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Read this - SIMS quickstart guide Article rated 3.7/5.0
The quickstart guide is attached to this article. This lists the steps to be followed when completing the Census, together with references to the main guidance where appropriate.
The summary report shows the wrong number of pupils Article rated 3.7/5.0
SIMS extracts data for the Census date of 17th January 2019 in England and 15th January in Wales. If pupils have joined or left the school since that date then the totals will be different.
The summary report shows the wrong number of Catholic pupils. Article rated 3.4/5.0
Go to Tools | Statutory Returns Tools | Update CES Census Lookups. Under Pupil Lookups Related check the value for Catholic Religion. If this is set to an incorrect value, eg Christian, set it to the ...
Why are corrections to pupil religion and ethnicity not showing? Article rated 3.5/5.0
If you make corrections to pupil data that should be reflected in the census, you must ensure that the changes are made with an effective date before the census reference date. After making correction...
Panel 11 shows the wrong number of support staff. Article rated 3.3/5.0
The CES requires headcounts of the numbers of Catholic and non-Catholic education support staff (classroom based, non-admin staff). The Census guidance documents contain a
SIMS crashes when I press 'Create & Validate'. Article rated 3.3/5.0
There are three possible solutions to this problem: Import the latest fileset
When I press ‘Create & Validate’ I get an error message. Article rated 3.1/5.0
If you see the error message ‘The CES return cannot be generated without gathering the data’ you need to press the button ‘calculate all details’ in Panel 2 and check the detai...
When I press ‘Save’ and ‘Create & Validate’ no changes are saved. Article rated 3.2/5.0
If there are any fatal errors in the data these will be displayed at the foot of the screen and the census will not be saved. These errors include failure to select a diocese from the list in panel 2.
Which file do we send and where is it? Article rated 3.2/5.0
Your Census return created several files with CES in the middle of their filenames.  Most of these files are reports and end with the html file extension. The file that should be submitted t...
We can’t find the XML file to upload Article rated 3.2/5.0
Your Census return created several files with CES in the middle of their filenames.  Most of these files are reports and end with the html file extension. The file that should be submitted t...
The school uses SIMS, but does not have the CES Census. How do I access it? Article rated 3.3/5.0
Go to Tools | Statutory Returns Tools or Routines | Statutory Returns. If
The CES Census options appear on screen but nothing happens when I click on them. Article rated 3.0/5.0
Ask the System Manager, or whoever provides computer access to new staff, to ensure that you have the appropriate levels of access to complete the CES Census. You should be given access to Personnel O...
The reference date in panel 1 shows last year’s date. Article rated 3.4/5.0
Your school has not updated SIMS with the latest autumn release. When your school's SIMS administrator has applied the latest release the Census reference date will be correct.
F1014 Error - Missing pupil religion Article rated 4.0/5.0
Validation error F1014 should occur when one or more students have no religion assigned. These will have ‘-‘ as their religion in the Census student detail report. If your school does have...
How do I change the effective date of a pupil’s religion? Article rated 3.5/5.0
1. Go to the pupil’s Student Details 2. Go to panel 8 (Ethnic / Cultural) 3. Click on the History button in the corner of the panel 4. Double click on Religion 5. Double click on the orange ...
F1015 - The totals of pupils by ethnicity and pupils by religion are different Article rated 3.9/5.0
F1015 error message is displayed when the total number of pupils when grouped by year group, gender and Catholicity is different to the total number of pupils when grouped by ethnicity. An error in t...
Inactive Religion Categories Article rated 3.7/5.0
When selecting Schools CES Census in Routines->Statutory Returns, you may see an error box saying there are one or more religion codes that do not have an active category. If this happens please s...
Error: Figures entered cannot exceed Year 11 Pupils on roll on last years CES return Article not rated yet
Very rarely this error message is generated erroneously when saving or creating and validating a census: Figures entered cannot exceed Year 11 Pupils on roll on last years CES return. To prevent thi...
 

 
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