Notes, slips and stapled forms are soon to be a thing of the past in Glasgow with the imminent launch of a new digital portal giving parents access to their child’s school.
The aptly-named Parents Portal, which has been piloted in schools in the north-east of the city in recent months, is to be rolled out across all primary and secondaries from today (June 6).
The portal offers 24/7 online access to a child’s school for a variety of school-related services, enhancing communication with parents and carers.
Using the app, parents and carers can update their – and their child’s – details, view the school calendar, complete annual data checks, permission slips and fill out consent forms online.
Future services will include online report cards, viewing of timetables and attendance, and placing requests – with more to follow.
Parents or carers – who will be contacted about the service by the school – must have a MyGov account to use the Parents Portal.
Councillor Angus Millar, chair of Digital Glasgow, said: “The Parents Portal is a great example of how digital technology can improve people’s lives, in this case providing an easy-to-use link that gives the latest information on school activities and how children are progressing. This is a very useful addition to the range of communication channels open between parent, carers and schools.”