The Schools Information Management System (SIMS) is an integrated management information system which is by used by nearly 100% of Hampshire schools. It is produced by Capita Children's Services and supplied and supported by Hampshire IT.
SIMS is a suite of products that supports all aspects of a school’s management information needs, including core pupil records, attendance, behaviour, performance, curriculum management, timetable organisation, and more.
Information is entered into SIMS once and reused throughout the system, minimising the chance of errors and ensuring the latest information is readily available to those who need it.
A complete picture of all pupils: Key data on individual attendance, progress, behaviour, achievements and special educational needs displayed on a single screen, with quick links to the details, to inform pupil/parent meetings and give you the complete picture
Up-to-date pupil records: The information you need about your pupils, with ‘Alerts’ to remind you when it needs updating
Comprehensive reports: Relevant data on persistent or unexplained absences, behaviour incidents, SEN provision and the SEF is all reported directly from the SIMS Core records
Efficient communication: Send immediate messages straight to the right people, prepare quick letters home without searching for addresses, as the contact details are already saved in SIMS. Keep staff in the loop with the SIMS Home Page Diary
Statutory Returns compiled electronically: The correct Returns created and submitted straight from the data already saved in SIMS, taking the hard work out of a necessary task
Staff data held centrally: Professional details, qualifications and training held together and pulled through into other parts of the suite including class lists, timetables, and Staff Cover
Hampshire IT also supports other parts of the SIMS Suite of products including:
SIMS Assessment & Reporting Suite: Assessment recording, target setting, performance analysis and Profiles
SIMS Registration Suite: All aspects of attendance by statutory registration, analysis and reports and management of letters home to parents
SIMS Behaviour Management: Record, monitor, analyse and report on behaviour and achievement - helps inform disciplinary decisions and rewards and provide a focus for parents’ evenings.
SIMS Lesson Monitor: Allows teachers to record lesson attendance directly into SIMS and then it’s compared against the morning or afternoon register to identify students who are missing individual lessons. Includes Electronic report cards - These can be attached to a student’s record in SIMS and eliminates the need for a student on report to take this from lesson to lesson
SIMS Curriculum Management Suite: Nova T6 for Timetable construction organisation management and analysis, SIMS curriculum management, manage student Options, Examinations Organiser, staff Cover
SIMS IEP Writer: A simplified process of target-setting that can be used for all your students including Special Educational Needs (SEN) by using individual education plans (IEPs)
SIMS Learning Gateway gives a single point of access into SIMS via any computer with an internet connection, letting teachers, parents or pupils find information quickly and securely
Centrally Hosted SIMS provides the SIMS software centrally from Hampshire IT’s data centre, rather than having it hosted on a local school server. This centrally hosted solution provides schools with long-term financial savings, increased data security and removes the need for local SIMS backups
Go to the SIMS pages on the Hampshire IT intranet [SIMS SLA subscribers only]
For urgent issues, call the IT Help Desk on 01962 847007. For anything else, see our contact page.