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January School Census 2015 Newspage

Connect-Up Support have put together the January School Census 2015 news page to help you locate the documents required to complete the January School Census 2015.

All changes have been outlined in these documents and we strongly advise you to read these documents.

This includes the class time information on what time to do your school census, national curriculum years DOB chart and the funded hour’s table of entitlement.

Further Important Pupil Premium Information can be viewed within our other online article displayed below this article.  

The January Census 2015 is an important census as this looks at your funding for the next academic year. Changes outlined are adopted from care changes, school dinners taken and changes to the codes for special educational needs.

Schools will need to be on Version 7.161 to complete the school census and Fileset 187 (the fileset is displayed when browsing for the census return.)

The documents we have included are as follows, you can click on each option to view;

1) A Preparing Census return guide (this covers primary schools and special schools)

2) A Producing Census return guide (each separate guide is labelled accordingly to the schools phase, one for primary, specials and PRU’s.)
3) An FAQ document for statutory returns
4) DFE School Census guide version 1.8
5) QRS School Census Producing School Census Reports

If you require any further advice or information then please do not hesitate to contact our support team on 0113 2105008.

Please note that the latest fileset 187 has been deployed to all Connect-Up Supported Schools. 

We have included some useful screenshots below of this information;

 Number Of Free School Meals Taken On Census Day:

Enter the Number of free school meals taken on census day by pupils, in
any year, who are eligible for Free School Meals.

  • Pupils should be included only if they meet the Free School Meals eligibility
    criteria (i.e. in respect to family income).
  • If your school has pupils of a young age, do not include pupils taking
    school meals in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2, if they are not eligible for
    Free School Meals in respect to family income, e.g. they are receiving a
    Universal Infant School Meal only.

Time to do the Census based on your DfE Code;

Selected Time on Census Day (Added 12/01/2015)

The DfE has indicated that the Selected Time information provided in their guidance documents was incorrect and will be corrected by bringing it into line with the information in their specification.

Last digit of DFE number Selected time
4, 7, 8 or 9 The selected time is one hour after the start of afternoon school
0, 1 or 5 The selected time is one hour after the start of morning school
2, 3 or 6 The selected time is one hour before the end of morning school

 

National Curriculum Years for 2015 after 31/08/2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Funded Hours Table for 2,3,4 year olds

 

 

 

 

 

 

Extended Services Explained

You can access these through Focus | School | School Details

Description:

• Before school childcare and/or activities for school-age children (term-time).
• After school childcare and/or activities for school-age children (term-time
• Childcare and/or activities, for school-age children during school holidays.
• Childcare integrated with a nursery education place for three and four year olds (term time).
• Childcare during school holidays for three and four year olds in nursery education.
• Other forms of childcare including any form of childcare not covered by codes above.
• Childcare or activities for school-age children are offered 8am – 6pm 5 days per week, all year round.
• Childcare for 3 & 4 yr olds in nursery education is offered 8am – 6pm 5 days per week, all year round.
• Childcare for children up to three years old, 5 days a week, all year round.
• Childcare or activities is for children are offered in partnership with other schools
• Childcare or activities are offered in partnership with external providers
• Study support, sports, arts, music, ICT and/or volunteering opportunities for pupils outside sch hrs.
• Community use of school’s sports, arts, ICT or other facilities and spaces
• Information sessions for all parents of pupils entering Reception and Year 7.
• Parenting groups using structured manual-based parenting programmes.
• Specialised support, including for parents whose children have problems with attendance/behaviour.
• Information on national/local advice and support for parents
• Any other parenting/family support which does not use structured manuals, a parents room, etc.
• Adult education (excluding family learning i.e. without children)
• Family learning (parents/carers/other adult family members and children learning together)
• Health/therapeutic services, health promotion activities and physical therapies for the community.
• Social care services for the community
• Other advice and support services (e.g. financial, benefit and employment advice) for the community.
• Work with health professionals to support your pupils
• Work with social care professionals to support your pupils
• Other category of extended service in your school which are not covered by other codes

updated 15/01/2015

Pupil Census Autumn 2014

The Autumn pupil census will be collected on Thursday 2nd October.

There are some changes regarding universal free school meals and we would advise all schools to pre-read the documentation provided below and ensure that the pupil premium indicators and pupil numbers are up to date prior to returning their census.

Primary and middle school

PRU Census return booklet
Special School booklet
Secondary School booklet

If you have any questions please contact our helpdesk on 0113 2105008.

Kindest Regards

SIMS Support team.

Connect-Up Support Services Ltd

SIMS Updates Summer 2014

Dear customers,

Please be aware that we are going to be upgrading SIMS to the latest version during the w/c Monday the 8th September for all our schools that are NOT currently running SOLUS3.

If you have any questions please contact the helpdesk using one of the following methods…

Tel. 0113 2105008

Email: sims_support@connect-up.co.uk

 

Regards,

Connect-Up SIMS Support Team.

Academic year end 2014/2015

Academic year end 2014/2015

Below are links to the Capita manual on creating a new academic year and the Leeds authority term dates.

Adding School Academic Year Dates 2014-2015

SIMS_EOY_Primary_Detailed

If you have any issues opening the links please email darrenr@connect-up.co.uk and I will email you directly.

Regards

Darren Rose

MIS Consultant and Training Co-ordinator

0113 2105008


The School Workforce Census 2014 Information Page

Changes Compared to SWC 2013 (Added 28/01 17:45)

Census Reference Date 6th November 2014

Collection of information for PRUs is now the same as for other schools as the period when the staff in PRUs were centrally employed is now irrelevant.

QTS route now to be included for all staff who, since the previous school workforce census, have taken up their first position since qualifying as a teacher, regardless of when they qualified

School Direct and School Direct (salaries) now included in the range of QTS routes.

Base pay now has to be included even if (non statutory) Pay Spines and Points are included. Validation rule 4540 has been adjusted to take account of this.

The DfE expects there to be less instances when Pay Spine and Points are included.

‘Advanced Skills Teacher’ and ‘Excellent Teacher’ pay scales have been superseded by ‘Leading Practitioner’. Validation rules 4500 and 4505 have been removed to take account of this.

New validation queries added.

Check that birth dates are not defaulting to 1 January

Check that salaries are above the minimum wage and below the local government maximum

Check that staff are not recorded as working more than 48 hours per week

New validation error added

Check that Weeks Per Year is not greater than 53

 

Important changes to the Pupil Premium

Read more

FMS new buttons and interface

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Teacher Net website changes

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School Census Spring 2014 Information

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How to admit applications

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