Herts for Learning Online
:: SIMS Discover ::
Outline
SIMS Discover, which is a separate module for SIMS, enables users to analyse and articulate their school’s data in a graphical format, which can be easily exported for use in publications such as the school website or reports to governors/parents and other stakeholders. The user-friendly interface enables patterns and trends to be identified in just a few clicks. Data quality checks can easily be performed, with the software automatically alerting users when action is needed. This can greatly improve the efficiency of administrative tasks within the school. Currently only statutory assessment data, not the HfL Steps, is included in SIMS Discover. Schools are however able to analyse data such as key pastoral factors/demographics, attendance, behaviour and achievement. A second delegate from the same school, sharing a computer, will be charged a discounted rate. Documentation for setting up the remote connection to the school’s data will be sent by email shortly after booking.
Prerequisites
The SIMS Discover software will need to be installed at least 1 week before the course date by ICT Services or the schools IT Support Provider. If you require further information on this then please contact the ICT Service Desk to discuss or arrange the installation. The course cost does not include the cost of the installation. You must be an existing SIMS User proficient in the navigation of SIMS. Please note that we will send instructions (to the email address used to book a place onto this course) for setting up a computer in school to be connected to remotely during the session. Please ensure that you book a place on the course at least a week before it takes place to allow sufficient time for your network support provider/technician to set up the remote connection. If this is not done before you arrive at the course, you will have to use our training dataset instead during the session. We will also require a permission form to be signed by the headteacher or deputy headteacher and returned to us (or brought with you to the course), otherwise the remote connection will not be possible. Please can delegates attempt to arrive for 9am so that trainers can check that your remote connection back to your school system is working before the course begins.
Outcomes:
By attending the course participants will:
  • become familiar with the functionality and interface of SIMS Discover
  • create and filter various graphs including Venn diagrams for in-depth analysis
  • identify patterns and trends over a period of time (up to three years)
  • create groups to maximise data quality and alert staff to group changes
  • gain confidence in articulating your own school’s data
The SIMS Discover software will need to be installed at least 1 week before the course date by ICT Services or the schools IT Support Provider. If you require further information on this then please contact the ICT Service Desk to discuss or arrange the installation. The course cost does not include the cost of the installation. You must be an existing SIMS User proficient in the navigation of SIMS. Please note that we will send instructions (to the email address used to book a place onto this course) for setting up a computer in school to be connected to remotely during the session. Please ensure that you book a place on the course at least a week before it takes place to allow sufficient time for your network support provider/technician to set up the remote connection. If this is not done before you arrive at the course, you will have to use our training dataset instead during the session. We will also require a permission form to be signed by the headteacher or deputy headteacher and returned to us (or brought with you to the course), otherwise the remote connection will not be possible.
Suitable for:
  • All Leaders
  • Business Managers
  • Deputy Headteacher
  • Deputy/Asst Headteachers
  • Headteachers
  • Leadership Team
  • Senior Leaders
  • SIMS Data Manager
Being delivered by Natalie Daniels
Price £105 (£115)
Support Officer Jasmine Smith-Taylor
Email jasmine.smith-taylor@hertsforlearning.co.uk
Enquiries Telephone: 01438 845731