Please be aware that from Monday 4th July 2022 we will be upgrading all SIMS systems to the latest version (7.206).
This upgrade needs to be done for the pupil census in October, workforce census in November and contains the below updates/fixes.
|Key Dates for the School Census Autumn 2022
Return Routines | Statutory Returns | School Census
Census Date: 06/10/2022
|Key Dates for the School Workforce Census 2022
Routines | Statutory Returns | School Workforce Census
Census date: 03/11/2022
|A selection of the latest upcoming change request developments in the Summer 2022 release of SIMS.
Change request videos include:
|Pupil Personal Pronouns
New functionality has been provided in SIMS, enabling the setup and maintenance of personal pronouns. A number of enhancements have been made to various areas in SIMS to incorporate this new functionality.
This functionality is accessible (via Tools | Setups | Pronoun Setup) and can be accessed by School Administrators and System Managers.
Once applied to an individual in SIMS, a suffix of their specified personal pronoun is displayed in bold text at the top of their record.
Personal pronouns are not collected in any statutory returns at present, there is no requirement to report this information to the DfE.
|Reports | Attendance | Selected Pupil (or Student) Reports | Subcode Report
Attendance code X is no longer to be used for COVID-19 related absence therefore, the following subcodes have been set to inactive:
X01-Non compulsory school age
Please note that subcodes related to code I are still available for use.
|Staff Personal Pronouns
Enhancements to Staff Basic Details Focus | Person | Staff Focus | Person | Manage Classroom Staff
The Gender field has been renamed to Sex in the staff browser and in their Basic Details panel.
Additionally, you can now select the staff member’s chosen personal pronoun from the Pronoun(s) drop-down list.
A suffix of the staff member’s chosen personal pronoun is displayed in bold text at the top of their Personal Details page
More information can be found in the attached release notes.
If you have any queries or would like to book in a certain day/time for the upgrade to take place then please do not hesitate to email email@example.com otherwise we will just do the upgrade behind the scenes, out of school hours. We will call schools if we can see anyone still logged on and using SIMS when we start the upgrade.
We do not require you to leave your machines on, as the upgrade will take place on the server. Your machines should automatically upgrade to the newest version however if you do have any issues, please contact us as normal on 01642 635570.
The MIS Team