A new online service designed to transform communications between schools and parents/carers is about to be launched.
Parentsportal.scot is designed to replace the ‘schoolbag run’, giving parents online access to a range of school-related services.
As well as providing information about their child’s education, the portal will ease transactions such as school trip payments and parent’s evening bookings.
Parentsportal.scot has been jointly developed by the Improvement Service (IS) and SEEMiS, the education information management provider. At the heart of the system is a secure online account which links each parent/carer to their child and education.
North Lanarkshire and West Lothian councils will be the first to use the service, which is about to go live. The first phase will offer a range of services including placing requests. The range will be extended in future to include, among other things, a digitalised annual data check and absence reporting.
Parentsportal.scot will incorporate myaccount for the purposes of authenticating users.
Education is one of three priority areas in the IS’ 2018/19 Business Plan (along with economic development and health and social care) for provision of dedicated support being made available to assist local transformation and improvement. Read the business plan for further information on our work in this area.
For more information about Parentsportal.scot, contact:
SEEMiS Group LLP
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