Parental engagement is understood to be a critical part of a child’s educational development. At Scomis, we work in partnership with Education Software Solutions (ESS) to offer solutions to improve parental engagement, bridging the gap between home and school.
SIMS Parental Engagement solution, powered by SIMS InTouch, SIMS Pay and SIMS Parent App, provides a joined-up approach to enable you to better engage with parents:
- SIMS InTouch allows you to send email, text and instant messages directly from SIMS, reducing administrative overheads and saving time and money whilst enabling you to communicate more effectively with parents and carers.
- SIMS Parent App offers parents easy and convenient access to track their child’s progress and receive updates from school. Easy to use dashboards give an overview of their child’s attainment, attendance and achievement records from anywhere and on any device.
- SIMS Pay helps you collect payments from parents securely and cost effectively using the data you already have in SIMS, helping you reduce the time spent on payment administration.
One of the benefits of using SIMS Parent App is that parents and guardians can communicate quickly with the school and vice versa. Parents can access information without having to be notified by their children or worry that important updates aren’t reaching home.
Parents can also notify schools and provide additional details about their child, including medical information or dietary requirements and contact details, without having to contact the school directly.
Manage and collect parent payments
Managing and collecting payments is not only time consuming for parents, but additional work for staff in schools to manage too.
Whether it’s paying for a school trip or school dinners, SIMS Pay enables parents to make school payments safely and securely. You can also send automatic alerts to parents and guardians, saving time on payment administration and sending out letters and emails as reminders.
Encourage student learning
Encouraging students to continue with their learning once they have left the school gates can be a struggle and a challenge for parents to monitor. Included within the SIMS parental engagement solution, the SIMS Student App allows pupils to download and stay on top of their homework. From their phone, tablet or desktop, pupils are able to view their timetable or homework tasks, as well as receive updates from the school about activities and get information about their progress that’s going to help with their development.
Parents and guardians want to be reassured that their children are in safe hands the moment they leave their side to go to school. SIMS InTouch allows schools to notify parents if their child hasn’t arrived at school. The App also enables parents to quickly reply with a reason for their child’s absence.
Find out more about SIMS Parental Engagement
For more information about how we support parents with their child’s educational development outside of school, read our One app to drive parental engagement document. Alternatively, contact us to discuss your requirements and the benefits of SIMS parental engagement school solution for parents, students, teachers, and everyone in the school community.
"The SIMS Parent App has given our parents an easy and convenient way to access accurate and live information on their child from their smartphone. The school has benefited from a reduction in administration and printing costs by having everything in one place."
School Business Manager, St Mary's C of E Primary School