News round-up from the SBS Capita-accredited SIMS team

News round-up from the SBS Capita-accredited SIMS team


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SBS MIS support team achieves Capita SIMS accreditation for the third time!

Our accreditation visit, led by Capita’s Professional Services team, took place during the SBS Company Development Day and included a presentation of a glass award to Viv Reed, MIS Manager. The visit finalises the accreditation process, which entails a thorough assessment of our high quality service, including monitoring our Service Desk and training sessions, and in-depth feedback from our schools.

It’s very rewarding to see from the report that our scores have improved for each accreditation – whilst supporting an increasing number of schools – with a retention rate of 98%. We strive to be the leading SIMS support company for schools, academies and organisations across the country and to continuously improve our support KPIs so we are delighted to have achieved our third Capita-accreditation.

Remaining a Capita-accredited SIMS team is an achievement that should be celebrated and we are very touched by the feedback from the survey. A big thankyou to all schools who participated. The winner of the tablet was The Willow Primary School, which was presented to our MIS Consultant, Martine on behalf of the school. Congratulations!

More details and scores → SIMS Accredited Support logo

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Our next Data Managers Forum

Did you know about our Data Managers Forum?

Hosted by Viv Reed, MIS Manager at SBS, our inaugural Data Managers Forum on Wednesday 11th July focussed on assessment and SIMS resources available to support schools in data management and analysis.

Guest presentations from Janette Hall and Ben Jones from Capita formed part of the session along with a Consultancy Café and a chance to Ask the Panel.

Thankyou to all schools that attended and we look forward to seeing you at the next sessions.

Next events:

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Upcoming training courses in Autumn

A reminder that we have a range of SIMS Training Courses and Webinars throughout the year.

This Autumn, our topics include:

  • SIMS Basics
  • Course Manager & Post-16
  • SIMS Parent App/SIMS Activities
  • SIMS Discover
  • SIMS Behaviour
  • SIMS Interventions
  • SIMS Nova Timetabling

See our courses →


Support from our Capita-accredited SIMS team

In addition to our traditional SLAs, this academic year we have researched and developed a range of supplementary solutions to cater for the data needs of schools and academies across the country.

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Data Manager role for schools

SBS has a strong a track record of providing schools, academies and MATs, with interim and continual personnel.

For schools that find themselves in need of a Data Manager our experienced MIS team is on hand to provide emergency cover or be deployed as part of a long term school improvement strategy.

Contact us →See flyer →

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SIMS Parent Lite App

Clearly we are living in the world of GDPR now and Capita have released a free app to further help you to ensure the integrity of your data.

With the SIMS Parent Lite app, your parents can be more in charge of the data that you hold on your pupils.

Contact us →See flyer →

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SIMS Discover

The Capita addition of SIMS Discover (this is built into your standard SIMS licence, therefore no additional cost is involved) is an ideal tool for determining where the gaps are between different groupings of pupils and will help the school to monitor changes. SBS has consultants with the skills to assist the school to make the most of this utility and would advise on its use as an analysis tool.

Ideal for SLT, SBS has developed a solution to enable MATs to launch multiple hosted SIMS Discover applications from a single PC.

Contact us →See flyer →

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SIMS Assessment for MATs

To support pupil progress and facilitate assessment for each school across the trust, the SBS MIS team implemented one assessment tracking system across Greenwood Academy Trust’s primary academies that could be easily and consistently utilised in each school, creating all aspects, templates and marksheets.

Contact us →See case study →

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Remote Support Offer for Primary and Special schools

Are your staff too busy? Do you have key staff off? Have you got the SIMS expertise?

We can help! – gain peace of mind that your statutory returns and tasks are taken care of by the SBS team.

We are also offering a significant discount for our Service Desk when you book all remote services – instant, unlimited telephone and email support from the team during these key periods and beyond!

See returns & pricing →


To discuss your requirements please email our MIS (SIMS) Service Desk or call 0345 222 1551 Option 3.


HR & Payroll for Schools

Do you have an effective, reliable HR and Payroll provider for your school? Are you looking to move away from your local authority? Not happy with your current provider? Whatever your situation, we can help! HR & Payroll for Schools SBS has launched an exciting addition to our school support portfolio. With the expansion of […]

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Windows Server 2003 support ended on July 14, 2015! Act now!

What does this mean for you and your school? Microsoft will no longer issue security updates for any version of Windows Server 2003. If you are still running Windows Server 2003 in your school(s) you need to take steps now to plan and execute a migration/upgrade strategy to protect your infrastructure. Don’t let this happen […]

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