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Lots of Checks, Returns and Deadlines this month!

  • Phonics Screening checks take place Monday 12th – Friday 16th June
  • MTC (Multiplication Tables Check) to be administered between Monday 5th June and Friday 16th June
  • MTC Deadline for schools to ensure pupils have completed the MTC or have been recorded as not taking the check – Friday 23rd June
  • Key Stage Returns – Important dates (please check with your Local Authority as they may request earlier deadlines):
    • 26th June 2023 – Year 4 Multiplication check results download available on the MTC service
    • 26th June 2023 – Year 1 & 2 Phonics Threshold Mark published on GOV.UK
    • 27th June 2023 – Deadline for Key stage 1 teacher Assessment Data to be submitted to Local Authority
    • 30th June 2023 Key stage 2 Teacher Assessment Data Deadline
    • 30th June 2023 EYFS Submission deadline
    • 11th July Key stage 2 results download available

Summer Census Deadline

Summer Census:  the deadline for schools who upload their Census directly to COLLECT is Wednesday 14th June, but please check with your Local Authority as you may have an earlier submission deadline if they submit on your behalf.

New School Year Set-up

Whichever MIS system you are using in school, the end of year procedures require completion before you break up for the summer holiday.  Resources to assist with this process are all available on the customer portal.

You can watch the Webinar Week Session on New Academic Year SIMS Top Tips by clicking here. (Please e-mail: marketing@schoolicts.co.uk if you have any issues with access).

Online Training

We are running several courses on the End of Year procedures.  Further information on all upcoming courses can be found here: https://www.schoolicts.co.uk/online-training/

Let us do your end of year for you!

We are also offering an End of Year Consultancy service where we can take the pressure off by completing the procedures for your school.

If you are interested, please drop us an email via helpdesk@schoolicts.co.uk for School ICT customers or mis.support@turniton.co.uk for turn IT on customers.

Year 11 & Year 13 Leavers - DfE Advice

The official school leaving date for Y11s is the last Friday in June in the school year in which a student reaches age 16. Where a Year 11 student has applied and been accepted into the school 6th form, they must remain on roll until the end of term. Code X can be used for the period after the last Friday in June to the end of term.

For Year 13s, the normal recommendation is to set the leaving date as 1st July. This is because the funding year for P16 runs from 1st August to the 31st July and the ESFA expects students to be on a course on the last working day of June to be classed as retained in the funding formulae (this also applies to Year 12 students, intending to leave after completing 1 year of study), but 1st July this year is a Saturday and putting a weekend in for a leaving date would cause problems with Census, so based on this we would recommend the 3rd July, however 30th June is the Friday and the course would end at the end of that day so the choice lies with schools as to which date to use.

JCQ (Joint Council for Qualifications) Key Dates for Summer 2023

Reminder for Exams Officers – JCQ (Joint Council for Qualifications) Key Dates for Summer 2023 are available here

School ICT Customer Portal Knowledgebase (Relevant to SICT customers only)

Have you seen the new knowledge base popup when you log a ticket on the School ICT customer portal? 

The pop up is designed to look at key words you have entered when you start to log your ticket, and it then displays any relevant knowledge base articles which may help you resolve your issue.

When you log into the customer portal you are presented with several tiles.  If you don’t yet have an account for the portal, simply click on Create New User Account on the login page, or alternatively call the help desk on 0345 222 6802 or email on helpdesk@schoolicts.co.uk and we can send you a welcome email.

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Click on the New Ticket tile and enter some key words into the Summary box.  When you click away from the box, a pop up will appear with suggested articles.

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Clicking on one of the suggested articles will take you to that page.  This could help you resolve your issue without having to continue with logging a ticket and waiting for a call back.  If there is no appropriate solution, you can then go back to logging your ticket.

The knowledge base contains many useful articles and is being continuously updated and expanded.  Whilst in the knowledge base why not have a look around at what else is available?  You can click on the Knowledge Base tile from the homepage.

By expanding the MIS menu on the left-hand side, you can open up the area you are interested in and click on any article.  For example, in the screen shot below, under SIMS there are many sub-sections covering the different SIMS modules.  Clicking on any of the sub sections will display a list of all the articles relating to that module.  You can then click on the required article on the right-hand side to open it up.

Many of the articles contain downloads such as report definitions and census filesets which can be imported into your MIS.  Others contain full instructions on dealing with tasks such as year end procedures or for resolving an issue.

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If you have any questions about our customer portal, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Please also ensure that your details are up to date within the customer portal.  If you have changed role or your email address has recently changed, please ensure that you update the details in your account so that we have the most up-to-date information for you.

Timetable Tips

May/June is really the time when you will have finalised all the planning and preparation for next year’s timetable and be looking forward to the completion of feasibility checks, scheduling and setting up the next academic year.

  • Options should be finalised, and blocks incorporated into the curriculum plan.
  • The cycle and curriculum plan confirmed.
  • Staffing should be finalised, other than any last-minute resignations.
  • Deployment proformas and combing of teams should have been completed.

Scheduling the timetable can be a solitary task, with many twists and turns before you place that final lesson. Don’t forget communication with colleagues is key, and always phone a friend or walk away and take a break when you hit a wall. Good luck!

Please see the appropriate section for specific tips relating to each MIS.

Pretty Mudder Charity Race

Well done to some of the School ICT team for completing the Pretty Mudder challenge in May and raising an incredible £2356.00 + Gift Aid for charity.  A special shout out to Jason Bastow who completed the race in chainmail and to Ellie for organising it!

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Considering a change of MIS?

If you are interested in exploring alternative MIS solutions, our expert team can advise on the best solution for your school.

School ICT work closely with leading providers, namely Arbor, Bromcom, ScholarPack and SIMS and we can help guide you through the migration process in addition to providing ongoing support.

To watch our webinar on moving MIS, where you  can also access a sheet to assist with assessing functionality and cost, please click the following link: –https://my.schoolicts.co.uk/portal/kb?btn=46&text=moving%20MIS&entity=articles&id=338 (If you don’t have access to the School ICT Customer Portal please e-mail: marketing@schoolicts.co.uk and we’ll be able to share a link to the recording).

If you would like to discuss this further, please do not hesitate to contact us on: 0345 2226802 or e-mal: enquiries@schoolicts.co.uk.

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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New School Year

As mentioned previously, this needs to be done before September and should be done before breaking up for the Summer.

We have training courses available to support you with preparing for a new school year, delivered either through a live online course (via Teams) or as a Distance Learning course. You can see the full course lists via the links below, or check the Training section at the end of this newsletter:

We also offer consultancy support to work with you to complete the process on your behalf to save valuable time in school. Please drop us an email if you are interested via helpdesk@schoolicts.co.uk for School ICT customers or mis.support@turniton.co.uk  for turn IT on customers.

FMS - Problems with E-mailed Purchase Orders/Remittances

If you have had problems sending email PDFs recently (orders or remittances), it could be that you need a Workstation Patch.

There have been updates over the last few months in Gmail and Outlook that have affected this, so to help resolve these issues, there is an FMS Workstation patch available.

Please get in touch if you are having issues with this, and request FMS Spring23 Consolidated Workstation Patch 1, dated 19/04/23: helpdesk@schoolicts.co.uk

Domestic Exams/Mocks/PPE’s etc.

Setting up Domestic Exams in Exams Organiser – Distance Learning course now available!

Click on the link below for more information:

https://learning.schoolicts.co.uk/p/sims-domestic-examinations

Key Stage Returns

Once the tests have been administered you need to submit your returns.  You firstly need to input your results to the relevant marksheet via the wizards in Tools | Performance | Assessment | Wizard Manager.  Once you’ve done this you can create your CTFs to send on.  These are done via the usual CTF route of Routines | Data Out | CTF | Export CTF and choose the relevant CTF:

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Did you know...?

FMS has a free built-in Equipment Register (Inventory)?

It can track all items, from placing the purchase order right through invoices and onto disposal if/when this occurs.  You can allocate items to rooms and/or staff, you can move them easily within the module as things move around school. You can add inspections and regular checks, such as PAT testing, Sports Equipment testing, Stock Takes, etc.

It enables you to maintain a record of where your school’s valuables and resources are located and who is responsible for them.  You can even add serial numbers and model types if required. To aid in this process, equipment can be divided into different categories and can also have insurance information recorded.  There is a link to FMS, providing a means of transferring supplier and purchase details, therefore reducing the need for data input in Equipment Register, although items can be added manually if required (donated items, etc.) and this is also quick and easy.

You can simply reject items that do not need to be added and defer items that you may need to check.

You can produce various reports as required: Equipment Holder Reports, Location Reports, Inspection Reports, Stock Take Reports and even, if required, an Insurance Report.

It is part of your existing FMS package and therefore there is no cost to using it, and we even have a Distance Learning Course available to help you get started.  You can view the details of the course here: https://learning.schoolicts.co.uk/p/sims-fms-equipment-register (The cost of the course is £85.00 + VAT and you have access to it for 12 months from date of purchase).

If you’re interested in learning more about this, please call us on 0345 222 6802 or email us on helpdesk@schoolicts.co.uk

Analyse your SEN data with our pre-built Power BI dashboards

https://schoolgenies.co.uk/power-genie/

SEN Overview Dashboard

The SEN Overview dashboard provides a holistic view of your SEN data – helping you to understand and analyse your data to make informed decisions and providing key insights into your pupils.

  • Focused analysis on your SEN cohort including attendance data
  • Groups students’ needs by key stage
  • Analyse SEN data against key groups such as PP, FSM and ethnicity
  • Focus on individual SEN students whilst still having visibility of the overall cohort
  • Create quick sub cohorts within the report without the need to re-run the data

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Timetable Tips

May/June is really the time when you will have finalised all the planning and preparation for next year’s timetable and be looking forward to the completion of feasibility checks, scheduling and setting up the next academic year.

  • Options should be finalised, and blocks incorporated into the curriculum plan.
  • The cycle and curriculum plan confirmed.
  • Staffing should be finalised, other than any last-minute resignations.
  • Deployment proformas and combing of teams should have been completed.

Scheduling the timetable can be a solitary task, with many twists and turns before you place that final lesson. Don’t forget communication with colleagues is key, and always phone a friend or walk away and take a break when you hit a wall. Good luck!

Specific Tasks for SIMS Schools: –

  1. Make sure that staff codes in the timetable file match those in SIMS
  2. Remember that any new rooms added into the Nova SPL file will have to be added to SIMS manually. Any room already in SIMS can be pulled into Nova using refresh base data
  3. Complete final feasibility checks in the timetable software you are using.  If a block doesn’t build in Nova T6, don’t start to schedule until it does
  4. Dates are important. The very first send of the timetable will set up the working academic year and create the curriculum structures and classes for assignment of students. The working academic year should be the first to the last day of term (September – July) including training days
  5. Once the model is confirmed in Nova, this file can be sent to SIMS prior to scheduling if you choose to do so, this allows preparation to take place for student allocation to classes
  6. Need training? Check out our website for both remote and distance learning programmes:  https://www.schoolicts.co.uk/online-training/

Not sure of the process? Check out the knowledge base in the Customer Portal for step-by-step guides, or contact the helpdesk: –

New Section in Staff Details

DfE CBDS specification changes

The DfE’s CBDS does not yet include ‘Membership of the Senior Leadership Team’, but we are confident that it will be added shortly and will be required as a flag (Yes/No) for each member of staff regardless of other data held for the member of staff. For example, a school may well have a non-teacher as part of their senior leadership team.

SIMS Compliance

We will add a new table to the Employment Details tab of Focus | Person | Staff | Employment Details where dated records of membership of the Senior Leadership Team can be added along with a note for the record. As you would expect, we will not allow overlapping records of membership to be stored.

Employment Details tab of Focus | Person | Staff | Employment Details

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SIMS Technical Roadmap

The latest version of the SIMS Technical Roadmap can be found on our Customer Portals.

This features the latest updates on versions of Servers, Windows and specs required for SIMS to run smoothly.

IMPORTANT UPDATE

Please be aware, SQL Server 2012 will no longer be supported after Summer 2023, details of the SQL server information, is available on the technical roadmap found above. If you would like to check what your server is currently running or request more information on a migration, please contact the helpdesk. We also offer a service to upgrade SQL, please contact the helpdesk for more information.

Deploying the Fileset Automatically

Did you know it is possible to deploy out the fileset automatically via Solus 3?

To set this up, you will be required to enter a SIMS login, we would recommend creating a user called Solus, rather than a user’s login, as any password changes would need to be reflected within Solus. The login should be entered into the SOLUS3 console on your SIMS Server via Environment > Targets > Services > SIMS DMS.

If you would like help setting this up please contact the appropriate customer helpdesk.

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Looking for a streamlined and effective way to mark attendance for students in Exams?

See our article in the customer portal here for guidance on recording attendance marks against students who are sitting exams.

For any TIO customers that require this information, please e-mail: helpdesk@schoolicts.co.uk

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New HTML text and communications designer

Arbor’s new designer tool will give you the flexibility to format text exactly the way you want to.

New features are now available when drafting emails and templates, as well as other communication types, certain text boxes, assignments and more.

You now have the option to set your own fonts and colours, undo and redo, full screen mode and add in tables and merge fields which are all controllable from your keyboard.

DfE Assessments

Summative Assessment Analysis

  • The DfE have changed their methodology for Progress 8, with this in mind Arbor have updated their calculations. Use Arbor’s new KS4 (Key Stage 4) Assessment Analysis page to track student progress in more detail, plus you will get a Progress 8 estimate based on last year’s Attainment Band data
  • Non submission grades are available on Assessment Import Spreadsheets on both the School and MAT MIS
  • There are new Microsoft Power BI Datasets for Ad Hoc Assessments

Reminder - Sex and Gender updates

To align with the DfE, changes have now been made to the gender field in Arbor. See this Article: Sex, Gender and Gender Identity in Arbor and statutory returns for further information.

These are the two key changes:

  • The Gender field in Arbor has been relabelled to Sex to reflect its existing use in the census
  • A new field on student, guardian and staff profiles has been added for Gender Identity. You can select Male, Female, or I prefer to use my own term (with free text for you to record the term they use)

New School Year Setup Checklist

The new school year set up opened on the 1st May, the below checklist is a handy tool for schools to keep track of the elements that should be considered during the set-up process.

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For more information, please see Arbor’s Article https://support.arbor-education.com/hc/en-us/sections/9228082090909-New-School-Year-Setup-guide  or contact our Helpdesk team to access our New School Year set up service.

What else is new?

  • Behaviour – You can now see when a behaviour incident was logged with the new Recorded By and Recorded On fields in the Custom Report Writer Behavioural Incidents and Students involved in Behavioural Incidents reports
  • Meals – Guardians can no longer select meal choices for when there is a holiday – they will get a message saying, ‘School holiday – no choices available.’
  • Attainment data – The process for recording GCSE Prior Attainment for English and Maths is now clearer and easier, by renaming Previous grade to be Grade at last census and showing more data in the GCSE Attainment for Funding section within the student profile
  • Improved page design – including bringing you back to the top when you close an error, no missing columns when filters are set, and improved help text when filtering rows in tables, or trying to delete clubs

Timetable Tips

May/June is really the time when you will have finalised all the planning and preparation for next year’s timetable and be looking forward to the completion of feasibility checks, scheduling and setting up the next academic year.

  • Options should be finalised, and blocks incorporated into the curriculum plan
  • The cycle and curriculum plan confirmed
  • Staffing should be finalised, other than any last-minute resignations
  • Deployment proformas and combing of teams should have been completed

Scheduling the timetable can be a solitary task, with many twists and turns before you place that final lesson. Don’t forget communication with colleagues is key and always phone a friend or walk away and take a break when you hit a wall. Good luck!

Specific tasks for Arbor Schools: –

  1. Make sure that staff codes in the timetable file match those in Arbor
  2. Complete the appropriate feasibility checks prior to scheduling using the software of your choice
  3. Schools using Timetabler software to write the school timetable will need to download the year end procedures and discuss and confirm the options for importing the timetable
  4. Schools using Edval software to write the school timetable will need to copy over the existing courses into next academic year so that they can be matched within Edval. If new courses are being timetabled in Edval which are not part of your current course structure in Arbor. These will need to be added manually to the course structure prior to the imports process
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Year End

Please see the link below for guidance on this- NB Please be aware you cannot complete the Year End process until the last day of the summer term and after the PM register, however there are aspects of the Year End that you can start before the last day of the summer term.

There are 6 essential steps which need to be completed and a 7th step which is optional. The process is a linear function, and the elements should be carried out in the order indicated by the timeline. You cannot go back to a previous step once you have passed it.

To start your Year End procedures, you can use the icon via Admin > Year End.

https://support.scholarpack.com/hc/en-gb/articles/10361013426333-Year-End-Step-1-Introduction-and-Preparing-for-Year-End#read-through-the-documentation-0-1

We also offer consultancy support to work with you to complete the process on your behalf to save valuable time in school. Please drop us an email if you are interested via helpdesk@Schoolicts.co.uk for School ICT customers or mis.support@turniton.co.uk  for turn IT on customers.

Phonics Statutory Assessment Data

In order to enter phonics statutory assessment data please go to Admin > Students > Statutory Assessment > Phonics.

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If you don’t have access to Admin and your school has it set up, please go via Workspace > Statutory Assessment instead. For guidance see: Update Settings so Teachers can enter Statutory Assessment Data

In this area a table will appear with all your Year 1 and Year 2 students. You will need to enter the marks for all students in Year 1.

It is only necessary to enter data here for those Year 2 students who are re-sitting the phonics test this academic year.

To enter the phonics mark click into the dropdown, select the mark you require (from 0-40) and you will see a green tick flash up to show that the mark is saved in the Saved column.

Please Note:

The threshold mark will be made available to schools after the end of the test window on GOV.UK. Schools do not need to wait for the threshold mark to be published before submitting their data to the local authority.

Schools are only required to submit the mark (or outcome where the pupil has not taken the test) to local authorities, and local authorities will be required to submit this to the DfE.

The DfE will apply the threshold after the data has been submitted to local authorities.

The ‘Phonics Outcome’ field is to be populated with the following values only where a pupil has not taken the test:

  • A – Absent
  • Q – Maladministration
  • D – Disapplied
  • L – Left

Outcomes Wa and Wt are not required. However, if these are included in a file returned to the department the file will be accepted and the Phonics Outcome field removed.

If a pupil is absent during the check week, you can administer the check to them later. Any pupil who is absent from school for this entire period should be recorded as absent in the results data.

How Do I Enter Key Stage 1 Teacher Assessment Data?

In order to enter KS1 teacher assessment data please go to Admin > Students > Statutory Assessment

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If you don’t have access to Admin and your school has it set up, please go via Workspace > Statutory Assessment instead. For guidance see: Update Settings so Teachers can enter Statutory Assessment Data

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Then select End of Key Stage 1 from the dropdown:

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Additional Guidance: –

KS1 Teacher Assessments

In this area on the left hand side you have the option to select the components you wish to mark against.

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To select multiple components, hold down the CTRL key or CMD key if you are on a MAC, then click on the components

The components in orange are the Teacher Assessments.

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Once the components are selected you can enter the result date and year you wish the marks to be assigned against.

Please be advised the ‘Result Year’ is the year the students took the test not the academic year.

For guidance on entering historic data please refer to:

Enter Historic Key Stage Statutory Assessment Data

You then have some options for the Table Format you require:

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‘For data entry’ allows you to enter the data.

‘Grid with data’ shows the data entered already and you then have an option to print the results here if required.

‘Blank grid’ can be used if you wish to print off the table and enter the data manually before entering it on the system.

  • Enter the curriculum year that the students are in – in most instances this will be Year 2.

If you have more than one form per year you can also choose to view this by class to enter the data separately for each group, if you don’t select this it will show the whole year group.

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Click the tick box to show only former students if you have any off roll students you need to enter data for, this will only show off roll students so you will need to untick this box and then click choose for the on roll students.

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Once you select “Choose” you will have a list of all students in the requested year group and you can start entering the data by clicking the drop down arrow and selecting a result (see below for the codes).

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When the data has been entered please ensure to click “Save” at the bottom of the page before navigating away.

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How Do I Enter the Key Stage 2 Teacher Assessment Data?

In order to enter Key Stage 2 (KS2) teacher assessment data please go to Admin > Students > Statutory Assessment

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If you don’t have access to Admin and your school has it set up, please go via Workspace > Statutory Assessment instead. For guidance see: Update Settings so Teachers can enter Statutory Assessment Data

  • Select End of Key Stage 2 from the Key Stage drop-down list.

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Additional Guidance

 KS2 Teacher Assessments

In this area on the left hand side you have the option to select the components you wish to mark against.

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To select multiple components, hold down the CTRL key or CMD key if you are on a MAC, then click on the components

The components in orange are the Teacher Assessments.

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Once the components are selected you can enter the result date and year you wish the marks to be assigned against.

Please be advised the ‘Result Year’ is the year the students took the test not the academic year.

For guidance on entering historic data please refer to:

Enter Historic Key Stage Statutory Assessment Data

You then have some options for the Table Format you require. If you are entering data select ‘For data entry’ –

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  • For data entry’ allows you to enter the data.
  • ‘Grid with data’ shows the data entered already and you then have an option to print the results here if required.
  • ‘Blank grid’ can be used if you wish to print off the table and enter the data manually before entering it on the system.

Enter the curriculum year that the students are in – in most cases this will be Year 6.

If you have more than one form per year you can also choose to view this by class to enter the data separately for each group, if you don’t select this it will show the whole year group.

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Click the tick box to show only former students if you have any off roll students you need to enter data for, this will only show off roll students so you will need to untick this box and then click choose for the on roll students.

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Once you select “Choose” you will have a list of all students in the requested year group and you can start entering the data by clicking the drop down arrow and selecting a result (see below for the codes).

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When the data has been entered please ensure to click “Save” at the bottom of the page before navigating away

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End of Year Guidance

End of Year Guidance for Bromcom can be found here.

There are guides to download and links to register for upcoming webinars on both Primary and Secondary End of Year procedures, as well as links to previous webinars covering this topic and additional helpful information.

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URL Change

The Integris URL changed on the 28th May and you will now need to use the new Integris URL.

Please refer to the following help page for action you may need to take and for further information: https://help.rmintegris.com/integris-url-is-changing

Please check the help page referred to above for the latest updates.

End of Year Procedures

Just a reminder that end of year procedures can be carried out as soon as you know your school diary dates. These must be completed by all schools before the new academic year starts in September. Detailed notes on the procedures are available on the TIO Customer Portal. (https://portal.turniton.co.uk/)

We are offering a free webinar session on Thursday 6th July 2023, 9.30am – 10.30am which will cover how to complete the new year setup.

The webinar can be booked via the School ICT website here.

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Upcoming Training Courses

Online Training courses for the remainder of the academic year 2022/2023 are listed below.  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 get the most out of your MIS (Management Information System).

To view the Distance Learning Courses, please follow this link: https://learning.schoolicts.co.uk/courses

Don’t see the course you’re looking for or it’s sold out? Let us know if you are interested and we can add additional dates depending on demand.

Course Name Date More details via this link:

SIMS Managing Student Classes & Timetables

 

Friday 9th June 2023

 

https://www.schoolicts.co.uk/events/managing-student-classes-timetables-online/

SIMS Preparing for a new School Year – Primary

 

Monday 12th June 2023

 

https://www.schoolicts.co.uk/events/preparing-new-school-year-primary-online/

SIMS Mail Merge

 

Wednesday 14th June 2023 (Half Day) https://www.schoolicts.co.uk/events/data-collection-sheets-online/

FMS Advanced

 

Friday 16th June 2023

(Half Day)

https://www.schoolicts.co.uk/events/fms-advanced/
Arbor Personnel & Basic Analysis Wednesday 21st June 2023 (Half Day) https://www.schoolicts.co.uk/events/arbor-staff-and-basic-analysis/
SIMS Extended Reporting Thursday 22nd June 2023 https://www.schoolicts.co.uk/events/extended-reporting-online/
SIMS An Administrators Guide to Maintaining The Timetable

Friday 23rd June 2023

(Half Day)

https://www.schoolicts.co.uk/events/admin-guide-maintaining-the-timetable-online/
Arbor Parental Engagement and Communications

Thursday 29th June 2023

(Half Day)

https://www.schoolicts.co.uk/events/arbor-parental-engagement-and-communications-half-day/
Arbor Assessment User and Student Reports Thursday 29th June 2023 https://www.schoolicts.co.uk/events/arbor-basic-assessment-skills/
SIMS SEN User

Thursday 6th July 2023

(Half Day)

https://www.schoolicts.co.uk/events/sen-user-online/
FMS Basic

Friday 7th July 2023

(Half Day)

https://www.schoolicts.co.uk/events/fms-basic-online/
Arbor New Office User

Tuesday 11th July 2023

(Half Day)

https://www.schoolicts.co.uk/events/arbor-new-office-user-primary/
Arbor Payments and Meals Wednesday 12th July 2023 (Half Day) https://www.schoolicts.co.uk/events/arbor-finance-half-day/
SIMS Managing Results Day Wednesday 12th July 2023 https://www.schoolicts.co.uk/events/managing-results-day-online/
SIMS Analysing Exam Results Using SIMS Thursday 13th July 223 https://www.schoolicts.co.uk/events/analysing-exam-results-sims-online/
SIMS Managing Results Day Wednesday 19th July 2023 https://www.schoolicts.co.uk/events/managing-results-day-online/
SIMS Analysing Exam Results Using SIMS Thursday 20th July 2023 https://www.schoolicts.co.uk/events/analysing-exam-results-sims-online/

Booking is now open please visit https://www.schoolicts.co.uk/online-training/

 

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helloData Webinar

To find out how helloHellodataData can help you get the most out of your MIS with Assessment Tracking and PowerBI Reporting register for their FREE webinar here or Click here to watch the helloData webinar recording

Assessment Tracking – Thousands of schools and trusts want to use their MIS (RM Integris, SIMS) 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).

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

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.

Come and say hello at the following Industry Events: -

We shall be exhibiting at the following events – if you’re there, please pop by our stand to say hello to find out about all the latest services, training, consultancy and support we can offer, and get your hands on some of our event merchandise! : –

  • Gloucestershire Association of Primary Headteachers Annual 2023 Conference and Exhibition at Cheltenham Racecourse – Friday 9th June
  • Schools North East Schools Business Conference at St James Park, Newcastle – Thursday 15th June
  • Zenergi at Hylands House in Essex – Wednesday 21st June
  • Waltham Forest SBMs Conference & Exhibition 2023 at the Prince Regent Hotel, Chigwell – Friday 30th June
  • Thames Valley Annual School Heads, Senior and Business Leaders 2023 Conference and Exhibition at Windsor Racecourse – Wednesday 12th July, alongside turn IT on
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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 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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