SIMS Pre-Timetabling

About this SIMS course

SBS has created a new remotely delivered training course called SIMS Pre-Timetabling, that covers how the curriculum plan for a school is constructed.

Course Content

The course will cover the following processes:

  • Investigation of lesson length and taught time
  • Determination of number of lessons per subject per year
  • Staffing requirements from the curriculum plan
  • Influence of option schemes on staffing requirements
  • Departmental staffing: staff teams and period length requirements
  • Banding
  • Combing charts
  • Effect of part time teachers
  • Conflict matrices
  • Rooming constraints

The course will include:

    • 1/2 days training (3.5 hours)

Target audience

    • Staff with responsibility for managing the school timetable

Knowledge required

No Knowledge of Nova T or Timetabler is needed, the majority of the work will use Microsoft Excel, however reference will be made to features available within Nova T6..

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