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  • SBS Online Update – In-Year Balances plus more
    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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  • Dear Accounting Officer – Land and Buildings Collection Tool
    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 ...
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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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  • Introducing Schools Broadband
    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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  • Annual Budget Forecast 2017
    Flaming June This week's school finance updates include: - Academies Budget Forecast Return - Local Government Pension Schemes - Teachers’ Pension Scheme The post Annual Budget Forecast 2017 appeared first on School Business Services.
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  • SIMS Patch to update Performance Indicators
    SIMS Patch to update Performance Indicators Following feedback from SIMS users, Capita have released a patch (number 23087) designed to help address some concerns raised regarding the accurate updating of performance indicators. The post SIMS Patch to update Performance Indicators appeared first on School Business Services.
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  • New Profile Report & Other Improvements
    New Profile Report Our June SBS Online update is led by the new Profile Report and Multi-School version. This report lays out your budget month by month so you can see at a glance your planned monthly income and expenditure, helping you to keep a better grip on your cash flow. This month we are also introducing new features for: - Budget upload - Bulk clear budget monitors - Hide national scales -...
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  • SIMS End of Year Procedures
    SIMS End of Year Procedures The final half term of the academic year means it's time to prepare for and carry out the SIMS end of year procedures, including creating a new academic year, setting up next year’s registration and year groups and the promotion of pupil/students from one year into the next. The post SIMS End of Year Procedures appeared first on School Business Services.
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  • Intermediaries Legislation (IR35)
    Changes to Intermediaries Legislation (IR35) and what this means for your school The HMRC has recently announced changes to the Intermediaries Legislation and all public-sector employers are responsible for assessing any workers paid through an intermediary to see if IR35 applies. The post Intermediaries Legislation (IR35) appeared first on School Business Services.
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  • Advice for schools on the Ransomware crisis
    Advice for schools on the Ransomware crisis Following the recent NHS Ransomware crisis, as well as many other organisations being impacted, we feel it is important to send out an update on this subject. The post Advice for schools on the Ransomware crisis appeared first on School Business Services.
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  • May Returns
    Not some political prophecy, but a look at this month’s academy returns. Academies are reminded that their Budget Forecast Return – Outturn must be submitted by Friday 19th May. The post May Returns appeared first on School Business Services.
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  • New SIMS Training Course – SIMS Interventions
    New SIMS Training Course - SIMS Interventions Designed to help teachers and SLT track underperforming pupils, SIMS Interventions enables schools to plan, run and monitor both the cost and impact of any intervention. The post New SIMS Training Course – SIMS Interventions appeared first on School Business Services.
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  • Known Issue with SIMS Attendance ‘Today’s Register Report’
    Known Issue with SIMS Attendance 'Today's Register Report' Many schools have reported an issue with running the Today's Register Report via Reports | Attendance | Whole Group Pupil Reports. Capita SIMS are aware of this issue and are working on a patch to fix the issue. The post Known Issue with SIMS Attendance ‘Today’s Register Report’ appeared first on School Business Services.
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  • Is your school going to be used as a polling station?
    Is your school going to be used as a polling station? If so, you will need to add the school closure as an Exceptional Circumstance in SIMS using the '#' code. The post Is your school going to be used as a polling station? appeared first on School Business Services.
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  • Performance Measures for England 2017 – Important News
    IMPORTANT NEWS: Performance Measures for England 2017 Did you know that this summer Capita SIMS will not be creating a Performance Measures file (PM file) for English schools? The post Performance Measures for England 2017 – Important News appeared first on School Business Services.
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  • SIMS Summer Census guidance
    SIMS Summer Census guidance Our phase-specific documentation will take you step by step through the preparation and production of the Census return. The post SIMS Summer Census guidance appeared first on School Business Services.
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  • SBS Online’s Funding Predictor
    New Funding Predictor for schools, academies and MATs SBS Online’s Funding Predictor allows users to forecast income for five years by referencing student numbers, the latest funding formulae and Local Authority (LA) rates. The software will accurately calculate AWPU, IDACI, FSM, EAL, prior attainment, MFG, ESG protection and other funding elements. As budgets continue to be squeezed the Funding P...
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  • The DfE, SARA and what it means for academies
    The DfE, SARA and what it means for academies In this blog we look a little deeper into why academies are required to complete additional financial returns and catch up on other EFA news: - New Sector Annual Report and Accounts (SARA) - Insurance top-up funding - Condition improvement fund - Monthly data collection for TPS The post The DfE, SARA and what it means for academies appeared first on Sc...
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  • Capita SIMS announces a major refresh
    Capita SIMS announces a major refresh Have you heard about the next generation of SIMS? Capita have completely redesigned it’s SIMS system from the ground up. The changes start with the release of a redeveloped version of SIMS for primary schools in Spring 2018. The post Capita SIMS announces a major refresh appeared first on School Business Services.
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  • Academy Budget Forecast Return – One Becomes Two
    Academy Budget Forecast Return - One becomes two The latest ‘Dear Accounting Officer’ letter from the EFA sets out their plans to replace the Academy Budget Forecast Return, due in July, with two returns. Be prepared for the new return, due in May, with an updated Academic Year Planner which lists key events and deadlines for academies in the coming year. The post Academy Budget Forecast Return –...
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  • SIMS End of Key Stage
    The 2016/2017 key stage tests phase commences soon with the Key Stage 2 tests taking place in the week beginning Monday 8th May. As you will know, key stage tests come at a very busy time for schools with both the test administration and preparation of SIMS for data entry and submission. Here you will find […] The post SIMS End of Key Stage appeared first on School Business Services.
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  • Effect of the new Budget on schools
    Effect of the new Budget on schools A week after the Budget we look at reactions to the announcements affecting the education sector. Budget Shorts A number of education reforms were announced in the chancellor’s Budget speech, which are designed to help address the UK’s current skills shortage. Others have written about the various areas […] The post Effect of the new Budget on schools appeared f...
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  • A guide to gender pay gap reporting and what it means for your school
    More than 35 years after the United Kingdom’s Equal Pay Act was introduced, the Office for National Statistics released a report that found on average women earn around 19.2% less than men in the UK. In an attempt to tackle this issue, the UK Government has published the Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap Information) […] The post A guide to gender pay gap reporting and what it means for your schoo...
  • SIMS Spring Release 2017
    The next SIMS update is due for release on Friday 10th March 2017. If we usually run the upgrade for you, please contact our MIS Service Desk on 0345 222 1551 • Option 3 as soon as possible so that we can book in a date. Please ensure that you also agree this date with your […] The post SIMS Spring Release 2017 appeared first on School Business Services.
  • Much To Do In March
    After ‘Marching On’ – Hare’s another blog to ensure you are the best informed person in your school on finance and business matters. From The EFA The EFA have reminded academies, that after extending its deadline, all Academy Accounts Returns (AAR) should have been uploaded by 28 February. Those academies that have still to submit […] The post Much To Do In March appeared first on School Business ...
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  • Updates to the Green Book Conditions of Service document
    The Green Book, which applies to all support staff working in schools, has been updated to reflect the changes introduced since the existing 2005 version was published. The updated Green Book Conditions of Service document now includes: All pay scales and allowances from 1997 to 2017 inclusive The revised maternity scheme, which was introduced in […] The post Updates to the Green Book Conditions o...
  • Marching On!
    In this week’s blog we remind you what is in the EFA Planner prior to Easter and look at some changes to business rates and pensions that will come into force shortly. From the EFA Planner Action: academies to determine admission arrangements Deadline: academies admission appeals timetable by 28 February Deadline: academies to submit full […] The post Marching On! appeared first on School Business...
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  • Update – Schools receive phishing emails posing as headteachers
    Following on from our blog last month about schools receiving Vishing (‘Voice phishing’) phone calls from fraudsters posing as ‘Department of Education’ officials, please be aware that school staff are receiving phishing emails posing as headteachers that request payment transfers. What activity has been reported? a member of staff (such as the School Business Manager) […] The post Update – School...
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  • 2017/2018 National Insurance Rates for SIMS
    The new 2017/2018 National Insurance table rates will need to be added to SIMS Personnel. The following table displays the new rates: Band Upper Monthly Earnings Limit Lower Monthly Earnings Limit Rate 1 Rate 2 1  490.00 0.00 0.0000 0.0000 2 672.00 490.01 0.0000 0.0000 3  680.00 672.01 0.0000 0.0000 4 3337.00 680.01 13.8000 13.8000 […] The post 2017/2018 National Insurance Rates for SIMS appeared ...
  • The importance of school server room maintenance
    Server rooms are important areas of schools that require regular maintenance. School server room maintenance helps to retain ICT performance, conserve the condition of your equipment and minimise the impact of disasters. Server rooms house a wealth of electrical equipment which generates a significant amount of heat. As a result they can be the origin […] The post The importance of school server r...
  • How to Save £1 Billion
    The Department for Education has issued further support to schools and academies to increase the value for money delivered – giving support to save £1 billion a year. We would urge all schools and academies (both staff and governors) to take note of the support as they deal with the challenge of smaller budgets. School’s […] The post How to Save £1 Billion appeared first on School Business Service...
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  • SIMS Exams – New Gradesets – patch 22729
    The Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ) have released new Gradesets to match new Basedata. The following gradesets have been introduced: Gradesets 48 to 57, relating to variations of GCSEs Gradeset 58 (Applied General Units) and 59 (Applied General Awards) Patch 22729 ensures that basedata containing these new grades can be imported. Exams Organiser may reject any […] The post SIMS Exams – New ...
  • Statutory Analysis Reports for KS1 and KS2
    Capita have recently updated their KS1 and KS2 analysis tools to incorporate the revised measures for 2015/16. These can be downloaded from the links further down the page (refer to the steps shown on how to do this). These SIMS Assessment templates and the associated reports enable you to compare results for key pupil groups in your […] The post Statutory Analysis Reports for KS1 and KS2 appeared...
  • Top tips to keep children safe online
    To keep children safe online, it is important that schools acknowledge the key areas of action, promote engagement and awareness and involve the different responsible parties: eSafety learning - As an ongoing initiative or ideally, across the school curriculum, educate children about eSafety regularly so that it is fresh in their minds. Annual reminders aren’t […] The post Top tips to keep childre...
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  • January Update
    As academies struggled to submit their AAR by the January deadline here is some news you may have missed. Academy Accounts Return As extensively reported, Peter Lauener has written to all academies postponing the deadline for the Academies Accounts Return (AAR) until Tuesday 28th February. If academies continue to have issues they should first consult […] The post January Update appeared first on ...
  • SBS Online 2017/18 National Insurance Calculations
    The new 2017/18 National Insurance table is now available to apply to your budgets. From April 2017, the employer’s contribution rate of 13.8% will remain the same, but the thresholds have increased slightly. You are therefore strongly advised to apply the 2017/18 NI table in all of your unfixed budgets to ensure your staff costs […] The post SBS Online 2017/18 National Insurance Calculations appe...
  • Progress 8 and Attainment 8
    Progress 8 and Attainment 8 are hot topics right now. Last Thursday, when most schools and academies were running their Census, the DfE published the national performance tables for Key Stages 4 and 5 and for the first time, these measures were published as Attainment 8 and Progress 8 (each on a scale of 1 […] The post Progress 8 and Attainment 8 appeared first on School Business Services.
  • Top tips after academy conversion
    Your Guide Post-Academisation Converting to an academy gives schools a new level of financial management freedom, but also additional responsibilities and workload to meet the requirements of Financial Sustainability, Management and Governance (FSMG). The guide below offers top tips on how to meet the new obligations, and ideas on how individual academies and trusts can […] The post Top tips after...
  • Spring Census 2017 – COLLECT issue resolved
    Further to our blog post yesterday afternoon we can confirm that the DfE have fixed the issue affecting Census file uploads to COLLECT. Please contact us if you require any assistance with your Spring Census or any other SIMS issues, on 0345 222 1551 • Option 3 or email the SIMS Service Desk. The post Spring Census 2017 – COLLECT issue resolved appeared first on School Business Services.
  • Spring Census 2017 – Issues with COLLECT upload
    This post is for all schools and academies who upload their Census files straight to COLLECT. We have been made aware of an issue whereby some authorised files are not uploading and COLLECT is generating the following error: This problem is being encountered by all types of schools and academies nationally. We are currently waiting […] The post Spring Census 2017 – Issues with COLLECT upload appea...
  • CES (Catholic Education Service) Census 2017
    The CES Census 2017 is this Thursday (19th January) – the same date as the Spring Census for the DfE. The Catholic Education Service has many resources to support schools with this return including a Quick Start guide for SIMS and comprehensive preparation and completion guidance. You will also find the dates for submission based on the diocese that your […] The post CES (Catholic Education Servic...
  • Academies Accounts Return
    Academies having submitted their Annual Report and Accounts to the EFA by the 31 December 2016, will be aware that they must now submit their Academies Accounts Return by 31 January 2017. The EFA has introduced a new process for submitting the annual return (click here for further information). However, the EFA is aware that […] The post Academies Accounts Return appeared first on School Business ...
  • New Update and Happy New Year!
    Happy New Year to all of our customers and best wishes for 2017! The latest SBS Online update contains improvements to Staff Contracts, National Insurance calculations, multi-school KPIs, the default budget process, notes on the Payroll Reconciliation and some minor bug fixes. Salary Adjustment in Staff Contracts Salary details on Staff Contracts now have a […] The post New Update and Happy New Ye...
  • Gender pay gap reporting webinar
    Gender pay gap reporting webinar We uncovered a useful webinar on gender pay gap reporting by XpertHR which might be of interest to a number of academies and independent schools. The aim of the webinar, which takes place on Wednesday 8 February at 2pm – 3pm, is to help you determine whether or not your organisation […] The post Gender pay gap reporting webinar appeared first on School Business Ser...

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