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26 April 2017 by Groupcall

Out of the mouths of babes...

"Will you please put that phone away while we're eating!" A familiar plea from exasperated parents? No – from exasperated pupils, if a recent survey of secondary school pupils is to be believed. The research, involving 2000 teenagers, found that over 80% thought that mealtimes should be device-free, over a fifth felt that mobile phones got in the way of enjoying each other's company, and over a third has asked their parents to put their phones away while at the table.

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12 April 2017 by Groupcall

Cheating in Exams

There's good communication and bad communication, and an example of the latter has come to light in today's news. Reports are emerging of university students cheating by using smart watches and invisible earpieces to cheat in exams. Detection issues are numerous; if a student has long hair, nano earpieces can't be seen at all.

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01 November 2016 by Jocy Levy

Stuart Abrahams is re-elected into the BESA Executive Council

Today Groupcall's Commercial Director, Stuart Abrahams, was re-elected for the third time as a member of the BESA Executive Council. Congratulations, Stuart! 

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21 October 2016 by Jocy Levy

Fifteen Years of Innovation

2016 is an important year as it marks Groupcall’s 15th anniversary. To commemorate our fifteen years of innovation we have created an infographic and a timeline that take you on our journey from 2001 up until the present day. Whether you’re a customer of many years or a new user just discovering what our products can offer, we hope you’ll join us in celebrating 15 fantastic years and raising a toast to many more! You can see our infographic and timeline below.

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15 September 2016 by Jocy Levy

G-Cloud 8 Accreditation

Over the summer Groupcall successfully gained accreditation on the latest G-Cloud Framework, G-Cloud 8. This means that we can now supply our cloud technology and support services through G8 on the Digital Marketplace on the government website. You can find our services listed here.

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25 July 2016 by Jocy Levy

Groupcall host 'Power of Partnership' event

 

Last week Groupcall, along with Microsoft, Liquidlogic and PS Financials, hosted an event entitled 'The Power of Partnership' which focused on how close collaboration between educational bodies and technology organisations with sophisticated systems and advanced data integration can positively impact a wide variety of scenarios pertinent to those involved in child safety, educational standards and the efficient running of school services.

Senior representatives from Groupcall, Microsoft, PS Financials and Liquidlogic delivered sessions covering topics including 'Improving parental engagement and child safety with the power of data" and 'Placing the child at the heart of decision making". 

Sir Bob Geldof, co-founder of Groupcall, was a speaker on the day and the event was a huge success. 

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02 June 2016 by Jocy Levy

Groupcall form a partnership with Liquidlogic

Groupcall and Liquidlogic have recently formed a partnership. Both being market leaders in their respective fields of education and social services means they can offer real value and innovation to councils and local authorities. By bringing together both companies' data management capabilities, a better job can be done in supporting families and protecting children.

If you are interested in learning more about the partnership please contact Paul Palmer at ppalmer@groupcall.com

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04 March 2016 by Nicki Walker

Groupcall sponsor the Association of Network Managers (ANME)

Groupcall are proud to announce the commencement of our partnership with the ANME: The Association of Network Managers in Education. Groupcall are to become only the second Silver sponsor of the association with a view to working together to further promote the ANME throughout the sector. Further, Groupcall will engage at ANME events to bring expertise of communication, data and identity to key education audiences, and in a first have agreed to co-host a number of additional events throughout the UK in the coming months.

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29 February 2016 by Nicki Walker

Groupcall - the role of tech in parental engagement

The role of technology in parental engagement

As a child’s first educator, parents have the greatest influence on their children’s achievements and play a vital role in their learning outside the classroom. As such, it is imperative that schools foster strong interactions and links with parents to ensure that the learning experience is a fully developed one. Lawrence Royston, managing director of Groupcall, market leaders in education communication, discusses the importance of keeping parents involved with their child’s education, drawing on the thoughts and experiences of school leaders and educators.  

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18 February 2016 by Jocy Levy

Groupcall co-founder Bob Geldof is featured on BBC News online at the Bett Show

Sir Bob Geldof spent Wednesday morning on the Groupcall stand at Bett this year. He spoke to BBC News online about how technology can improve child safety.

You can read the full BBC News online article here.
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