Posted on May 25, 2016 by Leyla Tovey in SIMS.
The SIMS Web Address Validation (WAV) Service allows schools to validate addresses in SIMS by accessing a Capita maintained database over the Internet.
The database, which contains the details of approximately 30 million UK addresses, has just been updated with the latest Ordnance Survey data.
Unique Property Reference Numbers (UPRN)
Although the database has always contained the UPRN (Unique Property Reference Number) until now, it has not been necessary to bring it into SIMS. However, this will be fixed in the SIMS Summer upgrade later this year, in readiness for the Autumn Census.
Do you use Web Address Validation to validate your addresses?
If you’re not sure, you can check by looking at the address of one of your pupils. If it says (Validated) after Current Home Address Details like this example, then you do:
Haven’t got WAV in your school but would like it?
SBS will apply the relevant patches to all schools in the summer. However, if you would like to have this made available before then, please contact our service desk to log a request. We will arrange for the appropriate patches to be applied to your SIMS database as soon as possible.
Contact our SIMS Service Desk on 0345 222 1551 • Option 3 or email MISservicedesk@schoolbusinessservices.co.uk to book or discuss in more detail.
Posted on May 25, 2016 by Stephen Dolman in Finance.
“A Bill will be brought forward to lay foundations for educational excellence in all schools, giving every child the best start in life. There will also be a fairer balance between schools, through the National Funding Formula.” – The Queens Speech, 18th May 2016. The purpose of this Bill is to: Spread educational excellence everywhere, […]
Posted on May 19, 2016 by Viv Reed in SIMS.
Firstly, a big thank you to all schools who participated in our SIMS Accreditation Survey. We are delighted to have achieved our accreditation and are very touched by the feedback. How does a SIMS support team achieve accreditation? The accreditation process is designed to inspect all aspects of SIMS support. As part of the process […]
Posted on May 16, 2016 by Stephen Dolman in Finance.
Every school, academy and college wants to get better. This week we look at research that might help you. Research, Collaborate, Streamline – revisited. In an earlier blog we discussed what steps schools and academies might wish to consider to be more effective and leverage greater value for money. We suggested schools consider greater collaboration, […]
Posted on May 12, 2016 by Leyla Tovey in SIMS.
With just a week left until the Summer Census, we are busy arranging remote Census sessions: a great way of making the most of your SLA visit time. It isn’t too late for you to book – you can call us now to arrange this for your school. The service includes: An integrity check of your SIMS data […]
Posted on May 6, 2016 by Leyla Tovey in SIMS.
If your school is fully or partially closed to students because it is being used as a Polling Station, DfE advice states that the # code be used. Code #: Planned whole or partial school closure This code should be used for whole or partial school closures that are known or planned in advance such as: […]
Posted on May 5, 2016 by Richard Page in SBS Online.
Just a quick update with regards to the support staff pay scales for 2016. You may well be aware of this, but for those of you who are not, we hope that this proves useful. In March, two of the recognised local government unions – Unison and Unite – rejected the latest employers’ offer, asking […]
Posted on May 5, 2016 by Leyla Tovey in SIMS.
Summer Census, Autumn Census, School Workforce Census, Spring Census…long gone are the days when school office staff could find some ‘quiet time’ to catch up on things. Here at School Business Services we know only too well that the burden on school staff is increasing and deadlines continue to come thick and fast. Our SIMS […]
Posted on May 4, 2016 by Becky Hall in Finance.
A bumper finance and business post will be published next week. In the meantime, here’s something we thought you might like to read. Changing role of the SBM We wanted to share this really interesting article with you about the changing role of the SBM and top tips for business managers. Read the article → […]
Posted on May 3, 2016 by Leyla Tovey in SIMS.
A new Fileset (302) has been made available by Capita for the Summer Census. It contains updates to both the summary report and validation files. Downloading and Applying a Fileset Please check that you have had your SIMS upgrade and are on SIMS version 7.168 and then carry out the instructions below to import the […]