At a glance: -
- Designed to help busy teachers complete tasks easily
- Provides razor-sharp analytics to help you make informed decisions
- Updates and backs up automatically to the cloud
- In-built flexible assessment system for easy attainment and progress tracking
Is it possible to get excited about management information systems? I didn’t think it was until I toured the latest version of SIMS from Capita. It’s got a whole new look and yes, it’s actually very exciting. Its predecessor was good, but this is a great leap forward and a dynamic evolution.
The interface of SIMS Primary has changed for the better. It’s bright, colourful, interactive and matches the vibrancy and energy of primary schools. It’s modern, advanced and fit for the way schools operate today.
The terms ‘user-friendly’ and ‘intuitive’ get bandied around quite a lot, but SIMS Primary has nailed it. The site is easy on the eye and a pleasure to navigate because it has been exceptionally well designed.
Although it packs a lot of information in, you don’t drown or get bogged down in complexities. You won’t need to go hunting for the information you need because it presents itself to you through bright, colourful and engaging signposts.
Everything you need to do as a class teacher is in one place, with highly accessible information points for effective classroom management including calendar, class log, pupil log, contacts, records, register, assessment, dashboards and more.
I love the new pupil log screen as this lets you see all the information about every child in your class using notes in a Twitter-feed style timeline format. This is a masterstroke because here you can record a variety of comments, pin them for importance, add attachments and very quickly build up a narrative picture of each child’s life in school. It feels familiar and encourages you to interact and add data.
Another new feature is the class log: here you can see your whole class in a single screen, and not just names but photos too. What’s clever about this feature is that filters enable you to see who’s who in terms of birthday, FSM, SEND, pupil premium, medical information and important notes. Click on a photo to enter into the register and award positive points in an instant.
When firms say that their resource has been designed with teachers in mind you really hope that they have. SIMS Primary will save you time and help you manage it like a workload wizard. It proves that management information systems don’t have to be boring. It’s a dedicated data analyst that could quite possibly be your new best school friend.
- Explore rich real-time information
- Clean, colourful, engaging and fresh
- Helps teachers focus on key information and make effective use of it
- Slick, professional and available on multiple devices
You are looking for a contemporary and powerful MIS tool that drives improvement and progress and makes data management interactive, purposeful and instructive.