COMMUNICATING WITH PARENTS
We try very hard to keep parents regularly informed about what’s going on at St Catherine’s. However, sending paper letters home can be rather ‘hit and miss’ with letters often going astray along the way.
We are also increasingly aware of the substantial cost, time and environmental impact associated with the amount of paper and photocopying involved with this.
To help improve these areas we use a service called ParentMail, which is used by over 3,500 schools across the UK to communicate with 2 million parents by email and text message.
ParentMail is beneficial because:
- Messages will get to you reliably
- We can send messages directly to mums and dads at the same time
- You will quickly know about important or urgent messages
- We can tell you more about what’s going on at the school
- Give permission for trips, sporting events etc
- Pupils' absence can be reported
With the ever increasing use of smartphones, we strongly advise that parents download the ParentMail app where you will be able to access letters and information, and grant permission for trips etc in the ‘Forms’ section.
When using ParentMail, email messages will be sent from firstname.lastname@example.org. Please add this address to your email address books (or approved sender list) to prevent messages from being blocked by your SPAM/JUNK filters.
It is important that you notify the school office of any changes to email addresses or mobile numbers immediately to help minimise the risk of any and messages or letters going astray.
Please be assured that ParentMail is registered with the Data Protection Registrar and guarantees that all information you provide will be kept private and will not be passed on to any other organisation.