As the children head back to school for another year of learning and activities, would you like to have a school app to keep you up to date?
A mobile app can be a powerful tool to keep engaged and connect with pupils and parents. Schools can really benefit from having a mobile app and utilise it as a key component of their pupil and parent engagement strategy.
Schools are often at the heart of their local community and having the ability to instantly connect with pupils and parents can be of huge benefit. With this in mind let’s have a look at how a mobile app can really benefit a school.
1. Push messages
Sending out free push notifications to all the pupils and parents who have downloaded the mobile app is quick and easy. This can keep parents and pupils updated about upcoming events, news and parents evenings without having to send out letters. Last minute changes and cancellations can be sent immediately. The school can set up Message Categories so that parents and pupils can optÂ out of messages that don’t concern them and just receive the ones they need.
2. Class Timetables
The school will be able to list class timetables within the app, helping to keep pupils and parents up to date with their lessons each week.
3. Activities and Events
The activities and events of the school year can be listed within the app. Pupils and parents can then view upcoming events and add these to their phone calendar and set reminders. Finding locations away from school is easy using GPS directions.
4. School Shop
Pupils and parents will have the convenience of being able to purchase their uniforms and sports kit directly through the app whilst on the move.
Pupils, parents and the local community will be able to book school facilities, such as sports pitches or the dining hall for private functions with ease directly through the app.
6. Lunch Menu
This is a great way to keep pupils and parents up to date as to what is on offer in the school canteen throughout the year.
7. Contact Forms
Any number of email forms can be added to your app to make parent and pupil communication quick and easy. Â They can also upload photo attachments and documents if needed.
8. Social Media
Word of mouth is one of the most effective ways to create a ‘buzz’ about the school. With a mobile app, the school can engage pupils and parents on Facebook and Twitter, which can help raise the profile of the school.
Another great way for pupils and parents to engage with the school would be for them to upload photos from school trips, events and sports matches directly through the app. This is another great way to create a ‘buzz’ around the school.
Pupils and pares are able to subscribe to the school email newsletter, keeping them up to date with the latest news. This can help to keep pupils engaged and up to date with your latest news and events all through the mobile app.
Building a mobile app that is right for your school is something which should be left to Eazi-Apps developers. From design to submission, we can help deliver a mobile app that your school can be proud of, call your own and can help your school engage with your pupils and parents.
Adding new content, events and sending push messages is easy – the school will take control and staff can log in to the Eazi-Apps online dashboard to manage their own app.
Contact us now and we’ll have your school app ready in time for next term! Give us a call on 0333 9900 106 today, or …
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