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Attention all customers

Microsoft are currently experiencing issues with their Office365 Email sign in portal, It will either be very slow signing in or not let you in at all. This is effecting everyone who uses Office 365 regardless  of your Internet Provider or web browser.

We will update this article as soon as we have an update or it looks to be working again.

Sahara & CleverTouch Win at AV Awards

Winners were revealed at the awards ceremony on Friday 25th September at the The Great Room of the Grosvenor House Hotel on Park Lane.

AV Awards

Important workforce census update 2015

Reminder of workforce census on Nov 5

Link to previous post containing capita documentation.

School_Workforce census Guideance_2015

Latest fileset: 208

Changes since 2014 workforce.

  1. The ethnicity codes for ‘Gypsy/Roma’ are now available for use for staff, …
  2. Date of last pay review has been added, …
  3. ‘Pay Scale’ and ‘Regional Spine’ have become ‘Pay Range’ and ‘Regional Pay Range’, …
  4. Spine Point has been removed from the collection. There is no replacement.
  5. Start and end dates of TLR3 payments will be required. These will be known as Additional Payment Start Date and Additional Payment End Date. …
  6. Pay review date required for both contracts and service agreements.
  7. TLE replaces TLR1 & TLR2, TL3 & PPS new.

Zero hour contracts causing 4530 error

Several schools have encountered issues when using casual contract types (i.e. cover supervisors) with no hours     specified which has resulted in error 4530 Base Pay invalid….Format must be 9999999.99.

A number of hours are required to be input – please contact your LCC HR contact to confirm details if unsure.


Please note:

The Leadership pay panels, referred to in the Capita “producing the workforce census” are not visible, in some schools, as they have been hidden by LCC HR in SIMS however any errors will still be reported in the normal way when validating your census.


Workforce Census 5th November 2015

The staff workforce census is due to be run on the 5th November.

Connect-Up will be updating your SIMS with updates as they are released by Capita and the DfE however please ensure you check for the latest fileset version in the essential reading section of our website ( before you submit your final census version.

The census documents can be seen via the links below:

Preparing for the workforce census 2015

Producing the workforce census 2015

Workforce census 2015 validation errors with resolutions


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Morley Victoria Case Study

Morley Victoria

SIMS Autumn Census 1st October 2015


Please find the user guides below which provides information on preparing and producing the Autmun 2015 census return.

Preparing Guides for Schools 

Preparing The School Census Autumn 2015 Return (Primary Schools, Special and PRU)

Preparing The School Census Autumn 2015 Return (Secondary Schools)

Producing Guides for Schools

Producing The School Census Autumn 2015 Return (Primary Schools)

Producing The School Census Autumn 2015 Return (Special Schools) 

Producing The School Census Autumn 2015 Return (Secondary Schools) 

Producing The School Census Autumn 2015 Return (PRU Schools)  

Error & Resolutions Booklet

School Census Academic year 2015/2016 Validation Errors and Resolutions


  • The DfE have changed the message for validation rule 2709 to “Learning aims would normally be expected for a pupil who were on roll in Year 12 and above and left since the last autumn census”.
  • The DfE has modified the logic for validation rules: 2695Q, 2040, 3025Q, 3035Q, 2520Q and 2709Q
  • The DfE has removed validation rule 2711Q
  • The DfE have changed the version information in the header of the Summary Report from “?? ???? 2015” to “2 September 2015”.



Certificate of Appreciation

Cert of Appreciation“We are proud to receive this certificate, which underlines our commitment to young people, and our belief in the ideals of apprenticeships, as well as work placement schemes”

Mark Driver

Managing Director.

Interactive Screens for Schools

interactive screen

Green Information

Green Information