SCHOOL MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS COMMUNITY+

A place where school marketing professionals advance their skills and careers

On-demand tools and resources for busy school professionals in the ever-changing world of the internet and technology

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It's Time To Get Digitally Outstanding

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Maximise success for your school

Become part of something bigger

Improve the life chances of pupils

What's Inside Community+

Online resources and networking tools: written specifically for primary, secondary, and post-16 professionals

On Demand Training

Expert videos, resources, exercises and assessment tools to keep you at the top of your game

Live Group Training

Invitations to Master Class webinars and in-person events

Private Community

Share your thoughts, get answers to your questions, receive 1:1 support from our team and your peers

Endless Updates

We are constantly adding to the library of courses and resources to keep pace with technology and education reforms

The Community+ Curriculum

What you'll learn on the Schudio Community+ program

Compliance

Ofsted requirements, other legal issues, GDPR and data safety

Parental engagement

Blogging, mobile apps, SIMS etc links, and curriculum support resources

Recruitment and HR

Staff development tools, recruitment, shortlisting , teacher training, and talent pipelines

Press and public relations

Press releases, dealing with journalists, reputation management and growing your Multi-Academy Trust

Search Engine Optimisation

Maximising the impact of your website: page rank, Google Analytics, blogging, links and referrals

Website management

What makes a great user experience (UX) and how to delight your stakeholders

Audio-visual

How technology has democratised high quality sound, still and moving images. How to maximise their impact

Go paperless!

The use of forms and iframes removes the need for cumbersome paper forms and data entry. Reduce costs and your environmental impact

Online payment

Selling the services of the school (e.g. venue hire) and accepting payment online

It's just code!

How basic HTML skills can help you enhance the look, feel, and content on your site

Social media

Understand the risks and rewards of social media and explore scheduling tools to help them work for you

Advertising and project management

How advertising and marketing links with events, admissions and the life-journey of your community. From first days, to transition, to successful alumni

Helping over 600 schools, sixth forms, colleges and teams from all skill levels

Here are some stories from people like you in Schudio Community+

Just brilliant!

Just brilliant! I am a complete novice to this and must admit a little wobbly about engaging with students in this way. No choice though; this video tutorial has made me feel less apprehensive. Many thanks!

Jane Shipley

Fantastic

Fanastic! Having tried to create a video, and felt embarrassed of the outcome, this will help me so much!! Thank you! :-)

Mark Wadsworth

Excellent - easy to follow

Excellent - easy to follow and not too long - includes all relevant information. Would definitely use this in the classroom and really helpful when including kit and prices.

Hayley Bennett

Well worth the time

Great course - well worth the time! Interesting and informative. Gives a manager the confidence to create an exciting and compliant website.

Sue Hooper

Given me confidence

Very good content, well delivered and supported with with really useful materials. It's given me confidence to have a go myself.

Clive Caines

Very helpful

I thoroughly enjoyed this short course. Ian provide simply instructional methods of how to do an excellent job creating a great video using your phone. Very helpful, I have already made a simply video for my leaving class. Thank you.

Corrina Moore

About

Hi, I'm Ian Richardson.
I created Schudio Community+ for people just like you...

This is the Schudio equivalent of an MBA, taking school website managers and marketing staff to Masters level in the changing world of the internet, software and communication.

All our customers receive access to Community - a place where they can network with me, my team, their peers, and share best practice. Community+ is an extension of this service, giving you access to a library of online learning courses. All things digital, web, GDPR, compliance, and marketing in 21st Century education.

Collectively, we're bringing decades of experience into the program and can't wait to challenge you to become the best you can be.

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Everything included in Community+

The School Website Manager Course

School Website Managers are AMAZING! We love you! This course is carefully crafted from years of experience to help you become a school website expert.

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The School Website Compliance Course 2021/22 Version

Achieve full compliance with the latest school website requirements set by DfE in The School Website Compliance Course 2020/21.

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Powerful Processes for School Website Managers

We're going to be talking about how processes can change your life. We have seen this borne out in our own business model but also something that we've seen be transformative for schools when it's implemented really well. Come and take a look.

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How to build an effective website team

We have created this course on the back of enquiries received from schools so we thought we would help schools build an effective website team.

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The School Communication Strategy Course

Learn how to bring together brand, marketing, social & traditional media to cultivate highly effective school comms.

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Social Media for Schools

Social media can be invaluable for schools when you use the right platform and create amazing content! We go through everything from setting up your social media accounts to what content is best for each platform.

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Basic HTML for School Website Managers

The building blocks of HTML.

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Basic All Staff Data Protection Training

Key resources for school data protection leads including 4 training courses and a toolkit containing over 250 letter templates, DPIA's, control records, draft process flows, draft policies, review grids and example records of processing activities,

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Data Protection Lead Resources

Key resources for school data protection leads including 4 training courses and a toolkit containing over 250 letter templates, DPIA's, control records, draft process flows, draft policies, review grids and example records of processing activities.

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School Website Compliance Workshop

In this live, online workshop, the Schudio team will be walking you through the very latest requirements and best practice for school website compliance. This workshop is for anyone who is responsible for the compliance aspects of any school website.

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The Schudio Parental Engagement Guide

A great resource to walk you through every step you’ll need to effectively engage with parents. You’ll receive some of the best research available for cleaning up your website and creating a full strategy around parental engagement.

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Social Media Management Software Training

Transform your school's social media in minutes with our new social media management tool. Take a deep dive into the software in our free course, plus loads of resources to help you on your social media journey.

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The School Website Manager Toolkit 2022

A free range of resources, downloads and courses critical for every school website manager during 2022.

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Blogging for Schools

School blogs are an incredibly powerful tool to show off your school and all the fun, rich content you have to offer. This in-depth course shows you exactly how to get started and some great examples of other schools

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Increase Twitter Engagement

Social media is now a normal part of our everyday lives that we can’t really remember a time without it. Here we give you some top tips for managing your Twitter account and increasing parental engagement.

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How to display your tables effectively on your Schudio School website

Using tables on your website is a good way to display certain types of information and is easy to update. In this course our instructor will talk through how to do this.

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How to use your School Website to support Transition

A quick look at how we can use some features on your school website to help pupils with transition taking into account some of the restrictions that are currently in place.

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Making the Best Use of Your School Website During an Extended Closure

When everything is full-on having a clear plan and an understanding of your school website is critical to keeping things moving. This free course explains how your website is a key tool.

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Getting Started with The Learning Wall

A short, free course to help you get started creating an online learning gateway with Learning Wall in minutes.

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School Website Compliance in 2020

Join Ian and Stephen as they chat through school website compliance in 2020 with key tips and tricks to get compliance and stay that way!

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School Blogging using Schudio Software

Quick course showing you how to use the blog feature in Schudio's software effectively.

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Social Media for Schools Replay

Join Steph as she takes you through her social media tips for schools!

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Top Tips when taking your own photos in school

Join Steph as she chats through all her top tips when taking your own photos in school.

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How we launched a Multi Academy Trust website project

Join Ian as he chats to Brett Webster, Director of Information Technology at The Enquire Learning Trust, to see how they successfully launched a website project for 30 primary schools.

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Admission Arrangements and your School Website

Join Stephen as he chats through the admission arrangements requirements and how to ensure you get it right on your school website.

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Maintaining an Ofsted ready School Website

Join Ian as he takes you through how to maintain your school website ready for an Ofsted inspection.

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Don't forget our FREE school website requirements guide

We've recently updated our requirements guide to help you maintain your Ofsted readiness and support your school community.

Inspectors can spend some significant time reviewing your website for statutory requirements on contact details, admissions, the school year, uniform and much more.

This free guide is integrated within our digital website compliance tool - we will happily set this up for you (even if you don't have a Schudio website)!

Yes! Grab My Free Guide.