School Workforce Census 2016


The School Workforce Census is on Thursday 3rd November 2016 but it is never too early to start preparing.

Our documentation to assist you is now available to download via the links below.

You might also find it useful to take a look at the Capita presentation on what has changed since last year.

Preparing the SWC return

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Capita presentation – Overview of changes

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Producing the SWC return

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SWC Validation Error Resolutions

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Key dates:

  • Staff Absences are reported from 01.09.15 to 31.08.16
  • Continuous Contracts: start date from01.09.16 to 03.11.16

Should you require an onsite consultancy visit to help you with the running of the school workforce census or wish to book our remote service then please contact our SIMS Service Desk on 0345 222 1551 • Option 3 or email

SBS provides Capita-accredited support, consultancy and training for SIMS. Learn more about how to get the most out of your school data.

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