2024/2025 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. Our consultancies comprise of a mixture of on-site or remote sessions. 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 School Business Manager (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?

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.

Service Features

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).

Additional Information

Is there anything I need before the consultancy takes place?

Yes, your school will need to have SIMS or FMS6 operational on a SIMS server hosted in school. We can also provide consultancy to schools that use SIMS connected or SIMS Next Gen.

How many consultancy hours will I need?

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

Is training available for staff on how to use SIMS?

Education Digital Services School Applications Team provide SIMS training courses to all schools, including schools outside Lancashire.

To view and book available SIMS training courses, please visit our SIMS Training Courses page or contact EducationDigitalServices@lancashire.gov.uk for more information.