The accolade was presented during a ceremony held at The Brewery in London on 20th January.
Julie Booth, head of SIMS Independent, said: “We are thrilled that SIMS Assessment with the SIMS Teacher app have been recognised with a Bett award.
“Schools increasingly want to be able to assess their pupils and monitor progress whenever and wherever learning is taking place. With SIMS Assessment and the SIMS Teacher app, teachers have the flexibility they need to record assessment results, take attendance quickly and easily or give out merits for a child’s achievement and conduct – whether they are in class, out on the sports field or even during a stage performance. Teachers are then freed from their desks to do what they do best – teach children.”
What sets SIMS Assessment apart is that it provides a clearly defined framework for assessment that can be customised to meet the unique needs of a school. With automatic links to the student data held in SIMS, it is a simple task to build a complete picture of a pupil’s progress, bringing information such as their attendance, behaviour and details of special educational needs in to the mix. This gives senior leaders an accurate picture of how individuals and the school as a whole are performing.
Teachers can record assessments or note evidence of learning in the classroom as it happens using SIMS Assessment or the SIMS Teacher app. SIMS Assessment further enables teachers to instantly assess a student’s progress using all the latest information held by the school. Attainment and progress can be recorded quickly and easily which means any school using the software can identify individual strengths and weaknesses, no matter how they choose to deliver the curriculum or assess children.
David Middlebrough, assistant head (curriculum), at King Edward’s School in Bath, says: “Our teachers find the SIMS Teacher app very straightforward to use and appreciate both the convenience and speed of access to carry out tasks, such as registration, entering assessment grades and giving out achievement awards. In fact, teachers with mobile devices are using the app in preference to their PCs, as it is quick and intuitive to use, with very little training needed.”