Whether you’re looking for a new school website design, wanting to improve your school newsletter frequency or finally getting round to filming that virtual tour, the new year provides schools and trusts with the perfect opportunity to put these plans into action.
Upgrading your website
Perhaps you’ve got a new headteacher starting or your existing website is old, non-responsive and difficult to use?
Whatever the reason for the upgrade, a new school website can often help to showcase your school to prospective parents and employees, encourage new applications and raise your profile in your local area.
Alongside the option to create a new modern website design, the benefits of a new school website include content-sharing, enhanced security features, improved technology and faster load times. Adherence to GDPR regulations and accessibility settings will also give you additional peace of mind.
If a new website is not something you’re looking to invest in right now, then there are other options to still give you a new website by making some small yet effective changes to your existing online presence.
REQUIREMENTS CHANGED IN NOVEMBER 2020!!
Although we are still in the middle of a pandemic, getting on top of your school website compliance should still be on your agenda. This definitive guide and checklist for what Maintained Schools, Academies, Free Schools,and Trusts must publish online is available via the .gov website by clicking here.
Keeping parents informed
As soon as you have a new piece of news to share, then ideally you want to be able to post it once on your website and then share it out to parents via a Smart School Parent App at the touch of a button. If you can easily add it your weekly or monthly newsletter as well, then even better!
Having your school website and communication software integrated into an all-in-one solution can save your staff time and money, especially if it’s possible to pull in MIS contact data too. Plus, if all your content can be stored in one system then it reduces the need for duplication and cross-platform support.