This area of the CLIP website is dedicated to education statistics and information.
The CLIP Education Statistics sub-group exists to support improvements in education standards and the efficient management of schools through information management. More about the Education Statistics Sub-Group
The CLIP Education Sub-Group held 3 meetings in 2007, the first in January 2007, the second in June 2007 and the final one in December 2007.
The first meeting in January heard presentations on changes to the National Curriculum Test Regime and Attainment Tables, an update on the CLIP Geographic Sub-Group and where this sits with the CLIP Steering Group and the National Statistics Group, and further updates on COLLECT, Early Years, School Workforce and Post-16 Learning Aims. The June meeting invited the Chief Executive from HESA to give a presentation an overview of HESA and in particular on how the Higher Education Information Database (HEIDI) is a way of making the data more useful. Updates on regular items such as COLLECT and Edubase were also given. Mark Phillips gave a further update on the Schools Interoperability Framework (SIF) project and detailed progress to date following the proof of concept evaluation. The final 2007 meeting held in December heard a talk from Greg Conway (DCSF) on the purpose of the Information about Children, Education and Schools (ICES) group which includes the Data Sub Programme. Further updates on COLLECT, SIF and RaiseonLine were also provided. The group also heard from Liz Tadd (DCSF) when she discussed the DCLG’s paper – The New Performance Framework for Local Authorities and Local Partnerships : Single set of National Indicators.
Achievements for 2007
(i) CLIP Education Sub-Group successfully continues to meet their aim of improving awareness and strengthening relationships with partners. The group has fully supported the Schools Interoperability Framework (SIF) project which is an innovative method of data collection that will minimize the amount of duplicate data and will allow the transfer of ‘real time’ data to the Department and its partners.
(ii) The Department’s Data Services Group’s (DSG) development of COLLECT, a generic web-based data collection system that has replaced DAZ has successfully collection census data in 2007 and 2008. The CLIP Education Sub-Group have supported this change and have been able to provide feedback and advice whilst working in close partnership with the DSG which have helped to achieve this successful transition to the much improved system
(iii) The CLIP Education Sub-Group approved and has combined with the Information about Children, Education and Schools (ICES) Group. There is a lot of merit in combining the two groups and attendance at the combined meetings will allow members to maintain a good breadth of knowledge of the DCSF’s data collections and will still provide a vital link to the Department’s Star Chamber. For information on the background to the role of the ICES group please see the notes of the December 2007 meeting **Minutes for the CLIP Education Group Meeting held on 06 December 2007 . The first meeting of the combined group is scheduled for February 2008. The contact for the group is Greg Conway (firstname.lastname@example.org) who can be contacted on 020 7925 6359.