School Edit have put together this simple layout to give you ideas and suggestions of what you may want to include in your menus and sub menus of your school website. We appreciate that each school has different requirements and this is only a suggestion of items to get you started.
A well planned website should be easy to navigate so that your website visitors can find what they are looking for with direction from your home page. Your home page is usually a different layout to the rest of your website giving your website visitors easy navigation to items they may be interested in. For further tips regarding a home page please see School Website Home Page.
Considering your main menu across the top of your website:
This section is usually the area in which you talk about any aspect that governs and regulates the school. Below is a selection of items you might want to include:
To your current and prospective Parents/Guardians find out more information about their childs education throughout the term/year you might want to include year groups and information relevant to that group:
Within each year group you could list:
This is a great area to get the children involved and support their education and ICT Skills, and in this section you might want to list:
Keeping Parents/Guardians informed and involved through a parents area of your website is ideal. Here you can keep all the relevant information that parents should receive such as:
It’s great to bring a website to life with photos and images. You may wish to have a gallery section where you can promote all great work of your pupils, staff, team, governors, school projects.
In your news section you may have many subjects to cover, special events that you need to promote to increase attendance figures, the latest charity project, the latest school letter, anything that is news and to be broadcasted could be retained in this section.
Every website should have a Contact Us page.
Here is where you should list all your contact details:
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