We understand improving outcomes and ensuring every child achieves their potential will always be among your top priorities. With SIMS, you can be sure that every student’s progress is tracked, helping to inform lesson planning so that every student’s needs are met.
Effective classroom management
With numerous tasks to juggle during a school day, teachers need the tools that give them the maximum time possible to focus on teaching.
The SIMS Teacher app puts SIMS in the classroom and makes it part of every teacher’s daily routine aiding effective classroom management. It provides a quick way to take the register, access up-to-date student information and records assessment and conduct easily. Teachers can access assessment marksheets and enter grades, comments and marks whilst also awarding achievement and behaviour points in real-time. SIMS Teacher app also now integrates with SIMS Dinner Money, meaning teachers can easily record the dinner register alongside the normal class register seamlessly.
Having the right data to hand can make a significant impact in the classroom for teachers. SIMS Interventions within SIMS Core Suite allows you to track all of the extra resources you put in place to support pupil progress monitoring and improve learning outcomes. See all of your interventions data in one place, covering a wide range of areas, such as SEN, pupil premium, academic interventions and pastoral support.
Track your pupil’s progress
We understand that assessment should start with the child, support teaching and learning and be driven by your school’s own assessment policy.
SIMS Assessment part of SIMS Core Suite, offers the flexibility for you to assess in a way that supports your school. Teachers can see an individual’s progress towards end of year or school expectations, live as they enter their assessments. Quick access to this information means timely interventions can be introduced to support pupil progress. You can filter key pupil groups to review their attainment and progress towards expectations to help highlight gaps or identify where interventions may be needed.
Used together with Learning Ladders, SIMS offers primary schools a complete assessment solution, providing the freedom to personalise your curriculum to support your school’s assessment policy, whilst ensuring you can still benchmark a child’s learning in-line with national curriculum requirements.
SIMS Discover will then graphically present a clear and complete analysis of your school information and instantly alert you to changes in a pupil’s performance, attendance or behaviour so you can act quickly to get them back on track.
Motivating and retaining quality staff
Ensuring you’re getting the very best out of your teachers is key to the success of any school. With increased workloads and salary pressures it has become harder to engage and retain quality teachers.
SIMS Staff Performance provides senior leadership teams with the tools to effectively manage, monitor and report on the performance of their entire workforce.
Integration with SIMS Personnel, part of SIMS Core Suite, allows school leaders to quickly record staff performance alongside training and employment details, and to measure performance against professional standards already held in SIMS - building a complete picture of every member of staff.
Senior leaders can easily run reports on staff appraisals and understand the needs of staff at a glance, record lesson observations and reviews to support staff’s personal development, and assess the impact of teaching staff against pupil outcomes using data already held in SIMS.