Assessment Manager Key Skills for Schools

On Line SIMS Training for Schools

Who Is This Course For?

This course is for anyone who needs to be able to create a basic assessment system in a school. So it's for data managers, senior leaders, teachers and potential school employees. It assumes no prior knowledge of assessment manager, but a familiarity with SIMS would be useful. Being online, it's particularly useful for members of staff who want to study in their own time, potential employees in schools and for staff from international schools.

What Will You Get Out Of This Course?

SIMS is installed in over 80% of schools in England and Wales (that's over 20,000 schools). Increasingly, a knowledge of SIMS is seen as an essential prerequisite of many school roles, from administration and class teaching jobs through to senior management roles. People who complete the course will get a thorough knowledge of the process of creating marksheets in SIMS Assessment Manager and will be able to use their knowledge to create new assessment resources for their own school.

Create a Working System as You Learn

Step-by-step, lesson-by-lesson this course builds a typical, fully-functional, robust model marksheet that you can use as a template to roll out a completed system for key stage four.

What Will Your School Get Out Of This Course?

Completing the this course will allow you to create a marksheet system to enter and analyse your school's most important key stage data. By providing a robust, industry-standard assessment system class teachers and senior managers will have more ownership of data, and deeper analysis, which can be tailored to suit the needs of your pupils in your school.

How Will Your Pupils Benefit?

Staff who know their pupils' data can 'paint the picture' of an individual child's progress and development over a number of years. Identifying strengths and weaknesses early allows for more effective targeted intervention and ultimately, higher attainment and faster progress.


This course has a focus on creating assessment systems for KS4 (GCSE and A Level qualifications). However, the techniques also make the course a good general introduction to KS1 through to KS3.

Scope of the Course

This course covers the following main areas:

  1. Aspect, grade sets and result sets
  2. Templates and marksheets
  3. Adding formulas and colours to marksheets
  4. Advanced marksheet analysis

A free preview of some of the modules is also available.

Accessing the Video Content in this Course

This course is mainly delivered through a set of video demonstrations. Some school internet filters may block this content. A demo video is provided for you to test the video content before you purchase the course. In the first instance, ask your school's technical support people to unblock this site. If you find your school still blocks the content, all is not lost! A link to download the videos is provided to allow you to download the content at home and bring into your school via your tablet, laptop or phone. Meanwhile, several lessons are available as free previews - an ideal place for you to check the videos before you purchase the course.


This course can be paid for now using any credit/debit card or Paypal. Alternatively, you can pay by cheque or school purchase order - send an email to [email protected]. If your finance officer needs them here are our details:

Company Name: School Analytics Ltd

Address: 26 Fearnhead Avenue, Horwich, Bolton, Lancs. BL6 7LJ

Company number: 07929374

If you pay online VAT will be added at checkout.

Get this course as part of the assessment bundle and save money

This course is also available as part of the Assessment Manager Training Course Bundle - all the assessment manager training modules in one cost effective bundle. Find out more here.

"Also, just to say your training course that I completed was excellent. It gave me a thorough understanding of templates and marksheets before I started in September"

- V O'Neil

Your Instructor

David Pott
David Pott

I'm an independent SIMS and Power BI consultant working with schools for over 15 years. I spend lots of time with different schools, talking about the best ways to use SIMS and Power BI and creating effective assessment and analysis systems.

Course Curriculum

  1: Aspects, grade sets and result sets
Available in days
days after you enroll

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact me in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.
How Can I Pay?
You can use any debit/credit card. If you want to send me a cheque or a school purchase order that's also good. Email them to [email protected] and I can usually get you up and running within 24 hours.

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