The Key Benefits of Schools Apps 55

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In modern life, technology is an ever-present factor. Schools, like other organisations and businesses, need to get to grips with this technology so that they can provide a better education as well as communicate more efficiently with pupils, parents, teachers and governors. One of the easiest and arguably effective methods to better communication and start out on this digital journey is to develop a website or schools app.

Apps for school use are specifically designed to give up to the minute information to parents, most notably, on important, sports events and latest news from the school. Having an app for your school as opposed to or in addition to a website delivers many benefits – the principal advantages of which are outlined below:

Easy to use – an app for school use will tend to be quick, easy and simple to work, thus allowing teachers and school staff to update with the latest news, dates for the diary and general school information, without needing to have any technical knowledge.

Free to use – schools will generally provide apps for parents free of charge so it is an attractive way to keep up to date with all the important factors in their child's education.

Up to date – apps are the perfect way for everyone to stay updated with the very latest news. App users can request push notifications to get reminders in advance of important dates and events, thus making sure that parents don't miss out on their child's school assembly, sports day or exam dates.

Together in one place – apps are perfect because they keep everything together in one place and provides easy and simple access from a mobile phone or tablet. This means vital school information can be accessed by parents at any time of the day, from wherever they are. Links to the school's website, Ofsted reports and any other relevant information can also be featured in the school app to keep everything in one place.

Easy contact solution – it is not always possible for people to keep contact details so having a school's app downloaded onto a mobile device will provide parents with a quick way to get in touch. Schools ought to include click to call phone numbers, postal address and directions and contact emails to their app so that parents, carers and prospective parents can get in touch.

The Contact Group can provide a personalised app for your school, to keep parents up to date with your latest news. Find out more about apps for schools and start your school's digital journey today!.

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