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  • Updated KS4 transition matrices tool with 2018 national figures

    Advice April 2019

    The powerful subject value-added (VA) grid combines DfE transition matrices (TMs), published as part of the Guidance in the Performance Tables in January 2019, with the pupil-level datafile produced for each school by the DfE for the exam result data-checking exercise each October.

  • Progress 8 toolkit

    Advice February 2019

    ASCL member David Blow has produced a detailed analysis tool for Progress 8 together with helpful notes that include prompts and questions on its use.

  • Analyse school performance (ASP) update - March 2019

    Advice March 2019

    KS4 revised data for 2018 and revised Destinations (after KS4) for 2017, is now available in ASP.

  • Due diligence guidance

    Advice March 2019

    The DfE has published best practice guidance for governing bodies of maintained schools, local authorities and academy trusts on Due Diligence in Academies and Maintained Schools.

  • School Financial Value Standard (SFVS)

    Advice May 2019

    The SFVS process for local authority maintained schools has changed from 1 April 2019.

  • DfE guide for schools and local authorities on unique pupil numbers

    Advice June 2019

    The DfE has published a guide on the unique pupil number (UPN) – the 13-character code that identifies each pupil in the local-authority-maintained school system.

  • Copyright Licensing Agency

    Advice July 2019

    Did you know that UK schools already hold a copyright licence from the Copyright Licensing Agency? School staff can therefore copy extracts of published works without worrying about the permission that can be necessary under copyright law.

  • Benchmarking update

    Advice June 2019

    The DfE’s benchmarking for school’s website has three updated features.

  • June checking exercise

    Advice June 2019

    The window for checking that your school has the correct pupils identified for inclusion in performance tables, ASP, IDSR etc is now open until 5pm on 1 July. It is very important to check that the DfE list is correct; we are aware that a significant number of schools do not routinely do this.

  • EU exit guide: data protection for education providers

    Advice April 2019

    The DfE has published information for education providers on how to remain compliant with data protection laws when the UK leaves the EU