New parent messaging system launches
Archived news: published on Thursday 14 Feb 2013 by Fife Council
Fife Council’s Education and Learning Directorate is introducing a new text, email and voicemail system as part of the Fife-wide approach to improving communication with parents and pupil attendance.
Schools will use the system to communicate information to parents via a text message or voicemail about school events such as; fayres, parents’ evenings and appointments. If their child does not register in school an automated message may be sent to parents. Parents will also be able to use the system to let the school know as early as possible why their child is absent.
Commenting on the new system, Bryan Kirkaldy, head of service (central), said: “We are pleased to be introducing this improvement to our communication with parents. The system will also help us to improve pupils’ attendance by contacting parents directly if their child does not register, and will help us to ensure that pupils are safe and in school when they should be.
“We have sent letters to all parents with details of the new system and hope that they find it move convenient than telephoning the school office first thing in the morning, which tends to be busy at this time of day.”
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For more information contactBryan Kirkaldy, Head of Education (Central)
Tel: 08451 55 55 55 + Ext 44 42 07 Contact Bryan Kirkaldy online
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