My Homepage - your personalised Arbor dashboard

What is My Homepage?

If you are a teacher or have pastoral responsibilities e.g. as a head of house, My Homepage will show you everything that’s going on with your classes at a glance - from live attendance, behaviour and attainment stats, to pastoral notes and detention alerts - so you can jump in if you need to. Plus, with a running to-do list of your most urgent tasks, you’ll see where you’re needed and get work done faster.

Permissions

To access the homepage you'll need the Dashboard: Staff permission. Most staff will have this by default as part of their Business Role. If you don't have permission and can't access the homepage, you'll need to ask your admin team to give you permission using these instructions.

What can I see on My Homepage?

My Homepage looks different depending on your role at school.

For everyone

  • School notices - At the top of the homepage so no staff members miss an important announcement.
  • Favourites - Bring your most important pages and actions actions like 'Take attendance', 'Create event' and 'Send email' front and centre.
  • Adjust your dashboardSelect which whole school stats you want to see - Attendance, Behaviour or Attainment (or all three!).
  • National Average and National Percentile data - See how your school compares today with other Arbor schools across the country. See further details here.

Here is an example of what the Head Teacher (someone who is not teaching or pastoral staff) would see. You can use the sections below for more information on each area.

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For teaching and pastoral staff

In addition to the features above, you will also have:

  • My Students - View a personalised view of progress for your students only using the tab on the Homepage. Drill down to see which students are driving overall trends, filter your stats by key groups, such as FSM Year 5 boys, or SEN EAL girls, or switch back to the Whole School tab to get an overview of your school.
  • To-do list - This will show you any incomplete registers, unresolved behaviour incidents, incomplete assessment data collections and cover requests assigned to you, helping you tick them off between lessons.
  • Alerts - See medical and pastoral notes, when students join or leave a custom group, detentions and birthdays for your students so you never miss the important things!

Teachers or someone with pastoral responsibilities includes anyone who is a:

  • Form tutor, Academic lead, or teacher of a class (must be assigned to the class, not just to the timetable slots)
  • Head of year or house (must be assigned in the Students > Enrolments section, not just have the Business Role)
  • Lead staff member of an intervention (must be assigned to the intervention, not just to timetable slots)
  • Teacher of a teaching group
  • Head or Second of Department or Faculty

Here is an example of what teaching staff would see. You can use the sections below for more information on each area.

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Features list

Click below to see what you can do in each section.

1. The top menus and site links

The bar at the top of your page includes menus which will enable you to get to the different areas of Arbor. Take a look here for a full guide to making your way around the site: How to navigate and get around Arbor

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2. The search bar

You can search for Students, Guardians, Staff as well as courses and registration forms in Arbor using the Search Box. Take a look at everything you can search for here: Using Arbor's Global search

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3. Favourites

Personalise your Arbor homepage with the Favourites menu. You can bookmark the pages you use most often, so you can get to them quickly and easily every day. Plus, rename your favourited pages to make them more relevant to you.

You can see full details here: Custom Favourites on My Homepage

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4. My Calendar 

Here you can see any upcoming lessons, clubs, trips, interventions, detentions, events and meetings - any session you’ve been set to attend or lead. Click My Calendar to view your full calendar, or click the event to open the session dashboard, such as a lesson dashboard to take attendance for the class.

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5. To Do

Here, teachers see any incomplete registers for your classes, which will always show at the top.

Under these, you’ll see (with the newest at the top): 

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If you can view the School > Data > Data Quality Dashboard > Student Record Changes > Pending page and your school uses the Parent Portal or Parent App, you’ll be able to see when there’s a new pending student record change and click it to approve or reject them.

When the system has been able to identify a duplicate profile, everyone with the School: General Admin: Administer permission will see this in their to-do list. You can then click the duplicate to delete or merge them from the Data Quality dashboard.

You can’t create your own to-dos as they are automatically generated.

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Click the top of the section to see all your To-Dos.

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You can click any item to be taken to the page where you can resolve the to-do item.

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You’ll need to resolve everything to clear your to-dos. If you’ve worked through your to-do list, you’ll see this.

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6. Alerts

Here you’ll see a notification as and when new date is recorded for your students, or if their birthday is today, with the newest alert at the top.

For more information, see our article: Alerts on your homepage

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7. School Notices

You can see any notices that are currently running for school staff. These aren’t displayed on the Parent Portal or Student Portal if you also use these. 

If part of the message is cut off, just click it to read the full notice.

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If you have the School: General Admin: Administer permission, you’ll be able to click School Notices and edit or add more. You can also get to this page from School > Communications > Notices.

For more information, see our article: School Notices on your homepage

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8. Key performance indicators (KPIs)

You’ll be able to view the KPIs for all the students enrolled in your school. For full details on how these work and whether they can be edited, see our guidance here: How do the KPIs on My Homepage work?

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You can choose which KPIs to display using the drop-down menu.

All of the filter options are ‘sticky’ so once you set them, they’ll be the same each time you return to My Dashboard or log back in until you change them. If you choose to not display a set of KPIs, they will remain hidden when you next log in.

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If you are a teacher or have pastoral responsibilities e.g. as a head of house, you'll also be able to view the KPIs for all the students you are linked to - just click the tabs to switch between the two.

On the My Students tab, the KPIs will only show you the students you are linked to, so the enrolment figures will usually be much lower than the overall school figures. 

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To look at just one of the student groups you are linked to, click the first drop-down menu and select your group.

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This filter acts as an ‘or’ filter, so in this example, my KPIs will include any students who are in 7Pe/1 or in 8Pe/2.

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You can also filter your KPIs to look at students that fall into a particular demographic using the second filter. Click the second drop-down menu and select your demographics - you can select a maximum of 2.

This filter acts as an ‘and’ filter, so in this example, my KPIs will include any students who are EAL and also Male.

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You can use both filters together, to drill down into the KPIs of a particular demographic in a particular group of students. In this example, I can see anyone in Acklam house who is FSM and Pupil Premium.

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