For an inspiring two days, whatever your role, the SIMS Independent and International Conference provides the ideal opportunity to hear from industry experts and meet other independent and international schools to find out how they’re managing today’s key challenges.
This year’s conference theme is Inspiring Together. Every day you inspire thousands of pupils across the world which inspires us to create solutions for driving excellence in schools. Our conference will allow you to share experiences and ideas, taking inspiration from each other.
Our conference provides the ideal opportunity to hear from industry experts about key issues of today and to hear first-hand from a wide selection of independent and international schools who share their experiences of using SIMS.
We want everyone to come away having learnt something new, whatever your role, and however unique your school. Reporting, inspections, assessment, timetabling and the future of SIMS are just some of the topics covered in our programme of over 35 electives.
Networking and entertainment
This year’s event includes a black tie gala dinner followed by entertainment from British Comedy Award nominee, Milton Jones. Milton regularly appears on BBC’s Mock the Week.
Our wide range of inspirational speakers at this year’s conference include:
Head of SIMS Independent
Leading keynote speaker and author
Technical Project Manager
Sheffield High School for Girls
Wisbech Grammar School
Stamford Endowed School
Reading Blue Coat School
Danes Hill School
Information Commissioner's Office
Centre of Evaluation and Monitoring, Durham University
Leicester Grammar School
SIMS Development Manager
St Bedes College
The conference app
Our conference app will provide you with your agenda, elective schedule and allow you to take notes throughout the conference. We will be publishing all sorts of additional content on the app before the conference begins – you will be able to meet our team, contact other delegates, read blogs and enter our competition. You may even decide to post a selfie on our ‘selfie wall’, something that proved very popular last year!
To use the app, search for Capita CS events in either the App Store (for Apple devices), the Play Store (for Android devices) or use the web version - you will receive login details two weeks before the conference.
Join us for a packed programme of keynote speakers, school platform presentations and over 35 elective sessions
Check in and registration
Welcome drinks and social gathering for checked in delegates
Registration and refreshments
Conference programme starts
Afternoon programme including electives
Conference programme including electives
Frequently asked questions
If you have any questions or need any further information please feel free to
get in touch.
Q. We prepaid for our school places via Annual Maintenance – do we still need to book our places online?
A. Yes please as your online bookings capture the detail we require in order to provide you with the best possible conference experience; your personalised conference agenda, your dietary requirements and any special requests you may have. We also require this information to meet our Health and Safety obligations.
Q. What are the options and costs for attending the conference?
A. All of this information and more can be found in our conference brochure via My Account.
Q. What if I need to change my booking details once I have submitted my booking – can I do this via My Account?
A. Unfortunately not yet, so please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you need to make any changes