School staff are part of the school community alongside the parents, and you may want to add staff to your Classlist site. Some schools are even using Classlist for school-parent as well as parent-parent and PTA-parent communication.
There are two ways to add a member of school staff to Classlist. One method gives a member of staff full access to the Admin side of Classlist, but no access to the parent side. The other gives access to the parent side, so bear in mind the content they will be able to see and take part in before selecting this method.
Method 1 - Admin Only (ideal for secretarial staff)
The School Staff admin role is designed for a member of staff to help do approvals and set up the school structure. They can also send announcements and create community events, but they can't access the parent side of Classlist. Click here to learn how to invite staff using this method.
Method 2 - Parent side (for teachers who want to communicate directly with parents or with each other)
The alternative method enables teachers to join Classlist using a parent account. An Admin member needs to set up a School Staff 'year group' in the school structure, then invite teachers to join it via the 'Add and Invite' page on the Admin portal. Each teacher will need to invent a 'dummy pupil' to allow them to join the School Staff year group. They can use this group to communicate easily with other staff in the 'year group', and see and post whole school content on the Parent Board.
If necessary, staff can be assigned a Class Admin role for their own teaching class, but remember that they will then receive all the general hubbub of daily communications from parents within that class.
Important: enabling staff to join Classlist using a parent account means that staff can be contacted by parents by private message out of school hours or in the holidays. You can request parents not to do this, but Staff and Classlist Admins should be aware that Classlist cannot prevent this happening.