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School Workforce Census

School Workforce Census 2019 – Thursday 7th November 2019

Key Dates for the School Workforce Census 2019:

Census date: 07/11/2019

Absence collected from 01/09/2018 to 31/08/2019

Continuous contracts collected from 01/09/2018 to 07/11/2019

Useful Documentation:-

SWFC Errors
Preparing for the School Workforce Census
Producing the School Workforce 2019 
Minimum Notepad Entries for Queries on the School Workforce Census

Errors and resolutions

Capita have produced a help guide which addresses a variety of errors…should you encounter any.  These errors are listed by their error code in the document attached and correspond with the ones shown in SIMS in the errors and queries section of your return. Click here to see the document.

Updates/Changes to this year’s Census

The School Workforce Census 2019 Return includes the following changes:

To comply with the DfE requirements, SWC has been removed from the School Workforce Census filenames and replaced with SWF, e.g. 999XXXX_SWF_823LL19_001_Basic_Details.XML. The filenames affected by this change are the .una, .xml and .int files, as well as all reports (including the validations error summary).

The following changes have been made to staff SWR posts:

The Support Staff (SUP) code has been made inactive but will still be collected and then converted to Other Support Staff (OSP) in the return.