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SIMS Primary Summer Census – Half Day

You will be taken through the preliminary preparation for the census return, including the procedure for creating a return and correcting any outstanding validation errors. The course also explores the current return together with requirements for other returns.


  • Half Day

Course Objectives

This course will cover:

  • Checking your data to minimise errors when running the Summer Return
  • Setting up the Summer Return
  • Running the Return
  • Correcting errors
  • Running the Detailed Reports
  • Running the Summary
  • Authorising the Spring Return

Target audience

Delegates are advised to have a working knowledge of SIMS.


If you are unsure of any of the following, please do not hesitate to contact us to clarify 03452226802.

  • Delegates MUST have a good knowledge of SIMS.
  • Access to the internet.
  • The ability to join a teams meeting, preferably with a microphone and video camera.
  • Ideally delegates will have two monitors, but delegates can split their screen if you only have access to one.
  • This course is designed to be run on your school data, which allows delegates to make a dummy run of the census and check for gaps and/or errors in the school’s data. School ICT will therefore need access to remote into your workstation via ISL Online. Please ensure that your school firewall/security policies will allow this.
  • Delegates can choose to just view the course rather than actively participating if they prefer.
  • Notes will be sent electronically. Delegates may find them easier to follow if printed. However, these notes may contain hyperlinks.
  • As courses are delivered live, delegates must be on time and available undisturbed for the duration of the course.

Venue Details

Online delivery.


Friday 03 May 2024


9:30 am - 12:30 pm

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School ICT
+44345 2226802