy Trusts

There are some huge benefits in joining multi academy trusts including being able to share valuable resources between schools and negotiating better contracts because you have greater, collective ‘buying power’. It also gives the option for weaker, perhaps even…

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Website Design for Multi Academy Trust

Website Design for Multi Academy Trust

One of the areas that multi-academy trusts often want to improve is their collective brand and specifically how this appears online. That means developing technology such as smartphone apps and websites that have a collective look and fee and which work together to…

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Effective Communication in Schools

Effective Communication in Schools

There’s no doubt that managing communication is a large part of any leadership process, particularly in organisations such as schools. Reviewing how you connect with staff, pupils, parents and other stakeholders is important and there’s no doubt that using the latest…

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Benefits of Joining a Multi Academy Trust

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. Along with this decision, schools must also decide how they are going to be governed.The government recommends joining a multi-academy…

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OFSTED School Website Compliance

OFSTED School Website Compliance

OFSTED produces a range information to include on school websites and the various ways in which they need to demonstrate compliance. This can often be a difficult issue for heads who may want to review and revamp their website but don’t have the technical expertise…

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School Website Design and Hosting

School Website Design and Hosting

Many schools are still using website design that was created five or even ten years ago. Most experts agree that any business or organisation should be looking to review or refresh and update their online presence at least once every three years as technology moves…

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Mobile Apps for Schools

Mobile Apps for Schools

Finding better ways to communicate between staff, pupils and parents has become a key area for most schools. The perennial question has always been how heads and managers increase engagement while at the same time reduce those important admin costs. With the development…

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Why is Effective Communication in Schools Important?

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. A lot of research and study has been undertaken in recent years that prove the benefits…

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What Parents Want from School Communication

What Parents Want from School Communication

Most of us realise that the more parents are involved in their children’s education the better. Over the last decade or so, technology has certainly improved this process and options such as school apps have given parents, pupils and teachers the chance to communicate…

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The Role of a School Governor

The Role of a School Governor

There’s no doubt that one of the most important and demanding jobs in education is that of a school governor. They are tasked with working with a local school , helping it to deliver better services. This can include developing a strategic direction, managing budgets…

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How to Make the School Run Less Stressful

How to Make the School Run Less Stressful

For those with kids, morning is one of the most stressful times of the day. Not only do you have to get yourself up and ready, you need to rally the children, get them breakfasted, dressed and packed to go, drive them to school and then get yourself to work. All this…

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How Good Is Your Schools Software?

How Good Is Your Schools Software?

Your school software can make life a whole lot easier for staff, pupils and parents but some establishments may be missing out on the latest hi-tech apps and hardware. Compared to the chalk and board teaching methods of yesteryear, our kids have access to some life…

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Teacher and Parent Communication App

Teacher and Parent Communication App

Our lives are busy. It seems there’s always something to do and somewhere to be. Parents often need to contend with looking after the children while they are both working full-time jobs and life seems to be a constant juggling act between one thing and another…

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School Communication Software

School Communication Software

Communication has always been important for schools. Making sure that parents are kept up to date and have all the information they need at their fingertips has thankfully changed over the last decade or so. In the past, if you had an important message to send out…

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We Now Offer Website Design & Creation for Schools

We Now Offer Website Design & Creation for Schools

At Parent Apps, we’re always looking at new ways to improve the service we offer to schools. Most head teachers want to create an eye-catching website that really gives their staff, pupils and parents everything they need. The trouble is finding the people who can…

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Having a School App: The Advantages for Parents

Having a School App: The Advantages for Parents

Millions of us nowadays use our smartphones, essentially to run our lives. Whether that’s keeping in touch with friends and family, organising the kids or making sure we get to that work appointment on time, there’s a lot can be done on these mini power packed…

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Why Your Academy School Needs an App

Why Your Academy School Needs an App

The Conservative Government has done a lot to create more academy schools in recent years. While they have their detractors, academies have also certainly thrived and are providing high standards of education for pupils all over the UK. As with any other type of school…

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