EIS Weekly Update – 23 July 20


Welcome to your weekly EIS Bulletin! 


We appreciate how busy your inbox can become, so EIS will only send out Support & News messages every Thursday. 

If there is something critical that our customers need to know immediately, we will of course send a message straightaway –

that way you will know the EIS email needs urgent action.


Below we have summarised what is new this week… if you have any queries, please get in touch!



Support Information

View all EIS Support Information on our Support Portal

Available to Contract Customers only – please contact EIS to discuss our support services




SIMS Summer Upgrade 7.194 – Exams Results Reporting

As part of the Summer upgrade (expected release Fri 17 July) of SIMS, Capita have added two Report routines to the exams related items within Sims.net under SIMS | Tools | Examinations (Candidate Statement of Results and Certification Broadsheet). Please find below the link to two videos provided by Capita showing these reports.

Please note both the original reports are still available within the Exams Organiser module and in particular that currently only the original ‘Candidate Statement of Results’ report has the option to ‘upload to the DMS’ to link the report directly to each student’s record.





SIMS-Summer2020-Product Update-Exams-Broadsheet



End of Year Procedures (EoY) – Support Information

We have added several resources for schools to use as they prepare and run through the end of year procedures. We would like to draw your attention to the following resources:



We have a dedicated end of year button on our support portal that will take you to links to resources. This is on our support portal homepage- https://support.eisit.uk/


There are also a wide variety of support videos for schools to use.


EoY Pastoral procedures- this includes 2 videos relating to CTF transfers both import and export. https://support.eisit.uk/info-notice/pastoral-end-of-year-procedures-videos-page/

EoY Academic procedures- this includes a recording of the webinar we held, sending a timetable, sending a cycle and options online. https://support.eisit.uk/info-notice/end-of-year-procedures-videos-page/


Information Notices

End of Year Procedure Notes:



There are also a number of reports that schools might find helpful in the EoY processes. These include:


Dedicated COVID-19 Support Page

The Education Systems Team have pulled together a number of articles and support documents for schools to use when managing issues such as attendance in SIMS. This page will be updated with any new items relating to the school closures and will keep you informed of any new information notice we issue to support schools at this challenging time.

You will need a KLZ log in to access this as it is on our support portal. Please click here to go to the page  https://support.eisit.uk/info-notice/covid-19-information-for-schools-regarding-sims/ 



Training & Events

View all EIS Training Courses on http://www.kentcpdonline.org.uk/


Post 16 Census Return – Webinar

Please register for our free webinar being held on Tuesday 8 September 2020. The session will cover the changes that have been made to the Post 16 Census Return.

To book for Tuesday 8 September 2020, 3pm to 4pm, please click the link below:


After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the training.



Producing the Autumn 2020 School Census using SIMS – Webinar

Please register for our free webinar being held on Tuesday 15 Sept 2020 – 11am to 12 noon on the link below:

This session will cover the routines required to produce the Autumn 2020 School Census in SIMS for Primary Schools, and Secondary Schools without Post 16 Students.


After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the training.


SIMS Training

Due to the current situation, we are not running SIMS training courses at any of our venues.  We are however able to offer one to one remote consultancies to cover specific parts of training courses. If you would be interested in a one to one remote training session, please contact us to discuss requirements and prices by logging a call with the ICT Service Desk.



Hot Off The Press!




The Kent Learning Zone (KLZ) will be undergoing hardware upgrades on Sunday 26 July 2020, from 08:00 until 15:00.

What’s happening

Starting on  Sunday 26 July 2020  between 08:00 – 15:00 all KLZ services will be unavailable:

  • KLZ Email
  • SIMS Remote Apps
  • SharePoint
  • Skype For Business

We apologies for any inconvenience this service disruption will cause.


Cantium/EIS Education Systems Team Survey

As part of our continual improvement cycle we ask schools to complete a survey at the end of the year so that we can reflect on where we as an MIS team can make improvements.

Please could you click on the link and complete the survey? It would be very much appreciated and should take less than 5 minutes.


Thank you



Medway NJC Pay Scales April 2020

We are still awaiting the new values for the Medway NJC Pay Scales from April 2020.  As soon as these are available we will issue a pay file to import into SIMS along with an Information Notice with instructions.

Thank you for your patience


For further information and to get in touch: