GROUPCALL MESSENGER AND GROUPCALL XPRESSIONS
As a school, we use two initiatives for communicating with parents. Both hosted by a software company called Groupcall, they are Messenger and Xpressions.
Messenger is an email delivery system. Messenger will deliver emails direct to a parent’s Inbox using the email address(s) provided to the school. Attachments are made in PDF format to allow as wide an audience as possible to open documents.
Xpressions requires the parent to download an App (please see instructions below). Xpressions is short message delivery service (and notification). When an email is sent via Messenger (as above), a notification/short message is automatically delivered to any parent that has downloaded the Xpressions App. Attachments are also possible and again are in PDF format.
As well as notification and short message delivery, Xpressions offers much more information such as Assessment information, Attendance information and Behaviour details. Simply click on the 3 parallel lines in the top left hand corner of the screen to reveal further screens about your individual child(ren).
Download the app on any device(s) on which you wish to access your child/children’s school information and enter your email address and/or password/mobile number to login here.
If you have not already done so, install The Xpressions App.
To install the app on your smartphone or tablet simply open Google Play or the App Store on your device and search for “Xpressions”; you can then install the app directly.
Open the App and :
- Enter your email address and mobile phone number.
- A code verification code will be sent as an SMS (text) and can be received on any SMS-enabled device (i.e. it does not have to be a smartphone).
- Enter code received in the app.
- Click ‘Login’
Full instructions are available on the Groupcall website, click here
Groupcall’s website will tell you everything you need to know about Xpressions – Getting Started, How to Use and Support Learning.
Once installed and set up you will be able to see the following information :
- Free messages sent by the school delivered directly to the app
- Attendance records and absences
- Achievement records
- Behaviour events
- School calendar