SIMS ‘Expert’ and Data Manager
Sutton Grammar School moved in September 2018 from a bespoke management information system to implement SIMS, one of the market leaders. We are up and running and want to develop our system rapidly to make the most of it and to train staff in its efficient use.
We seek an experienced user of SIMS to help us use its potential to the full. Initially we see this as a fixed term position for up to two years, setting up systems and helping academic and admin staff to use the flexibility of SIMS to the full. We can describe how we have done things before and you can bring your experience as a SIMS user to implement systems within SIMS to replicate or even improve on what we have done before. Organising training for staff and supporting staff at all levels will be part of the role.
Although this post is initially fixed term, the chance will be there for the person to become indispensable and the post to become permanent!
We are keen that managers and teachers in the school can have ready access to the data they need to manage the education of 1000 young people efficiently and well. Your role is to make information easily available to those that need it – both staff and parents.
Your office will be a comfortable air-conditioned office, shared with the timetable team during part of the year.
The job description gives the key tasks that we envisage you working on – the work will focus at the start in building up key usage areas such as Assessment Manager and making our reports as easy as possible for staff to complete and allowing the easy extraction of important information about students to support teachers, pastoral staff, parents, and giving managers a clear overall picture of results and performance. We have a Head of Computing Services who is very capable on the technical side and collaboration between the two postholders will ensure that SIMS operates smoothly for all users.
We would like this post to commence as soon as possible, subject to agreeing notice periods at any current post. We can be flexible with full or part time.
This is a new post.
This is a re-advertisement - the salary range has been increased at the top end to attract more candidates.