Royal School For The Deaf Derby Improves Communications With Parents, Pupils And Staff Through Weduc

Royal School for the Deaf Derby Improves Communications with Parents, Pupils and Staff through Weduc

The Royal School for the Deaf, based in Derby, has adopted the whole-school communication system, Weduc, to help improve interaction and engagement between parents, staff and pupils.

The new software will enable the school to communicate better with parents as well as internally,  ensuring  consistent delivery of the same message to all involved with the school as well as allowing interactive, two-way dialogue.   Weduc is a software product with a simple, attractive interface and clear graphics which enhances two-way communication and engagement between parents, teachers, and students via a mobile phone or other platform to a level that no other education product has done before.  The system also allows individual and selected recipient communication where required.

The Royal School for the Deaf in Derby (RSDD) is a unique school for deaf children and young people aged 3-19 and has a strong ethos about the wellbeing and progression of its 120 pupils.   The school selected Weduc for its ability to link with the school’s management information system, RM Integris, while at the same time bringing  all communication methods into one ‘umbrella’ platform  accessible via web browser and mobile app.  Because the majority of the pupils’ parents as well as the students themselves are deaf, good visual communication, which Weduc offers, is vital.  


School Administrator, Amanda Locke commented, “We had been struggling with disjointed methods of communication for some time, and decided there had to be a better and more consistent and accurate way than manually texting messages from a mobile phone whilst answering calls, sending out newsletters, and updating the school’s calendar and notices. “

She added, “Having multiple avenues of communication meant that parents sometimes missed important information and found it difficult to communicate back to the school, other than by phone which involved time-consuming passing on of messages to the right members of staff.   With the Weduc application, we are now able to share information securely, quickly and easily with everyone simultaneously, or selectively to those who need to know.  Weduc will help us reduce the cost, time and difficulty of reaching parents through a variety of methods and to involve more staff in communicating with parents interactively instead of just one-way.”

Jay Staniforth, Marketing Director, Weduc, said, “The school now has an effective method of liaising quickly and interactively with parents, staff and pupils.   More and more schools and colleges of all types, not just in the UK but internationally, are adopting Weduc as their communications platform of choice due to its feature-rich but simple interface which makes interaction with a range of educational stakeholders quick, easy and effective.”

Note to Editors

About the Royal School for the Deaf Derby

Royal School for the Deaf Derby (RSDD) is a non-maintained residential special school with a nationwide catchment area for approximately 120 children and young people aged between 3 and 19.  All of the pupils have Statements of Special Educational Need or Education and Health Care Plans for hearing impairment. 

RSDD prides itself on being a warm and inclusive environment which provides both day and week-long residential places for deaf children and young people.  Language is developed using the child's preferred method of communication.  Children are listened to, can express their views and are understood.  The broad range of subjects offered is delivered using an individualised approach tailored to the language profiles of each child.   Audiologists and Speech and Language therapists who specialise in working with deaf children, provide expert support.  The Health Centre provides a comprehensive support service to pupils and a ‘Complex Needs SENCO’ provides additional input where the needs of the child are not straightforward.   

Contact:  Amanda Locke, School Administrator,  Royal School for the Deaf Derby.


Tel: 01332 362512            



About Weduc

Weduc, launched in the UK in January 2017, is a two-way, whole school educational communication platform from a software supplier of the same name.  A major benefit of Weduc is the high level of built-in, targeted communication it provides.  It facilitates two-way engagement, and provides multiple roots of communication and involvement, allowing the school to choose the most appropriate channel of communication – for example, SMS, Push Notification, Email, Chat, Notice, Social Media - for the correct situation.

By using the highly configurable and secure cloud-based network to exchange messages, photos, videos and achievements, teachers can bring parents closer to the activities that pupils engage in when they are at school, and, unlike a public website, all communication takes place within a completely private and secure environment. Weduc makes it possible to manage classes, tests and assessments whilst providing a safe location for all, with secure access to post content, comments and pictures.

Company  contact:-

Jay Staniforth, Head of Marketing, Weduc


Tel:  01509 221349




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