Posted on November 20, 2019 by Cara Patching in SIMS.
Completely Free Performance Analysis Tool for every school and MAT
Arbor Insight is a completely free performance analysis tool that benchmarks your school’s performance against the national average, as well as against schools “Like You” and “Top Quintile” schools. It allows you to drill down to uncover which student groups are driving over and under performance.
Included for free are the interactive ASP dashboards and a School Performance Summary.
If you like the look of these there is a premium option which gives you even more data analysis, including a set of 5 reports showing the gaps between different student groups across attendance attainment. You will get individual reports on Prior Attainment, Ethnicity, Disadvantage, Gender, and SEN. These will allow you to identify which areas in your school to focus on and why.
The paid option will also give you an Attainment and Progress Report across different demographic groups at your school over the last 3 years, and also a Financial Benchmarking Report which will benchmark your school or academy’s income and expenditure patterns over the last 3 years to help identify where to save money and plan your next budget.
Version for Multi-Academy Trusts
The MAT version of the free reports allow you to look at the same information as above but against the schools in your MAT. Drill down to see how individual schools, demographic groups or custom-built clusters are affecting results, or remove schools from your analysis to see how that changes your overall performance.
SBS are proud to announce that we can offer a 25% discount on the premium reports for all of our customers.
Please contact us on the usual number of 0345 222 1551 – Opt 3 or email email@example.com
You can discuss Arbor Insight with the team at our upcoming event in London
Come to our SBS Data Management Forum – Tuesday 26th November
The Arbor Insight team will be at our Data Managers Forum on the 26th November at Swiss Cottage School in London. Please see our recent blog post for more information.
Book via our EventBrite page →
Our previous events:
We recently attended a show with Arbor ahead of our accreditation
This Autumn Term…
…SBS Online moves up a set!
The expertise and high level of service our users know and love, across a growing suite of applications and resources. After 10-years maximising school and MAT budget planning, and with a 94% customer retention rate, SBS Online is ready to deliver additional functionality for school business management.
Users’ planners, monitoring functions and reports will be accessed via SBS Budgets on the SBS Online Welcome Screen, alongside SBS Sync, SBS ICFP and the latest news for School Business Services customers.
See our latest blog for the full story and contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
Not a budget management software user yet? Book a demo for SBS Budgets
Posted on May 3, 2017 by Leyla Tovey in SIMS.
Known Issue with SIMS Attendance ‘Today’s Register Report’
Many schools have reported an issue with running the Today’s Register Report via Reports | Attendance | Whole Group Pupil Reports.
Capita SIMS are aware of this issue and are working on a patch to fix the issue.
Posted on May 2, 2017 by Leyla Tovey in SIMS.
Is your school going to be used as a polling station?
If so, you will need to add the school closure as an Exceptional Circumstance in SIMS using the ‘#’ code.
Posted on December 14, 2016 by Liziy Allen in HR & Payroll.
Workplace issues this Christmas With Christmas just round the corner employers need to prepare for some familiar workplace issues, whether its unauthorised absence over the Christmas period or bad behaviour at the office party. This podcast from XpertHR provides advice on what information schools can send out before the Christmas party to advise employees of […]
Posted on December 2, 2016 by Leyla Tovey in SIMS.
With Ofsted placing greater emphasis on safeguarding than ever before, it is essential that staff in schools are aware of their responsibilities and have confidence in the monitoring systems that are in place. School safeguarding defined Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people is defined in the Government publication Working together to […]
Posted on June 30, 2016 by Leyla Tovey in SIMS.
If your school is fully or partially closed due to the proposed teacher strike on Tuesday 5th July 2016, the Y code should be used. Code Y: Unable to Attend due to Exceptional Circumstances If a school has to close for some or all pupils on a strike day, the Y code should be used for […]
Posted on May 6, 2016 by Leyla Tovey in SIMS.
If your school is fully or partially closed to students because it is being used as a Polling Station, DfE advice states that the # code be used. Code #: Planned whole or partial school closure This code should be used for whole or partial school closures that are known or planned in advance such as: […]
Posted on December 4, 2015 by Leyla Tovey in SIMS.
The date for the Spring 2016 Census is Thursday 21st January 2016 We will be publishing the school census documentation at the beginning of the new year, however, should you require an onsite consultancy visit to help you with the running of the school census or wish to book our Census Remote Service then please […]
Posted on October 1, 2015 by Viv Reed in SIMS.
We recently moved to larger premises and are excited to announce our new MIS & ICT training facility in Newport Pagnell. To celebrate the opening we are offering a 10% reduction this Autumn on our standard delegate price, meaning that a full day of training would be just £180 per delegate. We are also offering […]
Posted on August 25, 2015 by Viv Reed in SIMS.
Throw out your spreadsheets and notepads, great savings in admin time! CHQ Virtual Activities Environment (VAE) is an exciting new web-based product that allows you to fully manage all of your out of school activities. There are no more ungainly spreadsheets or working late trying to match pupils to the available places as parents can […]