Important information regarding 2018-19 Information Management Team SLA

Due to a change in funding arrangements in 2017, the Information Management Team (IMT) moved to a Service Level Agreement (SLA) model for the provision of data and analysis for schools from the summer of 2017.

This brought Bradford Metropolitan District Council in line with many other Local Authorities’ provision of data and analysis for schools.

The IMT were pleased to provide the majority of schools who purchased the 2017-18 IMT SLA with a high quality and timely data and analysis service, and we would like to offer this service again for the 2018 reporting season.  The services and the pricing structure that will be included as part of the IMT’s SLA offer are explained in this information leaflet.

We have some exciting new developments planned for the 2018 reporting season that are included as part of our SLA, including:

  • a new look dashboard on BSO
  • a new summary evaluation report that provides a written summary of the 2018 attainment outcomes for your school
  • a new attendance report

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 2018 results season for schools that purchase the IMT SLA.

To subscribe to this service, please complete this SLA Agreement Form and return it to IMT-Traded@bradford.gov.uk by Friday 18 May 2018.  Letters have also been sent to all headteachers at the end of last week.

Please note that schools which decide not to purchase the IMT SLA that had purchased our SLA in 2017 will no longer be able to access the Data Tools area of BSO from 1 June 2018.

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.


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Published: 26/04/2018
Audience: All Headteachers, Senior Leadership Team, Business Managers and Data Managers
Contact: Jonny Trayer

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