Friday Focus Podcast

Friday Focus is our new podcast series to help anyone working in school communications. Join Attain's Editor, Matthew Smith, as he explores the world of independent school communications.

Each week, during term time, Matthew will highlight the little changes which can make a big difference and help you to improve the quality of your media coverage.

Do share your feedback with us – if you find the Friday Focus podcast helpful or if there are any particular topics you would like discussed. You can email Matthew via

Are you getting the most out of using Pressburst?

We know there are often not enough hours in the day but one of the key aspects of Pressburst is to try and save you time and money. Here are three quick suggestions:

1. Press releases
Do you use the press release function? It can take any story you have uploaded to Pressburst and turn it into a professionally-formatted press release. Why is this better than sending it manually through your email program? The key difference is that through Pressburst, the release is formatted in the most accessible way possible for journalists – with absolutely no attachments.
Find out more.

2. Jobs and HR vs News and Communications
In most schools, the role of HR and Communications rarely overlaps. Pressburst helps both teams by providing a first-class tool for managing news with an innovative and incredibly cost-effective way of promoting jobs. But is your school taking full advantage of this?
Find out more.

3. An app for parents
We have recently launched our new Attain app for parents and a key feature is that it enables you to fully customise the content so it can be an app for your school. And one of the best features is that you can take advantage of this custom app at no extra cost – it is all part of your Pressburst membership.
Find out more.

Any questions?

Please do not hesitate to get in touch with us via to discuss any of these features further and we can arrange a time for a telephone call, if helpful.