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Re-Assigning Class Codes and Subjects to Other Teachers

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Prep Work: Work out which teachers need class codes added, and which need class codes removed… I find it easiest to actually set up the parents’ evening, then go to Dashboard > Options > Edit the Teachers > Download Classes to see a list of who is linked to which class codes…

Once you know what needs changed, just make those changes:

  1. To add a class code to a teacher: Go to the Teachers page, edit a teacher (or, if the teacher doesn’t exist, add them and then edit them after)..
    1. Make sure you’re on their correct subject (add a new subject if necessary) and click ‘Add Students’.
    2. Here you can use the Class Codes filter to search for a class code and use Add Class to add it to the teacher.
  1. To remove a class code from a teacher: Go to the Teachers page, edit a teacher..
    1. Make sure you’re on their correct subject and use ‘Delete a Class’ button…
    2. Here you can use the Class Codes filter to search for a class code and use Remove This Class… to remove it from the teacher.

Finally, once you have moved all the class codes around, there are two jobs left to do:

1. Go to Dashboard > Options > Edit the Teachers and when the page loads click ‘Update’. This button will show any new teachers eligible to be added to the evening. Select (so they go green) the teachers you want to add, then hit the orange ‘Add or update evening teachers’ button. This adds those teachers AND tells the parents’ evening about all the class code swaps you made, so you want to do this even if there are no new teachers to add.

2. Still on Dashboard > Options > Edit the Teachers, after the page has finished Updating (see point above), scroll down the list of teachers and tick all teachers/subjects you don’t need. You can sort the column by Subject if easier. Once you’ve ticked everyone you don’t want, go to the top and use Delete Selected to remove them. Once the page refreshes it is automatically saved and your parents’ evening is ready for bookings.

New parents’ website design

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We have recently given the parents’ area a fresh lick of paint. Below are some screenshots which show how some of the website now looks. As well as looking more modern and ‘cleaner’, the website now looks even better at mobile and tablet resolution. We hope you and your parents will appreciate the upgrade!

Single sign-on with parentsportal.scot

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Parents Booking has been the innovator for software of our type since we invented the ability for parents to make their parent-teacher appointments online a decade ago. Being big thinkers as much as software developers, we’re is proud to announce a partnership with the exciting new creation in Scotland: parentsportal.scot. We are confident this parent portal will become an essential service for parents and schools as it is rolled out across Scotland’s local authorities, and simply had to be part of the revolution.

Parentsportal.scot is simple to sign up to and will give parents access to a range of school-related services online. We were thrilled to be asked to integrate our Parents Booking, and for us to be one of the first to join the project.

Our integration means that parents will be able to log into Parents Booking, to make appointments, in one click (using a secure single sign-on technology), either from the school’s Parents Booking login page, or from parentsportal.scot itself.

Being part of parentsportal.scot helps us further our commitment to schools. We are passionate about helping improve customers’ parental engagement, while also ensuring parents have the most convenient experience possible while engaging with our services.

We’ve got your School’s Events and Clubs Handled

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Some of the most-requested features we’ve received over the years are not actually to do with parents’ evenings. We get asked about helping schools with other parent-booking tasks, such as ticketed events, booking seats at a student performance, school trip sign-ups and parents booking places for their children at breakfast or after-school clubs.

We’ve taken time out from continually developing the Parents’ Evening Booking System to give schools all of the above abilities. If you’ve an event or club you want to take bookings from parents for, just ask. The bolt-on modules we’ve created to help schools with these tasks come at a fraction of the Parents’ Evening Booking System cost and can be switched on in seconds.

To learn more about either module, click below. We’ve added a video to each which guides you through how they work:

If you would like to know more, contact Will Mackenzie: will@parents-booking.com.