Capita SIMS helping schools manage the switch to Progress 8 and life after levels
Schools visiting Bett 2016 are invited to visit the Capita SIMS stand (B190) to find out how its SIMS School Improvement Programme (SIP) is helping senior leadership teams successfully manage the changing education landscape.
A consultancy programme, staffed by former school leaders and specifically tailored to each school’s needs, the SIMS SIP programme is helping primary school leaders manage life without levels, secondary school leaders make the transition to Progress 8 smoothly and supports any school tackling issues relating to student progress, behaviour or attendance.
Phil Neal, managing director of Capita SIMS, says: “Our SIP consultants start with the premise that easy access to the right information is the cornerstone for each school to successfully manage the many changes that have been directed at this sector. It is also critical for school improvement as information allows school leaders to fully understand and track improvements in any problem areas.”
The SIMS SIP consultants create a dashboard of data for school leaders that allows them in an instant to see how progress of students is stacking up against the Progress 8 measures, or what attendance is like against targets. For primary schools, the consultants are also helping develop bespoke assessment systems to record and monitor the progress of pupils now that levels are no longer in use.
Reverend Steve Walters, principal of St Peter’s Collegiate School, remarks: “Thanks to the SIMS School Improvement Programme, I have at my fingertips all the information I need to instantly understand what is happening in my school – or use to report to governors or Ofsted. This is critical to ensuring we are continuing to improve and challenging all students to fulfil their potential.
“Our consultant offered us guidance on capturing Progress 8 data using our SIMS management information system as part of this. With their help, all our staff are now confidently able to monitor and analyse assessment data for an individual, group of students or an entire year group against the new grading system.”
Phil Neal, managing director of Capita SIMS, says: “There is no one-size-fits-all approach to school improvement. SIMS SIP delivers a tailored service that can have a lasting impact across the school.”
For more information, visit School Improvement Programme or call 0800 170 7005.