School Workforce Census
Bringing together all of the information you need to stay up to date with the School Workforce Return.
Purpose of the School Workforce Census
The school workforce census is the Department for Education’s primary source of data on school staff, and informs departmental policy on pay and the monitoring of the effectiveness and diversity of the school workforce.
The data collected provides the DfE with statistics on the number and characteristics of teachers, teaching assistants and other non-classroom-based school support staff.
The statistics include:
- teachers’ salaries
- sickness absence levels
- number of teaching vacancies
For secondary school teachers, it also includes statistics on:
- the curriculum subject taught
- whether teachers have qualifications in the subjects they teach
- the hours spent teaching by subject
! Implementation of New NJC Pay Spine – April 2019
Gateshead Council has implemented the new national pay spine which has resulted in a change to grading structures effective from 1st April 2019. To ensure accuracy of your 2019 School Workforce Census we advise that any changes to scale points within your support staff contracts are amended within SIMS.
Please check the section below to find further information and instructions on how to update employee contracts within SIMS.
Supporting Documents and Files for SWC
For school following the Gateshead Pay Policy please read the Important Information document first to determine which file you will need to download.
Schools not following the Gateshead Pay Policy please refer to the Adding/Editing Service Terms in SIMS document.
- Important information (please read before amending any contracts)
- 2019 NJC Service Term Scales (Zip file)
- 2019 Gateshead NJC Pay Scales
- Preparing for the School Workforce Census
- Producing the School Workforce Census
- Adding/editing Service Terms in SIMS
- Data items expected for each category of the workforce
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