Online Reporting

These web parts for SharePoint On Premises installations provide flexible and secure views of data from your MIS, tailored to the logged in user. One of the most common uses of the web parts is to show parents information about their children: attendance, behaviour, achievements, timetable, and reports. Staff and students can also see their own information through web parts such as My Timetable or My Details. Teachers and form tutors can also search for students to view information about them. All of the Salamander Online Reporting web parts can be configured in terms of how the information is displayed. These web parts can optionally allow teachers to write back into the MIS, for registers and mark sheets.


The following web parts show information about the teacher themselves, their timetable, registers, and mark sheets. By searching for a specific student, teachers can also access a wide selection of student-centred information. Click the links below for more detailed information.

This web part displays positive behaviour for a given student. Individual columns can again be hidden for each role, and column titles can be customised.

Statutory Attendance

This web part shows the statutory (or ‘AM/PM’) attendance for a given student, for a configured date range. In the sample below, statutory attendance is shown for the whole year so far (at the time of sampling). The colours for presence, absence, lateness, and ‘no session held’ are configurable.

Lesson Attendance

This web part displays non-statutory session (or lesson) attendance. The format resembles the MIS timetable and is a quick way to check whether a student has consistently missed a given timetables class over a period of short, or whether a student was present when a particular piece of homework was set. The date range shown can be configured, perhaps to focus on a single (new) term.

Attendance Summary

This web part displays a graphical summary of statutory (or ‘AM/PM’) attendance for a given student, for a configured date range. Different date ranges could potentially be configured for staff, students, and parents.


The Student Behaviour web parts displays negative behaviour for a given student, and is usually placed next to the Student Achievements web part in order to balance the view of positive and negative behaviour. The columns shown are configurable per role; Points and/or Role will often be hidden for students and parents, as in the sample below. Column titles can be customised.


This web part shows all of the classes for a given student, including the subject, class reference, and the class teacher’s name. Where available, an image of the teacher will also be shown. For parents, the web part can optionally show an email address for the teacher based on MIS values; this is never shown to students.

This web part lists those individuals or agencies which are related to the student, based on MIS values. Typically this will be parents or guardians of the child. Selected elements can be removed from the view, as required.

This web parts describes any detention events for a given student. Individual columns can again be hidden for each role, and column titles can be customised.

This web part lists the other schools which the student has attended within a defined timeframe.

This web part displays the balance of positive and negative house points, based on behaviour and achievements within the MIS. Any column can be hidden based on role, and can have its title customised.

This web part displays the medical details for the student, as per the MIS. The items shown are configurable.

This web part shows core information about a given student. When used as part of a teacher’s view, it tends to be titled “Student Detail”, and when used within a parent area it is usually called “My Child’s Details”. The selection of items shown is configurable for each instance of the web part.

The My Marksheets web part shows the teacher a complete list of their mark sheets. Clicking on each of these will open the mark sheet for viewing or editing (subject to licensing).
The view of an individual mark sheet shows the grades attained by each student within a timetabled class for each assessment item. Subject to additional ‘write-back’ licencing, teachers may also be able to record grades.

The My Registers web part shows the teacher a register for each of their timetabled classes. They can click on the Period Name to open the full register.
Once opened, a register will show the teacher registration information for the selected class, as defined in the MIS. In the example below, statutory (AM/PM) registrations are blended with lesson registrations.
Subject to additional ‘write-back’ licencing, teachers may also be able to take registers using this web part. In this write-back scenario, the codes which teachers can use online can be limited through configuration.
For the SIMS MIS, reports are often generated in PDF format and stored within the MIS itself. This web part displays those reports for a given student. The list of reports can be grouped by academic year, and filtered by date range, report type, and keyword. For example, a parent viewing the web part might only be shown ‘Assessment Manager’ reports for the current academic year, whereas a form tutor might see a series of reports over several years.

This web part shows the current timetable for the selected student/staff member, according to the MIS, and is one of the most commonly used web parts. An instance of this will generally be put on the student and staff homepages, and will be used in the student-focus information presented to teachers and parents. For teachers, the timetable can also show cover, based on MIS timetables.

Schools often ask for this web part to be titled as ‘Search for a student’ or ‘Student Search’, though it can potentially be used to search for both staff and students. When staff search for other staff, they can only see the information which the MIS would normally allow them to see about their colleagues. This might include selected information about staff details, timetables, classes, registers and mark sheets.

When searching for students, this web part is the way into the full range of student-centred information. The teacher usually searches for a student using their surname, or the first part of it.

All students with the selected surname will be found. Where the MIS contains pictures for a given student, a thumbnail picture can optionally be shown. The teacher can select a different student from the search results at any time, causing all information on the page to be refreshed for the newly selected student. The selected student will be ‘remembered’ as the teacher moves between Online Reporting pages. For example, if Ben Abbot is selected using the ‘Search for a student’ web part on the staff home page, the teacher will typically be taken to a page showing general details for that same student.
The structure of the sites and pages containing student information is very flexible, as any combination of web parts can be put on any page or site. Some schools will put all the web parts onto one long page, or combine them into a single screen element using a tab control. But the most common approach is to create a page for each category of information.


All of the student-focused information described in the previous section is potentially available to parents, depending on configuration. Once a parent chooses a child, all the information they see will relate to that child, until they make a different selection. As with the student-focused area for teachers, the parent site can also potentially be divided into several pages, each with a different focus such as attendance or behaviour.

The My Children web part allows parents to select a particular child and review their information. Where a thumbnail image is available in the MIS that can be displayed next to the child’s name; this might prove valuable where an Educational Welfare Officer has been given the parent role in the MIS.

This web part displays statutory (or ‘AM/PM’) attendance for a given child. For parents, the date range tends to be set to just a few weeks so that parents can check whether their child has recently been going to school each day.

This web part shows the parent any recent negative behaviour recorded associated with a selected child. Ideally, the Achievements web part would also be displayed in order to balance the view of negative and positive behaviour. Note that the Points and Role columns have been hidden in this parent’s instance of the web part.

This web part shows a parent the classes which a given child has on their timetable. All of the columns can be hidden, including the Email column which allows a parent to contact a teacher directly through their normal email client (subject to MIS data).

For the SIMS MIS, reports are often generated in PDF format and stored within the MIS itself. This web part displays those reports for a given student. The list of reports can be grouped by academic year, and filtered by date range, report type, and keyword. For example, a parent viewing the web part might only be shown ‘Assessment Manager’ reports for the current academic year, whereas a form tutor might see a series of reports over several years.

This web part shows a parent where their selected child is supposed to be at any given time. This information might be used to support attendance, start a conversation about school subjects, or help to ensure the student takes their PE kit on appropriate days.



The following web parts relate to information about the pupils, their timetable, classes, and attendance. Click the links below for more detailed information.

This web part displays positive behaviour for a given student. Individual columns can again be hidden for each role, and column titles can be customised.

Statutory Attendance

This web part shows the statutory (or ‘AM/PM’) attendance for a given student, for a configured date range. In the sample below, statutory attendance is shown for the whole year so far (at the time of sampling). The colours for presence, absence, lateness, and ‘no session held’ are configurable.

Lesson Attendance

This web part displays non-statutory session (or ‘lesson’) attendance. The format resembles the MIS timetable and is a quick way to check whether a student has consistently missed a given timetables class over a period of short, or whether a student was present when a particular piece of homework was set. The date range shown can be configured, perhaps to focus on a single (new) term.

Attendance Summary

This web part displays a graphical summary of statutory (or ‘AM/PM’) attendance for a given student, for a configured date range. Different date ranges could potentially be configured for staff, students, and parents.


The Student Behaviour web parts displays negative behaviour for a given student, and is usually placed next to the Student Achievements web part in order to balance the view of positive and negative behaviour. The columns shown are configurable per role; Points and/or Role will often be hidden for students and parents, as in the sample below. Column titles can be customised.

This web part shows all of the classes for a given student, including the subject, class reference, and the class teacher’s name. Where available, an image of the teacher will also be shown. For parents, the web part can optionally show an email address for the teacher based on MIS values; this is never shown to students.

This web parts describes any detention events for a given student. Individual columns can again be hidden for each role, and column titles can be customised.

This web part displays the balance of positive and negative house points, based on behaviour and achievements within the MIS. Any column can be hidden based on role, and can have its title customised.

This web part displays the medical details for the student, as per the MIS. The items shown are configurable.

This web part shows core information about a given student. When used as part of a teacher’s view, it tends to be titled ‘Student Detail’, and when used within a parent area it is usually called “My Child’s Details”. The selection of items shown is configurable for each instance of the web part.

This web part shows the current timetable for the selected student/staff member, according to the MIS, and is one of the most commonly used web parts. An instance of this will generally be put on the student and staff homepages, and will be used in the student-focus information presented to teachers and parents. For teachers, the timetable can also show cover, based on MIS timetables.