Whole school community engagement and keeping parents informed about their child's school life is important. It empowers parents to support learning which in turn drives attainment. The challenge is to efficiently manage and communicate the information parents need.
Whatever the current level of parental engagement in your school, SIMS provides solutions that can initiate and control the parent engagement agenda, helping you work with parents to improve pupil progress.
Keep parents updated
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 smart phone, tablet or PC. It lets you share information on attendance, behaviour, homework, achievement and even school reports, while a 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.
Improve parental engagement
With SIMS InTouch, you can communicate with parents in an instant. Using 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.
Encourage students to drive their own achievements by allowing them to see how they are progressing towards their learning targets. The SIMS Student app enables you to share information with students before, during or after school. They can easily access information from their smart phone, tablet or PC.
Easily collect parent payments
SIMS Pay collects school payments from parents securely and cost-effectively, using data you already have in SIMS. This helps to significantly reduce the time spent on payment administration.
Read the parental engagement case study
Goffs Academy: Driving parental engagement through the SIMS Parent app
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Get in touch
Discover how SIMS can help you and your school develop your engagement strategy and improve pupil progress. Speak to a member of our expert sales team to find out more. Use the contact form below or call us on the following numbers:
Maintained schools - 0800 170 1736
Independent or International schools - +44 (0) 1285 647500