The SIMS School Improvement Programme provides you with the expertise you need to drive improved teaching and learning by ensuring you're getting the most out of your data. All of our SIMS School Improvement Consultants have worked as senior leaders and have a proven track record of helping schools provide evidence of improvement to parents, governors and Ofsted.

Strategic support from expert consultants

Our expert consultants work with you to ensure you are gaining the specific intelligence that you need from your data. They can advise on how best to develop the effective use of data throughout your school in support of whole school improvement and developing an 'always prepared' for inspection policy. The focus of each consultation is tailored to meet the needs of your individual school or academy group. Meet our School Improvement Consultants

Bespoke tools for data collection and analysis

Successful school improvement strategies rely on the effective collection and use of data. As part of our service the SIMS School Improvement Programme can work with you to implement a range of bespoke data collection and analysis tools that directly support your school's individual priorities. These can include adaptions to the Programmes of Study resources and a bespoke system of marksheets and templates in SIMS Assessment, as well as customised analytical reports providing insight into pupil attainment and progress.

Ensuring your staff have access to the data they need

The SIMS School Improvement Programme Data Dashboard is a reporting service that allows you to automate customised reports to meet the different needs of the staff in your school, from senior leaders to teachers. Your consultant will work with you to ensure each member of your team has access to the data they need to drive school improvement. Data is presented in easily assimilated charts with the functionality to filter, zoom and drill down. You can select from a multitude of dashboards including: attendance, absence, achievement, behaviour and much more. 


  • The school improvement team have been integral in allowing us to look at data with a different perspective. The data it produces informs so many decisions in our school. The school improvement team have been a real help to channel the way we do things in our school and we're now doing that with the primary schools too. Their experience is invaluable.

    Tina Sparrow, Data Manager, Passmores Academy

  • We’ve been extremely well supported by the SIMS School Improvement team. Our consultant has been so supportive and is always happy to answer our numerous questions and solve any problems.

    Mandy Turner, Deputy Head, Plumberow Primary Academy

  • Staff are really impressed with how powerful SIMS is in analysing the information we've already collected. The SIMS consultant set us up with a data analysis toolkit to provide us with instant access to the most recent assessment data and enabled us to produce the detailed reports needed for performance tables more effectively.

    Tracy Ball, Headteacher, Pippins School

  • The support that we have had from the SIMS consultants has been fantastic, it has allowed our academy to improve how we gather data but more importantly how we use that data to identify the students that need the greatest support.

    Kelly Moggs, Head of Administration/Exams Officer, The Ockendon Academy and Studio School

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