Keep the baby – and the bathwater!

Do you feel dazed and punch-drunk in the face of information overload? Has technology become confusing, remembering where you posted important school notices, or whether you’ve posted them at all? Don’t worry, you’re not alone! Many of our clients are reporting that, far from making life simpler and less complicated, technology has actually inserted another level of stress into everyday life. Unless you are a professional digital communications whizz, it can be hard to keep on top of administration or make sure parents and carers are in the loop with what is going on in your school on a day-to-day basis. Many schools are understandably wary about taking on yet another digital communications platform and worried it will make life too complicated on top of existing resources, or worse, mean they have to throw out all of their existing channels.

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Schoop streamlines communications
In fact, Schoop simplifies life. Far from complicating matters by adding yet another level of communication, Schoop can centralise information channels by act as a virtual traffic cop, directing parents and carers to whatever you wish to highlight. You may have some followers who are Facebook addicts and check in with your page regularly, or Twitter lovers who would never deign to turn to Facebook. Your school website may be the best thing since sliced bread, but if parents forget it’s there, it’s of no use whatsoever. Sending a free push notification to nudge them in the right direction can be a sure-fire way of ensuring they get all the information you need them to know – a reminder, a link, or even a call to action, streamlining and centralising your information sources.

Another string to your bow…
Schoop also has a ‘string’ of great features developed to encourage true parental engagement, not merely passive interest in the school community. Free push notifications enable quick notes to be issued by teachers informing parents personally about progress, or issues, with individual students in real time, while weblinks or documents can be sent to aid parents in assisting with at-home learning. Prompts such as these have been shown to improve learning outcomes as well as decrease classroom disruption and reduce absenteeism.

You don’t have to throw the baby out with the bathwater! Schoop is your one-stop shop for parental engagement as well as a valuable tool to be used alongside your existing communications. Why not try a quick demo and find out for yourself? Click below to see how Schoop can get the message across in your school!