The Census questions

The following table lists every question in the Census with notes on their completion.

Please ensure that you deal with all the questions in the form. Where a question with a drop-down menu is not applicable, you should indicate this by selecting n/a from the drop-down box.

At any stage throughout the form you can print and/or save.

Page 2 questions - School characteristics

NoQuestionNotes on completion
1Date for data usedDrop down menu.
To match DfE Census and WG PLASC dates
England: 15/1/2015
Wales: 13/1/2015
2Name of School/CollegeMust be entered
3Address 1
4Address 2
5Town
6Postcode
7Telephone no
8Contact name
9Email addresses
10Website
11Head teacher
12Diocesan code
13Establishment Number
14Local Authority
15Unique Reference No
16Governance
17PhaseDrop-down menu (See Section 10)
18Gender of entryMale/female
19Gender of sixth formBoth/male/female/'n/a'
20Name of trusteesEnter only if not diocesan.

Page 2 questions - Teaching staff information

In the following sections pupil, staff and students are categorised as Catholic if they have been baptised or received into the Catholic Church.

NoQuestionNotes on completion
21Male staff with NPQH qualification (headcount)
A - Catholic
B - Other
Enter a whole number or leave blank.
National Professional Qualification for Headship.
Headcount: Number of individuals whether full or part time.
'other': Of other faiths or none.
22Female staff with NPQH qualificationEnter a whole number or leave blank.
23Male staff undertaking NPQH qualificationEnter a whole number or leave blank.
24Female staff undertaking NPQH qualificationEnter a whole number or leave blank.
25Vacancies in leadership groupEnter whole numbers or leave blank.
26Duration of vacancies in school termsThe number of terms the role has been vacant.
Enter whole numbers or leave blank.

Page 3 questions - Teaching staff information ctd

NoQuestionNotes on completion
27Acting head teacher CatholicYes/No.
The acting role may arise from any cause (e.g. long term sickness), not simply from a vacancy.
28Ethnicity of head teacherDrop down menu
Click Here for more info
29Number of executive head teachers (male & female)Enter whole numbers or leave blank.
30Number of head teachersEnter whole numbers or leave blank.
31Number of deputy head teachersEnter whole numbers or leave blank.
32Number of assistant head teachersEnter whole numbers or leave blank.
33Total Catholic teachers (headcount)Enter whole numbers or leave blank.
Headcount: number of teachers whether full or part time.
Include peripatetic teachers who normally teach at the school. Exclude teachers on extended (one or more terms) paid or unpaid leave. Exclude supply staff in post for less than a term.
34Total other teachers (headcount)Enter a whole number or leave blank.
See notes for Q38
35Number of staff who have CCRS (headcount)Enter a whole number or leave blank.
CCRS: Catholic Certificate in Religious Studies
36-45Teachers by ethnic group (headcount)

Include members of the leadership group/senior management team.
Enter whole numbers or leave blank.
Note for question 42: The Equality and Human Rights Commission defines Mixed as including: White and Black Caribbean, White and Black African, White and Asian, any other Mixed background. (Further information is available on the Equality and Human Rights Commission website. Click Here for more information.
46Number of specialist qualified RE teachersEnter a whole number or leave blank.
The number of specialist qualified Religious Education (RE) teachers whose first degree comprised the study of RE in whole or in part.
47Total number of staff who teach REEnter a whole number or leave blank.
48The number of staff whose teaching timetable comprises at least 50% of RE teaching.Enter a whole number or leave blank.
49Any RE classes taken by teaching assistantsYes/No

Teaching assistants (TAs) and/or higher level teaching assistants (HLTAS)

The extracts from the Training and Development Agency for Schools' (TDA) website which follow, describe the work of teaching assistants and higher level teaching assistants:

The role of a TA varies from school to school. TAs may work supporting an individual or a group of pupils, or they may support the teacher in the classroom.
Some schools employ TAs with a specialism, such as literacy, numeracy, English as an additional language, the creative arts or special education needs. TAs work under the guidance/supervision of the classroom teacher.

For more information please visit the Training and Development Agency for Schools
50-51Education support staff - HeadcountEnter whole numbers or leave blank.

Please include only the staff in the table at Appendix E. This is drawn from the support staff categories used by DfE and WG. Exclude staff on extended (one or more terms) paid or unpaid leave. Exclude supply staff in post for less than a term.

Page 4 questions - Number and charateristics of pupils on roll

Information is requested in terms of National Curriculum year groups.

In order to ensure consistent collection of data across users of SIMS and of the Excel spreadsheet, please include the following pupils:

  • Single Registration (pupils who solely attend this school)
  • Main - Dual Registration (pupils who belong to this school but also attend one or more other schools)

Do not be include data for pupils with other Enrolment Statuses as this would introduce double (or more) counting. Ie do not count pupils with:

  • Subsidiary - Dual Registration (pupils who belong to another school but attend this school for some of their lessons)
  • Guest (pupils who belong to another school but have attended this school on a single one off occasion)

The year group is the one in which the pupil is taught for the majority of the time regardless of their chronological age. The following values will apply to the majority of cases:

N1Nursery, aged less than 3
N2Nursery, aged greater than or equal to 3 but less than 4
RReception
1-14NC year groups 1-14

NoQuestionNotes on completion
52-119Number & characteristics of pupils on rollEnter whole numbers or leave blank.
120-129Number & characteristics of pupils on roll by religionEnter whole numbers or leave blank.

Page 5 questions - Number and charateristics of pupils on roll ctd

NoQuestionNotes on completion
130Number of pupils withdrawn from collective worship:
aOverallEnter a whole number or leave blank.
bTotal numbers in Y12 & Y13Enter a whole number or leave blank.
131School uniform
132If yes, uniform provides for requirements of other religions (eg Sikh)
133Number of pupils in care / looked afterEnter a whole number or leave blank.
134A - Takeup of free school meals
B - Eligibility for Ever 6 FSM (England only)
For more information on Pupil Premium and Ever 6 FSM click here
Enter a whole number or leave blank.
135Pupils with SEN without statementEnter a whole number or leave blank.
SEN: Special Educational Needs
136Pupils with SEN with statement

Include also pupils with EHCPs (Educational Health Care Plans)
Enter a whole number or leave blank.
137Students withdrawn from SREEnter a whole number or leave blank.
SRE: Sex and relationship education
138 - 147Number of pupils on roll by ethnic groupEnter a whole number or leave blank.
See notes for Q38-47

Page 5 questions - Data collections and management information

NoQuestionNotes on completion
148MIS that your school usesSelect from drop-down menu or, if other, enter the name.

MIS: Management Information System

We are trying to further develop automation of the collection of Census data. In order to do so, it would be helpful to know which system your school or college uses to manage its data.
 
 

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