2 Feb 2017
      Internet filtering changes Who is affected? If you have a South West Grid for Learning (SWGfL) Internet connection at your school or establishment, you will be affected.  Schools using…
16 Jan 2017
If a parent has passed away, you will need to remove them from SIMS to make sure that no reports or letters are sent to them. As this is a sensitive issue…
Within HCSS budgeting, you may be asked to produce teacher salary statements. To do this, log into the HCSS web portal here: https://www.hcss-web.co.uk/login and load your budget/scenario. After doing this, go to:…
2 Dec 2016
Address Validation – what does it do? It is a service you can switch on in SIMS .net which will make the Validate button to the right of every address in SIMS .net live.…
15 Nov 2016
It is possible to send InTouch messages to contacts of students who have now left. There are currently two workarounds for this: Create a User Defined Group for the Contacts Go to…
26 Oct 2016
The routes to take are:- Tools>Statutory Return Tools>Update QANs and Discount Codes for Course Manager Find the QAN required using the filters then click on the Add button to select it and the…
25 Oct 2016
When in Student Curriculum attempting to change membership dates an error appears End Date is not in an Eligible period - it does not matter which date is entered. Click on the…
Firstly the user will need to be given permissions within System Manager to the Staff Performance (SP) groups. Secondly go to Tools>Staff>Staff Performance>Line Management structure Check the date and click Go Highlight…
18 Oct 2016
If your Attix backup is not running, this may be due to the Attix service for Windows stopping or failing to start. For Windows 7 Please see here: Go to the Windows…
4 Oct 2016
The EFA Funding Guidance for 2016-2017 states the following: Where learning programmes are designed to enable students to re-sit or re-take examinations and assessments these are not generally eligible for funding as…
29 Sep 2016
The table below indicates those qualification types that are academic. If the student’s core aim in the is not one of the listed types, the student’s programme is vocational and the core…
Qualifications equivalent to GCSE grade A* to C in maths and English for the purposes of prior attainment The following qualifications in maths, English language and literature are treated as equivalent to…
13 Sep 2016
Devon schools are able to claim for Admin and other support staff overtime, for this reason there are safeguards in place both to protect the Admin staff from any danger of impropriety…
9 Sep 2016
This is likely due to the CTF being sent on an earlier version of SIMS than it is received or vice versa. Workaround: You will need to manually edit the CTF version in the…
30 Aug 2016
SchoolChooser is an application that allows a single Scomis Hosted Applications user ID and password to be used with multiple schools on the Hosted Platform.  The initial versions of SchoolChooser allowed users…
15 Aug 2016
The Windows 8.1 Search tool is no longer just about scanning your own system. It's now integrated with Bing, delivering internet results and (sometimes) even Wikipedia-style summaries of whatever you're searching for.…
3 Aug 2016
Reporting on Linked Documents In the upgrade SIMS Summer 2016 Capita have brought in a change to the reporting dictionary which means you can now report on linked documents. This will enable…
Managing Reports on SIMS – Changes from Summer 2016 Upgrade As you know, when a user creates a report within SIMS, only that user can amend or delete the report. Other users…
In the fields section expand the +SEN option then choose the Special Needs sub report - this is at the bottom and not the same as the SEN Needs at the top.…
1 Aug 2016
Support staff don't normally appear under Focus>Person>Manage Classroom Staff If they do then it is likely that they have either been used for Cover or had a timetable in the past. It…