Posts by Ian Richardson

  1. An Educator’s View – 3 key parts of your school website

    Your school website is a hugely powerful tool for portraying your school in the best possible light. In this guest post, David Fann tells us the 3 most…

  2. How to choose the right company for your school promotional video

    Video is one of the most effective ways to increase applications for your school. In our age of falling role numbers and stiff competition for schools to attract…

  3. Update from Uganda – Joseph, Josephine and Dennis

    You may well recall that, following my visit to Uganda last summer, we have the privilege of supporting a family of beautiful triplets that have lost both parents….

  4. Why use video to promote your school?

    As a promotional school video producer, I have been surprised by some of the schools that have commissioned me to make a promotional video. Whilst there are many…

  5. Using Email to Improve Parental Engagement

    Parental engagement is something of a critical issue for schools. It’s also difficult to know what are the very best channels to choose to help your school to…

  6. How to create the best school website SEN page

    Since this article was originally published in November 2017 we have seen a bit of a shift. There have been a few amendments to SEN information required on…

  7. The Benefits of Using Social Media in Schools

    Like it or not social media is here to stay. There are so many benefits of social media in school! You’re probably wondering “Can we use social media…

  8. Major School Website Software Update – from 2011 to 2019

    Since 2011, we’ve been building websites for schools all over the UK. We’ve grown from a one man band to a full and dedicated team of professionals. At…

  9. Emailing Parents – Your Best Practice Guide

    Emailing parents can be a bit of a minefield but it’s so important to not bin the idea because you don’t see the impact you would like to….

  10. How to send school newsletters via email

    Email has radically changed over the years and the rate of change has accelerated more and more. School newsletters still lag behind what is actually possible. Lots of…

  11. What are Ofsted looking for in 2018?

    If you’re facing ‘the window’ in the next 12 months or trying to get ahead of the game, use these pointers to influence where you focus your efforts…

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