SIMS is an on-premise management information system for all school phases. The system provides functionality for the management of all school daily administration tasks, including recording important student and staff information.

    Herts for Learning offer schools and academies an a fully accredited SIMS support service to help ensure that they are using the system effectively. In addition to providing support for the use of SIMS, the HfL Data Management Services team can help schools create bespoke reports to replicate reports and returns required by Hertfordshire County Council. The content provided below has been created to ensure schools gain the most of their use in SIMS.

    Please note that the functionality available to your school will depend on the contract you have for your SIMS MIS, please contact us with any queries.

    Please contact the Data Management Services team via the Service Desk at help@sd.hertsforlearning.co.uk or call 01438 544466 (option 1, option 1) for further details on SIMS support and training options.

    Administration

    Information, resources and guidance for general administration: including Attendance, Conduct, Meal Management, Ofsted and Reporting.

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    Assessment

    Information, resources and guidance in assessment for all phases.

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    Curriculum

    Information, resources and guidance in curriculum management: including Course Management, Cover, Timetable and Options.

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    Data returns

    Information, resources and guidance for statutory and non-statutory school returns; including information on CTF and secure electronic transfer of data.

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    Examinations

    Information, resources and guidance for administering examinations; including Basedata and Results.

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    Personnnel

    Information, resources and guidance for personnel; including Staff Performance, reporting and pay related.

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    Parental engagement

    Information, resources and guidance for parental engagement; including Parent/Student Portal, communication incl. email, SMS and In-app messaging.

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    SEND

    Information, resources and guidance for Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.

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    Technical

    Information, resources and guidance for technical data management; including upgrading and maintenance.

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