Capita SIMS

Phase One (School Headteacher)

Your school's Head Teacher or Proxy (in-school IT Support) needs to give consent for the school's data to be exported and processed.

This can be done by visiting the USO Support Site and selecting User Accounts >> AutoUpdate Settings.

The Headteacher should tick the box next to each relevant report and then click the Accept Selected Reports button to indicate agreement to export this data. Please note that whilst a Nominated Contact has access to this page, the "Accept" button is only available to a Head or Head Proxy.

Phase Two (IT Support)

After reports are accepted they are marked with a green square. You can now install the software and schedule the data to be regularly exported.

The settings page can be configured either before or after AutoUpdate software is installed though it is recommended that the settings are accepted prior to software installation. This is only intended to simplify the process and will not affect functionality.

If the AutoUpdate software has been installed on your server before the Head consents to the data exports, the "installation completed" screen will state that all exports are disabled until accepted by the Head Teacher or a Headteacher proxy through the USO Support Site.

If software is not yet installed and the settings are configured first, you will be able to run reports and set scheduled tasks as part of the installation process.

The Headteacher or Proxy will need to log in and review the page at

The following information will be displayed:

  • the licence key for your AutoUpdate software (for easy reference if needed)

  • a history of data exports will be listed under Upload History (on the left) once exports have begun

  • reports (accepted, available to be accepted and not available)

(Please note that the number of reports available depends on your MIS type and the image below illustrates reports associated with SIMS).