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Exams

Just a reminder that the exam entry deadline for the summer 2024 season is 21st February 2024.

Please see the relevant section for guidance on your MIS.

Did you know we support several MIS Systems?

  • Arbor
  • Bromcom
  • Integris
  • ScholarPack
  • SIMS

If you may be interested in exploring alternative MIS solutions, our expert team can advise on the best solution for your school. We work closely with leading providers. We can help guide you through the migration process and continue to provide ongoing support. You can find a link to our previously recorded webinar on moving MIS below, along with a sheet to assist with assessing functionality and cost: https://my.schoolicts.co.uk/portal/kb?btn=46&text=moving%20MIS&entity=articles&id=338  If you would like to arrange a meeting to discuss this further, please do not hesitate to contact us on: 0345 2226802 or via our portal my.schoolicts.co.uk 

New Pupil Premium Rates for 2024-25:

 

The pupil premium rates for the 2024 to 2025 financial year, starting on 1 April 2024 are:
Pupil eligibility criteria Amount of funding for each primary-aged pupil per year Amount of funding for each secondary-aged pupil per year Funding is paid to
Pupils who are eligible for free school meals, or have been eligible in the past 6 years £1,480 £1,050 School
Pupils who have been adopted from care or have left care £2,570 £2,570 School
Children who are looked after by the local authority £2,570 £2,570 Local authority
Service Pupil Premium* £340 £340

*Service Pupil Premium applies to children who meet one of more of the following criteria:

  • one of their parents is serving in the regular armed forces, including pupils with a parent who is on full commitment as part of the full-time reserve service – this includes pupils with a parent who is in the armed forces of another nation and is stationed in England
  • registered as a ‘service child’ on any school census in the past 6 years
  • one of their parents died while serving in the armed forces and the pupil receives a pension under the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme or the War Pensions Scheme

This funding is primarily to enable schools to offer pastoral support and help mitigate the negative impact of family mobility or parental deployment. It can also be used to help improve the academic progress of eligible pupils if the school deems this to be a priority.

Payment schedule for financial year 2024-25

Payments will be sent to local authorities on:

  • 28 June 2024
  • 30 September 2024
  • 31 December 2024
  • 31 March 2025

Payments will be sent to academy trusts (and free schools) on:

  • 8 July 2024
  • 8 October 2024
  • 9 January 2025
  • 8 April 2025

Payments will be sent to non-maintained special schools on:

  • 19 August 2024
  • 18 October 2024
  • 17 January 2025
  • 18 April 2025

Deadlines for Census Returns

The deadline to submit Census returns to the DfE via COLLECT is Wednesday 14th February.  If you are a maintained (Local Authority) School, or you submit to your Local Authority, then please check dates with them, as they will be different (and earlier!).

As always, if you need any assistance with this, please contact your support team:

School ICT customers:

Turn IT on customers:

Meeting Digital and Technology Standards in Schools and Colleges

Update to ‘Meeting digital and Technology standards in Schools and Colleges’ (Meeting digital and technology standards in schools and colleges – Guidance – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk))

The DfE have recently updated this document, adding two new sections:

One of the standards in ‘Digital Leadership & Governance Standards’ is that all schools should keep an inventory/asset register:

Obviously, all schools should do this anyway, but for our customers who use SIMS FMS, this is built into FMS as an Equipment Register, and is FREE to use – we even have training available on using it!  If you are interested in this, please log a call to have it turned on and have a look at our Distance Learning course on FMS Equipment Register via this link: https://learning.schoolicts.co.uk/p/sims-fms-equipment-register .  The Equipment register is really useful, as it pulls the information through from FMS (so no having to input items every time you use it), and this process can be performed whenever you want – once a month when the budget has been balanced and reconciled, once a week when the payments are processed, whenever you want.  You can also get various reports, including stock takes, and providing you use purchase orders when ordering (which should always be the correct process anyway), you have full traceability too.  As with all Distance Learning courses you have access to the course for a year from date of purchase, so if there’s something you can’t quite remember, or you’re not sure of, you can just log back into the course and re-watch the video on that section. The course content and the price are the same as the ‘live’, in person training and it covers all areas that you may need, including moving items around school, disposal, items can even be linked to members of staff as well as being logged in a particular room.

More information on the update to ‘Meeting digital and Technology standards in Schools and Colleges’ and the standard itself is available via these links:

Meeting digital and technology standards in schools and colleges – Guidance – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

Request help and support for your procurement (get-help-buying-for-schools.service.gov.uk)

Meeting digital and technology standards in schools and colleges – Digital leadership and governance standards – Guidance – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

Updates – Meeting digital and technology standards in schools and colleges – Guidance – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

Meeting digital and technology standards in schools and colleges – Digital leadership and governance standards – Guidance – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

Meeting digital and technology standards in schools and colleges – Laptop, desktop and tablet standards – Guidance – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

Training

We have a comprehensive list of online training courses for both SIMS and Arbor.  Please see the Training section at the end of this newsletter for more information, or visit https://www.schoolicts.co.uk/course-list/ to see the full list of courses, or you can click on: 

https://www.schoolicts.co.uk/online-training/ for the online (live) courses, or https://learning.schoolicts.co.uk/courses/ for the Distance Learning courses.

Customer Information

School ICT customers:

turn IT on customers:

Our customer portals allow you to: –

  • Log and track support tickets
  • Watch previously recorded webinars
  • Search the Knowledge base for guidance and information
  • Keep up to date with the latest MIS news and updates
  • Access remote support
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FMS - Financial Year End/New Financial Year

As mentioned in the last newsletter, this is the time of year to start preparing for the financial year end, and to be creating and opening your new financial year, if you have not already done so. You can open your new financial year (2023/24) via Tools | Define Financial Years | Define/Edit years.

If you haven’t done a Financial Year End before, or would like a refresher, we have a course running on 8th February and 6th March which covers this.  You can find more details here.

Exams

Just a reminder that the exam entry deadline for the Summer 2024 season is 21 February 2024.

Here are some things you could do to prepare:

  • Create a summer season which includes the months of May/June/July
  • Import your candidates into the season
  • Visit the websites of the exam boards you use and download the latest basedata for the summer season – here are the links to the main ones:

AQA basedata

Edexcel basedata

OCR basedata

WJEC basedata

  • Import your basedata then refresh every time exam boards issue updated basedata there i an instruction video on our Customer Portal here about refreshing basedata
  • Create entry marksheets via Focus/Marksheet Setup – Award and make your entries via Focus/Marksheet – Data Entry
  • Get your teachers/Heads of department to check the examination entry lists (Reports/Entries/Examination Entry Lists – don’t forget to tick Include Signature box and Include Null List)
  • Create a submission file via Focus/Submissions/Add
  • Send the submission file to the relevant exam board via A2C
  • Print a skeleton timetable via Reports/Basedata/Skeleton Timetable to start planning rooms and invigilators for the summer season

Do call us if you need assistance with any of the above:

School ICT customers:

Contact: 0345 222 6802 Option 1, helpdesk@schoolicts.co.uk

Portal: https://my.schoolicts.co.uk/

turn IT on customers:

Contact: 01865 597620 Option 2, mis.support@turniton.co.uk

Portal: https://portal.turniton.co.uk

Good luck with the forthcoming exam season!

Did You Know...?

You can Bulk Import data into User Defined Fields from a CSV File?

The CSV file can contain as many fields as required but as a minimum for import, the file must contain:

  • Forename
  • Surname
  • Gender
  • Date of Birth
  • Admission Number (although not necessary, if included, it will be used in the student matching process)
  • UDF data (a separate column should be created for each type, e.g. Bus Route, Hobbies, Locker Number

Each data field must be created as an individual column. When creating the CSV import file, the above fields must be included in the spreadsheet to enable successful Pupil/Student matching.

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There are eight different types of User Defined Fields and so it is therefore important that the data in the spreadsheet adheres to the following rules for each field type.

  • True / False – values accepted for import are T or True and F or False
  • Text (single-line) – values that fall outside of the Minimum Length and Maximum Length (the character limits specified in the UDF setup) will not be imported. The maximum character limit is 100.
  • Text (multi-line) – values that fall outside of the Minimum Length and Maximum Length (the character limits specified in the UDF setup) will not be imported. The maximum character limit is 8000.
  • Number – values must be numeric. Values must not fall outside the Minimum Value and Maximum Value (as specified in the UDF setup). Excel automatically invokes rounding when a value is entered exceeding 8 characters. To prevent this rounding, add a single apostrophe at the beginning of the number i.e ‘12345678.
  • Currency – values must not exceed the 16-digit character limit (users must factor in the “.00” decimal place that is appended to every value automatically). If greater than 2 decimal places are specified in the spreadsheet, the value will be rounded up/down in SIMS. Currency symbols are ignored on import and will not be displayed in SIMS.
  • Decimal – values must not exceed 13 digits. Commas are ignored on import. Accepted symbols are “-“ negative and “.” decimal points, which must be accompanied by a number or they will be ignored on import.
  • Date – values must not fall outside of the Minimum Value and Maximum Value (as specified in the UDF setup). The following date formats will be converted to DD/MM/YYYY during the import.
    • dd/MM/yyyy
    • dd-MM-yyyy
    • MM.yyyy
  • Lookup (Single) – Inactive lookup values will not be imported. Values must not exceed 100 characters.

In SIMS, in order to make the fields available for the importing process, UDFs must:

  • Have the ‘Active’ checkbox ticked.

Have a Data Domain of ‘Person’.

Have a Data Area of ‘Student Details’ OR ‘SEN Student Details’:

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Importing the CSV File

  1. Select Routines | Data In | Pupil (or Student) Data | Import from Spreadsheet to display the Import From Spreadsheet
  2. Click the Browse button, navigate to the location of the required file, highlight it then click the Open
  3. Click the Next button.

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4. Confirm the file is intended for your school and ensure that you have a recent backup of your SIMS database before proceeding by clicking the Yes button.

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5. The content of the imported file is displayed. Right-click inside the empty cell at the top of the first column and select the appropriate column heading label e.g. Surname.

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6. Repeat the process for the other columns until all empty headings have been populated with the appropriate corresponding column heading label (Instead of the individual Surname and Forename labels, the combined Surname Forename and Forename Surname labels respectively can be specified).

📌NOTE:

The dialogue cannot be stretched or maximised. To view all the columns, use the scroll bar at the bottom of the dialogue.

7. Once the main column heading labels have been determined, right-click the empty cell above one of the User Defined Field columns and select Data for Import | UDF from the pop-up menu.

8. Select the correct corresponding User Defined Field heading from the UDF list.
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9. Once all headings have been populated, click the Next

10. In the Students from database panel, pupil/students with an exact match in SIMS for the Surname, Forename (or Surname/Forename, etc.) Date of Birth, Gender and Admission Number are displayed.

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11. If there are duplicate pupil/students in the import file, these are highlighted in yellow in the Students from the input file panel. Investigate the pupil/student data to ensure that you select the correct one.
More than one pupil/student can be selected at a time using Ctrl + click and Shift + click.

12. Pupil/students who are listed alternately in the Students from database panel can be highlighted using Ctrl + click.

13. If you do not want to overwrite SIMS data with details from the import file, highlight the pupil/student in the Students from database panel and click the Discard Match button.

14. If there are blank lines in the Students from database panel, this indicates that a corresponding match has not been identified in SIMS, perhaps because the Date of Birth does not match. To identify which pupil/student to import, click the Select Student button and search for the correct pupil/student manually.

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15. If two pupil/students in SIMS match with a pupil/student in the import file, they will be displayed as Multiple Students and highlighted in yellow in the Students from database

16. Where multiple pupil/students share the same or similar information in SIMS, then you must identify which of them to match with the one in the import file. This can be achieved by selecting the pupil/student in the Students from database panel and clicking the Multiple Match

17. In the Match student for dialogue, highlight the required pupil/student and click the Select button.

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18. Click the Finish button. All the pupil/students who remain in the Students from database panel will be imported into SIMS.

19. Confirm the import by clicking the Yes button.

20. Once the file has been imported, the Activity Log is displayed.

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📌NOTE:

If multiple UDFs are imported,  the activity log will display a row for each UDF.

21. You are strongly advised to Save or Export the log.

22. Click the Close button.

📌NOTE:

No data in SIMS will be overwritten. The data from the import file is added to the pupil/student record.

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Arbor Admin Access

Arbor Admin access – School ICT and Turn it on now have the opportunity to be able to offer our schools additional support, at no extra cost and as part of your SLA.

What benefit does this functionality bring to you, you ask ?

With Arbor admin access we can now carry out in depth diagnosis and troubleshooting, the ability to resolve issues within minutes, perform common data refreshes, and run audit trails for your school negating the need to escalate these tasks to Arbor.  Over the next few weeks, you should receive an email to your school with all the details of how to sign up.  If you haven’t had the email and feel you should have, please check your Spam/Junk folder.  If you still can’t find it, please call School ICT on 0345 222 6802 or email helpdesk@schoolicts.co.uk  and for turn IT on customers call 01865 597620 (Opt.2)​ or email mis.support@turniton.co.uk

MAT MIS Updates

  • When pushing out Pay Scales from MAT MIS, it’s no longer possible to push out the same pay scale twice, preventing errors.
  • You now have the option to add Allowances for your MAT staff in the Contracts area of their profile on MAT MIS.
  • The National Average benchmarking measure is now split by phase when drilling into Attendance KPIs on the homepage and in Analytics > Attendance.
  • And Arbor have added more explanations to the tool tips when hovering over your Attendance KPIs.

Parental Engagement Updates

Parents can now download and share Report Cards and Attendance Certificates on the Parent App!

Please ensure parents download the latest version of the app.

Students report cards – These can be found in the App by clicking the menu icon at the bottom left of the screen. Then select Report Cards.

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You can also click the Download Student Reports button from the students profile.

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On the next page, select the report you would like to download from the list.

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On the next page, click the green Download button and you will be able to view the report.

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You can also share or download the report.

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Attendance certificates – From the menu, under Attendance Select By Date to see all the attendance marks given for the academic year, on a week-by-week basis.

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Clicking on the Attendance Certificate button allows parent to see or download the attendance certificate.

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Did You Know?

Schools or Trip leaders can now send SMS or In-app messages to guardians from within a trip, see Arbor’s full article here: Communications for a Trip

This feature is great If you are coming back from a trip and find out the drop-off point or time has changed, you can log into Arbor and let all the parents know straight away.

This feature can also be used to notify guardians that there are outstanding payments due for trips.

On the Trip Overview page, go to the Trip participants section. Select the students and click the Bulk action button.

Select the communication method to use.

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Census Related Updates to Functionality

Census related updates to functionality :

  • A new field has been added to the Funded Hours and Hours At Setting. Expanded hours will be collected from the Summer Census onwards: What are expanded hours?
  • Three new columns to the Bulk Update Learning & EEP Hours table: T Level Planned Learning Hours, T Level Planned EEP Hours and Total Hours. You can also update these fields using new bulk actions: T-levels .
  • The T level planned learning hours field is also hidden for ILR colleges, as they should record this information on the T-Level Programme instead (alongside the contributing learning aims).
  • GCSE Attainment for Funding page, When filling this data in use the new Leavers tab to more easily fill out prior attainment for last year’s students: Prior attainment

What Else is New?

  • Students > Medical and School > Data > Export menu in top navigation now matches the left-hand menu.
  • If you see a page name in orange and underlined, this means you can click it to get to the landing page.
  • When enrolling students from the Table View page, you can select in a combo box to add them to other courses. You can also see how many students are already in these courses.
  • When selecting students for Emergency Alerts, it now shows what registration form they are in.

Exams

Just a reminder that the exam entry deadline for the Summer 2024 season is 21 February 2024.

Here are some things you could do to prepare:

  • Create a summer season which includes the months of May/June/July
  • Add your candidates into the season via Students/Examinations/Candidates/Internal Candidates
  • Add your qualifications to Students/Examinations/Qualification Offering – don’t forget, you need both the award and the learning unit, and use the bottom panel to link them to courses
  • Make your entries via Students/Examinations/Entries/Entries by Student Group – don’t forget to make entries for the learning unit too, otherwise you won’t be able to seat any exams
  • Get your teachers/Heads of department to check the examination entry lists (Students/Examinations/Entries/Download Statement of Entry (by Subject or by Course)
  • Create a submission file via Students/Examinations/EDI Exports/Entries
  • Download and send the submission file to the relevant exam board via A2C
  • Print a preliminary exam timetable to start planning rooms and invigilators for the summer season via Students/Examinations/Scheduling/Allocate Exam Rooms

Do call us if you need assistance with any of the above.

School ICT customers:

turn IT on customers:

Good luck with the forthcoming exam season!

Exam Fees and Cost Reporting

Please see below for the latest information on Exam Fees and Cost Reporting

Arbor import exam fees information alongside the basedata so you can report on these directly in your MIS.

For more details on basedata, see our guidance here: How does Examination Basedata work in Arbor?

Seeing and editing amounts

EDI exams

Go to School > Examinations > Qualification Offering and select the award. Click the Qualification Offering button.

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Click into the Exam Fees tab.

You’ll see one line per series. Click on the fees to update them.

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Non-EDI exams

As Non-EDI exams aren’t set up with basedata, you need to define the fees. Go to School > Examinations > Non-EDI and select the award.

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Scroll down to the Exam Fees section and click on the fee to update if needed

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When you add new Candidate Entries, a new row will be added to the Exam Fees section so you can define the fee.

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Reporting on fees

To report on the fees, go to Students > Examinations > Entries > Exam Fees.

Use the filters to select the academic year, awarding organisation and series if needed.

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You’ll see each award as a separate row in the report, including award and series details, fee, number of entries for internal and external candidates and a total cost.

You can see an overall sum in the bottom right.

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FAQ

Where does the fee information come from?

Fee information comes from the O basedata file – we automatically bring this into Arbor so you can set up exams. For more details on basedata, see our guidance here: How does Examination Basedata work in Arbor?

Can we reset the amount back to what’s in the basedata?

It isn’t possible to reset the amount so you’ll need to amend the amount. If you are unsure what the amount is, please contact the Awarding Organisation.

Does this page work with payments?

This feature does not include collecting or paying costs for Exam Fees, integrations with payment gateways or financial institutions.

Why is the fee missing?

Some basedata may not include the fee information. If this field is blank and you are unsure what the amount is, please contact the Awarding Organisation.

ArborFest 2024

School ICT is once again proud sponsors of ArborFest which is taking place this year in Brimingham at the Birmingham Repertory Theatre and is set to be bigger and better than ever.  ArborFest is free for all schools and MATs and tickets are always in high demand.  Please visit our stand and say hello if you are attending!

There are two types of tickets. In-Person Tickets and Live Stream Tickets:

In person tickets for School Staff:  Please come and say hello at the School ICT Stand! These tickets are for schools using Arbor as their MIS. We think SLT (Senior Leadership Team) and Office Staff will get the most from Arbor’s programme, there are also In-Person Tickets for MAT Central Teams: These tickets are for MAT Leaders. Arbor are inviting both MATs using Arbor, and those who aren’t, to join us at our special MAT Stage

Live Stream Tickets: These tickets are for schools, MATs who can’t make the live event. These tickets will give you access to watch the live stream of Arbor’s Main Stage

There are limited tickets available so get yours now by clicking on this link https://www.arborfest.arbor-education.com/tickets and don’t miss out!

How many tickets can I register for?

You can register for up to two tickets for your school or MAT Central Office if you’d like to join in-person. If you’re joining the livestream only, multiple people from your school or MAT can get a ticket.

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ScholarPack Year End Process

These changes will come into effect on the 1st February 2024, so it’s important to check access before this date.

What is changing?

Currently, the Active or Inactive field on staff profiles does not impact whether a staff member is able to log in. ·

  • Staff can log in as long as they have been given a login.
  • As long as they have a login, they can log in if they are Active or Inactive.

On staff profiles, there is a field called SP Logon. This is set to Yes if the staff member has a login and can log in.

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After the 1st February, staff that are set as Inactive, even if they have a login, will not be able to log in. Staff must both have a login and be set to Active to be able to log in.

This means that to remove access you no longer need to both change the staff member to Inactive and remove their login. You can simply change them to Inactive. This is useful if they will be returning at a later date, as you won’t need to give them a new username and password.

The field on staff profiles will be renamed to Can log on to ScholarPack? and will be set to Yes if the staff member both has a login and is Active. It will be set to No if the staff member:

  • Does not have a login and is Inactive – screenshot 1
  • Does not have a login and is Active – screenshot 2
  • Has a login and is Inactive – screenshot 3

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What do we need to do?

Check your staff access

You will need to make sure that your staff who should be able to log in can still log in after the 1st February.

To do this, you can use the ScholarPack Users report. It will show you all staff who have a login, plus a new Can Log On After 1st Feb 2024? column.

If staff appear in your report, but have No in this new column, it means they are currently set as Inactive.

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Give access where needed

If staff are missing from the report but should have a login, you can add a login for them.

If staff have access now but won’t from the 1st February, you can set them as Active.

After the 1st February

After the 1st February, only Active staff will be able to log in.

If you find that staff have a login, and are set as Active, but cannot log in:

1.     Check their settings using these troubleshooting tips: Unable to log in to ScholarPack

2.     Try changing their password or changing their username manually.

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End Of Year Procedures

Just a reminder that the exam entry deadline for the Summer 2024 season is 21 February 2024.

Here are some things you could do to prepare:

  • Create a summer season which includes the months of May/June/July
  • Import your candidates into the season
  • Import your basedata then refresh every time exam boards issue updated basedata
  • Create exam sheets via Modules/Examination/Manage Exam Sheets and make entries via Modules/Examination/Exam Sheet List
  • Get your teachers/Heads of department to check the examination entry lists (Reports/Examination/Exam Entries by Class – don’t forget to tick Include Date and Signature)
  • Create a submission file via Modules/Examination/Manage Submissions and send via A2C
  • Print a preliminary timetable to start planning rooms and invigilators for the summer season via Reports/Examination/Basedata Outline Timetable

For further help with some of these areas, see below:

  • Check your A2C Exchange setup via Config > Examination > A2C Centre Setup
  • Set up your exam season to include the months of May/June/July via Config > Examination > Seasons
  • Set your active season via Modules > Examination > Active Season
  • Import/Refresh your base data via Modules > Examination > Manage Base Data
  • Add your candidates to your season via Modules > Examination > Manage Candidates
  • Record your entries
    • via Modules > Examination > Manage Entries
    • Or, set up Exam Sheets for entries via Modules > Examination > Manage Exam Sheets and Modules > Examinations > Exam Sheet List
    • How to Make Exam Entries
  • Submit your entries via Modules > Examination > Manage Submissions
  • Run any required reports via Reports > Examination

Do call us if you need assistance with any of the above.

School ICT customers:

turn IT on customers:

Good luck with the forthcoming exam season!

Announcement From Bromcom

Happy New Year!  There are some fantastic developments coming to Bromcom Management Information System (MIS) in 2024, thanks to feedback from users:

  • Expanded Development Capacity: In the upcoming year, software development capacity will be increased by 20%! This means more innovative features and improvements.
  • New features: Customer requests haven’t gone unnoticed. They are introducing web-based timetabling, a central record hub, and new dashboards in Vision.
  • The finance module is now equipped with three-year budgeting, offering comprehensive financial management capabilities.
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The Key Group

Integris is now part of the The Key Group – link – please be assured that there are no changes to the software and your support will continue as normal.

New Developments

Integris New Developments can be viewed via this link

Census Errors and Queries

Help resolving common census Errors and Querieslink

Guidance

Guidance on how to resolve ‘This record is locked by:*****’ or ‘this function is in use by:*****’ messages in Integrislink

Training

All Integris training is run on demand. Please contact 01865 597620 Option 2 for more details.

Reporting and Analysis

As part of your Integris license don’t forget you have access to Intelligence, a reporting and analysis tool that provides interactive charts on your live data – link

  1. The launch button for Intelligence is at the top of the Integris screen
  2. To access this staff will need one of the Intelligence roles assigned (prefixed ‘intel’) via Modules > System Management > User Management

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For any further information on this, please don’t hesitate to contact the Turn IT On team:

turn IT on:

Contact: 01865 597620 Option 2, mis.support@turniton.co.uk

Portal: https://portal.turniton.co.uk

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Upcoming Training Courses

We have a comprehensive schedule of online ’live’ SIMS training courses, along with Distance Learning courses, to help you develop your knowledge of SIMS and Arbor, therefore helping you to get the most out of your MIS (Management Information System).

Booking is now open.  Please visit https://www.schoolicts.co.uk/course-list/ to see the full list of courses, or you can click on:

https://www.schoolicts.co.uk/online-training/ for the online (live) courses, or

https://learning.schoolicts.co.uk/courses/ for the Distance Learning courses.

For Upcoming Courses please see below:

Course Name Date More details via this link:
Arbor Personnel & Basic Analysis Thursday 8th February (Half Day) https://www.schoolicts.co.uk/events/arbor-staff-and-basic-analysis/
FMS Year End Friday 9th February (Half Day) https://www.schoolicts.co.uk/events/fms-year-end/
SIMS Administrator – Intermediate Office User (Primary) Tuesday 27th February (Half Day) https://www.schoolicts.co.uk/events/new-office-user-primary-online-902-928/
SIMS Attendance (Primary) Wednesday 28th February (Half Day) https://www.schoolicts.co.uk/events/attendance-primary-online/
Arbor Maintaining the Timetable and Course Structures Thursday 29th February (Half Day) https://www.schoolicts.co.uk/events/arbor-maintaining-the-timetable-and-course-structures-half-day/
SIMS Data Cleansing Tuesday 5th March (One Hour Session) https://www.schoolicts.co.uk/events/sims-data-cleansing/
Arbor Standard Reporting Tuesday 5th March (Half Day) https://www.schoolicts.co.uk/events/arbor-standard-reporting-half-day/
SIMS Academic Management – Maintaining Student Classes and Timetables Tuesday 5th March (Full Day) https://www.schoolicts.co.uk/events/managing-student-classes-timetables-online/
FMS Year End Wednesday 6th March (Half Day) https://www.schoolicts.co.uk/events/fms-year-end/
SIMS Cover Thursday 7th March (Full Day) https://www.schoolicts.co.uk/events/cover-online/
SIMS Administrator – New Office User (Secondary) Tuesday 12th March (Half Day) https://www.schoolicts.co.uk/events/new-office-user-secondary-online/
Arbor New Office User Wednesday 13th March (Half Day) https://www.schoolicts.co.uk/events/arbor-new-office-user-primary/
SIMS Personnel Thursday 14th March (Full Day) https://www.schoolicts.co.uk/events/personnel-online/
SIMS Data Cleansing Thursday 14th March (One Hour Session) https://www.schoolicts.co.uk/events/sims-data-cleansing/
Arbor Payments and Meals Friday 15th March (Half Day) https://www.schoolicts.co.uk/events/arbor-finance-half-day/
SIMS Administrator – Intermediate Office User (Secondary) Tuesday 19th March (Half Day) https://www.schoolicts.co.uk/events/new-office-user-primary-online-902/
SIMS Curriculum Management Using Nova-T (4 Day Course)

Wednesday 20th March (Full Day)

Thursday 21st March (Full Day)

Wednesday 27th March (Full Day)

Thursday 28th March (Full Day)

https://www.schoolicts.co.uk/events/nova-t-online/
SIMS Data Cleansing Monday 25th March (One Hour Session) https://www.schoolicts.co.uk/events/sims-data-cleansing/
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Are you in need of non-teaching staff for September?

Working alongside School ICT, School ICT Resourcing place both permanent and temporary specialist support staff into schools.

Candidates are available from a days placement through to a whole school year. All candidates have completed the safer school recruitment process, and have enhanced DBS clearance.

For further information please call: 0113 372 0039 or visit: www.schoolictresourcing.co.uk

As the end of the academic year approaches are you due to retire? If yourself or any colleagues are retiring soon, and would consider working on a temporary or ad-hoc basis, please contact Helen who would love the opportunity to speak with you about the potential of adding you to our candidate list.

Virtual Data Management Service

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Virtual Data Management Service.

When maintaining your schools data is not possible, our Virtual Data Management team enables you to maintain, enhance or completely outsource your schools data management, ensuring best practice and continuity of your schools data, at all times. Whether it be a one off to support with a particular time of year such as census or exams, for a short to medium term period like maternity or sickness cover, or if you’re perhaps struggling to recruit – to fully outsource your schools Data Management, we can provide a solution.

“School ICTs Virtual Data Manager service has provided our school with high-quality day-to-day management of core school student data, support to staff and data analysis.

They have seamlessly completed our School census but have ensured that school admin staff understand their role in the maintenance of student data.

The SLT, teaching and support staff are so impressed with the service being delivered and the advanced level of knowledge and expertise that it brings.

Nothing is too much trouble and our VDM has sorted out many of the issues that we had in our MIS that no one else could previously resolve!

The knowledge that the VDM has of our MIS and all its functionality is seriously impressive along with their knowledge of DFE/ESFA rules, regulations and policy changes.

It is like having a Data Manager in the office next door but just online, they respond promptly to emails, request for reports/data and are happy to arrange phone calls or Teams meetings as required.

I can highly recommend the service – give it a try!

Rachel Mowbray – King Edward VI Grammar School, Louth.

For further information on this new service from School ICT, please visit: Virtual Data Management Services or call: 0345 222 6802 – option 3 or e-mail: enquiries@schoolicts.co.uk.

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