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Parental reporting portal

Service Pack: Optional Service

Subject: Tools

ParentComms:Reporter is a secure, public-facing website with a user-friendly interface, giving parents and guardians easy online access to school-related information.

Easy-to-use portal for parents

ParentComms:Reporter is a secure, public-facing parental engagement web site where parents of pupils within TRUSTnet subscribing schools can register for Parent USO accounts to gain access to school-related information. The initial account data displayed shows what information is held by their child’s school about them and their children.

Encourages parental involvement

The Reporting pages form a secure and easy-to-use portal that encourages parental involvement in their children’s education by providing up-to-date information such as:

  • Attendance
  • Behaviour
  • Achievements
  • End of term/year reports

Safe, secure and personalised service

When a parent first uses the ParentComms:Reporter site they are guided through the process of creating their own USO accounts which they then link to their children’s accounts. Account creation is a secure process where user identity is verified through information collected from the school’s MIS using the USO-AutoUpdate application.

During the registration process, an authorisation code is sent to the mobile phone number that the school holds for the parent. This code must be entered, along with the child’s USO username, in order to validate an account application. Parents can then use a single USO account to view information about children who may attend different schools.

School level control

Schools can choose what data they expose to parents as they have full control over each field and these settings can be decided by each school individually. The website has a built-in administration interface for this purpose. The administration interface also allows schools to monitor how many and which parents are registering to use the service,

The information available on a child’s school performance and attendance can be displayed with the degree of detail chosen by the school. For example, behaviour can be configured to show details of what happened, when, what action was taken and any other relevant information that has been entered in the MIS (ParentComms:Reporter is available for schools using Capita SIMS and RM Integris G2).

Full integration with other parent services

ParentComms user account credentials can also be used to access the ParentComms:Pay+ cashless system that gives schools the ability to take online payments for dinner money, school funds, trips, clubs and activities etc.

ParentComms:Reporter is available to TRUSTnet subscribing schools as an optional extra.