5 ways to cut down census stress with Arbor

blank Maddie Kilminster - 13 October, 2020

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5 ways to cut down census stress with Arbor

It’s the time of year when most School Admin Officers have one thing at the top of their minds – census. With the end of October deadline fast approaching, and workforce census on the horizon, you’re probably somewhere deep into the process by now.  Census can be a bit of a daunting task, and with

It’s the time of year when most School Admin Officers have one thing at the top of their minds – census. With the end of October deadline fast approaching, and workforce census on the horizon, you’re probably somewhere deep into the process by now. 

Census can be a bit of a daunting task, and with so much unexpected admin to cope with this year, another lengthy, clunky process is the last thing your back office needs. 

Here are five ways that Arbor takes the hassle out of census management, giving you valuable time back in your day: 

1. Save hours of manual data entry

Preparing and updating your data is quick and easy in Arbor, thanks to bulk actions. Update information about a group of students, such as attainment grades, UPNs, or student contact details at the same time, in just a few clicks.

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Click the pencil to update all students in one click

2. Up-to-date DfE validation forms

In Arbor, you’ll always have the most recent DfE validation form for your school built into the system, so you don’t even have to think about it. This cuts out a major step in the process, allowing you to run the same checks on your census data as the DfE, all within Arbor.

3. Navigate your data in an easy dashboard

Forget scrolling down endless tables and forms, in Arbor you can review your census data in an interactive dashboard, which means you can click into each category and easily check the students listed. 

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Click on any category and review which students are listed

You can then cross check which students should be in each category from your demographics dashboards:

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Get quick access to demographic information for all students

4. Correct any errors straight away

Once you run checks on your data, Arbor will flag any errors or missing data so you can see what needs your attention at a glance. You can then amend and correct each line instantly from the same screen.

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Spot an error and fix it right away without leaving the screen

5. Speed up workforce census with our HR integration

We’re the first MIS to integrate with an HR platform (CoreHR XD) giving schools and trusts a smarter way to manage HR tasks like workforce census. If you’re using Core HR XD, integrating with Arbor means you’ll always have up-to-date information about your staff right when you need it, helping you complete your census in half the time. 

Our Help Centre is full of handy guides and videos that help make your census process as smooth as possible. 

But don’t just take it from us – here’s how some of our schools have found completing census in Arbor:

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Interested in finding out how Arbor’s cloud-based MIS can help you work more easily collaboratively this term? Book a demo today, or join one of our webinars

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