Intermediaries Legislation (IR35)

Changes to Intermediaries Legislation (IR35) and what this means for your school

The HMRC has recently announced changes to the Intermediaries Legislation and all public-sector employers are responsible for assessing any workers paid through an intermediary to see if IR35 applies.

Read more...


Advice for schools on the Ransomware crisis

Advice for schools on the Ransomware crisis

Following the recent NHS Ransomware crisis, as well as many other organisations being impacted, we feel it is important to send out an update on this subject.

Read more...


May Returns

Not some political prophecy, but a look at this month’s academy returns.

Academies are reminded that their Budget Forecast Return – Outturn must be submitted by Friday 19th May.

Read more...


New SIMS Training Course – SIMS Interventions

New SIMS Training Course – SIMS Interventions

Designed to help teachers and SLT track underperforming pupils, SIMS Interventions enables schools to plan, run and monitor both the cost and impact of any intervention.

Read more...


Known Issue with SIMS Attendance ‘Today’s Register Report’

Known Issue with SIMS Attendance ‘Today’s Register Report’

Many schools have reported an issue with running the Today’s Register Report via Reports | Attendance | Whole Group Pupil Reports.

Capita SIMS are aware of this issue and are working on a patch to fix the issue.

Read more...


Is your school going to be used as a polling station?

Is your school going to be used as a polling station?

If so, you will need to add the school closure as an Exceptional Circumstance in SIMS using the ‘#’ code.

Read more...


Performance Measures for England 2017 – Important News

IMPORTANT NEWS: Performance Measures for England 2017

Did you know that this summer Capita SIMS will not be creating a Performance Measures file (PM file) for English schools?

Read more...


SIMS Summer Census guidance

SIMS Summer Census guidance

Our phase-specific documentation will take you step by step through the preparation and production of the Census return.

Read more...


SBS Online’s Funding Predictor

New Funding Predictor for schools, academies and MATs

SBS Online’s Funding Predictor allows users to forecast income for five years by referencing student numbers, the latest funding formulae and Local Authority (LA) rates.
The software will accurately calculate AWPU, IDACI, FSM, EAL, prior attainment, MFG, ESG protection and other funding elements.
As budgets continue to be squeezed the Funding Predictor helps offer some stability for accurate future budget management.

Read more...


The DfE, SARA and what it means for academies

The DfE, SARA and what it means for academies

In this blog we look a little deeper into why academies are required to complete additional financial returns and catch up on other EFA news:
- New Sector Annual Report and Accounts (SARA)
- Insurance top-up funding
- Condition improvement fund
- Monthly data collection for TPS

Read more...


Click here to contact us today!

12 divided by 2 =