Guidance: Children in need census 2017 to 2018: specification

This is technical information about submitting data for the children in need census for the period 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2018.

It is for:

  • suppliers of software for local authority management information systems (MIS)
  • users of local authority MIS software

It explains:

  • changes to the previous year’s census collection
  • what data local authorities should supply at child level
  • how to structure the data in XML
  • how to check the data against the validation rules

Statutory guidance: 2017 key stage 1: assessment and reporting arrangements (ARA)

This guidance is for schools, local authorities and governing bodies responsible for end of KS1 assessment, including KS1 tests, and the phonics screening check.

The arrangements apply to maintained schools, maintained special schools, academies, free schools, Service Children’s Education (SCE) schools and participating independent schools with pupils in KS1.