FFT AspireCollaborate GroupsCollaborate provides schools with a way of combining performance data across multiple schools within FFT Aspire.The Business Intelligence Service can set these groups up for you, providing that the Headteachers of all schools agree to the data sharing. Please find a download of the sharing agreement below that requests the agreement from all schools for the group.Once received, we will be able to set up the group, which will be accessible to all user accounts at the schools involved.
EYFS Profile judgements are required for all pupils aged 5 years as at 31st August 2019, unless: An exception has been granted from the secretary of stateThe pupil will be continuing in EYFS provision beyond the academic year that they turn 5The child hasn’t attended the provision for a sufficient amount of time for a judgement to be made All EYFS assessments must have been made by Friday 28th June 2019. All final files should also be submitted to the Business Intelligence Service via AnyComms by this date. A pupil has recently moved to school from another – who should submit assessments for them? It depends on when the pupil started at their new school. If the start date is before the May half term holiday, then the new school are required to submit the assessments for them. If the start date is after the half term holiday, then the previous school are required to submit assessments for them. If a pupil transfers during the academic year, then the previous school must send a CTF to the new school with their assessments on.
School Census Information and Guidance (2018/2019 returns)
School Census Information and Guidance (2018/2019 Academic Year) January 2019 School Census School Census date: Thursday 17th January 2019LA maintained schools: Please ensure that the completed xml file and authorisation report are submitted to the Business Intelligence team via AnyComms by Friday 25th January 2019.Academies: Please ensure that the completed xml file is uploaded to DfE's COLLECT service by Wednesday 13th February 2019If the file is being submitted to the LA with any queries, please provide a brief note on the authorisation report to explain that it has been checked and is correct and to provide any further explanation to the query where necessary. Frequently Asked Questions Are we able to record post looked after arrangements?This data can be recorded in your MIS but only if those with parental responsibility agree for the information to be used. They will need to provide school with some written evidence in order for this information to be recorded. A child has recently moved into the borough from another school outside of the area. The child was eligible for free school meals at the previous school - are they still eligible?It depends on the start date of the eligibility period. If the child was eligible before 1st April 2018, then their eligibility for free school meals are protected for the remainder of this school phase (ie the end of their primary or secondary education depending on their yeargroup in the 2017/2018 academic year). Even if their circumstances change and they would no longer be eligible through the criteria, they are still eligible as it is protected.If the start date was after 1st April 2018 and they are no longer eligible through the relevant criteria, then their eligibility is not protected. Class Information Some of our school are on a school trip on January census day - what should we do?The class records should reflect a normal class situation for all classes so if some of the school are away on a school trip for the day, then please base the records on the Wednesday or Friday of that week. The school meals taken data should also reflect a usual class situation. If some of the school are on a trip, then the data recorded should be based on the next available typical day. A lot of classes are being taught non academic subjects such as music, art or PE - what should we do?The class records should reflect where the majority of classes are being taught academic subjects so if the selected time doesn't reflect this, base the classes on the next teaching hour. Hours at Setting and Part Time/Full Time Statuses The hours at setting should reflect the hours attended across each week by a pupil. This is the total number of hours attended - either funded for by the early years education entitlement, funded for by the parent directly or funded for by the extended entitlement.The part time status is recorded as part time if a pupil attends under 10 sessions per week (normally around 25 hours per week). If a pupil attends the full 10 sessions per week then they are considered full time.
Key Stage 2 Tests and Teacher Assessments
Key Dates - Teacher Assessments for KS2Monday 20th May - NCA tools open for TAs to be uploaded by schools Thursday 27th June - Deadline for all TAs to be uploaded to NCA Tools - it is vital for all schools to meet this deadline in order for TA data to be used in the first release of the Analyse School Performance data and in the School Performance Tables. Frequently Asked Questions Is it possible to report Greater Depth in Science Teacher Assessments?There is only one standard for Science at KS2 for teacher assessments - 'working at the expected standard'. A pupil who has completed the programme of study will be judged as either ‘working at the expected standard’ or ‘has not met the expected standard’. Key Dates for KS2 Tests Friday 23rd November - test paper orders for KS2 2018/2019 due via NCA toolsw/c Monday 29th April - Schools receive test materials from STAMonday 29th April - Deadline for schools to submit applications for additional timeMonday 13th May - Thursday 16th May - Schools to administer the KS2 testsFriday 24th May - Deadline to submit the KS2 Headteacher's declaration form (via NCA tools)
Pupil Data Maintenance
Pupil Data MaintenanceEvery week, a data conflict report is sent back to school via AnyComms if any conflicts arise between the school's data and data held centrally at the LA. This process helps to keep your pupil data up to date and accurate and ensures that data is correct ready for School Census periods.Please ensure that these reports are downloaded, checked and data in your MIS is amended wherever required. Examples of data conflictsCommon data issues Issuing UPNsPlease ensure that all checks are carried out for UPNs before issuing a new permanent UPN. We have seen instances previously where pupils who have been at schools for years before have been issued with new permanent UPNs when they already have one allocated from another school. If you are ever in doubt whether a new UPN can be issued or not, please contact the team who will be happy to assist locating the UPNs where available. EHCP Start DatesPaperwork from the inclusion team will be sent to school showing a start date that the EHCP is effective from. Please ensure that the date written on the paperwork is used as the effective date in your MIS rather than the date that the paperwork is received. Nursery Pupils - Year groups and hours at setting There is often confusion about how to record year groups and hours at setting for nursery pupils. The year groups should be based on a pupil's date of birth as at 31st August 2018 and are as follows:E2 – (date of birth - 01/09/2016 – 31/08/2017)N1 – (date of birth - 01/09/2015 – 31/08/2016)N2 – (date of birth - 01/09/2014 – 31/08/2015)The year groups for nursery pupils do not change during the academic year. Once recorded, the year group remains the same until the end of the academic year unless otherwise instructed.