PARENTS are being kept up to date with their child’s progress at school by a social network website.

Staff at Kelsall Community Primary School are now using the popular internet communications tool Twitter to publicise events, news and celebrations.

Interested members of the public can join the free service at and add the school to receive regular updates, called ‘tweets’.

Headteacher Steve Williams said: “You can only use 140 characters so it is quite a small noticeboard but it is a way of keeping the parents informed.

“It’s just the beginning for us using informal but professional communications. At the moment it’s almost an online diary of what has gone on in the school and it is there online for people to look at when they like.

“We will certainly not be posting private and confidential information. We will only be using it as recording ‘a day in the life of Kelsall School’.

“We want to inform parents via new technologies of any forthcoming events that may be occurring in school and to celebrate achievements.

“There are some schools which are texting parents with notifications now.”

Social networking sites are becoming more popular with schools, businesses and organisations across Cheshire to advertise their news and modernise their communications.

Cheshire West and Chester spokeswoman Shirley Wingfield said: “We would encourage schools to make creative use of the range of communications channels available in this digital age.”

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