2018/2019 Product Update Roundup 25 - Observations and additions to Exams, Group demographics and Parent Portal

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Improve teaching across your school by using our new Observations feature! Set up, record, save, submit and analyse observations, e.g. lesson observations, using a template created by you. This includes creating your own gradeset, themes and strands to be observed.

See our article for more information on how to use this feature.


Disadvantaged Demographic

Your group MIS dashboards now display statistics for ‘Disadvantaged’ students in your By Demographic infographics.



Assignments on Parent Portal

Parents can now see their child’s due, submitted and marked assignments on the Parent Portal Dashboard! They can then click the assignment to view more information and the mark given.



Improved Qualification Offering

We’ve made the Qualification Offering page easier to use by separating EDI and Non-EDI qualifications into separate tabs. We’ve also added the ‘Candidate Entries’ tab to check on your entries into each qualification without having to go to Qualifications > EDI.



Coming soon...

Group MIS improvements

Soon you’ll be able to analyse all your schools’ SATs, EYF and Phonics Screening data using our Group DfE Performance Dashboards, and easily see your Group staff members’ details and permissions on our new Group Staff Profiles.

We’ll also be adding new staff absence measures to the Group MIS for staff and teachers, including days lost to sickness, work-related events or other absences and percentage taking sickness absence.

More exams improvements

We’ll make it easy to see when a student is entered for overlapping KS4 or KS5 qualifications, e.g. Photography and Fine Art, so you can make amendments if necessary. You’ll also soon be able to email exam time tables to guardians!


If you want to propose your own improvement idea, contact our Customer Support Team.

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