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SIMS School Workforce Census

sims square 80Are you daunted by the task of completing your School Workforce Census Return?

Are you new to school and/or would benefit from additional support completing your School Workforce Census?
This half day workshop provides an excellent opportunity to run final checks on your data (following the Link2ICT School Workforce guidance notes). The workshop will provide an opportunity to utilise the support and knowledge of Link2ICT’s specialist trainers 

Workshop outcomes – upon completing this workshop you will be able to:

Attempt a dry run of your school’s Census return

Link2ICT will assist with resolving any errors/queries that the Census may produce using guidance from the Link2ICT and DFE notes

IMPORTANT Pre-requisites:

During the workshop we will need to remote connect to your computer in school from the Link2ICT Training Room.

For this reason, the workshop is ONLY available to schools who subscribe to Link2ICT and BGFL Connectivity.

Before you attend the workshop please ensure that your SIMS MIS (Management Information System) is upgraded to the latest build or version.

If in doubt please contact the Service Desk on 0121 303 5100



The IP address of your SIMS workstation and arrange with someone in school to accept your connection.

You will need exclusive rights to your workstation for the duration of the workshop.

You will need the Link2ICT SIMS School Workforce Census notes (download from Link2ICT Knowledge Base at

This course is intended for:


Finance Assistants 

Finance Officers 

School Bursars 

Data Managers

Cost: Free or £179 (per person for non-subscribing schools)