There are so many benefits to having a customised app for your school. The ability to instantly share information with parents means that there is hardly any missed communication, your staff will no longer need to chase up on letters home and you will make huge savings on administration costs.
Most importantly, parents will feel more informed and more engaged in the school community.
In order to reap these benefits, you will need to successfully launch your school app to ensure that parents, staff and pupils are completely on-board.
School app training
In January, Mission Grove Primary School in Walthamstow launched their customised app. Parents were invited to the launch, where they received a full demonstration of the Mission Grove school app and how to use it. Parents were shown how to download the app and, by the end of the session, it had been downloaded over 1,000 times.
Whilst the presentation to parents was underway, pupils were busy taking photos from around the school to add to the app to capture a ‘day in the life’ at Mission Grove. Teachers and support staff were also given training on how to use the web-based management system to publish updates to the app.
The benefits of launching your customised app
Engaging the entire school community in this way will have ensured maximum success with the app.
“As a primary school teacher, it is wonderful to experience those moments within a school when the pupils, staff and community are excitedly working on a project together.”
Martin Burrett, UKEd Magazine
“The app is cool!”
Jemima and Asha, Mission Grove pupils
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