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MIS Systems Thread, Where have all the new Year 7's gone? in Technical; Rushing around over Summer getting things ready for Electronic Registration with Lesson Monitor in SIMS. Staff in today, so rushing ...
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    Where have all the new Year 7's gone?

    Rushing around over Summer getting things ready for Electronic Registration with Lesson Monitor in SIMS. Staff in today, so rushing around sorting out little problems with SIMS not running/updating/etc. Then someone notices, "hang on, where are all the Year 7's?"

    Although the timetable is in place, the new intake are in SIMS it would appear that they havent been assigned correctly to classes even though the systems says they have!!!! WTF?

    All this planning, selling the idea to teachers and we can't register the new intake on their first day electronic!!!!

    BM and DH having frantic phonecalls to Capita trying to solve it, still don't know if they have yet!!!

    Just as it was going so well!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by FragglePete View Post
    Electronic Registration with Lesson Monitor in SIMS.
    You just found the problem. Right there. Go on, you're allowed to weep.

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    one thing that almost caused us a problem was having the new pupils joining the school before the first day of the academic year, they'd basically join the school one day as one year then automatically get promoted to the year above on the first day of the academic year :/

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    Sims + Registration = bad idea

    We use out own custom flash/web based software and it works really well.

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    We have entered the pupils timetables and class lists no less than 8 times now but SIMS keeps losing them. Neither Capita nor our LEA IT team know what the problem is. The sooner Labour get out of power making room for the Tories to start taking back handers off another company the better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by j17sparky View Post
    The sooner Labour get out of power making room for the Tories to start taking back handers off another company the better.
    Hmm, that's not entirely fair. AFAIK it's your LEA who decides you're going to use SIMS. Although perhaps the conservatives wouldn't be quite so keen to sell our schools off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by j17sparky View Post
    We have entered the pupils timetables and class lists no less than 8 times now but SIMS keeps losing them. Neither Capita nor our LEA IT team know what the problem is. The sooner Labour get out of power making room for the Tories to start taking back handers off another company the better.
    ROFLAMO!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ittech View Post
    Sims + Registration = bad idea

    We use out own custom flash/web based software and it works really well.
    Not true at all - we've been using reg and lesson monitor for ages and they both work a treat.

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    Schools are free to choose whatever MIS they want.

    If the lea has a preferred solution doesn't mean you have to use it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by plexer View Post
    Schools are free to choose whatever MIS they want.

    If the lea has a preferred solution doesn't mean you have to use it.

    Ben
    Got to agree, our school chose Facility!!! Although initially there were problems, now it seems stable, and dare i say it working ok for last two years...... Fingers crossed and touching wood....

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    Quote Originally Posted by plexer View Post
    Schools are free to choose whatever MIS they want.

    If the lea has a preferred solution doesn't mean you have to use it.

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    True, but I'm yet to find a school brave enough to do so (if you know of any, do please correct me). The support that they can provide is very valuable, and SMTs are often unwilling to feel that they are on their own. So in practice, the LEA's recommendation is generally law.

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    Norfolk has several high schools that I know of that haven't gone with the LEA preffered solution of Phoenix E1.

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    Fair enough, of course there are some but the majority will be going with the LEA's recommendation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by powdarrmonkey View Post
    Fair enough, of course there are some but the majority will be going with the LEA's recommendation.
    In Northumberland, we have most the high schools on facility even though the preferred solution from the county is sims.

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    FragglePete, are your Year7's 'Admitted' or are they still just 'Accepted'?

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