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May news & updates

May 28th, 2024

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Megan Balmont

Client Support and Digital Marketing Lead

Take a look at the latest news & updates from the SOCS team!

New features

Update to parent consent functionality

We have enhanced the way parent consent and travel arrangements for fixtures are managed! 

Now, when parents set their consent or travel arrangements for a fixture, staff will see a clear indication on the "Today's Teams" view that this information has been actively submitted by the parent, rather than being the default setting. Additionally, parents will notice the red 'consent' button turning green once they have completed their submission, providing a clear visual confirmation that consent has been granted for their child. 

A new feature just in time for sports day!

Year and house information is now displayed next to each pupil in the list of events for an athletics meeting. 

This enhancement is designed to streamline organisation for events such as a school sports day, where year and house affiliations are crucial!

Extra charges for staff now available in SOCS Tuition

In the SOCS Music & Tuition modules, extra charges can now be added for staff just as they can for pupils. 

In the 'Music Teacher' or 'Tutor' list, a new 'Charges' option is now available. From here, main users can add any additional payments that need to be made to teachers, allowing you to streamline billing processes and stay informed.

Updated access to "Pupil Unavailability" Lists

Staff members with any 'User Level' can now be granted access to the "Pupil Unavailability" lists in SOCS Sport and Co-curricular, allowing them to view all relevant data in one place. 

Permissions can be added from the 'User Editor' screen in SOCS Administrator, where the following option will now appear.

The future of the game is here!

Our team has been hard at work bringing our school sports portals in line with our evolved SOCS branding. We are pleased to announce that all portals have now been refreshed and are live. Enjoy the new, streamlined design and improved functionality aimed at enhancing user experience and celebrating school sport!

Latest news

Why SOCS is the perfect partner for you and your school

In case you missed it, watch our latest case study here!

At SOCS, honesty and integrity are at the core of everything we do. That is why we are a proud partner for nearly 1200 schools, including many of the world's leading educational institutions, academies, and trusts.

Hear from the team to discover how SOCS software supports and enhances school operations, making us the ideal partner for your institution.

2024 ISBA annual conference

We were thrilled to attend the 2024 ISBA annual conference on the 21st & 22nd of May. The team engaged in some really interesting conversations with many existing clients over the two days, and also had the opportunity to showcase the power of SOCS to lots of new faces!

We want to extend a huge thank you to all of the attendees as well as the event organisers for working hard to put on such an enjoyable event.

Take a look at the photos of the team who attended below!

Tracy's visit to Dean Close School, Cheltenham

We're excited to share our Client Success Manager Tracy's recent visit to Dean Close School. Firstly, we want to extend our thanks to the staff at Dean Close for the opportunity to visit their beautiful campus, which provided a great backdrop for some productive discussions.

Understanding the specific needs of our schools allows our dedicated training experts, like Tracy, to find solutions within our modules that work best for them. It was beneficial to meet with the Dean Close staff, explore all areas of SOCS, and discuss best practices to enhance their experience.

Connect with us!

Stay connected with us and keep up with the latest news and updates from the SOCS team on our social media channels. We recently hit a milestone of 1000 LinkedIn followers and look forward to growing our community even further.

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Wishing you a happy half term from the SOCS team

Wishing you all a fantastic half term from the entire team here at SOCS. 

We hope that you all enjoy a restful break.

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