2018/2019 Fortnightly Update Roundup 5 - EYFS analysis, Group MIS improvements, and more!

Happy summer holidays from everyone at Arbor! Click the link at the bottom of the article to download a PDF version of this update roundup.

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Live student context dashboard for Group MIS

Groups and MATs can now see the student context from all of their schools, showing live statistics for who is enrolled that day. As with any other Key Performance Indicator in the group dashboards, you can click on a measure and see a breakdown by cluster, school and individual student. You can also see how this picture changes year on year, and soon you’ll be able to do the same month by month - watch this space!


EYFS standardised assessment analysis!

You can now analyse your EYFS data from the Early Years Foundation Stage profile, in the same way that you can view your KS1 and KS2 SATs analysis. This includes the % of students who are achieving a Good Level of Development, giving you the easy visual access you need to prove your early years progress.

Attendance that day on registers

You can now see all of a student’s attendance marks so far that day, or so far that week, on your registers as you mark them. This will now work even if timetable periods haven’t been defined by the school!


To toggle this setting for teachers, someone with the School General Admin: Administer permission should go into School > Programmes > Courses > Lesson settings.

We’ve also added… 

  • A new Pay Review Dates tab on the Contracts page, where you can set when a pay review was last completed for staff in bulk - useful if you do all your pay reviews at the same time of year!
  • The ability to add and remove participants from recurring school events, without remaking the event
  • The ability to print applicant labels!

Coming soon...

Decide who gets to send comms

Sending profiles are getting an overhaul, with more options for central admin and more granular permissions. SMS permissions will be separated from other comms permissions, for instance to prevent teachers using up SMS credits. You’ll be able to manage sending profiles in bulk, and also allow teachers to send emails on behalf of themselves instead off signed of by the school.

Further Group MIS improvements!

These include more precise weightings to calculate your group averages based on the number of students in each school, and the ability to view staff context and absences by month, as you can with other stats in the Group MIS.


A more detailed roadmap showing our plans until September was published here.

If you want to propose your own improvement idea, contact your Customer Success Analyst.

An article like this is published every other Friday in the ‘Recent Updates’ section of our helpdesk!

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