Communication within schools is more important than ever, as is being able to cut costs in order to get the most out of the available budget. We have worked with schools all over the U.K. and have seen some great results, with reports of phone bills alone being reduced by 40%.
Often the ability to get a message to a parent quickly can make all the difference. By collecting parents mobile phone numbers you can communicate important information to them instantly.
It could be information specific to their child, such as notification of illness, detention or even attainment. You could also have groups set up for parents of children in particular clubs or teams, informing them of upcoming matches, training or performances and equally of cancellations.
SMS has also been used to great effect replacing traditional phone chains, by texting all parents whose children are on a school trip instantly for just a few pence.
Equally text messages are the ideal way to inform parents en masse of severe weather closures.
SMS can be a great way to communicate with your staff too. You can send bulletins and reminders to everyone as well as coordinate your non-teaching staff around the school grounds.
If you organise your own supply staff you can even message them all simultaneously and immediately to check their availability.
Although in many cases mobile phones are banned in schools, more and more institutions are realising they cannot be policed and are choosing to use them to their advantage. You could use them to send reminders to students about clubs and societies as well as reminders about tests, exams or coursework.
Company Bio: We are a Primary School and provide primary education to children between 3 and 11 years of age to prepare them for Secondary School.
Which FASTSMS Solutions do you use?
What did you use before SMS?
All communications with our parents would have been via the telephone or by letter.
How have things improved since using FASTSMS?
We can now send bulk messages to groups of parents simultaneously and they can in turn reply as required.
The system works well for us as a time saver and thus saves us valuable time and resources. In schools money is very tight, therefore any saving we make can be better directed towards the children.
Rowlatts Hill Primary School