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Description

Description
Live communication from schools to parents made simple

Improve the relationship between your school and parents with our live communication app. Parents can receive instant updates on their child’s activity, receive documents, videos, photos, book parents evening, complete permission slips, make payments and be kept up-to-date with the latest school news all in one place.
Designed to support schools in achieving outstanding parental engagement, SchoolPing can be used on laptops, tablets and mobiles and syncs seamlessly across all devices in real-time. *

Key features for parents
- Receive live school news notifications
- Receive live updates on a child's activity directly from their teacher
- View documents, videos, images, music and even podcasts
- Keep up-to-date & organised by using the SchoolPing calendar
- Book your parent's evening slot instantly with our live parents' evening booking system
- Automate permission slips with our forms feature
- Make payments directly from the app
- Security lockout passcode keeps your account protected

Key features for schools
- Save money, time and trees! No more printing letters and paying for text messaging services or counting money.
- The app can be personalised for each school with the ability to add logo, name, motto and colours
- All school staff can receive unlimited free support from our friendly team
- See which staff and parents have read and received messages with our analytics
- Keep teachers informed too with the additional ability to use SchoolPing for communication between staff
- Send payment requests with message and allow parents to pay directly from their Inbox**
- Messages can be sent directly from the SchoolPing app to parents or colleagues

Registration
Schools must be subscribed to SchoolPing for teachers and parents to use the app. Login details will be supplied to all users. If a user has lost their details they can be retrieved from the school.

* Network charges may apply (Please check with your network provider)

What’s New

Version 3.0

New payment gateway
Payments are now processed by Pay360 rather than Worldpay.
You will be redirected from SchoolPing to Pay360 to make a payment.

Ratings and Reviews

2.6 out of 5
147 Ratings

147 Ratings

Sophe30 ,

Good app but needs work

In terms of communicating this is a great app for schools

However, the app itself is really annoying in that every day or so, you have to sign back in, going through the rigmarole of finding your school and re-inputting manually your password and email. This makes it very difficult to quickly check messages or look something up. So frustrating. There is no option for the phone to auto fill these details.

Developer Response ,

Thank you for your feedback Sophe30. The app is designed to keep users signed in at all times. Your issue sounds like one we can help you to resolve. Please contact our support team on 01273 201701, or email support@schoolping.co.uk with your details, and a member of our support team can help to troubleshoot this issue.

nota othernickname ,

Difficult to read

This app is good for receiving communication from my child's school. However this app would be so much better for me if it were able to configure the text to my iPhone screen as this is where I am most likely to pick up and read the messages from the school. I find myself not reading through the school newsletters properly as time is too short to punch and enlarge the text and then have to scroll side to side. In my opinion if the developer were able to configure this to the iPhone and I can enlarge the text I would be able to read to everything perfectly and my experience would be greatly improved.
NB it is the attachments that are hard to read. With similar apps I am able to rotate the screen to landscape and be able to read everything much better. Have I missed something in my settings? I will amend my review if this is the case.

Cwaig ,

This app adds no value from a parent perspective.

Emails work better.

Lacks any search facility.
Parents can’t delete correspondence from the school.
School can (and do) delete correspondence (got an important message with details of a school trip from earlier in the year? Good luck with that one...)
Can’t reply to messages from the school.
Names of attachments are too small to read.

All of the above work just fine with the school sending emails. Ping is a half-baked solution to a problem that didn’t exist in the first place.

It just puts a useless barrier between the parents (many) and the teachers (few) for the benefit of the admin staff in the school office - and nobody else. It’s not a benefit to the parents. It doesn’t help the teachers. It makes the school secretary’s life a little easier, but the balance of misery says it wastes everyone else’s time.

App Privacy

The developer, New Era Education Ltd, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

Privacy practices may vary based on, for example, the features you use or your age. Learn More

Supports

  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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