Welcome to the Agilisys IMS booking website. Please find information and links to all the courses and events which Agilisys deliver to St Helens schools. All courses run in our training suite at Alexandra Business Park but can also be booked on site in the comfort of your own school using your own school data if you wish.
The training brochure is reviewed and published at the beginning of each term with new courses being added all the time.
We ran 2 FREE Taster sessions on Thursday 20th September which 14 schools attended. These sessions were a cut down version of 2 courses which will be now be offered to schools to make sure the we have the content right.
Feedback from both sessions was excellent, here are some of the comments:
"Excellent. Really practical and easy to follow."
"Lots of support. Glynis (Trainer) moved around regulalry checking our screens. I had not used any Mac previously and felt able to 'keep up' - Thanks!"
"Very interesting and informative with an extremely knowledgable trainer with all the answers you need."
So if your school has invested in Mac's or iPad's and you want to know how best to use them when planning lessons or getting the students to use them, then have a look at the range of different courses now on offer, which include:
- Using Macs in the Classroom, Straight out of the Box! – Half day course
- Using iPads in the Classroom - Half day course
- Getting Started with Mac - One day course
Have you recently moved from using Microsoft Office 2003 to 2007 or 2010?
Are you having difficulty in familiarising yourself with Office 2007 or 2010?
Office 2010 Overview half day course will give a brief introduction to the Office Applications.
Has your school recently undergone installation of Windows 7?
Do you want to familiarise yourself with the changes between Windows XP and Windows 7?
Windows 7 Overview – 1 hour course
If you wish to download a copy of the brochure for more details, you can do so by CLICKING HERE for a downloadable copy. Please note pdf will open in new window.
SIMS Discover Demonstration
Following requests to view Discover we have arranged two demonstrations to showcase the 'Discover' pupil data management package at Alexandra Park.
- Wednesday 7th November - 3.30 p.m. - 4.30 p.m. or
- Tuesday 13 November 10 a.m.
Local authority officers have been working in partnership with the Agilisys team to refine elements of this software to better support the narrowing the attainment gap agenda. This has resulted in the facility to more easily produce key data tables and graphs relating to vulnerable groups using information already in the SIMS system. The development particularly supports methodology already in use in primary schools. However, secondary colleagues would also benefit from the input as the model can easily be adapted for use in the secondary phase.
We would also like to briefly show you the Behaviour Management module within SIMS, that allows you to record Achievements and Behaviour which you have asked to see.
Please could you book your place via our website. Make a Booking / Category - Discover
New SIMS Courses for Autumn 2012
Reporting - We have designed half courses to concentrate on reporting from; Attendance, Lesson Monitor, Behaviour and Achievement, SEN and a Workshop. You have probably had some form of training within SIMS but maybe not explored the reporting suite.
Preparing Post 16 Data for the School Census Autumn 2012 Return - this is essential to attend to look at the new requirements and features within the Summer release.
Discover Overview – Discover is an application designed for high performance data analysis. Discover brings key information to you with straightforward drag and drop actions. This hands-on course provides an overview of the capabilities provided by Discover, to ensure that you can effectively use Discover to analyse your own school data. In conjunction with the LA we will demo the software as part of Narrowing the Gap Agenda.
Dinner Money – For schools that have purchased the licence and currently have dinner money installed on their SIMS system.
Using Assessment Tracking Effectively / Assessment Tracking Grids - your tracking system for pupil progress will be in place. These courses look at potential improvements that can be made and how to utilise the tracking grids.
As previously, due to the number of courses cancelled, primarily due to a lack of uptake, the courses are advertised with provisional dates. Once we have booking forms for at least 3 delegates for the same course, we will then arrange a mutually agreeable date for all delegates to attend, based upon the information that you give at the time of booking.
From time to time extra courses may be advertised separately dependant on specific issues which need to be addressed within schools. If you have a specific training need that is not covered in this brochure, please contact the SIMS team, via the normal service desk number, 0808 178 6996
We will now be providing special offers for courses so please be sure to check the offers section of this site to get all the information on the latest offers that are available for your school to take advantage of.
If you have any further requirements please do not hesitate to contact any of the team.