East Sussex County Council's Education IT System

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Dear East Sussex County Council,

1. Which supplier(s) provides the Council’s education system or systems? For clarity this is not the school’s system, it is the Education Management system used by the Council to record admissions, exclusions, transfers and attendance, transport, personnel management, governors, SEN, involvements, Early Years etc.
2. When did the Council go live with this system(s)?
3. What is the length of the contract with the supplier(s)?
4. How much does the Council pay annually in support and maintenance for this system(s)?

Yours faithfully,

Victor Wagner

Freedom of Information, East Sussex County Council

 

 

Dear Mr Wagner

 

FOI Request ref:  4436 / Education IT System

 

Thank you for your request for information about the above. Your request
was received on 28/8/2014 and I am dealing with it under the terms of the
Freedom of Information Act 2000.

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Yours sincerely

 

 

 

Jeremy Coleman

Customer Information Officer

East Sussex County Council

Communities Economy and Transport Directorate

W1D, County Hall

St Anne’s Crescent

Lewes

East Sussex BN7 1UE

 

Phone: 01273 482913
Fax: 01273 481208

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Dear Mr Wagner,

 

FOI Request ref  4436 /  Education IT System

 

Thank you for your request for information about the above, which has been
dealt with under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000. Your
request and our response are set out below. Please note that any
information we provide is subject to the copyright and reuse of
information terms and conditions set out at the bottom of this email.

 

REQUEST

 

1.                   Which supplier(s) provides the Council’s education
system or systems? For clarity this is not the school’s system, it is the
Education Management system used by the Council to record admissions,
exclusions, transfers and attendance, transport, personnel management,
governors, SEN, involvements, Early Years etc.

 

2.                   When did the Council go live with this system(s)?

 

3.                   What is the length of the contract with the
supplier(s)?

 

4.                   How much does the Council pay annually in support and
maintenance for this system(s)?

 

 

RESPONSE

 

 

1.        

 

·         SAP (UK) Ltd (Personnel Management)

·         Capita Business Services (SIMS for the Virtual School for Looked
After Children)

·         SDMS (Governors and Staff Training)

·         Trapeze (Home-to-School Transport)

·         Parents Know How Directory (dataset of Early Years Providers)

·         Tribal Synergy (core pupil database - covers Admissions,
Transfers, Transport Eligibility, SEN, Exclusions, Home Tuition, Elective
Home Education, Sensory Needs, Free School Meals, and Early Years
Educational Entitlement; master dataset of schools and dataset of Early
Years Providers)

 

2.       When did the Council go live with this system(s)?

 

·         SAP (UK) Ltd: HR 2005 (exact date not known)

·         Capita Business Services (SIMS): 1 April 2014

·         SDMS: The County Council do not hold this information

·         Trapeze: Believed to be around the end of 2004 (exact date not
known)

·         Parents Know How Directory: The County Council do not hold this
information

·         Tribal: Believed to be around the end of 2004 (exact date not
known)

 

3.       What is the length of the contract with the supplier(s)?

 

·         SAP (UK) Ltd: Licences 12 months

·         Capita Business Services: 5 years

·         SDMS: rolling annual

·         Trapeze: rolling annual

·         Parents Know How Directory: rolling annual

·         Tribal: 12 month

 

4.       How much does the Council pay annually in support and maintenance
for this system(s)?

 

·         East Sussex County Council publishes all spend with suppliers
>£500 at: [1]www.eastsussex.gov.uk/yourcouncil/finance/spend/suppliers.htm

 

 

 

I hope that this answers your enquiry. If you believe that the County
Council has not complied with the FOI Act in responding to your request,
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the grounds of your appeal in writing to:

 

Philip Baker, Assistant Chief Executive, East Sussex County Council,
County Hall, St Anne’s Crescent, Lewes, East Sussex. BN7 1UE.

or by email to him at [2][email address]

 

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unless you have exhausted the County Council’s internal review procedure
as described in the previous paragraph. The Commissioner can be contacted
at: Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane,
Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF. Tel: 0303 123 1113.  [3]www.ico.org.uk

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Amilia Holland

Customer Information Adviser

 

East Sussex County Council

Communities, Economy and Transport

W1D, County Hall

St Anne’s Crescent

Lewes

East Sussex BN7 1UE

 

Phone: 01273 482913
Fax: 01273 481208

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Freedom of Information, East Sussex County Council

Dear Mr Wagner,

 

FOI Request ref  4436 /  Education IT System

 

Request

 

1.            Which supplier(s) provides the Council’s education system or
systems? For clarity this is not the school’s system, it is the Education
Management system used by the Council to record admissions, exclusions,
transfers and attendance, transport, personnel management, governors, SEN,
involvements, Early Years etc.

2.            When did the Council go live with this system(s)?

3.            What is the length of the contract with the supplier(s)?

4.            How much does the Council pay annually in support and
maintenance for this system(s)?

 

 

Following my email sent to you on 12/09/2014, I have discovered new
information about the SDMS system and question 2 of your request. Please
find the revised answer for question 2 with regards to the SDMS system
below.

 

Response

 

2.            When did the Council go live with this system(s)?

 

•             Nov 2011 – Core training management system live

•             March 2012 - Governor module

•             Jan 2014 –  Early Years data

 

 

I hope that this answers your enquiry. If you believe that the County
Council has not complied with the FOI Act in responding to your request,
you may ask for an internal review. If you wish to do so, please set out
the grounds of your appeal in writing to:

 

Philip Baker, Assistant Chief Executive, East Sussex County Council,
County Hall, St Anne’s Crescent, Lewes, East Sussex. BN7 1UE.

or by email to him at [1][email address]

 

Please quote the FOI reference number in any communication regarding this
particular request.

 

If you are not content with the outcome of the internal review, you then
have the right to apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a
decision. Generally, the Information Commissioner cannot make a decision
unless you have exhausted the County Council’s internal review procedure
as described in the previous paragraph. The Commissioner can be contacted
at: Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane,
Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF. Tel: 0303 123 1113.  [2]www.ico.org.uk

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Amilia Holland

Customer Information Adviser

 

East Sussex County Council

Communities, Economy and Transport

W1D, County Hall

St Anne’s Crescent

Lewes

East Sussex BN7 1UE

 

Phone: 01273 482913
Fax: 01273 481208

email: [3][East Sussex County Council request email]   web: [4]www.eastsussex.gov.uk/foi

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2. Copyright in the information is owned by East Sussex County Council
and/or its contractor(s) unless otherwise stated. Brief extracts of the
material can be reproduced under the “fair dealing” provisions of the
Copyright Design and Patents Act 1988 (S.29 and S.30) for the purposes of
research for non-commercial purposes, private study, criticism, review and
news reporting.

3. We do not give permission for this information to be used for the
purposes of direct marketing.

4. If you wish to use this information then, in accordance with the
Regulations on the Re-use of Public Sector Information 2005, you must
first ask our permission. Such re-use may or may not involve the granting
of a licence and the application of a Fee.

 

 

 

 

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