SIMS Exams – results day guidance updated for 2017

SIMS Exams – Results day guidance

As the academic year draws to a close and we look ahead to the summer holidays, Exams Officers in particular are turning their attentions to preparations for the results days.

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July Shorts

July Shorts

There have been a number of announcements these last few weeks – so here is your one stop source to all the information you need.

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SBS Online Update – In-Year Balances plus more

SBS Online Update – In-Year Balances plus more

The latest SBS Online update contains a new in-year row balance for several reports, maximum scales for teacher contracts, and improvements to Excel exports and other commitments in the Budget Monitor.

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Dear Accounting Officer – Land and Buildings Collection Tool

Dear Accounting Officer – Dates for your diary

Peter Lauener, Chief Executive of the ESFA, has written to all academy accounting officers and chief finance officers setting out a timetable for reports over the next 13 months. This includes the new Land and Buildings Collection Tool (LBCT) which is due for submission in October.

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SIMS Summer Release

SIMS Summer Release

The SIMS Summer Release is due for release on Friday 30th June 2017 and includes several enhancements and new areas of functionality

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Introducing Schools Broadband

Introducing Schools Broadband

We are proud to announce our partnership with Schools Broadband to provide a comprehensive internet service for schools.

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Annual Budget Forecast 2017

Flaming June

This week’s school finance updates include:
- Academies Budget Forecast Return
- Local Government Pension Schemes
- Teachers’ Pension Scheme

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SIMS Patch to update Performance Indicators

SIMS Patch to update Performance Indicators

Following feedback from SIMS users, Capita have released a patch (number 23087) designed to help address some concerns raised regarding the accurate updating of performance indicators.

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New Profile Report & Other Improvements

New Profile Report

Our June SBS Online update is led by the new Profile Report and Multi-School version. This report lays out your budget month by month so you can see at a glance your planned monthly income and expenditure, helping you to keep a better grip on your cash flow.

This month we are also introducing new features for:
- Budget upload
- Bulk clear budget monitors
- Hide national scales
- Other enhancements and bug fixes

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SIMS End of Year Procedures

SIMS End of Year Procedures

The final half term of the academic year means it’s time to prepare for and carry out the SIMS end of year procedures, including creating a new academic year, setting up next year’s registration and year groups and the promotion of pupil/students from one year into the next.

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