18 Feb 2021
Below are the latest updates regarding ESFA Chart of Accounts for academies and MATS. Ensure that FMS6 is on V6.192 (Spring) or higher. You can confirm the version via Help | About…
17 Feb 2021
What is the password to access Options 5? A password is required only if the Password.dat file is located in the SIMS. net folder. This is the same folder that contains OptionsW.exe.…
10 Feb 2021
If you are a hosted school and wish to use Power BI you will need to install a external connector on the same machine as the Power BI software. Please see more…
5 Feb 2021
In order to link SIMS Parent Pay with SIMS Dinner Money on the hosted platform you will need to do the following:   Firstly a patch will be required. This patch is:…
4 Feb 2021
Below is a list of the different data types that synchronise between SIMS and SIMS Parent app and the times on how often. Achievements  Every 60 minutes Assessment Daily at 1am Assessment…
When adding a Linked Document, Communication or Medical Note there are three statuses to choose from: Public, Private and Confidential. What is the different between these statuses? Public If Public is chosen…
3 Feb 2021
If you are experiencing the below error, please follow this guide to bypass the error and gain access to the Scomis Hosted Webclient. The error seems to have occurred on Mac OS…
The Contract Printing shortcut within Hosted SIMS is no longer supported. The Contract Letters and their contents from the shortcut can still be used but the contents should be checked with either…
If you experience this issue then you need to go to Tools | Statutory Return Tools | School Workforce Census Settings. Put the tick in 'Allow editing of Base Pay Data'. When…
24 Dec 2020
If you need to make changes to an academic structure such as adding or removing a teacher training day you can do so by going through the following steps - Select Routines…
15 Dec 2020
This FAQ lists the latest information regarding the School Census. It contains information on the latest filesets, patches and errors. The latest census documentation can be viewed at the bottom of this…
26 Nov 2020
When attaching a document to a student record through linked documents you will be offered 3 options. Public, Private or Confidential. If Public is chosen then the document/information is available to all…
If when trying to run Tools > Performance > Assessment > Wizard Manager the Phonics Screening Wizard you are looking for does not show. Firstly ensure the Filter at the top is…
29 Oct 2020
Fileset 1606 has been released. Hosted schools Fileset 1606 has been applied. Non-hosted Schools will need to download and import the file. Fileset 1606 Click on the above link and save the…
23 Oct 2020
The Autumn 2020 SIMS Upgrade (V7.196) & FMS (V6.196) is planned to be rolled out over the weekend starting Friday 13th November 2020 Release notes containing detailed information on what is included in…
7 Oct 2020
This FAQ lists the latest information regarding the School Workforce Census. It contains links to relevant documentation and information on the latest filesets, patches and errors. We are also running a School…
23 Sep 2020
The BACS reference should be the full budget code without spaces - example. G120G12341234 being made up of [Phase]G[School Number][Item Code].
T Levels are new 2 year technical qualifications which include an industry placement and are equivalent to 3 A levels. The first 3 T Level qualifications have been rolled out for Post…
2 Sep 2020
This page will be updated with new filesets as and when they are released. Fileset 1605 has now been made available. Hosted Schools This fileset has been applied to hosted schools.  Non-hosted…
14 Aug 2020
Go to Focus > Student/Pupil > Student/Pupil Details and open the student's record. In Panel 2 Registration the following must be recorded: Year Group Year Taught In These fields need to correctly…