1. Pupil Premium 2016

    27/1/16

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    Pupil premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers. This funding has been in place for several years now and evidence is showing that the gap is closing.

    There is now also Early Years Pupil Premium as of 2015. Recent studies show that there is a 19 month gap in school readiness between the most and least advantaged children. In April 2015 Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP) was introduced to support the closing of this gap for 3 and 4 years olds.

    SIMS provides many ways to identify, track and monitor your Pupil Premium students. Your data within SIMS needs to be correct to enable accurate tracking of your Pupil Premium students. Your Customer Service Manager has provided the following to support you with this:

    • CSM guide to SIMS and Pupil Premium
    • CSM Guide to Importing Reports into SIMS
    • Pupil Premium Checklist report

    If you have not received any of the above please email sims.csm@capita.co.uk to request.

    In addition to this an updated Report Definition File for DfE FSM Ever 6 at Spring Census 2016 v1.1 has been made available which can be imported into SIMS. This report can be run at any time and will list all your Ever6 eligble pupils as of January 2016 census. Please see the link below to download. Once you have downloaded you will need to save to a suitable location and import into SIMS via Report / Import.

    Contact

    Please contact the Service Desk if you have any queries.

    Main Service Desk:
    0844 893 8000
    Email:
    esd@capita.co.uk
    Live Chat:
    click on the 'How can we help' link at the top right-hand side of this webpage

    Calls to 0844/0845 prefix will cost 3 pence per minute, plus your phone company’s access charge.

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  2. School Census Spring 2016 - Fileset 226

    18/01/16

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    Fileset 226 has been released for the Spring Census return. This file is required to ensure your Spring Census has the latest validation rules. If you are in doubt which fileset you should be on, please update to the latest version – as at the time of this posting this is version 226.

    1. The file will be downloaded via the link below, if security warnings appear during the download, click Run/Open to proceed.
    2. If an additional security warning appears in your browser as the source could not be verified, click on Run to allow the download to proceed.
    3. When this is complete, click unzip to automatically extract the file to the location C:\Downloaded Patches.
    4. To import the file, open SIMS with the appropriate access level (System Manager) and import via Tools | Setups | Import Fileset.
    5. In the file location box use the browse button to the right to navigate to C:\Downloaded Patches folder
    6. The following file name will show in the browser, 0226-StatutoryReturns-Spring2016_Update, click Open
    7. The details of the file will show, click the Import Fileset button to complete the process.
    8. The Import complete message will appear to indicate successful completion.
    9. Close the screen.
    10. You will need to log out and back into SIMS for this to take effect. Now revalidate your census return.

    Contact

    If you require assistance please contact the Service Desk

    Main Service Desk:
    0844 893 8000
    Email:
    esd@capita.co.uk
    Live Chat:
    click on the How can we help link at the top right-hand side of this webpage

    Calls to 0844/0845 prefix will cost 3 pence per minute, plus your phone company’s access charge.

    If you require assistance please contact the Service Desk

    Telephone:
    0844 892 2406
    Email:
    support@dotict.co.uk

    Calls to 0844/0845 prefix will cost 3 pence per minute, plus your phone company’s access charge.

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  3. Census Spring 2016

    21/12/15

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    For Northamptonshire Schools

    Important Update

    Capita have restructured the Spring 2016 School Census Guidance Notes. These have now been divided into 6 school phases.

    The Guidance also includes reference to a SIMS.net report. This is also attached for easy import, if required. The report will need to be downloaded using the EXE file Exclusions Report.

    The documents have been designed for both experienced and new users. It now includes a comprehensive checklist with the relevant links to detailed instructions on the processes.

    We are always interested to hear your views on our documentation to ensure we continue to provide high quality guidance and would welcome your feedback.

    Contact

    If you require assistance please contact the Service Desk

    Main Service Desk:
    0844 893 8000
    Email:
    esd@capita.co.uk
    Live Chat:
    click on the How can we help link at the top right-hand side of this webpage

    Calls to 0844/0845 prefix will cost 3 pence per minute, plus your phone company’s access charge.

    If you require assistance please contact the Service Desk

    Telephone:
    0844 892 2406
    Email:
    support@dotict.co.uk

    Calls to 0844/0845 prefix will cost 3 pence per minute, plus your phone company’s access charge.

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  4. School Census Spring 2016 Information

    21/12/15

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    Please find attached guides to assist in the production of the census return. Further handbooks can book can also be found in the Returns Manager section of the SIMS Documentation Centre, accessed by clicking the Documentation button on the SIMS home page.

    Additional guidance has also been emailed to you by your Customer Service Manager, if you have not received this please email sims.csm@capita.co.uk

    Please note that you need to have upgraded to the Autumn 7.166 release of SIMS in order to be able to run this census return.

    Additional documentation is posted below for your convenience.

    Contact

    If you require assistance please contact the Service Desk

    Main Service Desk:
    0844 893 8000
    Email:
    esd@capita.co.uk
    Live Chat:
    click on the How can we help link at the top right-hand side of this webpage

    Calls to 0844/0845 prefix will cost 3 pence per minute, plus your phone company’s access charge.

    If you require assistance please contact the Service Desk

    Telephone:
    0844 892 2406
    Email:
    support@dotict.co.uk

    Calls to 0844/0845 prefix will cost 3 pence per minute, plus your phone company’s access charge.

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  5. Admissions Processes 2016/17

    17/11/15

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    The following guidance notes have been produced in conjunction with NCC to support Northamptonshire schools in importing ADT and ATF files and admitting students prior to the new academic year 2016/17.

    The documentation is now available for downloading to assist schools through the required processes for managing the Admissions process using the files provided by the Local Authority.

    Guidance notes have been provided for schools who are responsible for their own admissions as well as separate guidance notes for those schools who are not responsible for their own admissions.

    Dates supplied by NCC, with regard to availability of files, can be found at the front of the appropriate set of guidance notes.

    If you require assistance please contact the Service Desk – contact details below.

    Contact

    If you require assistance please contact the Service Desk

    Main Service Desk:
    0844 893 8000
    Email:
    esd@capita.co.uk
    Live Chat:
    click on the How can we help link at the top right-hand side of this webpage

    Calls to 0844/0845 prefix will cost 3 pence per minute, plus your phone company’s access charge.

    If you require assistance please contact the Service Desk

    Telephone:
    0844 892 2406
    Email:
    support@dotict.co.uk

    Calls to 0844/0845 prefix will cost 3 pence per minute, plus your phone company’s access charge.

    Files

  6. SIMS 2015 Autumn Release (7.166)

    13/11/15

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    The SIMS Autumn 2015 release v7.166 includes enhancements to Assessment including resources for KS4 and additional functionality to support Programme of Study tracking for KS1/KS2/KS3, Course Manager, CTF enhancements including import and export of SEN Needs and Programme of Study assessments, Early Years Discover graphs, InTouch, and SIMS Learning Gateway.

    This release is necessary to complete the Spring 2016 School Census and the Catholic Education Services (CES) 2016 Return

    NOTE: Before upgrading to this release, we recommend that your Autumn School Census 2015 has been accepted by your local authority or, in the case of academies, your returning body.

    The FMS Autumn 2015 release v6.166 contains updates to reports and new functionality providing the ability to hide or unhide cost centre, ledger and fund code combinations that are no longer required.

    Further details regarding the release have been emailed separately.

    Upgrade guidance notes are detailed below. If you are currently running SOLUS 3.6, 3.7 or 3.8 we have included guidance on upgrading to the latest version of SOLUS. Please be aware that customers using SIMS Learning Gateway, InTouch and Partnership Xchange will need to upgrade in the following order:

    1. SIMS Learning Gateway
    2. Partnership Exchange (PX)
    3. SIMS
    4. SIMS InTouch

    If you require any assistance please contact the Service Desk, contact details are below.

    Contact

    Finance Service Desk:
    0845 607 6275
    Main Service Desk:
    0844 893 8000
    Email:
    esd@capita.co.uk
    Live Chat:
    click on the How can we help link at the top right-hand side of this webpage

    Calls to 0844/0845 prefix will cost 3 pence per minute, plus your phone company’s access charge.

    Telephone:
    0844 892 2406
    Email:
    support@dotict.co.uk

    Calls to 0844/0845 prefix will cost 3 pence per minute, plus your phone company’s access charge.

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  7. Guidance for National Insurance changes 2016/2017

    9/10/15

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    As in previous years, we plan to publish the revised SIMS Personnel National Insurance table in January once details have been announced in the Autumn Statement in late Autumn. However this year due to the significance of planned changes for National Insurance 2016/2017, we offer the following National Insurance guidance document should you wish to add a National Insurance table for 2016/2017 prior to the announcement due in the Autumn Statement.

    Please note this guidance is based upon the school already generating salary projections within FMS from contractual data held in SIMS Personnel and the 2015/16 National Insurance table has been entered.

    Contact

    Please contact the Service Desk if you have any queries.

    Finance Service Desk:
    0845 607 6275
    Main Service Desk:
    0844 893 8000
    Email:
    esd@capita.co.uk
    Live Chat:
    click on the 'How can we help' link at the top right-hand side of this webpage

    Calls to 0844/0845 prefix will cost 3 pence per minute, plus your phone company’s access charge.

    Files

  8. North Somerset Maintained schools Teaching Staff from 1 September 2013 and Support Staff from 1 April 2013 pay awards

    09/10/13

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    North Somerset Maintained schools Teaching from 1 September 2013 and Support Staff from 1 April 2013 pay awards.

    If you require assistance please contact the Service Desk on 0844 893 8000 or esd@capita.co.uk.

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  9. Revised North Somerset FMS report

    28/11/11

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    For North Somerset Schools

    The latest version of FMS 6.142 requires a modification of the North Somerset specific summary report. Users will be familiar with the need to refresh this file after each FMS upgrade to put the North Somerset version of the file in place.

    Before taking FMS 6.142, it is recommended that the existing shortcut on your desktop used to refresh the FMS file is deleted. This needs to be carried out on all workstations running FMS. When the shortcut is deleted, the new version can be downloaded.

    Follow the detailed instructions to delete the existing files, download the revised files and created a new refresh shortcut.

    Detailed instructions for the replacement of the North Somerset FMS report.

    Self Extracting Files

    1. When the new file has been put in place, the FMS 6.142 upgrade can proceed.
    2. Once completed, use the desktop shortcut to refresh the revised North Somerset report.

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  10. Revised North Somerset FMS report

    28/11/11

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    For North Somerset Schools

    The latest version of FMS 6.142 requires a modification of the North Somerset specific summary report. Users will be familiar with the need to refresh this file after each FMS upgrade to put the North Somerset version of the file in place.

    Before taking FMS 6.142, it is recommended that the existing shortcut on your desktop used to refresh the FMS file is deleted. This needs to be carried out on all workstations running FMS. When the shortcut is deleted, the new version can be downloaded.

    Follow the detailed instructions to delete the existing files, download the revised files and created a new refresh shortcut.

    Detailed instructions for the replacement of the North Somerset FMS report.

    Self Extracting Files

    1. When the new file has been put in place, the FMS 6.142 upgrade can proceed.
    2. Once completed, use the desktop shortcut to refresh the revised North Somerset report.

    Files

  11. Capita Education Service Desk Email Template

    1. Click Email ESD to create a new mail message addressed to esd@capita.co.uk.
    2. Complete the template and click Send.

    If you are unable to open the template using the link above, click here to show the template and copy it manually

  12. Capita Education Service Desk Fax Template

    1. Download the template to your computer.
    2. Open the template and complete it.
    3. Fax the completed template to 0844 893 7000.

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