Posted on June 3, 2020 by Georgina Rowlands in SIMS.
Reporting on I, X, and Y just got easier with new attendance reports from SBS.
Following on from the latest guidance from the DfE, Schools should resume taking the attendance register when more groups of pupils begin to return to school.
For pupils who are not eligible to attend a session they should be recorded as code X (not required to be in school).
Temporarily, code X can be used for compulsory school age children (usually it is only used where non-compulsory school age children are not expected to attend.)
This includes any pupil who is not in an eligible year group or priority group (children of critical workers and vulnerable children). This may also include children who are in an eligible year group but are not required in school for a specific session, i.e., year 10 and year 12 pupils who are not among the quarter of pupils expected in school at a given time.
SBS have created two sets of reports, the Covid 2016 Reports can only be used if you are running Excel 2016 but the Covid Analysis reports can be used by all.
In the provided .zip files you will find three documents. two .RptDef files for the Attendance Reports or Analysis Reports, and a set of instructions on how to import and run the reports.
Please download the file depending on whether you are running 2016 or not and extract the files to a folder on your computer, then follow the instructions for use.
Covid 2016 Reports →
Covid Analysis Reports →
You can find the up to date Attendance guidance from the DFE at the link below:
If you require any assistance please call us on 0345 222 1551 • Option 3 or email MISservicedesk@schoolbusinessservices.co.uk
Previous SBS communications relating to COVID-19
Our Service Desks continue to operate as usual. For all Finance & Business, ICT, MIS, Budgeting, HR and Procurement enquiries please call 0345 222 1551.
Posted on April 15, 2019 by Simon Randall in SBS Online.
CFR Framework Changes
The government has announced that the CFR Framework is changing.
See our blog to find out how this change can affect your budget in your SBS Online.
Posted on February 7, 2017 by Leyla Tovey in SIMS.
Capita have recently updated their KS1 and KS2 analysis tools to incorporate the revised measures for 2015/16. These can be downloaded from the links further down the page (refer to the steps shown on how to do this). These SIMS Assessment templates and the associated reports enable you to compare results for key pupil groups in your […]
Posted on January 13, 2017 by Liziy Allen in HR & Payroll.
Gender pay gap reporting webinar We uncovered a useful webinar on gender pay gap reporting by XpertHR which might be of interest to a number of academies and independent schools. The aim of the webinar, which takes place on Wednesday 8 February at 2pm – 3pm, is to help you determine whether or not your organisation […]
Posted on December 2, 2016 by Leyla Tovey in SIMS.
With Ofsted placing greater emphasis on safeguarding than ever before, it is essential that staff in schools are aware of their responsibilities and have confidence in the monitoring systems that are in place. School safeguarding defined Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people is defined in the Government publication Working together to […]
Posted on November 3, 2016 by Leyla Tovey in SIMS.
On 1st September 2016, new statutory procedures were introduced by the DfE with regard to Children Missing Education. The DfE Children Missing Education statutory guidance document states that: All children, regardless of their circumstances, are entitled to an efficient, full time education which is suitable to their age, ability, aptitude and any special educational needs they […]
Posted on July 6, 2016 by Leyla Tovey in SIMS.
The SIMS Summer Release is now available and includes several enhancements and new areas of functionality. We are currently contacting schools to book a time to carry out the upgrade remotely. Here are some of the new features for Summer: Key Stage 4 analysis There is now the ability to link exam results into assessment aspects […]
Posted on June 23, 2016 by Leyla Tovey in SIMS.
Following our recent blog post about the new Autumn Census data items we have created a new Data Collection Sheet for import into SIMS which includes the new fields for Pupil Nationality and Country of Birth. This will enable schools to start collecting the information in readiness for the Autumn. The third new data field, Proficiency […]
Posted on April 28, 2016 by Leyla Tovey in SIMS.
The month of May heralds end of key stage test time. As you will be aware, pupils studying the new national curriculum will not be assessed using levels; instead, levels will be replaced by scaled scores. What are scaled scores? Scaled scores are widely used and help test results to be reported consistently from one year […]
Posted on November 26, 2015 by Viv Reed in SIMS.
What will you show Ofsted in the future when their inspectors call? Life after levels, beginning in September 2015, will still require students to be assessed. Importantly, those assessments will need to be able to show pupil progress through learning. SBS can offer you the chance of a half day consultancy visit to discuss how […]