School Information Management System (SIMS)


The Schools ICT team remain open. We have teams working in various locations and are ready to help you wherever we can. If you have any problems contacting us by phone please try emailing us.
Also please do keep an eye on our twitter account at for updates about our services.

Schools ICT Remote Training May - July 2020

SIMS – Preparing for the school year (created May 2020)

Schools ICT has created some useful guidance about preparing for the school year using SIMS:

If you require additional training, we are still offering training, remotely, for all aspects of SIMS and SAM. If you require training or consultancy, please contact 01273 747068 or email

Schools ICT MIS Remote Training May – July 2020

All our current MIS training and consultancies will be delivered online using Microsoft Teams. In order to attend any of these training sessions it is essential that you have Teams installed; your trainer will contact you prior to the training to test connections.

SIMS Remote Training Courses:  10am – 1pm

Wednesday 3rd June:   SIMS Mail Merge - Labels, Letters & Certificates

Wednesday 10th June: SIMS Office User 'Further Skills'

Thursday 18th June:     SIMS SEN User

Wednesday 1st July:     SIMS Management of Behaviour & Achievement

Wednesday 8th July:    SIMS Mail Merge - Labels, Letters & Certificates

Tuesday 14th July:       SIMS Office User 'Further Skills'

Online 1:1 MIS Consultancies using Microsoft Teams
We will also be providing online 1:1 consultancies which can include working on your live data – e.g. setting up the New Year processes, data management housekeeping, bespoke assessment setups. If you don’t see what you’re looking for here or you just need help with plugging a short term staffing gap to manage SIMS processes or to prepare, enter, organise or analyse data, please get in touch.

Coming soon
We will also be offering useful online bite-size webinars e.g. how to set up a pre-admission group, managing users in System Manager, how to record exceptional circumstances. We will keep you updated with further information.

To book onto these courses please complete the Remote working booking form.

Schools ICT Remote G-Suite Training May - July 2020

For those schools who are using G-Suite we will be hosting several sessions on getting the most from Google Classroom, including hints and tips to manage your assignments and the setting of work.

These 45 minute sessions are free and will be held using either Microsoft Teams or Google Meet. There will be practical demonstrations and some time to ask questions at the end.

Thursday 14th May 2pm-3pm Google Classroom Hints & Tips
Tuesday 19th May 10am-11am Google Classroom Hints & Tips
Wednesday 20th May 2pm-3pm Google Classroom Hints & Tips

Please do also contact us if you have any specific training needs around G-Suite and Google Classroom and the wider Computing Curriculum.

SIMS Reporting, Assessment & Guidance

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