DfE – Posts

Quick Tags:

This site is primarily focused on Information & Technology in and around Education, Assessment and Management Systems.

Recent Site-1 Census EoY GDPR DfE MDT Learning

Hits: 0

Recent posts:

Detailed guide: Key stage 1 assessments data collection: guide to submitting data

by RSSFeed | February 15, 2018 | Detailed guide, 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...
Read More...

Detailed guide: Phonics screening check data collection: guide to submitting data

by RSSFeed | February 13, 2018 | Detailed guide, 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...
Read More...

Transparency data: Local authority interactive tool (LAIT)

by RSSFeed | February 5, 2018 | DfE, General (FTV), RSS, Transparency data
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...
Read More...

Transparency data: DfE external data shares

by RSSFeed | February 2, 2018 | DfE, General (FTV), RSS, Transparency data
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...
Read More...

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...
Read More...

Guidance: School census 2017 to 2018: technical information

by RSSFeed | January 16, 2018 | DfE, Front-Page Content, General (FTV), Guidance, 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...
Read More...

Detailed guide: School census: guide to submitting data

by RSSFeed | January 13, 2018 | Detailed guide, DfE, Front-Page Content, 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...
Read More...

Guidance: School census 2017 to 2018: guide for schools and LAs

by RSSFeed | January 13, 2018 | DfE, Front-Page Content, General (FTV), Guidance, 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...
Read More...

Capita release Fileset 803

by Dave | January 10, 2018 | DfE, Front-Page Content, 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...
Read More...

Guidance: Early years census 2018: guide

by RSSFeed | January 9, 2018 | DfE, Front-Page Content, General (FTV), Guidance, 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...
Read More...

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...
Read More...

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...
Read More...

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...
Read More...

New deal to help schools save cash on computer equipment – News stories – GOV.UK

by Dave | January 8, 2017 | Front-Page Content, 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...
Read More...

KS2 Pupil results – NCA Tools

by Dave | July 4, 2016 | DfE, Front-Page Content, 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...
Read More...

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...
Read More...

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...
Read More...

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: 86...
Read More...

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...
Read More...

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...
Read More...

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...
Read More...

Summer Census 2016

by Dave | May 19, 2016 | Site-1
Today was the Summer Census for schools. [19-05-2016) It was a short one this time, although that should not fool you, each one is collecting information automatically, so you need to make sure you’re ready in advance. It is common...
Read More...

Secure Access issues (DFE)

by Dave | May 18, 2016 | Site-1
On Friday I  experienced some issues with the DFE’s Secure Access website. Login successful Forced to change password Forced to select one of several unique passwords Confirm password change Website hangs Original password fails to work New password fails to work Request...
Read More...

UPRN (Unique Property Reference Number) for Pupil’s Address

by Dave | March 10, 2016 | Front-Page Content, General (FTV), Site-1
The UPRN is voluntary for this Census, but will mandatory for 2017/18 Censuses. Via: https://myaccount.capita-cs.co.uk/forums/thread/sims-census/2eb22287-f0e5-e511-a7d4-0050568b7785 What is a UPRN? A Unique Property Reference Number (UPRN) is a unique alphanumeric identifier for every spatial address in Great Britain and can be...
Read More...

Data Returns (EYFSP/KS2)

by Dave | June 26, 2015 | Site-1
Today I have successfully submitted: Foundation Stage Profiles to the Local Authority KS2 Teaching Assessments to the NCA.   Hits: 70...
Read More...

Hits: 0

Hits: 12