If you want a parent to receive a message from you straightaway the best way to do it is to send them a text.
Unfortunately bulk messaging has been expensive – until now. Now you can communicate with parents instantly, and it won’t cost the school a penny.
This can have a major impact on your communication systems as well as your budget because until now you may well have restricted the number of messages you sent out to parents because of cost.
That is incredibly annoying if you want to remind parents of exam dates, special events and the like.
Now with a free system of communication to mobile phones you can even remind students of each and every assignment, with its due date.
Clearly, if both student and parent know the due date for a homework assignment and are reminded of it at the appropriate moment, then there is more chance that the assignment will be done… on time.
Likewise, information about absences, reminders of rehearsals, etc, can all be sent out. All free of charge.
To run this service all that is required is that the parents download a smartphone app. This then allows parents to download assessment dates, calendar events, etc. The system also sends the parent regular reminder alerts as and when required.
The great bonus of this system is that the sole cost is a charge to parents of £1.49 per year. (This is the price for family, irrespective of the number of people in the family receiving the alerts.)
Experience shows that most parents opt to sign up for the system which then makes existing text messaging systems redundant – thus saving you a considerable amount each year.
There is more information on the Assessment Alert website at www.assessmentalert.co.uk
Or you can email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or call us on 01536 509826.