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Phenix Education Partners with Entrust to Offer Digital Tools to Schools

Phenix Education, the Midlands-based digital solutions agency, has signed a three year contract with educational services provider Entrust to offer schools across the UK a range of digital platforms and products that will help to support both educators and parents.

The partnership will allow Entrust to offer new and existing clients a range of digital tools as part of a wider services package. Through Phenix Education, schools will be offered tools including responsive websites, digital video prospectuses and bespoke apps, all designed to help schools improve their communications and marketing.

Entrust, a joint venture between Capita and Staffordshire County Council, works in over 50 local authorities with schools, academy trusts and other educational establishments. It offers a wide range of services from property and facilities support through to HR, finance and IT.

One of the tools on offer, Phenix Education’s bespoke parental app, will allow a school to instantly alert parents about any important school news. Newsletters can be automatically sent to a parent’s smart device via push notifications and important dates can be saved directly to a phone’s calendar. For parents, the app is an effective way of staying in touch with their children’s school without waiting for newsletters. For busy teachers, the app offers instant communication with parents and ensures that every update to the school website is shared automatically.  

Schools will also be able to build digital video prospectuses which can be emailed to prospective parents and accessed directly via any PC or smart device. This will allow schools to market themselves more effectively – while reducing expensive print costs and allowing for regular updates.

Phenix’s managing director Greg Parker said: “It is a great reward to be recognised by such a huge educational services provider and we look forward to working with Entrust to offer schools the solutions they need to help them communicate with current and potential parents. As a results-driven, forward-thinking agency we have grown organically so far but this is a major step forward in our development and one which we hope will propel us even further on a national level.”

Established in 2011 and operating from offices in Wolverhampton and Hagley, Phenix Education provides bespoke digital solutions for the education sector that improve communication channels between schools and parents and also help schools market themselves more effectively.

Phenix Education will be starting work on the first digital campaign in partnership with Entrust over the next several weeks with several more scheduled for 2016.

Last modified on Tuesday, 12 April 2016 09:41

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