School staff are always busy and often under pressure. That’s why we offer a range of solutions to streamline processes and reduce the time spent on administrative tasks. Whether it’s collecting parent payments online, room booking solutions, offline working or simplifying your accounting workflows, SIMS can help.
Efficiently manage your finances
With school finance you need a solution to streamline processes, improve efficiency and get the best value for your investments.
- SIMS Finance is a financial solution for academies. It shows clear, graphical dashboards with a consolidated financial view across your academy, while powerful reporting tools drill down into transactions to see where and how much is being spent.
- SIMS Financial Management System (FMS) provides a clear picture of school finances, making managing finance easier. Accounting workflows are simplified so administrators can process income and expenditure efficiently. Senior leaders or subject coordinators can manage their own budgets, and bursars or business managers can track spending and staff costs against commitments.
Save hours of time by easily and securely collecting parent payments for uniforms, school trips and other items online, with Pay360 Education Payments. The parent payment solution enables automatic reconciliation of parent payments. You can also send payment reminders or balance alerts to parents with SIMS InTouch when using Pay360 Education Payments.
Bring everyday administration and processes online
Moving everyday tasks online can minimise paperwork, reduce teacher workload and save office staff hours of time. Hosted SIMS frees schools of the responsibility, effort and cost of running their SIMS servers on-site and managing their own backups, by moving SIMS to the cloud. It also gives teaching and non-teaching staff the flexibility to access SIMS through any internet connected device, allowing them to work flexibly.
Effortlessly manage bookings for rooms, resources or equipment with Room Booking System. As a web-based booking solution that integrates with SIMS to sync rooms, timetable information, non-class codes, term dates, staff cover, room closures and suspension rules, it saves hours of time and improves efficiency.
Simplify logins to cloud services across your school with SIMS ID. As a single login to access multiple local and cloud-based applications, teachers, staff and pupils only need to remember one password to access services from any device.
Streamlined communications across the whole school
Having clear and effective communication channels across school can be challenging. SIMS InTouch helps by managing communications via text and email. Send cover slips, remind teachers to complete registers or marksheets, or send texts to inform teachers when a pupil has been involved in a behaviour incident.
When it comes to raising attainment, it’s important that parents are involved in their child’s school life. The SIMS Parent app provides a convenient and accessible way for you to communicate with parents and students. Using data that is already held in SIMS, you can easily decide which information you want to share with parents and students from the admin management portal, and customise communications based on your school's preferences.
Increase productivity in the classroom
SIMS provides teachers with tools to simplify administration, manage their classroom efficiently and provide education excellence. With the SIMS Teacher app, teachers can quickly record information on pupils, such as assessment marks or behaviour - on any device they choose.
- Use Reading Cloud to promote, engage and manage reading throughout your school. Simply scan ISBN numbers to digitally catalogue books and create an engaging library for pupils, staff and parents. Reading Cloud also facilitates teaching because staff can embed the library into teaching curriculum subjects. The integration with SIMS simplifies setting up pupil accounts as their information is already held in the system.
- Britannica School is a digital learning resource that offers thousands of articles, images, videos, audio clips and recommended websites to support learning. Students are provided with information in a range of media to match different learning styles, and teachers can use the platform for lesson planning.
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Get in touch
Looking for ways to streamline admin and improve your school’s processes? Speak to a member of our expert sales team to learn how SIMS enables schools to harness the power of data. Use the contact form below or call the following numbers:
Maintained schools - 0800 170 1736
Independent or international schools - +44 (0) 1285 647500