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Absences for staff video and live element remote training

Webinar, Webinar
Course Tutors
Jennie Davies
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Target Audience
Administrative Staff / Business Managers / Headteachers / Office Managers / Personnel Officers/Assistants / SIMS Users
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Course Types
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Academies and Schools (including EYFS)
Business Management Services / Data Management Services / Financial Services / HR Services / Leadership and Management / Support Staff
Event Description
This training will include pre-recorded video demonstrations interjected with live interactions via a Microsoft Teams meeting. A DMS Consultant will guide delegates through the training, answering questions and offering more in-depth information. 

This session contains a section of the face to face training course and differs from the pre-recoded video where no DMS Consultant is on hand live offering support. Support is available via the DMS Service Desk at any point.

During this video delegates will explore how to record staff absences for sickness, other reasons and create training events and absences. This content is applicable to all phases. Links between Cover and Personnel modules will be discussed in detail for secondary schools.

Delegates will also be introduced to the reports available to schools for the monitoring and analysing of staff absences and the impact of staff absences on students.
Training objectives

  • discuss the Lookups available in the absence record

  • explore the recording of staff absences in detail in the SIMS Personnel module

  • investigate creating an staff training event and recording the related absences

  • review the links between Cover and Personnel

  • consider the reports available to enable schools to monitor and analyse staff absences

Learning outcomes

  • navigate through the absence area of the personnel module with confidence

  • edit lookups with a clear understanding of their purpose

  • consider the effective use of the lookups available

  • create training events by various routes

  • assign staff and absences to the training events

  • review in detail the links between Cover and Personnel

  • interrogate reports for monitoring and statistical purposes

  • examine the impact of staff absences on student life

Additional Information
Start Date
Tuesday 22 September 2020
End Date
Tuesday 22 September 2020
Closing Date
Monday 21 September 2020
10:00 - 12:00
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