East Ayrshire launches new schools app
East Ayrshire Council is launching an exciting new app in all schools and educational establishments, to help keep parents up to date and involved in their children’s education and school activities
The app can be downloaded onto smartphones and tablets and will connect with schools, offering a tailored feed of information on events and activities, as well as updates on contingencies such as late buses, or changes to the normal school timetable.
In addition, it can send messages to parents and carers and will link in with the school calendar and website, offering parents further practical support such the school’s contact details, what is on the lunch menu and access to the school handbook.
The project has been developed in partnership with Perth-based Apps Central.
Councillor Fiona Campbell, East Ayrshire Council’s Cabinet Member for Skills and Learning said:
“The digital world is moving and changing at an incredible pace, offering more efficient, smarter and better-connected ways to keep in touch, especially through mobile phones and tablets.
“It’s fantastic that each app can be tailored to an individual establishment and anything we can do to boost and sustain a parent’s involvement in their child’s education is to be warmly welcomed.”
Mick Empson, founder of Apps Central added:
“It is a great boost to be working in partnership with East Ayrshire Council, building on the work we have been doing with many individual schools in the area and in the UK.
“To connect the app across the whole local authority area is an exciting first and we’re looking forward to developing this a great way of keeping parents fully connected and engaged with their child’s school.”