Other Telephone numbers in SIMS
Contact Telephone Type (Amended 16/01/2009)
The DCSF have now responded to my email about "Other" as a Telephone Type (Telephone Location) and have informed me that they cannot accept Return Files with "O" as Telephone Type. However, they also tell me that it is a straightforward matter for those uploading to COLLECT to make the change at that point. I doubt if there are many schools that have made use of "Other" as a Telephone Location.
This will almost certainly lead to an amount of extra work for school staff, which was not supposed to be the case. Equally I am told that other MIS suppliers were aware of this and made changes to avaoid this happening