N.B. The real name of the school has been removed
Dear Heads of Year
As you may be aware, [X School] has this term introduced a new web-based classlist system which helps parents connect with each other – and in particular, help each other out with the school run. We are working with our Class Reps to get all parents signed up to this, and would be grateful if you can send out the attached note.
Attachment : Note from Heads of Year to [X School] Parents: Beat the Oxford Traffic! – [X School] and Classlist.com
Dear Parents [X School] has a tremendously committed and supportive group of parents. This term we have launched a technology initiative to help make this community even stronger. [X School] is partnering with an Oxford-based company, Classlist.com, which replaces paper class lists – always a struggle for our hard-working class reps to assemble - with something more modern. Data protection regulations mean the school can’t enroll you directly – you need to sign up yourselves (and decide what information to share) by going to www.classlist.com and selecting [Name of School].
The Classlist platform offers much than a paper-based system. Given Oxford traffic we are particularly excited about SchoolRunShare, which locates other participating families on Google Maps, helping you arrange pickups and lift shares, including “walking trains”. It is also easy to find and contact other parents in your year group; schedule events, initiate or join discussion groups, and help organise fund raising. Many Oxford and London schools already use Classlist; I do encourage you to take a look at this as soon as you can at www.classlist.com.