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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…

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…

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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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