Posted on March 24, 2016 by Leyla Tovey in SIMS.
Several new assessment graphs have been made available to schools.
These fall in to 3 categories:
- Early Years Termly Tracking graphs
- CAS Discover graphs
- Programmes of Study graphs
Templates for the EY and CAS graphs are located within the updated AMPA folder, but for ease you can download all of the templates from the links below:
Early Years Termly Tracking graphs →
CAS Discover graphs – linked to KS4 KPIs →
Programmes of Study graphs - for the review of summative data recorded within the SIMS PoS →
Once you have saved and extracted the relevant zip file/s you will need to import the resources. This is done via the Import Assessment Graphs routine in the Discover Administration Utility.
Further information and step by step guidance can be found in the Discover Documentation Centre (accessed from your SIMS Home Page).
If you prefer, we can import these for you. Please contact our SIMS Service Desk on 0345 222 1551 • Option 3 or email MISservicedesk@schoolbusinessservices.co.uk
Posted on March 23, 2016 by Leyla Tovey in SIMS.
As many of you will already know, the SIMS Spring release is now available. Not only does this include many enhancements to SIMS, it also includes the latest release of FMS, which features changes to CFR reports. If you haven’t already got a date booked in for us to carry out the upgrade, please contact […]
Posted on March 22, 2016 by Stephen Dolman in Finance.
They say a week is a long time in politics. A week ago we had proposals for a national funding formula that meant all schools would be funded direct by the EFA from 2019-2020. In this week’s budget it was announced that every school would be an academy by 2020. There are also some important […]
Posted on March 17, 2016 by Leyla Tovey in SIMS.
The SIMS Spring release is available now and we’ll be in touch soon to arrange a date for your school to receive it. In the meantime, here are some of the key enhancements. Assessment May 2016 will see the inaugural assessments against the new national curriculum for Key Stages 1 and 2 and SIMS Assessment has been updated to reflect […]
Posted on March 16, 2016 by Leyla Tovey in SIMS.
Understanding how to make the most of your SIMS data is key to supporting whole school improvement At School Business Services, we know the difference it can make to staff when they feel confident in using SIMS and we understand the ways to maximise the use of your data. Our courses are designed to provide you […]
Posted on March 15, 2016 by Stephen Dolman in Finance.
You will have seen our earlier blog (click here) announcing that the Department for Education is consulting about a ‘national funding formula’. This proposal is the most significant to effect school funding for a number of years and it is essential that all schools and academies consider the implications both for the sector and their […]
Posted on March 14, 2016 by Stephen Dolman in Finance.
The year-end for local authority maintained schools is fast approaching. To help ensure that you complete this promptly and error free we have put together a year-end checklist, which can be downloaded below, to help you with the 31 March deadline. Download the checklist → If you need any assistance with your year-end give us […]
Posted on March 8, 2016 by Stephen Dolman in Finance.
In the Autumn Statement the chancellor advised that there would be a consultation programme looking at a National Funding Formula for schools and academies. The Department for Education announced on the 7th March stage one of the consultation process, with the Education Secretary pushing ahead with a “national funding formula” for schools, to tackle uneven levels […]