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Guidance: Deals for schools

by RSSFeed | July 9, 2018 | DfE, General (FTV), RSS
The Schools Commercial Team (SCT) within DfE has reviewed a wide range of deals. These have been assessed for compliance with procurement regulations, ease of use, suitability and value for money. I’ve also considered feedback from schools already using...
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The 2018 phonics screening check threshold mark is…

by Dave | June 25, 2018 | DfE
The 2018 phonics screening check threshold mark will be published on Monday 25 June. Teachers should check each pupil’s mark against the threshold to establish whether they have achieved the expected standard. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/key-stage-1-phonics-screening-check-administration-guidance   The 2018 phonics screening check...
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News story: New free website for schools to advertise vacancies

by RSSFeed | June 5, 2018 | DfE, General (FTV), RSS
Education Secretary Damian Hinds has launched a clampdown on agencies charging schools “excessive” fees to recruit staff and advertise vacancies, in a drive to help save money and enable teachers to focus on what matters in the classroom. Many...
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Detailed guide: What maintained schools must publish online

by RSSFeed | May 25, 2018 | DfE, General (FTV), RSS
Updated: Updated policy information for maintained schools. Every local-authority-maintained school must publish specific information on its website to comply with The School Information (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2012 and 2016 and other relevant legislation. If you’re an academy or free...
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Guidance: Find, join or create a network for school business professionals

by RSSFeed | May 18, 2018 | DfE, General (FTV), RSS
Updated: Introduction added to ‘Schools business professional networks directory’. Minor changes made to ‘Join or create a network for school business professionals’. This guide describes how business professionals working in schools can join or create a school business professional...
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Guidance: Data protection: privacy notice model documents

by RSSFeed | May 17, 2018 | DfE, GDPR (FTV), General (FTV), RSS
Updated: Added an explanation of privacy notices and updated the suggested texts. Providing accessible information to individuals about the use of personal data is a key element of the Data Protection Act 1998 and General Data Protection Regulation. The...
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Key Stage returns with SIMS (2018)

by Dave | May 10, 2018 | DfE
Marksheet names: Foundation Stage: Year R EYFS Profile 2018 Key Stage 1: Year 1  Phonics Screening Year 1 2018 Year 2 Phonics Screening Year 2 2018 KS1 A. Teacher Assessments 2018 KS1 B. P Scale Data Entry 2018 Key Stage...
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Reporting teacher assessment data

by Dave | May 9, 2018 | DfE
KS1 – PDF from GOV Although this document is dated May 2017, the code descriptions are the same, and the only current version I can find.       Hits: 5...
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Guidance: School census: notepad entries for COLLECT queries

by RSSFeed | May 2, 2018 | DfE, General (FTV), RSS
Updated: Replaced notepad entries spreadsheet with the summer 2018 collection. This document lists acceptable notes to explain queries in COLLECT. Once you’ve entered your school census data into COLLECT, it will automatically notify you if there are any errors...
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Guidance: School workforce census 2018: business and technical specification

by RSSFeed | April 24, 2018 | DfE, General (FTV), RSS
Updated: Added school workforce validation rules. These documents give technical information about submitting data for the 2018 school workforce census. They describe the data items for collection in the census. These documents are for software suppliers and users of:...
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Guidance: Data protection: toolkit for schools

by RSSFeed | April 24, 2018 | DfE, GDPR (FTV), General (FTV), RSS
To prepare for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) coming into force in May 2018 all organisations handling personal data, including schools, need to have the right governance measures. This guidance will help schools develop policies and processes for...
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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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