|Service Sector:||VT Four S|
|Target Audience:||All Headteachers|
|Type of School:||Nursery, First, Infant, Junior, Primary, Short stay school, Special|
|Information Category:||Information||Respond /Action by:|
This bulletin is to inform you of the Data Management schedule for the Autumn Term 2010. Please ensure this information is disseminated to all relevant staff (as indicated).
We begin this Bulletin by thanking you for all your efforts over the past school year and acknowledging the need for a consistent and high level of communication. We would ask that you please be pro-active in ensuring you are receiving and reading all relevant Bulletins and, where applicable, emails being sent to schools. There is a need to have in place the necessary communications plans that allow data administrators to receive and pass on the detail around information management across the whole school.
If you are not receiving a weekly reminder with a hyperlink to the Schools Bulletin and would like to, please contact the authority on email@example.com and request you be included.
Year Planner (Administrative Staff)
We are in the process of producing the 2010/11 Management Information Year Planner. This will be mailed out to all schools at the end of August as usual in order to be with you at the beginning of term. The Planner will arrive in a cardboard tube – please keep your eye out for it as we understand these are sought after!
Please note the dates provided for each return are deadline dates – returns will always be accepted prior to deadlines, but we would ask for your support and assistance in meeting these dates.
School Census (Headteacher, Administrative Staff and IMS Coordinator)
The DFE School Census guidance notes are available for download on the Four S ICT Data Management website. These contain specific details of the data items to be collected each term.
Autumn Census (October)
Details will be available on the Four S website under ICT Data Management. A nil return is required. Nil returns can be submitted via the Four S website.
Strategic Information (Headteacher and Administrative Staff)
Strategic Information is under review by senior management within Surrey. Updates will be posted on the Four S website STOP PRESS.
2010 (for 2012) School Targets (Headteacher, Chair of Governors and Administrative Staff)
Schools will have received details of the FFT Live website for accessing all target setting data.
The collection of 2010 School Targets remains automated with all details available on the Four S website under ICT Data Management by no later than October half term, and earlier if at all possible. The Excel Workbook requires pupil numbers to be entered – the percentages for assessment targets are then calculated for you. You will also require a whole school Absence Target percentage.
Returns should be made to Four S, via WebXchange, by no later than Friday 19 November 2010. Please ensure the required Governors’ meeting to agree school targets has been set to meet this deadline.
Monthly Finance Reconciliation (Headteacher and Administrative Staff)
All schools are now returning monthly FINU81a forms electronically via WebXchange for automatic reconciliation into SAP, the County’s financial system. This process has reduced the need for double input and has resulted in more accurate figures being reported. Please check the 2010/2011 Year Planner for deadline dates.
For schools not using SIMS FMS, there is a spreadsheet available for use to enable this electronic transfer to take place.
Information Management Seminars (Headteacher and Administrative Staff)
There will be two seminars held next term. The first will be on Tuesday 23 November 2010 at Epsom Downs Racecourse 9:30 – 12:30. A second seminar will be held the following day 24 November 2010 at Kempton Park Racecourse 9:30 – 12:30.
The final programme and course booking details will be sent out in the Autumn Term. Please note there is no additional charge for these seminars as it is part of the SDA with Surrey. In the meantime, if you have any queries about the seminars or would like to suggest items for the programme, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Contact Name :||Teresa Scoble, Data Management Team Leader, VT Four S||Creation Date :||07/21/2010|
|Tel :||0800 073 4444||Published On :||07/20/2010|
|Fax :||01372 834000||For Academic Year :||2009/10|
|Email :||Teresa.email@example.com||Retention Date :|
|Postal Address :||VT Four S Head Office and Development Centre, Bay Tree Avenue, Kingston Road, Leatherhead KT22 7UE|