SIMS Autumn Census guidance 2019

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The SIMS Autumn Census 2019 will be on Thursday 3rd October

The Autumn term has well and truly begun and so as you start to relax a bit after the frantic start along comes the SIMS Autumn Census to raise your stress levels again!

Below you will find the new additions to the census (since there always needs to be sometime new!) as well as the “preparing” and “producing” guides.

As you can see, one main item for all schools, and a couple of bits for 6th Forms / Colleges to enable the correcting of issues from previous years.

We are also expecting a new fileset to be released any day now (fileset 1304) and we will send out a new blog when this is available. All schools will need to import this fileset to enable you to carry out your census.

And lastly, do make sure that your SIMS has been updated to the latest version (7.188), otherwise you won’t even be able to see your census at all!


Important dates in the Autumn collection

  • Census Date: 03/10/2019
  • Termly attendance collected from 22/04/2019 to 31/07/2019
  • Exclusions collected from 01/01/2019 to 31/08/2019
  • Free School Meals collected from 17/05/2019 to 03/10/2019
  • Learning Aims collected from 01/08/2018 to 03/10/2019

Preparing for the Autumn Census

Primary, Special & Nursery Schools notes

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Secondary

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Post-16 Data

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Producing the Autumn Census


Exclusions

Items collected for 2018 will also be collected for 2019, but will be collected for one and two terms previous rather than just two terms previous. From the spring census onwards this data will be collected for just one term previous.

Lunch time exclusions will no longer be collected.

The DfE will expect the following data items to be stored by schools from the start of academic year 2019/2020 onwards, but this CANNOT be collected in School Census Autumn 2019 as this will collect exclusion data for the last two terms of academic year 2018/19 which is subject to CBDS for 2018/19 where this data was not specified.

  • Exclusion review date
  • Exclusion review result
  • Exclusion reinstatement date
  • Exclusion review SEN expert

Post 16 Planned Hours

  • Items collected for 2018 will also be collected for 2019.
  • The following items will be collected in addition to those collected for 2018
  • Planned learning hours (qualification hours) previous year [to enable corrections to be reported]
  • Planned employability, enrichment and pastoral hours (non-qualification hours) previous year [to enable corrections to be reported]

Post 16 Prior Attainment

  • Items collected for 2018 will also be collected for 2019.
  • The following items will be collected in addition to those collected for 2018
  • Maths GCSE highest prior attainment previous year [to enable corrections to be reported]
  • English GCSE highest prior attainment previous year [to enable corrections to be reported]

As always if you would like to book in a consultant to help you carry out your census, would like to take advantage of our remote census service, or have any other questions, you can contact us on 0345 222 1551 • Option 3 or email MISservicedesk@schoolbusinessservices.co.uk


Further SBS support for your school or MAT

After the census has been completed you may like to browse the following key solutions:

Refurbished ICT Hardware from SBS Procurement

Do you need to buy new desktops and laptops for your staff and students? Schools can save up to 40% on equivalent new models by purchasing quality refurbished ICT hardware from SBS.

Refurbished ICT Hardware


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SIMS Remote Support from the SBS MIS Team

Are your staff too busy? Do you have key staff off? Have you got the SIMS expertise? We can help! Gain peace of mind that your statutory returns and tasks are taken care of by the SBS team.

Remote Services - End of Key Stage

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Managed Service for Finance & Business

Ideal for schools, academies and MATs, our Managed Service for Finance & Business provides peace of mind that day-to-day operations are managed by a strong, experienced team.

Managed Service for Finance and Business

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