SIMS data tidy and housekeeping

Accurate data assists in the safeguarding of pupils and improves schools’ ability to report and analyse effectively. Through the demonstration of best practice, this course offers schools the opportunity to improve the quality of data held within the SIMS database

One day course

This course is for staff responsible for the quality of data held in the SIMS database and the management of the associated SIMS files and resources.  

Course pre-requisites

A working knowledge of SIMS with particular regard to SIMS pupil and contact records. 

Course content and methodology

By the end of the course you will have gained an understanding of the following:

  • best practices for address management
  • contact management including sibling links
  • user defined groups
  • managing agents and agencies
  • bulk update routines to manage pupil and parental contact details
  • data housekeeping


Price per delegate


Course code




Telephone: 01962 718 600

Course provided by Hampshire Teaching and Leadership College.