View your child’s communication in an App free of charge!
Effective communication with parents and carers of our students is a high priority for Newton Abbot College and in a bid to make our communications with you quicker and clearer we have recently introduced a new system called Groupcall Xpressions. If you have received any SMS messages or emails from us in recent months about whole College matters, attendance, trips or extra-curricular activities they will have already come from Xpressions and we are now excited to introduce an app-based system for even quicker, clearer communications.
The app is completely free of charge to you and can be installed on your mobile phone or tablet. It supports both Apple iOS and Android devices. There is also a web-based desktop version for PC and Mac.
If you have more than one child at Newton Abbot College or have children in other schools using Groupcall Xpressions, you will be able to view information on all your children within the one app.
What do I need to do now?
Please ensure we have your correct mobile number and email address on file to ensure you can use the new app. If you think your communications details might be out of date, please either call us on 01626 367335 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. You’ll need to make sure you keep these details up to date in future to maintain access to the service.
What Happens next?
Please visit www.parents.groupcall.com or type the URL into your internet browser and follow the instructions on how to set up the app on your devices. The instructions also include “How To Use” with advice on how you can support your child’s learning.
Once installed and set up you will be able to see and do the following:
- All College communications in one place
- Timeline of College communication that can be filtered by child/reason
- You can respond to our open messages free of charge
- Links to:
- sQuid for online payments for trips, offers and catering
- Show My Homework for monitoring your child’s homework
- Our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter feeds
- Our website
- Both AM/PM Sessions and for each lesson
- Instant messaging from us in case of lesson absence
- Timetable (Full Timetable, week and day views)
- Exam Timetable
Also in development is an app for students which will contain such things as timetable and Show My Homework.
While we’re talking about apps…
Did you know that there are two other College apps available for you to use?
The sQuid app lets you manage your child’s catering, trips and event monies. Look for “sQuid App” in your app store.
The Show My Homework app mirrors the contents of the web-based Show My Homework site and allows you to monitor and track your child’s homework. Look for “Show My Homework” in your app store.
Both apps are free and available for Apple iOS and Android.
We hope you’ll take advantage of this new communications system which will help you keep in even closer, instant touch with your child’s attendance and education at Newton Abbot College.