SIMS Profiles 2017-2018

End of Year reports have opened early this year, with so much going on, giving teachers early access to Profile Entry will hopefully ease the load. Similar to previous years I’m using Capita’s SIMS Profiles. I’m keeping the same structure as...

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SIMS Profiles 2016-2017

As with earlier years, I’m full steam ahead with my “End of Year” reports to parents using Capita’s SIMS Profiles. Last year I headed them all under EOY-2015-2016, this year I’ve done the same, with the addition of RE (Religious Education) but under...

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SIMS Teacher App (re-launch)

About a year ago the school was using SIMS’s Teacher APP, well I say using, it was installed on all of the iPads but the staff didn’t seem to use it; However circumstances have changed, and with the school using “Programmes...

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MIS Autumn 2016 Upgrade

iSIMS Autumn 2016 Full Release (7.172.36) – Now available to download and installTasks: Downloads available via SOLUS 3. (07-11-2016) Confirm which downloads are available and plan deployment sequence. SIMS Autumn 2016 Database only (3.62.574) SIMS Autumn 2016 Full Release (7.172.36)...

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MIS Summer 2016 Upgrade

iSIMS Summer 2016 7.170 now available. (COMPLETED). Scheduled install 01-08-2016Tasks: Downloads available via SOLUS 3. 01-07-2016 Confirm which downloads are available and plan deployment sequence. 04-07-2016 SIMS Summer 2016 Database only (3.62.489) SIMS Summer 2016 Full Release Includes SIMS Summer...

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INCIDENT: SIMS Profile locked out for single Registration Group. [Resolved]

i[Resolved] – Remove the teacher from Supervisor for that class under Pastoral Structure, Save, and add them as the new Tutor Teacher and Save.Photo by WDnet (Pixabay) Wednesday 22-6-2016: I stumbled on to a puzzle half way through entering comments for a single...

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SIMS Profiles 2015-2016

As with earlier years I am full steam ahead with “End of Year 2016” reports to parents using Capita’s SIMS Profiles. There was a possibility that I may have used Hampshire’s reporting to parents tools, however due to My own internal deadlines I’ve...

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Summer Census 2016

Today was the Summer Census for schools. [19-05-2016) It was a short one this time, although that should not fool you, each one is collecting information automatically, so you need to make sure you’re ready in advance. It is common and...

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MIS Spring 2016 Upgrade

My upgrade to Spring 2016 for SIMS, FMS and Discover is scheduled for 31st March 2016 Normally the upgrades can be triggered manually because I have experienced problems with automated upgrades in the past, however I’m determined to put some faith into the...

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SIMS Autumn 2015 Release

Posts in this seriesSOLUS 3 UpgradeSIMS Autumn 2015 ReleaseChecklist & Notes: SIMS Autumn 2015 Release Confirm Upgrade Date Completed Scheduled for 10-12-2015 16:00 Notify Staff (Email/Intranet) Completed 27-11-2015 10:50 Download Updates Completed 08-12-2015 13:20 Pre-Update Backup of VM Completed 08-12-2015...

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Teacher App – Initial Install and Test

03-12-2015 – Project estimates established. 04-12-2015 – Project given the go-ahead. Hardware specification set. iPad mini 2 (32gb Wi-Fi). Licensing costs set. Based on school size. Request for Quotes issued. via RFQs on website. 07-12-2015 – RFQs completed 3 quotes...

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SOLUS 3 Upgrade

Posts in this seriesSOLUS 3 UpgradeSIMS Autumn 2015 ReleaseI’ve upgraded my SIMS SOLUS 3 in preparation for My Autumn 2015 SIMS update. It was scheduled for 5am this morning (09/12/2015), from version 3.9.0.18 to 3.10.73.23, and can report that it...

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SIMS HAM Assessment

Yes, you read that correctly, SIMS HAM, the HAM being short for “Hampshire”, not some dodgy sounding sandwich from Capita. I finally got My hands on the Hampshire SIMS Assessment resources to allow me to import into SIMS. The information...

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QUOTE: iPads for Teacher App

I’ve had the go-ahead to investigate and buy Capita’s Teacher App for My staff; This will allow them to more easily take Registers, apply Achievement and Behaviour points, as well as fill in assessment. A great tool for out of...

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Capita SIMS (MIS) – Windows 10/32bit

I was surprised to learn today during a gathering with My CSM for Capita’s SIMS, that from Spring 2016, their MIS product will be available on Windows 10 32bit. This is a turn around from earlier where it was only...

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Error Reason 0 when logging in to SIMS

Good old “Log in failed reason 0” when trying to run SIMS. This normally refers to connect.ini being wrongly configured, however when its been running for months and suddenly stops working, it normally means something else. My experience of it...

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Preparing your primary school for baseline testing | Capita SIMS

With the new academic year well underway, there are plenty of new challenges facing schools and I’ve been busy working over the summer to ensure SIMS is ready to help you prepare for some of these. One such challenge is...

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solus 3.10

SOLUS 3.10 update I have an update to the SOLUS 3.10.0.3 release 01/09/2015 What’s the issue? I have identified an issue effecting a sub set of customers that have updated to SOLUS3.10.0.3. In some environments the SOLUS3 agent is not...

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