Taylor Dent-Robson

Dear Bedford Borough Council,

1. Please provide the name of your principal Education Management Information System (MIS) e.g. Capita ONE etc.

2. How many modules of the MIS do you currently have?

3. Which modules of the MIS do you currently have?

4. How many internal users of your MIS do you have?

5. How many external users of your MIS do you have (i.e. parent portal / provider portal / professional portal users)?

6. How many full time staff are employed to provide user and system support? (Please do not include any staff whose involvement is only to upgrade and/or undertake technical maintenance).

7. How many part time staff are employed to provide user and system support? (Please do not include any staff whose involvement is only to upgrade and/or undertake technical maintenance).

8. If the answer to Q7 is more than 0, please provide the FTE of each employee or the number of hours worked.

9. Do the staff referred to in Q6-8 above only provide support to the MIS or do they also have additional job roles/responsibilities?

10. If the above staff have additional job roles/responsibilities, please summarise what these are.

11. How many student records are held within your MIS?

12. How many students are currently on roll in schools in your LA (all school types)? If the current number is not available, please provide the number as per the Spring School Census 2019.

13. How does student data from your schools get imported into your MIS?

Yours faithfully,

Taylor Dent-Robson

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Dear Taylor Dent-Robson

 

Request pursuant to Freedom of Information Act 2000 – Request No 13948

 

I refer to your recent enquiry for information held by the Council. 

 

Under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act, the authority must
state whether or not the information exists and I confirm that we do hold
the information you requested.

 

Please find the information you requested enclosed. 

 

You requested:

1.     Please provide the name of your principal Education Management
Information System (MIS) e.g. Capita ONE etc. 

Answer: Servelec Synergy

 

2.     How many modules of the MIS do you currently have?

Answer: Listed below (including sub modules)

 

3.     Which modules of the MIS do you currently have?

Answer:

•                    Special Educational Needs

•                    Education Psychology Service

•                    Free School Meals & Benefits

•                    Admissions

•                    SAM (part of Admissions)

•                    LLPG/NLPG

•                    EDEM (Part of Admissions)

•                    ENROL (part of Admissions)

•                    Pupil Support Services

•                    Systalk for CORE and EIS

•                    Report Model   

•                    Early Help/Intervention & Safeguarding & Troubled
Families & Reporting & ECAF

•                    Early Years - FIS Funding, FISO Funding, FISO
Provider Portal, Parent Portal

•                    FIS Core and Training

•                    FIS 30hrs Module, FIS Parent
Portal                         

•                    FIS 2YO Funding (FSMB), EYPP ECS Checker, FIS 2YO
Voucher Codes

 

4.     How many internal users of your MIS do you have? 

Answer: 128 Internal Synergy Users

 

5.     How many external users of your MIS do you have (i.e. parent portal
/ provider portal / professional portal users)?

 

Answer: 53 External Users

 

Numbers for the portals are as follows:

•                    The number of schools with access (SAM) – 70

•                    The current number of providers - 164

•                    The current number of parents - 18,448

 

6.     How many full time staff are employed to provide user and system
support? (Please do not include any staff whose involvement is only to
upgrade and/or undertake technical maintenance).

Answer: 0 – Database is hosted

 

7.     How many part time staff are employed to provide user and system
support? (Please do not include any staff whose involvement is only to
upgrade and/or undertake technical maintenance).

Answer: 0

 

8.     If the answer to Q7 is more than 0, please provide the FTE of each
employee or the number of hours worked.

Answer: N/A

 

9.     Do the staff referred to in Q6-8 above only provide support to the
MIS or do they also have additional job roles/responsibilities? 

Answer: N/A

 

10.  If the above staff have additional job roles/responsibilities, please
summarise what these are.

Answer: N/A

 

11.  How many student records are held within your MIS?  Currently on CORE

Answer: 156, 845 records

 

12.  How many students are currently on roll in schools in your LA (all
school types)? If the current number is not available, please provide the
number as per the Spring School Census 2019.

Answer: Latest Number on Roll file from Spring 19 census shows 29,190
children (excluding subsidiary pupils)

 

13.  How does student data from your schools get imported into your MIS? 

Answer: Data from the school census gets imported via the xml file
downloaded from the DfE COLLECT system.

Import process exists on Synergy CORE – import process governed by rules –
rules establish whether the data gets imported and replaces/updates any
existing data on the system.

Some pupil data gets added/updated manually as a result of other files
sent from schools (e.g. Current Roll files/Former Roll files ) or CTF
files sent via School to School and the off roll forms

 

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