Parents use a range of media to access information in their daily lives, however, the clear majority now receive their information via the Internet, smartphone and tablet devices (based on Parent Survey). To facilitate this the school has invested in a range of services in an endeavour to reach as many parents as possible.
EMAIL AND TEXT COMMUNICATION
The school has been using email successfully for some time and it delivers a range of benefits for parents. On joining the school you are automatically registered on the school mailing list for whole school communications such as ‘The West Bridgford Post’ and targeted group information and you will also receive text messages about emergency issues such as school closure during adverse weather conditions. Contact email@example.com if you would like us to update your email or mobile phone number. Please include your name, your child’s name, preferred primary email address and mobile number. It is essential that the school has your most up to date email and mobile phone number for this service to work. Alternatively use the SIMS Parent App to access the information held about you in school systems, and request updates.
THE WEST BRIDGFORD SCHOOL APP
As more and more parents have told us that they predominantly access the internet via their smartphones, the school provides an app that will allow access to the key information from the school website, in a convenient format, on a phone. Search ‘West Bridgford School’ on the iOS App or Google Play store and the app can be downloaded for free. Key functions include push-notification, absence reporting and access to school web services, and new functions are being developed all the time.
The school maintains a Twitter account – @WestBSchool. Please follow the account for the latest news from the around the school community.