The first step in your school’s move to the cloud

blank Maddie Kilminster - 19 May, 2021

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The first step in your school’s move to the cloud

Schools have been adapting and innovating endlessly over the past 12 months. It’s been tough, but it’s also resulted in some innovative, positive changes to how schools work.  To handle these new ways of working, we’ve seen more schools than ever before planning to move to a cloud-based MIS (Management Information System) like Arbor, with

Schools have been adapting and innovating endlessly over the past 12 months. It’s been tough, but it’s also resulted in some innovative, positive changes to how schools work. 

To handle these new ways of working, we’ve seen more schools than ever before planning to move to a cloud-based MIS (Management Information System) like Arbor, with over 900 schools switching fully remotely in 2020.

1 in 5 schools are looking to switch MIS in the next year, so we want to make it as easy as possible for you to get all the information you need to make the right choice.  

Why should you switch to a cloud-based MIS?

Older school systems that rely on servers make it really difficult to run your school flexibly. They also work slowly and put a huge admin burden on staff.

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Arbor is people-friendly, giving staff the tools and data they need wherever they’re working from. As a result, Arbor schools work faster, smarter and collaborate more. 

Join a free webinar to find out more

To help demystify the move to a cloud-based MIS, we’re running lots of free webinars this term.

From case studies, to demos, to deeper dives into core parts of the system, our webinars are designed to show you why over 1,700 schools and 180 MATs have joined Arbor – the UK’s fastest-growing MIS community. 

Whether you’re uncertain of a system change right now, or you’re struggling to get your team onboard with the decision, these webinars will give you the information and tools you need to take that next step.

Check out our free webinars and events below, and pick the session for you:

1. Switching Made Simple: The benefits of the cloud
2. Discover Arbor MIS: Demos of Arbor MIS
3. Moving to Arbor: How the MIS switch works
4. A Deeper Dive: How Arbor works
5. Hear from real Arbor users: Case studies
6. Virtual Tea and Cake: Personalised demos with tea and cake!

1. Switching Made Simple: The benefits of the cloud

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If you’re starting to think about a move to the cloud but don’t know where to start, our Switching Made Simple webinars are perfect for you. We’ll talk you through the process from start to finish so you can see what’s really involved in switching MIS and what the next steps would be for you. Click the links to sign up today!

5 Ways Arbor Will Transform the Way That you Work
Wednesday 30th June, 10am; Thursday 8th July, 2pm

Switching MIS Made Simple for Primary Schools
Tuesday 29th June, 2pm; Wednesday 7th July, 10am

Switching MIS Made Simple for Secondary Schools
Tuesday 29th June, 10am; Tuesday 6th July, 2pm

Switching MIS Made Simple: Conversations with MAT Leaders – A roundtable on scaling, systems and change management
CEO Roundtable: Thursday 1st July, 2pm
COO and CIO Roundtable: Thursday 8th July, 10am

2. Discover Arbor MIS: Demos of Arbor MIS

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As you’re starting the process of moving MIS, it’s a good idea to get an in-depth demo of systems on the market so you can make an informed choice. Our Discover Arbor MIS series will give you a quick introduction to Arbor and how it could transform the way your school or MAT works. It’s also your chance to ask our education experts any questions you might have.

Discover Arbor MIS for Primary Schools (live demo with Q&A) – various dates

Discover Arbor MIS for Secondary Schools (live demo with Q&A) – various dates

Discover Arbor MIS for Special Schools/APs (live demo with Q&A) – various dates

Discover Arbor MIS for MATs (live demo with Q&A) – various dates

3. Moving to Arbor: How the MIS switch works

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We work with school teams throughout the year to move them to Arbor’s cloud-based MIS – last year over 400 schools moved to Arbor 100% remotely! We know it can seem like a daunting task, which is why we’ve designed a tried-and-tested approach to help you manage the change in a way that’s right for your school, with support from us every step of the way. Discover the journey in one of our short webinars:

Moving your Trust to Arbor: From Procurement to Implementation (live webinar with Q&A) – various dates

Moving your Primary School to Arbor: From Migration to Implementation (on-demand webinar) 

Moving your Secondary School to Arbor: From Migration to Implementation (on-demand webinar) 

4. A Deeper Dive: How Arbor works

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Once you’ve got more of an idea of what you need from your MIS, a more in-depth look at a core area of Arbor – from assessments, to behaviour, to office functions – can be really helpful in seeing if it’s right for you. Come along to one of our live or watch an on-demand webinar in your own time:

Managing Primary Assessments with Arbor (live demo with Q&A) – various dates

Managing Secondary Assessments with Arbor (live demo with Q&A) – various dates

Managing behaviour in Arbor MIS (on-demand webinar) 

Increasing Parental Engagement in Arbor MIS (on-demand webinar)

Running an effective school office with Arbor MIS (on-demand webinar)

Arbor’s Group MIS: The Benefits of moving all of your schools to the cloud (on-demand webinar)

5. Hear from real Arbor users: Case studies

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If you want to hear how schools and MATs across the country have made the move to Arbor, and how Arbor’s smart, time-saving tools are helping them work better, check out one of our on-demand webinars:

How to move your MAT to a cloud MIS: A panel discussion with Watergrove Trust and Nicholas Postgate Catholic Academy Trust (on-demand webinar)

Why Red Kite Trust Moved to Arbor (on-demand webinar)

Why we chose Arbor MIS for Rainbow Education MAT (on-demand webinar)

Why Northlands Wood Primary Academy Moved to Arbor (on-demand webinar)

6. Virtual Tea and Cake: Personalised demos with tea and cake!

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Between 10th and 17th June, we’re running Virtual Tea and Cake with Arbor, giving you an informal way to learn about Arbor’s MIS over tea and brownies on us! We’ll walk you through what the process of moving to Arbor could look like for your school, including how we can get you up and running around your time scale, and 100% remotely. Once you book your spot, we’ll send you free tea and brownies in the post to enjoy over a call with a member of our expert team. 

This term’s Virtual Tea and Cake with Arbor is currently sold out this term, but if you join the waiting list we’ll get in touch with you if a spot becomes available.

Get in touch with us 

If you’d like to speak to us directly about how Arbor could make a positive difference to the way you work, we’d love to hear from you. You can send us an email at tellmemore@arbor-education.com, call us on 0208 050 1028, or book a personalised demo here.

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