Workstation Patch 1 – for Autumn 2021 Census

Due to late changes by the Department for Education to the Common Basic Data Set for the School Census.  ESS have issued Workstation Patch 1 which will need to be applied to all schools SIMS databases prior to completion of the Autumn 2021 Census. The patch is also reliant on importing Fileset 1901 immediately after applying the patch.

Scomis will apply this workstation patch and import the 1901 fileset to all SIMS databases held on our Hosted Platform on 17th September 2021. Please log out of SIMS by 6:30pm.

We will also make Workstation Patch 1 and fileset 1901 available to all locally hosted SIMS Schools through Solus3 at 4pm on 17th September, 2021.  As always we remind all locally hosted schools to ensure a full back up is taken prior to applying the patch.

This workstation patch and fileset will be provided to deal with the following very late changes to DfE specifications.

DfE CBDS for academic year 2021/22

Tools | Statutory Returns Tools | Update Funding and Monitoring

  • 16-19 Tuition Fund (Yes/No)
  • Repeating Year 13 (Yes/No)
  • School Led Tutoring (Yes/No)
    • Cumulative Hours for School Led Tutoring as at Autumn Census (to an accuracy of .5 of an hour)
    • Cumulative Hours for School Led Tutoring as at Spring Census (to an accuracy of .5 of an hour)
    • Cumulative Hours for School Led Tutoring as at Summer Census (to an accuracy of .5 of an hour)

Focus | Attendance/Lesson Monitor etc

The changes to attendance sub-codes have been confirmation by the DfE and are intended to help schools cope with changes to the education settings status form for academic year 2021/22.

  • Two existing coronavirus related attendance sub-codes of X03 and X04 to be made inactive
  • Two new coronavirus related attendance sub-codes of X08 and X09added

School Census Autumn 2021

Routines | Statutory Returns | School Census

  • 16-19 Tuition Fund (Yes/No)
  • Repeating Year 13 (Yes/No)
    • Study programme and learning aims from end of academic year 2020/21 reported as being completed with an end date at the end of the work academic year 2020/22
    • Study programme and learning aims from the start of academic year 2021/22 reported as continuing with a start date at the start of the working academic year 2021/22
  • School Led Tutoring (Yes/No)
    • Cumulative Hours for School Led Tutoring as at Spring Census (to an accuracy of .5 of an hour)
    • Cumulative Hours for School Led Tutoring as at Summer Census (to an accuracy of .5 of an hour)

Changes to attendance sub-codes has no impact on school census, as only the statutory attendance codes are reported.

 

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