As a headteacher, you must appreciate how important it is to keep parents and guardians informed on all of the latest events taking place at the school, as well as all of the good things that have happened in the past few weeks and months. Over the years, the best way of doing this has been to produce a regular school newsletter, perhaps with each class having their own section, but this has one major flaw â€“ the delivery system that is the child.
Kids are great for putting letters and assignments into their rucksacks, but they’re not that good at taking them out once they get home and handing them to their parents to get their approval on the upcoming trip or to let them see the newsletter. In the modern era people tend to get their information from electronic devices, either in the form of a website, social network or the news on their televisions. School websites, like those created and designed by primarysite.net, could therefore be the solution you’re looking for in your search to ensure that the news reaches parents.
Websites are now the first port of call for many people each day, logging onto the web before they do anything else in the morning to find out what’s going on, and this can be particularly beneficial from a parents’ perspective. For that very reason it’s important that your school website is kept up to date. Many school sites are set up with the intention of updating it with daily news, photographs, video content and updates, but after a few months the excitement associated with a new website wanes and it falls into disrepair.
The thing about sites that are maintained and updated by the likes of Primary Site â€“ mentioned earlier â€“ is that they will handle all of the technical aspects of the site, leaving you to just add the news and other forms of content. This means that there is minimal training time required and teachers can update the site at their leisure and it’s no more difficult than typing out a word document.
One issue with modern websites is that you need to make sure that they work on all platforms and devices. For someone with very limited knowledge of websites and how they work, this can be particularly tricky to get right with very few people knowing the difference between Android and iOS, Chrome and Firefox and then you have the issues regarding tablets, laptops, desktops and mobiles. Fortunately, with the help of the company who has created the site, you don’t have to worry about compatibility issues as they take care of it all with regular site checks to ensure that everything works as you would expect it to.
Your school is unique and filled with unique characters from the youngest student to the (not so youngest) teacher. For those reasons, your school website should also be unique, showcasing the very best of what you have to offer children and their parents. A high quality, well-maintained website is more likely to make parents think â€œI want my children to go thereâ€ in comparison to a school site that is run off a government template and that hasn’t been updated since the end of the summer term the year before.
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