As a senior leader you need to be able to see a clear and complete picture of your school that will inform decision-making and enable you to evidence the success of your strategies. SIMS helps by giving you access to a real time assessment of how your school or group is performing, enabling you to demonstrate progress and success, as well as identifying where further development is needed.
Track progress, identify trends and evidence interventions
SIMS offers the flexibility for your school to assess in the way that best fits their requirements. SIMS Assessment is adaptable and gives teachers access to the entire national curriculum to track progress whichever way they choose. For Key Stage 4, schools can create their own marksheets, tracking grids and calculations to assess using the new GCSEs and the 1-9 grade system.
Use SIMS Discover for visual analysis of your data, with drag and drop graphs that allow you to quickly identify trends in pupil data over time. It is easy to track your Pupil Premium children, key stage attainment data, attendance and vulnerable groups and share these insights with your team, governors and Ofsted in an easy to absorb format. You can also analyse and report on the outcomes and cost-effectiveness of your interventions with SIMS Interventions.
All of these modules are included as part of your annual entitlement and available ‘on the go’ with Hosted SIMS.
Evidencing the impact of your school improvement strategies
SIMS School Improvement Programme provides senior leaders with the expertise required to drive improved teaching and learning, by ensuring they are getting the most from their data. All of our School Improvement Consultants have worked as senior leaders and have a proven track record of helping schools provide evidence of improvements to Ofsted. Your consultant will work with you on your individual priorities to ensure that you and your team are gaining the specific intelligence that you need from your data and to implement any bespoke data collection and analysis resources that may be required.
A consolidated view of data across multi-academy groups
As a school group, you need a consolidated view of the data from across your schools so that you can identify trends and improve outcomes for learners. SIMS SchoolView offers intuitive ready-to-use dashboards combining SIMS key performance measures and useful pupil demographic filters. It also streamlines the collection of data automatically from SIMS schools within your academy groups, helping you to make more informed decisions.
For groups with more bespoke requirements, SIMS School Improvement Programme offers strategic data consultancy alongside fully customisable solutions.
Nurture excellence in your workforce
Ensuring you’re getting the very best out of your teachers is key to the success of any school. SIMS Staff Performance provides senior leadership teams with the tools to effectively manage, monitor and report on the performance of their entire workforce. You’ll also want to empower your staff by giving them the tools they need to do what they do best, teach. Hosted SIMS helps improve staff work-life balance by providing the flexibility of accessing SIMS anytime, anywhere and the SIMS Teacher app simplifies everyday classroom tasks like taking the register and recording assessment and conduct, freeing time for teaching and learning.