Data and Information Services

The S4S Data and Information Service works with you to enable the effective use of your school data and information management systems. We recognise the importance that your school data has in underpinning school improvement. Our team will provide you with a range of support packages to assist in the strategic and operational management of data in your school, allowing you to focus on raising standards in education for children and young people.

Our Data Managers and Specialists are focused on understanding the individual needs of your school and will deliver solutions that are appropriate to the challenges you face in leadership and management. We adopt a proactive approach to supporting schools, working closely with your school improvement partners and system suppliers.

We provide expert support, advice, guidance and training in the use of your management information system (SIMS). As a fully licensed SIMS Support Unit, we can offer academies a complete information management support package, easing the burden of administration in school and enabling your leadership team to make evidence-based decisions.

We also specialise in advising schools on Data Protection and Information Governance issues and will support your staff with training and in achieving compliance with your legal responsibilities.

Evidence based decision making

The focus on school performance has never been sharper. At S4S our data management services are designed to assist school leaders and Governors with evidence based decision making.

By ensuring that you have access to the right information at the right time, and in a format that works for your establishment, we will enable the effective use of your data and information management systems.

Removing the burden of data management

Your time in school is precious, so our services have been designed to assist with the management of essential tasks including:

  • Preparation and production of statutory returns
  • Supporting your teacher assessment cycle
  • Management of progress and tracking systems
  • Compliance with requirements of the Data Protection Act and the Freedom Of Information Act
  • Quality control of your core pupil data
  • Monitoring and analysis of key groups in school (including provision mapping)
  • Support for behaviour and achievement systems
  • Training for your staff on the management of key processes

Transforming data into management information

We recognise the importance that your school data has in underpinning school improvement. Our team will provide you with a range of support packages to assist in the strategic and operational management of data in your school, enabling you to focus on raising standards in education for children and young people.

Our team of Data Managers and Specialists are focussed on understanding your schools individual needs and offering solutions that are appropriate to the challenges you face in leadership and management. We adopt a proactive approach to supporting schools, working closely with your school improvement partners and system suppliers.

Supporting your systems

As a fully licensed SIMS Support Unit, we can offer your school* a complete information management support package, easing the burden of administration in school and ensuring your systems are meeting your changing needs. Our service offer is now extended to include support, advice, guidance and training in the use of your management information system (SIMS).