This section provides information on the systems in place that enable schools and local authorities to transfer data safely and securely between themselves, the Department and other public bodies.
It also contains information and guidance on data management including an overview of legal data-protection issues around collecting and sharing personal data.
What the Department does with the data it collects from schools, local authorities and awarding bodies.
Multi-page article 29 May 2013
Access to recent and older issues of the ICES Bulletin, which is is sent to schools, local authorities (LAs) and other partners.
General article 23 May 2013
Information on forthcoming meetings between the Department and the Core Supplier Group.
General article 02 May 2013
Information on suggested texts for use by local authorities, schools and academies in Privacy Notices for the collection of data in the School, Early Years, Children in Need and School Workforce Censuses.
General article 27 November 2012
Information about ICES meetings with LAs and other partners regarding the education, skills and children's services (ESCS) sector and developments within it.
General article 26 April 2012
Information on school workforce data and how the Department uses it under current privacy laws.
General article 28 March 2012