The awards were held at a glitzy ceremony at The Brewery in London on the evening of January 21st, with Capita SIMS Director Phil Neal taking to the stage to collect the accolade.
We prevailed against a long list of other providers, including Target Tracker and 2 Simple Software.
After the ceremony Phil Neal said: “I am delighted that SIMS Assessment with the SIMS Teacher app has won this award. It is testament to the sheer dedication of our development team to have created such a comprehensive solution to support assessment in schools.
“Teachers are no longer confined to recording achievement as levels, and schools need the flexibility to assess against the curriculum being taught. I’m proud to say that SIMS Assessment and the SIMS Teacher app support best practice and allow teachers to record assessments whenever and wherever they need to. What’s more, they can also combine the latest behaviour, attendance and achievement data with their assessments for a more detailed understanding of individual pupil outcomes and whole school impact.”
Here was the big moment when we were called to the stage to collect the award!
The judges found SIMS Assessment to be easy to use, with valuable user guidance and information. They said that its ‘interactivity and collaboration between schools, parents and pupils is triangulated well’, and that ‘the system is very good at highlighting to staff, pupils and parents where there are developmental needs'.
We’ve also had some great feedback on SIMS Assessment from a number of schools including Leanne Takaki, office manager and data assessment at Wistaston Academy, who commented: “SIMS has driven change in the classroom by giving us a greater focus on assessment, attainment and progress. Teaching and lesson plans may also be altered in accordance with pupil monitoring to impact on learning.”
Teachers can record assessments or note evidence of learning in the classroom as it happens using SIMS Assessment or the SIMS Teacher app. SIMS Assessment further enables teachers to instantly assess a student’s progress using all the latest information held by the school. Attainment and progress can be recorded against the National Curriculum Programmes of Study which means any school using the software can identify individual strengths and weaknesses, no matter how they choose to deliver the curriculum or assess children.