Communication for Schools
We all know that you need to communicate with the school’s community, but what is the best way to do it?
Making sure that your school community knows what’s going on is important, both for you and them. However, it can be tricky to know what the best ways to communicate are, or what you need to communicate about. Have a read about the best ways to get the word out to your community.
1. Have a great website!
Typically, your website will be the first port of call for many people looking at your school. This can come from a general Google search, word of mouth or just general curiosity. For your visitors to stay on your website and be engaged, you need to make sure your information is clear, and the site is easy to navigate. Having lots of bright and positive images, and maybe a video or two can also help keep you audience interested. Additionally, make your contact details easy to find and access. If you’re not sure how your website stacks up, check out our Create page on our website.
2. Use social media
Social media is a quick and super easy way to spread information and share events with your school community. The great thing about social media is you’re able to add photos and videos to show your events etc, creating more exciting posts for your followers. If you want to boost your page, try including a link to the page with some encouraging words on your next school-wide email.
3. Don’t overload people
We get it, there’s always a ton of information to tell parents and caregivers, but the more emails and texts you send, the less they will be read. Try to consolidate your communications into one email or text so parents and caregivers aren’t too overwhelmed. You could always link to a PDF or document with more in-depth information on it if you do need to share a lot of information at once.
Not quite sure where to go to from here, or think your school could do with a website refresh or some social media tips? Get in contact with us and we can help find a solution for you!
By Amy Wilkinson