2023/2024 Service Definition

SIMS Consultancy

About the Service

The SIMS Consultancy service provides a wide range of specialist consultancy services to complement the use of SIMS or FMS6 in schools. This on-demand service is available to any school either on-site or remotely.

Example consultancy sessions include:

  • SIMS Assessment Manager Consultancy and Setup Service
  • SIMS Exam Results Preparation Service
  • SIMS Primary School Consultancy for new School Business Manager (SBM) /Administrator
  • SIMS Primary Year End Setup Service
  • SIMS Promoting the School Timetable – Summer Term
  • Assisted School Workforce Census Setup Service
  • SIMS Secondary Year End Setup Service
  • SIMS Timetable Consultancy Service

Please see below for our full list of SIMS Consultancies.

Consultancy Services Available

What are the benefits?

This service provides customised support, advice or guidance specific to your school's business requirements. By using our SIMS Consultancy services you can be assured you are providing the very best support and guidance for your staff.

Our expert SIMS consultants can support you throughout the school year, whether it is setting up your new academic year in SIMS or creating your school's timetable. This year we are also introducing a new option "Primary School Consultancy for new SBM/Administrator", especially to help new school staff get started effectively with SIMS.

If you are aiming to shake up your school MIS or just get more from SIMS, our SIMS consultants can help you achieve more with SIMS.

What's Included?

Service Features

The SIMS Consultancy Service is charged on an hourly basis. We will provide a quote for the service following the initial telephone consultation to establish your school's requirements.

Feature Description

Initial Consultation

For complex consultancies we provide an initial telephone or MS Teams consultation to assess your school's business requirements, prior to providing you with a no obligation quote.

Consultancy Sessions

Our consultancy sessions are provided by one of our SIMS specialist consultants. Sessions are face-to-face or remote using MS Teams (as agreed in your quote). See the full list of available sessions in the pricing table below.

Additional Information

How do I make a booking?

Please contact EducationDigitalServices@Lancashire.gov.uk to arrange a booking.

Is there anything I need to have in place before I can use this service?

Yes, the school will need to have SIMS or FMS6 operational on a SIMS server hosted within the school, in order to utilise this service.

How many consultancy hours are included as part of this service?

This is dependent on the school's requirements. A no obligation quote for costs and timescale for delivery are provided following an initial consultation.

Are training services also available?

Lancashire County Council's Learning and Development Team provides a range of face-to-face training courses at its training centre in Lancashire. These are open to all schools, including those outside Lancashire. Contact skillslearninganddevelopment@lancashire.gov.uk for more information.