Whether it’s sending home timetables or letters about an upcoming parents evening, communicating with parents can be time consuming and expensive. But it’s an essential way to bridge the gap between schools and parents.
With many schools sending hundreds of communications to parents each week, having an electronic solution to keep in touch with parents could achieve cost savings and save valuable staff time, especially when it comes to printing and postage and reducing your carbon footprint.
How does it work?
By completing a few simple steps, our online calculator will estimate how much you could be saving on your school’s communications with SIMS InTouch. SIMS InTouch is a tool which allows schools to easily send email and text messages to parents, for example to celebrate a child’s achievements, send exam results electronically or to send general school updates.
We understand that the needs of every school are different and how much you could save will be dependent on your pupil roll and how often you send out regular communications such as reports and letters. All you need to do is complete a few details about your school, the information that you send and how you communicate with parents – you’ll then be able to see how much time, money and paper your school could be saving across a three year period.
You may be surprised to find out how much you could be saving.
What schools have to say about SIMS InTouch
I hope the online calculator is helpful in showing you how much your school could save. We’re really pleased with the positive feedback we have received from schools using SIMS InTouch to enhance their communications. Here’s what schools have told us:
Jo Hockton, Data Manager of Sponne School, told us how they have been using SIMS InTouch to drastically cut the amount of time they previously spent communicating with parents: “The time we lost on communicating with parents was enormous. We’ve now reduced that job down from something that filled all day, every day to filling just over half a day, so that’s a big saving for us.”
Exams results day is a busy period for schools and Gary Bragg, ICT Strategy Manager of Meadowhead School Academy Trust, explained how SIMS InTouch has helped them save money by removing the need to send out letters: “Our exam officer sends out exam timetables via SIMS InTouch to the students and parents, so they’ve both got sets. Now we don’t have to send out 300 copies of the timetable every year, which has saved us money. There are other things we now put on our website and send out via InTouch, instead of printing hundreds of letters.”
For more information on SIMS InTouch, please visit our web page. If you have a question, please leave a comment in the box below.