SIMS End of Key Stage

The Spring Update delivers early versions of wizards which most schools use to record and report on end of key stage processing – once again we are to deliver webinars and remote support sessions and encourage schools needing a helping hand to book on. Please note that revised versions of the wizards will need to be imported.

You can download a zip file containing a revised KS1 Wizard here.

The Key Stage 2 Wizard will appear here once it has been released by Capita.

SIMS End of Year

We have now released guidance on end of year processing in SIMS athttp://www.osmis.co.uk/sims-end-of-year/ and are to repeat both webinars and remote support sessions for anyone needing a bit of help – please reserve places by completing the form here.

Summer Term Webinars

We have now opened bookings on the following free webinars and invite schools to reserve places by completing the form here.

  • Interventions    
  • SIMS & GDPR
  • SIMS Parent Lite App
  • End of Year Processing
  • End of Key Stage Processing

SIMS Parent Lite App

Whilst applying the update we have carried out the technical configuration ready for you to use the SIMS Parent App. If you are interested in using the SIMS Parent Lite App, please:


Things to do

Please refer to the primary or secondary yearbook for a checklist of suggested activities.

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We can report that we continue to work closely with Capita colleagues in the development and evaluation of SIMS Primary. Although the software is still some way from going live, if you would like to know more, please just drop us a line.

GDPR is coming!

We are working alongside a number of LAs and MATs in supporting schools towards meeting the requirements of changes in legislation and will share more information soon.

If you have any particular concern, please drop us a line and we'll be in touch.

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Analysis of KEY STAGe Results

There's a suite of reports which can be used to analyse the performance of groups of pupils in school (SEN, Pupil Premium, Gender and so on) for EYFS, KS1 and KS2 results. If you are interested in using these reports, please request a remote session and we'll set them up for you.

Secondary schools using the mapping utility can make use of similar reports to analyse performance at KS4 and 5 - please log a call if you'd like to know more.

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Backups!

IT systems exist in two states - either failed or about to fail - and anything you would want to keep must be backed up. Many schools use OSMIS services to back up their data and make use of a programme installed on your machine called Attix5. We encourage schools using the service to take a short remote support session during which we will help you check the data being backed up and show you how to add important files and folders to your backup selection as required. Click the button below to book yourself a session.

SIMS now has new interventions functionality which is set greatly to improve the monitoring and evaluation of additional provision in school. Please book a place on a forthcoming webinar if you would like to see more.

 

Remote Upgrade Service

Many schools take OSMIS remote upgrade service. Whilst we welcome any opportunity to work with schools' choice of technical support provider, schools should note that changes made to OSMIS configurations may affect our ability to deliver the upgrade service, may prevent effective backups of your data and may incur additional charges should we need to reconfigure systems. Please ensure that your technical support provider is aware of SIMS' requirements and encourage them to contact support@osmis.co.uk should they have any concern over the impact of works they may be planning.