Ruth Bennetts and Carrie Child’s have met with the three FE providers in Cornwall on two separate occasions and sought feedback from schools on a drafted version of a Data Sharing Agreement (DSA). The purpose of the consultation was to achieve Benchmark 3 “Collects and maintains accurate data for each pupil on their destinations for 3 years after they leave school”, which has been a bit problematic for Cornwall as a whole. The colleges are not required to collect destinations for three years but do collect destinations for all of their learners upon completion of their studies.
The requirement for schools to collect 3 years of destinations data is separate from the Local Authority’s statutory duty to report 16-18 youth unemployment figures (NEETS and Not Knowns) to the Department for Education as carried out by CSW Group but any mechanism put into place through this DSA could support this work as well.
If you would like some support using any of the platforms for this purpose please contact the team. Being able to record in an electronic format will make life a lot easier for you.
Please can you speak to your SLT/Data managers about the draft DSA and timeline for feedback. Please provide feedback to Ruth Bennetts by Friday 24th September.