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Juggling Parenting and Business: Mastering School Communication



As the summer holidays come to an end, many of you may be breathing a sigh of relief, relishing the return to a more structured routine.


However, this milestone also marks the resurgence of a familiar challenge: the flood of school communications.


Keeping on top of everything is often overwhelming, especially for busy families with multiple homes and businesses to manage.


The digital age has created a new era of school communication, and while it offers convenience, it can also bring stress and overwhelm.


In this blog post, we'll share how you can master school communication:


1. Central Communication:


The first step to regaining control over school comms is centralisation.


It's essential to have all school-related messages, updates, and notifications in one place, making it easier to manage and less likely to miss critical information.


Ensuring everything is in one inbox or using software like Trello and Slack can be great central points for the family and staff to view important updates.


2. Create a family calendar:


A shared calendar can be a lifeline for busy families, helping you keep track of important dates, events, and deadlines.


You can sync or add your children's school clubs, events and teacher meetings to the calendar to make sure that everything is included in one place.


We find that setting reminders and colour-coding things also go a long way towards ensuring that nothing is missed.


3. Filing:


Organising important documents related to school is essential.


Use cloud solutions like Google Drive, Dropbox, or OneDrive to store and access school-related documents, such as permission slips, reports, and school guidelines etc.


4. Delegate Responsibilities:


Sometimes managing tasks like these, is not the best use of your time or energy.


Consider hiring a Virtual Assistant who specialises in family management to handle certain aspects of school-related communication. This can free up your time and go a long way towards reducing stress.


If you find that managing school communication remains a challenge, get in touch with Emilia (emilia@emiliapowell.co.uk) today to learn how a Virtual Assistant can help, so you can focus on what you need to.




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