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blank Rebecca Watkins - 22 April, 2022

Category : Blog

ArborFest: The New Features Edition – What’s on?

As you may have heard, we’re doing ArborFest a little differently this term. ArborFest: The New Features Edition, taking place virtually on 5th May, will focus on all of the exciting new releases we’ve recently launched and give you a sneak peek of what’s coming up over the next two terms.  Whether you’re new to

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As you may have heard, we’re doing ArborFest a little differently this term.

ArborFest: The New Features Edition, taking place virtually on 5th May, will focus on all of the exciting new releases we’ve recently launched and give you a sneak peek of what’s coming up over the next two terms. 

Whether you’re new to the Arbor Community, or you’ve been using our MIS for years, this is the perfect opportunity to discover more about how your school could be using Arbor MIS to transform the way you work. Our support and API partners are also invited to join any of the sessions which take their interest. 

You can view the full schedule by clicking here, but we’ve put together a few sessions you won’t want to miss below…

Hear from Arbor’s CEO and co-founder

As usual, we’ll be kicking the day off with a welcome talk from our CEO and co-founder, James Weatherill. Alongside our Chief of Customer Success and Head of Product, James will be revealing what’s coming up for Arbor MIS and sharing insights on the education sector!

Brand new features

We have a number of exciting announcements, as well as a deeper look into some of our recent releases. 

  • Our marksheets have just become even more powerful. Across two sessions (one for primaries and one for secondaries), you’ll see all our recent updates to marksheets as well as insight into what our product team are working on next

  • Join us at 2pm for the big reveal of Payments Plus! Perfect for everyone who would like a look at our new payments module 

Get top Arbor tips from customers

Who better to learn from than school staff who use Arbor every day? 

  • Andy Lowe, IT & Attendance Officer at Marches Academy Trust, will be talking on how he makes the most of data in his Attendance 101 session

  • Jon Brook, Deputy Head at Droitwich Spa High School, will join Lucy, our Senior Product Manager, to give you top tips and tricks on everything timetablingclick here to sign up

Have your say

At Arbor, we champion the feedback from our customers. If you’d like to have your say in the future of our MIS, come along to one of our interactive feedback forums.

To create a safe and open space, these sessions are just for customers. We’re looking forward to hearing all your opinions and ideas. 

All the information you need about ArborFest, including the full schedule, can be found here. 

We can’t wait to see you there! Make sure to keep an eye out for and get involved with our ArborFest competition on Twitter or LinkedIn.

blank Rebecca Watkins - 31 March, 2022

Category : Blog

Introducing ArborFest: The New Features Edition

We’re excited to announce the latest ArborFest, our twice-yearly conference for the Arbor Community, taking place on Thursday 5th May 2022.  This ArborFest, we’re focusing on all of the exciting new releases we’ve recently launched and giving you a sneak peek of what’s to come over the next two terms.  ArborFest: The New Features Edition

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We’re excited to announce the latest ArborFest, our twice-yearly conference for the Arbor Community, taking place on Thursday 5th May 2022. 

This ArborFest, we’re focusing on all of the exciting new releases we’ve recently launched and giving you a sneak peek of what’s to come over the next two terms. 

ArborFest: The New Features Edition is designed to spark ideas about the different ways you could be using Arbor at your school. We’ll be shining a spotlight on the latest releases in our MIS, talking about where the system is headed next, and hosting forums for you to share your views. 

After the success of our last three virtual conferences, we’ll be going fully digital again for this special edition of ArborFest. Join us from your office, playground or home to get the inside scoop on everything new in Arbor MIS.

See the full programme and book your free tickets here: https://sites.google.com/arbor-education.com/arborfest-may-2022/schedule

What’s on this year?

  • Have your say: Get involved with the future of cloud-based MIS by joining one of our interactive forum sessions, covering a variety of topics, from assessment and comms through to our MAT MIS
  • Top tips and tricks: Join a session on attendance, data or comms in MAT MIS to find out how to get the most out of Arbor, with our product managers and fellow Arbor customers.

Whether you’ve just joined Arbor, been using it for years or just want to get a behind the scenes look, you should leave ArborFest with plenty of inspiration and practical steps to start using the new features we’ve released this year. We can’t wait to see you there!

All you need to do to join is:

  • Register for free for the sessions you’d like to join with your work email
  • We’ll send you a confirmation email with your links to join on 5th May
  • Add the sessions to your calendar to block out your time
  • Click on your personalised link to join the sessions on 5th May

How can I keep in touch?

  • Stay in the loop by following us on Twitter or LinkedIn
  • If you haven’t already, join the Arbor Community – your online space to ask questions, share best practice and learn from, and support, fellow Arbor schools and MATs