Authorising the return

When all checking has been completed to the satisfaction of the headteacher, the return is authorised by clicking the authorise icon at the top of the screen. The return cannot be edited at this stage. Clicking the 'authorise' icon will save the CES Census return in xml format. The xml file is sent via the census website upload form to the CES. (The xml file is created from the una file at the point when the return is authorised.)

If an error is subsequently found in the data after authorisation, a new return should be created (see next sub-section).

Once the return has been completed and no further editing is needed the SIMS CES Census application can be closed by pressing the Close button at the top right of the screen.


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