Background posts for the Social School Award
The Social School Award was just launched on 11th May at the Lancashire Association of School Business Managers Conference. The Social School Award is designed for schools who have embraced social media for connecting, promoting and engaging with others in lots of different ways. A collaboration between John Bidder and David Mitchell over the last […]Continue Reading...
When you’re able to interact with parents via Facebook at the relative drop of a hat it takes a high level of emotional intelligence from a Social Team to weigh up the landscape before updating on something that may families. When engagement really heats up, say after a parent shares a lovely letter that school has sent home with SATS […]Continue Reading...
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.