Independent School Apps
As an independent school, you will have a wide variety of stakeholders, whether it’s parents, governors or other members of the school community. Your branding and presentation is incredibly important, and through a school app, you can bring your school’s image into the 21st Century. Not only does this portray a forward-thinking attitude to prospective parents, but it also has a number of practical benefits for current parents, including school calendars, notifications and permission slips.
● Talking through technology: A school app can become the main route of communication with your parents – with 95% of parents using smartphones, it makes sense for your one-stop-shop for information be a digitised source. An app can be linked directly into devices, meaning that you can be sure of all the relevant messages being delivered straight to parents, without having to spend a fortune on SMS, or rely on letters in bags.
● Parental engagement: Not only can a school app provide information to parents, but schools can also retrieve data from these parents through the use of digital permission slips for events, or surveys about the school. This means that the school can evidence its discussions with the community to the ISC, and show that the school is making positive changes in light of these comments.
● Time is money: One of the key benefits of a school app is the amount of time and money saved on the pursuit of parental engagement. Teachers and leaders no longer need to stand over the printer, with hundreds of copies to be sent to parents, either by post or in bags, or spending hours on the phone, often having to leave voicemails. Parents receive all the information they want and need, and teachers spend far less time on administration.