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Letter to parents - new requirements from the Department of Education

posted 16 Dec 2016, 01:39 by Karen Bricknell   [ updated 16 Dec 2016, 01:40 ]

Dear Parent/Guardian

New requirements from the Department of Education

To enable the Department of Education (DfE) to monitor schools/academies in the UK, we are required to return data in the form of a census return every term. This is used for a variety of purposes including the determining of our funding allocations.  The details are retained on our database and uploaded by secure means to the DfE at each census return automatically.

As an extension to the information already collected on students’ background, the DfE have now instructed us to record students’ country of birth and nationality following the guidelines listed below:-

DfE Guidance for Data Collection

Pupil Country of Birth

Country of Birth has been added for pupils on roll.  It will record the country in which the pupil was born, as stated by the parent/guardian and/or child (in the case of a child without a parent/guardian). The country of birth would be expected to be as appears on, or as can be derived from, the pupil’s birth certificate. It may also be as appears on, or as can be derived from, the passport.  In the unusual circumstances where a child is born outside of national boundaries, eg in international water, they may be classified as 'Stateless'.

Pupil Nationality

Pupil Nationality has been added for pupils on roll.  It will record the nationality of the pupil, as stated by the parent/guardian and/or child (in the case of a child without a parent/guardian). The pupil's nationality would be expected to be as appears on, or as can be derived from, the pupil’s passport or EEA (European Economic Area) identity card. For pupils with ‘Multiple Nationality’ (also known as ‘Dual Nationality’) more than one nationality may be recorded.  In the unusual circumstances where a child is born outside of national boundaries, eg in international water, they may be classified under the nationality of the parent or as 'Stateless'.

To enable the collection of these new data items, please can you complete the form below and return it to  your child’s form tutor by Friday 6th January 2017.  Thank you for your help.

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Karen Bricknell,
16 Dec 2016, 01:39
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