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

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

MIS
Posted  2nd May 2017
School closure as an exceptional circumstance in SIMS

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

Creating an Exceptional Circumstance in SIMS

  • Select Focus | Attendance (or Lesson Monitor) | Exceptional Circumstances
  • Click the New button to display the Create an Exceptional Circumstance page
  • Enter the dates e.g. from 08/06/2017 AM to 08/06/2017 PM
  • By default the Group Type is displayed as Whole School. If a different group is required, select this from the drop-down list and then click on Search to refresh the display.
  • Select the required Attendance code from the drop-down list i.e. #
  • Enter the reason in the Description field e.g. School used as Polling Station
  • Highlight the pupils/students e.g. Whole School
  • Click the Apply button; you will see a message confirming that the marks have been applied.
If you require any assistance with this process please call us on 0345 222 1551 • Option 3 or email the SIMS Service Desk.