28 Jul 2022
When setting up a new user with access to SIMS, you will need to make sure they have relevant permission groups added to their record. The spreadsheet below shows all of the…
26 Jul 2022
This FAQ lists the latest information regarding the School Census. It contains information on the latest filesets, patches and errors. The latest census documentation and documentation for schools using Arbor can be…
14 Jul 2022
Key Dates: Summer 2022 SIMS and FMS Upgrade planned release date: 22nd July 2022 Download days (17th & 24th August): The Scomis Service Desk will be open from 07:00 to 17:00 Results…
6 Jul 2022
The Summer Upgrade 2022 includes functionality to report on the Assessment Result Owner with the "Result Owner" field within the Assessment Results area of the reporting dictionary in Design Report. This will…
5 Jul 2022
New functionality has been provided in the SIMS Summer 2022 release, enabling the setup and maintenance of personal pronouns. This functionality is accessible (via Tools | Setups | Pronoun Setup) and can…
Summer 2022 SIMS Update New Functionality New functionality has been provided in SIMS, enabling the setup and maintenance of personal pronouns. This functionality is accessible (via Tools | Setups | Pronoun Setup)…
This is a statutory requirement by the DFE.   This FAQ contains the latest information and guides regarding the Key Stage Return 2022.  Please see below for further guidance  For further information please…
Schools can download this year's KS2 Test results from the PAG  (Primary Assessment gateway) Website - https://www.primaryassessmentgateway.education.gov.uk/.  The CTF file can then be imported into Sims via : Routines | Data In…
18 May 2022
Results are stored against the student. Deleting a result from a marksheet does not delete it from the student which means the result will repopulate the marksheet each time it is opened.…
17 May 2022
  Exporting Results - Once the appropriate assessment levels or test scores have been entered for all pupils, the results need to be exported to the Primary Assessment Gateway -https://www.primaryassessmentgateway.education.gov.uk/publicaccessproduction/selfservice/citizenportal/login.htm Although the…
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…
9 May 2022
This FAQ lists the latest information regarding the End of Year procedures within SIMS and Arbor. It contains all guidance notes required to carry out the procedure and links to useful FAQ's.…
25 Apr 2022
This FAQ lists the latest information regarding the School Census. It contains information on the latest filesets, patches and errors. The latest census documentation and documentation for schools using Arbor can be…
9 Mar 2022
New functionality in the SIMS Spring release, includes, managing attendance sub-codes, importing ATF improvements, maintaining orphaned documents, reporting enhanacements in Cover, dictionary enhancements and enhancements to student list reports. Click here for…
15 Feb 2022
To support schools in completing the daily DfE Educational Settings form we have put together a SIMS report that brings together the key student data in a simple to read table. Running…
21 Jan 2022
To report on COVID-19 Sub Codes in SIMS please go to Reports > Attendance/Lesson Monitor > Selected Pupil Reports > Subcode Report. Here you can select what date range is required and…
17 Dec 2021
This FAQ lists the latest information regarding the School Census. It contains information on the latest filesets, patches and errors. The latest census documentation and documentation for schools using Arbor can be…
Due to late changes by the Department for Education to its specification regarding the date range for the funding of 4-year-old's ESS have issued Consolidated Database Patch D and Fileset 2002 which…
  Fileset 2003 has been released. Hosted schools This fileset has been applied to hosted schools. Non-hosted Schools  This fileset has been released in SOLUS or to download this fileset please click…
25 Oct 2021
Autumn 2021 SIMS Update New functionality in the SIMS Autumn release, includes adding lookups for Covid medical events; adding UPN, achievement\behaviour points or Pupil Premium to marksheets; adding additional information such as…
20 Oct 2021
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. Register for our SIMS Digital Learning…
19 Oct 2021
Hosted Schools: Schools have recently received contact from JCQ to update the A2C Migration App to the new A2C Transport App: The latest A2C Transport app has been installed as recommended by…
18 Oct 2021
This patch provides all the improvements to the English statutory returns for the SIMS Summer Release that have to date been delivered via individual generic database patches plus several new improvements.  Individual…