Are the 3 Most Feared Words - Back To School?
As a child, Summer Holidays were filled with the certainty, the awful certainty that it was only a matter of time before the dreaded posters would appear in shop windows and adverts on tv:
Whoever it was, the feeling of dread of the imminent 3rd of September return to school could not be improved by any amount of new strawberry scented erasers, shiny new protractors or even shiny new loafers.
Schools have improved a lot since those rather bleak 1970's experiences. Teachers and Head Teachers are far more inclusive now, are always looking for ways to help both parents, pupils feel more comfortable around the school keeping people up to date with newsletters and emails.
But there is a gap between these communications, the quick chat in the playground and even social media that has been spotted by an enterprising company from Worthing, West Sussex.
ShareMySchool is a website fast gaining popularity with parents of primary school age children. It is a platform where parents can join a school and swap ideas with others about the school in general, sharing the school run, selling or buying second hand uniform, the Parents Teacher Association (PTA) or any of the other multitude of tasks that every parent has to deal with.
Alan McKinney, developer of ShareMySchool, explains "The site is growing fast and we have had great feedback from members. It is free and easy to use".
But isn't it possible to connect via something like Facebook?
"Yes" says Alan "but some people don't want to share their entire profile with other parents and what's more, it can take a very long time to find them. With this site, all of the parents at the school are in one place - simple!".
As a property company, we know how important it is for both parents and children to be happy with their chosen school - thousands of people move each year to be near a good one.
We think this site works incredibly well to improve the experience, even if it can't quite beat the Back to School blues!