By Groupcall Limited
This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.
NOTE: Schools MUST sign up to the Xpressions service in order for parents to use this app. If you are unsure, please check with your child’s school.
SUPPORT: If you have any issues logging in, missing children in the app or anything else, check our dedicated Parental Support Site http://parents.groupcall.com, or contact us at ParentSupport@groupcall.com
Groupcall Xpressions is a child-centred personal communications timeline showing messages and updates from your child(ren’s) school(s):
• NOTIFICATIONS and MESSAGES : Your child’s school can send you messages for free, saving them money. Messages such as school closures, trip updates, exam reminders or notifications on attendance, behaviour or achievement are all relayed through a single app.
• SCHOOL DATA: access the core elements of your child’s student record to dive into their history of attendance, achievement, progress and behaviour. See their lesson or exam timetables. Access the school calendar to see what events are approaching.*
• ADD-ONS: Depending on what systems your child’s school uses, Xpressions can integrate with homework systems, parental payment systems, booking systems and more to provide you a one stop shop for everything to do with your child’s school life.*
• SECURE: Unlike many other apps, Xpressions gives you secure access to personal data about your child.
*Access to school data and add-ons is entirely dependent on the systems your school uses – check with your school to see what services are available to you. Currently, School Data access is unavailable to schools/parents in Scotland.
>>I am a parent wanting to use Groupcall Xpressions for my children, how do I get access?
If your school has directed you to download the app then welcome - You'll soon be on your way to receiving your child's data in the palm of your hand!
When the download and install is complete you simply need to provide your email address and mobile phone number where prompted by the app. These MUST match the details held by your school – we check their database to keep your child’s data secure. You’ll receive an SMS text message to double check you are who you say you are – simply enter this when prompted. If you get stuck, have a look at http://parents.groupcall.com where you’ll find plenty of information to get you moving. If you get really stuck, and you have already checked your details with your school, please contact Groupcall at firstname.lastname@example.org
>>Who Are Groupcall?
Launched in 2001, Groupcall provides communication and data solutions to the education, public and private sectors. Co-founded by Sir Bob Geldof, Groupcall is now one of the education sector market leaders with its parental communication system, Messenger, which is currently used in more than 5,000 schools throughout the UK and abroad, sending over 4 million text messages every month.
What's New in Version 3.07
We have added a new feature to allow you to ‘silence’ the notifications for periods of the day/night. If you use this feature, configurable via the settings menu, the Xpression will still appear on the timeline, but the notification popup on your device will not appear. Helpful during meetings or during the night!
You can now also access your Xpressions timeline and other feature on the web, at https://xpressions.groupcall.com – login just as you do on the app.
We have also addressed a number of common issues experienced by parents related to the notification reliability, and where children are missing from the app. PLEASE do get in touch if you have any issues with using the app.
App no longer working
The app used to be very handy, but now it no longer works on my phone, so not very useful at all. Keeps saying it’s offline when there’s WiFi working. Still works on the iPad, but that’s no use when the school sends notifications during the day.
App doesn't work
App no longer works. Both schools say fault isn't at their end. Used to work fine but no messages come through on it now.
Never in a million years would I download this app- if I didn’t have to, the school has rolled this out, but I have no idea why- it simply never works
- Category: Education
- Updated: 31 July 2017
- Version: 3.07
- Size: 22.9 MB
- Language: English
- Developer: Groupcall Limited
- © Groupcall Ltd. 2017
Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.