Vital local press for client schools

School funds are allocated by numbers of pupils. Pupil numbers grow and are sustained by a school having a positive reputation. A positive reputation comes, in part, from positive publicity in the local media.

That is where KLC steps in.

We work with lots of school clients in Essex and London to secure positive publicity in their local publications to ensure their pupil numbers continue to grow.

Our journalist is in regular contact with our client schools to gather, write and distribute positive news articles to our contacts in the local and regional media outlets, from newspapers and radio channels to news websites.

Take a look at just some of the publicity we have secured for our client schools recently…

The Sigma Trust – Daily Gazette

The Sigma Trust – Daily Gazette

The Sigma Trust – Colchester Gazette

The Sigma Trust – Clacton Gazette

The Sigma Trust – Colchester Gazette

The Day Nursery – Echo

Hillyfield Primary Academy – East London Guardian

Hillyfield Primary Academy – East London Guardian

Hillyfield Primary Academy – East London Guardian

Maltings Academy – Essex Chronicle

Maltings Academy – Witham Times

Maltings Academy – Witham Times

Maltings Academy – Witham Times

Maltings Academy – Witham Times

Maltings Academy – Essex Chronicle

Maltings Academy – Essex Chronicle

Maltings Academy – Essex Chronicle

Maltings Academy / New Rickstones Academy – Witham Times

New Rickstones Academy – Witham Times

New Rickstones Academy – Essex Chronicle

New Rickstones Academy – Witham Times

New Rickstones Academy – Witham Times

New Rickstones Academy / Maltings Academy – Witham Times

New Rickstones Academy / Maltings Academy – Witham Times

Paxman Academy – Daily Gazette

If you are looking to secure more positive publicity for your school in the new academic year, get in touch on words@kellylouiseclark.co.uk to discuss our flexible PR services.

National publicity for multi-academy trust

We work closely with education publication editors who regularly turn to KLC to provide features focusing on our school clients.

So, when we were approached by Teachwire – the online publication which supplies resources, news, products and comment from the world of education – to produce some content around the school closures due to the Coronavirus outbreak, we were happy to oblige.

We turned to our client The Sigma Trust, which looks after 12 primary and secondary schools in north Essex.

Our journalist – Kelly Clark – spoke with heads at the four primaries within the Trust, as well as the CEO, to bring together a 2,000-word feature.

Have a read here… Teachwire

We have also promoted the Trust’s schools in the past by arranging for their teachers to write mock lesson plans to appear in national magazine, Teach Secondary

Teach Secondary – The Stanway School

Teach Secondary – The Stanway School

If your school or multi-academy trust is looking to secure national publicity like this, get in touch on words@kellylouiseclark.co.uk to discuss our flexible PR services.

Producing news magazines for our clients

At KLC, we are extremely proud of the news magazines we produce for our clients.

Having a background in journalism and editing, we are well placed – with our design and print partner – to quickly and easily produce publications of all sizes and specs.

Throughout the term, we collect news stories from our many school clients which we share with the local, national and education media. To get the maximum use and exposure for the articles, we also produce news magazines which are delivered to parents, employees and stakeholders of our client schools.

The magazines provide a wonderful accompaniment to the traditional school prospectus; with the prospectus providing the facts and figures and the “need to know” information about a school and our magazines sharing the smiling faces and the nitty gritty of what goes on within our schools.

Take a look at just some of the school news magazines we have produced for our clients recently…

The Hilly High for Hillyfield Primary Academy, in Walthamstow…

Sigma News (parent version and staff version) for The Sigma Trust, Essex…

Spotlight for Maltings Academy and New Rickstones Academy, in Witham, Essex…

Trinity Magazine for Trinity Primary Academy, in Wood Green, London…

Contact us on words@kellylouiseclark.co.uk to discuss how easily we can produce similar magazines for your school, college, university or multi-academy trust.

Giving a national voice to school clients

Working with schools, we have a couple of goals we strive to achieve: we want to raise the profile of our schools locally and keep their reputations positive to encourage parents to apply for places; as well as giving our clients a voice on the national education scene.

This month, we have given that voice to two more of our client schools with publicity within the pages of national magazine Teach Secondary.

Our client Helena Mills CBE is CEO of BMAT multi-academy trust, with primary and secondary schools in Essex and London. She was keen to voice her views about social media and the place it has – or may not have – in the industry. We secured a whole page in the magazine for Helena to comment. Take a look here..

Teach Secondary – BMAT

We are also regularly asked to provide mock lesson plans from experts around the industry to be shared in the magazine. This month, it was the turn of our client school Thomas Lord Audley School, in Colchester, Essex, giving the school a chance to share its expertise on a national scale. Have a read here…

Teach Secondary – Thomas Lord Audley School

Teach Secondary – Thomas Lord Audley School

If you are keen to have your voice heard within the education world, get in touch on words@kellylouiseclark.co.uk to discuss our flexible PR services.

KLC news magazines keep parents in touch with client schools

Each term, we produce news magazines to keep parents up-to-date with what is happening in their child’s school. Individual schools and multi-academy trusts love being able to show their parents all of the wonderful things being achieved within their schools and by their pupils. Our magazines are a great way of doing that.

Our journalist, designer and printer work together to take the whole operation out of the hands of our clients, liaising at the beginning and at the end to ensure a smooth operation with appropriate, lively, positive content.

These are just some of the most recent news magazines we have produced, for Trinity Primary Academy, in Wood Green, London; The Sigma Trust, in north Essex; the BMAT multi-academy trust, in Essex and east London; and Nightingale Academy, in Edmonton, London.

If you are looking at new ways of communicating with your parents, get in touch on words@kellylouiseclark.co.uk to discuss our school news magazines.

School news magazines and internal communications

While schools produce prospectuses to communicate vital facts and figures with interested parents, we believe sharing lots of wonderful news stories is an even better way to sell a school.

That’s where our school news magazines come in. We produce eight or 16-page news magazines for our school clients, packed full with positive news articles and smiley photos of children achieving and happy.

For some of our multi-academy trust clients, we also handle their internal communications by producing an alternative news magazine with updates for colleagues across their organisation.

Take a look at just some of our recent publications, for Trinity Primary Academy in Wood Green, London; the Sigma Trust in north Essex; and Nightingale Academy in Edmonton, London…

At KLC, we take on the entire process of gathering and writing the content, collecting images, designing and printing the publications for our clients. All our clients have to do is approve the design before it goes off to print.

If your school or multi-academy trust could benefit from this kind of communication with existing or prospective parents or its employees, get in touch on words@kellylouiseclark.co.uk to discuss.

National education publicity for school clients

We are often asked to provide mock lesson plans for the national education magazine Teach Secondary.

With an extensive client base of schools, the editor turns to KLC to supply inspirational copy from experienced teachers.

Take a look at the most recent articles, supplied by KLC…

The Stanway School – Teach Secondary

The Stanway School – Teach Secondary 2

Nightingale Academy – Teach Secondary

Nightingale Academy – Teach Secondary 2

If you are an editor looking for a school or teacher to feature in an article, get in touch on words@kellylouiseclark.co.uk and tap into our client base.

Our work with our school clients

We work with lots of school clients each week to secure positive publicity and to help them to communicate with their communities, with both internal communications and external PR.

As well as sourcing, writing and distributing positive news articles via press release, we also provide content for our schools’ websites and produce regular news magazines for parents, staff and stakeholders.

These are just a couple of our latest school news magazines – The Edge, for the community around Nightingale Academy in Edmonton, London, and Sigma News, with one version for parents across the schools within The Sigma Trust, an education Trust, in Essex and one for staff within the growing organisation…

The Edge – Nightingale Academy

Sigma News – The Sigma Trust

It is also our mission to secure regular positive publicity for our school clients in the local, national and education press.

Here are a few of the recent pieces of publicity we have secured for Nightingale Academy…

Nightingale Academy – Harlow Star

Nightingale Academy – Enfield Independent

Nightingale Academy – Enfield Independent

Nightingale Academy – Enfield Independent

We also work with nurseries, securing them positive publicity in the same way, as we have recently for The Day Nursery, based in Rawreth, Essex…

The Day Nursery – Echo

If your nursery, school or college is in need of some help to boost its reputation, attract more pupils or to communicate with staff, get in touch on words@kellylouiseclark.co.uk to discuss our flexible PR and communication services.

National education magazine features by KLC

We are regularly called upon by editors to write features for national education publications.

Working for many years with school clients, handling their PR and communications, our journalists are well placed to produce content in this area.

Take a look at the most recent articles, written by our journalist Kelly Clark, which have appeared in Teach Secondary and Technology & Innovation magazines and tackle topics such as how schools are managing to keep subjects such as music on an ever-challenging curriculum; and how schools are using technology in clever ways to engage parents…

Teach Secondary – music

Teach Secondary – music 2

Technology and Innovation – clever tech

Technology and Innovation – clever tech 2

We are also able to bring national publicity opportunities to our school clients via these same links, as we have done recently here…

Teach Secondary – art lesson plan

If you are looking for professional writers to produce content for a publication in the education arena, get in touch on words@kellylouiseclark.co.uk to discuss our writing services.

 

Preparing for a new school year

In just a few days’ time, our schools will once again be full of life and buzzing for a fresh new academic year ahead.

While the summer has meant a break for many students, our client schools have still been busy with summer schools, exam results days and training days which means we have been kept busy, too.

We work closely with schools in and around Essex and London to provide PR services, to produce news magazines and to fill school websites with stories and articles.

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

Cooks Spinney Primary Academy – Harlow Star

Cooks Spinney Primary Academy – YourHarlow

Clacton County High School – Essex Life

Nightingale Academy – Enfield Independent

Nightingale Academy – Enfield Independent

Nightingale Academy – Enfield Independent online

Parents within our school communities are kept up-to-date with our news magazines…

If your school is looking to improve its communication with parents, prospective parents and staff this academic year, get in touch on words@kellylouiseclark.co.uk to discuss our flexible PR and copywriting services.