SIMS Training

SIMS Nova Timetabling – 3 day course (2+1 days)

Course description

The course is delivered in two parts with a break in between; all three days must be attended. It covers basic data entry, curriculum planning, resourcing, analysis, scheduling, editing, printing and linking to the SIMS database. This course details using Nova T6 in the production of the school timetable, and explores the process from populating the module with core-data (rooms, staff, and subjects) to submitting the completed timetable to SIMS and all the steps between.

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Target audience

Staff in secondary schools with responsibility for constructing and maintaining the timetable.

Upcoming 2020 dates

December course

3 day course, with the following sessions:

  • Day 1 – TBC
  • Day 2 – TBC
  • Day 3 – TBC

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

3 x Full Days with buffet lunch included – 10am to 4pm

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

  • Enter and edit basic timetable data such as the cycle, teachers, rooms and subjects
  • Create, modify and cost a Curriculum Plan
  • Attach resources such as teachers, rooms and facilities to classes
  • Deal with the issue of part time staff
  • Run feasibility checks on the structure
  • Schedule blocks and classes both manually and automatically
  • Room the timetable
  • Modify certain parameters known as ‘Tools’
  • Generate a range of reports
  • Edit and print the evolving timetable
  • Transfer the timetable to SIMS .net

Knowledge required

Some prior knowledge of timetable principles but prior knowledge of Nova is not required.

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