Keeping parents informed of their child's school life is important and empowers parents to support their children’s learning which in turn supports the raising of attainment in school. The challenge is to find a way for you to efficiently manage and communicate the information parents need.
Whatever the current level of parental engagement in your school, SIMS provides solutions that will help you initiate and control the parent engagement agenda, helping you work with your parents to improve pupil progress.
Keep parents updated – wherever they are
Imagine being able to keep parents fully up-to-date with their child’s school life, in a way that is convenient for them. The SIMS Parent app is easy to use and accessible from a smartphone, tablet or PC. It lets you share information on attendance, behaviour, homework, achievement and even school reports, while a clear dashboard displays key information at a glance. The app has data collection functionality, helping schools to easily keep key contact information up-to-date. Parents with more than one child attending the same school can access information for all their children, from the same app.
Two way communication
With SIMS InTouch, you can communicate with parents – in an instant. Combining both SMS and email, you can send messages relating to a pupil’s behaviour, unexplained absences, special educational needs and more, and parents can quickly reply. This two way communication engages parents in their child’s school life and helps to improve a school’s safeguarding arrangements. With enhanced school community engagement strategies in place, parent engagement is made more effective and meaningful.
Encourage students to drive their own achievement by allowing them to see how they are progressing towards their learning targets. The SIMS Student app allows you to share information with students before, during or after school. They can easily access the information from their smartphone, tablet or PC.
Easily collect parent payments
SIMS Agora helps you to collect school payments from parents simply, securely and cost-effectively, using data you already have in SIMS - helping you significantly reduce your school’s payment administration.