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  • SIMS Spring Census Guidance It’s the Spring School Census next week and to get you going with it we’ve got you the Producing the Census guides for you, along with some key information and some common issues. Read our blog for more details. The post SIMS Spring Census guidance appeared first on School Business Services.

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School Business Services Ltd
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  • SIMS Basics Webinar Happy New Year from the SBS MIS (SIMS) Team. We're excited to be beginning 2018 with a SIMS Basics Webinar this Spring Term! This blog features our SIMS Basics Webinar dates, information on content, booking details and a full list of our SIMS Training courses for 2018 - please share with staff and contacts who may be interested. The post SIMS Basics Webinar appeared first on S...

School Business Services Ltd
School Business Services Ltd
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  • Support Staff Pay Scales from April 2018 This weekend we have released updated values for support staff national pay scales effective from 1st April 2018. The new scales are Subject To Confirmation (STC) while we wait for official news about the rates in Inner London, Outer London and London Fringe, and indeed until unions accept the pay offer. The post Support Staff Pay Scales from April 2018 app...

School Business Services Ltd
School Business Services Ltd
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  • Happy New Year from the SBS Finance & Business team! It was lovely to see that 130 people are on the Department of Education 2018 New Year Honours list. Particularly rewarding to see many Governors and several School Business and Office staff being recognised for their contributions. Read our blog for more details about the year ahead. The post Happy New Year from the SBS Finance & Business team! ...

School Business Services Ltd
School Business Services Ltd
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  • Handling a School Closure in SIMS – Snow! It’s starting to look a bit like Christmas with snow falling all around us, but whilst it’s lovely to look at from the comfort of your home, it can also cause havoc for schools and it might be necessary to close your school. Read our blog for more details about 'Creating an Exceptional Circumstance' in SIMS. The post Handling a School Closure in SIMS – Sno...

School Business Services Ltd
School Business Services Ltd
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  • Preparing for your Spring Census 2018 With the spring 2018 Census fast approaching here are some dates and documents to help you get prepared. We’ll be back to you in the new year with more information as usual along with the production documents. Read our blog for more details. The post Preparing for your Spring Census 2018 appeared first on School Business Services.

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  • National Living and Minimum Wage April 2018 The Government have announced that with effect from 1 April 2018 the National Living Wage (NLW) and National Minimum Wage (NMW) will increase. Read our blog for more details. The post National Living and Minimum Wage April 2018 appeared first on School Business Services.

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  • Changes to statutory maternity and sick pay rates in 2018 The government has recently announced the changes to statutory maternity and sick pay rates in 2018. This includes maternity, adoption, paternity and shared parental pay. Read our blog for more details. The post Changes to statutory maternity and sick pay rates in 2018 appeared first on School Business Services.

School Business Services Ltd
School Business Services Ltd
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  • Important information about your SIMS upgrade An issue has been found regarding the latest SIMS upgrade and Sophos Intercept X. With all the excitement around the new upgrade we’ve unfortunately been made aware of an issue that will stop the upgrade from happening correctly. Read our blog for more details. The post Important information about your SIMS upgrade appeared first on School Business Ser...

School Business Services Ltd
School Business Services Ltd
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  • More information about our Exams Officer training A reminder about our Exams Officer training which is just a few weeks away! This blog features screenshots of course content, information about the trainer, booking details and more... The post More information about our Exams Officer training appeared first on School Business Services.

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  • SIMS Upgrade Autumn 2017 Sing! Dance! Throw a party! …Okay, maybe don’t get too excited, it’s just the new SIMS Upgrade. We are starting to contact schools to arrange your upgrade over the next few weeks but there is one thing you must have done before we can do this. The post SIMS Autumn 2017 Upgrade – v7.178 appeared first on School Business Services.

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School Business Services Ltd
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  • School Workforce Census Autumn 2017 With November rapidly approaching and the half term break finishing it’s time to start looking forward to the School Workforce Census Autumn 2017. Here you are going to find the how to guides, and some of the more common queries and issues for this years return. The post School Workforce Census Autumn 2017 appeared first on School Business Services.

School Business Services Ltd
School Business Services Ltd
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  • Exams Officer training delivered by Paula Wood We're excited to announce that Paula Wood has recently joined the SBS MIS team. Paula has an outstanding national reputation amongst Examinations Officers and she is well known for offering training which is informative, interactive and enjoyable. In November and December, Paula is delivering a one-day course that is ideal for schools with individuals...

School Business Services Ltd
School Business Services Ltd
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  • Importing Updated Exams Results At this time of the year you may be getting in some updated results and wondering how to get these into SIMS and Exams Organiser. The post Importing Updated Exams Results appeared first on School Business Services.

School Business Services Ltd
School Business Services Ltd
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  • Are robots the future of customer service? Customer satisfaction and optimising the customer experience should be at the top of the agenda for any business and SBS is no exception. The post Are robots the future of customer service? appeared first on School Business Services.

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School Business Services Ltd
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  • Autumn Census 2017 - Fileset 704 Please ensure that you have had your Summer upgrade and are on SIMS 7.166 before you carry out the instructions in this blog. The post Autumn Census 2017 – Fileset 704 appeared first on School Business Services.

School Business Services Ltd
School Business Services Ltd
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  • SIMS Autumn Census guidance With October coming around fast it’s time again for that joyous thing that is the October School Census. To help with carrying it out we’ve gathered all of the guides and dates, together with the latest fileset into one place. The post SIMS Autumn Census guidance appeared first on School Business Services.

School Business Services Ltd
School Business Services Ltd
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  • Your updated Pupil Premium 2017/18 As many of you are no doubt aware, your Pupil Premium 'ticks' will not have carried over from last year and so will need to be re-entered. The post Your updated Pupil Premium 2017/18 appeared first on School Business Services.

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  • Changes to the School Teachers Pay and Conditions Document (STPCD) The new STPCD 2017 has now been published by the DfE with recommendations from the School Teachers Review Body. The post School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions Document (STPCD) 2017 appeared first on School Business Services.

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School Business Services Ltd
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Summer Reading

  • Our top five SBM reads for the summer July is often the month that the ESFA publishes its summer blockbusters, so that business managers in schools and academies have some essential reading for their beach holidays. The post Summer Reading appeared first on School Business Services.

School Business Services Ltd
School Business Services Ltd
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  • Changes to employment tribunal fees In July 2013 the Government introduced the Employment Tribunals and Employment Appeal Tribunal Fees Order 2013, which required all individuals to pay a fee to bring a claim to tribunal. The post Supreme Court decides that employment tribunal fees system is unlawful appeared first on School Business Services.

School Business Services Ltd
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  • Teachers' Pay from September 2017 All teacher pay scales have been increased by 1% from 1st September 2017, except for M1 to M6 which have been increased by 2%. Schools with pay structures for teachers which fall outside of these national scales can introduce custom salary scales. The post Teachers’ Pay Scales from September 2017 appeared first on School Business Services.

School Business Services Ltd
School Business Services Ltd
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  • SIMS Exams - Results day guidance As the academic year draws to a close and we look ahead to the summer holidays, Exams Officers in particular are turning their attentions to preparations for the results days. The post SIMS Exams – results day guidance updated for 2017 appeared first on School Business Services.

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School Business Services Ltd
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July Shorts

  • July Shorts There have been a number of announcements these last few weeks – so here is your one stop source to all the information you need. The post July Shorts appeared first on School Business Services.

School Business Services Ltd
School Business Services Ltd
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  • SBS Online Update - In-Year Balances plus more The latest SBS Online update contains a new in-year row balance for several reports, maximum scales for teacher contracts, and improvements to Excel exports and other commitments in the Budget Monitor. The post SBS Online Update – In-Year Balances plus more appeared first on School Business Services.

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School Business Services Ltd
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  • Dear Accounting Officer - Dates for your diary Peter Lauener, Chief Executive of the ESFA, has written to all academy accounting officers and chief finance officers setting out a timetable for reports over the next 13 months. This includes the new Land and Buildings Collection Tool (LBCT) which is due for submission in October. The post Dear Accounting Officer – Land and Buildings Collection Tool ...

School Business Services Ltd
School Business Services Ltd
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SIMS Summer Release

  • SIMS Summer Release The SIMS Summer Release is due for release on Friday 30th June 2017 and includes several enhancements and new areas of functionality The post SIMS Summer Release appeared first on School Business Services.

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School Business Services Ltd
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  • Introducing Schools Broadband We are proud to announce our partnership with Schools Broadband to provide a comprehensive internet service for schools. The post Introducing Schools Broadband appeared first on School Business Services.

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