ready to go live 

A new online service designed to transform communications between schools and parents/carers is about to be launched. is designed to replace the ‘schoolbag run’, giving parents online access to a range of school-related services.

As well as providing information about their child’s education, the portal will ease transactions such as school trip payments and parent’s evening bookings. has been jointly developed by the Improvement Service (IS) and SEEMiS, the education information management provider. At the heart of the system is a secure online account which links each parent/carer to their child and education.

North Lanarkshire and West Lothian councils will be the first to use the service, which is about to go live. The first phase will offer a range of services including placing requests. The range will be extended in future to include, among other things, a digitalised annual data check and absence reporting. will incorporate my account for the purposes of authenticating users.