Wouldn’t it be amazing if every school…?
Lots of schools have embraced social media in recent years & it has become clear that the more successful ones have certain things in common. Namely, they’ve begun to recognise how social media can be a positive force for change in and around school.
What is it that makes a school effective in it’s social media use?
As a vehicle for change, social media in schools can be very influential. Many Head Teachers may first feel this most acutely when their school is not actually using social media. The change is often felt in their blood pressure when insiders tell them how others are steering and shaping the school’s story for them via social media. Not a nice feeling.
As soon as a school decides to accept and envisage a parental community that is batting for school, this makes the step into using social media a much more confident one.
Every parent is a change-agent-in-waiting and with a certain sort of leadership, one that gives a school Social Team ‘space’ and parents ‘trust’, the results will break down barriers.
So what’s your school’s change story?
The Social School Award is your opportunity to capture what’s happened for your school using social media as a vehicle… so let’s hear it!
Is your school ready to register for the Social School Award?
The Social School Award™
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Video Upload (max 2 mins)Talk about & show how social media has been a vehicle for positive change in your community reflecting what you have learned with experience.
Share some highlights of where connection, promotion & engagement via social media have happened.
Include soundbites from people involved in your Social Team that support your goals.
Share soundbites from parents, teachers, SLT & others if possible talking about examples e.g. impact upon community cohesion, savings, process improvement, take-up of opportunities to support your school
Include screenshots of any memorable social media interactions your school has had with annotations to explain the context and value to your school.
Document UploadInclude extracts of documents relating to how the school uses social media e.g extracts from your policy and appendices.
Include guidance of how school deals with more challenging social interactions e.g. show that school has a willingness to engage with negative as well as positive interactions as appropriate to the context.