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School Summer Census – Thursday 19 May 2016

For Primary and Secondary Schools

This is a reminder that the next School Census is coming up on Thursday 19 May 2016.
 
The software to run this was included in the Spring SIMS upgrade.  However, only a temporary validation file was included in the upgrade, as the DfE validation file was not available in time.
 
Validation Fileset 0301 is now available and must be imported in order to Validate the Census and view the Summary. 
 
Centrally Hosted schools can import this from their Manifest Files Folder in the usual way (Tools | Import Fileset)  - please see the Helpline Census Guidance notes that are available for download from the Portal Learn Together website along with details about how to import this file. 
 
The Validation File has been sent to locally hosted schools separately.
 
Please don’t wait until Census day to import the Validation File and run a dummy Census. 
 
Clear any errors and check the numbers on the Summary carefully.  Why not also upload the dummy Census? This ensures you should not get any unexpected additional errors when you upload the actual Census, as well as identifying issues the IMS team may need to address.
 
If you require any help at all with your Census preparations, The ICT Service Helpline Team are here to support you!  Call us on 0300 300 0000 or email support@theictservice.org.uk
 
You could also attend a workshop:
Preparing for School Census
Weds 4 May 2016, 1.30 - 4.00pm

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