October 21, 2016 by Jocy Levy

Fifteen Years of Innovation

2016 is an important year for Groupcall as it is our 15th birthday – 15 years of innovation!

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October 19, 2016 by Jocy Levy

The Warriner School saves £12,000 with Groupcall Messenger

The Warriner School in rural Oxfordshire has been using our parental communication system, Groupcall Messenger, for several years now.

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Filed Under: Messenger v5

September 21, 2016 by Jocy Levy

Safeguarding your social media presence as a teacher

We all love social media – well, an estimated 2.2 billion of us do anyway! That’s right - over a third of the world’s population uses social networking.

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Filed Under: Social media

August 02, 2016 by Jocy Levy

Communication for modern families

According to a recent survey by Netmums, there are more than 35 different types of family in Britain. It appears gone are the days of the nuclear family - that picture perfect family depiction that TV used to tell us consisted of a mum, dad and two children.

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Filed Under: Communication

July 27, 2016 by Jocy Levy

Helping children to use social media safely

Social media is one of the most popular developments in technology among young people today; to say it’s a powerful tool is an understatement. However, like anything, it does not come without challenges and potential pitfalls. In light of this, ensuring that children present themselves in a safe and sensible manner whilst online is crucial.

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Filed Under: child safety

July 23, 2016 by Jocy Levy

The power of the parent voice!

As schools face more changes, with increasing pressures and demands and tighter budgets, it’s extremely important for school leaders to engage effectively with parents and other stakeholders to build a cohesive network of support.

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Filed Under: parental engagement,

July 18, 2016 by Jocy Levy

Family fun: Top summer holiday activities across the UK

With so many weeks to keep the kids entertained, the summer holidays can be an expensive time for parents, carers and relatives. In this growing digital era, there is an additional challenge; tearing children away from their iPads and games consoles, which are increasingly glued to the palms of their hands 

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July 12, 2016 by Jocy Levy

Involving parents in their children’s education improves achievement


Christina Preston, founder of the MirandaNet Fellowship,   guest blogs today, exploring how involving parents in their children’s   education improves their school attainment. Christina is an Education Researcher and Professor, focusing on using ICT and digital innovations to enrich both teaching and learning.

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Filed Under: parental engagement,

June 29, 2016 by Jocy Levy

Teacher wellbeing: is technology the answer?

According to the National Union of Teachers (NUT), DfE figures reveal the number of those recruited onto Initial Teacher Training courses fell by nearly 14 per cent between 2010/11 and 2014/15. Again in 2015/16, for the third year in a row, the overall Teacher Supply Model (TSM) recruitment target was not met. These figures are a concern for the future of teaching as fewer trained staff are entering into the profession and among those that do, 4 in 10 resign within a year.

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Filed Under: Teacher retention

June 13, 2016 by Jocy Levy

Tackling cyberbullying: key considerations for schools

The school bully of the 21st Century looks very different to that of 20 years ago; no longer stealing your child’s lunch money, he’s now focused on stealing something far more precious: their aspirations and confidence. He is the nameless, faceless cyberbully.

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Filed Under: Emerge