Improving School Communications with ParentMail
Communicating with parents is an important part of what we do, making sure you get the correct information about school news, activities and things that really matter is something we care about. We use ParentMail, a service used by over 6,000 schools, nurseries and children’s clubs to communicate to parents.
ParentMail will be beneficial to you because you can: Use a free mobile app on Android and iOS to pick up school messages instantly. Have an account simply for school messages (away from your busy email inbox!) Connect to other schools, nurseries or clubs that use ParentMail. Highlight important messages or archive old messages to make life easier. Messages can be sent directly to mums, dads and carers – even grandparents!
Registering with ParentMail is very easy! As a parent of Rocks Park you will be sent either an email and/or text message from ParentMail, when you receive this please just follow the instructions in the message. Please be assured that ParentMail is registered with the Information Commissioner and guarantees that all information you provide will be kept private and will not be passed on to any other organisation. Once registered, if you have an Android or Apple smartphone, we would highly recommend you download the ParentMail App for the best user experience. To do this, simply search for “ParentMail” in your App store.
If you need any additional information or assistance, please visit the help site: www.parentmail.co.uk/help/parenthelp/ or if you have not received any contact from ParentMail please contact Mrs Lane in the school office.
We email our letters to parents, so please ensure we have your correct email address. If you think you are not receiving school emails, please let us know: email@example.com
We send out all of our school letters as pdf. If you don't have a printer, and would like a letter that has a reply slip to be sent to you as a Word version, please contact the office, or we are happy to send home a paper copy of letters for you.
We have an official Facebook group to act as an additional communication tool between the school and parents. For safeguarding reasons it has been set up as a 'Closed Group' and therefore can only be seen by those who have been added to the group. Please ensure that you have returned the 'Facebook consent letter' reply slip before you ask to join the group.
To join the group, please follow this link:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1943485532567570/ and then click on the green icon that says 'join group'. Once part of the group, you will receive a notification whenever there is an update on the page.
All of the information that appears on the Facebook page is also available on the website.
We respectfully remind parents that images of children from Rocks Park School should not be shared on personal social media posts. Parents are asked to consent for their children to appear on the website and our closed Facebook page and we abide by these consents. Thank you for your co-operation.
We use the 'MarvellousMe' app as a way of communicating to you what your child is learning about each week and when your child has achieved something in school. We will supply you with a log in and password - please ask at the office if you haven't received yours.
They have a great website to help you get started -