SIMS Post-16 Census and maximising Post-16 funding

Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage, Robertson House, Six Hills Way
Course Tutors
Jackie Kirk
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Target Audience
Business Managers / Heads of Year / Senior Leaders
target audience
Course Types
Course categories
Academies and Schools (including EYFS)
Data Management Services / Sixteen to Nineteen
Event Description
The Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) requires learning aim information to be submitted via the school census return for schools with a Sixth Form.

As communicated by ESFA, institutions may not receive the correct funding if the post-16 data returned is not accurate. Where schools make errors in the data they return, there is no guarantee that it will be subsequently corrected, even if a business case is submitted.

To support schools with the process of ensuring the post-16 census data returned from SIMS is accurate, Suki Gill, 16-19 Curriculum and Funding Adviser and Jackie Kirk, Data Management Consultant, have collaborated to deliver this joint session. The aim of the session is to give an overview and understanding of the data recorded in SIMS which feed into the census return as well as have an understanding of the key data requirements thus ensuring schools claim 100% funding in 2020/21.
Training objectives
Learning outcomes
By attending this course, participants will:

  • understand the data required for the 2019 autumn census

  • understand the implications of the census data returned from SIMS to their final 16-19 funding for 2020/21

  • learn how to manage post-16 data in SIMS

  • understand the links between course manager, timetable, exams organiser and the post-16 census

Additional Information
Start Date
Tuesday 8 October 2019
End Date
Tuesday 8 October 2019
Closing Date
Monday 7 October 2019
09:00 - 13:00
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