Last year we invested in the MYEd Communication App to improve our two way communication between parents and the school.
Feedback tells us that this has been a big success. In particular parents have told us they are finding it easier to inform the school about absences, and keep track of messages from the school which are stored in the app. Teachers have found it really beneficial for sending out reports and trip consent forms.
Training is taking place so that teachers and departments can contact parents individually about their child.
However, as the app has become embedded, and usage continues to grow, this has highlighted a cost issue for the school.
When a parent receives a message through the app the school does not pay for this message. However, if a parent does not have the app they will automatically receive an SMS message, which costs the school 6p per text.
We are still committed to using MYEd as the benefits are so great, but we need your help to reduce this cost and to free up the money for other projects to benefit the students.
We believe a high portion of this cost can be saved if both parents or carers in a family download and register for the app. The biggest cost for messaging is to families where only one parent has got the app.
Key benefits for parents include:
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