My School App allows parents and guardians to receive push notifications with important updates and messages directly from the school / academy, source contact details, and have complete access to all relevant school news, events and information. Teachers and staff are able to keep them up-to-date with upcoming events and other important announcements. Regular copies of the school’s newsletter can also be distributed automatically.
Pixelhead Creative is headed up by Kyle Butters, whose career spans both web development and school tech support, having spent several years at Hull’s Wheeler Primary School. The company is a smartphone app developer for iPhone, Android and HTML5.
When payments are required for the likes of uniforms and trips, users can send these quickly, easily and securely to the school. All important policies can be made permanently accessible through the platform.
Schools can utilise the software to share podcasts, pupil radio stations, image galleries, diaries, school maps, and even technical features such as QR codes and RSS feeds. This makes My School App ideal for sharing each child’s work with parents.
“We’re proud to create feature rich, affordable and easy to manage apps and websites for schools, which engage communities and improve school to parent communications,” said Kyle, who is managing director and lead developer at the Hull-based company. “Our apps for schools put your important information in the palm of parent’s hands for instant access.
“Being parents ourselves, we understand that quite often notes, newsletters and important information never quite make it to the desired destination. We developed a prototype app for Wheeler Primary to trial and see how effective an app would be for communication to parents.
“The feedback was overwhelmingly positive! Parents enjoyed being able to view newsletters, menus, receive push notifications of last minute updates and much more all on their iPad or iPhone!”
In addition to the above, the app will have a branded loading page, plus a branded contact page, with handy contact details and a map for parents. As the platform is designed to bel automatic, all schools need to do is add content as and when required / desired.