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    School Communications

    Engage Parent Portal

    We have recently changed to a new school-wide management information system, known as ‘Engage’. It includes a parent portal that will become your ‘one-stop shop’ for everything school-related. For example, later this term you will be able to check messages from School, view assessments and reports, complete forms, and book trips and activities all via the online portal.

    At first, the portal will contain relatively skeletal information and we will be using it alongside our messaging system, ClarionCall, but as the term progresses, we will gradually introduce more of its facilities. There is also an app for mobile devices should you prefer to access the portal this way.

    You will have received an email message from Engage at Kimbolton School with details of how to activate your account. Please direct any queries re this registration to our School Secretary.

    ClarionCall

      We use ClarionCall to communicate with parents in four different ways:

    • To email to parents our letters, newsletters and other information.
    • To send out forms for parents to complete and submit electronically.
    • To send text messages with urgent messages or reminders.
    • To record voicemail messages with complex information that cannot be conveyed within the confines of a text message.
    In the case of voicemail messages, parents are sent a text asking them to call in to listen to the message.  As an example, we used this to convey information to parents about the school during the heavy snow in recent winters.  Staff can also record voicemail messages to confirm the arrival times of school parties returning from trips.
     
    To ensure that our emails reach your Inbox, you need to 'whitelist' (or approve) all emails from @myclarioncall.co.uk.  ClarionCall have provided guidance on whitelisting on their website.
     
    Further information on the ClarionCall service is contained in the document below.  if you wish to amend any of your personal details, please contact the School Secretary, Mrs Scarlet Ambrose, or fill in the Change of Contact Details Form.
     

    Social Media

    The Kimbolton School Facebook page and Twitter feed are an additional means of communicating with parents. For example, we use them to alert those who 'Like' or 'Follow' us to our latest news stories, photo albums and the publication of next term's online calendar.