Key Stage Bulletin 2024

This FAQ contains the latest information and guides regarding the Key Stage Return 2024.  Please see below for further guidance Changes to KS1 – The DFE have announced that KS1 is now a non statutory arrangement. This means that unless stated otherwise you do not need to provide a CTF of your KS1 results to…

Summer 2024 – School Census Bulletin

This FAQ lists the latest information regarding the School Census. It contains information on the latest filesets, patches and errors. To jump to the latest SIMS Census documentation and FAQ’s Click here. For Schools wanting the latest documentation for Census and using Arbor or Bromcom  Click here  to jump to the relevant section. Register for…

End of Year Procedures 2024

This FAQ lists the latest information regarding the End of Year procedures within SIMS, Arbor and Bromcom. It contains all guidance notes required to carry out the procedure and links to useful FAQ’s. You must complete these procedures before the start of the new academic year. It is critical that the new academic year is…

Quick Letter Template Update 2024 – Process

Following the 2024 Spring Upgrade the Quick Letter Template has been updated. If you are using Quick Letter for the first time please also read: https://faq.scomis.org/kb6470/ This has been applied to the Scomis Hosted Platform, however users will need to carry out the following actions: Hosted Schools: Schools which use their own customised Quick Letter…

Summer 2024 – School Census – Fileset 2700 series

Fileset 2700 –  Was included in the Spring Upgrade – This upgrade was applied to Hosted School on 15th March 2024 Hosted Schools Fileset 2700 –  Was included in the Spring Upgrade – This upgrade was applied to Hosted School on 15th March 2024 Non-hosted Schools will need to download and import the file below:  …

Spring 2024 Upgrade to SIMS (v7.216) and FMS (v6.216)

The Spring 2024 SIMS Upgrade (V7.216) & FMS (V6.216) is planned to be rolled out on the evening of Friday 15th March 2024 (Scomis Hosted users please log off by 5pm) Non Hosted users: The new release will be authorised in Solus on Friday 15th March 2024 If a school is using an older version of…

GoTo Resolve – Requirements

System Requirements for End users These hardware, operating system, and browser requirements apply to your end users’ computers. Recommendations for network configurations are made to ensure a smooth support experience. Desktop Requirements Hardware 1.33 GHz Dual-core CPU 130MB free memory 260MB free space Network A working internet connection with stable 1 Mbps download upload bandwidth….

Spring 2024 – School Census – Fileset 2600 series

Current fileset: 2605 – This fileset is available Fileset 2605 – Was rolled out to all Hosted Schools on 25th January, 2024   Hosted Schools Fileset 2605 is available and was applied to Hosted Schools on 25/01/2024 Non-hosted Schools will need to download and import the file below:   Fileset 2605 – click here This fileset is…

Spring 2024 – School Census Bulletin

This FAQ lists the latest information regarding the School Census. It contains information on the latest filesets, patches and errors. To jump to the latest SIMS Census documentation and FAQ’s Click here. For Schools wanting the latest documentation for Census and using Arbor or Bromcom  Click here  to jump to the relevant section. Register for…

Autumn 2023 Upgrade to SIMS (v7.214) and FMS (v6.214)

The Autumn 2023 SIMS Upgrade (V7.214) & FMS (V6.214) is planned to be rolled out on the evening of : Friday 10th of November (Scomis Hosted users please log off by 5pm)   Non Hosted users: The new release will be authorised in Solus on: Friday 10th of November SIMS Release Notes FMS Release Notes SIMS…

School Workforce Census Bulletin 2023

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 Course – Here – These courses are free for Scomis customers. School Workforce Census Date: 2nd November 2023 School Workforce Census Deadline Date…

Using CommandReporter with SIMS .net

Introduction to CommandReporter with SIMS .net SIMS .net offers powerful reporting features within the GUI, but sometimes you require scheduled report runs to export SIMS data. This is where CommandReporter can be of assistance. CommandReporter.exe serves as a command-line tool accessible through the command prompt, batch files, or as part of a scheduled task. To…

Autumn 2023 – School Census/SWC Census – Fileset 2506

Current fileset: 2506 – This fileset is now available   Hosted Schools The Fileset 2505 has been applied to all Hosted Schools. The latest fileset 2506 will not be applied automatically and can be downloaded here.   Non-hosted Schools will need to download and import the file below:   Fileset 2506 – click here This fileset is…

Linking Staff in Pastoral Structure

If you wish to link staff members or teachers to one of your ‘Year Groups’ or ‘Registration Groups’ in your pastoral structure you will need to:   Navigate to Focus>School>Pastoral Structure>Current Structure   then Click on ‘Go’   (Once this is populated you can link staff members.)   YEAR GROUPS To add ‘Head of Year’ to a ‘Year…

Autumn 2023 School Census Bulletin

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 viewed at the bottom of this FAQ. Register for our Digital Learning Course (SIMS) – Here – These courses are free for Scomis customers. Census Date:…

Examination Bulletin Summer 2023

Key Dates: The Summer 2023 SIMS Upgrade (V7.212) & FMS (V6.212) is planned to be rolled out on the evening of : Friday 4th August 2023 Due to the release of the SIMS Consolidated Workstation Patch 1 for the Summer upgrade we need to do further testing to ensure full compatibility with the Scomis Hosted…

EYFS- Key Stage- Changes to A code

The A code can no longer be used for EYFS pupil who are absent. The DFE has taken the decision that the EYFS profile must be completed in all instances unless: an exemption has been granted by the secretary of state for the setting or an individual child. In these cases only, an ‘A’ should be recorded for…

Key Stage Bulletin 2023

This is a statutory requirement by the DFE.   This FAQ contains the latest information and guides regarding the Key Stage Return 2023.  Please see below for further guidance  For further information please email scomis@devon.gov.uk or call 01392 385300 Update- Phonics Threshold score  The phonics threshold score for 2023 is 32. Please see- DFE Phonics 2023 for…

Devon Schools – Uploading Key Stage, EYFS and Phonics 2023

Devon Schools should upload their Phonics, EYFS and KS1 files to the Devon Educational services Team through the Devon Transfer – Anycomms route. Devon Educational Services Team Deadline dates  EYFS- 30th June 2023 Phonics- 27th June 2023 KS1- 27th June 2023 For Scomis Hosted SIMS schools this can be done through the Devon Transfer Shortcut…

Hosted Applications – School adding Internal Shortcuts to side bar

Within the Hosted SIMS Environment, you can set up your own internal shortcuts to parts of SIMS that you use most often.  The information below will take you through adding your own Panel and creating your own Internal Shortcut. Open the side panel by pressing on the double green arrows on upper left Choose the…

Scomis Training Environment – Login Error

When attempting to access the Scomis Training environment on https://train.scomis.org we have seen a small number of users experience the following error: “Error – expecting a single child node with tag: authentication” If you click on “OK”, you receive the following error: “Error – Failed to connect to the Connection Server.” To resolve this error,…

Trellix Anti Virus – Product Download

Trellix AV Bundle Download –  Standalone Installable Release (Password Protected, please contact the Scomis Service Desk) This zip file contains the compressed files for Trellix Endpoint Security Standalone Install (ENS) Please read the documentation here : Trellix Agent 5.7 Installation Guide

Spring 2023 Upgrade to SIMS (v7.210) and FMS (v6.210)

The Spring 2023 SIMS Upgrade (V7.210) & FMS (V6.210) is planned to be rolled out on the evening of : Friday 31st March 2023 (Scomis Hosted users please log off by 5pm)   Non Hosted users: The new release will be authorised in Solus on: Friday 31st March 2023 If a school is using an…

Managing BTEC’s

Types of files: 7B is a results request file – Schools can request this from Pearson in order for EDI results to be made in the August Results period.  Schools should submit this by 31 May. 9B – Registration entry file. 6B – BTEC Basedata June 2023 6B – Entry deadline 23 March – amendment…

Scomis Hosted Application Service

Supported Hosted Applications Supported applications on the Hosted Applications service can include, where appropriate: SIMS.net FMS Discover Nova-T6 Launcher Monitor Petty Cash Authorisation Prepare Authorised Payments Reformat for FMS Claim Preparation Claim Transfer Creditor Debtor End of Year ConDocs Contract Printing Finance File Manager Trial Balance Comparison A2C Migration Application Supported, although users may be…

Hosted Admissions+

Admissions+ by Applicaa can now be accessed as an application within the Scomis platform for Hosted Schools. Please send a request to Scomis asking for Admissions+ to be setup. Scomis will require the Hosted Applications username, who will use the application in the request. Once the application has been assigned to the user, they can…

Retrieve / View previously authorised Census

If you wish to download a copy on any previous census files you can follow these steps below.   You need to go to Tools>Statutory Returns Tools>Retrieve Authorised Census Return Files: You then need to click on the Census you want, which will highlight the return you want to retrieve: Next you will need to…

Downloading CTF in edge

To download a CTF file from the DfE website in the new edge please follow the below procedures: When you choose to download your CTF from School to School you will get the follow message appear – click OK You will then see the following message appear – you will want to say KEEP You…

Dealing with Internal Invoices/Payments via Central payments in FMS

Reconciliation items for income may be received into FMS Automatic Reconciliation on a ledger code that you do not wish to use. If this is the case do not process the reconciliation item as normal, instead carry out a central payment into FMS to record the income against the correct ledger code as follows:  …