SIMS Training

SIMS Maintaining the Timetable (using Nova T6)

Course description

The course deals with how to change rooms and add a teacher or assistant, amend the timetable following staff changes, establish teacher and room carousels, implement communication between T6, T4 and SQL, as well as using non class codes.
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Target audience

All school staff with responsibility for day-to-day maintenance of the timetable.

Upcoming dates

Full day London training course – To be confirmed

Location: London – Swiss Cottage School, Development & Research Centre

Full Day Course with refreshments and a buffet lunch included – 10am to 4pm

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By the end of the course you will have learnt how to:

  • Change the room and teacher of a timetabled class
  • Add additional staff onto classes, as is the case with support
  • Carousel teachers and/or rooms around classes in a block
  • Deal with the arrival of new staff
  • Maintain the integrity of data between T6 and SIMS .net (SQL)

Remote Maintaining the Timetable Training Course

Course description

SBS has created a remotely delivered training course called SIMS Remote – Maintaining the timetable to enable a member of the school team to maintain the timetable on a day to day basis.

The Course has 2 Modules, that has been split into 3 sessions

Target audience

Staff in secondary schools with responsibility for maintaining the timetable.

Upcoming 2020 remote Maintaining the Timetable dates

Course/Modules Details Date Cost(£)
Module 1 – Basic Understanding of Nova-T A. Introduction to Nova-T – 45 minutes (Demonstration of Nova-T)

After this tutorial you will know how to open the program Nova T, understand the purpose of all menus in Nova, Understand which steps need to be done when.

  • What is Nova T?
  • Permissions required and how to start
  • Tour of all menus in Nova T
  • Introduction to Key concepts and when they are done
  • How to install SIMS on a laptop
TBC £50
B. How does Nova – T link into SIMS 45 mins (Demonstration using Nova and SIMS)

This demonstration will explore how Nova integrates with SIMS, gain an understanding of the impact of Nova on Assessment, Exams and the Post 16 Census and the impact on 6th form funding.

  • How rooms link to SIMS
  • How subjects link into SIMS
  • Now staff link into SIMS
  • What is a course and how it impacts SIMS?
  • How Nova impacts various parts of SIMS
Module 2 – Making Changes Making Changes – 90 Minutes (Demonstration and Practical Exercise)

This session will provide the delegates the basic skills to maintain a school timetable over the academic year.

  • How to change the room and teacher of a class
  • Adding additional teachers to classes
  • Dealing with the arrival of new teachers
  • Changing PPA Sessions
  • Changing break duties
  • Changing the teachers/rooms in Alternative Curriculum
  • Dealing with Carousels
  • Sending the timetable to SIMS
  • Printing Timetables
TBC £50

Knowledge required

Prior knowledge of Nova T6 is helpful but not assumed. Knowledge of academic management also useful.

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