Classlist is created by parents for parents – and can be set up without any input from your school.
Building a vibrant community is a priority for many schools, so most of the schools that have already adopted Classlist do actively encourage parents to use the site, with the Head or other senior staff member often writing directly to parents. Schools also see the advantages of working with Classlist on initiatives such as School Run Share or to organize fundraisers.
Occasionally, some schools prefer to be less involved, but all are generally very supportive on specific issues (for example validation of parent details).
We advise that you identify and work with a sponsor from the school administration, and at a minimum inform them of your initiative.
It is also possible for single classes or year groups to sign up to Classlist without the participation of the whole school.
In these cases, we often see other classes or year groups rapidly realizing how useful Classlist is and adopting it themselves.
Classlist works closely with Parent Teacher Associations (PTAs); helping them to communicate with their parent community more effectively, and therefore making fundraising and event management much easier.