Regular readers will know that I often feature the “Let Teachers Shine” competition – run by the Shine Trust (https://www.shinetrust.org.uk/) and proudly supported by Capita SIMS (www.capita-sims.co.uk/shine-13) – and it’s that time of year again for all the teachers doing a fantastic job, to get the ideas in. Continue reading
When I first saw the Teacher App in development over two years ago – it was fairly clear that it was just the start of a project to revitalise access to the data within SIMS and modernise the experience. So, it should come as little surprise that at BETT this year – it is being joined by a Parent and a Student App. In today smartphone era, it makes sense that this is the way that we want to consume data and respond quickly to “alerts”. Students particularly are used to this idea; and many parents are getting on board with the idea now too. Now, some schools have been in the “App age” for a while – with various products for home – school communication; but the trouble is, they were only suited to their small niche – basic information; and didn’t link into anything at the heart of a school – the MIS. Continue reading
Back in late Summer, you may remember I reported about a new SIMS Module – Interventions. At that point, it was expected and hoped for release Q1 2017. Great news is it will be formally launched at BETT 2017. My original post on it is here – and the product has continued to get some minor fit and finish, just to polish it ready for market. Continue reading
Its been a while since I last did any Microsoft Exams – December 2015, and with a new updated MCSA for Server 2016 – it was about time I gave it a go to upgrade the existing MCSA I have.
Well…achievement unlocked – upgrade complete…