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1 SIMS Software Secondary User Forums Summer 2010 Welcome

2 Presenting Ralph Gardner SIMS Support Manager Tracey McGuire SIMS Support Officer

3 Housekeeping

4 Agenda 1. Latest SIMS and EIS News 2. A Look at Lesson Monitor and Behaviour

5 Latest SIMS and EIS News

6 Summer 2010 – July The SIMS InTouch Solution Getting up to the minute information out to parents – must know information in real time

7 Summer July The SIMS InTouch Solution Allows for engagement with parents teachers and pupils Can be immediate as part of current workflows Everything in one place Managed entirely by the school Safe, secure and fully audited communication between parents, teachers and staff

8 Summer July Assessment Manager Colour on Reports Optional There will be two types of colour; Teacher colour that is local to the Marksheet and does not print Formula colour that is held on the result, shows on all Marksheets for that result and on Individual Reports Colour will only print in Table Cells If there is more than one result tag in a cell, no colour will print.

9 Summer July SIMS.net View Timetables

10 Summer July SIMS.net View Timetables & Print Single Timetables Teachers Rooms Non-class code Students Spreadsheet Timetables All Staff All Rooms Selection Year/Band Subjects Non-class codes Free Teachers Free Rooms Periods

11 Summer July Teacher Timetable Printing

12 Summer July Spreadsheet Timetable Printing

13 Summer July Free Room Timetable

14 Summer July Exams Organiser Changes to levels for Nova T6 and Course Manager New Exams items for the data dictionary Management of Diplomas in Exams Organiser JCQ revised formats for September 2010

15 Summer July Exams Organiser Remove Expired Levels The following expired levels have been made ‘inactive’ in T6 and Course Manager: GNVQF GNVQI VCEA VCEAS VCEDA

16 Summer July Exams Organiser New Items for the Data Dictionary There are some additions to the Performance Detail node and a new Timetabling node: PI Cohort External Subject Code Delivered by Home School Place Taken Periods in Timetable Cycle Period Time Weeks in Cycle Level

17 Summer July Exams Organiser Management of Diplomas There will now be the facility to manage diploma administration through EO. This will allow schools to create and upload batch files to the Diploma Aggregation Service with details of new diploma registrations and updates to existing registrations. Several new features have been provided to support this.

18 Summer July Exams Organiser Management of Diplomas SIMS Awarding Bodies Diploma Aggregation Service Diploma Registration Work Experience Personal Learning Thinking Skills (PLTS) Diploma Claims

19 Summer July Exams Organiser Management of Diplomas Ensure… Courses are attached to Diploma Award Lines of Learning All correct QCA codes are downloaded from QAN website Proxy Diploma Base Data is downloaded

20 Summer July Exams Organiser Management of Diplomas Ensure… Diploma Candidates have: A ULN A correct setting for DAS registered DAB selected in the Diploma Maintenance Form The Correct Planned Programme of Study setting Capita are publishing a Diploma user guide

21 Summer July Exams Organiser Management of Diplomas There is a DAS board which is the only board visible for a diploma season. Proxy basedata will be provided with the release to support the processes.

22 Summer July Exams Organiser - Management of Diplomas A new ‘Diploma Maintenance’ Screen To record and view diploma information for a given student:

23 Summer July Exams Organiser - Management of Diplomas A new field on the Internal Candidate Screen ‘DAS Registered’. Needs to be set correctly for all diploma students before any processing can begin.

24 Summer July Exams Organiser - Management of Diplomas Changes to the submission screen for a diploma season

25 Summer July Exams Organiser - Management of Diplomas Diploma Style Submission Report This can be printed from the submission screen in the same way as the report for regular submissions and shows the updates for the various batch files created.

26 Summer July Exams Organiser - Management of Diplomas Diploma Status Check A new report has been added to allow the monitoring of the progress of a student over components of a diploma

27 Summer July SIMS Learning Gateway My Children – Presentation and Data Navigation Improvements

28 Summer July SIMS Learning Gateway My Children – Presentation and Data Navigation Improvements SEN

29 Summer July SIMS Learning Gateway My Children – Presentation and Data Navigation Improvements SEN

30 Summer July SIMS Learning Gateway My Children – Presentation and Data Navigation Improvements Register Improvements – Indicators such as SEN, DOB Cover Displayed

31 Summer July SIMS Learning Gateway Windows Server 2008 R2 Supported Site Update Tool Task List

32 Summer July FMS Bank Statements Increasing number of cases caused by banks re-issuing a previous bank statement - merging of banks A bank statement will be identified by a combination of bank statement number and date.

33 Summer July Statutory Returns Annual School Workforce Census 2010 Reference Date = 04/11/2010 Previous Academic Year – For SWC purposes this is 01/09/2009 to 31/08/2010 Note: The DfE is aware that some schools start their academic year in August but for statistical purposes it is important to collect data from the start of September to the end of August.

34 Summer July Annual School Workforce Census 2010 Main changes compared to previous return All SWC information is now collected in the Annual Return i.e. Absence, Contract and Service Agreement information. Leavers – Contract and Service Agreement information is based upon:- Contract and Service Agreement that were current on the Date of Leaving (DOL). The last Contract(s) prior to the DOL. Employment Start Date (DOA) and DOL are used where workforce member is included but Contract and Service Agreement information is not included. If Pay Scale, Regional Pay Spine and Spine Point are included Total Pay is not included.

35 Summer July Annual School Workforce Census 2010 Main changes compared to previous return Total Pay will be included otherwise Post and Role of Executive Head have been added Changes to DfE validation rules Changes to Detail reports DfE Summary report will be included Data no longer included:- Absence on Census Day Qualification Verified

36 Autumn 2010 Annual School Workforce Census 2010 School Workforce Census Workshops For Kent Schools: 27 September AM & PM – Aylesham Community Project 28 September AM Only – Hall Place Enterprise Centre, Canterbury 01 October AM & PM – Ashford Chamber of Commerce 11 October AM & PM – Riverside Centre, Gravesend 13 October AM & PM – Aylesford Priory 15 October AM Only – Oakwood House, Maidstone

37 Autumn 2010 Annual School Workforce Census 2010 School Workforce Census Workshops For Bromley Schools: We are in discussion with London Borough of Bromley for a suitable date(s). For Medway Schools: We are in discussion with Medway Council for a suitable date(s).

38 Autumn 2010 Behaviour Adding a Review Attendance Points Reporting

39 Autumn 2010 Report Cards – Change Requests Ticks on the printed Report Cards Remind teacher to fill in Report Card

40 Autumn 2010 Detentions – Change Requests Add Detentions onto Timeline Add a Detention via the Register

41 Autumn 2010 SIMS Learning Gateway Online Pupil Assessment & Profiles Reports

42 Autumn 2010 SIMS Learning Gateway My Children – Attendance Presentation Improvements

43 Autumn 2010 SIMS Learning Gateway My Children – Attendance Presentation Improvements

44 Autumn 2010 SIMS Learning Gateway Behaviour Read/Write & Report Card Support for SharePoint 2010 tbc Site Update Tool – more improvements

45 Spring 2011 Assessing Pupil Progress For all subjects at KS1 – KS3 Templates linked to TP aspects Can be linked to local aspects Can define local templates for other purposes Allow assessments to be stored and transferred Cut down on paper usage Comments and Notes can be added Easy Navigation between pupils and subjects

46 Spring 2011

47 Extended Uses for APP

48 Spring 2011

49 SIMS Discover Unlock the Power of the Data Combine Attendance, Core and Assessment Data As easy to use as an….

50 Spring 2011 SIMS Discover Available Data Fields Number of StudentsExclusions AttendanceSEN PunctualityFree School Meals BehaviourIn Care AchievementOn Child Protection Register AssessmentWith EAL Curriculum Subjects Curriculum Teachers

51 Spring 2011 SIMS Discover

52 Spring 2011 SIMS Discover

53 Spring 2011 SIMS Discover

54 Spring 2011 SIMS Discover Data Source Cover Flow Pull down Data to Examine Combine Graphs to Analyse

55 Spring 2011 SIMS Discover Copy Graphs and Data to Word and Excel Create Dynamic Groups Alerts sent when Dynamic Groups change

56 Autumn 2010 to Summer 2011 SOLUS 3 Roll Out Scheduled updates. The entire SIMS System can be automatically upgraded without user intervention. Infrastructure can be deployed e.g..net Framework etc). The system manager at the site can easily determine what has been upgraded.

57 Spring 2010 to Autumn 2010 SQL 2008 Completed or Booked so far: Primary 417 out of 589 Special 14 out of 47 Secondary ?

58 EIS Services KLZ - SIMS Web Parts Where are we now? EIS Hosting Service Where are we now?


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