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Capita SIMS and Learning Ladders support schools adjusting to assessment without national curriculum levels

A technical partnership between Capita SIMS and Learning Ladders means that primary schools are be able to measure pupils’ progress without levels easily and then analyse that data within the SIMS management information system. This will ensure schools can instantly compare the progress of their pupils against similar schools nationally, giving them the confidence that they are improving outcomes for pupils and highlighting areas where more work is required.

Developed by schools, for schools, Learning Ladders allows the freedom to easily personalise the curriculum to support an individual school’s assessment policy. Using ‘Ladders’, the approach is designed to support formative assessment within the classroom and aims to involve the whole school community in a conversation about learning.

Once information has been entered into Learning Ladders against the individual ‘Ladder Rungs’ it is automatically imported into SIMS which 22,000 schools already use. This automatic import saves time and gives senior leadership teams an accurate benchmark of progress.

Phil Neal, a director at Capita SIMS, says: “In this post-levels world, it is more important than ever for senior leadership teams to identify any gaps in learning. We are pleased to be working with Learning Ladders as it is providing many primary schools with an easy to use solution to developing their curriculum and assessing pupils.”

Matthew Koster-Marcon, managing director of Learning Ladders, says: “Now that schools have the freedom to develop a curriculum tailored to the particular needs of their pupils, it follows that they need a solution that can simply analyse the overall progress of an individual, group or an entire class. Our partnership with SIMS equips schools across the country with all the curriculum management skills that they need.”

For more information, please visit www.capita-sims.co.uk/learningladders or call 0800 170 7005.

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Ref: CAP1631

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Capita SIMS is the leading supplier of information systems to the education sector, providing a range of software and services to schools and local authorities to help raise standards and reduce administration. Capita’s SIMS is the most popular management information system for schools and is used every day by more than 22,000 educational establishments in the UK.

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