All you need to improve engagement
Connect to parents
Push Notification message technology allows for real-time delivery of messages to individuals and groups. This technology has no transaction cost and has a number of significant benefits comparable to traditional texting, such as confirmation of delivery and reading.
The notifications can be of any size and may include photographs, documents and links.
Send From Smartphone
Authorized admins can send notifications directly from a smartphone device. Conveniently attach photos and add text directly from your device during school trips and sporting events.
Record and Re-use
A record of all previously sent notifications remains in the dashboard allowing for later reference or adaptation and re-sending to different select groups.
Notifications can be set to reach the app at a time of your choice allowing key events such as parent/teacher meetings to be scheduled well in advance for automatic sending.
Categories and Profile
Communication and content relevant to you
On downloading the app, users are asked to select a profile. The option list for the profile is created by the school and may be edited at any time.
Categories can include classes, interest types or associated groups. These may be password protected or ‘open’ depending upon the level of security one wishes to assign.
Access365 (Family Docs)
Deliver personal content securely, instantly and directly
Publish student eReports, results, parental letters and track delivery and access.
Handling such sensitive and private information brings its own responsibilities. Parents can be assured that documents sent by the school and personal information returned by them are delivered to the highest industry security standards.
Present documents for viewing or printing
Documents of all kinds and sizes can be presented on the app for viewing. These may consist of prospectuses, newsletters, programmes etc. They are directly imported to the dashboard libraries and attached to chosen buttons which are set up in advance.
The same documents may be printed remotely from the smart phone device.
As all materials imported through the administrative dashboard are encrypted, it is a safe and secure place to simply store important documents for retrieval or reference.
Some school information can be typed directly or copied and pasted in to a rich-text field provided within the dashboard. This is particularly useful for information that may need to be modified on a regular basis. Easily add images & links to the notes.
Improve decision making with daily metrics
Administrators may check useful statistics on the number of device downloads and profiles that have been created.
Notification metrics show the devices reached and how many users have read each message, allowing the school to set targets for, monitor or focus on specific groups.
Giving you peace of mind on GDPR
Users may delete any personal information they wish, albeit minimal, in compliance with GDPR. The GDPR policy is clearly stated in full on every user app.
Why choose Edtap
- Easy to Use
Our inspired dashboard design embraces simplicity and functionality, taking account of the varied needs and comfort levels in using technology amongst school staff.
All aspects are controlled from one place, allowing a sense of connection and intuition for the administrator. Likewise, the end user experience is of one of fluency, speed and quality engagement.
- Reduce Costs
It costs less money and takes less effort
Schools currently spend £000’s per annum publishing prospectuses, newsletters, induction materials and policies, on top of the posting of reports, while text messaging can amount to £00’s.
All of this can be managed within the Edtap Solution.
Our School Apps allows you to replace your text messages with unlimited free push notifications and to directly deliver letters and documents of any size or complexity to the parent and students IOS and Android devices.
- Improve Engagment
Informing, Involving and Engaging parents in a more effective way
The manner in which schools communicate and interact with parents has a huge impact on the extent and quality of parents' home involvement with their children's learning.
It is widely recognised that the move involved parents are in their child's education, the better the pupil performs at school.
Key to establishing and maintaining parents' interest are regular and reliable communications.
Have confidence in your communications, document storage and access
With so much talk these days about security breaches, people are more aware of the dangers around their online and smart device activities.
All data is encrypted using AES 256 bit Symmetric-key encryption. This secure environment meets the demands of the security conscious user who has become increasingly concerned about online privacy and protecting personal data against theft.
- Strengthen School's Branding
Place your brand directly into the hands of your parentsCreating a clear and distinctive brand image for your school, is more than simply having a crest or logo. It means communicating in a consistent way and being instantly recognisable.
We understand that each school is unique and that your brand has often been built on years of tradition where your history, values and vision are all encompassed in how you present your school.
- Go Paperless
Easier sharing, less expenses, more eco-friendlyWith a real and increasing concern about the effect on our environment, schools often complain of paper wastage.
By using digital versions of your paper products, you can begin to set goals and targets to eliminate the use of paper in the school place.
No more need for ineffective paper correspondence, notes not properly hand-delivered at home and pages being lost or misplaced.
- Prepare for Inspections
Have everything on hand to be viewed by authoritiesThe storage aspect of our products enables all key school-documents such as mission statements, aims and objectives, prospectuses and policies can be forever archived for viewing.
Individual student attainments, records of invoices, reports and any other personal related information can also be retrieved instantly.
The combination of easy access and instant delivery capabilities is ideal for those who wish to see vital information at short notice.
Edtap minimizes the personal data that it processes and retainsEdtap is registered with the UK’s Information Commissioner's Office Register of Data Controllers and conforms to the prevailing EU data protection regulations as well as the EU-US Data Shield conventions.
Communications and delivery of information to parents is in compliance with current GDPR regulations. Our privacy policies clearly state that any personal data that is processed can be provided or deleted upon request.