GCSE results day – PR, web content and social media

GCSE results day is, without doubt, the busiest day in our calendar.

Working with many schools, we spend the weeks and days leading up to this important time ensuring our clients know exactly what we need from them and when so we get the very best possible publicity for them.

We collect the headline figures and quotes from our headteachers to release first thing on GCSE results day. Our journalists then spend the entire day meeting and interviewing students as they collect their results, picking up the very best human interest stories to help promote our client schools.

Take a look at the publicity we secured from GCSE results day this summer, including front page and page 3 coverage for client school BMAT STEM Academy

BMAT STEM Academy – Harlow Guardian

BMAT STEM Academy – Harlow Guardian

New Rickstones Academy – Braintree & Witham Times

New Rickstones Academy – Braintree & Witham Times

New Rickstones Academy / Maltings Academy – Braintree & Witham Times

Forest Hall School – Bishops Stortford Independent

Royal Docks Academy – Newham Recorder

Epping St John’s Church of England School – Epping Forest Guardian

Burnt Mill Academy – YourHarlow

Burnt Mill Academy – YourHarlow

New Rickstones Academy / Maltings Academy – Essex Chronicle

BMAT STEM Academy – YourHarlow

New Rickstones Academy / Maltings Academy – Braintree & Witham Times

As well as ensuring our clients received the very best publicity as a result of GCSE results day, we also kept their websites and social media pages full of wonderfully positive stories…

Our work on GCSE results day also included providing content for advertorial spaces taken out in the local press by our client schools Epping St John’s Church of England School and Burnt Mill Academy

Epping St John’s Church of England School / Burnt Mill Academy – Epping Forest Guardian

If your school is looking to secure this kind of publicity in future, get in touch on words@kellylouiseclark.co.uk to discuss our flexible PR and copywriting services

A-level results day – PR, web content and social media posts

A-level results day is one of the busiest times of the year for us at KLC as we work to promote our education clients.

In the weeks and days leading up to A-level results day in August, we prep our sixth form clients to provide us with all the information we need, when we need it, to enable us to secure the very best publicity from this important day.

We gather the headline results from our clients, as well as quotes from key staff before speaking with students as they collect their results to give plenty of human interest stories to sit alongside the figures.

Our journalist writes and releases press releases to the media first thing on A-level results day.

Take a look at the publicity secured…

Witham Sixth Forms – Braintree & Witham Times

Witham Sixth Forms – Braintree & Witham Times

Witham Sixth Forms – Essex Chronicle

Epping St John’s Church of England School – Epping Forest Guardian

Epping St John’s Church of England School – Epping Forest Guardian

Epping St John’s Church of England School – YourHarlow

We also provided the content for an advertorial space our client Epping St John’s Church of England School had taken out in the local press…

Epping St John’s Church of England School – Epping Forest Guardian advertorial

As well as handling the PR and advertorial side of A-level results day for our clients, we also provided strong content to populate our client Epping St John’s Church of England School website and social media account to give them plenty of opportunities to promote themselves online…

If your sixth form or college is in need of this kind of support with PR or website and social media content writing, get in touch on words@kellylouiseclark.co.uk to discuss our flexible services.

National publicity for more education clients this month

This month’s national education magazine Teach Secondary features articles from KLC promoting our school clients.

A three-page feature in the magazine – distributed to every school in the country – looking at the debate between a two or three-year Key Stage 3 in schools includes a comment piece from KLC client BMAT.

The multi-academy trust, with schools in Essex and London, runs a unique curriculum which sees students in Year 9 achieving GCSEs. The comment, written by our journalist on behalf of the CEO, provides wonderful publicity for our client.

Have a read here…

Teach Secondary – BMAT

Teach Secondary – BMAT 2

Teach Secondary – BMAT 3

In the same issue of the national magazine, we secured a two-page slot for another client, Maltings Academy in Witham. We arranged for a member of staff at our client school to have a mock lesson plan featured in the magazine.

Have a read here…

Teach Secondary – Maltings Academy

Teach Secondary – Maltings Academy 2

If your school or academy trust is keen to secure this kind of extensive publicity within the industry, get in touch on words@kellylouiseclark.co.uk to discuss our flexible PR services.

 

Helping schools to hit the headlines – for the right reasons

At a time when schools are facing tough budget restraints against increased pressure to succeed, it’s more important than ever for them to have the best possible reputation.

Good reputation leads to increased pupil numbers which gives a school’s budget a significant boost.

One way to achieve this is to invest in PR services.

Many schools prioritise an investment in PR with KLC as they feel it is the best way to keep their name in the headlines for the right reasons to attract parents to show an interest in their school.

Take a look at just some of the publicity we have secured for our school clients, helping to keep them in a positive light in the media…

New Rickstones Academy – Heart FM

Burnt Mill Academy – Harlow Star

Forest Hall School – Herts & Essex Observer

Maltings Academy – Essex Chronicle

New Rickstones Academy – Essex Chronicle

Royal Docks Academy – Newham Recorder

BMAT STEM Academy / Burnt Mill Academy – Harlow Star

Forest Hall School – Harlow Star

New Rickstones Academy – Essex Chronicle

Maltings Academy – Essex Chronicle

Forest Hall School – Dunmow Broadcast

New Rickstones Academy / Maltings Academy – Essex Chronicle

Forest Hall School – Dunmow Broadcast

New Rickstones Academy – Essex Chronicle

Maltings Academy / New Rickstones Academy – Essex Chronicle

If PR is on your to-do list at the start of this school year, get in touch on words@kellylouiseclark.co.uk to discuss our flexible PR services.

Earning publicity for school clients’ exam results

Working with schools is a year-round job for KLC.

Every week, we work closely with our school clients with the mission of securing as much positive publicity for them as possible.

The summer, though, brings two of the very best opportunities to promote our schools – A-level and GCSE results days.

Our journalist handles the release of all our school clients’ exam results, as well as interviewing students to put together interesting case studies editors are always looking out for. Indeed, we are approached each year by editors and producers who know we will provide them with the very best news stories during this annual event. It is not unusual for TV and radio crews to arrange to visit our schools as part of their exam results coverage each year.

Take a look at just some of the wonderful publicity we secured for our clients this year, including radio, TV, online and in-print coverage…

Forest Hall School – BBC Look East

Maltings Academy / New Rickstones Academy – Essex Chronicle

Royal Docks Academy – Newham Recorder

Maltings Academy – Braintree & Witham Times

Burnt Mill Academy / Sir Charles Kao UTC – Harlow Star

Witham Sixth Forms – Braintree & Witham Times

Sir Charles Kao UTC – Harlow Star

Witham Sixth Forms – Essex Chronicle

Forest Hall School – Dunmow Broadcast

Sir Charles Kao UTC – YourHarlow

Forest Hall School – Herts & Essex Observer

Burnt Mill Academy – YourHarlow

Epping St John’s School – Epping Forest Guardian

Sir Charles Kao UTC – YouHarlow

Royal Docks Academy – Newham Recorder

Epping St John’s School – Epping Forest Guardian

Burnt Mill Academy – YourHarlow

Maltings Academy – Braintree & Witham Times

If you struggle to get the very best publicity off the back of your exam results, or if you are yet to get your best results and would benefit from a PR expert handling the story surrounding the figures, get in touch on words@kellylouiseclark.co.uk to discuss our flexible PR services.

 

Exam results bring KLC schools publicity

It was a busy summer for KLC as we helped various school clients to release their A-level and GCSE results to the media.

With changes to the way English and maths GCSE exams are now graded, we saw both the schools and journalists enter new territory when it came to releasing and reporting on the results.

But, despite the challenge that brought, we were thrilled to still secure plenty of great publicity – including this front page splash for Nightingale Academy, in London…

Take a look at some of the publicity secured for our school clients’ exam results this summer…

Nightingale Academy – Enfield Independent

Nightingale Academy – Enfield Independent online

Nightingale Academy – Schools Week

Burnt Mill Academy – Harlow Star

Burnt Mill Academy – YourHarlow

Forest Hall School and Maltings Academy – Witham Times

New Rickstones Academy and Maltings Academy – Witham Times

Witham Sixth Forms – Witham Times

If your school or college is in need of some help in getting its good news publicised in the local, national or education press, get in touch on words@kellylouiseclark.co.uk to discuss our flexible PR services.

KLC launches another school news magazine

Another of our school clients has signed up to our news magazines.

We produce news magazines for a number of schools, helping them to share their good news and information with students, parents, prospective parents, teachers, staff, stakeholders and the community.

Nightingale Academy, in London, is the latest to commission KLC to produce a news magazine on its behalf.

Issue 1 is available all around the school and community now, while Issue 2 is being put together at the moment for the summer by our journalist, designer and printer.

Have a look at the content here… The Edge

We have also recently produced the eighth school magazine for Maltings Academy with partner school New Rickstones Academy, in Witham.

If your school could benefit from sharing its good news with its community, get in touch on words@kellylouiseclark.co.uk to find out how easy it is to hand the whole production over to KLC.

KLC school features in Guardian article

While our school clients are predominantly interested in securing local publicity to help attract new students, they are also keen to spread the word about their work to a national audience.

So, when our contacts on the Guardian newspaper were looking to feature schools who locally source their food, we knew we had just the case study.

As a result, KLC client school Maltings Academy, in Essex, features in the online article.

Have a read here… The Guardian – Maltings Academy

If you are looking to shout about the good work of your school regionally or nationally, get in touch on words@kellylouiseclark.co.uk to discuss our flexible PR services or to outline your unique story.

KLC getting your news in print

At KLC, we help businesses, schools and organisations to get their good news published and their name out there in a positive light.

Our journalist, with more than 20 years’ experience, works closely with our clients to uncover the best stories which we know editors will be interested in publishing.

While some try their hand at getting their news in print, we often find the lack of knowledge of how to write a news story and an empty contact book leaves them struggling to get noticed.

When we picked up a story via social media about a tearoom seeking a mystery child customer who had stated on a feedback form they would like to work there one day, we knew there was a lovely regional story to be had. The business owner said they had struggled in recent times to get any news published and so hadn’t contacted the press on this occasion. One email to our contacts later and a news slot – ie free of charge – on page two of that week’s local newspaper had been secured!

Take a look at the coverage for Scrumptious Tearooms here…

Scrumptious Tearooms – Dunmow Broadcast

Other recent news coverage for our clients can be seen here…

Secure Haven – Chelmsford Weekly News

Maltings Academy – Essex Chronicle

Secure Haven – Chelmsford Weekly News

Maltings Academy – East Anglian Daily Times

If you are struggling to get your positive news published, get in touch on words@kellylouiseclark.co.uk to discuss our flexible PR services.

Helping schools to make the headlines

A big part of our work at KLC involves working with our school clients to secure them positive publicity in the local, national and education media.

Our journalist spends time at the schools, getting to know the staff, students and stories which will give our clients the very best reputations.

Maltings Academy - Witham Times

Having worked in journalism for 20 years, we have the contacts to ensure your news makes it into print or onto online news channels.

Take a look at just some of the latest publicity we have secured for our school clients…

Burnt Mill Academy – Harlow Star

Forest Hall School – Dunmow Broadcast

Greensward Academy – Essex Enquirer

Greensward Academy – Essex Enquirer

Maltings Academy – Essex Chronicle

Maltings Academy and New Rickstones Academy – Essex Chronicle

Maltings Academy – Witham Times

If your school, college, university or nursery could benefit from publicity like this, get in touch on words@kellylouiseclark.co.uk to discuss our flexible PR services.