Top Tips for Social Media in Education

Social Media Guide
for Schools

Using social media professionally can be scary at first, but it’s worth it!

Leveraging social for personal growth

Social media platforms are powerful tools for professional networking, CPD, research and sharing best practice.

Promoting your school

Stay in touch with parents and students online, share news, and promote your school (or MAT) brand and vision easily on a variety of channels.

Read our Top Tips for using Social Media in Education on Twitter and Facebook.

Keep yours eyes peeled for future instalments on other social platforms and effective communications through blogs.


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CTF issue message appearing following the Autumn Upgrade

CTF issue message appearing following the Autumn Upgrade

Please view our recent blog to see a message issued by Jim Hayward from Capita

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There is an issue relating to the Spring School Census

There is an issue relating to the Spring School Census

It has been brought to our attention that there is an issue relating to the Early Years, Top-up Funding and Post Looked After Arrangements within the Spring School Census.

Please view our recent blog for further details on how we can help.

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Migrate your Secure Access account to DfE Sign-in

Migrate your Secure Access account to DfE Sign-in

It has been brought to our attention that number of schools are having issues with logging in to DfE secure access.

Please view our recent blog for further details on how to migrate your Secure Access account.

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Tasks to be done within SIMS in January

This is a reminder for the tasks that need to be undertaken this month within SIMS. The SIMS Yearbook provides a list of suggested tasks that can be carried out during the course of the academic year. Please note: the tasks and their timings are likely to vary according to the specific requirements of each […]

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School census 2018 to 2019

School census 2018 to 2019

Please note: This is a repeat blog

The DfE has decided that there is no longer a requirement to collect three items in future census’s.

Please view our recent blog for further details of these new requirements.

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New Census Fileset 1102 for Spring Census 2019

New Census Fileset 1102 for Spring Census 2019

Please ensure that you have had your Summer upgrade and are on SIMS 7.184 and then carry out the instructions to import the latest file.

For further details see our recent blog post.

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Catholic Education Service (CES) Census 2019

Catholic Education Services (CES) Census 2019

For some of you there are two Census’s to complete, the CES Census is the extra one.

Read our blog for more details.

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SIMS Spring Census guidance 2019

SIMS Spring Census guidance 2019

It’s the Spring School Census next week and to get you going with it we’ve got you the Producing the Census guides for you, along with some key information and some common issues.

Read our blog for more details.

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