Using Private Areas

By Arthur Howie in Customer Training, Development | Tagged jotter tips, primary school, school jotter 2, school website design
Storing information securely is a key concern for schools. For that reason, we you might find it useful to have a private area on your website for governors, teachers or OFSTED.

School Jotter makes it easy to add and customise access to your own private area, requiring a login for users to access it.

1 - Firstly, make sure you have a user login set up. You can do this by going to the ‘admin’ section on your jotter site and clicking ‘add user’.

Fill out the details there with whatever you want the user to log in with. Check Read More →

Website of the week – St. Anthony’s Catholic Primary School

By Egidija Juodseryte in Website of the Week | Tagged primary school, school jotter, school jotter 2, school website, school website design, website of the week

This week we are looking at the website created by St. Anthony’s Catholic Primary School based in Shipley, West Yorkshire. It’s great to see that the school has recently redesigned their website.

There is a nice welcoming message on the homepage that introduces the school and its Catholic values. The homepage also includes useful features like information regarding the latest events and live Twitter feed to help everyone stay up to date with important things happening at school.

The school website is well designed and it’s easy to navigate. There are main contact details, navigation and language bars at the top

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Website of the week – St Anthony’s Catholic Primary School

By Egidija Juodseryte in Website of the Week | Tagged primary school, school jotter, school jotter 2, website design, website of the week

We’ve got another great website of the week! This week we are looking at the website created by St Anthony’s Catholic Primary School based in Bradford, West Yorkshire.

Firstly, I really like the website design. The layout of the website makes it look modern and professional. Yellow and blue colours dominating the website make it look child-friendly and they go well with the colours of school uniforms. There is a nice welcoming message on the homepage which introduces the school and gives an idea about some of the school values. The welcoming message appears on the top of some images

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Website of the week – Hillcrest Early Years Academy

By Egidija Juodseryte in Website of the Week | Tagged primary school, school jotter, school jotter 2, website design, website of the week

It’s always great to see outstanding schools choosing School Jotter for building their websites. This week we are looking at the website of the week created by Hillcrest Early Years Academy. The school is based in Gainsborough, Lincolnshire and it has been rated as outstanding by OFSTED in 2014/2015.

What’s great about this website is that the homepage is not used to store all the information related to the school. Instead, the school focused on displaying some nice images of students on the homepage as well as some basic information like contact details, awards and a language bar. Even the menu is

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Website of the week – Pinehurst Primary School

By Egidija Juodseryte in Website of the Week | Tagged primary school, school jotter, school jotter 2, school website, website of the week

We’ve got another great website of the week that has been created by Pinehurst Primary School based in Liverpool, Merseyside. Great design, a lot of good content and relevant information are some of the main features that a good school website needs, and this school did a really good job!

I think this school website has a very unique design. It seems that the homepage includes quite a lot of different features while still looking organised and easy to navigate. You can notice the school values as soon as you open the website. They are followed by the photo gallery

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Website of the week – Highbury School

By Egidija Juodseryte in Website of the Week | Tagged primary school, school jotter, school websites, website of the week
This week’s Website of the Week comes to us from an extraordinary school based in Brighouse, West Yorkshire. Highbury is a community primary school providing for children from two to eleven years who have a range of special educational needs that could not be met in regular schools.

My first thought when I saw this website was that it looks really good. Warm colours, animal illustrations and images of children make this website look very child-friendly which is what we would expect from a primary school website. Highbury school did a really good job making the website look child-friendly and Read More →

Infographic: Reward Systems in Primary Schools

By Cieran Douglass in Infographics | Tagged primary school, reward systems, school jotter, school merits
Many education experts argue on the effectiveness of reward systems in schools. Traditional rewards like stickers and sweets are losing their value, as nowadays students are more interested in virtual goods like avatars and accessories. Our School Merits app (free to Webanywhere customers) motivates students to go the extra mile by providing them with Merit points, which can be used to purchase avatar accessories, donate to charities or even buy other items of their choice.

We've created the infographic below to show the main advantages and disadvantages of using reward systems in schools.Reward systems in primary schools Read More →

Website of the Week – Brunswick Primary School, Brighton

By Cieran Douglass in Website of the Week | Tagged animate, brighton, primary school, school website, sussex
One of our Primary Website Consultants always talks about the importance of being able to “read” school websites. What can you tell about the school’s location, situation and ethos just from looking at the design and layout of the frontpage of a website. When the notification came through that Brunswick had gone live, I clicked through and instantly I knew this was a school from Brighton - and proud of it. The iconic pebble beach, the sea lapping at the footer of the page, the regency promenade and buildings - it’s Brighton through and through.

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Website of the Week – Kiwi Primary School

By Cieran Douglass in Website of the Week | Tagged good school websites, primary school, school jotter, wiltshire
Kiwi Primary School is, at first glance, a strange name to give to a British primary school from Wiltshire. In fact, when I first read about it, I assumed it was one of our New Zealand customers, the kiwi not being a particularly diverse species on the Salisbury plain. In looking into it though, I found some truly interesting things out.

The school’s name comes from the Bulford Kiwi, a chalk figure etched into the hillside above Bulford Camp, less than four miles away from Stonehenge. It was created by New Zealand soldiers after World War One (there’s the New Read More →

Website Of The Week: Pye Bank CE Primary School

By Webanywhere in Website of the Week | Tagged primary school, Pye Bank, school website, Sheffield schools, webanywhere, website design

Having worked with schools for almost ten years now, we here at Webanywhere are experts at creating website designs that schools love.

Take Pye Bank CE Primary School for example. The website for this Sheffield school is full of colour, with fun graphics making it stand out amongst their fellow Steel City schools. A fantastic selection of photographs throughout the site (they clearly have a member of staff very adept at using a camera!) help to promote Pye Bank as a school any parent should consider for their child.

As attracting parents of would-be pupils is as important as engaging with Read More →

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