Website Of The Week: Welburn Hall School

By Webanywhere in Website of the Week | Tagged school jotter, website, week, welburn hall

Finding the time to keep your school website up to date is an issue that frustrates many a head teacher. It’s the reason why School Jotter was created - to allow content to be uploaded quickly and easily, without the need for advanced technical expertise.

Subsequently, it means schools like Welburn Hall School, in North Yorkshire, can populate their school website to the point where it becomes a veritable treasure trove of information for parents, pupils and passive web users alike.

Welburn Hall have used their School Jotter-based website to provide children with useful links (via the ‘Kids Zone’), governors with Read More →

What Do Parents Want From Your Website?

By Webanywhere in Development | Tagged discussion, features, jotter, mumsnet, opinion, parents, school, school website requirements, showcasing a school, website

Your school website is the perfect tool for communicating with parents - and a great opportunity for them to engage with your school. It means that, instead of having to pop into the school, or find the phone number, they can discover what their child has been up to, read about forthcoming events and even meet the staff, from the comfort of their armchair.

But what exactly do parents want from a school website? A recent discussion on Mumsnet threw up some interesting comments and suggestions for what would make a good school website for parents - and it also Read More →

School Jotter training webinar – get the most from your Jotter website

By Webanywhere in Customer Training | Tagged school jotter websites, training, webinar
Our School Jotter customers can call on expert support and advice anytime they need it, by phone, email or live online chat.

We also run free training webinars, open to customers and non-customers alike. We invite you to join our upcoming School Jotter training webinar on Wednesday 21st November from 3.30pm.

The session is to be hosted by Jo Walsh, one of our Support Technicians, who will provide a simple overview of using the School Jotter system to create an engaging school website, and show you some of the more advanced features used to create a website that really stands out.

This Read More →

Showcase your school with a video tour

By Webanywhere in Video | Tagged showcasing a school, video tour
Why not make your School Jotter site stand out with one of our engaging video tours?

Show prospective parents around your school, have children present their latest projects or even interview teachers, or produce a video for twinning projects.

Video can show your school’s individuality and add that special touch to your site. Here is a selection of different styled videos for you to take a look at.

St Francis Catholic Primary School in Bradford used our professional video production service to show off the school's location to their partner school in America. Pupils helped with the video by writing and presenting Read More →

Get a school website that meets the new DfE and Ofsted requirements

By Webanywhere in Department for Education, Ofsted | Tagged DfE, Ofsted, school website requirements
As you may know, the Department for Education introduced new requirements for school websites in September. We have produced a free guide to the changes, which can be downloaded here.

Changes include:
  • Schools are no longer obliged to publish a physical prospectus
  • There is a list of specific information which schools are required to make available on their website
  • If a school has no website, this information must be published elsewhere on the web, and parents must be made aware of its location
Ofsted are also placing more emphasis on the quality of school websites. The Ofsted School inspection handbook from September 2012 states Read More →

Always improving, always outstanding

By Webanywhere in Development | Tagged calendar, forms, HTML editor, slideshows, website speed
The release of School Jotter 2 saw the UK’s most popular school website management system get even better - find out what’s new.

But we haven’t stopped there; School Jotter is under continual development, as we use customer feedback to develop new features and functionality, and strive to improve the speed and performance of School Jotter websites.

Recent new additions include an HTML editor, for the more technically minded member of staff looking to change website code themselves (the Webanywhere support team are always on hand to make the changes if you prefer), and wide ranging enhancements of features such as Read More →

How to…add a form to your School Jotter 2 website

By Webanywhere in Customer Training, Forms | Tagged school jotter guide, website forms
School Jotter 2 allows you to add forms to your school website.  This is the perfect way to get feedback from parents, or to make things like absence forms easily available.

The submissions made via the website can be easily managed, as the School Jotter 2 software stores the results, and gives the option to export results to a spreadsheet for analysis / sharing.

Here is a step-by-step guide to adding a form to your site.

  • Navigate to Manage> Forms
  • Click Add Forms
  • Give it a name, and click Fields to add, change or delete fields
  • Select field type from the dropdown box - choose
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The School Jotter blog – showcasing the best in school website design

By Webanywhere in Customer Training, Support | Tagged school jotter, school websites, support
Welcome to the new School Jotter blog.  Here we will showcase the latest new School Jotter sites, detail the new features of School Jotter 2, and provide some handy how to guides for existing users.

In this first post we thought we would highlight the amazing support that comes as part of the package when your school signs up for a School Jotter website.

The Webanywhere development team work closely with you to create a site that fulfils all you requirements, and reflects your school ethos.  Once it is ready to go live, the support team takes over.  Full training is Read More →

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