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Dear Gloucestershire County Council,
Can you please provide for me the answers to the following questions:

1. Do you provide traded services to schools in your area, or do you contract this out to another party that is outside the local authority? If so, to which?

2. Which school MIS (management information systems) providers do you hold support contracts or accreditations with, and for each MIS provider:
a) What is the nature of the current arrangement (a paid contract, an unpaid accreditation)?
b) When did the current arrangement begin and when it will finish (including any extensions)?
c) If a paid contract, under what basis did you procure it (e.g. directly, through a framework, via OJEU procurement, other)?

3. How many schools do you provide MIS support services to, and:
a) How does this break down by Primary Academies, Primary Maintained, Secondary Academies, Secondary Maintained, Other (incl. PRUs, SENs)?
b) How does this break down by MIS provider?
c) How has this total changed between 2018/19, 2019/20 and this year (say as at June 1st 2018 vs. June 1st 2019 vs. June 1st 2020, or any similar convenient dates)?

4. As part of your support to schools for each of these MIS providers, which of the following activities do you carry out (I am interested in whether the activities differ between MIS providers):
a) 1st line support
b) 2nd line support
c) 3rd line support
d) Implementations
e) Data audits / cleansing
f) Regulatory / census submissions
g) Server management
h) Main data hosting
i) Data backup
j) User training
k) Provide templates / configuration
l) Analysis of data / insight services
m) Resale of the software to schools (on a commission basis)
n) Hosting or arranging local user group meetings / events

5. What was your total traded services income from schools (for all servies) in 2018/19 and 2019/20?

6. What was your total traded service income for providing schools with MIS support for 2018/19 and 2019/20?

7. What is the current amount of de-delegated funding that you levy on LA-maintained schools (either in total, on a per school level, or a per learner level - whichever is easiest)?

8. What software or digital tools (learning, safeguarding or admin) do you provide to schools under the de-delegated funding allocation?

Yours faithfully,

Vivek Yadav

Gloucestershire CC, Gloucestershire County Council

Information request
Our reference: 18920453

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Dear ‎Mr Yadav‏
 
Request for Information (Reference: 18920453 )
 
Thank you for your request for information, received on 3 September 2020.
 
Request summary: 1. Do you provide traded services to schools in your
area, or do you contract this out to another party that is outside the
local authority? If so, to which?
2. Which school MIS (management information systems) providers do you hold
support contracts or accreditations with, and for each MIS provider:
a) What is the nature of the current arrangement (a paid contract, an
unpaid accreditation)?
b) When did the current arrangement begin and when it will finish
(including any extensions)?
c) If a paid contract, under what basis did you procure it (e.g. directly,
through a framework, via OJEU procurement, other)?
3. How many schools do you provide MIS support services to, and:
a) How does this break down by Primary Academies, Primary Maintained,
Secondary Academies, Secondary Maintained, Other (incl. PRUs, SENs)?
b) How does this break down by MIS provider?
c) How has this total changed between 2018/19, 2019/20 and this year (say
as at June 1st 2018 vs. June 1st 2019 vs. June 1st 2020, or any similar
convenient dates)?
4. As part of your support to schools for each of these MIS providers,
which of the following activities do you carry out (I am interested in
whether the activities differ between MIS providers):
a) 1st line support
b) 2nd line support
c) 3rd line support
d) Implementations
e) Data audits / cleansing
f) Regulatory / census submissions
g) Server management
h) Main data hosting
i) Data backup
j) User training
k) Provide templates / configuration
l) Analysis of data / insight services
m) Resale of the software to schools (on a commission basis)
n) Hosting or arranging local user group meetings / events
5. What was your total traded services income from schools (for all
servies) in 2018/19 and 2019/20?
6. What was your total traded service income for providing schools with
MIS support for 2018/19 and 2019/20?
7. What is the current amount of de-delegated funding that you levy on
LA-maintained schools (either in total, on a per school level, or a per
learner level - whichever is easiest)?
8. What software or digital tools (learning, safeguarding or admin) do you
provide to schools under the de-delegated funding allocation?
 
Due to the ongoing uncertainty of the full impact of COVID-19 there are
likely to be disruptions to our services. At the moment, we are focussing
on high priority work and the remainder will be subject to delays. We
appreciate your patience during these unprecedented times.
 
We aim to respond to your request no later than midnight on 1 October
2020 (the statutory timescale of 20 working days, starting on the working
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published.
 
Yours sincerely

Request Support Assistant
Information Management Services

01452 324000

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Gloucestershire CC, Gloucestershire County Council

Good morning,
 
I have received a response from our Education Team in response to your
questions; they have been able to provide responses for most of the
request however there were some elements they came back asking for clarity
on. I have detailed below the questions they have were unclear on:
 
4. As part of your support to schools for each of these MIS providers,
which of the following activities do you carry out (I am interested in
whether the activities differ between MIS providers):
a) 1st line support             
b) 2nd line support           
c) 3rd line support Yes
d) Implementations            Not sure of what implementation is referred
to here.
e) Data audits / cleansing                        
f) Regulatory / census submissions    
g) Server management    
h) Main data hosting         
i) Data backup                    
j) User training                   
k) Provide templates / configuration     Unclear what this is referring
to.
l) Analysis of data / insight services      Unclear what this is referring
to.

7. What is the current amount of de-delegated funding that you levy on
LA-maintained schools (either in total, on a per school level, or a per
learner level - whichever is easiest)? Unclear what this is referring to.
8. What software or digital tools (learning, safeguarding or admin) do you
provide to schools under the de-delegated funding allocation?   Unclear
what this is referring to.
 
If you could provide us with a little more clarity on these points I will
go back to the Education Team with it and hopefully they will be able to
provide responses based on that.
 
Kind regards,
 
Jacob Foxley
Information Request Officer
IMS

Dear Gloucestershire CC,
Dear Jacob Foxley,

Thanks for your response. With regards to the points requiring clarification:
Implementations - these would tend to include installation, configuration and any data migration required to put in a new MIS system
Provide templates / configuration - do you provide templates that are used by the MIS provider/s?
Analysis of data / insight services - do you provide services offering analysis of any data obtained by the MIS provider/s?
Question 7 and 8 - De-delegated funding is defined as: "De-delegated funds are a deduction from a school’s budget share and are held centrally to fund relevant services". More information on this here: https://barnet.moderngov.co.uk/documents....

Yours sincerely,

Vivek Yadav

Gloucestershire CC, Gloucestershire County Council

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Information request
Our reference: 18920453

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Dear  Mr Yadav
 
Thank you for your request for information received on  3 September 2020 .
 
Please find attached our response to your request.
 
Yours sincerely
Jacob Foxley
Information Requests Officer
Information Management Service

01452 324000

 
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