Posted on January 22, 2020 by Cara Patching in SIMS.
Is SIMS Census exclusion data being reported correctly in your Spring Census?
Currently the SIMS 7 and SIMS Primary census applications are reporting permanent exclusions data where the Exclusion Review Date is in the range 22/04/2019 to 31/12/2019 (inclusive), when it should be reporting permanent exclusions data where the Exclusion Start Date is in that range. In many cases where
Exclusion Review Date is in the said range, the Exclusion Start Date will also be in that range and vice versa. However, it is also possible for this not to be the case, which will then lead to either that permanent exclusion being reported when it should not be or that permanent exclusion not being reported when it should be.
- When the above problem leads to the report of a permanent exclusion when it should NOT be reported, it will be detected by DfE validation rule 2290.
- When the above problem leads to a permanent exclusions not being reported when it should, it may be detected by DfE validation rule 2485 where the school has followed the DfE guidance regarding entering the E code to represent the permanent exclusion in Attendance. However, where a school has one of more fixed term exclusions in the data range, validation rule 2485 could be triggered by an absence of at least one attendance E code for a fixed term exclusions. Conversely, the presence of an E-code will stop the validation from triggering even if it is only there for a fixed term exclusion.
What we recommend for schools
With the above in mind, we recommend that schools do not upload their return to COLLECT until they have applied Patch 25589 (SIMS 7) or until the hot fix has been applied (SIMS Primary) where validation error 2290 is triggered or where there is any chance that one of more permanent exclusions have not been reported in the census.
Patch 25589 is available from SOLUS 3 to deal with this issue for SIMS 7 and the hot fix for SIMS Primary has also been applied.
If you require SBS to apply this patch for you please contact the servicedesk on 0345 222 1551 • Option 3 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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Posted on January 13, 2020 by Cara Patching in SIMS.
MIS Spring Census guidance 2020
It’s the Spring School Census this week and to get you going with it we’ve provided the Producing the Census guides for you, along with some key information and some common issues.
Please read our blog for information on how to perform your census in Arbor, Capita SIMS or ScholarPack.
Posted on March 6, 2017 by Leyla Tovey in SIMS.
The next SIMS update is due for release on Friday 10th March 2017. If we usually run the upgrade for you, please contact our MIS Service Desk on 0345 222 1551 • Option 3 as soon as possible so that we can book in a date. Please ensure that you also agree this date with your […]
Posted on January 20, 2017 by Leyla Tovey in SIMS.
Further to our blog post yesterday afternoon we can confirm that the DfE have fixed the issue affecting Census file uploads to COLLECT. Please contact us if you require any assistance with your Spring Census or any other SIMS issues, on 0345 222 1551 • Option 3 or email the SIMS Service Desk.
Posted on January 19, 2017 by Leyla Tovey in SIMS.
This post is for all schools and academies who upload their Census files straight to COLLECT. We have been made aware of an issue whereby some authorised files are not uploading and COLLECT is generating the following error: This problem is being encountered by all types of schools and academies nationally. We are currently waiting […]
Posted on January 3, 2017 by Leyla Tovey in SIMS.
A new Fileset (502) has been made available by Capita for the Spring Census. It contains updates to both the summary report and validation files. Downloading and Applying a Fileset Please check that you have had your SIMS upgrade and are on SIMS version 7.172 and then carry out the instructions below to import the latest […]
Posted on December 9, 2016 by Leyla Tovey in SIMS.
Our step by step Census documentation is available now so that you can get ahead and start preparing for Spring Census day which is on Thursday 19th January. Preparing for the Spring Census Primary, Special & Nursery Schools notes Download now! → Secondary Download now! → Producing the Spring Census Nursery Download now! → Primary Download now! → Secondary Download […]
Posted on November 9, 2016 by Leyla Tovey in SIMS.
If you are a school for whom we run the upgrade, we will be contacting you to arrange a convenient date. Important Information regarding this release School Census – this release will remove the Autumn pupil census functionality, therefore you should ensure that your Census has been authorised and successfully submitted prior to the upgrade […]
Posted on September 28, 2016 by Leyla Tovey in SIMS.
Many of you will now be well underway with your preparations for the Autumn Census, the date for which is next Thursday 6th October 2016. You will no doubt be aware of the significant data gathering and input exercise related to the new data items: Country of Birth; Pupil Nationality and Proficiency in English. The […]
Posted on September 12, 2016 by Leyla Tovey in SIMS.
Autumn Census date is Thursday 6th October 2016 As always, it’s important to prepare to ensure that you meet the deadline. Our documentation will take you through the whole process step-by-step. Please download the documents applicable to your school phase. Preparing for the Autumn Census Primary, Special & Nursery Schools notes Download now! → Secondary Download now! […]