After reviewing our current systems, and talking to parents, we are going to be making some changes over the next half term. We are doing this as we were sharing a lot of information on DOJO and some of the most important messages were getting missed.
Class Dojo is an amazing platform to share information with parents as well as class based events. We are looking into how we can use this (once all children are back in school) to share work that is done at school with families as well. It has been great for us to see the work that is being done at home and we would love to be able to share with you some of the work being done in school as well.
If you need access to Dojo as a parent please contact the office. We can set this up so both parents have access on their own accounts.
School currently use a system called Arbor to manage our pupil information and record attendance. There is also an 'App' that parents can download that also gives you access to some of this information and allows you to update your contacts details as well as being able to update various permission forms. This app also allows school to send free messages to families - both emails and texts. We therefore intend to use this messaging platform to send home key messages to parents instead of the text messaging system currently being used. These messages will be for things such as school closures and delayed school trip returns.
We will be deciding which features we will be using over the next few weeks and will offer as much support as we can to get this up and running. We will be setting up PC's in the community room for parents to use if they need help setting up access to the app.
Some of the features we will be unlocking, over time, include the following;
- Key attendance information.
- Edit your contact details.
- Register for before / after school club.
- Book parent evening slots.
- Add / review medical information.
- Manage payments / make payments for school trips etc.