Current parents, prospective parents, staff, and students – one school website for all!
A school website is for everyone in your community – from current parents and students, to prospective ones. For staff and governors. For Ofsted when they check for statutory requirements. And for local communities to find out about your events and support too.
We believe that your school website can be welcoming to everyone without feeling overloaded or too busy. It should be easy to update so that new information is available for everyone – from social walls to feed through Twitter/Facebook posts, to diary dates and newsletter additions.
We hear too often about website companies charging schools thousands of pounds – sometimes into tens of thousands (!!) of pounds – and then being elusive or making it difficult for schools to make updates they need. Ongoing costs with such companies tend to be really expensive too.
We have always kept our costs low and reasonable as we know how important every penny is to the school – and particularly for the students. But we do not think you should have to compromise on what you want, or have a website which does not inspire visitors.
We make stunning websites – from the bespoke designs through to our pre-designed templates which offer beauty within a budget. No school should have to compromise on what they need from a school website. We know you want a website which is easy to navigate, which represents your school ethos and values, and which fulfils all the needs of your visitors.
We also know how time-strapped school staff are. Whether a teacher or school leader is updating the website, or a member of the admin team or support staff. Nobody in a school has lots of time to spare. Which is why our CMS (Content Management System) has been designed in a way which puts you in control without the need for lengthy training. Everything is as intuitive as can be and we have support staff on hand to help you when needed. Our news items, diary dates, and photo galleries are all easy to update to ensure you are never falling behind with keeping the website up-to-date.
We also allow you to make pages which particular staff members can update – making it easier to spread the load and not leave everything on one person’s desk. School governors could be given control of their own pages easily without compromising on the security of the rest of the site. Teachers can update their own subject department or class pages, and you could even have some sensible students working on their own updated area – an online school newspaper perhaps?!
We know what is required from Ofsted too and have a free checklist to help you to stay on top of requirements as they change as we know it can be tricky to know every new change coming through and we want to save you time reading through every document to find out!
Our new form builder also helps your website visitors to communicate directly with you – without blocking the phone lines during the school day! These can be used for everything from registering interest for an upcoming open day to signing up for a school trip, and everything in between. You can even create polls on your website!
We could go on and on about our website feature options (often we do but you can see other blogs for that!) but the main thing we want to say is this:
Your school website is YOUR school website. Personal to you and your community. We can help you create the perfect site to suit you all. We have a huge portfolio of options from previous designs which you are free to browse. But when we make your school website it will be one of a kind – just like your school is!