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Increasing parental engagement is a key OFSTED objective for all schools and a school calendar and news app is the perfect way to increase parental engagement. In this blog we will detail what parental engagement is, why it’s important to both and how Apps Central can help your school increase parental engagement.

What is parental engagement?

Parental engagement refers to all activities that parents do to help their children succeed in school and life. It evolved everything from making sure to preparing them for school every day, to attending parent meetings and keeping up to date with what’s going on in the school.

  • Ensures parents actually get school messages. – Instead of parents missing texts or not receiving letters, a calendar and news app makes it easy to send push notifications straight to the app.
  • School Events are added to parents personal calendars – A School calendar and news app enables parents to add school events (such as parents evenings) to their personal calendars – which is a proven way to increase attendance.
  • Engage those “hard to reach” parents – many of the schools who have adopted a calendar & news app so far have used the app to start forging those crucial relationships with parents that have traditionally not played an active role in their child’s education.

Benefits of Parental Engagement?

Parental engagement has a large and positive impact on children’s learning. In a recent review of parental engagement by the Department of Education it was found that parental engagement has a “significant positive effect on children’s achievement and adjustment even after all other factors shaping attainment have been taken out of the equation”.


How a School Calendar & News App can help

An Apps Central School Calendar & News App can help increase parental engagement within your school in a variety of ways.

Do you want to find out more about how a school calendar & news app can help transform parental engagement in your school? Visit https://appscentral.co/contact-us/ or call Chris Brads on 01738 646 760.