Social Media Training for Schools

Twitter, Facebook, Youtube, Linkedin, Instagram

Social media offers schools a fantastic opportunity to build their reputation, but needs to be handled carefully to protect the interests of the school’s staff and students.

We deliver hands-on social media training for schools, which is tailored to your school and the level of knowledge your staff currently have. By delivering it in school, you save on venue hire and travel time for your staff, plus it enables the trainer to get to know your school.

Each workshop is tailored to the needs of your school, but would usually include:

  • Strengths and weaknesses of different social media platforms
  • Developing a Social Media Policy and Strategy
  • Security and privacy settings on social media
  • What to share on social media?
  • Building friends and followers
  • Managing negative or inappropriate comments
  • Scheduling posts on social media
  • Easy ways of editing and creating images
  • Daily and weekly planning
  • Integrating social media with other marketing activities
  • Measuring the results

For each of the platforms – Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin, Instagram and YouTube – we will look at:

  • Setting up your accounts
  • Its features and how to get the best from them
  • Apps which help with the management of each platform
  • Learning from good and poor examples of their use

Who Should Attend?

This social media course is suitable for anyone handling the school’s social media accounts and marketing, whether it is a head teacher, teacher, administrator, or business manager.

This course can be combined with marketing training too if required. Details of our marketing training courses are here.

Here is just some of the positive feedback we get:

“Beryl was very informative and extremely helpful in our recent marketing training.  The structure of the days were well planned and she has helped my understanding of marketing, particularly in social media.  I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her.” Kelly Noble, Knole Academy, Sevenoaks

An initial one hour consultation is FREE, so you can try it with no obligation!

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"Just to let you know that the leaflet has gone down very well. We have heard lots of positive reports from various sources about the impact that it has had - it appears to have hit the right note in the community! Well done and thank you.”

Andrew George, Head Teacher, South Wolds Academy

2017-01-30T12:42:30+00:00

Andrew George, Head Teacher, South Wolds Academy

"Just to let you know that the leaflet has gone down very well. We have heard lots of positive reports from various sources about the impact that it has had - it appears to have hit the right note in the community! Well done and thank you.”

"The workshop was extremely practical, ‘hands on’ and relevant to our business. Beryl was always able to answer our specific questions or demonstrate particular techniques ‘on the hoof’. We were immediately able to put what had learned into practice, noticing a much greater level and quality of Social Media activity."

Steve Harrison, Managing Director, Deli & Dine Ltd

2017-02-09T17:35:28+00:00

Steve Harrison, Managing Director, Deli & Dine Ltd

"The workshop was extremely practical, ‘hands on’ and relevant to our business. Beryl was always able to answer our specific questions or demonstrate particular techniques ‘on the hoof’. We were immediately able to put what had learned into practice, noticing a much greater level and quality of Social Media activity."

“Ridgeway Marketing have marketed our business right from the very beginning and elevated our company name and brand into the upper echelons of the market that we operate in. Beryl is highly professional, calm and collected, especially when under pressure with a large volume of marketing tasks. I would strongly recommend Beryl and Ridgeway Marketing to any company looking to outsource their marketing for an affordable, professional and highly valued service. “

Darren Toms, Managing Director, Clumber Consultancy Ltd

2017-02-21T14:01:31+00:00

Darren Toms, Managing Director, Clumber Consultancy Ltd

“Ridgeway Marketing have marketed our business right from the very beginning and elevated our company name and brand into the upper echelons of the market that we operate in. Beryl is highly professional, calm and collected, especially when under pressure with a large volume of marketing tasks. I would strongly recommend Beryl and Ridgeway Marketing to any company looking to outsource their marketing for an affordable, professional and highly valued service. “

“When we set up our micro-brewery we had plenty of business experience, but none of marketing or PR. Beryl helped us structure our website, write the copy and plan a launch event. She also wrote news releases and articles which got us coverage in both the local press and national real ale magazines, all of which helped quickly establish the brewery’s name in the area.”

Mary Easterbrook, Pheasantry Brewery

2017-02-21T13:14:15+00:00

Mary Easterbrook, Pheasantry Brewery

“When we set up our micro-brewery we had plenty of business experience, but none of marketing or PR. Beryl helped us structure our website, write the copy and plan a launch event. She also wrote news releases and articles which got us coverage in both the local press and national real ale magazines, all of which helped quickly establish the brewery’s name in the area.”

“We use a combination of high profile events and email campaigns to promote Insolvency Squared. Beryl works with us to design and write the regular Mailchimp email campaigns. Although I know what I want to say, I struggle to find the right words - she finds the right tone of voice to talk to our market, and I get great response rates and feedback from potential clients.”

Karyn Jones, Managing Director, Insolvency Squared

2017-02-28T16:12:11+00:00

Karyn Jones, Managing Director, Insolvency Squared

“We use a combination of high profile events and email campaigns to promote Insolvency Squared. Beryl works with us to design and write the regular Mailchimp email campaigns. Although I know what I want to say, I struggle to find the right words - she finds the right tone of voice to talk to our market, and I get great response rates and feedback from potential clients.”


"I've just received the digital copy of the Grocer, and just have a look at the coverage we received!! It's great! Great job on the press release :)"


Anu Sharma, Holy Cow! Sauces

2017-01-30T12:43:34+00:00

Anu Sharma, Holy Cow! Sauces

"I've just received the digital copy of the Grocer, and just have a look at the coverage we received!! It's great! Great job on the press release :)"

"Beryl is a great trainer, she has worked with the Food and Drink Forum delivering amazing courses for our producers for a while.  Her ability to adapt her marketing knowledge and expertise to our sector has been outstanding, to hear Beryl in action would make you think this was her key area of work.  Beryl takes time before each course to find out about her delegates and really tailors the course to their specific needs, with tremendous success.  Beryl we are lucky to have you as a friend of the forum!"

Trudi Waldram, Food and Drink Adviser, Food and Drink Forum

2018-07-30T09:32:40+01:00

Trudi Waldram, Food and Drink Adviser, Food and Drink Forum

"Beryl is a great trainer, she has worked with the Food and Drink Forum delivering amazing courses for our producers for a while.  Her ability to adapt her marketing knowledge and expertise to our sector has been outstanding, to hear Beryl in action would make you think this was her key area of work.  Beryl takes time before each course to find out about her delegates and really tailors the course to their specific needs, with tremendous success.  Beryl we are lucky to have you as a friend of the forum!"


“I recently attended a workshop that Beryl ran which I would recommend to anyone wanting to improve their business marketing. Beryl has a structured way to take you through the marketing of your business, covering all of the essentials and giving a great overview of many areas of marketing. I particularly enjoyed the section on Press Releases and found the workshop informative, useful and inspiring.”


Marina Johnson, I-Venture Training

2016-10-26T14:12:15+01:00

Marina Johnson, I-Venture Training

“I recently attended a workshop that Beryl ran which I would recommend to anyone wanting to improve their business marketing. Beryl has a structured way to take you through the marketing of your business, covering all of the essentials and giving a great overview of many areas of marketing. I particularly enjoyed the section on Press Releases and found the workshop informative, useful and inspiring.”

“Working with Beryl has really clarified our thinking about what we are offering our clients. With her help, we have completely redesigned our website to reflect our market position, and target customers more effectively.”

Paul Johnson, MD, Model Logic

2017-01-30T12:44:02+00:00

Paul Johnson, MD, Model Logic

“Working with Beryl has really clarified our thinking about what we are offering our clients. With her help, we have completely redesigned our website to reflect our market position, and target customers more effectively.”


"An inspirational lady who clearly works hard to earn the respect of her clients.”


Jacqueline Gold, Chief Executive of Knickerbox and Ann Summers

2017-01-30T12:43:02+00:00

Jacqueline Gold, Chief Executive of Knickerbox and Ann Summers

"An inspirational lady who clearly works hard to earn the respect of her clients.”

"Ridgeway Marketing have proved a great asset to us. As we specialise in commercial vending facilities for industry, it was important that any marketing reflected our target market, Beryl quickly grasped our needs and helped us achieve this."

Nick Brooks, Operations Director, Commercial Vending Services Ltd

2017-02-19T14:33:32+00:00

Nick Brooks, Operations Director, Commercial Vending Services Ltd

"Ridgeway Marketing have proved a great asset to us. As we specialise in commercial vending facilities for industry, it was important that any marketing reflected our target market, Beryl quickly grasped our needs and helped us achieve this."

“After attending Beryl's course on writing a press release, I followed her suggested procedure and lo and behold my first one was published with hardly any changes. Very happy indeed and well worth attending the course.”

James Mayle, imageskool

2017-01-30T12:46:57+00:00

James Mayle, imageskool

“After attending Beryl's course on writing a press release, I followed her suggested procedure and lo and behold my first one was published with hardly any changes. Very happy indeed and well worth attending the course.”