We’ve been in a ‘few’ schools over the years and it’s obvious but I’ll say it anyway: Every single one, unsurprisingly, wants to be the very best that it can be for the children and families in their community regardless of size, budget, town, borough, county, country or continent.
So who is best placed to advise a school on, for example, how best to reach targets or how to sustainably communicate better with parents? And what does ‘better’ mean anyway?
Sustainability is the ‘biggie’ and schools rightly look to themselves first and then trusted partners second more often than not. Blippit Social a unique service to schools where we help heads reflect, focus and distill down what it is they want to see arising out of their social media engagement with parents. We call it ‘harnessing Facebook for good’.
Whether it’s a village school of 40 children, a hospital school with a fluctuating intake or a high school with 1500+ students it’s always different but we’re now seeing patterns of use, adoption and development having done it for a while now.
- the biggest monsters are in people’s heads
- parent’s want schools to succeed
- management and monitoring works (part of what we provide)
- many people don’t know what they don’t know – talk helps
- fishing where the parents are brings people together as a community