Why schools are choosing SIMS
More and more schools are choosing or returning to SIMS for its advanced tracking and analysis tools. In the last 12 months alone, just under 200 have decided to make the switch to SIMS. A selection of secondary schools tell us why.
All pupil data in one place
The Wordsley School switched to SIMS as they needed a system that held all their data in one place. Assistant Headteacher, Helen Griffiths, says: “We needed a system that was central to the school and is centred around the child. As soon as we saw SIMS, we knew it could do everything we needed.”
SIMS has also had a time-saving impact for the school. Staff now have time to concentrate more on analysing data due to the ease in which the system holds all the tracking data. It also provides a much better overall picture of pupils’ progress and historical pupil data as all information is held in one place.
Monitoring and improving attendance
After only two weeks of switching to SIMS, staff at Radyr Comprehensive School in Cardiff were able to make use of the award winning SIMS Discover to identify pupils requiring additional help and track the effectiveness of interventions.
Andrew Williams, Headteacher said: “(Staff) love the ease of use and the visual nature of the graphs. It has empowered staff at all levels to access reports themselves and create an in-depth picture of progress.”
Moving to another MIS can be a daunting prospect but can be easier than you would expect:
“The migration to SIMS has been a good move, executed with minimum disruption and impact upon users, and within the agreed timescale.” Mustapha Laroussi, Learning Leader at The Hemel Hempstead School.