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Sims Learning Gateway Homework Help

Please click here to access SLG. 


1.      Headlines

Path: Parents site/My Children Dashboard/Headlines Panel

The Headlines panel rotates between session attendance, session lateness, total achievement points and total behaviour points.  (N.B. a session is a morning or afternoon registration period).

2.      Attendance

Path: Parents site/My Children Dashboard/Headlines Panel/Click on “History” for further details

The attendance chart shows the session by session attendance (i.e. morning and afternoon registration).

The following codes are used:

Green tick – Attended.

Red cross – Unauthorised absence.

Orange tick – Accounted for session absence.

White box – No attendance mark recorded.

3.      Events

Path: Parents site/My Children Dashboard/Events Panel/Click on the binoculars to select the date range or the event type.

This section gives summary information for behaviour and achievement events, absenteeism and lateness.

For achievement, good notes are worth 2 points and gold slips 4.

Behaviour points (negative score) are awarded in accordance with the JFS Ladder of Consequence.

Stage 1 offences – a verbal warning – are not recorded on SIMS.

Stage 2 offences – bad note – accrue 2 points.

Stage 3 offences – a detention or teacher meeting – accrue 3 points.

Stages 4/5 offences – referral to the Behaviour Team – offences accrue 4/5 points.

6th Form offences – behaviour, h/w, organisation or uniform – accrue 1 point

The system is set up that you will be able to see, the behaviour/achievement type, teacher name and date.  Other information is not pulled through.

4.      Student Dashboard

Path: Parents site/My Children Dashboard/My Children Links Section/Student Dashboard

This opens up access to three areas:


Student Details


From here you can access your child(ren)’s timetable.


From here you can access the Data Collection Sheet.


From here you can access student registration information (Click on “More Info”) to see:


Student Registration information.


Student Medical information.


Student School History information.


SEND Summary information.




This shows the students’ attendance in a bar chart.  Clicking on the “More Information button” takes you to the same “History” page as in the Attendance Section above.




This shows the behaviour and conduct scores in a bar chart.  The conduct score is the total of achievement points minus the total behaviour points.


Use the right arrow to see that data in different forms.


Click on “More info” to see:


Student Basic Information.


Student Session Attendance Summary.


Student Conduct Summary.


Student Classes.

5.      Data Collection Sheet

Path:  Parents site/My Children Dashboard/My Children Links Section/Data Collection Sheet

This area is designed for you to check and update key information held by the school about your child.  Please see descriptions and suggested action points below.

Please use this area to update the School on key information for:


Student details






Dietary and Meal



1.      Student Details

a.       Description: Basic details of your child e.g. preferred name, address and date of birth

b.      Suggested Action: Update information as needed

2.      Contacts

a.       Description: Basic details of contacts associated to your child

b.      Suggested Action: Update information as needed

Further information: Any changes to parental priority will need to be approved by the school.  However, at JFS:

                                                              i.      Priority 1 = Parent 1 (will receive attendance alerts)

                                                            ii.      Priority 2 = Parent 2

                                                          iii.      Priority 3 = Other relation

                                                          iv.      Priority 6 = Non-resident parent (will receive letters/communication from the school etc)

                                                            v.      Priority 7 = Non-resident parent (will not receive letters/communication from the school etc)

3.      Medical

a.       Description: Medical information eg medical practices and medical conditions

b.      Suggested Action: Update information if needed

4.      Dietary and Meal

a.       Description: Dietary information eg meal choices and dietary preferences

b.      Suggested Action: Update information if needed

5.      Travel

a.       Description: Information about how your child gets to school, travel route

b.      Suggested Action: Update information if needed

Once you click Finish, the information will be sent to the school to approve. During this time, the data collection sheet will not be available. Once the school have updated the student’s record, the Data Collection Sheet will become available again to make further changes.

What should you do if………


Logging In:

If you are having difficulties logging in, please email with your details.



If you think an attendance mark has been recorded inaccurately, please email our Attendance Officer:


Behaviour and Achievement:

Tutors, Year Managers and Director of Studies regularly review this information and raise concerns with students accordingly.  Should you have a concern, please speak to your child first.  Individual issues should be raised with the relevant teacher or Subject Leader.  If these concerns are broader, please contact the appropriate Year Manager or Director of Study.

Keep track of all your students’ homework

When you’ve got a class full of students who are all handing in their homework at different times, it can be hard to keep track of everyone, and that’s before any of the marking has even begun! With Homework Diary, teachers can go through the class register and mark against each student’s name who has handed in their homework.

They can also record the grade they achieved and provide online feedback to students. This can be an explanation of their grade, or to point out areas in need of attention.  The marks recorded are integrated into Assessment Manager, helping to reduce the administration and save time.

What do parents see?

Parents can keep track of homework assignments that have been set and get a better idea of their children's achievements and areas where extra time and effort may be required.  So parents can have meaningful conversations with their children about what they’re expected to be doing. It can also make those discussions in parents’ evenings much more productive, because the teacher and the parent are both on the same page with their child’s progress.

How does it help students?

Homework Diary allows students to see all their homework assignments and grades together. It’s also easy for them to see which tasks need doing first, so that they can prioritise their workload. The online feedback opportunity can also help them to see where they need to improve or where they’re doing particularly well.

As with parents, students can also choose which device they access homework information from as homework is part of the smartphone browser option and is also available through a tablet or PC browser.

What else is on the horizon for SLG?

There’s still lots of exciting things to come! Summer 2014 will see the inclusion of a SIMS Homepage SLG widget so schools can see the number of parents who have filled in the SLG data collection sheet and read the published reports. Our most exciting development for 2014 is the inclusion of the SIMS Teacher App, which we previewed at Bett in January and we’re looking forward to launching later in the year.

I’d love to hear from you, whether that be to let us know your feedback or to find out more about SIMS Learning Gateway. Get in touch and email your comments to us.