Capita Education Services (CES) have issued the following statement about their SIMS Teacher App product for Android Devices:
“As the number of schools using the SIMS Teacher App increases, we constantly monitor the take-up across the different platforms. We can see that the Apple iOS and Windows platforms are by far the most popular choices; however, for the Android platform, we have seen a much lower level of take-up by schools. After careful review, we have decided to focus solely on the iOS and Windows platforms going forward, and to withdraw the Android version of the SIMS Teacher App during the Autumn term 2017.
Availability and support for the SIMS Teacher App Android platform will be phased out during the Autumn 2017 term as follows:
- The Android version of the SIMS Teacher App will no longer be available from the Google Play Store from 30th September 2017.
- Support for the Android SIMS Teacher App will only be available for Android OS version 4.4.2 to version 5 up until 31st December 2017.
- Support for Android OS version 6 or above is unfortunately not available due to recent changes to the operating system that are incompatible with the SIMS Teacher App.
- Support for the Android version of the SIMS Teacher App will cease entirely from 31st December 2017.
The iOS and Windows versions of the Teacher app will still be fully supported to continue to provide a useful way for schools to help make everyday classroom administration tasks simple, where they use Apple or Windows compatible devices.
We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.”
As the SIMS Teacher App is purchased directly from CES by schools and academies, EIS has no central record of which of our customers will be affected by this announcement from CES. If your school is affected by this decision and you would like to discuss what options are available to you please contact EIS through the usual communication channels.