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Call Parents can help send messages quickly, saving time, effort and money. Send a message via text or e-mail to parents, teachers and students with a few simple clicks.

Schools are increasingly looking to engage with parents more effectively, and electronic messaging is the best place to start.  Printing off paper letters is quickly becoming a thing of the past, as it’s not only costly, but letters are often lost or left at the bottom of the school bag!

Call Parents sends either an SMS or email – direct from your school to parents.  You can compose your message in seconds, and send it to an individual, or group of parents.  It’s ideal for fast updates about school closures or incidents, and is handy for those last minute reminders about non-uniform days or cancelled clubs.

Call Parents dynamically integrates with all the main MIS in the UK so you don’t have to keep multiple databases updated.

Hear what one Headteacher who has Call Parents says about how it has significantly improved communication in his school>>

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Why not take advantage of the additional features available within the Call Parents system – Text Message In and Payments

Text Message In (TMI)

Do inbound calls each day from parents pull you away from other important tasks?  TMI is the quicker, and more convenient way for parents to get in touch with your school.  Rather than lots of telephone calls from parents to the school office each day, did you know your parents could have a dedicated number to text in to school – to report absence, incidents or ask a question?

  • Allows parents to communicate directly with your school via text message, 24 hours a day, with the cost of texting met by the parent.
  • Matches up to student and parent record if available.
  • Monitor texts on any device or desktop computer using your own, personalised log in details.
  • Reply to parents via TMI

 

Payments

Helping schools move towards a  cashless  environment; Payments has the following features:

  • Send targeted payment requests directly to parents (e.g. for school trips, dinner money, after school clubs etc)
  • Issue refunds – hassle-free! (e.g. a child can no longer attend a trip)
  • Send  customised payment requests (by class or year groups)
  • Detailed reporting,  statistics  and  analytics – see what has been paid, and what is outstanding – by parent, class, or year group
  • Unlimited technical support
  • Multiple  bank  accounts  can  be  nominated  to  pay  money  into (e.g. if  you  have  some  payments   going  to  your  Local  Authority  as  well  as  your  school.

With Capita SIMS, Call Parents is the only system of its kind to have gained Premier Partner status.

Key features

Integrated and Secure

Changes to e-mail addresses or telephone numbers in your management information system are read directly by Call Parents, meaning only one database has to be maintained.

Access Wherever You Are

Ideal for when parent communication is needed quickly away from school. Online remote access, great for field trips, during school closure or in an emergency.

Flexibility to Suit You

Select different groups of teachers, students and parents, providing greater flexibility and the ability to target messages to specific people.

Cost Effective

No long-term contract – unlimited site licence so several users can operate the system at no extra cost.

Plan for the Future

Schedule messages to go out now or in advance, great for setting up messages to go out in the school holidays.

No Complicated Technical Requirements

Simple installation. No additional hardware is required, just access to the Internet and to download our software tool once.

“Our parents are far happier receiving communications through Call Parents. It’s much better than pieces of paper that can get lost or dog-eared – and it’s more secure. Before using it, we wouldn’t get replies from many parents and we spent a lot of time chasing them up, but now we are guaranteed a much higher level of response. Ultimately we need 100% replies and we get that far more quickly now. We are quite a traditional school so it’s important for us to use new technology – with hindsight perhaps we should have adopted it sooner!”

Val Mathews, Marketing Manager at Seaton House School

“This technology has helped us to contact parents a lot more efficiently.  Previously we had to call all the parents individually, now we simply press a button and Call Parents does the job for us!  A text message is not only immediate, it is easy to read and less formal than a letter, so it allows us to engage with parents who are otherwise hard to reach.”

Deputy Head at Alexandra High School

“This technology has helped us to contact parents a lot more efficiently. Previously we had to call all the parents individually, now we simply press a button.”

Headteacher at secondary school, Carlisle