It's the New Year and fresh starts and renewed vigour are on everyone's mind - what better time to review and revitalise your school or multi-academy trust website content! At FSE Design, we understand the pivotal role your website plays in showcasing your educational organisation, and we're here to guide you through the essentials of keeping your online presence up to date:
1. Update Key Information
The New Year is an ideal occasion to ensure all essential details on your website are current. Verify that contact information, school address, staff directories, and term dates are accurate. Parents and stakeholders often refer to your site for crucial updates, so maintaining precision here is key.
2. Reflect New Achievements and Initiatives
Has your school accomplished remarkable achievements or introduced innovative programs recently? Highlight these on your school website. Share success stories, showcase student achievements, and spotlight any accolades or awards received. It's a fantastic way to celebrate, impress prospective parents and motivate your school community.
3. Refresh Visuals and Multimedia
Visual appeal is crucial in engaging website visitors. Consider updating school photography, galleries, or school videos that showcase school life, facilities, and events. Fresh and high-quality visuals breathe life into your website, making it more appealing and dynamic.
4. Review and Refine Content
Take a critical eye to your website's written content. Ensure that it reflects your school's ethos, values, and educational approach accurately. Check for outdated information or broken links that might hinder user experience.
5. Streamline Navigation and Accessibility
User experience is paramount. Evaluate the website's navigation and accessibility features. Is it easy for visitors to find what they need? Is the website accessible to all users, including those with disabilities? Enhance these aspects to make the browsing experience seamless for all. Your website should be easy to update and amend - if not, perhaps consider an upgraded school website.
6. Embrace Current Technology and Trends
Stay abreast of technological advancements and design trends. Consider implementing responsive design for mobile devices, integrating social media platforms, or incorporating interactive elements to keep your website fresh and engaging.
7. Plan for Ongoing Maintenance
Regular maintenance ensures your website remains current and functional. Establish a schedule for periodic content reviews and updates throughout the year to maintain relevance.
At FSE Design, we specialise in creating vibrant, engaging, and user-friendly school websites. Our team is dedicated to assisting schools and multi-academy trusts in crafting an online presence that reflects their ethos and values.
As you embark on this new year, consider partnering with FSE Design to ensure your school website remains an effective tool for communication and representation. Contact us today to explore how we can collaborate in enhancing your digital presence for a successful academic year ahead.
Let's make 2024 a year of digital excellence for your school!