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SIMS Parent and Student App

A convenient way to communicate with parents.

SIMS Parent app works to effectively bridge the parent-teacher-student communication gap, improving academic achievement and supporting student wellbeing.

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We've integrated our engagement products to provide one place for schools and parents to communicate and collaborate.

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Effective parent engagement in schools is key to success and the SIMS Parent app is the ideal parental engagement tool for schools. It provides a convenient and accessible way for schools to communicate with parents on all aspects of school life.

Parents with more than one child attending the same school can easily access grouped information on their children via the app. It's easy to use and accessible from a smart phone, tablet or PC. It uses SIMS ID, a secure single sign-on function so schools don’t need to manage logins.

Whether it’s sharing information on homework, timetables, school reports or conduct, parents can stay on top of their child’s progress throughout their education. Schools can easily send automated alerts and notifications directly to parents' phones, and a clear dashboard gives parents an overview of their child’s school life, making for meaningful conversation at parents’ evenings. Effective parent engagement in schools means parents are more involved, can help to support development, and work with the school to improve outcomes for their children.

The data collection functionality within the SIMS Parent app also lets you easily collect the most up-to-date contact information from parents - helping you to meet your safeguarding obligations, should there be an emergency.

The SIMS Parent app is clear and easy to use, install and roll-out to parents. Single sign-on functionality removes the burden of resetting passwords from the school, and the app does not rely on schools having expensive infrastructure to maintain it.

Schools can easily control which information they want to share with parents from the admin management portal. Your school can also customise the communications that you send, based on the needs of your school.

Inspectors are increasingly focused on how schools can improve parental engagement. The SIMS Parent app provides an audit trail of the communications you are sending and can be used as evidence for your next inspection.

Inspectors also want to see evidence of your safeguarding measures. The SIMS Parent app allows schools to provide information to parents in real-time. If they are notified that their child has missed registration, action can be taken immediately to ensure children are kept safe.

Using the SIMS Parent app, schools can easily manage extra-curricular activities such as school trips, homework clubs and after school groups, reducing administration time for staff and helping to improve safeguarding.

Whether you’re scheduling activities before, during or after school, you can now easily send out invites, manage responses and keep parents regularly updated.

Wherever they may be, the SIMS Student app engages students by allowing them to see important information, such as their timetable, homework they've been set and feedback once it has been marked. Students can also receive alerts and reminders through the app, for example, if there is a careers fair happening at school tomorrow.

Students can access all the information they need outside of school directly from their phone, tablet or PC. Whether they are on the school bus or on their home computer, the information they need is at their fingertips.

With SIMS Homework, teachers can now create homework anytime. As well as being able to include any relevant attachments, teachers can also view all homework that's been created and monitor the submissions status of every student.

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It was easy to install and setup, and ESS were on hand with any support that was required. It was so easy to create accounts to get up and running and we also created a school email for parents to register their interest in the SIMS Parent app, which worked extremely well as it proved to be a validation of the email records we held for parents.

Mandy Sharp Data Manager, Humphrey Perkins School

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