Posted on September 30, 2016 by Leyla Tovey in SIMS.
New KS4 Inspection Dashboard Report
Capita have released a new report which presents this year’s current data against previous years.
Schools will be familiar with the Inspection Dashboard provided to schools in RAISE which presents school figures for 2015 and the previous two years. Schools have expressed an interest in presenting their own data in a similar form for this year’s current data, so Capita have provided a report which does just that for the new headline measures of Progress 8, Attainment 8 and the headline threshold measures of a Good Pass in English and Maths, Ebacc, and now percentages of students entered for Ebacc.
How to use these reports
If your school has been using the existing KS4 resources with the Mapping Tool, then for this year’s year 11 and beyond the report should just import and run. The Excel template upon which this report is based is also provided should schools wish to personalise it and add historical data, for which there is a tab on the spreadsheet which gives instructions.
To download the new report and template please download the latest SIMS Assessment KS4 Resources zip below which has been updated with the new files.
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Schools may also be interested in a free Capita webinar looking at the Dashboard on 5th October 2016 at 4 p.m.
Register your place! ⟶
New versions of CAS KS4 Overview templates with 2016 values
Schools will have received access to their data checking exercise, which includes a provisional result for the Progress 8 figure. The DfE has also released the national figures upon which this value has been calculated.
In order for schools to rerun their 2016 results calculations using these new figures and check their results, new versions of all of the CAS KS4 Overview templates are also available within the Assessment KS4 Resources zip. Schools will need to import the templates (please note these are very big files so only import the ones you need), make a clone of the 2016 one for the TP June 2016 Exam result set and recalculate the marksheet for last year’s year 11 results.
Should you require any assistance please contact our Service Desk on 0345 222 1551 • Option 3 or email MISservicedesk@schoolbusinessservices.co.uk
Posted on September 29, 2016 by Stephen Dolman in Finance.
So what else do you have to do? School census, year-end accounts, budget preparations (with increased costs from the apprenticeship levy and increases in pension rates), cyber security! Help is at hand. Academy Land & Buildings Valuations New academies require a land and buildings valuation to support their year-end accounts. Between April and June every […]
Posted on September 28, 2016 by Leyla Tovey in SIMS.
Many of you will now be well underway with your preparations for the Autumn Census, the date for which is next Thursday 6th October 2016. You will no doubt be aware of the significant data gathering and input exercise related to the new data items: Country of Birth; Pupil Nationality and Proficiency in English. The […]
Posted on September 27, 2016 by Richard Page in SBS Online.
The apprenticeship levy has been talked about for what seems like an eternity. It is now almost upon us and we have to budget for it accordingly. The levy comes into effect in April 2017 and will see a 0.5% charge on your annual pay bill. You will only pay the levy if your pay […]
Posted on September 19, 2016 by Stephen Dolman in Finance.
A quick reminder for School Managers about the DfE consultation on early years funding. The Department for Education is seeking views on changes to how they fund free childcare and early education for 3 and 4 year olds including a new national funding formula. Proposals include: introducing a new early years national funding formula for 3 and […]
Posted on September 14, 2016 by Stephen Dolman in Finance.
Theresa May’s government is seeking views on further changes to schools, which includes the creation of new grammar schools. Your views on the Green Paper are being sought. Click here to see details of the consultation process. Speaking in Parliament, Justine Greening said that the government wanted to build on the progress made over the […]
Posted on September 12, 2016 by Leyla Tovey in SIMS.
Autumn Census date is Thursday 6th October 2016 As always, it’s important to prepare to ensure that you meet the deadline. Our documentation will take you through the whole process step-by-step. Please download the documents applicable to your school phase. Preparing for the Autumn Census Primary, Special & Nursery Schools notes Download now! → Secondary Download now! […]
Posted on September 8, 2016 by Leyla Tovey in SIMS.
In order to assist you in understanding the pupil level, pupil premium information provided in CSV format by the DfE, we have provided you with a spreadsheet for download, along with a presentation for further guidance. There will be two CSV files made available for download on Key to Success: The first CSV file was made […]
Posted on September 7, 2016 by Jeff Eden in SBS Online.
The latest update to SBS Online contains some improvements to service term management, cost centre usage and new functionality for Multi-Academy Trusts. Multiple Budget Codes to Service Terms It is now required that users map service terms to three budget codes simultaneously: Basic pay budget code National Insurance budget code Superannuation budget code For schools […]
Posted on September 6, 2016 by Leyla Tovey in SIMS.
Another new academic year is upon us and we know that you have already been very busy in your schools preparing for the arrival of the new and returning pupils. Despite the summer holidays only just drawing to a close, our Service Desk has been busier than ever, proving what we all knew already; there is […]