Herts for Learning Online
:: Using SIMS to manage SEN ::
Outline
This course has been designed to enable delegates to access their own school data remotely and will empower INCOs and SENCOs to record SEN data efficiently in SIMS. Data from SIMS can also be extracted into county standard forms and utilised in reports for data analysis. Specialist reports and letters relating to the pupil can be linked to the pupils' record in SIMS. Customisation of the SIMS homepage supports efficient working, enabling quick access to frequently used areas of SIMS and the display of data on the homepage. As delegates may not have used SIMS before, the pace of this course has been set accordingly.
Prerequisites
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. In addition as delegates will be customising the SEN module in SIMS, so that it reflects what each individual school is providing for pupils, it will be helpful to bring a note of various items, i.e. the specific provisions in place at your school, to enable the customisation to be completed during the course. We will send a form to help you collate this information to bring with you on the day, along with instructions to ensure that you have the relevant permissions in SIMS to make these changes.
Outcomes:
By attending the course, participants will:
  • customise the homepage and utilise the inbuilt help functionality in SIMS
  • run reports for data analysis, populate county-standard forms, generate SEN review letters and schedule review meetings
  • set up the SEN module in SIMS so it reflects what the school is providing for pupils
  • enter reviews, provisions and events for a pupil so that the data is census-compliant
  • attach notes and documents, and also add and link agents and agencies who work with the pupil, to the pupil’s record
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. In addition as delegates will be customising the SEN module in SIMS, so that it reflects what each individual school is providing for pupils, it will be helpful to bring a note of various items, i.e. the specific provisions in place at your school, to enable the customisation to be completed during the course. We will send a form to help you collate this information to bring with you on the day, along with instructions to ensure that you have the relevant permissions in SIMS to make these changes.
Suitable for:
  • INCos/ SENCos
Being delivered by Data Management Consultant
Price £208
Support Officer Emma McDonnell
Email emma.mcdonnell@hertsforlearning.co.uk
Enquiries Telephone: 01438 845684
 :: Session Information :: 
Town/Venue Dates Time Course Code Availability
Stevenage, Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Thu 20 Jun 2019 09:30 - 16:30 Spaces Available
  
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