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:
Ashby Rotary Club Young Artist 2021
Over lockdown the ADT department set a competition on behalf of the Ashby Rotary Club to find the Young Artist...
Year 7 Photography Competition
As part of Mental Health Awareness week our Year 7’s were invited to take part in a Nature themed photograph...
National Reading Quiz
Congratulations to our Year 8 and 9 teams who jumped in at late notice to take part in the live National Lit...
This is considered an out of date browser. This website has been developed with modern browsers in mind to allow it to display at its best in a wide variety of viewing situations - including mobile viewing. But we haven't supported older browsers like IE8. Please upgrade to the latest version of Internet Explorer - or try Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome. Both are excellent browsers.