Sending a text to inform parents that their child has not turned up at school is a convenient and immediate way of communicating with parents who may be on their way to work, to the supermarket etc. after dropping their children off at school.
It is impractical for admin staff to do this on an individual basis.
Integrating a text messaging server solution with the electronic register and information management infrastructure enables the ‘system’ to automatically generate and send truancy alerts.
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Castle View School in Canvey Island has been using text for several years to notify parents about truancy. Their Head said that text has had a positive impact on reducing truancy rates.
Read the Castle View text messaging case study here.
If you do opt to have a text server, you can start to use text for a host of other things as well. Homework due reminders, lesson location changes and emergency ‘school closed today’ notifications can all be quickly executed using text.
For more information about texting to reduce truancy and text communications for schools in general, please contact us on 01962 658606, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.