Permissions needed for all Schoolcomms products
The permission groups required for a successful import of data for all Schoolcomms products are as follows:
- Admissions officer
- Attendance operator or Attendance manager
- Personnel officer
- Class teacher or Pastoral manager
- Third party reporter
- Receipt Clerk
Permissions needed for individual products
After running a Schoolcomms import, you may see a list of data issues relating to insufficient SIMS permissions as per the below examples:
We strongly advise that any SIMS user running the import has all the above permission groups, however the below list identifies the specific groups required for any failed imports that may occur as a result of insufficient SIMS permissions:
|School members||Members could not be read from SIMS||Admissions officer|
|Member contacts||MemberContacts could not be read from SIMS||Admissions officer|
|Staff members||Members could not be read from SIMS||Personnel officer|
For class and teaching groups to be imported successfully, SIMS users also require the Pastoral manager or Class teacher permission groups.
To message teachers of a particular child via the “Today’s teachers of” or “All teachers of” options, SIMS users will require either Pastoral Manager or Class Teacher permission groups.
|Attendance summaries||AttendanceSummaries could not be read from SIMS||Class teacher or Attendance operator / manager|
|Unexplained absences||UnexplainedAbsences could not be read from SIMS||Attendance operator / manager|
|SIMS Dinner Money||Dinner Money payment collected through Schoolcomms failed to be written to SIMS||Receipt clerk|
|Timetables||Timetables could not be read from SIMS||Third party reporter|
|Student medical conditions||MedicalConditions could not be read from SIMS||Admissions officer|
|Assessments||Assessments could not be read from SIMS||Admissions officer|
|Behaviours||BehaviourIncident could not be read from SIMS||Admissions officer|
|Achievements||Achievement could not be read from SIMS||Admissions officer|
Adding permissions groups to a SIMS user
To add the above permission groups to a SIMS user, navigate to Focus > System Manager > Manage Users from within SIMS.
- Search for the SIMS user and double-click on their name to open their record
- Section 3 shows the current permission groups allocated to the user; should any of the above permissions need applying, click on the Add button and select the relevant group(s) to add, then click on OK
- Save the SIMS user record to apply the changes.