We have set up a communication app to improve communication between school and parents/carers.
The app is called SchoolPing and it is free to download.
The benefits of SchoolPing to you include:
- Instant access to an up-to-date school calendar. You can add any event to your own calendar on your phone, with just one tap on the screen;
- Keep up to date with what is happening at the school. Read bite-sized news items and swipe through the school image gallery;
- Direct contact links to the school – one touch dialling / email;
- The school can send you important messages and helpful reminders.
So, let’s get you started
The first step is to get SchoolPing on your phone or tablet. The easiest way, is to use your phone to search on the App Store (Apple) or Google Play (Android) for SchoolPing. Once you have SchoolPing on your device there are just a few things you need to do, to ensure you get the most from the app.
2 Login into the school
On the initial screen, start to type the school name. When you have entered a few letters, the app will give you some suggestions. Tap on our school and you’re logged in. You only have to do this once, SchoolPing will remember your school automatically in future.
When you have selected our school you will be required to enter your details. This is a once only form and enables the app to identify you to the school. The school app administrator will be able to see your name, email and phone number. We also request you create a PIN, which is private. This PIN might be required in the future to use some of the features within the app.
From the app menu, select Settings.
In this area you can
update your contact details
add additional schools (which use SchoolPing)
select the language you would prefer to read app content
Push notifications enable the school to notify you of new messages or events without the need for you to open the app. It is recommended that you choose to accept push notifications from SchoolPing, to ensure that you receive important communications, such as a school closure due to snow.
We will update the calendar with important dates. You can add these directly to the calendar on your phone. Open an event from the Calendar menu in the app and then click on the 'Add to my calendar' option.