December is certainly a very busy month, with the year-end academic commitments typically coinciding with a packed diary of festive events for pupils, parents and staff alike.  Happily, My School Portal equips schools with the tools to communicate key activity dates and events, helping to ease the organisational burden at this time of the year.

Please read on to learn about just some of the ways our schools benefit from the Portal at this time of year:

 Promote and manage your Christmas performances

Whether it’s the Christmas fair, carol concert or nativity play, the My Calendar feature in My School Portal makes it easy for parents to quickly access important information about all the events taking place in the lead up to Christmas. Staff can easily add event details including date, time, duration, location and cost, as well as detailed descriptions and booking specifics. The facility to book events online through the portal, makes it really easy for Parents to book tickets for events and removes a lot of administration time for staff.

 Sending Email Reminders and Updates

My School Portal offers one inbox with all parents’ school correspondence which means parents can easily find important information concerning events or notifications during this busy period.  As parents cannot inadvertently delete these emails you will no longer have the issue of a parent saying ‘I never received the email’ and blaming the school.

Livestream video footage with parents in a secure environment

My School Portal’s enhanced technology solution, delivered in partnership with Planet eStream – the number one secure video platform for education – means that regardless of where they are, parents can watch their children’s Christmas performances and stay connected.  Planet eStream’s incorporation with the portal allows schools to livestream video content and also share still images of events, or drama and music performances. Importantly, access to information in the portal is on a permission only basis, which means users only get to see the media content relevant to them.

Probably the biggest advantage is that parents can access all the information that they need in one place whenever they need to, which at this time of year is essential.

To find out more about how your school could benefit from My School Portal please get in touch