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Exam Results

School Spring Census 2024 is on 18th January 2024. DfE (Department for Education) Guidance on completing the School Census can be found here.

Whilst the census doesn’t have to be run and submitted on that date, PLEASE don’t wait until the submission deadline to do this.  The deadline is 14th February to submit to the DfE, but if you submit to your Local Authority, the deadline will be earlier, so please check with them when they would  like it by.

  • Census Date: 18/01/2024
  • Attendance Collection from the first day of the Autumn 2023 term to 31/12/2023
  • Exclusions collected from 10/04/2023 to 31/12/2023
  • Alternative Provision Placements collected from 05/10/2023 to 18/01/2024
  • Funding and Monitoring collected from 01/08/2023 to 18/01/2024
  • Learner Support collected from 01/08/2023 to 18/01/2024
  • Free School Meals collected from 06/10/2023 to 18/01/2024 – Only collected for on roll pupils not leavers

The classes information collected in the Spring Census is based on the last digit of your DfE Number as shown in the table below for Spring 2024, so if your school number was 123/4567, then the last digit is 7, so your Class Time would be one hour after the start of morning school.

If your school number was 765/4321, the last digit is 1 so your Class Time would be one hour before the end of morning school:

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Guidance on information collected in census’ is available via this link:

Complete the school census – Data items 2023 to 2024 – Guidance – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

This is a REALLY useful page to find information that you’re not sure of.  Click the link and scroll down to the section you want to know,  then click on the ‘Show’ link:

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and this will open up the section, giving you more information on that area:

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When you’ve finished, just click the ‘Hide’ and the section closes up again.

Census Support - Online Training Courses

We have census training in January on the following dates:

Date MIS/Phase
Tuesday 9th January 2024 PM SIMS Primary Spring Census (Half Day)
Wednesday 10th January 2024 PM Arbor Combined Spring Census (Half Day)
Thursday 11th January 2024 PM SIMS Secondary Spring Census (Half Day)
Friday 12th January 2024 AM SIMS Primary Spring Census (Half Day)

CES Census Return 2024

The CES Census is a survey of Catholic schools in England and Wales.  It provides essential information on Catholic education from national to diocesan level, underpinning policy decisions at both local and national levels and enabling the CES to be proactive in promoting Catholic education.

The CES Census timetable starts on 18th January in England and 16th January in Wales. Schools should complete and submit their returns during the support period which runs from the start date until Friday 9th February.

For more information and guidance on this, please follow this link: http://www.cesewcensus.org.uk/

Transitional Protection Extended to March 2025

As the rollout is continuing, the end date for transitional protections is being further extended to March 2025. This means that pupils who were eligible on 1 April 2018, or who became eligible since then, continue to receive free meals, even if their household is no longer eligible under the benefits/low-earnings criteria, up until March 2025 and then until the end of their phase of education.

New applicants for free school meals on or after 1 April 2018, who are in receipt of Universal Credit and have earnings above the earned income threshold, will not be eligible for free school meals.  For more information, click on this link:

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/media/63d92829d3bf7f251e968cdb/Free_school_meals.pdf

Exams

  • Restricted release of GCSE results for November 2023 series – 10/01/2024
  • Release of GCSE results to candidates for November 2023 series – 11/01/2024

See the link below for all JCQ Key dates for November 2023:

https://www.jcq.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2023/03/Key_Dates_Nov2023_FINAL.pdf

  • Final date for Entries for Summer 2024 – 21/02/2024

See the link below for all JCQ Key dates for Summer 2024:

https://www.jcq.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2023/06/Key_Dates_June2024_FINAL.pdf

Webinars - Recordings from our December Webinar Week

All Webinars are now on the portal from the Autumn Webinar Week, and can be viewed here.  Once logged in, choose ‘Webinar & Events’ on the left, then ‘Events & Webinars’ and then scroll down to find the one you’re interested in:

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Recording a School Closure

Do you know how to add a school closure to your system, should you need to?  We’re going into the time of year where inclement weather and boiler breakdowns may mean that this is required.  If you’re not sure, please check the relevant MIS section in the newsletter for links to videos on our customer portals that will take you through the process.  Just a reminder that the # code is for planned absences (holidays, training days, etc, and the Y code is for unplanned absences (snow closures, boiler breakdown etc.) unless otherwise advised by your Local Authority.

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Improve Your MIS

Get the most out of your MIS with Assessment Tracking and PowerBI Reporting, saving time and money.

Assessment Tracking – Thousands of schools and trusts want to use their MIS (RM Integris, SIMS, Arbor) for entering assessment data but are frustrated that it either isn’t flexible enough, or the standard analytics are not comprehensive or easy to use.

Data Entry Using Your MIS – helloData can provide a choice of ready-made data entry marksheets or work with you to construct something unique for your needs within the MIS (or use the markbooks you already have).

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Power BI Analytics – Interactive and insightful PowerBI reports for schools and trusts, using the data direct from your MIS. Reports include:

  • Trusts, whole school, groups and individual
  • National data included
  • Trend and cohort analysis
  • EYFS through to Y6
  • Core and foundation subjects
  • Extensive group analysis
  • Attainment and progress
  • New statutory summary report, pupil profile & phonics analysis!!

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Time and Cost-Effective – Saving you hours of time in number crunching, and considerable money on purchasing alternative solutions. All with the added bonus that you can fully utilise the MIS you already have.

Click here to watch the helloData webinar recording 

(Please note this is on YouTube which may be blocked via your Schools firewall – if you are unable to access it, please e-mail: marketing@schoolicts.co.uk and we will arrange an alternative version for you).

For more information visit:  www.hello-data.co.uk

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Financial Year End Preparation

As the end of Financial Year End grows closer, it is essential to carry out procedures to ensure the smooth transition of accounts from the current year into the new Financial Year. This will involve the processing of orders, invoices, income, petty cash, etc.

It may be prudent to start reviewing your Purchase Orders and Invoices, clearing Commitments and contacting suppliers for invoices and supplies. Please also check any End of Year procedure deadlines that may be set by your Local Authority or Trust/Senior Management Team.

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.

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Considering Switching to an Alternative MIS?

If you are interested in exploring alternative MIS solutions, we can help!

School ICT work agnostically with leading MIS providers, namely Arbor, Bromcom, ScholarPack and SIMS and our expert team can work with you, to understand your needs and advise on the best MIS solution for your school.

We can help guide you through the migration process and continue to provide ongoing support.

The link below is to our previously recorded webinar on moving MIS, 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 call or a meeting to discuss this further, please do not hesitate to contact us on 0345 2226802 or via our portal my.schoolicts.co.uk

Customer Information

School ICT customers:

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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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Census and CES Census

The school Census is here again!

Requirements:

1) You must be using SIMS.net version 7.214 Autumn upgrade.

2) Latest fileset (currently fileset 2604 is on our portal: https://my.schoolicts.co.uk/portal/kb?btn=46&id=487&text=fileset&entity=articles).  Without the latest fileset your Census will NOT be accurate. Please check our website for the latest news before starting your census. NOTE: The Fileset ID is displayed in the browser header.

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A message will be displayed in the census panel warning that the version is not a valid submission file if the fileset has not been imported.

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All the latest guidance on how to complete the census has been uploaded onto the customer portal – please see the links below for further assistance: –

This is the census where the most information is collected, so again, please make sure that your data is correct and up to date.  You can do this in advance by using Bulk Update for many of the fields that are collected, and this can be accessed via Routines | Pupil (or Student) | Bulk Update.  When the screen loads, select the Group Type, e.g., Ethnicity, select the same item from the Data Item area, and then choose the group.  When choosing the Group, you can scroll right down to the bottom of the list, and this will allow you to select <NONE> or <INVALID>, which will pick up missing information or data items that may have been updated:

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Also, please ensure that the Effective Date is on or before Census date (18/01/24).  Once you’ve done this, click on Search and any pupils who meet the criteria will be listed:

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You can make the columns narrower by right-clicking on a column header and selecting ‘Narrow Columns’.  You can then tick the relevant columns and Save:

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You can do this for many areas that are collected, saving you lots of time!  Just click on the Browse button, change the area you want to check (so First Language may be next), and repeat this exercise.

For any assistance with this, please call or log a ticket:

School ICT customers:

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Exams: Top Tips and Best Practice - Free Resources Available

Refreshing basedata: Please see the video link here

Adding Exam Entries and tips for new Exams Officers – webinar recording – please see the link here

Adding Exam Rooms and Access Arrangements – webinar recording – please see the link here

IMPORTANT Reminder: We do not recommend that you CLOSE exam seasons, but we do recommend that you LOCK any old seasons you are no longer working in as you can always unlock them if necessary. If you close a season, then it can only be reopened by purchasing a site-specific patch from ESS at a cost of £450 +VAT (current price at the time of publishing this newsletter). Please note that if you have imported external basedata into a season and then closed it, you cannot reimport that basedata into any other season, which means you cannot use it to make your entries for that season using EDI. You can make entries on the Exam Board secure sites, but then you cannot import the results in to Exams Organiser as the basedata is in a closed season.

Adding a School Closure (Exceptional Circumstance) to SIMS

Adding a school closure (Exceptional Circumstance) to SIMS.

Click on this link to view a video of how to do this: https://my.schoolicts.co.uk/portal/article?id=308&showmenu=false

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There is also guidance on the same page on the Related articles section below the video.

FMS Year End

As the end of Financial Year End grows closer, it is essential to carry out procedures to ensure the smooth transition of accounts from the current year into the new Financial Year. This will involve the processing of orders, invoices, income, petty cash, etc.

It may be prudent to start reviewing your Purchase Orders and Invoices, clearing any outstanding Commitments if necessary, and contacting suppliers for invoices and supplies. Please also check any End of Year procedure deadlines that maybe set by your Local Authority or Senior Management Team.

If you’d like a refresher, or haven’t carried out a Financial Year End Closure before, we have 2 training dates available:

Both courses are the same content, which will cover the year end procedures necessary in FMS.

InTouch Issue Sending Messages with Attachments

There is currently an intermittent issue affecting emails with attachments sent in bulk via InTouch where some messages will fail to deliver but show incorrectly within SIMS as being queued.

Affected messages will show as having sent successfully when viewing the Sent box in SIMS via Focus | InTouch | Show Messages, however when the message is opened to view more details it is found that a small number of the messages report as queued as in the screenshot below.

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This issue only affects message sent in bulk where an attachment has been included. Messages without attachments are unaffected. This issue is also not affecting all InTouch messages, for example you may send a message with attachment to 100 recipients but only 2 or 3 may report as queued. ESS have confirmed that, in this circumstance, the messages are in fact failing to send.

Workaround

This issue has been raised with ESS product team who are investigating

ESS have confirmed that a re-send of the message to the affected recipients will resolve the issue in the majority of cases, with messages sending as expected when processed in smaller numbers.  Please re-send the affected messages where applicable as a workaround whilst work remains on-going to resolve the underlying issue.

New Year Tasks

Now is a good time of year to be thinking about the future….!

You can set up your new academic year at any point in the year in SIMS.  it doesn’t have to wait until Summer and it doesn’t have to be done all in one go, but once you’ve set up your new year, you can start doing things like setting up your new intake groups for your new pupils, whether it’s Year 7s or Reception in September, or it could be a Spring intake or a Summer intake (after the Easter holidays) if you have a nursery.

If you’re not sure or would like a refresher, please contact the relevant team and we’ll be happy to help:

School ICT customers:

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Did You Know...?

You can add volunteers and Governors to your SIMS?

Set them up as you would with a member of staff, but remove the tick for ‘Eligible for SWR’:

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Now go to Tab 3 – Employment Details:

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and give them a start date for their role in Employment Dates and then go down to Service Agreement and click on ‘New’:

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In here, choose either ‘Governor’ or ‘Volunteer’ instead of Supply:

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You would also need to add a post into the ‘SWC (School Workforce Census) Post’ field, but this won’t be picked up by SWC as we’ve removed the tick.  Also, you can map the role to ‘Do not include in Statutory Returns’ too, if you’d prefer:

This would then pick them up on any of the SCR reports built into SIMS, if your school uses these.

Upgrade News – Version 7.214 of SIMS (Autumn Upgrade)

Bulk Delete of Admission Applications NEW
Applicable to all schools
Tools > Housekeeping > Delete Admission Applications

Schools can now perform a bulk deletion of application records. All data (except where Fees or Dinner Money transactions are present on the Application record) will be available for deletion:

Bulk update Application Data for Dietary Needs and Paramedical Support NEW
Applicable to all schools
Routines | Admissions | Bulk Update

The dietary needs and paramedical support data can be updated in bulk by admission officers.

FMS version 6.214 New items:

Accounts Receivable redundant BK Ledger codes NEW
Applicable to All Phases; All Regions; Maintained, Academies and Independent schools

The ability to hide redundant Bank Type Ledger Types has been extended to include transactional screens in Accounts Receivable detailed below:

  • Accounts Receivable | Receipts | Direct Debit – Bank Account Field
  • Accounts Receivable | Receipts | Standing Order – Bank Account Field
  • Accounts Receivable | Refund Details | Bank Field
  • Accounts Receivable | Manage Books | Paying In Slip

Full details available via this link: SIMS – SIMS 7 Combined Release Notes (service-now.com)

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Bank Account Verification

We have had a lot of schools who have recently had to verify their Accounts again.  This does happen periodically to ensure that all data is up to date.

Just a reminder of a few things…..

The School Details:

Must be for the school, NOT the Trust or LA, so this is:

  • The SCHOOL Name
  • The SCHOOL URN (you can find this in School > School details)
  • The SCHOOL Telephone Number
  • The SCHOOL Postal Address

For the proof of school name and address, the most recent FULL Ofsted Report is recommended, but if you do not have one of these yet, then you can use:

  • A Utility Bill in the name of the School (NOT the Trust or LA)
  • A Bank-issued document in the name of the school (Bank Statement is ideal), again, NOT the Trust or LA
  • A Companies House Document
  • A Charity Commission Document

For the School Controller and Verifier details, these must be their personal details (address and documentation).  Identity verification is important and is legally required as part of Know Your Customer (KYC) regulations. You can read more about the laws governing Arbors’s identity verification process here.

Arbor and their payment provider (Stripe) are required to collect and verify information of all payment account holders.  This is because the regulations in Great Britain require them to collect and maintain this information. This is then submitted to their payment provider to verify authenticity.  The information you provide will not be used for any other purposes than identity verification.

So for the School Controllers/Owners Details, these must be:

  • Job title
  • Legal forename and surname
  • Date of birth
  • Email address
  • Postal address (home address)…..

….and for the Representative Details:

  • Job title
  • Legal forename and surname
  • Date of birth
  • Email address
  • Telephone number (personal)
  • Postal address (home address)

For the Photo ID for the staff concerned:

Make sure that:

  • the legal name provided for the representative’s details is the same as on the photo ID
  • the address included on the ID matches the user’s address recorded on the staff member’s Arbor profile.

Accepted documents:

  • Passport (preferred)
  • Driver’s licence
  • Other government-issued ID (both the front and back). This must be:
  • A colour image, rotated with the image right-side-up
  • Clear picture with no light bouncing off the ID
  • JPG or PNG format (NB: PDF documents are NOT acceptable)
  • Less than 5MB in size
  • Image smaller than 8000px*8000px

Also, do not re-submit ID that has already been submitted as this will create an issue in its own right.

More information on the Arbor Help Centre here.

Planned Absence During a School Closure

See below a link to our guidance video found on our customer portal:

https://my.schoolicts.co.uk/portal/article?id=620&showmenu=false

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Census

The Dry Run will be available 2 weeks before Census date which is 18th January 2024, which means that you should be able to access the Dry Run from 4th January 2024.  You can do this via School | Data | Export | Data Returns and School Census

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Important Census Dates.

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We have uploaded all the latest guidance to the customer portals: –

School ICT customers: –

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Arborfest 2024

School ICT are 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.

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.

What's New This Month?

Audit your schools’ Parental Engagement

See an overview of where each of your schools is in the process of rolling out the Parent Portal and sending communications: Track your schools’ Parental Engagement from the MAT MIS

Breadcrumbs

On every page in Arbor, you can now collapse the left-hand menu, and see breadcrumbs showing the navigation pathway: How to get around Arbor

For example, in assessment breadcrumbs shows the path taken to get to School Assessment Measures and each section is clickable:

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Parent App

Enable parents to download a printable PDF of their children’s timetable from your Parent Portal settings.

The Parent App now mirrors the Parent Portal so you can view past and future days: The Calendar and timetable on the Parent Portal and Parent App

 What else is new?

  • Add transportation details to staff profiles on the MAT MIS.
  • There is now a 75 student limit when logging incidents from custom groups. Logging incidents from everywhere else hasn’t changed.
  • Delete unused Grades from Pay Scales.
  • Improved validation on reporting pages so you can’t choose an end date that’s before the start date.
  • Select the new Legal First Name, Last Name or Full Name merge fields in communication templates.
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Spring Census FAQ's

Here are a few frequently asked questions ahead of the school Spring census: –

  • The census is saying that the student numbers are different to what I believe to be on roll?

The census will calculate the student numbers on the day of the census (even if you are running your census after census day).

If you go to Reporting >Reports > Students (tab) > On Roll by Date and enter the census date, you can see the numbers ScholarPack will be using on the day of the census. Check the numbers per year group to see if there are any irregularities.  It would be worth focusing on new starters and those who have gone off roll recently to check if entry/leaving dates are correct.

It is also worth going to Admin > Students > Group Updater and checking the student attribute of Hidden Pupil. Any student who is set to Yes for this will be excluded from all census calculations, including on roll figures.

  • Can I look at data from a previous census?

If you go to Admin > Census, look under “Past Census Viewer” and find the census from last year then click on the ‘Open SP Summary’ button. From here you can then see the census summary with all the data that was recorded for the census. Please note you can only view the Censuses you did on ScholarPack. Only Student Censuses will be available – we do not store historic Workforce Census.

  • Why is a pupil not showing in Table 11 of the census for having SEN support?

Go to the student profile and choose the support tab. SEN provision needs to be correctly recorded in here.

Table 7 in the Census displays data for Funded and Extended Childcare Hours for pupils on roll aged 2, 3, and 4 years:

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If you go to Reporting>Custom Report, New Report, select the nursery year groups (-2, -1 etc) on the left side under General Filters, and on the right Features tab select Funded Hours, Hours at Setting, Extended Childcare Hours and 30 Hour Code.

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Select Run Report at the bottom of the page and then filter the columns by date of birth (click on the header to bring in date order), or funded hours (enter 0.0 to filter for those with no funded hours, or 15.0 for 15 funded hours, etc).  Total numbers will appear at the base of the page. Make sure you are choosing students who are born between the dates in Table 7 for each row to ensure the correct number of students have recorded funded and extended childcare hours.

Any changes to these hours can be made in the student record on the extended tab.

If this is for an individual student, you can do this on their profile’s extended tab, under the School Information header.

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The Hours at Setting will be the total number of hours they attend your nursery, and the Funded Hours cannot be greater than 15. The Extended Childcare Hours is additional funding the student is eligible for (not any additional hours that parents pay for). If the Hours at Setting is 30, and Funded Hours plus Extended Childcare Hours are both 15, then the student will need to have a 30 Hour Code, provided by HMRC. Save the information entered here at the base of the Extended Tab.

How do I enter UIFSM on census day?

On the census it is necessary to enter if a student in reception, year 1 or year 2 has had a meal on census day.  To enter this information please go to Admin > Census > School Lunch Taken.

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If the school is closed, or a class absent on Census Day, the DfE offers advice for unusual circumstances – click here for details.

Planned Absence During A School Closure

Adding a Planned Absence for a school closure (video):

https://my.schoolicts.co.uk/portal/article?id=621&showmenu=false

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Adding A School Closure

Adding a closure (Exceptional Circumstance) to Bromcom.

Click on this link to view a video of how to do this, and there is also guidance on the same page: https://my.schoolicts.co.uk/portal/kb?id=796

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Spring Census - Thursday 18th January

You can find guidance here.

You can also sign up for free webinars hosted by Bromcom here and there is more guidance, including the facility to book onto webinars here.

New Feature

In addition to the guidance documents, you can now search for detailed guidance on resolving the most common errors or queries in the Bromcom Help Centre. Simply type in the Error or Query Number into the Search box, as shown below:

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My Child At School (MCAS) New Process

New process where schools can now allow parents to set up their parent account directly from the Parent Login screen, rather than the school have to send out invitation emails is available via this link: https://whatsnew.bromcomcloud.com/en/mcas-_-simplified-account-registration-_-jd135020rk-ready-to-publish

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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:
SIMS Exams Organiser (2 Day course) Tuesday 9th & Wednesday 10th January 2024 (Two Full Days) https://www.schoolicts.co.uk/events/exams-organiser-online/
SIMS Primary Spring Census Tuesday 9th January 2024 (Half Day) https://www.schoolicts.co.uk/events/spring-censusp/
Arbor (Combined) Spring Census Wednesday 10th January 2024 (Half Day) https://www.schoolicts.co.uk/events/arbor-primary-spring-census-half-day/
SIMS Secondary Spring Census Thursday 11th January 2024 (Half Day) https://www.schoolicts.co.uk/events/spring-censuss/
SIMS Primary Spring Census Friday 12th January 2024 (Half Day) https://www.schoolicts.co.uk/events/spring-censusp/
SIMS Administrator (Secondary) – New Office User Tuesday 16th January 2024 (Half Day) https://www.schoolicts.co.uk/events/new-office-user-secondary-online/

SIMS Administrator (Secondary) – Intermediate Office User

 

Tuesday 23rd January 2024 (Half Day) https://www.schoolicts.co.uk/events/new-office-user-primary-online-902/
SIMS Standard Reporting Wednesday 24th January 2024 (Full Day) https://www.schoolicts.co.uk/events/standard-reporting-online/
Arbor Attendance Wednesday 24th January 2024 (Half Day) https://www.schoolicts.co.uk/events/arbor-attendance/
SIMS Administrator (Primary) – New Office User Thursday 25th January 2024 (Half Day) https://www.schoolicts.co.uk/events/new-office-user-primary-online/
Arbor Examinations Thursday 25th January 2024 (Full Day) https://www.schoolicts.co.uk/events/arbor-examinations/
SIMS Assessment Essential Skills (2 Day Course) Monday 29th & Tuesday 30th January 2024 https://www.schoolicts.co.uk/events/assessment-essential-skills-online/
SIMS Curriculum Management Using Nova-T (4 x Full Day Course)

Part A:

  • 31st Jan 2024, 9:30am-3:30pm
  • 1st Feb 2024, 9:30am-3:30pm

Part B:

  • 7th Feb 2024, 9:30am-3:30pm
  • 8th Feb 2024, 9:30am-3:30pm

https://www.schoolicts.co.uk/events/nova-t-online/

 

Arbor Parental Engagement & Communications Thursday 1st February 2024 (Half Day) https://www.schoolicts.co.uk/events/arbor-parental-engagement-and-communications-half-day/
SIMS Extended Reporting Tuesday 6th February 2024 (Full Day) https://www.schoolicts.co.uk/events/extended-reporting-online/
Arbor Assessment User Tuesday 6th February 2024 (Full Day) https://www.schoolicts.co.uk/events/arbor-basic-assessment-skills/
SIMS Data Cleansing Thursday 8th February 2024 (Short Session) https://www.schoolicts.co.uk/events/sims-data-cleansing/
Arbor Personnel and Basic Analysis Thursday 8th February 2024 (Half Day) https://www.schoolicts.co.uk/events/arbor-staff-and-basic-analysis/
FMS Year End Friday 9th February 2024 (Half Day) https://www.schoolicts.co.uk/events/fms-year-end/
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Are you in need of non-teaching staff for the Spring term?

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

Are you due to retire this year? 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 Manager Service - Data Genie

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Data Genie – Virtual Data Managers (VDM).

When maintaining your schools data is not possible, our Virtual Data Genie 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: Data Genie or call: 0345 222 6802 – option 3 or e-mail: enquiries@schoolicts.co.uk.

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