Important information regarding changes to the provision of analysis on BSO

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Due to a change in funding arrangements the Information Management Team (IMT) is moving to a Service Level Agreement (SLA) model and schools have 1 week left (19 May 2017) to subscribe to this service for 2017-18.

This brings Bradford Metropolitan District Council in line with many other Local Authorities’ provision of data and analysis for schools. The services and the pricing structure that will be included as part of the IMT’s SLA offer are explained in this information leaflet.

Over the years the Information Management Team (IMT) has provided timely, accurate and valuable data and analysis to schools, moving from the old “white folder” to the highly regarded systems on Bradford Schools Online (BSO).  The data tools on BSO are also undergoing an overhaul and will be re-launched during the summer with new and improved functionality, including the option to export data and analysis from Deeper Data.

IMT believe that the subscription charges represent excellent value for money as schools will continue to receive high quality analysis of their performance and access support from colleagues who have many years of experience of working with, and analysing, school data.  IMT also believe this is the most cost effective way for schools to continue to receive the information that they require to support school improvement.  A release schedule is available here that shows the planned data releases for the 2017 results season for schools that purchase the IMT SLA.

To subscribe to this service, please complete this SLA Agreement Form and return it to by Friday 19 May 2017.  Letters have also been sent to all headteachers during the Easter holidays.

Please note that schools which decide not to purchase the IMT SLA will no longer be able to access the Data Tools area of BSO from 1 June 2017.

The following sections of BSO will be restricted to schools that purchase an SLA include:

  • School Details
  • Key Data
  • Standard Reports
  • Deeper Data
  • Pupil Results Finder

Bradford Council will continue to collect and submit to the DfE the Statutory End of Key Stage and School Census data free of charge.

If you have any questions regarding the IMT traded service offering, please contact Jonny Trayer on 07582 102600 or by email.

IMT look forward to continuing to provide your school with comprehensive data analysis and expertise to support your school improvement agenda.


Published: 11/05/2017
Audience: All Headteachers, Senior Leadership Team and Data Managers
Contact: Jonny Trayer

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