And that’s the key. We’ve come across so many school websites where a lot of money has been spent on the initial build, but then no one has time to update it often enough, and it’s surprising just how quickly a school’s website can become out-of-date. Maybe you’re one of these schools. You had every intention of dedicating staff resources to keeping your shiny new website up-to-date, but let’s face it, teachers and administration staff are already hugely over-stretched, and any initial enthusiasm to update the website regularly quickly wanes.
Quite often we are contacted when schools are anticipating an OFSTED inspection, and they know their existing website isn’t going to tick all their boxes. The statutory requirements for a school website are quite onerous now, and we help get and keep you on the straight and narrow. Even during an inspection we can quickly add any missing documents an Inspector might require.
Once live, we keep your school website updated, meaning you don’t have to struggle to find staff resources to do this. It’s almost like we’re sitting in the corner of your office as an extra member of staff! Typical update tasks include newsletter uploads, and the upload and organising of new photos from events and outings etc., as well as the creation of new pages and the updating of school policy documents etc. If required, your governors can share documents in a protected area accessible only via a login.
The cost of our maintenance service starts at £80 + VAT per month, and is billed 3 times a year in February, June and October to keep admin to a minimum for both of us.