Background posts for the Social School Award
To help you prepare your award submission there are a number of supplementary resources in the Social School Award Support Resources Area. You’ll find a range of ready to adapt or adopt documents here on the website which are accessible once you have registered and logged in. Resources include policies guidance posters info sheets For […]Continue Reading...
We have always believed in fishing where the fish are and if one of your New Year’s resolutions was to work more efficiently, effectively and intelligently when it comes to engaging parents then hopefully this article might help. 1. Why use social media? This is an important one to know. Typically schools want their community to ‘get’ […]Continue Reading...
If, in the name of science, you want to cause stress in the life of primary school parents there’s one sure fire way to do it. Just change what the children have to wear in school on one day and then stand well back. The following is slightly tongue in cheek list but arguably any of […]Continue Reading...
As a primary school headteacher, I have always been conscious of improving home-school communications. As a working Mum, I am all too familiar with the ‘What have you done today?’ ‘Nothing!’ conversation’ while struggling with guilty mother syndrome of missing special events and occasions in school. So when approached to discuss the concept of a […]Continue Reading...
The Social School Award™
Register Your School
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.