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|What are the Important Requirements of New School Notification Software?|
|Posted by David Anderson|
|Wednesday, 16 January 2013 14:21|
It is always a big and a very delightful experience for the students, teachers, parents and above all the schools as whole when they go for a transition from traditional school management and notification methods to modern online software based notification systems.
Preparing for the Change
Amidst all the excitement, schools often forget that they need to draw baseline while purchasing these software and then they should have expert staffs in the school to maintain and keep the system running smoothly. This transition must be done with sufficient care. The first thing that the school administration should do is address teachers, parents and students about the upcoming change. This will greatly avoid any kind of resistance coming from any corner in terms of getting adapted to the new school notification system.
Deciding Upon the Requirements
After tactically shooting out announcements, the school administration must concentrate of narrowing down the kind of details that they would want to make available on their notification software. The school should consider having representatives from all user groups and conduct a meeting. The representatives can be from the teachers, administration, students, parents and other staffs. At the end of the meeting draft the important details that should be covered by the new transition.
Don’t Pick Something Too Complex!
The prime objective will of course be to showcase the history, achievements and competency of the school in order to attract more and more prospect students. Apart from these, the notification system that is going to be deployed must be simple to use, navigate and maintain. Many so-called tech-savvy institutions adopt systems with complex functionalists that eventually confuse everyone, so the identification of scope is very important.
Improving the Communication Between Institute and Parents
One of the biggest motives behind such a change should be fostering seamless and effective means for two-way communication between the educators and parents. This must be the primary aim and the software that a school purchases must meet this requirement. Parents should be granted logins that would help them to send and receive notifications from the school regarding progress of their wards.
Attendance Tracking Must be integrated
Attendance tracking should be another provision provided by the software, which will help the educators in monitoring performance and attendance of a student. Consistent absenteeism gets easily tracked with such notification systems, which is a very important part and a software package without the ability to track attendance is of no use to schools, and similar institutions.
Exam Schedule and Result Analysis
Exam results and exam schedule can be populated by these systems and an alert can be sent to both the students and parents about the same. This is yet another basic but important feature of a notification software.
A result analysis tool should be a part of such software, which will give the report of school’s overall performance every year. If a school is competent and rich with experience educators then the yearly results will show, which will in turn attract more and more students every year to the school. Above all, it will also help the management of the institution to take necessary steps in order to improve certain aspects.
Schools should also look for features like a news room section, testimonial column, alumni section etc. These kinds of features may not be absolutely necessary but they only help in improving the image of the school and increases enthusiasm amongst all groups of people who are using the notification system.
About Author - Tim S. advises all the upcoming schools to make use of a school notification system to improve the credibility and functionality of the organization at the same time.