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An inspector calls

When you have access to information on all areas of school performance at the touch of a button, an inspection by Ofsted or Estyn becomes an opportunity to demonstrate your school’s progress and success.

SIMS gives you access to a real time assessment of how your school is performing on every level. It also offers an evaluation of where further development is needed so you can continually progress.

An inspector calls

Achievement of pupils

Achievement of pupils

In an inspection, you need to show that you are helping every pupil progress. With SIMS Discover, you can examine current data to demonstrate the progress of groups such as those eligible for free school meals (FSM), SEN and Pupil Premium pupils. The new SIMS Homepage displays an overview of the school so both you and the inspection team have a current picture of what is happening in the classroom.

Find out more about SIMS Discover for primary or secondary schools and academies

Quality of teaching

You need to prove that your school’s teaching is effective. With Staff Performance enhancements to SIMS Personnel, you can assess the teaching in your school. Holding all information on individual objectives and lesson observations centrally, you can build a complete picture of every staff member. You can also manage staff appraisals, performance-related pay decisions and use pupil data to identify good teaching practices and inform training needs.

Find out more about SIMS Personnel for primary or secondary schools and academies

Quality of teaching
Behaviour and safety of pupils

Behaviour and safety of pupils

SIMS can help you understand where behaviour and attendance issues are occurring and provide insight into attitudes to learning and lesson punctuality. You can analyse data to see if certain pupils are consistently late or if certain pupils are having a big impact on behaviour. Teachers can log incidents as they happen in SIMS Lesson Monitor so that you are working with today’s attendance data and this morning’s behaviour points.

Find out more about SIMS Lesson Monitor for secondary schools and academies

Leadership and management

School leaders should know what is working in a school and what is not. SIMS real-time data helps you track the impact of the strategies you put in place. Pupil progress can be measured by specific groups and evaluated in the context of behaviour and punctuality. SIMS Personnel ensures school leaders can assess teaching quality and identify training needs easily and with SIMS NOVA-T6 you can timetable staff according to their strengths.

Find out more about SIMS Staff Performance for primary or secondary schools and academies

Leadership and management
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The full power of SIMS

SIMS Consultancy Services can help you release the full potential of SIMS quickly in your school so you can start making an impact on your inspection preparation immediately. We also offer training courses tailored to your school’s specific needs.

For more information on How SIMS helps, download our brochures: TeachersSenior leadersSupport staff and Parents and students.