2021/2022 Service Definition

SIMS Assessment Manager Consultancy


What is it?

Our Assessment Manager Consultancy Service is designed to assist schools with the creation of Assessment Manager monitoring, tracking and reporting resources in SIMS. 

Why do I need it?

The consultancy will:

  • Enable your school to record, monitor and track pupil attainment and progress.
  • Allow you to analyse pupil performance including group analysis (actual versus target) and aspect analysis.
  • Assist you to generate professional termly reports to parents.
  • Ensure school staff have the necessary knowledge and skills to maintain the completed pupil tracking system.

What are the benefits?

  • Design and create an automated tracking and target-setting system which follows the data principle of 'enter once, use many times'.
  • A customised tracking system to suit your school.
  • Use 'traffic light’ colour coding to see whether students are making good progress or falling behind.
  • Once the data is recorded in SIMS Assessment Manager you can transform your data analysis with SIMS Discover – a powerful SIMS tool with a user-friendly drag-and-drop interface that enables you and your staff to analyse, monitor and present assessment data in a visual format.
  • Demonstrate how Programme of Study in SIMS allow Teachers to record attainment based on the National Curriculum subjects and strands.
  • Advise how Programme of Study can be adapted to suit the needs of your school.
  • Create full end of year student reports for parents - automatically compile professional interim student reports based upon grades recorded in SIMS and utilising Microsoft Word functionality. Once the consultancy has been completed, additional support requests will be via our ICT Service Centre My Incidents online form or via telephone on 0300 123 6797 (Option 1).
  • Amendments or new requests for SIMS Consultancy services should be commissioned separately.

What is included?

  • An initial consultation that will provide you with an estimated timescale and cost without obligation to proceed further.
  • Once agreed, designated consultancy slots will be planned in consultation with a named member of the Lancashire County Council Education Digital Services School Applications Team.
  • Advice and support will be provided to give school staff the necessary skills to create further required elements of the tracking system between consultancy slots.
  • The tracking system will be completed by the school on its own Management Information System.
  • Advice and support will be provided to give the school staff the skills to maintain and adapt the tracking system as required.

What is excluded?

  • Once the consultancy has been completed, additional support requests will be via our ICT Service Centre My Incidents online form or via telephone on 0300 123 6797 (Option 1).
  • Amendments or new requests for SIMS Consultancy services should be commissioned separately.

What does it cost?

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Additional information

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

Yes, the school must have SIMS operational on a SIMS server hosted within the school, in order to use this service.

School should ensure that the user undertaking the Assessment Manager Consultation Service has Assessment Manager Permissions in SIMS.

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

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

Are there any restrictions on this service?

Please note that our discounted price is offered to all schools purchasing either a SIMS Managed Service or SIMS Software Only support service. Schools purchasing our SIMS Finance (FMS) Only support service may only receive Finance-related consultancy services at our discounted rate, all other consultancies are charged at our standard rates.

All SIMS consultancies are subject to SIMS Consultant availability. This service is offered throughout the academic year.

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