HAM KS1 to current Milestone Tracking Grids

Today (Monday 13/03/2017) I was tasked with producing Tracking Grids for year groups as they currently stand in their Milestone 2 position. What was slightly more awkward to figure out, was how to report their current position based on their...

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SIMS Profiles 2016-2017

As with earlier years, I’m full steam ahead with my “End of Year” reports to parents using Capita’s SIMS Profiles. Last year I headed them all under EOY-2015-2016, this year I’ve done the same, with the addition of RE (Religious Education) but under...

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SIMS Teacher App (re-launch)

i***** IN PROGRESS *****About a year ago the school was using SIMS’s Teacher APP, well I say using, it was installed on all of the iPads but the staff didn’t seem to use it; However circumstances have changed, and with the...

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SIMS Profiles 2015-2016

As with earlier years I am full steam ahead with “End of Year 2016” reports to parents using Capita’s SIMS Profiles. There was a possibility that I may have used Hampshire’s reporting to parents tools, however due to My own internal deadlines I’ve...

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HAMs to POS Conversion.

I’ve spent a good few hours today converting My Milestone 1 and 2 data from Hampshire’s Assessment Model to Capita’s Programme of Study. As I’re not ready to do a direct conversion from Components to Descriptors yet (that’s a sit...

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Assessment shift – “Programme of Study”

i***** IN PROGRESS *****  When the government decided to switch to assessment without levels, they gave each school autonomy to choose their own assessment scheme and method of recording. Apart from the disarray and lack of assistance with direction, I had...

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Mostly assessment.

This week has mostly seen me doing assessment reporting tasks. I’ve filtered down the “Hampshire Model” reports from year based, into class based along with some other sub filters. I’ve also been producing “Parent Report” style documents Each report and...

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iPad for Teachers rollout.

Since returning in January I have been successfully issuing teachers their iPads along with the SIMS Teacher app. Some staff have expressed their positiveness and intrigue into recording pupil objectives in assessment during the lesson. Unfortunately the assessment model I am...

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SIMS HAM Assessment

Yes, you read that correctly, SIMS HAM, the HAM being short for “Hampshire”, not some dodgy sounding sandwich from Capita. I finally got My hands on the Hampshire SIMS Assessment resources to allow me to import into SIMS. The information...

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November Assessment

It’s that time of year again; My staff have been busy entering their data into a new Marksheet in SIMS containing specific areas, as I’re yet to transition to the Hampshire Points of Study. More on that coming soon. So...

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Assessment without levels. 

@nowMrsBeattie: @TeacherToolkit Car crash. Every school is trying to reinvent the wheel. The opposite of what teaching shud be. Via –  https://twitter.com/nowmrsbeattie/status/650753723040440320 I’ve been saying this for ages!! Standardisation is the key to monitor progress through a pupils educational life. ...

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Preparing your primary school for baseline testing | Capita SIMS

With the new academic year well underway, there are plenty of new challenges facing schools and I’ve been busy working over the summer to ensure SIMS is ready to help you prepare for some of these. One such challenge is...

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Assessing the new breed of SIMS Assessment Manager | Scarfed View | Look Again…

By now, it can’t have escaped your notice that big changes are afoot in the ways schools measure and report progress. The “old” levels system is “out”. For many years, it underpinned the way in which teachers recorded and measured...

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SIMS Profiles 2013-2014

I’re making good progress with My “Digital Reports” this year. My “End of Year” report will be the last for this academic period, and has certainly opened up huge possibilities on where this can take me next year. This is...

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[SIMS] EY TT Progress Reception – Associated Aspect 09,11,15 and 16 incorrect.

I noticed recently that the EY TT Progress Reception Tracking Grid was reporting “No Results” for My Year R pupils for the following aspects: EY 09 ProgBL Reading EY 11 ProgBL Numbers EY 15 ProgBL Technology EY 16 ProgBL Exploring & Using Media...

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