SIMS Teacher app
The new SIMS Teacher app
Imagine stepping into the classroom and your tablet knows which lesson you’re taking and shows the name and picture of all pupils in that class. Mark a pupil late and it shows by how many minutes.
The new SIMS Teacher app makes everyday classroom tasks, like taking the register, simple. So you can focus on inspiring your pupils.
Who benefits and how?
The SIMS Teacher app helps to ensure that you and your staff have accurate real-time data on every pupil in your school. Its intelligent-sync design and ease-of-use means teachers can complete essential tasks efficiently without any delays or frustrating database updates.
Teaching shouldn’t be about endless administration tasks. The SIMS Teacher app makes everyday classroom tasks simple, so that taking registration, looking up a students’ information, or checking your timetable doesn’t take attention away from your class or your teaching.
As a head teacher, knowing in real-time which pupils are in school and their achievement and behaviour through the day is vital – the Teacher app allows our teachers to record this easily wherever they are.
Jayne Mullen, Head teacher, Mersey Vale Primary School
The Teacher app has been a real success for our school, particularly for P.E. staff – taking registers for all lessons is effective, easy to use and made a real difference in the time they have available for students. It has enabled efficiencies for data input and time management spent on attendance tasks. Staff are able to access the key elements of SIMS anytime, anywhere!
Leigh Barmby, School Business Manager, The Warriner School
Our staff have used SIMS in class for a while but the stripped down, teacher-focused style of the app makes it even easier for staff to input their data - the app is so easy to use I can’t see this being anything other a success. The ability to act on behalf of someone else to cover registration is a brilliant and solves what would have been a major headache for us otherwise.
David Marsden, Westhome School
The SIMS Teacher app has revolutionised the ability to take registers for staff at our school. The ability to view student photos in the register and assessment marksheets really helps new staff who are not familiar with their class.
Matthew Wabe, Thetford Academy
Registration made simple
The SIMS Teacher app makes it effortless for teachers to record attendance data for every pupil. Quickly record present, absent, and late marks or school defined codes with a few simple taps so that you can get back to your lesson. If you need to mark a pupil late, the app automatically indicates the current number of minutes past the class start time.
See an overview of every pupil
Contact information and conduct can be viewed with each pupil profile, along with relevant medical and dietary information. A teacher can see at a glance if the pupil has been awarded behaviour or achievement points in a previous class that day and over the last 2 weeks.
Assessment, achievement and behaviour
By tapping a pupil’s picture a teacher will be able to award achievement or behaviour points. The app records the correct number of points for each type. Teachers will be able to quickly and easily access assessment marksheets and then enter grades, comments and marks*.
* Marksheets currently available only on the iOS version
Check your timetable
The SIMS Teacher app allows teachers to check their timetable wherever they are for today, this week or the whole academic year. You can also view the timetable for a pupil to see which lesson they should be in, view other teachers' timetables, and even take registration for another class.
Access pupil information or take the register wherever you are
With the SIMS Teacher app teachers can access important pupil data, such as emergency contact information, away from the school buildings. They can also take the register while on a day trip or from the school playground.
Keep your school’s information secure
All the data used by the SIMS Teacher app is encrypted and the app uses industry standard security measures so all confidential information about pupils is secure.
Security and technical information
As an integrated SIMS system, the Teacher app integrates securely and seamlessly with your school’s SIMS system. Schools can configure the system themselves – registering a new device and setting up a new teacher is quick and straightforward too.
- The SIMS Teacher app is easy to setup and install, and most of the work is handled automatically by SIMS. A simple web-based management console allows administrators 24/7 access to generate activation codes for devices, and authorise teachers to use the app. Teachers can download the SIMS Teacher app directly from the appropriate App Store.
- Teachers can use their existing accounts with these identity providers or associate their Office 365 Active Directory to access the SIMS Teacher app. Alternatively, teachers can easily register their existing school email address and password to create a free Microsoft or Google account.
- Data security
The SIMS Teacher App is safe and secure and tested for the highest security – the app supports two-step authentication and only works with devices that the school has registered and for which they have provided a unique code. Teacher account activation is secured through username, password, unique code and a SIMS security question.
Teacher access to the app after activation is through a combination of username, password and passcode, plus the school is always in control with 24/7 access to block a device, a teacher account, or both, in real-time.
All data is encrypted for the device and the user plus the Teacher App supports Google, Microsoft and Office 365 two-factor authentication (2FA) where schools or teachers accessing the app have this enabled.
Capita is accredited for:
ISO 27001 – Information Security Management System (ISMS).
ISO 9001 – to deliver IT products and services which meet international quality standards.
Is your school already using the SIMS Teacher app?
Your classroom teachers can download the iOS version for iPad now from the Apple App Store.