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SIMS Autumn Upgrade

Audience: All Schools

All schools should now be on version 7.172 of SIMS.  
 
This upgrade contains changes necessary to be able to create the School Spring Census 2017 and will be required by all schools.  Centrally hosted schools have all been upgraded.
 
Following the upgrade, one member of staff in school should update the report definitions via route: Reports | Import | Open and select PreDefined_Reports_v7172. Click on Open and then Import.
 
This applies to ALL schools, including those who are centrally hosted.
 
Some of the main changes:
 
Source of Ethnicity: the options of Current School and Previous School have been removed from the Lookup options – where these are currently allocated to students, another option must be selected – this can be carried out in Bulk Update.
 
SEN Need Ranking is no longer collected – all Needs assigned to a student are now collected, not just 1 and 2.
 
Attendance: a new Persistent Absence Report – Student Threshold is available.
 
CTF Security Message: a security message has been added to the CTF Import and Export Exception Logs as they may contain confidential information.
 
Home Page: the Current Academic Year is now displayed next to Quick Search and can be changed by clicking this label.  It is necessary to have the academic year set correctly to be able to select leavers during the last academic year when creating CTFs for export.

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