SIMS Courses

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Wednesday
10/11/2021

09:30 - 12:30
SIMS .net Reporting Intermediate - Primary
6
4
Carol Noel
St Martin`s Primary School, Rowan Road, West Drayton UB7 7UF

The course follows on from the Basic Reporting course and so assumes that users are able to create basic reports.

Target Audience:  This course requires users to have a basic knowledge of reporting up to the level obtained through the Basic Reporting course. It assumes that users are able to create basic reports and have used SIMS Analysis and other output types from SIMS.

Key Features: The course will equip users with a clear understanding of how reports are produced in SIMS and in particular be able to:

  • create reports using sub-reports
  • create report templates
  • understand why you would use a Rich Text Format report
  • create reports using different focuses
  • output reports to Excel

Thursday
11/11/2021

09:30 - 12:30
SIMS .net Reporting Intermediate - Secondary
6
6
Carol Noel
St Martin`s Primary School, Rowan Road, West Drayton UB7 7UF

The course follows on from the Basic Reporting course and therefore assumes that users are able to create basic reports.

Target Audience: This course requires users to have a basic knowledge of reporting up to the level obtained through the Basic Reporting course. It assumes that users are able to create basic reports which can be output to standard lists. 

Key Features: The course will equip users with a clear understanding of how reports are produced in SIMS and in particular be able to:

  • report using sub-reports
  • create a report from scratch
  • understand why you would use a Rich Text Format Report
  • look at different focuses and create reports using them
  • output reports to Excel

Wednesday
05/01/2022

09:30 - 13:00
SIMS .net Basic
6
6
Carol Noel
St Martin`s Primary School, Rowan Road, West Drayton UB7 7UF

Course Overview:

SIMS .net is a School's Information Management system for recording / management of pupil and staff data.

It can record key data on individual attendance, progress, behaviour, achievements and special educational needs. This information is displayed on a single screen, with quick links to all pupil / student information.

Target Audience:

New school office users of SIMS with responsibility for the input and maintenance of basic pupil / student data.  The course is aimed at staff with little or no knowledge of SIMS.

Key Features:

Introduces users to the main procedures for entering and maintaining accurate pupil / student data within the SIMS database.

A variety of topics related to pupil / student data are covered including:

  • Configuring the SIMS Home Page
  • Locating pupil / student details
  • Creating a new pupil / student record
  • Managing the school population including CTF Import / Export
  • Investigating the Links menu
  • Running basic SIMS reports

Tuesday
11/01/2022

10:00 - 11:30
School Census Presentation - Primary
50
49
Carol Noel
Microsoft Teams Meeting

This presentation outlines the routine for producing the school census via a step-by-step demonstration.

 

Target Audience:

School staff with responsibility for producing the School Census return.

Currently, there are three School Census returns each year (i.e. Spring, Summer and Autumn), which collect detailed information about school characteristics and pupil details, e.g. pupil attendance, free school meals, exclusions, etc. Different data is collected depending on which return is being prepared and the school phase involved.

The School Census return is required to be completed each term by maintained Nursery schools, Primary schools, Middle schools, Secondary schools, All-Through schools, Special schools, Pupil Referral Units (PRUs), City Technology Colleges (CTCs) and Academies (including free schools) in England. Non-maintained Special schools are also required to submit the return.


Wednesday
12/01/2022

09:30 - 12:30
Personnel 7 Part 1
6
6
Elaine Davis
St Martin`s Primary School, Rowan Road, West Drayton UB7 7UF

Course Overview:

The course covers the maintenance and management of staff personal, professional and contractual data. The Personnel Module is one of the key core modules in SIMS .net. It provides basic personnel data to support external returns but it also provides the basis for issuing contracts for staff and maintaining staff development records.

Maintaining accurate data is essential for accurate budget planning and monitoring

Target Audience:

New Admin Officers with responsibility for maintaining staff records. The course is aimed at staff with little or no knowledge of Personnel procedures.

Key Features:

  • Topics covered include:
  • Entering Staff details into Personnel, including adding and editing staff records and adding qualifications
  • Identifying key SWC (School Workforce Census) fields
  • Maintaining staff training and absence
  • Showing the setup of Service Terms, Pay scales, NI Tables and Superannuation Tables
  • Links to the SIMS FMS finance module

Thursday
13/01/2022

09:30 - 12:30
SIMS .net Attendance
6
6
Carol Noel
St Martin`s Primary School, Rowan Road, West Drayton UB7 7UF

Course Overview:

SIMS Attendance enables you to meet the school's day to day statutory attendance monitoring needs.

Target Audience:

Some knowledge of SIMS .net useful but not essential

Key Features:

Looking at all the Attendance features including:

  • Configuring SIMS Attendance
  • How to input attendance marks
  • Monitoring attendance
  • Reporting quickly and accurately on attendance statistics

Tuesday
25/01/2022

09:30 - 12:30
SIMS .net Intermediate
6
6
Carol Noel
St Martin`s Primary School, Rowan Road, West Drayton UB7 7UF

Course Overview:

SIMS .net is a School's Information Management system for recording / management of pupil and staff data.

It can record key data on individual attendance, progress, behaviour, achievements and special educational needs. This information is displayed on a single screen, with quick links to all pupil / student information.

Target Audience:

New school office users of SIMS with responsibility for the input and maintenance of basic pupil / student data.  The course is aimed at staff with little or no knowledge of SIMS.

Key Features:

Introduces users to the main procedures for entering and maintaining accurate pupil / student data within the SIMS database.

A variety of topics related to pupil / student data are covered including:

  • Configuring the SIMS Home Page
  • Locating pupil / student details
  • Creating a new pupil / student record
  • Managing the school population including CTF Import / Export
  • Investigating the Links menu
  • Running basic SIMS reports

Thursday
27/01/2022

09:30 - 12:30
Personnel 7 Part 2 - Reporting
6
6
Elaine Davis
St Martin`s Primary School, Rowan Road, West Drayton UB7 7UF

Course Overview:

The course follows on from Personnel 7 - Part 1 and demonstrates how to produce reports based on the data entered onto staff records to support pay related and absence data management. 

The Personnel Module is one of the key core modules in SIMS .net. Reporting in Personnel and provides the opportunity to check and maintain the information on staff records ensuring records comply with School Workforce Census requirements.

Target Audience:

New Admin Officers with responsibility for maintaining staff records. The course is aimed at staff with little or no knowledge of Personnel procedures.

Key Features:

Topics covered include:

  • Running basic Personnel reports
  • Running pay related reports
  • Reporting on staff training and absence

Wednesday
02/02/2022

09:30 - 12:30
SIMS .net Reporting Basic
6
5
Carol Noel
St Martin`s Primary School, Rowan Road, West Drayton UB7 7UF

Course Overview:

SIMS .net has its own reporting facility. There are numerous reports provided within the software to allow users to extract useful information from the pupil / student database in a variety of formats. Users are also able to design their own reports to extract data specific to their requirements.

Target Audience:

Delegates must be familiar with basic usage of SIMS .net

Key Features:

The course will cover:

  • Running existing reports
  • Previewing reports before printing
  • Modifying reports
  • Designing basic reports in Word and Excel

Wednesday
09/02/2022

09:30 - 12:30
FMS Part 1
6
6
Elaine Davis
St Martin`s Primary School, Rowan Road, West Drayton UB7 7UF

Course Overview:

FMS provides a comprehensive at-a-glance picture of your school's finances and resources to help your team to manage their day-to-day financial tasks. Administrative staff can handle payments quickly and efficiently, heads of departments can manage their budgets and bursars can track spending and staff costs against commitments.

Target Audience:

School Finance staff new to FMS

Key Features:

This course provides an introduction to the School Finance module for new staff.

Topics covered include:

  • Navigating FMS
  • Showing the FMS setup
  • Adding / editing suppliers
  • Producing orders and invoices
  • Processing cheque payments and BACS payments

Wednesday
23/02/2022

09:30 - 12:30
SIMS .net Reporting Intermediate - Primary
6
5
Carol Noel
St Martin`s Primary School, Rowan Road, West Drayton UB7 7UF

Course Overview:

The course follows on from the Basic Reporting course and so assumes that users are able to create basic reports.

Target Audience:  

This course requires users to have a basic knowledge of reporting up to the level obtained through the Basic Reporting course. It assumes that users are able to create basic reports and have used SIMS Analysis and other output types from SIMS.

Key Features:

The course will equip users with a clear understanding of how reports are produced in SIMS and in particular be able to:

  • create reports using sub-reports
  • create report templates
  • understand why you would use a Rich Text Format report
  • create reports using different focuses
  • output reports to Excel

Thursday
24/02/2022

09:30 - 12:30
FMS Part 2
6
6
Elaine Davis
St Martin`s Primary School, Rowan Road, West Drayton UB7 7UF

Course Overview:

FMS provides a comprehensive at-a-glance picture of your school's finances and resources to help your team to manage their day-to-day financial tasks. Administrative staff can handle payments quickly and efficiently, heads of departments can manage their budgets and bursars can track spending and staff costs against commitments.

Target Audience:

School Finance staff with prior knowledge of the basics of FMS

Key Features:

This course provides more in-depth training to the School Finance module for staff already familiar with FMS

Topics covered include: -

  • Funds and budget allocation
  • Processing a bank reconciliation
  • Manual journal processing, including cash book journals and normal journals
  • Petty cash processing
  • Non-invoiced income
  • How to do a bank reconciliation
  • Adding salary payments to individual members of staff
  • Maintaining staff salaries via the links from Personnel in SIMS .net
  • Running VAT returns and various reports

Tuesday
01/03/2022

09:30 - 12:30
SIMS .net Reporting Intermediate - Secondary
6
6
Kunal Shah
St Martin`s Primary School, Rowan Road, West Drayton UB7 7UF

Course Overview:

The course follows on from the Basic Reporting course and therefore assumes that users are able to create basic reports.

Target Audience:

This course requires users to have a basic knowledge of reporting up to the level obtained through the Basic Reporting course. It assumes that users are able to create basic reports which can be output to standard lists. 

Key Features:

The course will equip users with a clear understanding of how reports are produced in SIMS and in particular be able to:

  • report using sub-reports
  • create a report from scratch
  • understand why you would use a Rich Text Format Report
  • look at different focuses and create reports using them
  • output reports to Excel