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Piota School Apps for Parental Engagement

With 95% of parents now owning a smartphone, Piota believes that customisable school apps are the future of parental engagement in education.

Piota builds high-quality apps for Early Years, Primary and Secondary schools across the UK and beyond, all of which are free to download and help to improve communication, cut costs and save time.

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Larkspring School App
  • Improve parental engagement: With a school app, you can send messages, notifications and alerts directly to parents’ phones or tablets, in real time. The school app will also be the ideal reference point for parents, hosting information regarding events, term dates and class information, as well as curriculum and uniform policies. This can all be updated quickly and efficiently for convenient viewing.
  • Reduce admin: Communicating with parents can be difficult. Schools are well-aware of the “missing letter in the bottom of the school bag” scenario, or other neglected forms of communication. With a school app, unread emails and delayed responses can be monitored, and notifications sent to non-responding parents and the replies automatically logged and collated. Admin and workload are significantly reduced, while boosting parental engagement.
  • Cut costs: Schools spend a great amount of money just on printing costs, and a school app could help to reduce this by thousands of pounds. Content and materials can all be distributed digitally, with a school app that can be downloaded from both the Apple and Android app stores.
  • Forward thinking: It’s important for schools to make the most of the technologies at their disposal. A customisable app demonstrates the progressive attitude of an institution in the 21st The use of this technology to facilitate parental engagement and find out their views will also provide evidence to governors and Ofsted of the school’s effectiveness.