Data burdens on schools

Letter from Secretary of State for Education to local authorities and academy trusts on reducing data burdens on schools

Data burdens on schools

Details

The Secretary of State for Education wrote to local authorities and academy trusts on 17 July, saying that they should not request regular attainment data from schools, or targets or predictions, unless the schools meet a trigger for intervention.

If this is required it should be in the school’s existing format where possible, and should not add to the number of data collections.

This letter meets a commitment in the Making data work report.