This page includes other published material that may be of interest and assistance to local authorities and schools.

  • The document 'School resource evidence paper - Sept 2010' summarises the key findings from the School Workforce Statistical First Release, first published in May 2010 and some additions made on 29 September 2010. This uses for the first time data collected via the School Workforce Census.
  • The slides from the March local authorities conferences are available for use. These include feedback from the spring 2010 collection and a reminder of the requirements for autumn 2010. Local authorities may wish to use some of the material in training sessions with their schools.
  • The slides from the academy briefing sessions are also available for use. Academies that have yet to make a School Workforce Census return may find these particularly helpful as they include advice on the steps that need to be taken to prepare for the autumn collection.
  • The handout 'Evaluation of autumn 2009 pilot' gives the key findings from a quality review of the data collected in the autumn 2009 pilot and describes some of the analysis the Department has carried out with the information collected.
  • The document 'Rationale and benefits of the School Workforce Census' describes how the data can provide benefits at national, local and school level. It could be used by local authorities to enhance communications across the authority at all levels. It is hoped it will be an aid to recruitment of schools and help in ensuring their cooperation with the project.
  • The document 'School Workforce Census strategy' outlines key factors to consider when selecting a delivery model. The three basic delivery models are: (i) local authority database(s)/system(s) only, (ii) mixed economy (part local authorities and part schools), or (iii) schools only. This document considers the pros and cons of each model.
  • Issues were raised at the March local authority conferences and the spreadsheet 'Issues raised by LAs at the March SWF conferences' contains those issues and the Department's response.