We identified some issues when reviewing May 2018 School Census data. It appears that the Top Up indicator “True” had not been selected in relation to a number of students who were on an Education Health and Care (EHC) Plan, and were also in receipt of Top Up Funding.
The vast majority of pupils on EHC Plans will also be in receipt of Top Up Funding, can you please ensure when completing this term’s School Census return all pupils are correctly recorded – in such cases the individual pupil record should reflect that they are on a EHCP Plan (SEN Code “E”) and “True” is selected in relation to the SEN Top Up flag.
If you require further information or have any other queries in relation to your School Census in SIMS, please log a call with the Service Desk via is_servicedesk@
northumberland.gov.uk or 01670 627004.