SIMS for Everyone
If you've never used SIMS before, or if you are looking to land a dream job in a school, SIMS for Beginners is a great place to start. From SIMS beginners, to advanced assessment analysis, this site has a range of courses for you.
Power BI Skills
Microsoft Power BI is fast becomming the de facto standard for analysing school data. You will find all the courses you need to become a Power BI guru for your school. I've created a set of courses that will show you all the key techniques that you'll need to create deep analyses of your school data.
Become a SIMS Assessment Expert
If you need to set up your school's SIMS Assessment marksheets, check out the SIMS Assessment training bundle (below). The bundle contains all the important skills and techniques that you'll need to become a key member of your school's data team. I've focused on teaching what you need to know to do your job and I've cut out all the useless stuff you don't need.
SIMS Assessment Manager Training Bundle
All the assessment courses on this site, in one big bundle. Useful for school data managers, senior leaders, school office staff and SIMS support professionals.
SIMS for Beginners
A first course for anyone new to SIMS. Learn essential skills for your career in primary or secondary schools.
SIMS + Power BI: Intermediate Skills
Create advanced Power BI analyses for your school automatically from SIMS
SIMS and Microsoft Power BI for beginners
A guide to creating your first Power BI analysis of SIMS data in less than an hour
Primary school data analysis using SIMS 2019
For primary schools using SIMS Assessment - analyse your key stage data using marksheets, excel reports and dashboards
Training for a Fantastic Career
Jobs in schools remain popular and with experienced data managers earning upwards of £30,000 getting the right skills is important. Working in schools, doing a meaningful job that can positively influence children's lives is a wonderful career.
Discounts for MATS
If you are part of a multi-academy trust (MAT) I can offer big discounts on site licenses and individual licenses. Contact me for more details.
The courses are available for you to view at any time and forever. Download the video to your smartphone or tablet to view them when you are away from WiFi.
Each video lecture is also available for download to your laptop or mobile device.
You can pay and get immediate access by PayPal or Credit/Debit card. Alternatively, if you email me a purchase order number from your school finance system I will arrange to invoice your school.
Try Before You Buy
Most of these courses include free lectures, so you can test drive the content before you commit.
Where to Start?
If you are completely new to SIMS then I recommend the SIMS for Beginners course.
If you are new to SIMS Assessment I recommend you take the Assessment Manager Key Skills. It is used by many schools to give staff the basic SIMS Assessment skills that will allow them to access the more complex later courses.
If you want use Power BI to analyse your school data, try the free Power BI for Beginners course