As more and more schools embrace new technology and new ways of engaging with students, Sevenoaks Prep School in Kent has turned its attention to its parents with the launch of My School Portal.
The portal will give parents and guardians of Sevenoaks’ 385 pupils secure, 24 hour access to personalised data about their children, accessible from their mobile, tablet or desktop devices.
My School Portal pools the data from the school’s different internal databases and information systems and brings it all together in one place. Parents can access emails, reports, attendance records, timetables and sports fixtures from one intuitive, simple to use dashboard.
Mrs Richards, a parent at the school, said: “It has made accessing school information so much easier. It’s really intuitive and I’m happy that it is a secure environment for news to be shared”
Luke Harrison, Headmaster at Sevenoaks Prep, said: “We firmly believe the education of a child is most successful when teachers and parents work closely together, which means effective communication is crucial. The portal allows parents to access information at their own convenience without the school having to overload them with emails or letters home. Importantly, as it’s a restricted user-only portal, it means that information about students and school life is secure so only the right people see the right information.”
We operate in what seems like a 7 day, 24 hour world so having access to important information about the school, at any time, is very important to parents. Increasingly parents want communication channels that are not only intuitive for its users, but host intelligent, readily accessible, personalised data about their children.
We are delighted to be working with Sevenoaks and look forward to further developing the system to continue to improve how information is communicated to parents.
Sevenoaks Preparatory School is a co-educational Independent Day School for pupils aged from 2 to 13 years. The school places great value on giving pupils the opportunity to flourish in all areas of school life. Pupils achieve excellent academic results in 11+ and 13+ examinations and scholarships. Underpinning the school’s success is its ‘Way of Life’– an ethos that encourages pupils to be responsible, kind and empathetic.