Data and Information Services
We recognise the importance of using data and information to inform decision making in schools. We also understand the additional burden that data management presents to teacher workload.
Our Data and Information Services 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.
Flexible Data Management Support
We have ready made data management solutions for individual schools and a suite of MAT analysis tools, all tailored to help you make the most effective us of your school data.
Whether you are a Headteacher of a Primary school trying to demonstrate the impact of mobility to your Governing Board, or an Assistant Principal tasked with restructuring the whole school timetable, we can help!
The following processes are included at no additional cost for all data management customers:
Support in the production of 3 x School Census returns
Support in the production of School Workforce Census return
Completion and submission of Key Stage Statutory returns
Support with “end of year” processes
Import of Pupil Premium data download
Support in the production of 3 x early Years Funding returns
Attendance and Cohort profile analysis
Proficiency in English analysis
Data Protection Expertise on-hand when you need it most
Our Data Protection Officer support allows you to appoint an independent external professional to the mandatory role of DPO; providing objective strategic advice and scrutiny to decision making.
Experience from working with schools and Trusts across the country means our experts will share knowledge and advice on managing compliance, reducing risk and providing urgent help and assistance when issues occur.
Excellent SIMS Support
Not getting what you need from your current support provider? Our competitively priced SIMS support is excellent (that’s what our schools tell us).
If you choose our Bronze, Silver or Gold Data Management service, you will be eligible for our discounted SIMS Support. This service is available to academies or schools preparing for academy conversion.
Dashboards for Schools and Trusts included in our Resource Library
All of our Data Management packages now include access to newly developed S4S data dashboards.
Using Microsoft’s Power BI analysis tools, our dashboards are ideal for use with your SLT, or presenting to Governors. We can also produce a bespoke array of visual resources that are both straightforward to use, easy to understand and incredibly powerful.
At S4S we have the expertise, to ensure Integrated Curriculum and Financial Planning (ICFP) supports you in making the most effective use of increasingly limited resources across your school or academy Trust.
Our specialist team of finance, information management and HR consultants work collaboratively with you to deliver a fully integrated approach in the completion of your ICFP review.
Integrated Curriculum and Financial Planning (ICFP)
At S4S we have the expertise, to ensure Integrated Curriculum and Financial Planning (ICFP) is carried out effectively within schools.
Our specialist team of finance, data and HR consultants work collaboratively with your Trust to deliver a fully integrated approach in the completion of your ICFP review. Our approach is focussed on effective resource management and efficient financial management in schools and multi-academy trusts.
Using a framework which places curriculum and financial planning at the heart of the budgeting process. ICFP is key area of focus for the Department for Education (DFE) in the measurement of the link between effective resource management and efficient financial management. S4S will help you evidence this link and provide the information you need to support robust strategy develop across your Trust.
We will work directly with your leadership teams, Trust Boards and Governing bodies to provide strategic advice and a range of operational tools and solutions, helping you to understand ICFP and its role in resource management.
Our team will work with you to identify and prepare key data and information for a detailed ICFP report. This output, can in turn, be used to support informed and collaborative decision-making, involving school leaders, governors and trustees.
If would like to understand more about how S4S can add real value to the ICFP process, or would like to arrange a complimentary discussion around your requirements, please contact us.