Promoting ParentPay to Your Parents
Ideas and downloads to increase your parental engagement
We’ve put together some ideas for use on your website / school newsletter / social media announcing the launch of ParentPay to parents, carers and followers.
These will be useful as a guide to help you create your own announcements, that can be tailored depending on the channels you will use.
Before ParentPay is live you could adapt the following to educate parents:
Once ParentPay is live we suggest both a website and a social media announcement.
Copy from the newsletter can be used for the website announcement.
Here are a few social media post ideas for events, encouraging more users, promoting successful uptake and setting up alerts.
When creating communications for parents you may want to include the ParentPay logo, in order to quickly show the method you will be using to safely and securely collect payments.
To help you out with this, we’ve included our logo below for you to simply download and use on your website, social media, and printed communications.
Alongside our suggested social media ideas you may want to share some images on your social media channels, to grab the attention of parents and let them know what to expect with ParentPay.
Please right click to download from the options below, and start promoting ParentPay to your parents.
Ideal for Instagram or Facebook posts.
Ideal for Twitter or LinkedIn posts.
Animation in GIFs can be useful for drawing attention to your posts.
To help introduce ParentPay to parents at your school we suggest incorporating the below video for parents into your announcements and/or websites.
<iframe src=”https://player.vimeo.com/video/336556633?h=d057bb538a” width=”640″ height=”360″ frameborder=”0″ allow=”autoplay; fullscreen; picture-in-picture” allowfullscreen></iframe>
<p><a href=”https://vimeo.com/336556633″>ParentPay – Parents Overview</a> from <a href=”https://vimeo.com/user49822587″>ParentPay</a> on <a href=”https://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a>.</p>
Use the hyperlink if you want parents to click away from your website to view the video, or use the embed code to keep parents in your website as they view the video.
Ideal for your parents’ evenings, new intake meetings and open days to introduce new parents to ParentPay and remind existing parents that they have a hassle-free way to pay online for school dinners, trips and clubs.
It can take time to arrange printing and delivery of materials, so we recommend that you arrange for the relevant promotional materials to be produced ASAP, so they are ready in time for your launch to parents.
These materials can be used to support the launch of ParentPay but are designed to also be used at any time after that. We recommend that materials are available at parent evenings, especially when communicating to parents of new intake pupils.
You can download and print A3 size posters to display around parent-facing areas of the school; we have also included A4 and A5 flyers which can be left in reception areas and sent home to parents alongside account activation letters. If you would like to have these professionally printed, please review our guidance in the ‘Printing Guidance’ section.
If you are working with a professional printer, we have prepared the materials in a format they should be able to replicate at high quality. Please click on the button below in order to download these print ready files.
It is IMPORTANT to ask for a proof before signing off high volumes of printing. If your printer requires the material in a different format, then please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Whether you’d like us to answer your questions, provide your school with a quote, or give a free demonstration of our system, we’re here to help. And, if it’s easier, we can come to you. Simply arrange to see us in person and we’ll show you how it all works.