The changing habits of parents
Years ago, parents would often find school communications by digging through a school bag to then find out of date, screwed up documents, and it wasn’t unusual for them to forget to respond, reply or take action.
Today, parents can pick up emails, complete schools forms, book parents’ evening and top up dinner money while at work, at home, or on the go, all from their mobile phone.
Historically, parents also found it useful to receive text messages from school because it was convenient, instant and easy. However, the restrictions with this are that schools are limited by characters used and can’t send attachments, and the cost of sending texts quickly mount up. Today, this can all be overcome.
“One of the biggest benefits of ParentMail is being able to reach, and receive responses, from busy working parents, who pick it all up on their smart phones.”
Linda Flynn, School Administator at Copthill Independent School
With three times as many smart phones in the world as computers, and 70% of parents already accessing ParentMail on their mobile, we know that a large majority of parents prefer the convenience of receiving school messages this way. With the introduction of our apps for Apple and Android, it means parents can now do so much more from their smart phone.
We make things easier for parents, so schools get a better response. We design for ease of use, because we know parents don’t have time to learn a complicated, confusing system or struggle to respond to school forms and messages.
“Because parents can complete forms and surveys on their mobile phones or tablets, it’s much easier for them to respond.”
Alison Tanner, Admin Officer from Halterworth Primary School
Whether it’s completing a dinner booking form, giving permission for a trip, topping up dinner money or looking in their calendar to check up on school events, booking parents evening with ease or simply picking up the school newsletter – all of this and more can be done from one place. The smartphone.
The future of technology is changing and growing rapidly, and here at ParentMail we pride ourselves on keeping ahead of the pace, which is why our brand new App is the only App that will allow parents to complete all their school or club needs from one place.
To find out more or to book a free demonstration of ParentMail, simply email firstname.lastname@example.org