Posted on November 24, 2015 by Richard Page in SBS Online.
Here at SBS HQ we are committed to ensuring customer satisfaction. As part of this we make it our responsibility to perform random spot checks on planners every now and again. If and when we see anything that we feel may not be quite right, we contact the school to discuss.
On this occasion we have noticed that there are a number of schools who may not have updated their Allowance values to cater for the changes in September 2015, particularly the new TLR and SEN rates.
This is really quick and easy to do.
Please see below a quick reminder:
- Go to Staffing > Allowances.
- Select your latest Current budget using the green bar, and check that the details are accurate and displaying the most recent values
- In some cases you may show multiple values for the same Allowance, just starting on different dates.
- To update an allowance with the latest value, click ‘edit’ next to the relevant item
- Click the ‘+ Add effective date’ button
- Select the date that the new value was effective and and populate the new value in the corresponding ‘Rate’ field (eg. £2,064 for SEN1 and £4,075 for SEN2 from 1st September 2015)
- Click ‘Save changes’
All contracts across all non-fixed budgets where this allowance is in use will now be updated to start referencing the new value at the specified date.
As ever, should you have any questions, please be sure to contact the Service Desk on 0345 222 1551
Posted on November 23, 2015 by Viv Reed in SIMS.
Following the Capita technical road map, all schools using SIMS should upgrade to the new version of SOLUS by the end of March 2016. In addition, Microsoft have removed support for SQL Server 2008 and 2008R2, and this must be upgraded to SQL2012 as soon as possible. The Autumn upgrade for SIMS and FMS will […]
Posted on November 20, 2015 by Leyla Tovey in SIMS.
This week is anti-bullying week. The theme for this year is Make a noise about bullying It is widely recognised that a robust behaviour recording and reporting system can help schools tackle bullying more effectively. Schools that already use SIMS to record behaviour incidents, including bullying, are able to: manage individual cases effectively identify and track […]
Posted on November 19, 2015 by Viv Reed in SIMS.
Giving teachers more freedom this Autumn with SIMS Assessment. Read Capita’s Product Manager, Rachael Marshman’s blog on how SIMS is supporting school’s approach to assessment and what changes are coming this Autumn.
Posted on November 18, 2015 by Leyla Tovey in SIMS.
Here are just some of the changes to look out for in the SIMS Autumn Release Improvements to SIMS Assessment The developments in assessment have been made with teachers in mind; improving usability and navigation. Key updates include: Linking the Programme of Study (PoS) to Curriculum year, enabling teachers to select curriculum content applicable to […]
Posted on November 16, 2015 by Mark Wilson in ICT.
SBS has partnered with Securus Software to provide an online safety solution for your school. This software will alert staff to cyberbullying, explicit images, online grooming, radicalisation and much more, enabling you to help vulnerable students. Watch the video below or download the following for more anti-bullying information. Download PDF! →
Posted on November 11, 2015 by Viv Reed in SIMS.
We would like to introduce two new members of the MIS team who you will be either seeing or speaking to and we are sure that you will make them both welcome Leyla Tovey MIS Assistant Manager Leyla has joined us as Assistant MIS Manager and this is what Leyla says about herself. My first ever […]
Posted on November 6, 2015 by Viv Reed in SIMS.
Dear Colleague, When it comes to Ofsted inspection and achieving an ‘outstanding’ judgement overall, schools have to prove that their quality of teaching merits this. Senior leaders will need to evidence their CPD strategy, a teacher’s performance on the day of the inspection, as well as their performance with a particular group of children over […]
Posted on November 3, 2015 by Viv Reed in SIMS.
School Business Services are currently undergoing the Capita SIMS re-accreditation The process for SIMS accreditation is very similar to schools undertaking an Ofsted inspection. The assessment requires the following: evidence of our processes onsite inspection to observe what we do independent survey of our schools’ experiences How does a SIMS support team achieve accreditation? The […]
Posted on November 2, 2015 by Stephen Dolman in Finance.
Get ready for the school workforce census on 5th November. Also reminders about the PE Grant, Condition Improvement Fund and other items from the EFA planner. If you need any support please call 0345 222 1551 option 5 November Diary School workforce census day is 5 November. https://www.gov.uk/guidance/school-workforce-census Academies are required to complete and submit the school […]