Capita Education Software Solutions

We believe in the
power of education.

It exists to awaken minds and create hope.
It has capacity to shape our ideas, beliefs, society and culture. And the ability to influence, not only our identity, but also our meaning and purpose. It's the most empowering force in the world.

Working with 21,000 schools and 220 universities and further education colleges in 49 countries worldwide, our pioneering software solutions provide instant access to information on emerging trends and highlighting areas of excellence and underperformance. The insight our software delivers improves decision making and simplifies communication with staff, parents and students.

We exist to make the process of education simpler, and help raise standards in teaching and learning.

Our education software solutions and your relentless commitment helps ensure every student has the best opportunity to succeed.

Together. We empower education.

Case studies

Education gives us belief
that we can 'do more'.

Please select a relevant case study below to find out more about how our award-winning products help raise pupil achievement and drive school improvement on a daily basis.


Who's exhibiting

Bett is the leading education technology event in the UK and we'll be on stand B190 this year to showcase the latest from Capita Education Software Solutions.



SIMS

Capita SIMS is the management information system that enables 21,000 schools in England, Wales and Northern Ireland to manage student, staff and parent data and drive school improvement. Visit us at Bett 2018 to discover the next generation of SIMS, including SIMS Primary, SIMS Finance and our new parental engagement tool that helps you to comply with GDPR.

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SIMS Independent

SIMS Independent is the management information system of choice for over 700 leading private schools.  SIMS pushes key data to busy teachers and school leaders, providing a comprehensive, centralised view of the data required to ensure every pupil achieves their full potential and support the continued success of your school.

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SIMS International

SIMS International is the management information system of choice for over 21,000 schools in 49 countries across the world. SIMS holds a comprehensive range of data all in one place enabling you to present an informative picture of each individual student’s progress.

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MLS Reading Cloud

MLS provide library management systems for all academic levels. We serve infant, primary, secondary schools and colleges with the Reading Cloud. The Reading Cloud is used by thousands of schools, engaging children in reading for pleasure, driving a lifelong love of reading.

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UNIT-e Further Education

UNIT-e enables colleges to manage student, staff, apprentice and employer relationships from a single, integrated MIS. From making the enquiry and application process as streamlined as possible, through to automating communication with exam boards, UNIT-e allows colleges to make informed decisions at each stage of the student lifecycle.

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UNIT-e Higher Education

UNIT-e delivers an integrated student information management solutions that puts the power of your MIS firmly into the hands of your students and staff. A flexible, future-ready solution for HE, UNIT-e can be customised to meet your university’s needs now, and as they evolve to stay ahead in challenging times.

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What's on

We’ll have plenty of workshops and presentations in our content hub on stand to suit your job role within the institution. This includes sessions for senior leaders, teachers, support staff, IT staff, librarians, academics and staff responsible for engaging with parents and students.

Simply click to the icon to add the session to your diary

  • Wed 24th Jan 2018

    10.15 - 10.30 Empower

    Learn how SIMS Primary can EMPOWER teachers by simplifying classroom tasks and giving them the information they need, when they need it.

    10.45 - 11.00 Improve

    Learn how the ground-breaking MLS Impact Through Reading programme helps measure and IMPROVE attitudes to reading.

    11.15 - 11.30 Engage

    Understand how the new SIMS Parent Lite app will help ENGAGE 1000s of parents (and help schools meet their GDPR obligations).

    11.45 - 12.00 Advance

    See how SIMS Finance will significantly ADVANCE the way academies and MATs manage financial data by providing transparency with consolidated interactive charts and reports.

    12.15 - 12.30 Transform

    With five schools in the trust using the new software, learn how SIMS Primary is already helping to TRANSFORM the use of data in the Diocese of Worcester Multi-Academy Trust.

    12.45 - 1.00 Motivate

    Hear how hugely popular children's author Steve Cole uses his ‘Astrosaurs’ and ‘Young James Bond’ stories to inspire and MOTIVATE young readers.

    1.15 - 1.30 Enhance

    Listen to how GEMS Education, the largest group of international schools globally, are using SIMS to ENHANCE access to information, streamline academic management and drive standards to support their ethos of further growth

    1.45 - 2.00 Enlighten

    Understand how interactive data dashboards and new reports in SIMS Primary can ENLIGHTEN school leaders about their school's progress.

    2.15 - 2.30 Empower (repeat)

    Learn how SIMS Primary can EMPOWER teachers by simplifying classroom tasks and giving them the information they need, when they need it.

    2.45 - 3.00 Improve (repeat)

    Learn how the ground-breaking MLS Impact Through Reading programme helps measure and IMPROVE attitudes to reading.

    3.15 - 3.30 Engage (repeat)

    Understand how the new SIMS Parent Lite app will help ENGAGE 1000s of parents (and help schools meet their GDPR obligations).

    3.45 - 4.00 Advance (repeat)

    See how SIMS Finance will significantly ADVANCE the way academies and MATs manage financial data by providing transparency with consolidated interactive charts and reports.

  • Thu 25th Jan 2018

    10.15 - 10.30 Empower

    Learn how SIMS Primary can EMPOWER teachers by simplifying classroom tasks and giving them the information they need, when they need it.

    10.45 - 11.00 Improve

    Learn how the ground-breaking MLS Impact Through Reading programme helps measure and IMPROVE attitudes to reading.

    11.15 - 11.30 Engage

    Understand how the new SIMS Parent Lite app will help ENGAGE 1000s of parents (and help schools meet their GDPR obligations).

    11.45 - 12.00 Advance

    See how SIMS Finance will significantly ADVANCE the way academies and MATs manage financial data by providing transparency with consolidated interactive charts and reports.

    12.15 - 12.30 Transform

    With five schools in the trust using the new software, learn how SIMS Primary is already helping to TRANSFORM the use of data in the Diocese of Worcester Multi-Academy Trust.

    12.45 - 1.00 Motivate

    Hear how hugely popular children's author Steve Cole uses his ‘Astrosaurs’ and ‘Young James Bond’ stories to inspire and MOTIVATE young readers.

    1.15 - 1.30 Enhance

    Listen to how GEMS Education, the largest group of international schools globally, are using SIMS to ENHANCE access to information, streamline academic management and drive standards to support their ethos of further growth

    1.45 - 2.00 Enlighten

    Understand how interactive data dashboards and new reports in SIMS Primary can ENLIGHTEN school leaders about their school's progress.

    2.15 - 2.30 Empower (repeat)

    Learn how SIMS Primary can EMPOWER teachers by simplifying classroom tasks and giving them the information they need, when they need it.

    2.45 - 3.00 Improve (repeat)

    Learn how the ground-breaking MLS Impact Through Reading programme helps measure and IMPROVE attitudes to reading.

    3.15 - 3.30 Engage (repeat)

    Understand how the new SIMS Parent Lite app will help ENGAGE 1000s of parents (and help schools meet their GDPR obligations).

    3.45 - 4.00 Advance (repeat)

    See how SIMS Finance will significantly ADVANCE the way academies and MATs manage financial data by providing transparency with consolidated interactive charts and reports.

    13.30 - 14:30

    SIMS
    Primary

    Launch Party


    On stand drinks, etc while these presentations are happening.

  • Fri 26th Jan 2018

    10.15 - 10.30 Empower

    Learn how SIMS Primary can EMPOWER teachers by simplifying classroom tasks and giving them the information they need, when they need it.

    10.45 - 11.00 Improve

    Learn how the ground-breaking MLS Impact Through Reading programme helps measure and IMPROVE attitudes to reading.

    11.15 - 11.30 Engage

    Understand how the new SIMS Parent Lite app will help ENGAGE 1000s of parents (and help schools meet their GDPR obligations).

    11.45 - 12.00 Advance

    See how SIMS Finance will significantly ADVANCE the way academies and MATs manage financial data by providing transparency with consolidated interactive charts and reports.

    12.15 - 12.30 Transform

    With five schools in the trust using the new software, learn how SIMS Primary is already helping to TRANSFORM the use of data in the Diocese of Worcester Multi-Academy Trust.

    12.45 - 1.00 Motivate

    Hear how hugely popular children's author Steve Cole uses his ‘Astrosaurs’ and ‘Young James Bond’ stories to inspire and MOTIVATE young readers.

    1.15 - 1.30 Enhance

    Listen to how GEMS Education, the largest group of international schools globally, are using SIMS to ENHANCE access to information, streamline academic management and drive standards to support their ethos of further growth

    1.45 - 2.00 Enlighten

    Understand how interactive data dashboards and new reports in SIMS Primary can ENLIGHTEN school leaders about their school's progress.

    2.15 - 2.30 Empower (repeat)

    Learn how SIMS Primary can EMPOWER teachers by simplifying classroom tasks and giving them the information they need, when they need it.

    2.45 - 3.00 Improve (repeat)

    Learn how the ground-breaking MLS Impact Through Reading programme helps measure and IMPROVE attitudes to reading.

    3.15 - 3.30 Engage (repeat)

    Understand how the new SIMS Parent Lite app will help ENGAGE 1000s of parents (and help schools meet their GDPR obligations).

    3.45 - 4.00 Advance (repeat)

    See how SIMS Finance will significantly ADVANCE the way academies and MATs manage financial data by providing transparency with consolidated interactive charts and reports.

  • Sat 27th Jan 2018

    10.15 - 10.30 Empower

    Learn how SIMS Primary can EMPOWER teachers by simplifying classroom tasks and giving them the information they need, when they need it.

    10.45 - 11.00 Improve

    Learn how the ground-breaking MLS Impact Through Reading programme helps measure and IMPROVE attitudes to reading.

    11.15 - 11.30 Engage

    Understand how the new SIMS Parent Lite app will help ENGAGE 1000s of parents (and help schools meet their GDPR obligations).

    11.45 - 12.00 Advance

    See how SIMS Finance will significantly ADVANCE the way academies and MATs manage financial data by providing transparency with consolidated interactive charts and reports.

Speakers

Graham Cooper

Head of Education,
Capita ESS

Prior to joining Capita SIMS, Graham spent 13 years in teaching, as a science teacher, Head of ICT and latterly as the Deputy Head of a large secondary school in Manchester. This is where he first started using SIMS and became passionate about the impact of management information systems on student achievement.  Graham will be showing how the data reporting and interactive data dashboard capabilities in the new SIMS Primary solution help school leaders by allowing them to see patterns, trends and stories in the data they hold that might otherwise not be easy to spot.

Natasha Marsh

Principal Product Manager,
SIMS Primary

Natasha is leading the team responsible for the delivery of the SIMS Primary product, which we are proud to be launching at Bett 2018.  Prior to joining Capita, Natasha worked as a Primary school teacher – and her experience in the classroom has helped shape the new software and ensure it will transform the teacher’s use of SIMS.  Natasha will be showing how teachers can use SIMS Primary to spend less time undertaking classroom tasks, and more time getting value out of the information in SIMS to help them better understand their pupils and class.

Adam Lancaster

Assistant Headteacher
and Librarian

Adam Lancaster is an Assistant Headteacher and secondary school Librarian in Hertfordshire. He has worked in school libraries for many years and previously as a school advisor, helping primary and secondary schools raise their attainment through literacy and reading. Adam is a past Chair of national reading charity The Federation of Children's Book Groups and a published writer of poetry and short stories. As the person behind the ‘Impact Through Reading’ approach Adam will be explaining how a focus on attitudes to reading, allied with strategies to address reading habits can make a real impact on reading outcomes.

Ben Jones

Product Manager
Engagement Solutions

Ben Jones is an expert in school engagement strategies having been responsible for these solutions for Capita SIMS over the last 6 years.  Frequently found inside schools of all types, talking to school leaders and teachers about how to successfully engage parents, Ben knows what works.  At the Bett show, Ben will be showcasing the SIMS Parent Lite app, a new solution to help schools keep their data up to date and address some of the challenges the forthcoming GDPR regulations.  He is also looking forward to showing the wider capabilities of the SIMS Parent App solution.

Ian Romeo-Smith

Principle Product Manager
SIMS Finance

An acknowledged expert in schools’ finance systems, before joining Capita Ian worked for a local authority for 14 years, where he was senior accountant for schools.  After joining Capita as a finance training consultant, Ian worked for 22 years overseeing the hugely popular SIMS FMS solution, in use in over 14,000 schools.  Today, Ian leads the team delivering the new SIMS Finance solution for academies and Multi-Academy Trusts that is launching at Bett 2018.  Ian will be explaining how SIMS Finance will significantly improve the way academies and MATs manage financial data.

Tom Macildowie

ICT Strategic Lead,
Diocese of Worcester
Multi Academy Trust

Tom is an experienced secondary school senior leader who more recently supports multi-academy trusts as they grow and develop. Tom has experience in planning and implementing assessment and accountability systems with multiple schools. At The Diocese of Worcester Multi Academy Trust (DoWMAT), he is a key member of the operations team for the academy conversion process and is responsible for setting and delivering the trust’s long-term Strategic ICT plan.  Tom looks forward to sharing his experiences as schools in the DoWMAT become the first schools in the country to use SIMS Primary.

Steve Cole

Children's Author


Steve Cole is a best-selling children’s author whose sales exceed three million copies. Steve’s work includes the hugely successful Astrosaurs young fiction series, which has been a UK top-ten children’s bestseller and been published widely internationally. He works in schools across the UK delivering high energy, ukulele-accompanied masterclasses in primary schools to encourage reading and creative writing. For Year 6 and above he introduces his explosive Young Bond books, giving a unique insight into 1930’s gadgets, gangsters and writing stories in a lively and interactive way that enthuses and inspires both students and teachers.

Ian Jones

Vice President Schools,
GEMS Education

Ian has worked in education for over 40 years, more than half of them in senior leadership roles, including two headships in Scottish secondary schools before moving to the UAE in 2013.  He was the Founding Principal of GEMS Metropole School in Dubai that serves the 3-18 age range.  Ian now has responsibility for ten of GEMS schools in the UAE.  Throughout his career, Ian has led change and innovation both in education and administration and has represented education on a variety of multidisciplinary working parties and strategy groups.  In his current post, Ian has been instrumental in the decision to deploy SIMS throughout GEMS NCfE schools and Indian curriculum schools.  Ian will be sharing the rationale and process that underpin the development.

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Where to find us

We are on Stand B190

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