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Sheaf Digital recently delivered 2 days of Power BI Training to staff at the Brigantia Learning Trust in Sheffield. The trust operates 4 academies including one post-16 college. The training included a one day introduction to Power BI course for staff from both the central team and Longley Park Sixth Form Academy and then a follow up session where the focus was how Longley Park Sixth Form Academy could use data from v2 of the Arbor Snowflake data warehouse. More...

  
Sheaf Digital has developed a series of Power BI assessment reports for the Holy Cross Multi Academy Company in Coventry. The 5 Holy Cross primary schools use the Arbor school management information system. The new Microsoft Power BI reports connect to Arbor’s data warehouse and give staff in schools and the central team a joined up and accurate view of student achievement in years 1 to 6. More...

  

Multi-academy trusts (MATS) face particular challenges when they try to collect, organise and then report on data.

  • Data can be stored in different systems in different schools.
  • The central trust team wants a whole-trust view.
  • MATS and schools can be short on technical resources. Staff are busy and don’t always have the time or expertise needed to get an efficient solution up and running.
  • Trusts have different stakeholders with different reporting requirements.
  • Schools generate large amounts of data - it can be difficult to find useful, actionable insights.
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Sheaf Digital has developed a version of our Sheffield Apprenticeships vacancy search site for the new South Yorkshire Apprenticeship Hub (SYAH). The SYAH is a new support service for businesses and individuals - it provides advice for employers that want to recruit apprentices and guidance for young people who are thinking about alternatives to university. More...

  
The Avanti Schools Trust HR department asked Sheaf Digital to replace a paper based recruitment requisition form with a simpler, more efficient software solution. There are 12 schools in the Trust and the recruitment of new staff in a school - teaching and support staff - has to be approved by both the school's headteacher and a central team finance lead. The HR department wanted a paperless application that would.... More...

  
Sheaf Digital has developed a series of Power BI reports for the St Francis & St Clare Catholic Multi Academy Company (SFSCMAC) in Wolverhampton. All 12 academies use the Arbor school management information system and the Power BI reports use data from Arbor’s Snowflake data warehouse. The way the data is organised in the data warehouse simplified the development of reports that now give the Trust a joined-up view of assessments, attendance and student demographics across all 12 academies. More...

  
Sheaf Digital recently delivered a one day intermediate level Power BI course to OSI Europe in Scunthorpe. The training was based on our Power BI Next Steps (intermediate) course and then tailored to be a better fit with the requirements of the OSI team. More...