Since last summer we have been working hard streamlining and improving communication. We have introduced a new school website, are extremely active on social media channels, and now we are excited to introduce our Parent App.
Available for all smart phones and tablets, the App will allow us to send information directly to you when required without the use of ‘snail mail’ or giving the information to students to bring home. These methods are extremely costly or ineffective and while every school is facing further cuts we will be looking to send ALL information out electronically in the future.
When you have the app, we can easily keep you up to date and engaged with updates from the school. Anyone can download the app and register, however, if you are a parent we have been working on integrating it with our school systems so you can get information on Attendance, Reports and Behaviour straight to your phone and with push notifications, you will never miss an update again.
Missing letters, forms and other communications will hopefully be a thing of the past as we move forward with this central digital two-way communication tool. The app is here. Follow the steps below to download today.
Download the App
Visit either the App Store or Google Play to download our App. It is called ‘Smart School Parent App’
The first time the App opens, you will be asked to accept notifications – please ensure you select “Allow”.
Press Register here. Select EMS from the drop down at the top then fill in your details to register for the app. Press Register when done.
You can now Login to the app. Select EMS from the drop down at the top and enter your details you just registered with.
Choose Your Settings
Press Edit Settings to be taken to the settings section. Make sure you select News and the Parent Year Group(s) your children are in. These will be vital for communication. Don’t worry, we’ll remind you to change the year groups each September.
Choose Other Categories
Select any other categories that are relevant to you and your children. These help filter the relevant information for you. To keep up with everything, select them all. We don’t mind! For information on categories – click here
Link Your Children
After selecting your categories, scroll down to authorise your children. You will need your Parent ID and Pin which will be provided to you by us in a letter. When you have entered the information, press Authorise. You only need an ID and PIN if you have children in school. If you didn’t receive one, please contact us and we’ll be able to help.
Head to the Main Dashboard
Once you have authorised your children, if you have more than one child in school one ID and PIN will link them all, press the house in the top left corner to head to the main dashboard.
The App is very easy to use and we’re sure you will be up and running straight away, however, we’ve created a little demo video to show some of the features currently usable within it.
Audio track on the above video is a royalty-free track from www.bensound.com
Website and App have been made working with Smart School Websites. For more information about them, please see their website here.