Training Courses & conferences

We are committed in delivering highly-valued training courses that enable Teachers, support staff and leadership teams to feel positive and confident in their role.

Bringing colleagues together, these interactive learning experiences enable expertise and in-depth knowledge sharing across a range of subjects. We can also provide bespoke on-site training to ensure that all your requirements are met.

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SIMS 7 New Office User - 10 January 2022

This course will cover the basics of SIMS7 for those with little or no previous experience.


SIMS 7 Data Housekeeping Workshop - 12 January 2022

Maintaining your SIMS data is vital. This course looks at how you can do this, to ensure you a fully compliant with GDPR and ensures your data is accurate in order to complete Statutory returns.

ICT Support

SIMS 7 School Census - New User (Refresher) - 14 January 2022

An update seminar to brief you on the proposed changes to the statutory School Census returns in 2021/22 and the preparation required to complete the School Census.


SIMS 7 Standard Reporting - 25 January 2022

This course is for SIMS 7 users responsible for responding to requests for information. You should have attended a SIMS 7 Office User course or have a good understanding of SIMS.


SIMS 7 Personnel - 1 February 2022

This training is for staff members with responsibility for updating and maintaining personal, professional and contractual information of staff.


SIMS 7 and Power BI - 2 February 2022

Microsoft Power BI is a powerful application for creating and sharing your school data. This course will show you all the basic concepts and get you up and running with Power BI creating your first Power BI analysis using SIMS data.


SIMS Dinner Money - 8 February 2022

This course is for finance and office staff who are responsible for administering school dinners and dinner money and who have an understanding of how SIMS is used to maintain and update pupil information.


SIMS 7 SEN User - 9 February 2022

This course provides an overview of the SIMS software for SEN, including setting up details of reviews, events and provisions, creating reports and editing look up tables.


SIMS 7 Examinations Organiser - 14 & 15 February 2022

This 2 day course is for exam officers and administrative staff with responsibility for external and internal examination entry and organisation. A working knowledge of external examination procedures is required.


SIMS 7 Extended Reporting - 16 February 2022

This course is for users of SIMS 7 responsible for responding to requests for information. You should have either attended the Standard Reporting course or be familiar with the techniques covered in this training.


SIMS 7 Staff Absence Cover - 1 March 2022

Staff Absence cover deals with the day to day covering of classes. This could be with your own staff or supply. This course shows how best to manage these and also best practice.


SIMS 7 Advanced Reporting with Excel Analysis - 8 & 9 March 2022

This two day course explores using SIMS reports to extract data and Excel to automatically analyse this data. It will cover the creation of reports in SIMS and explore some of Excel’s capabilities for data analysis including formulas, conditional formatting, macros and pivot tables.

ICT Support

SIMS 7 Office User - Further Skills - 14 March 2022

This course is for administrative staff or data managers with responsibility for the quality of the data held in SIMS 7 for internal and school census requirements.

ICT Support

SIMS 7 Discover - 16 March 2022

This course is designed for staff who use SIMS 7 and who wish to enhance their data analysis by using the powerful graphical analysis tool, SIMS 7 Discover.

ICT Support

SIMS 7 Assessment Essential Skills - 22 & 23 March 2022

This two day course takes an in depth look into Assessment Manager in SIMS. We will be creating key components in Assessment including aspects, grade sets, result sets which will then allow us to build templates using marksheets. There will also be an introduction to generating individual reports.


Options Online for SIMS 7 - 20 April 2022

This course is intended to help schools create an Options Plan, offer course selections to students online and create a solution that helps to satisfy the students' choices.