For specialist SEN schools, parental engagement is a key priority, as each child has their own specific needs. With a school app, SEN schools can keep parents informed of everything that’s going on to reduce anxieties and improve links in the school-home support network.
- Positive parental engagement: Communicating well with parents and carers is essential. A school app can act as a home-school diary, featuring text posts, pictures and video clips of the day’s events, as well as linking through to key statutory details and sending reminders about the rest of the school week.
- The proof is in the posting: A school app also helps to improve two-way communications with parents, bolstering relationships and ensuring pupils are always well cared-for. Surveys and questionnaires can be sent to parents, as well as permission slips and messages about upcoming events.
- Save time and money: In SEN schools, budget and time are the most precious resources available, and often in short supply. By investing in a school app, you can reduce both the administration time involved in parental engagement as well as the amount spent on the printing of letters home or text messages.
"Parents know what is going on in the classroom and it has improved relationships with the teachers and parents who use it. In fact, there has been a ripple effect and it’s gone from parental engagement to family engagement, which is fantastic.”
– Margaret Rimmer, Headteacher, Kingsdown Community School