Please click on the relevant link to access the documentation that will assist you in completing your e-Transition :-

Documentation notes for EDIT Managed Primary Schools
Documentation notes for NONE EDIT Managed Primary Schools
Documentation notes for Secondary Schools


Secondary schools have a responsibility to tailor their provision to the needs of individual pupils and wish to work collaboratively with colleagues in primary schools to minimise the disruption caused by the Y6 to Y7 transfer. In order to tailor provision to the needs of individual pupils (for example, to set pupils or to continue to address any attendance, behavioural or special needs issues) it is vital that certain items of information are shared between schools in a useful and consistent format.

In accordance with the agreement reached at the Transition Conference held in April 2010 and in a repeat of previous years, The SIMS Team has produced a SIMS Assessment Manager template in support of the electronic transfer of key data to be used as a basis for further action.

It is estimated that the data entry and the transfer to the LA elements of the process should take no more than one hour. The adoption of this procedure in previous years meant that the primary schools only had to fill out 1 form for all students in 1 format and didn’t have to spend time returning the information to many separate secondary schools, they also didn’t need to duplicate the information for another secondary school if a pupil changes which high school they intend to attend. Secondary schools now have access to a range of data much earlier than previously and in a consistent format which may be accessed and used by pastoral and teaching staff in a variety of ways in supporting the transition. From a primary perspective the entry and submission of this data is carried out using an Assessment Manager marksheet in the same way as is done when managing end of key stage data.

The sequence for the completion of the eTransition form is as follows:

(It is possible to create marksheets for data entry on a class by class basis – should you wish to do this you should contact The SIMS Team for further advice)

1.    Consider how the data will be input (whether you wish to enter the data to SIMS directly in the classroom, to print off the marksheet for subsequent entry by administrative staff or to export the marksheet to Microsoft Excel for subsequent re-import into SIMS).

2.    Open Wizard Manager and the eTransition 2018 Wizard.

3.    Open the marksheet in order to add/edit results, to print or to export.

4.    Print reports for use in responding to any out of borough enquiries.

5.    Primary Schools must export the transition data to the LA no later than Friday 27th April 2018.

The LA will aggregate all data received and forward this data to the appropriate secondary schools during w/c 7th May.

It is important to note that the data to be transferred in this manner will seek to support the transition working arrangements and not to lead them. It is also important to note that the process only covers students transferring between maintained Rochdale schools.