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1 SIMS Primary Update November 2009 Natasha Marsh Primary Sector Product Manager

2 Areas to be Covered  What’s new in SIMS Core and Attendance  Single Central Record  Documentation Developments  Assessment Initiatives for 2010

3 What’s New in SIMS Core and Attendance

4 SIMS Core and Attendance Autumn 2009  Bulk Editing Behaviour Incidents  Resolving Conflicting Session Marks  Group Analysis by Code / Attendance Category  Behaviour Points Today on Register  Added the VISA number to Nationality panel  Search for pupils by Admission Number

5 Bulk editing of Behaviour incidents Attendance

6 Resolving Conflicting Session Marks Change the setting from automatic resolution Conflicting Session Marks menu route becomes available Routines | Attendance | Resolve Conflicting Session Marks Attendance

7 Resolving Conflicting Session Marks Select which attendance mark should be applied to the student’s attendance record Attendance

8 Option to restrict report to exclude non-compulsory school age children, as with Group Weekly Analysis report.  Group Analysis by Code  Group Analysis by Attendance Category Attendance

9 Behaviour Incidents Today on Register Displays the number of behaviour points for behaviour incidents recorded today Attendance

10 Added the VISA number to Nationality panel. Core

11 Search for pupils by Admission Number. Core

12 Single Central Record

13 Single Central Record – OfSTED Autumn 2009

14 Single Central Record  OfSTED expects schools to follow 2007 Guidance.  DCSF are working to reconcile guidance notes in Safeguarding Children and in School Workforce Census.  DCSF will update LAs in the next ICES bulletin.  Capita – Check Pack containing new lookups and a new OfSTED Single Central Record report.  Lookups include: CRB, List 99, Right to Work in UK, Identity Check, Qualifications Required, Academic Qualifications, Overseas Check Required, Overseas Check Made.  Independent Safeguarding check – awaiting guidance from DCSF and will provide in 2010.

15 New Report & Lookups ‘Qualification’ and ‘Verified by’ added.

16 Publications Developments

17 Changes to Documentation Deliverables  New single-sourcing software launching end of 09.  QRS to no longer be produced as laminates.  Improvements to our help system, What’s New page and Documentation Centre.  Launch of tutorials in 09.  New design for documentation area on SupportNet.

18 Changes to Documentation Deliverables


20 Tutorials  Tutorials were launched with the June 2009 Main Release.  Useful for new users and tasks not carried out very often.  Can be linked to specific areas of our new help system which will be launched in 2010.  We will add to the tutorial library in forthcoming releases.

21 What’s New Page  New design which links the new features available with the release, to the relevant section in the applicable handbook.

22 Searching on the Doc Centre  New search facility enabling users to enter key words to search on a specific area within a document. (Summer 2010)

23 Integrated Online and Offline Help System  The new help system will make full use of online capabilities.  Ability to incorporate tutorials in specific areas of the help.  Ability to view help offline.

24 Benefits of these Changes  Producing online documentation means we can update our documentation on a regular basis.  As new tools become available our documentation is evolving, providing you with direct links to the information you need at the click of a button.  Less printing reduces our carbon footprint.

25 Assessment Initiatives for 2010

26 Assessment Proposals for 2010/11  Colour on Reports  Assessing Pupil Progress  EYFS Profile  Tracking Progress KS3 – 4  Tracking Progress Primary Updates  Individual Progress Tracking (Progress Review)  Target Setting / Making Good Progress reports  Pupil Tracking (Polishing)  Primary Curriculum (Polishing)

27 Colour on Reports

28 The School Improvement Cycle and Target Setting

29 Pupil Tracking Process

30 Tracking Progress Marksheets

31 DCSF Guidelines

32 Tracking Progress Marksheet Templates Proposed Updates to existing Templates:  Track against termly targets  Additional Traffic lights: highlight size of gap  Year on Year Points Progress Calculation  Inclusion of P Levels & APP descriptions in gradeset  Indicate on target for 2 levels progress  Include Value-Added calculation

33 Tracking Progress Marksheet Templates Proposed New Templates:  Foundation Subject templates:  Key Stages 3 and 4 templates  EYFS templates:

34 Pupil Tracking Grids

35 Proposed enhancements:  Print Setup Options  Selection of Assessment and Result Set by button  Clear Filter button  Add Summary Row Percentages

36 Pupil Tracking Process

37 Assessing Pupil Progress

38 Pupil Tracking Process

39 EYFS Profile


41 Extended Uses of APP

42 Pupil Tracking Process

43 Individual Progress Tracking

44 Pupil Tracking Process

45 Making Good Progress Whole School Reports for:  Target Setting and Review, in particular of  Number and % making 2 levels progress in English and Mathematics  Number and % achieving, e.g. Level 4 at KS2

46 Making Good Progress

47 Capita Children’s Services Priory Business Park Cardington Bedford MK44 3JZ Any questions?

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