Good communication is key to a school running effectively. SIMS InTouch provides you with a complete school communication solution. Send email, text and instant messages, directly from SIMS. It’ll help you to reduce administration, save time and money, improve parental engagement and ensure staff are always up-to-date.
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A complete school communication solution
Using a combination of email, text messages and instant alerts, you can send information to parents, students and staff at the click of a button. Whether you need to send out achievement, behaviour, exam results or general school information, with SIMS school messaging system it’s quick and easy to keep everyone up-to-date. You can choose between unlimited and pay-as-you-go tariff options, ensuring the flexibility to meet your needs and budget.
Save time and money
Schools send hundreds of communications every week. With SIMS InTouch you can streamline your communications, meaning less phone calls to make and fewer printed letters being sent home to parents. All of this can save you time and money. Because SIMS InTouch is fully embedded within SIMS you don’t need to leave the system, so sending messages is quick and easy. The single mailbox feature makes managing messages easy and the option to flag messages helps save time.
Drive parental engagement
Build stronger relationships with parents, by ensuring they are kept up-to-date with their child’s school life. Parent communication software can communicate in a way that’s convenient for you and them. Email detailed information such as school reports or text for more urgent messages such as unexpected school closures. SIMS InTouch lets you automate email or text messages, send to specific groups, including user defined groups in SIMS or schedule communications in advance.
SIMS InTouch: The smarter way to communicate
Improve attendance and drive school improvement
With SIMS InTouch it’s easy to handle absenteeism straight away, helping to strengthen your schools safeguarding arrangements. Unauthorised absences are recorded, parents are contacted via text or email and their responses are captured. Response are automatically written back into the pupil’s attendance record in SIMS.
Achievement and behaviour can be instantly communicated and interventions made early on. A complete record of pupil’s details and messages are stored in SIMS and available to staff or Ofsted during inspections.
Helping your school run smoothly
School staff have to juggle numerous tasks throughout the school day. Use SIMS InTouch to send cover alerts to staff, incomplete marksheet alerts or late notifications to inform teachers when a pupil is late to class.
Teachers have the information they need and can respond to communications, administration staff spend less time chasing and senior leaders have access to the information they need to lead and manage the school.
SIMS InTouch - your whole school communication tool
How SIMS InTouch helps
Reduce the school office workload, saving your school time and money. Attendance and exam officers can quickly and easily communicate with parents and students.
Drive school improvement by monitoring and communicating achievement, attendance and behaviour. Build stronger relationships with parents, students and staff as they are better informed and engaged.
Parents and pupils
Engage parents with their child’s school life and keep them up-to-date on their progress. Automatically send students information electronically including; timetables, reminders and exam results.
Because of how SIMS InTouch works, it’s easy for us to track what we’re doing with it, how many messages we’re sending out and who we’re sending them to.
Gary Bragg, ICT Strategy Manager, Meadowhead School Academy Trust