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We’re holding remote timetabling training courses this month!

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The SBS MIS team have been discussing how we can continue to provide remote training to schools during this period of social isolation.

To help with this, I have been breaking down our longstanding SIMS Nova Timetabling Training Courses into 45 min to 90 min sessions. We think in this period of time it is best to have short sessions over more days.

We have created a page on our website providing more details, and the training will be delivered over Microsoft Teams or a similar solution and allows time for you to ask questions. These courses have been designed for those that are new to timetabling or want to extend their knowledge of Nova T.

I will also be delivering some extra modules such as creating a two week timetable or dealing with split lunches and breaks. Please do contact us to book places on the courses.

All training will be delivered in a combination of:

  • Explanation of Theory
  • Demonstrations
  • User practice on your own machines

This course has a number of elements:

  • Free 1 hour introduction to Curriculum Planning
  • Module 1 Preparation
  • 5 Core Modules
  • 5 Additional Modules

Modules for this course can be purchased individually for a price of £50, as required for refreshing your knowledge, or as a full course with all Module for a discounted price of £250.

For more information on what this course and its modules offer, please see our dedicated course page.

To reserve a space on this course or if you require any further information, please click the button below:

Email our team → or call 0345 222 1551 – Option 3


Further support for your team from SBS – Remote School Back Office

As an alternative to onsite support, we are adept in providing support for our schools in the following methods:

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Our offsite school support services include:

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  • Webinars and remote 1-1 training

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SIMS ID Lite is available to SIMS customers at no extra charge. In addition to providing single sign-in for applications such as SIMS Parent and Options it also links to the virtual classroom functionality from Microsoft Office 365 and Google Classroom.

See our latest MIS blog for details. This blog also contains information for SIMS Customer Success Resources.

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