Streamlining platforms within a single school can be hard enough, but when you are managing multiple sites, it’s more important than ever to keep complexity to a minimum.
That’s where SchoolsBuddy comes in. Not only will our multi-functional software reduce the need for multiple platforms, thus saving your trust both time AND money, it’s a parent pleaser too!
As a modular system we can work with you to find the right balance for your schools. Whether you need an intelligent online payments platform, a system for parents to book on to clubs or wraparound care, or an effective, clear and easy to use communications tool, SchoolsBuddy can be a complete ‘parent portal’, or just the parts you need most.
For parents, the joy is in SchoolsBuddy’s ability to be a single source of information; to see the latest newsletter, be warned about a lack of parking at their child’s next sporting fixture, to being a place to pay for that term’s cooking club or provide online consent for the school trip in a few weeks.
Some of the main features parents love:
- A single calendar for their child, or children, showing their particular activities and whole school events.
- An inbox of all the school communications, knowing if they need to find some information, it will be there!
- A parent wallet, showing the balance they owe for any activities, and where credits for cancellations can be put back to use for future activities.
- A mobile app that functions just like the web, where they can make payments, book clubs, give consent and see their calendar and inbox.
Some of the main features our schools love:
TIME SAVING – automation across SchoolsBuddy functions cuts down time spent on manual processes such as sending out letters and waiting for responses, endless spreadsheet management and payment chasing.
REPORTING – built-in reports within SchoolsBuddy enable reports to be generated to track participation in activities, outstanding payments and much more
INTELLIGENCE – many aspects of SchoolsBuddy are dynamic and intelligent, including our one-click activity allocations (based on preference choices placed by parents), and automatically updating end-of day dismissal lists which take into account each student’s activity participation.
STREAMLINING – with only one platform performing so many tasks there is less for staff to learn and access, reducing complexity.
SUPPORT – our dedicated training and support is unrivalled in the UK, with real people available to engage with you throughout the onboarding process and beyond.
Our recently improved user-interface is both easy to navigate and easy to use. We would be happy to give you a tour of the system so you can see how your Multi-Academy Trust can benefit from adopting SchoolsBuddy within your community.