SIMS School Workforce Census 2020

School Workforce Census

This blog has been updated with the latest fileset.

October and we’re using the “C” word again.

No it’s not Christmas! (not yet)….it’s another census, but this time it’s the School Workforce Census happening in a school near you on 05/11/20.

So first things first, how are your Pay Scales looking? Let’s get those updated to the latest figures through Tools | Staff | Pay Related. Make sure the latest figures are in for NJC/Support staff from April and the new Teacher pay scales from September.

In order to reduce burdens on schools at this difficult time, the DfE will be removing the following data from the return file on upload to COLLECT. The DfE will also modify its school validation and summary report to exclude any reference to this data:

  • The absence module
  • The qualifications module
  • The third party support staff module
  • The ‘vacancy subject’ and ‘vacancy tenure’ fields
  • The ‘date of last pay review’ field

It is important to remember that these fields will be included in future collections, so please keep them updated from the beginning of the Autumn 2020 term.

Hit the button below if you need the latest guide to refer to.

Producing the SWC 2020 →

Validation Rules →

Fileset 1607!

Below is the long awaited fileset 1607, which amongst other things fixes query 4100Q so that it no longer triggers for a missing teacher number for a non-teacher.

Fileset_Latest_for_1600_Series

Remote Services page for more detail on this and the other remote services we have available.

Contact our SIMS Service Desk on 0345 222 1551 • option 3 or email MISservicedesk@schoolbusinessservices.co.uk to discuss this further or to book a service.


MIS icon
See our full MIS support

Budget Monitoring

Budget Monitoring

A detailed budget plan, with several alternative scenarios based on inevitable twists and turns through the year is essential to any school.

See our latest blog to read more about two key components to a solid budget monitoring process.

Read more...


Promote wellbeing and learning with our partners Thrive

Promote wellbeing and learning with our partners Thrive

To reduce the impact of lockdown on your students Thrive offers practical tools and training to promote wellbeing and help prevent mental health issues for all children and young people.

See our latest Partner blog to read more.

Read more...


New Remote Service – Parent App Housekeeping

New Remote Service – Parent App Housekeeping

We are now offering a new Remote Service – Parent App Housekeeping.

See our latest blog for further details.

Read more...


SIMS Cover Webinar

SIMS Cover Webinar

SBS has created a 1 hour bitesize webinar to help you arrange cover and use Cover statistic reports.

See our latest blog for further details.

Read more...


School touchscreen cleaning guide

School touchscreen cleaning guide

We saw this school touchscreen cleaning guide by our partners at Sahara and thought our subscribers would find this useful at this time.

See our latest ICT blog to read.

Read more...


Delayed Year 1 Phonics Check

Delayed Year 1 Phonics Check

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the DfE have delayed the assessment and return of the Year 1 Phonics Check.

See our latest MIS blog for details.

Read more...


How schools can use Covid-19 catch-up funding to support pupils’ social and emotional needs

How schools can use Covid-19 catch-up funding to support pupils’ social and emotional needs

In July, the Government announced that children in England would benefit from a £1 billion Covid “catch-up” package to tackle the impact of lost teaching time during the pandemic.

See our latest Partner blog to read more.

Read more...


Click here to contact us today!

12 divided by 2 =

Please see our privacy policy