The first parents’ evening of the year is just around the corner…

By Vicky Hart - 8 Oct, 2019
3 Minutes Read
It’s no secret that parents’ evening is one of the most complex events of the school calendar. Scheduling hundreds of appointments between teachers and parents as well as ensuring they run to time.  

The admin team await the little slips of paper with parents preferred time slots and then work effortlessly to try and schedule appointments which not only fulfil this – but also don’t clash.   

It’s not just staff that suffer. Parents must rely on fishing out the paper form from school bags and remembering to complete it and send it back in – hoping for the best that it makes it way back to the office. In today’s world parents are busy and long for a more intuitive way of communicating with schools.  

Real time appointments at the click of a button

Admin teams can set-up appointments across multiple days, reserving slots for comfort breaks as well as customizing the start and end time of the sessions.  

Parents are sent the booking link and can book their slots direct via the app. Only available slots can be booked so there is no chance of double booking. The appointment will go straight into their calendar and it’s done!  

Re-targeting disengaged parents has never been so easy

It is a huge task for admin teams to identify and re-target parents who haven’t yet booked their parents’ evening appointments. With SchoolPing you can see exactly who has received and read messages as well as reporting on those parents who haven’t yet book their appointments. Admin teams can then easily retarget those people with reminders to book.  

So why are schools not automating this process?

Using an automated system like SchoolPing means that there are no paper forms, no appointment clashes and no wasted admin time. We have seen a sharp increase in the number of schools who are benefitting from an automated parents evening booking system, but lots of UK schools still use paper-based forms.   

Why? Maybe the switch seems daunting or just another thing to organise/implement but reading some of the feedback from our SchoolPing customers should be enough to encourage people that there is another way!  

SchoolPing will save you time and money

 By switching to SchoolPing a school can save hours of administration time, reduce costs and provide a more efficient service to the whole school community.  

Not only that but you WILL save money

Cutting out paper, printing and communication costs will save schools time and money. We see our schools save an average £6,400 every year with SchoolPing, freeing up vital funds to reinvest elsewhere in the business.  

More information?

If you would like to see how SchoolPing can benefit your school, please book a demo or contact us directly. 


Author: Vicky Hart

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