CHARACTERISTICS OF GOOD SCHOOL WEBSITE:

An effectively run school is efficient in all of its processes. From classroom instruction, to front office operations, to communication with parents and the district, a school must be able to achieve results and gain the support of the surrounding community to succeed.

One of the most important tools available to accomplish these goals is a website. School websites that present information in a clear way and which are user-friendly make it easy for parents, students, and staff to find what they are looking for. This includes academic calendars, upcoming events, important alerts, and facility rental policies.

1. ONLINE SCHOOL CALENDAR THAT PARENTS CAN SUBSCRIBE TO

Provide simple and clear online calendars that could be specific to each year group or banding. We can integrate with your existing school calendar system, meaning you don’t have to update two systems with the same information.

2. MOBILE APPS TO PROVIDE ONE-TOUCH UPDATES

Technology will be a huge part of your students’ futures, show their parents that your school embraces modern technology by providing apps for their mobile devices. Apps make the web even easier to access quickly on the go. Fastwebsites  have a solution that takes the info you enter into your website and outputs it via an app directly to parents, without having to use a separate system.

3.ONLINE CURRICULUM GUIDES FOR PARENTS

Help your parents to help their children with homework. Curriculum guides help parents to be involved in their child’s learning. These might also be available via your school VLE, but you might consider making them available on your website to make them even more accessible.

4. AN ONLINE PROSPECTUS THAT IS SIMPLE TO USE

A secure and reliable school website uses technology to allow families to access both school prospectus online. This automated process makes it easier for them to fill out forms on their own time and eliminates the risk of papers being lost in transit.

5. TIMETABLES AND SCHEDULES

Keeping on top of timetables and schedules can be treacherous for parents, especially those with more than one child to think about! Make sure everyone has all the information they need at their fingertips.

6.PHOTO GALLERIES & PORTFOLIOS

Our galleries display format for photos of events, activities, sports, clubs, classes, and more. We style and design these to match the theme of your school’s website.Visitors can click on thumbnails to view larger images, or we can display your photos in slideshow format to feature those memorable moments and events and add interest and personality to your website.

7.QUICK LINKS

These convenient areas provide parents, students, staff, and your community with quick access to frequently-used content, targeting specific site-visitor interests.

8.STAFF DIRECTORIES & PROFILES

We’ll make your staff’s contact information readily available right on your website, including phone extensions, e-mails, contact preferences, and staff photos. We can even include personalized profiles to help your community learn more about your dedicated faculty and staff.

9.BLOGS

Blogging is an excellent way to tell your school’s story, enabling you to direct the conversation people are having about your school and address the topics that directly concern your community. We can create a blog within your website and provide you with easy access to post and manage your blogging efforts.

10.SOCIAL MEDIA FEED

Allow your website and your social media pages to work side-by-side in fostering a strong school culture of community and communication. We can place your Twitter or Facebook feed right on your Home page, along with links to your social pages to increase engagement with your followers.