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5 reasons to… switch to a more parent-friendly engagement solution this September

30 Second Briefing

IRIS ParentMail is an all-inclusive parent engagement solution that supports schools to boost parental involvement and thus, promote higher academic achievement with ease.

Designed with busy parents in mind, IRIS ParentMail responds to the needs of both your parent community and school staff. Here’s how…

1. Easily accessible for all users

With pupil outcomes at its heart, cloud-based IRIS ParentMail is available via an app or online to ensure total convenience for everyone involved.

Valued by parents for its simplicity, it’s easy to navigate and locate the desired information.

Important notices can be distributed via several channels to accommodate varied needs, including email, SMS, push notifications, and even printed letters, making it easily accessible for everyone, so your parents are always on the same page as you are.

Equally simple and straightforward for staff, the platform offers ready-made templates and defined groups to ensure targeting is easy and accurate.

2. No additional applications required

IRIS ParentMail is loved by parents for its ability to consolidate multiple platforms into one.

So forget using multiple applications to keep parents up-to-date, because our engagement platform does not simply stop at messaging.

IRIS ParentMail facilitates parent payments, parents’ evening management, digital form collections, and meeting and event organisation – meaning your parents don’t even need to leave the app to complete any tasks on their to do list.

“Feedback from parents has been great. They’re pleased with how easy it is to perform all the tasks required from them; from topping up dinner money and purchasing study guides to filling in and returning forms, parent communications have never been stronger.”

3. Automate reminders

If you’re spending hours per week manually chasing any outstanding payments or form completions, you will love IRIS ParentMail’s ability to automatically notify parents that you’re still waiting for their response.

Say goodbye to time-wasting admin and welcome simplicity on board by allowing IRIS ParentMail to intervene before you hit any deadlines.

4. Do more to improve responsiveness

The tools within IRIS ParentMail are yours to use as you please.

Some schools use our online form collection tool to run annual parent surveys, while others use our email functionality to distribute monthly newsletters. It’s totally flexible.

That’s why schools using IRIS ParentMail tend to see high uptake from their parent communities…

“The parents are over the moon with it. We’re communicating with them more than we ever did before and they can access it instantly – which is why we have 100% of the parents using it.”

5. Key integrations and effective reporting tools

IRIS ParentMail seamlessly syncs with MIS providers to support schools with their bigger picture thinking.

Plus, with our reporting functionality you can understand who exactly has received communications and when, so that you have peace of mind your messages have been distributed to the relevant parents at the right times.

To enrol your parents on a platform they’ll love ahead of the new academic year, get in touch with the IRIS ParentMail team today. Or, watch our latest product webinar to discover more.

Need to know
  • Already connecting over four million families with schools
  • Coming soon – AI assistant to even further simplify messaging
  • Language translation features available to breakdown language barriers
  • Dedicated customer support packages available

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