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Weekly DfE Publications - W/C 23/04/2018

Data protection: toolkit for schools 

To prepare for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) coming into force in May 2018 all organisations handling personal data, including schools, need to have the right governance measures.

This guidance will help schools develop policies and processes for data management, from collecting and handling the data through to the ability to respond quickly and appropriately to data breaches.


National pupil database: user guide and supporting information

This user guide for data extract requests is for:

Use this guidance if you would like to:

Graduate labour market statistics: 2017

These statistics show labour market conditions for the following groups living in England:

This release also sets out a breakdown of graduate outcomes by different subcategories, such as gender.


Graduate labour market statistics: methodology note

The methodology note includes detail on the definitions used and coverage of the graduate labour market statistics.


Independent special schools and colleges

Lists of all independent schools and colleges for children with special educational needs or disability (SEND), including:

NMSS are schools that the Secretary of State for Education has approved under section 342 of the Education Act 1996


Good estate management for schools: tools

You need a variety of skills, processes and policies to help you run the organisation’s estates.

These tools will help you:

Find more about good school estate management for schools


Initial teacher training: public relations

This is guidance for initial teacher training (ITT) providers and schools.

Also see the collection, 

Initial teacher training: marketing resource bank, which includes a recruitment and marketing guide, and other downloadable promotional material.


Open academies and academy projects in development

These spreadsheets show:

Find, join or create a network for school business professionals

This guide describes how business professionals working in schools can join or create a school business professional network. Networks help professionals to connect and share information.

The school business professional networks directory includes groups that provide peer-to-peer support to help with a broad range of work-related activity, including buying for schools.

You can find potential networks by regional schools commissioner (RSC) region. Inclusion in the directory does not constitute a recommendation by the Department for Education.

All levels of staff can benefit from being part of a network. A network offers many opportunities, including:

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