Please see our course pricing guide for details if you are interested in buying days up front to save money. Schools who are not supported by Keystone MIS are still welcome to attend all of our training courses from our experienced dedicated trainer to help your school SIMS system achieve its potential.

 

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9th June - Extended Reporting

Introduction

This course will advance your ability to carry out the report designing process in SIMS, with the objective to extract useful information from the pupils’ database in a variety of formats.

The course continues from the Standard Reporting course and so assumes that you are able to create basic reports.

The Extended Reporting course will cover using sub-reports where pupils have many pieces of data attached to them (for example contacts) and will look at creating user defined templates in Word, Rich Text Format Reports, reports from different focuses, outputting to Excel and making basic use of macros.

Course Objectives

By the end of the course you will have a clear understanding of how reports are produced in SIMS and in particular be able to:

  • report using sub-reports
  • create Word templates
  • see how to save paper with columns
  • understand why delegates would use a Rich Text Format Report
  • look at different focuses and create reports using them
  • output to Excel and the use of basic macros.

Throughout the course tasks/activities will be related to scenarios. This will equip you with the skills to respond to requests for information needed from the software on pupils. These requests may come from sources within or external to the school.

Overview

This course builds on the ground covered in the Standard Reporting course and extends those techniques further. It will:

  • enable the production of more complicated lists and mail merged documents
  • modify templates to adjust the appearance of reports including the incorporation of headed paper
  • develop the use of RTF output.

Course Requirements

This course requires you to have a basic knowledge of reporting up to the level obtained through the Standard Reporting course. It assumes that you are able to create basic reports, which can be output to standard lists or Word mail merges and assumes that you have used SIMS Analysis and other output types from SIMS.

Price: Free Event

Date:

June 9, 2020, starting at 09:30

Address:

Keystone MIS Suite 1, Hull Sports Centre, Chanterlands Avenue,
Hull
HU5 4EF Map and Directions

Available Spaces:

8

10th June - SIMS InTouch (PM)

Course

SIMs InTouch enables the sending of messages between your school and members of staff, parents, contacts and students.  This functionality provides for a better flow of information between your school and any of its contacts in an efficient manner.

The messaging facility provided by SIMs InTouch currently enables communication via the following methods:

  • SIMs internal messaging system
  • Email
  • Short Message Service (SMS).

At present there are three types of messages that can be sent in SIMs:

  • General Message
  • System Generated Message
  • Emergency Alerts.

Course Requirements

Administration staff responsible for communicating with members of staff, parents, contacts and students.

Price: Free Event

Date:

June 10, 2020, starting at 13:00

Address:

Keystone MIS Suite 1, Hull Sports Centre, Chanterlands Avenue,
Hull
HU5 4EF Map and Directions

Available Spaces:

8

11th June - Course Manager and Post 16 Learning Aims

Course

To learn how to link SIMs Course Manager functionality with other areas of SIMs to support maintenance of Post-16 Learning Aims.

Objectives

  • When a course is created
  • The relationship between course manager and other area's of SIMs
  • An understanding of examination awards and the courses of study
  • Linking examination awards and courses of study
  • Managing the Post-16 learning aims processes.

Course Requirements

The course is aimed at academic administration, examination officers and staff responsible for the Post-16 learning aims return.

Price: Free Event

Date:

June 11, 2020, starting at 09:30

Address:

Keystone MIS Suite 1, Hull Sports Centre, Chanterlands Avenue,
Hull
HU5 4EF Map and Directions

Available Spaces:

8

30th June - Year End Primary (AM)

Course Outline

Learn how to configure SIMs for the new school year including setting up the new pastoral structure and dealing with admissions.  Before the new school year commences, the pastoral process must be completed in SIMs.

Objectives

By the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Create a new academic year and set up the school diary
  • Record changes to teaching staff
  • Make pastoral structure adjustments including creating new class groups
  • Undertake pastoral promotion routines to update year group and class group memberships for the new school year and print class lists
  • Create new intake groups and pre-admission groups including the import of data from the LA ATF and CTF's
  • Process leavers
  • Perform general housekeeping routines
  • Produce required reports.

Requirements

Staff with responsibility for preparing SIMs for the new school year who are new to the role, or who need a refresher.

Price: Free Event

Date:

June 30, 2020, starting at 09:30

Address:

Keystone MIS Suite 1, Hull Sports Centre, Chanterlands Avenue,
Hull
HU5 4EF Map and Directions

Available Spaces:

0

1st July - Year End Primary (PM)

Course Outline

Learn how to configure SIMs for the new school year including setting up the new pastoral structure and dealing with admissions.  Before the new school year commences, the pastoral process must be completed in SIMs.

Objectives

By the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Create a new academic year and set up the school diary
  • Record changes to teaching staff
  • Make pastoral structure adjustments including creating new class groups
  • Undertake pastoral promotion routines to update year group and class group memberships for the new school year and print class lists
  • Create new intake groups and pre-admission groups including the import of data from the LA ATF and CTF's
  • Process leavers
  • Perform general housekeeping routines
  • Produce required reports.

Requirements

Staff with responsibility for preparing SIMs for the new school year who are new to the role, or who need a refresher.

Price: Free Event

Date:

July 1, 2020, starting at 13:00

Address:

Keystone MIS Suite 1, Hull Sports Centre, Chanterlands Avenue,
Hull
HU5 4EF Map and Directions

Available Spaces:

3

2nd July - Year End Primary (AM)

Course Outline

Learn how to configure SIMs for the new school year including setting up the new pastoral structure and dealing with admissions.  Before the new school year commences, the pastoral process must be completed in SIMs.

Objectives

By the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Create a new academic year and set up the school diary
  • Record changes to teaching staff
  • Make pastoral structure adjustments including creating new class groups
  • Undertake pastoral promotion routines to update year group and class group memberships for the new school year and print class lists
  • Create new intake groups and pre-admission groups including the import of data from the LA ATF and CTF's
  • Process leavers
  • Perform general housekeeping routines
  • Produce required reports.

Requirements

Staff with responsibility for preparing SIMs for the new school year who are new to the role, or who need a refresher.

Price: Free Event

Date:

July 2, 2020, starting at 09:30

Address:

Keystone MIS Suite 1, Hull Sports Centre, Chanterlands Avenue,
Hull
HU5 4EF Map and Directions

Available Spaces:

3

7th July - Year End Primary (AM)

Course Outline

Learn how to configure SIMs for the new school year including setting up the new pastoral structure and dealing with admissions.  Before the new school year commences, the pastoral process must be completed in SIMs.

Objectives

By the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Create a new academic year and set up the school diary
  • Record changes to teaching staff
  • Make pastoral structure adjustments including creating new class groups
  • Undertake pastoral promotion routines to update year group and class group memberships for the new school year and print class lists
  • Create new intake groups and pre-admission groups including the import of data from the LA ATF and CTF's
  • Process leavers
  • Perform general housekeeping routines
  • Produce required reports.

Requirements

Staff with responsibility for preparing SIMs for the new school year who are new to the role, or who need a refresher.

Price: Free Event

Date:

July 7, 2020, starting at 09:30

Address:

Keystone MIS Suite 1, Hull Sports Centre, Chanterlands Avenue,
Hull
HU5 4EF Map and Directions

Available Spaces:

4

8th July - Year End Primary (PM)

Course Outline

Learn how to configure SIMs for the new school year including setting up the new pastoral structure and dealing with admissions.  Before the new school year commences, the pastoral process must be completed in SIMs.

Objectives

By the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Create a new academic year and set up the school diary
  • Record changes to teaching staff
  • Make pastoral structure adjustments including creating new class groups
  • Undertake pastoral promotion routines to update year group and class group memberships for the new school year and print class lists
  • Create new intake groups and pre-admission groups including the import of data from the LA ATF and CTF's
  • Process leavers
  • Perform general housekeeping routines
  • Produce required reports.

Requirements

Staff with responsibility for preparing SIMs for the new school year who are new to the role, or who need a refresher.

Price: Free Event

Date:

July 8, 2020, starting at 13:00

Address:

Keystone MIS Suite 1, Hull Sports Centre, Chanterlands Avenue,
Hull
HU5 4EF Map and Directions

Available Spaces:

2

9th July - Year End Primary (AM)

Course Outline

Learn how to configure SIMs for the new school year including setting up the new pastoral structure and dealing with admissions.  Before the new school year commences, the pastoral process must be completed in SIMs.

Objectives

By the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Create a new academic year and set up the school diary
  • Record changes to teaching staff
  • Make pastoral structure adjustments including creating new class groups
  • Undertake pastoral promotion routines to update year group and class group memberships for the new school year and print class lists
  • Create new intake groups and pre-admission groups including the import of data from the LA ATF and CTF's
  • Process leavers
  • Perform general housekeeping routines
  • Produce required reports.

Requirements

Staff with responsibility for preparing SIMs for the new school year who are new to the role, or who need a refresher.

Price: Free Event

Date:

July 9, 2020, starting at 09:30

Address:

Keystone MIS Suite 1, Hull Sports Centre, Chanterlands Avenue,
Hull
HU5 4EF Map and Directions

Available Spaces:

1

14th July - Managing Results Day

Course Outline

Uncover all aspects of the examination results process including importing results into the school software and analysing them to produce headline analyses on results day.

Objectives

  • Importing results files
  • Calculating PI information
  • Running standard reports and analyses
  • Exporting results to Excel
  • Creating and using marksheets
  • Editing results.

Requirements

Staff with responsibility for handling external examination results.

Price: Free Event

Date:

July 14, 2020, starting at 09:30

Address:

Keystone MIS Suite 1, Hull Sports Centre, Chanterlands Avenue,
Hull
HU5 4EF Map and Directions

Available Spaces:

8

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