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Guidance: Free school meals: guidance for schools and local authorities

by RSSFeed | April 19, 2018 | DfE, General (FTV), RSS
Updated: Updated to confirm manual checking arrangements for the self-employed. This document is for: local authorities local-authority-maintained schools academies free schools It provides guidance on free school meal eligibility and the introduction of transitional protection arrangements under Universal Credit...
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Detailed guide: School workforce census: guide to submitting data

by RSSFeed | April 18, 2018 | DfE, General (FTV), RSS
Updated: Added ‘School workforce census 2018: business and technical specification’. The school workforce census is a statutory data collection that takes place each autumn. You must complete statutory censuses by law unless there’s a good reason not to. The...
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Guidance: Protection of children’s biometric information in schools

by RSSFeed | March 23, 2018 | DfE, General (FTV), RSS
Updated: Updated guidance to extend use of biometric data to further education colleges. The legal duties of schools and colleges that wish to use pupils’ biometric information with automated biometric recognition systems. The duties of schools in the Protection...
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Detailed guide: Early years foundation stage profile return: how to submit data

by RSSFeed | March 22, 2018 | DfE, General (FTV), RSS
Updated: Changed the deadline for submitting data. The early years foundation stage profile (EYFSP) return is a statutory data collection of EYFSP assessments. Local authorities must complete statutory data collections by law unless there’s a good reason not to....
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Detailed guide: Key stage 1 assessments data collection: guide to submitting data

by RSSFeed | February 15, 2018 | DfE, General (FTV), RSS
Updated: Updated deadlines for 2018 and added a technical specification for 2018 data collection. The key stage 1 (KS1) assessments data collection is a statutory data collection that takes place each June. You must complete statutory data collections by...
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Detailed guide: Phonics screening check data collection: guide to submitting data

by RSSFeed | February 13, 2018 | DfE, General (FTV), RSS
Updated: Updated information for 2018 phonics screening check data collection. The phonics screening check data collection is an annual statutory data collection that takes place each June. Local authorities must complete statutory data collections by law unless there’s a...
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Transparency data: Local authority interactive tool (LAIT)

by RSSFeed | February 5, 2018 | DfE, General (FTV), RSS
Updated: Updated the LAIT tool and version log. The local authority interactive tool (LAIT) presents information in interactive tables and charts with the local authority’s rank and position in England. It includes data on: children looked after by local...
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Transparency data: DfE external data shares

by RSSFeed | February 2, 2018 | DfE, General (FTV), RSS
Updated: Added updated versions of the ‘National pupil database third-party requests’ documents. Added sentence about archived document to bottom of details section. ‘National pupil database third-party requests’ includes: tier of data: description of data held within each tier June...
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Parental responsibility: guide for schools and local authorities

by Dave | January 25, 2018 | DfE, General (FTV)
Guidance for local authorities and schools dealing with adults who have legal rights and responsibilities for children at their school. This guide is for: school governing bodies school leaders school staff local authorities diocesan boards It applies to: local-authority-maintained schools...
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Guidance: School census 2017 to 2018: technical information

by RSSFeed | January 16, 2018 | DfE, General (FTV), RSS
Updated: Updated ‘School census 2017 to 2018: business and technical specification’ to version 2.0. This is technical information about submitting data for the school census 2017 to 2018. Use this if you’re a: supplier of software for school management...
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Detailed guide: School census: guide to submitting data

by RSSFeed | January 13, 2018 | DfE, General (FTV), RSS
Updated: Added infant class size validation guide to the ‘Help to complete the census’ section. The school census is a statutory census that takes place during the autumn, spring, and summer terms. You must complete statutory censuses by law...
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Guidance: School census 2017 to 2018: guide for schools and LAs

by RSSFeed | January 13, 2018 | DfE, General (FTV), RSS
Updated: Updated the guide. The document’s version history explains the changes. This guide will help schools and local authorities: understand the purpose of the school census see the changes from the previous year’s census add the right level of...
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Capita release Fileset 803

by Dave | January 10, 2018 | DfE, General (FTV), SIMS
Capita have released Fileset 803, usually available from http://www.capitaess.co.uk/home/index.asp, however if you make a call to the Capita Helpdesk they’ll be able to send it through to you via email. You’ll need this for the Spring Census 2018 (Thursday...
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Guidance: Early years census 2018: guide

by RSSFeed | January 9, 2018 | DfE, General (FTV), RSS
RSS Content from HM Government Updated: Added funding methodology and information on adjusting PTE places for providers funded for over 38 weeks. These guides are to help local authorities and early years providers, who receive direct government funding, prepare...
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General Data Protection Regulation: Evolution or Revolution for Schools?

by Dave | November 1, 2017 | DfE, GDPR (FTV)
iPublished under the 'Open Government Licence for public sector information". https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/open-government-licence/version/3/  Via: https://teaching.blog.gov.uk/2017/10/24/general-data-protection-regulation-evolution-or-revolution-for-schools/ Like the DfE, many schools are increasingly talking about General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) – the beefing up of data protection, which will be written into...
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Phonics Threshold for 2017 is…….32

by Dave | June 26, 2017 | DfE, Site-1
These materials are published to help teachers and pupils become familiar with the phonics screening check, and to enable teachers to score their pupils’ performance once the check has been administered. The 2017 phonics screening check threshold mark is...
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Spring Census 2017

by Dave | January 19, 2017 | Site-1
iAutumn 2016 SIMS Upgrade required.Census Date: 19-01-2017 In order to complete the Census, I needed to get SIMS up to Autumn 2016; unfortunately, I had to delay the update by some weeks until internal prerequisites were completed. I also...
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New deal to help schools save cash on computer equipment – News stories – GOV.UK

by Dave | January 8, 2017 | General (FTV), Site-1
Schools considering buying new tablets, laptops or desktop devices this year could save thousands of pounds by taking advantage of a new deal developed by the DfE and Crown Commercial Services (CCS). CCS will then work with suppliers to...
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KS2 Pupil results – NCA Tools

by Dave | July 4, 2016 | DfE, General (FTV)
iResults for the 2016 key stage 2 (KS2) national curriculum tests are now available (05-07-2016)Schools will be able to download results in common transfer format (CTF) files that can be loaded into a management information system (MIS) rather than keyed in...
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Data Returns (KS1 – TA and Phonics)

by Dave | June 30, 2016 | Site-1
Today I have successfully submitted: KS1 Teacher Assessments and Phonics 1/2 Marksheets: Focus Assessment Marksheet Entry KS1 A. Teacher Assessments 2016: Year 2 KS1 B. P Scale Data Entry 2016: Year 2 Phonics Screening Year 1 2016: Year 1...
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Data Returns (KS2 – TA)

by Dave | June 30, 2016 | Site-1
Today I have successfully submitted: KS2 Teacher Assessments Marksheets: Focus Assessment Marksheet Entry KS2 A. Teacher Assessments 2016: Year 6 KS2 B. P Scale Data Entry 2016: Year 6 Return CTF: Routines Data Out CTF Export CTF KS2, Year...
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Data Returns (EYFSP)

by Dave | June 23, 2016 | Site-1
Today I have successfully submitted: Foundation Stage Profiles to the Local Authority Marksheets: Focus Assessment Marksheet Entry EYFS Profile 2016 : Year R Return CTF: Routines Data Out CTF Export CTF Early Years Foundation Stage Data (FSP) Hits: 89...
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2016 assessment and reporting arrangements: PDF format versions – Publications – GOV.UK

by Dave | June 23, 2016 | Site-1
2016 assessment and reporting arrangements: PDF format versions From: Standards and Testing Agency First published: 12 October 2015 Last updated: 25 April 2016, see all updates Part of: National curriculum assessments: guidance for local authorities PDF format versions of...
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DfE Keystage Returns

by Dave | June 15, 2016 | Site-1
2016 is the first year that the DfE requires End of Term KeyStage data to be returned with the new assessment codes. Previous years have seen data returns sent as Levels, however since this is the first year without...
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Section 7: Phonics screening check – 2016 Key stage 1: assessment and reporting arrangements (ARA) – Guidance – GOV.UK

by Dave | June 13, 2016 | DfE, Site-1
iWeek commencing 13th June 2016.The phonics screening check is designed to confirm whether pupils have learnt phonic decoding to an appropriate standard. It will identify pupils who need extra help to improve their decoding skills.The check consists of 20...
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