Communications with Parents/Carers – Communication by Xpressions app
One of our main communication methods with parents is by sending messages by text. This can be quite costly and we are therefore looking at alternative methods of communication. One method is via a mobile application called Xpressions.
What is Xpressions, what are Xpressions?
Xpressions is a service, providing parents with an app to receive messages from the school. The app is available on iOS and Android, with plans to bring it to a web browser soon.
How does the app work?
The app receives messages, called Xpressions, sent from the school. They are similar to WhatsApp or iMessage, being transmitted over the internet rather than SMS text messages. Thousands of schools are using Xpressions, swapping out SMS and saving money in the process of communicating with their parents.
How do I get set up?
When schools sign up to use Xpressions, they automatically create an account for each parent to log in. Rather than using a username and password system, Xpressions uses information that parents will always remember- their email address and mobile phone number. You just have to make sure that your child’s school has the correct email address and mobile phone number for you.
While logged in, parents will receive a notification on their phone when a new Xpression has been sent to them from the school.
What can I do once I’m logged in?
Within Xpressions, parents can access all messages that have been sent to them by the school.
How do I download the app?
Go to http://parents.groupcall.com/setup/account-registration/ for information on how to download the app and log onto Xpressions
We will be promoting the use of the Xpressions app at parents nights etc and hope that a lot of parents/carers will opt to receive messages this way to enhance communication and reduce costs.
More information can also be found at http://parents.groupcall.com/