Features

Connect is a modern VLE and parent portal for secondary schools.

At School Apps we aim to share many aspects of student's performance with parents and carers online. We want to open up communication lines between the school and parents and make checking their children's progress as easy as checking Facebook.

    • Connect-dashboard-group

      Connect-dashboard-group

    • Rewards

      Motivate students to do their best with a visually appealing and fully customisable rewards system that will fit in at any secondary school.

      • Badges
      • Leaderboards
      • Achievements
      • Trophies

       Read more about Connect Rewards.

    • Connect-rewards-laptop

      Connect-rewards-laptop

    • Secondary School Rewards

      Secondary School Rewards

    • Behaviour Management

      Behaviour management in schools is especially important as a way to improve learning for all. Connect's flexible behaviour management feature can turn your school's behaviour policy into a reactive electronic format.

      • Painless referrals
      • Clear workflow
      • Pattern recognition
      • Reduce paperwork

      Read more about Behaviour Management.

    • Homework

      In its simplest form a homework task requires just a title and description. With Connect staff can create a task with just that - or a more creative web page based task.

      • Record late submissions
      • Personalised homework planner
      • Parent weekly summary e-mail

      Read more about the Homework features in Connect.

    • Homework-tasks

      Homework-tasks

    • Remote file access

      Remote file access

    • Remote File Access

      Staff and students can use Connect to access their files from their 'My Documents' folder or from any shared drives located on the school network.

      • Secure
      • Easy to use
      • Convenient

      Read more about Connect Remote File Access.

    • School Website

      School Apps believes that every school needs a website that is easy to update and fits in with the needs of the busy school environment. Your website is a valuable showcase for life at your school and Connect can help to promote and raise this profile to a prospective audience.

      • Simple to edit
      • Professional look and feel
      • Collaborative

      Read more about the School Website feature.

    • Connect school website

      Connect school website

    • Summary email

      Summary email

    • Summary Emails

      At the end of each week Connect automatically sends parents and carers an e-mail detailing the homework tasks set, rewards received, detentions set, school news, information on their children’s after school clubs, and any behaviour issues. The features contained in the summary e-mail are customisable to your school.

      In addition to this staff with certain responsibilities receive an e-mail detailing the behaviour issues that occurred in their department, registration group, house, or year group.

      See a summary email example.


    • Timetables and Attendance

      Online timetables let students quickly check what lessons they have in the coming hours and days.

      Parents and carers can see the attendance status of their children and it's updated throughout the day.

    • Timetable

      Timetable

    • Translation

      Connect currently supports 71 languages through its translation feature, particularly aimed at EAL students and parents who may experience barriers to understanding. Using this service designed by Google™, Connect aims to break down these barriers, allowing navigation of the system in a native language and insight into content that may otherwise have been unattainable.

    • Translation

      Translation

    • Clubs

      Increase the visibility of your school’s clubs to students and parents to encourage uptake. Staff can manage club members and create pages to show off past activities and events.

      Three types of clubs are available - request to join, invite only, or free to join.

    • Clubs

      Clubs

    • Built in Help

      Help menus are built into Connect which displays different content based on which features are in use, how they are set up, and the permissions and type of user (parent, student, staff) that is logged on to the system.

    • Help

      Help

  • What Teachers Say

    I like the daily summary email so I know how my tutor group are behaving. It means I can have a quick chat before things escalate, or let my community leader know so she can have a chat with persistent offenders.

    Registration Tutor Ormiston Six Villages Academy
  • What Parents Say

    I used the Connect application to book my teacher consultations. I am impressed with the Connect software - a nice user experience. Moreover my son was very happy not to have to make the bookings! Thank you for automating and simplifying this process.

    Parent The Angmering School
  • What Teachers Say

    It’s great for students to have a fully detailed account of their homework to access from home. I love the way you can attach the worksheets for the students to look at from home.

    Teacher Ormiston Six Villages Academy
  • What Parents Say

    I would just like to say what a fantastic idea this email notification system is.

    I was already really pleased that the homework site had been personalised, which made checking up on due in homework a painless task, but the weekly email is even better!

    Parent Durrington High School

Connect VLE Benefits

  • Content. Managed.

    Keep on top of your lessons and more…

  • Peace of mind as standard

    Ongoing support as part of the package.

  • Easy set up process

    Our team manages the system installation.

  • Safe and secure

    Connect boasts high levels of security.

  • Powerful and flexible

    Connect scales to any size of school.

  • Stress free administration

    Your ICT team won't be inundated with support requests.

  • Engaging and informative

    Keep parents up-to-date with weekly summary emails.

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Students8,914

Students

Parents13,537

Parents

Staff1,523

Staff

Homework77,359

Homework Tasks

Rewards5,359,950

Rewards

Behaviour652,519

Behaviour Incidents

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