The new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force on 25 May 2018
and will impact every organisation which holds or processes personal data.
Sentio Media Limited, (publishers of mySchoolApp) are implementing changes and will comply fully with applicable GDPR regulations when they take effect.
This is where parents land when they open your school app. Designed to provide an at-a-glance view of what’s coming up at school and the opportunity to promote your latest news, too.
Parents tell us this is by far the most important feature on mySchoolApp. Providing easy access to the school calendar on their phone means children are better prepared and less calls to the school office. Presented with a clear layout, the calendar offers the option to view as a list and refine by category.
Update your school news as it happens and it’s available to read on parents’ phones straight away. This feed builds into a complete archive of school news and possibly means you could ‘retire’ the school newsletter.
Save time in the school office when parents notify you of their child’s absence via the app. Parent/Carer complete a form on screen, ensuring you get the required information. All submissions are PIN/Touch ID secured to ensure notifications are actually sent by the parent or carer.
Engage with EAL parents, without creating any additional work for school staff using our free translation option. All the text content you add (news, events, consent etc.) can be viewed in a huge range of languages, selected by the user on the app settings page.
Make everyone’s life easier by adding items to your shop on mySchoolApp. Parents can buy and pay securely. No more unmarked envelopes of cash or unattributed payments in your account.
Parents love seeing pictures of what their children are doing at school. Add albums of images quickly and easily. School plays, trips, Football even an art gallery of their work. The list is endless and will encourage parents to download and use the app.
All the school’s contact details in one place. Tap to call or email. Option to add contact details for staff members. Parents can also provide feedback to the school via a form.
Send unlimited messages to parents and carers for free. Push notifications replace costly text messaging. Send a note to all app users or just a group e.g. Year 7 or the science club. Draw attention to an important event or news item by sending a linked message.
Provide access on the app to those all important documents – Policies, Letters home, Forms Surveys. In addition, this feature can be used to provide a link to School videos on YouTube or Vimeo.
Cut down on time consuming paper-based administration between school and parents/carers. Add one-off or blanket consent forms at the start of the year and at any time for visit-specific consent.
Parents can view a dashboard with details of their child. Attendance, Punctuality and achievement are all displayed in a graphic format.