As a school, we are looking at how we communicate with parents/carers and how we manage our pupil and parent data. As part of this, we are encouraging parents/carers to download the following Apps that aim to streamline how we exchange information.
SIMS ParentLite App
For Data Management: this App links to our pupil/parent database and provides a secure and simple way to collect, manage and handle information by allowing parents/carers to electronically review and update information which we have on both the pupil and yourselves.
This allows parents to keep all information in relation to their child/ren up-to-date and accurate at all times.
This also helps parents/carers understand what information the school holds on students/parents under the new GDPR guidelines.
For Communication Home: this App allows schools to send updates to parents/carers quickly and easily, receiving messages directly to your phone or tablet. This extends how we use our current text messaging software and allows us to communicate free of charge so will save the school money on sending text messages. Xpressions is fully secure, using bank-level encryption to ensure that sensitive information will not be seen by the wrong person.
This app also enables us to send letters home directly to your device via a notification known as an “Xpression” which can include attachments such as our letters home for convenience to ensure these reach parents/carers.
For Engagement/Behaviour: this app allows parents/carers to keep up to date and see how their child/ren are behaving in school and see any homework that has been set. You can also see positive or negative points awarded/deducted from students and view detentions that have been set for your child/ren.