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					Current data collection exercises: by month of
collection

                                                           Monthly Total                   71     63     45     65     66         62         51       58       49       52         35         40       32
                                                                                         June July     Aug    Sep    Oct    Nov        Dec               Feb        Mar      Apr        May
Survey Name                                                Survey Month                  07   07       07     07     07     07         07         Jan 08 08         08       08         08         Jun 08
                                                           Feb-Mar, May-Jul, Sep-Oct
14 - 16 Engagement Programme                               07; Jan-Feb, May-July 08                                                                                                         
14-19 transport arrangements                               May to Dec 07                                                         
                                                           Jan - Nov 07, Jan - May 08,
2 Year Old Pilot Evaluation                                Jul-Aug 08                                                                                                         
3 And 4 Year Old Pathfinders Research                      Apr, May 07 and 08                                                                                                          
                                                           December annually to
Academies Interview Evaluation                             December 07                                                                 
Achievement and Attainment tables: - School Contextual
Data Report (collected through the Forvus checking
exercise)                                              September                                              
Achievement and Attainment tables: Primary School KS2
Tables (collected through the Forvus checking exercise) September                                             
Achievement and Attainment tables: Secondary School &
College tables (collected through the Forvus checking
exercise)                                             October                                                        
Achievement and Attainment tables: Secondary School
and College Performance Information (collected through
the Forvus checking exercise)                              June                                                                                                                                   
Addition to adoption information in SSDA903                Apr to May 2008 onwards                                                                                                     
Adoption Access (AA1)                                      November and May                                                                                                            
                                                           March - June 07; July -
                                                           September 07; November
Adoption Research Initiative: Special Guardianship         07 - January 08                                                                  
After school science, engineering, maths and technology
clubs Evaluation                                           Sept 07 to Jan 08                                                                  
Allocation of Special Educational Needs Allowances in
England and Wales                                          Aug 2007 to Feb 2008                                                                      
Alternative Provision Individual Level Data Collection
Pilot                                                      April to June 2007            
Assisted Places Scheme                                     October                                                   
Attendance in Pupil Referral Units                         Jan 2008; termly from 2009                                                             
Best Value Performance Indicators                          June                                                                                                                                   
                                                           April-May 2007; late Spring
Black Children‟s Achievement Project Evaluation            2008                                                                                                                        
                                                           Jan 07, Mar-May 07, Apr-
Boarding school provision for vulnerable children          Jun 08                                                                                                                                
Building Schools for the Future Evaluation                 September                                          
Certificates of expenditure for financial year             September and December                                                     
Change Engagement Comparative Study                        2007/08 to 2008/09                                                                                                             
Change management - how it is communicated                 May, June 07                  
Child Protection and Referrals                             April to May                                                                                                                
                                                           July to September 2006 to
Childcare & Early Years providers (2006/08)                08                                               
Childcare Link - Quality of Service questionnaire          June to July 07                     
Children and Young People User Perception Research         Dec 06 - Apr 07, May to
Project                                                    Dec 07                                                                
Children in Need census - research on content and
methods of proposed replacement survey.                    June 07 to Mar 08                                                                               
Children Looked After, 903 return                          April to May                                                                                                                
Children with Statements of Special Educational Needs
Return                                                     January                                                                                
Children‟s Information Service mystery calling project     July 07                              
Citizenship Education Cross-sectional Survey School
Questionnaire                                              March 2006, 08                                                                                           
Citizenship Education Longitudinal Case Studies            March (annual to 2009)                                                                                   
Citizenship Education Longitudinal Survey                  March 2007, 2009


Collection of sample contracts of employment, job
descriptions and salary ranges for school support staff    June to Jul 07                      
Consistent Financial Reporting                             August                                      
Consultation on TDA's proposals for strengthening the
quality of the Graduate Teacher Programme                  Mar to Jul 07                       

Contribution of subject knowledge booster courses
(SKBCs) to ITT recruitment, retention and progression to
QTS                                                        Feb to Nov 07                                               
CPD Guidance - feedback on models of good practice         June to July 2007                   
CPD Leaders: pilot phase                                   Jan - Jun 07                  




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Current data collection exercises: by month of
collection

                                                           Monthly Total                  71     63     45     65     66         62         51       58       49       52         35         40       32
                                                                                        June July     Aug    Sep    Oct    Nov        Dec               Feb        Mar      Apr        May
Survey Name                                                Survey Month                 07   07       07     07     07     07         07         Jan 08 08         08       08         08         Jun 08
                                                           October 06 & termly to
Customer Perceptions and Needs Research (Phase 2)          March 2009                                                                                                               
Deployment and impact of support staff in schools -
questionnaires                                             July                                
Design of the Diploma qualifications                       Sept 07 to Apr 08, to 2010                                                                                                    
Development of a sector qualifications strategy for
support staff in schools                                   Oct-Dec 06; Autumn 2007                                       
Disability and SEN: understanding local variations in
service provision and support                              June 07 to Mar 08                                                                              
Disability data collection for Children‟s Services         Nov 06 to Mar 2008                                                                             
Disagreement Resolution Services Evaluation                April 07 to Feb 08                                                                     
Dynamic Lighting                                           Sept 2006 to Dec 2007                                                
Early Intervention Pathfinders In Local Authorities        September 06 to March 08                                                                       
Early Learning Partnerships Evaluation                     Mar 07 - Jan 08                                                                
Early Professional Development (EPD) Research - phase Jan-Feb 07; Oct 07 to Oct
1                                                     09                                                                                                                                  
Early Years Census (EYC)                                   Jan to Mar                                                                                            
Effectiveness of education-related parenting contracts     Feb - Nov 2007                                             
Effects on school standards of different strategies for PPA
time and covering teacher absence                           July 07 to Nov 08                                                                                                          
Effects on school standards of workforce remodelling       Sep 07 to Jan 09                                                                                                              
Engaging And Re-Engaging Young People In Learning:
Using Research In Practice                                 Oct 06 - Oct 08                                                                                                            
Enhanced Key Skills Support Programme Evaluation           May to Nov 07                                              
Estimating local authority demand for beds in secure
children's homes                                           Sept 07 to Dec 07                                                       
Exam results collection                                    August                                     
Family Literacy Programme Evaluation                       June 07 to April 09                                                                                                        
Fast Track Review & Evaluation Survey - Phase 1-3          June                                                                                                                                  
Feasibility study into the future of LA outdoor &
environmental centres                                      April and July 07                   
Formal consultation on statutory guidance for new school Dec 06 - Apr 07, May - June
travel provisions in Education and Inspections Bill.     07                             
Foundation Stage Profile                                   July to August                            
Funding of Diplomas: pilot data collection exercise        Jan                                                                                   
                                                           January, April, September.
                                                           Proforma - March, July &
HLTA programme funding to Local Authorities                December                                                                                                    
How fathers are recognised and supported through DfES
policy                                                     June to Nov 07                                             
                                                           March to May 07, Oct to
                                                           Nov 2007, 2008, Feb to
IEA citizenship study                                      April 2009                                                                                                                      
Impact of Schools with a Foundation                        Sept 07 to Mar 08                                                                                 
Impact of the High Performing Specialist Schools
evaluation                                                 Feb 07 to Mar 08                                                                               
Impact of the Secondary SEAL Programme                     November Dec to
                                                           June 07 to 200608 February                                                                                                 
                                                           2007; November, December
Impact Of The Transition Information Sessions              07                                                                        
Impact of the UK Resilience Programme                      Apr 07 to Mar 09                                                                                                           
Improving the Outcomes for Gypsy, Roma and Traveller
Children                                                   May 07 to July 09                                                                                                          
INSET Holdback                                             November                                                        
ISC Census: ISC Statistical Survey Census coding sheet,
questionnaire & checklist                               January 2006 and 2007,
                                                        November                                                                                 
Language learning at Key Stage 3: The impact of         Spring 2007 and Spring
curriculum changes on provision and practice            2008                                                                                                      
Leading Edge Partnership Programme Self-Evaluation
Framework                                                  July                                
Level of technical resources available in schools for
reading of electronic texts in PISA 2009.                  May to June 07               
Local Authority Commissioning Pathfinders                  April 07 to April 09                                                                                                       
London Challenge - Survey of Parents & Carers              June to July                       
London Challenge: Pupil & Teacher surveys                  June to July                       
London Student Pledge Evaluation                           May 07 to Jan 08                                                               
Monitoring Curriculum & Assessment project
Questionnaires                                             February                                                                                       
Monitoring Curriculum & Assessment project Subject
Questionnaires                                             March                                                                                                   



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                                                            Monthly Total                  71     63     45     65     66         62         51       58       49       52         35         40       32
                                                                                         June July     Aug    Sep    Oct    Nov        Dec               Feb        Mar      Apr        May
Survey Name                                                 Survey Month                 07   07       07     07     07     07         07         Jan 08 08         08       08         08         Jun 08
Monitoring handling of allegations of abuse against staff
working with children                                       Apr - Nov to Mar 2008                                      
National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of
Mathematics (NCETM)                                         May 07 to Mar 08                                                                               
National Occupational Standards for Teaching Assistants
Review                                                  Jan-Feb 2007 and 2008                                                                             
National Project Management for PISA 2009                   2009

National Survey of LA Music Services                        April to July 2007                 
New Relationship with Schools Evaluation                    June, Oct, Nov 07                                             
Newly Qualified Teacher (NQT) Survey                        February to March                                                                                      
NQT Quality improvement study                               2007/08 to 2010/11                                                                                                            
OME Teacher‟s Workload                                      March                                                                                                   
Other Care                                                  September                                         
Outcome indicators of looked after children (OC2)           November                                                        
Parent Support Advisor research                             Sept 06 to Sept 08                                                                                                         
Parental Responsibility (Attendance and Behaviour)
[PRAB]                                                      February, May, October                                                                                                    
Parental views on the choice and diversity of education     July 07                             
Parenting support for the at risk best practice research    Sept 07 to Mar 08                                                                                 
Perception and experiences of school support staff on       Wave 1 Sept 06 – Jan 07.
training and development                                    Wave 2 Sept 08 – Jan 09
Perception, Attitude and Message Research for 14-19
Reform Programme                                            Mar, Apr and Sept, Oct                                                                                        
Perspectives on Transition: Follow up of EPPE Cohort        October/November 2006,
into Secondary School                                       March 2007 to 2011                                                                                                         
Post-16 Learning Aims Management System for 2006/07         November 2006 and June
(PLAMS 06/07)                                               2007                         
Postgraduate Professional Development (PPD)
Programme Quality Assurance (QA)                            March (annual to 2009)                                                                                  
Primary Modern Foreign Languages at KS2                     September                                         
Primary Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning
(SEAL) work Evaluation                                      Mar - Dec 07; Jan - Mar 08                                                                     
Private Fostering                                           April to May                                                                                                               
Progression Pilot Evaluation                                Jul 07 to Jul 09                                                                                                            
                                                            November, March, June
Project 'Directgov for Kids' - Teachers' discussion guide   until June 2008                                                                                                                     
Provision of full-time education for excluded pupils        April to May, October 2007                               
Pupil Referral Units Individual Level Data Collection Pilot April to June 2007           
Pupils at non maintained schools & pupils not educated in
school                                                    March                                                                                                     
                                                            Dec 2006, Sep–Nov 2007,
Pupils excluded from PRUs / BESDs                           Sep–Nov 2008                                                  
Quality of TDA's communications with key external           July - August 06, February
audiences                                                   to March                                                                                               
Raising young people's aspiration towards HE: teachers'
attitudes                                                   Sept 07 to Mar 08                                                                                 
Re-Ach (re-engagement and achievement) Project
Evaluation                                                  Apr 07 to Sept 08                                                                                                          
Reasons for absence on KS3 test days                        May to June 07               
Regional Commissioning Unit Pilots Evaluation               July 07 to Mar 09                                                                                                           
Resource accounting for the Golden Hello scheme             January to February                                                                           
Return to teaching course completer survey                  Mar 07 to 2009 (termly)
                                                            November-December 2006,                                                                               
                                                            February-March 2007, May-
Returner Course Evaluation                                  June 2007                    
Review of the National Adoption Register and
Independent Review Mechanism                                Jan-Jun 07                   
Safeguarding and promoting child welfare - how have
public organisations responded?                             Aug 07 to Mar 08                                                                                 
SaLTs - School and Local Authority Target Setting           January
                                                            September to October                                                                  
                                                            2006, Summer 2007 to
SATS Fairer access to HE                                    2010                                                                                                                        
School Census                                               January, May, October                                                                                                     
                                                            January 2006 (annual to
School Leadership – Impact on School Outcomes               2009)                                                                                 
School Level Annual School Census - Registered
Independent Schools & General Hospital Schools              January                                                                               
School Organisation proposals                               April, July, December                                                                                          
School Sport Partnership Evaluation 2006-07                 May to July 2007                   



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                                                          Monthly Total                   71     63     45     65     66         62         51       58       49       52         35         40       32
                                                                                        June July     Aug    Sep    Oct    Nov        Dec               Feb        Mar      Apr        May
Survey Name                                               Survey Month                  07   07       07     07     07     07         07         Jan 08 08         08       08         08         Jun 08

School Sport Partnership Research                         June                                                                                                                                   
                                                          Jan, Sep 08; Jan, May, Sep
School Workforce Census pilot                             09                                                                                     

                                                          Jan, Feb, July 07 to
School-promoted initiatives                               September 2008                                                                                                               
Schools admissions appeals survey                         January                                                                                
Schools exclusion appeals survey                          January                                                                                
Schools Procurement Data Collection Exercise              May to September 07, 08                                                                                                            
Schools' views of their LA : the national school survey   June                                                                                                                                   
Secondary School Admissions                               March to Aug 07                           
Secondary school co-ordinators survey                     May                                                                                                                          
Section 52 Education Budget Statements                    March                                                                                                    
Section 52 Outturn Statements                             October                                                   
Secure children's homes (SA1)                             May                                                                                                                          
Social Services Finance Survey                            September                                          
Staff Development Outcomes Study                          2007/08 to 2008/09                                                                                                             
Stakeholder tracking research: Phase 2, qualitative
investigation                                             July, August 2006, Feb, Mar                                                                             
Standards Fund Monitoring Return                          October                                                   
Subject Specific CPD online survey and focus group.       June to July 2007                   
Supply of School Places Survey                            May - July                                                                                                                           
Survey of Children's Services Providers                   Nov 07 to Mar 08                                                                                                                 
SWiS VQ funding arrangements                              Oct 07 and Apr 08                                                                                                
tdaNews subscribers data cleanse exercise                 Mar to Jun 07                 
Teachers in Service and Teacher Vacancies (Form 618G) February                                                                                            
Teachers pension Contributions due for the Year ended
31 March                                                  August and September                              
Teachers resignations and recruitment                     January to June                                                                                                                   
The Behavioural Impact of Changes in the Teachers‟        Mar to Apr, Summer and
Pension Scheme
The Diversity of the Children‟s Workforce and its         autumn terms 2007                                            
Relationship with Outcomes for Children, Young People
and Families                                              May to August 07                          
The role of the voluntary sector in supporting parents and
families                                                   Sept 07 to Mar 08                                                                                 
The Teachers' Review Body - Survey of Teachers' Pay in
Schools                                                December                                                                       
TIMSS 2007 - Trends in International Mathematics &
Science Study                                             May to June 07                
Training and deployment of support staff in 14-19 applied
learning programmes                                       March to July 2007                  
                                                          Sep-Oct and Mar-Apr to
Transformation Fund Monitoring                            2008 (every 6 months)                                                                                          
Trends in Primary Education, Annual survey                July                                 
Trends in Secondary Education, Annual survey              July                                 
Truancy Sweeps Summary Data                               December, June                                                             
Views of pupils on the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic
Games                                                     June to Oct 07                                        
Web Audience Profiling                                    June 2007                     
Web Usability Testing                                     June 2007                     
                                                          October-December 06 and
Young Apprenticeship Programme                            07                                                                        
                                                          September - November 06,
Youth Opportunity Card and Youth Opportunity and          Dec 06 - Dec 2007, Jan -
Capital Funds Evaluation                                  Feb 08                                                                                  
                                                          Monthly Total                   71     63     45     65     66         62         51       58       49       52         35         40       32




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Current data collection exercises: in alphabetical order

                                                                           Mandatory or                           Surveying
Survey Name                                                                Optional     Survey Month              Organisation   Sample Size                                                Collection Frequency                      Survey Target                                   Data supplier                     Mandatory basis                         Notes
                                                                                        Feb-Mar, May-Jul, Sep-                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Aim to create work focussed programme to motivate low attaining 14-19 age group most at risk of
                                                                                        Oct 07; Jan-Feb, May-                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   disaffection and becoming NEET. 1st phase in September 2006. Involves 21 pilots across country and
14 - 16 Engagement Programme                                               O            July 08                   DfES           case studies of 15 schools                                 Ad hoc                                    partnership case studies, pupil sweeps          schools, pupils                                                           6000 pupils. Lead contacts in LAs and LSC.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                To provide an understanding of how LAs are developing their transport arrangements to support the 14-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                19 reform programme; the issues and barriers LAs have addressed or are addressing; and how
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                transport may impact on young people's choices at 14-19. Draw out good or innovative practice in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                transport arrangements for young people in education and training, in order to support other areas in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                developing their practice.Visits to 16 LAs - discussions and interviews with 14-19 year olds, transport
14-19 transport arrangements                                               O            May to Dec 07             DfES           16 LAs                                                     Ad hoc                                    LAs                                             LAs                                                                       staff in 16 LAs and with local transport companies etc. 1 hour per interview.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Evaluation of free childcare to deprived 2-3 yr olds. Data collection for mapping study - September to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                October 2006; outreach study February to March 2007; impact study in January-May 2007 and in
                                                                                        Jan - Nov 07, Jan - May                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 January-May 2008. Quality indicators to be collected in June-November 2007; Qualitative work with sub-
2 Year Old Pilot Evaluation                                                O            08, Jul-Aug 08            DfES           3000 children in 15 LAs                                    Annual to 08                              Nursery, Early Years                            School, LA, Early Years setting                                           groups of parents in July-August 2008.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Exploring how pathfinder LAs have implemented flexible provision for 3-4 yr olds. The evaluation will be
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      School, Early Years setting,                                              developed by end December 2006, with tendering in January 07. Exercise runs from December 06 to
3 And 4 Year Old Pathfinders Research                                      O            Apr, May 07 and 08        DfES           Up to 18 Pathfinder LAs                                    Ad hoc                                    Nursery, Early Years, Other                     Other                                                                     September 08



Academies Interview Evaluation                                             O            December                  DfES           All academies plus 12 other secondary schools              Annual to Dec 2007                        Secondary (includes sixth form colleges)        School
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Education (School Performance
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Information) (England) Regulations
Achievement and Attainment tables: - School Contextual Data Report                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      2001: issued under the Education
(collected through the Forvus checking exercise)                           M            September                 DfES           100%                                                       Annual                                    Primary, Secondary and Special schools          School                            Act 1996                                Forms CA/1, CA/1P, CA/1SP, CA/1S, CA/1C
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Education (School Performance
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Information) (England) Regulations
Achievement and Attainment tables: Primary School KS2 Tables (collected                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 2001: issued under the Education        P1 - Confirmation of receipt, P2 - Confirmation of results, P3 - Results amendment form, P4 -
through the Forvus checking exercise)                                      M            September                 DfES           100%                                                       Annual                                    Primary                                         School                            Act 1996                                Amendment request form
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Education (School Performance
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Information) (England) Regulations      S1 & S1/C - Amendment forms, S2 & S2/C - Confirmation of checking, S2i - Confirmation of checking,
Achievement and Attainment tables: Secondary School & College tables                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    2001: issued under the Education        S3 & S3/C -Results Amendments forms, S4 -Student Amendment form, S5 Amendment request form,
(collected through the Forvus checking exercise)                           M            October                   DfES           100%                                                       Annual                                    Secondary (includes sixth form colleges)        School                            Act 1996                                S6 - International Baccalaureate
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Education (School Performance
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Information) (England) Regulations
Achievement and Attainment tables: Secondary School and College                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         2001: issued under the Education
Performance Information (collected through the Forvus checking exercise)   M            June                      DfES           100%                                                       Annual                                    Secondary (includes sixth form colleges)        School                            Act 1996                                Form S7j
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        The SSDA903 is a statutory
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        collection under the Children Act       This collection would allow us to monitor failed adoption plans and put in place procedures to enable
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1989. This change in collection will    more children to be adopted when that is considered to be their best option. The SSDA903 return
                                                                                        Apr to May 2008                                                                                                                                                                                                                 enable the monitoring of the Adoption   covers the year to 31 March with a return deadline of 31 May. The first year of data collection will be
Addition to adoption information in SSDA903                                M            onwards                   DfES           150 LAs                                                    Annual                                    LAs                                             LAs                               and Children Act 2002.                  2008-09
Adoption Access (AA1)                                                      O            November and May          DfES           All LAs in England                                         BiAnnual for 2006 and 2007                LAs                                             LA officer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Extension to cover first 2 years of new Special Guardianship provisions. Policy study based on analysis
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                of documents and interviews with a range of stakeholders, Survey of all 60-70 cases in 7 LAs. Case
                                                                                        March - June 07; July -                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 studies involving 30 interviews with 15 children and their guardians. March 07 to June 07 - Preliminary
                                                                                        September 2007;                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         visits to project sites to gather background data and interview a selection of staff and parents. July 2007
                                                                                        November 07 - January                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   to September 2007 - Visits to view 100 sessions with parents across all sites. November 07 to January
Adoption Research Initiative: Special Guardianship                         O            08                        DfES           7 LAs, 15 children and their guardians                     Ad hoc                                    LAs, Children, Guardians                        LAs                                                                       08 - Follow up visits to all sites. Exercise runs from March 07 to May 08



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                The Government committed to developing the After School Science and Engineering Clubs in March
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                2006 in the Ten Year Science and Innovation Investment Framework 2004-2014: Next Steps. The
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                sample will be at most 250 schools that have taken part in the project, and potentially further schools
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                who have not if this is in scope. A robust evaluation of the after school clubs, in order to inform a review
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                of the policy and its possible changes, including the possibility of a roll out to a wider scale. A
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                quantitative and qualitative mix. Schools will measure basics (number of pupils attending Clubs, the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                type and frequency of activities, etc.) In addition, clubs will be asked to provide qualitative feedback
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                from students, teachers, Clubs helpers and parents on their perception of the impact that involvement
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                has had and the benefits that have been gained. In particular, the training provided to the Club Leaders
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                will include advice on how to design meaningful evaluation. Interviews may be needed with the teachers
After school science, engineering, maths and technology clubs Evaluation   O            Sept 07 to Jan 08         DfES           250 schools                                                Ad hoc                                    schools                                         teachers                                                                  involved in the Clubs.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Perceptional data will be collected on the functions of SEN allowances and how decisions are made to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                award SEN allowances from maintained schools and LAs in England and Wales. Interviews with school
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                head teachers and managers of LA SEN services. To explore school leaders‟ and SEN support service
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                managers‟ perceptions of the functions of SEN allowances and their relative importance. Managers of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                LA SEN support services may be employing peripatetic specialist teachers in receipt of SEN
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                allowances. To establish factors taken into account in decisions about whether to award teachers SEN
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                allowances - specific types of remuneration (e.g. recruitment or retention incentives, Teaching &
                                                                                                                                 40 - 50 interviews with school headteachers in                                                                                                                                                                                 Learning Responsibility payments, SEN allowance); and in determining the value of payments.40 - 50
                                                                                                                                 maintained schools in England and Wales, including                                                                                                                                                                             interviews with school headteachers in maintained schools in England and Wales, both primary and
                                                                                                                                 both primary and secondary schools, maintained                                                                                                       School headteachers,                                                      secondary schools, maintained special schools and Pupil Referral Units (PRUs). LA managers of SEN
                                                                                                                                 special schools and Pupil Referral Units (PRUs). 20                                                  School headteachers, managers of LA SEN         managers of LA SEN support                                                support services will be interviewed in 20 LAs in England and Wales. Project runs from Sept 2007 to
Allocation of Special Educational Needs Allowances in England and Wales    O            Aug 2007 to Feb 2008      DfES           LAs.                                                       Ad hoc                                    support services                                services                                                                  Feb 2008.
                                                                                                                                 35 LAs have volunteered to take part in the piloting of
Alternative Provision Individual Level Data Collection Pilot               O            April to June 2007        DfES           the Census for Alternative Provision                       Ad hoc                                    Alternative Provision settings                  LAs                                                                       From 2008, the national collection, taking part will be on a statutory basis. Electronic return from LAs
Assisted Places Scheme                                                     M            October                   DfES           100%                                                       Annual                                    Secondary (includes sixth form colleges)        School                            Education Schools Act 1997
                                                                                        Pupil level - January                                                                                                                                                                                                           Under Schedule 4 to the Education
                                                                                        2008; From 2009, PRUs                                                                                                                                                                                                           (School Performance Information)
                                                                                        (or their LAs) to provide                                                                                                                                                                                                       (England) Regulations 2001, schools     Request for data to provide information about attendance in Pupil Referral Units; and request that PRU
                                                                                        data via the new Census                                                                                                                                                                                                         (including PRUs) have a duty to         data collection moves from an annual to a termly basis. Data to be collected once in January for 2008 at
                                                                                        of PRUs for each term in                                                                                                                                                                                                        provide attendance data to the          pupil level as part of School Level Annual School Census (SLASC), and termly (in arrears) from 2009.
Attendance in Pupil Referral Units                                         M            arrears                   DfES           450 registered PRUs in England                             termly                                    PRUs                                            PRUs, LAs                         Department.                             The data will be disseminated to LAs and PRUs via the DfES Website
                                                                                                                  Audit                                                                                                               Nursery, Primary, Secondary (includes sixth                                       Section 5 Local Government Act
Best Value Performance Indicators                                          M            June                      Commission     100%                                                       Annual                                    form colleges), Pupil Referral Unit & Special   LA                                1999
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Detailed examination of school and pupil data over period schools have been involved in pilot. Cases
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                studies of 8 schools in 4 LAs - Interviews with teachers and staff, governors and parents, pupils, and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                observing lessons over 2 years (early summer 2007; late Spring 2008 - 2 days in April/May 2007, and 2
                                                                                                                                 8 schools in 4 LAs - headteacher, 2 teachers from                                                                                                                                                                              days in late Spring 2008). Each visit to involve 2 researchers visiting for 1 school day, and 1 researcher
                                                                                                                                 Year 2 and Year 5, 1 or 2 Teacher Assistants from                                                                                                                                                                              coming back for a second day. Interviews with headteacher, 2 teachers from Year 2 and Year 5, 1 or 2
                                                                                                                                 these classes, 1 specialist consultant for the project,                                                                                                                                                                        Teacher Assistants from these classes, 1 specialist consultant for the project, Chair of Governors, or
                                                                                                                                 Chair of Governors, or other Governor with                                                                                                           school teachers, staff and                                                other Governor with responsibility for this area. Meetings with groups of 8 parents, 12 Year 2 children in
                                                                                        April-May 2007; late                     responsibility for this area, 8 parents, 12 Year 2                                                                                                   governors, pupils and their                                               2 groups, 12 Year 5 children in 2 groups. Short questionnaire to children in both year groups. Observe
Black Children‟s Achievement Project Evaluation                            O            Spring 2008               DfES           children, 12 Year 5 children.                              Ad hoc                                    schools, pupils and their parents, LAs          parents, LAs                                                              classroom sessions in Years 2 and 5.

                                                                                                                                 Interviews with 10 pathfinder LAs (Jan 07); focus
                                                                                        Jan 07, Mar-May 07, Apr-                 groups (Mar - May 07) and follow-up telephone
Boarding school provision for vulnerable children                          O            Jun 08                   DfES            interviews (Apr - Jun 08) with 2 staff in 4 pathfinder LAs Ad hoc                                    Schools, LAs                                    Schools, LAs                                                              Study runs from Dec 06 to Oct 08
                                                                                                                                 25 secondary schools, 200 pupils per school per
Building Schools for the Future Evaluation                                 O            September                 DfES           annum. Survey of 300 Headteachers, 8 workshops             Annual for 3 years initially              Secondary, Other                                School, Other                                                             Aim to evaluate impact of building development on pupil learning.
                                                                                        September and                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Form SS2/SS3 - to be returned in September, except Auditor certified copy of SS2 to be returned
Certificates of expenditure for financial year                             M            December                  DfES           100%                                                       Annual                                    LA                                              LA                                Financial                               December




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Current data collection exercises: in alphabetical order

                                                                             Mandatory or                           Surveying
Survey Name                                                                  Optional     Survey Month              Organisation   Sample Size                                            Collection Frequency                       Survey Target                                 Data supplier                     Mandatory basis                     Notes
                                                                                          Feb-Mar, May-Jul, Sep-                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Aim to create work focussed programme to motivate low attaining 14-19 age group most at risk of
                                                                                          Oct 07; Jan-Feb, May-                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          disaffection and becoming NEET. 1st phase in September 2006. Involves 21 pilots across country and
14 - 16 Engagement Programme                                                 O            July 08                   DfES           case studies of 15 schools                             Ad hoc                                     partnership case studies, pupil sweeps        schools, pupils                                                       6000 pupils. Lead contacts in LAs and LSC.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         The study compares the schools sector with others in the public sector. Comparative research to assess
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         how schools engage with change (by assessing their change management behaviours) and how the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         schools sector compares, relative to others within the public sector, at managing change. Desk research
                                                                                                                                   1000 School Leadership Team staff, 500 Teachers,                                                  senior leadership team, teachers and the wider                                                                      and interviews with the senior leadership team, teachers and the wider workforce.Study to run from
Change Engagement Comparative Study                                          O            2007/08 to 2008/09        TDA            250 School Support Workforce staff                     Ad hoc                                     workforce                                      schools                                                              2007/08 to 2008/2009.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         To investigate how the change management process is communicated to key stakeholders (particularly
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         LA staff and headteachers).open-ended in-depth qualitative discussions with teaching professionals to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         explore external perceptions regarding the issues already identified during the preceding series of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         interviews with TDA staff, and to test the validity of our initial hypotheses. To clarify any barriers to the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         effective communication of the change management process and how to overcome them, and how to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         continue to promote the usage of the change management process. TDA Regional Advisers to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         nominate LA contacts and these LA contacts to nominate Headteachers (for interview or to refer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         appropriate staff). Questions will focus on the connection of the change management process solely
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         with the workforce agreement, or the current Extended Schoools programme, the possible usefulness of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         pre-mobilisation materials, attitudes towards the change management process being promoted directly
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         by the TDA and any barriers that exist concerning the language or format by which the process is
Change management - how it is communicated                                   O            May, June 07              TDA            6 LAs and 6 school leaders                             Ad hoc                                     LAs and school leaders                        LAs and school leaders                                                currently communicated.
Child Protection and Referrals                                               M            April to May              DfES           All LAs in England                                     Annual                                     LA                                            LA                                                                    CPR3. Deadline is 31 May.

                                                                                                                                   Representative samples of the following settings:
                                                                                                                                   Registered day nurseries and other full-day childcare
                                                                                                                                   provision; Registered playgroups and pre-schools;
                                                                                                                                   Registered out-of-school clubs and holiday clubs;
                                                                                                                                   Registered childminders; Sure Start Children‟s Centres;
                                                                                                                                   Nursery schools; Primary schools with Nursery and
                                                                                                                                   Reception classes; Primary schools with Reception but
                                                                                                                                   no Nursery classes. From 2007, an additional sample of                                                                                                                                                                Data collection by telephone interviews with managers of settings, head teachers of nursery schools
                                                                                          July to September 2006                   out-of-school provision for children aged 8-14 not                                                                                                                                                                    and early years co-ordinators in primary schools. The childminders survey will involve interviews with
Childcare & Early Years providers (2006/08)                                  O            to 08                     DfES           registered with Ofsted may be required.                 Annual to 2008                            Early Years Setting, Nursery & Primary        School                                                                individual workers; and questionnaires.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Opportunity links (OL) is contracted by DfES from 1 April 2006 to 31 March 2008 to provide database
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         and development support services to children's information services (CISs). CISs cover all upper tier LA
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         areas and provide information on childcare provision in their area to local parents. The contract requires
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Opportunity Links to evaluate services provided to its customers. Most CISs are run as part of LAs, but
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         a few are contracted out by the LA to voluntary or private organisations. Exercise aims to evaluate
                                                                                                                                   147 Children's Information Services, the majority of                                                                                                                                                                  contractual services with existing customers. 2 short questionnaires to CISs, one to evaluate the first
                                                                                                                                   whom are part of LAs with 18 being contracted to                                                                                                                                                                      year of operation and one in February 2008 to evaluate operation of the contract as a whole and to
Childcare Link - Quality of Service questionnaire                            O            June to July 07           DfES           voluntary organisations or private sector companies.   Ad hoc                                     Children's Information Services               Children's Information Services                                       inform any handover and data migration issues



                                                                                          Dec 06 - Apr 07, May to                                                                                                                    LAs; All CYP aged 0-19; CYP who have          LAs, Children and Young                                               Phase 1: development and testing of core questions – Dec 06 to Feb 07; Phase 2: development of
Children and Young People User Perception Research Project                   O            Dec 07                    DfES           30 LAs; 930 children and young people                  Ad hoc                                     received targeted support from LAs            people                                                                wider LA tool kit - Mar to Apr 07

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         The research will be used both as a “stopgap” to provide key local level data on children in need and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         disabled children during the redevelopment of the Children in Need (CIN) census, (which will not
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         produce results until late 2009 – too late for the next Spending Review) and act as a test-bed for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         aspects of the revised survey. The project will consist of (1) a questionnaire survey of all DCSs on local
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         level prevalence of disability, including type of disability, and service provision to disabled children (and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         potentially some key information on other children in need); (2) testing potential questions and guidance
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         for the new CIN census with a sample of 10-15 Local Authorities and producing a final questionnaire
Children in Need census - research on content and methods of proposed                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    and guidance; and (3) collecting key service provision information from the sample LAs to provide
replacement survey.                                                          O            June 07 to Mar 08         DfES           All 150 LAs (Directors of Children‟s Services).        Ad hoc                                     LAs, children in need                         LAs                                                                   estimates of LA activity and expenditure for SR09.


Children Looked After, 903 return                                            M            April to May              DfES           All LAs in England                                     Annual                                     LA                                            LA                                                                    SSDA903. Deadline is 31 May.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Education Act 1996 (Return of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     information on children with
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Primary, Secondary (includes sixth form                                         statements of Special Educational
Children with Statements of Special Educational Needs Return                 M            January                   DfES           100%                                                   Annual                                     colleges), Pupil Referral Unit & Special      LA                                Needs)                              SEN2

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         A mystery calling research project. Callers will play one of a number of agreed roles to
Children‟s Information Service mystery calling project                       M            July 07                   DfES           all LAs                                                Ad hoc                                     LAs                                           LAs                                                                   evaluate the quality of information and advice given. 1 or 2 calls per LA.


                                                                                                                                   7,500 students per group from sample of secondary
Citizenship Education Cross-sectional Survey School Questionnaire            O            March 2006, 08            DfES           schools/colleges                                       Biennial study                             Secondary (includes sixth form colleges)      School




Citizenship Education Longitudinal Case Studies                              O            March (annual to 2009)    DfES           12 secondary schools                                   Annual to 2009                             Secondary (includes sixth form colleges)      School


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         To assess the short-term and long-term effects of citizenship education on the knowledge, skills and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         attitudes of young people aged 11-16. The study will collect detailed information about models of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         delivery of citizenship, and relate these to students outcomes in order to assess which models are
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         particularly effective. A longitudinal study to assess the impact of the introduction of Citizenship
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         education as a National Curriculum subject in secondary schools from September 2002. A six wave
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         panel survey of a representative sample of school children over the period 2002 to 2008, with a follow
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         up survey 2 years after compulsory school leaving age and a baseline study in 2001/2002, with suitable
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         cross-sectional samples to evaluate the effects of the initiative. Additional quantitative information will
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         be collected from schools and case studies will be conducted to identify the processes leading to
Citizenship Education Longitudinal Survey                                    O            March 2007, 2009          DfES           75 secondary schools.                                  Biennial study                             Secondary (includes sixth form colleges)      School                                                                differential outcomes. Project ends Nov 2009

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Additional LAs and schools will also be chosen to be used only for contingency purposes for those LAs
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         and schools that decline to participate. Visits to 7 LA and 40-45 schools over a period of 5 weeks to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         collect examples of contracts of employment, job descriptions and salary ranges. During the visits the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         relevant employer will be asked probing questions to clarify detail in respect of contracts, job
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         descriptions and pay ranges. This will include: detail on the methodology for drawing up contracts
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         including capturing precise detail of what is in force under specific headings, the degree of uniformity
                                                                                                                                   Total - 30 LAs and 40-45 schools; Phase 1 - 7 LAs and                                                                                                                                                                 across job roles including detail of where terms and conditions vary across job types, the comparability
Collection of sample contracts of employment, job descriptions and salary                                                          30 community and 15 self-governing schools. A further                                                                                                                                                                 in job descriptions across LAs and schools. A further 23 LAs will be telephoned to ask questions on
ranges for school support staff                                              O            June to Jul 07            DfES           23 LAs will be contacted in phase 2                   Ad hoc                                      Schools and LAs                               Schools and LAs                                                       areas where further supporting evidence is needed and where limited probing is required
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Section 44 Education Act 2002 for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Primary, Secondary (includes sixth form                                         Primary, Secondary & Special.       LAs set date that schools must submit their returns, LAs have until 22 August to submit returns to the
Consistent Financial Reporting                                                M           August                    DfES           100%                                                   Annual                                     colleges), Hospital & Special                 LA & School                       Optional for Nursery & PRU          DfES
Consultation on TDA's proposals for strengthening the quality of the Graduate                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            12 week Government Office Consultation. Arrangements will be in place for September 2007. Sector
Teacher Programme                                                             O           Mar to Jul 07             TDA            All ITT providers and all LAs                          Ad hoc                                     All ITT providers and all LAs                 All ITT providers and all LAs                                         will receive feedback and workshops in June and July 2007.
                                                                                                                                   2 ITT providers running SKBCs, 3 ITT providers using                                                                                                                                                                  Questionnaire for subject/course leaders and face-to-face interview with senior member of staff with
Contribution of subject knowledge booster courses (SKBCs) to ITT                                                                   SKBCs but not providing SKBCs, 5 ITT providers who                                                                                                                                                                    responsibility for ITT. Follow-up request for additional information by email. Telephone interview of 30
recruitment, retention and progression to QTS                                O            Feb to Nov 07             TDA            have not used SKBCs                                    Ad hoc                                     ITT providers                                 ITT providers                                                         minutes.




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Current data collection exercises: in alphabetical order

                                                                                Mandatory or                          Surveying
Survey Name                                                                     Optional     Survey Month             Organisation      Sample Size                                               Collection Frequency                   Survey Target                                 Data supplier                    Mandatory basis                        Notes
                                                                                             Feb-Mar, May-Jul, Sep-                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Aim to create work focussed programme to motivate low attaining 14-19 age group most at risk of
                                                                                             Oct 07; Jan-Feb, May-                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             disaffection and becoming NEET. 1st phase in September 2006. Involves 21 pilots across country and
14 - 16 Engagement Programme                                                    O            July 08                  DfES              case studies of 15 schools                                Ad hoc                                 partnership case studies, pupil sweeps        schools, pupils                                                         6000 pupils. Lead contacts in LAs and LSC.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Feedback from a group of appropriate headteachers and deputy headteachers (i.e. those with
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               responsibility for school-wide CPD strategy and plans) on the features and elements of the 'model'
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               school CPD policies, CPD leader job descriptions, school CPD self evaluations, CPD impact evaluation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               processes and guidance on effective CPD. Gather feedback on the models provided over the summer.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Feedback on the first two models (School CPD policies and CPD leader job descriptions) should be
CPD Guidance - feedback on models of good practice                              O            June to July 2007        TDA               headteachers and deputy headteachers                      Ad hoc                                 headteachers and deputy headteachers           Schools                                                                provided by mid June. Feedback on subsequent models is due in late June and early July.
CPD Leaders: pilot phase                                                        O            Jan - Jun 07             TDA               18 LAs                                                    Ad hoc                                 LAs                                            LAs                                                                    To understand the range of activities and approaches already in place to support CPD leadership
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Focus groups of teachers, support staff,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         schools leaders and partners (including
                                                                                             October 06 & termly to                                                                                                                      providers of Initial Teacher Training and HLTA
Customer Perceptions and Needs Research (Phase 2)                               O            March 2009               TDA               To be decided                                             Termly                                 Assessment)                                    LA & School                                                            Phase 2 runs to March 2009



Deployment and impact of support staff in schools - questionnaires              O            July                     DfES              To be decided                                             Annual to 2008                         Schools                                       School
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Evaluation of the design of the Diploma qualifications involves exploring implementation phases,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               assessment of impact of diplomas and perceptions of key stakeholders on their value. 1st strand -
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               evaluation of development process and assessment of validity of Diploma qualifications. How Diploma
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               content reflects important skills and competences, meets needs of industry and whether they are
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               recognised. Review of development processes, eg how employer-centred approach was implemented
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               and worked; Assessment of internal validity and external relevance of Diploma qualifications, for each
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               line of learning; quality of existing and evolving specifications, and corresponding curricular materials;
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               value perceived by key stakeholders eg employers and HE. Case studies of the 14 Diploma
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Development Partnerships (DDPs) and emerging qualifications for each line of learning, involving QCA
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               and the Awarding Bodies also; secondary analysis of data and documents e.g. review of working
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       DDP, QCA and the Awarding                                               papers, minutes of meetings, DDP, AB self assessments and analysis of curricular and teaching
                                                                                             Sept 07 to Apr 08, to                                                                                                                                                                     Bodies, local employers and                                             materials. Interviews with partnership members and a range of stakeholders (e.g. reps from local
Design of the Diploma qualifications                                            O            2010                     DfES              14 Diploma Development Partnerships                       Ad hoc                                 Diploma Development Partnerships              HEIs                                                                    employers and HEIs).


                                                                                             Oct-Dec 06; Autumn                                                                                                                          School Support Workforces, School
Development of a sector qualifications strategy for support staff in schools    O            2007                     TDA               300 responses expected                                    Ad hoc                                 Leadership Team, HLTAs and LAs                Schools and LAs                                                         Web based survey


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               To investigate the reasons for the wide variations in the proportions and profile of children receiving
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               services in respect of SEN and /or disabilities by local authority area. Provide information on good /
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               current best practice in providing services for children with SEN and / or disabilities by LAs and their
Disability and SEN: understanding local variations in service provision and                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    partners. Questionnaires to and interviews with staff in 30 LAs (including some specialist teachers) who
support                                                                         O            June 07 to Mar 08        DfES              30 LAs                                                    Ad hoc                                 LAs                                           LAs                                                                     are involved with children with SEN and / or disabilities. Detailed case studies in 10 LAs.




                                                                                                                                        Phase 1 - a maximum 75 LA, Children‟s Service and                                                LAs, Children's services including schools,   LA frontline staff, school
Disability data collection for Children‟s Services                              O            Nov 06 to Mar 2008       DfES              school personnel; Phase 2 - 50 volunteer schools          Ad hoc                                 disabled children and their parents           personnel (heads)


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        The duty on LAs to provide
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Disagreement Resolution Services
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        (DRS) from 1 January 2002 is set out
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        in Section 332B of the Education Act
Disagreement Resolution Services Evaluation                                     O/M          April 07 to Feb 08       DfES              Parents / carers, Schools, LAs                            Ad hoc                                 Parents / carers, Schools, LAs                Parents / carers, Schools, LAs   1996



                                                                                                                      DfES/
                                                                                                                      Manchester City                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Data collection to start in Autumn term 2006 and run for about 18 months. Independent assessors will
Dynamic Lighting                                                                O            Sept 2006 to Dec 2007    Council           1 school                                                  Ad hoc                                 Pupils mainly and teachers                    School                                                                  collect technical information.


                                                                                             September 06 to March
Early Intervention Pathfinders In Local Authorities                             O            08                       DfES              18 LAs                                                    Ad hoc                                 LA                                            LA                                                                      Ongoing study of 18 LAs
                                                                                                                                        19 Sure Start Areas - interviews with staff and parents                                                                                                                                                                Project to run in 19 areas in England, and demonstrate 12 different approaches to involving parents in
Early Learning Partnerships Evaluation                                          O            Mar 07 - Jan 08          DfES              at centres                                                Ad hoc                                 Sure Start centres                            Staff, parents                                                          their children‟s early learning from ages 1-3



                                                                                             Jan-Feb 07; Oct 07 to                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             To get views on post induction development. Phase 1: Dec 06- Mar 07 (Research). Phase 2: Apr 07-
Early Professional Development (EPD) Research - phase 1                         O            Oct 09                   TDA               12 teachers, 12 LAs                                       Ad hoc                                 LAs, schools                                  LAs, teachers                                                           Oct 07 (Guidance development, trialling & publishing). Phase 3: Oct 07- Oct 09 (Impact evaluation)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Request for data on children taking up nursery places over more than 38 weeks per year, and on the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               numbers of staff with graduate Early Years Professional Status (EYPS), at private, voluntary and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               independent (PVI ) providers of early years education for 3 and 4 year olds: 2 more questions in the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               2008 EYC: "For how many weeks this year (calendar year 2008) is the provider open and funded by the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               LA?" “Where the provider is funded for more than 38 weeks of the year, how many hours is the LA
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               paying for that child in the whole of the current Spring term?” Spring Term - 1 Jan to 31 Mar. From
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               2008, national collection will be on a statutory basis; data will be collected (via COLLECT) using LA
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               MISs. The Early Years Census in Jan 2007 should be the last one to take place in aggregate form.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Subject to the successful piloting of individual level collection arrangements, in Spring 2007, the Early
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Years Census in 2008 will be a collection of individual level data. The pilot returns, and processes, are
                                                                                                                                        150 LAs and 21500 private, voluntary and independent                                                                                                                                                                   being evaluated in June-July 2007 with the intention (assuming no significant problems) of giving the go-
Early Years Census (EYC)                                                        M            Jan to Mar               DfES              (PVI) providers/settings                             Annual                                      LAs and PVI providers/settings                LAs                                                                     ahead for the first national collection in Jan 2008. Closing date - mid-March 2008.



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Questionnaire to 100 LAs using parenting contracts asking for names of schools using parenting
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               contracts. Questionnaire to Head teachers in 100 schools. Case studies with schools and LAs to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               provide details of how parenting contracts are used in schools and LAs and how effective they are in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               helping improve school attendance and behaviour. 10 LAs selected for case studies from those who
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               respond to the LA questionnaire. Case studies involving interviews with relevant LA staff to seek more
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               detailed information on the use and effectiveness of parenting contracts. 20 schools selected to
                                                                                                                                        Survey of 100 LAs and 50 schools named by LAs in                                                                                                                                                                       investigate use and experience of parenting contracts - interviews with school leaders, teachers and
                                                                                                                                        their responses. Interviews with 10 LAs, 20 schools and                                                                                                                                                                other relevant staff. Interviews/ focus groups with parents who have agreed parenting contracts with
Effectiveness of education-related parenting contracts                          O            Feb - Nov 2007           DfES              parents                                                 Ad hoc                                   LAs, schools, parents                         LAs, schools, parents                                                   school or LA to explore their experiences of parenting contracts. Exercise runs from Jan - Dec 2007.



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               A national survey of maintained schools in England and in-depth case studies of schools, to explore the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               strategies used by schools to deliver PPA time and provide for cover for teacher‟s absence. The
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               research will identify how these strategies (and the way in which they are implemented) impact on
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               school standards. Collect data from maintained primary and secondary schools in England. Achieved
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               sample of 700 schools – 400 primary and 300 secondary schools. Schools reporting the greatest impact
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               (positive and negative) as a result of the changes will be selected along with those schools that did not
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               report a strong impact Perceptional data will be collected from heads, classroom teachers and support
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               staff (including cover supervisors and HLTAs). Case study: collect data from 20 schools in selected LAs
Effects on school standards of different strategies for PPA time and covering                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  in England. Interview with one LA official in each case study LA. Interviews with LA Workforce
teacher absence                                                                 O            July 07 to Nov 08        DfES              400 primary and 300 secondary schools                     Ad hoc                                 LAs, schools                                  LAs, schools                                                            Remodelling Advisors to allow these responses to be triangulated with the survey and case study data.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               The survey will collect data from Headteachers, Classroom teachers, Support staff (including cover
                                                                                                                                        a representative sample of maintained schools in                                                                                                                                                                       supervisors and higher level teaching assistants). Interviews with Local Authority Remodelling
Effects on school standards of workforce remodelling                            O            Sep 07 to Jan 09         DfES              England. Local Authority Remodelling Consultants          Ad hoc                                 Schools, LAs                                  Schools, LAs                                                            Consultants


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                                                                                Mandatory or                           Surveying
Survey Name                                                                     Optional     Survey Month              Organisation   Sample Size                                                Collection Frequency                    Survey Target                             Data supplier                      Mandatory basis                       Notes
                                                                                             Feb-Mar, May-Jul, Sep-                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Aim to create work focussed programme to motivate low attaining 14-19 age group most at risk of
                                                                                             Oct 07; Jan-Feb, May-                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          disaffection and becoming NEET. 1st phase in September 2006. Involves 21 pilots across country and
14 - 16 Engagement Programme                                                    O            July 08                   DfES           case studies of 15 schools                                 Ad hoc                                  partnership case studies, pupil sweeps    schools, pupils                                                          6000 pupils. Lead contacts in LAs and LSC.

                                                                                                                                      Workshops with 6 secondary schools and Directors of
Engaging And Re-Engaging Young People In Learning: Using Research In                                                                  Children's Services. Stage 4: one-day workshop. Stage
Practice                                                                        O            Oct 06 - Oct 08           DfES           6: 6 one-day workshops                                Ad hoc                                       LAs, schools                              LAs, schools                                                             Mainly review of existing research and lessons on how to use findings

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Evaluation of Enhanced Key Skills Support Programme (KSSP) to assess its impact and performance,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            effectiveness in developing key skills, reaching target groups, which delivery methods are successful,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            performance and value added of managing agents - Learning and Skills Network and Learning for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Work. Use of management information to explore performance against key milestones and achievement
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            of outcomes, critical assessment of quality of materials produced; and explore good practice with
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            lecturers, trainers and other practitioners involved in delivery. Sample of key skills teachers, lecturers
                                                                                                                                      The evaluation will involve 25 centres - to provide a                                                                                                                                                                 and practitioners in post-16 education and training institutions, including schools with 6th forms,
                                                                                                                                      cross-section of teachers, trainers and practitioners.                                                                                       teachers, trainers and                                                   colleges and work-based providers. Qualitative assessment of the impact of, and benefits received by
Enhanced Key Skills Support Programme Evaluation                                O            May to Nov 07             DfES           Mostly colleges, and 5 schools with sixth forms.           Ad hoc                                  colleges, and schools with sixth forms.   practitioners                                                            the target group. One-to-one interviews with key skills teachers in their 6th forms.



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            To assess how many beds will be needed per year for the next 3 years from 08-09, in line with a parallel
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            project by Youth Justice Board, how these should be commissioned (taking account of emerging
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            findings from the regional commissioning of residential placements pilots starting Sept 07) and where
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            homes should be sited. Telephone/electronic survey of 23 LAs on their views and experiences. Face-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            to-face interviews and workshops with 17 LAs who run secure children's homes, 1 private and 1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            voluntary provider (the whole market) to establish patterns driving LA demand for placements, and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            predicting demand in each of the 3 years. Interviewing 5 LAs about LA purchasing trends to capture
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            those who place a substantial number of children in secure homes, as the majority of other LAs are very
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            irregular spot purchasers of individual placements. Review sample to include both private and voluntary
Estimating local authority demand for beds in secure children's homes           O            Sept 07 to Dec 07         DfES           23 LAs                                                     Ad hoc                                  LAs                                                                                                                providers of secure children's homes and 23 key provider/purchaser LAs in this market.
Exam results collection                                                         O            August                    ISC            100% of ISC members                                        Annual                                  ISC members who are Secondary schools     School



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            The Family Literacy programme is part of a programme providing literacy, language and numeracy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            (FLLN) tuition for parents and children (70,000 families). Establish baseline of their characteristics and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            circumstances at the beginning of the short and intensive courses; initial and final assessments of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            literacy skills and follow-up work with 2000 parents 6 months after completion of the course to explore
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            whether and how the programme has impacted on their lives and to ascertain progression. Assess
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            teachers‟ perceptions of the training; parents' and children‟s perceptions about how they support their
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            children's learning and how this changes over programme and after. Explore impact of short (32 hours)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            and intensive (72 hours) literacy courses on parents with children in early years (foundation and KS1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            only). Telephone interviews with 100 LAs about family literacy plans; organisation of courses locally and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            data collected on take-up and completion. Face to face interviews with 50 parents and their children
Family Literacy Programme Evaluation                                            O            June 07 to April 09       DfES           100 LAs, 2000 parents, children                            Ad hoc                                  LAs, parents, young people                LAs, parents, young people                                               about experiences of programme and perceptions of impact.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Primary, Secondary (includes sixth form
Fast Track Review & Evaluation Survey - Phase 1-3                               O            June                      DfES           100%                                                       Annual                                  colleges) & Special                       School
                                                                                                                                      All LAs for information on provision, 50 LAs for more
Feasibility study into the future of LA outdoor & environmental centres         O            April and July 07         DfES           detailed information                                       Ad hoc                                  LAs                                       LAs                                                                      4 weeks for each phase; Phase 1 by end April; Phase 2 by end July
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   School governors, bursars,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   teachers and head teachers. LA
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   input from councillors, school
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   transport officers, admissions
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   officers, transport officers and
Formal consultation on statutory guidance for new school travel provisions in                Dec 06 - Apr 07, May -                   all LAs in England and 100 schools (30 primaries, 70                                                                                         the Director of Children‟s
Education and Inspections Bill.                                                 O            June 07                   DfES           secondary).                                                Ad hoc                                  Schools and LAs                           services.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      The Education (National Curriculum)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      (Foundation Stage Profile
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Assessment Arrangements)
Foundation Stage Profile                                                        M            July to August            DfES           100%                                                       Annual                                  Nursery / Early Years Setting, Primary    School                             (England) Order 2003
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            A detailed pro forma has yet to be developed, but the essential requirement is to know: the number of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            guided learning hours being taken up by pupils outside their school, and details of the school, college or
                                                                                                                                      145 consortia across 97 LAs, providing 38000 learning                                                                                                                                                                 training provider delivering this „off- site‟ provision. Aggregate data are required at the school level. Data
                                                                                                                                      places in the 1st year. 19,500 young people will be in                                                                                                                                                                will be required from a sample of schools for the first 5 lines from 2008/09; the second 5 lines from
                                                                                                                                      school. To be collected from all schools involved in the                                                                                                                                                              2009/10; and the final 4 from 2010/11. It is anticipated that data will be collected across all lines, from all
Funding of Diplomas: pilot data collection exercise                             M            Jan                       DfES           implementation phases.                                     Annual for 3 years 2008 to 2011         Schools                                   Schools                                                                  schools, by 2010/11.

                                                                                             January, April,
                                                                                             September. Proforma -                                                                                                                                                                                                    Information needed for funding        LA to complete short proforma on flow of candidates for Regional Provider of Assessment (RPA) at end
HLTA programme funding to Local Authorities                                     M            March, July & December TDA               All LAs                                                    Termly                                  Other                                     LA                                 allocation                            of each term (March, July and December).
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            To examine impact of DfES policies on children‟s services received by fathers. Audit of DfES and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            partner policy instruments on fathers – including top level policy statements, targets, guidance, terms of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            reference for practitioners in the field, specific projects, evaluation criteria, evaluation reports and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            occupational standards; quantitative analysis of what is happening and motivating change in the field –
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            eg influence of targets and guidance on managers, problems facing managers, eg nature of data
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            collection about parents, when to engage fathers and when not to, and relevance of parental
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            responsibility. Gender Equality Duty coming into force in April 2007 requiring statutory providers of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            family services to conduct gender impact assessment of their services, evaluating relative impact on
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            men and women. Evaluation will help improve children's services for fathers and inform DfES
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            awareness event about importance of fathers. Data collection by survey or telephone questionnaire on
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   LAs; managers and                                                        use of family services by fathers from 30 LAs. Visits and interviews with managers and practitioners in
How fathers are recognised and supported through DfES policy                    O            June to Nov 07            DfES           30 LAs                                                     Ad hoc                                  LAs; managers and practitioners           practitioners                                                            10 family service settings in each of 8 LAs.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            3 main phases: pilot study in early 2007, field trial Oct to Nov 2007 and main survey in 2008 and Feb to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            April 2009. Piloting tests and questionnaires in 2 schools with 120 Year 9 students (2 tutor groups per
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            school), and with 1 headteacher and 2 teachers in each school (2 headteachers and 4 teachers in total).
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Sample of 25 secondary schools for field trial and, 150 schools for main survey. In each case, 2
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            matched reserve samples will be drawn, to be used if schools in main sample drop out. At least 1 tutor
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            group from each school will be sampled. Y9 tutor groups will be targeted. 4,500 students will be
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            required for the main survey and 600 for the field trial in each country, so it is assumed that 167 tutor
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            groups (of 27 students) will be required for the main survey and 23 for the field trial. For both main
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            survey and field trial, all teachers teaching students at Year 9, and Year 8 in the sampled schools to
                                                                                             March to May 07, Oct to                  25 secondary schools and 600 students for field trial;                                                                                                                                                                complete a teacher questionnaire. The headteacher, or member of the senior management team within
                                                                                             Nov 2007, 2008, Feb to                   150 secondary schools and 4500 students for main                                                                                                                                                                      each sampled school, to complete a school-level senior management questionnaire. Report in
IEA citizenship study                                                           O            April 2009                IEA            survey                                                     Ad hoc                                  schools                                   schools                                                                  September 2010.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Survey of non-religious maintained primary and secondary schools with a foundation in England to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            describe nature of foundation (the kind of charitable foundation, their maturity, appointments made to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            the governing body, their role and function) and any other partnerships the school might be involved in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            contrasting the quality and nature of governance with that in similar schools without a foundation. In-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            depth case studies of a small sub-sample of schools with a foundation to gather information about
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            governor, teacher, pupil and parent knowledge and views of the impact of the foundation on the quality
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            of governance, school ethos, school profile, as well as its reputation contrasting the impact on
Impact of Schools with a Foundation                                             O            Sept 07 to Mar 08         DfES           Up to 300 schools                                          Ad hoc                                  Schools                                   Schools                                                                  governance with that in similar schools without a foundation.
                                                                                                                                      20 schools for case studies (15 mainstream from 3
                                                                                                                                      cohorts of HPSS, 5 SEN); survey of 500 schools (both                                                                                                                                                                  Combination of fieldwork, ranging from a survey of HPSS and comparable counterfactuals, to more
Impact of the High Performing Specialist Schools evaluation                     O            Feb 07 to Mar 08          DfES           participants and non-participants)                         Ad hoc                                  Schools                                   Schools                                                                  detailed case studies (including special schools)




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                                                                                 Mandatory or                          Surveying
Survey Name                                                                      Optional     Survey Month             Organisation   Sample Size                                             Collection Frequency                     Survey Target                               Data supplier                     Mandatory basis             Notes
                                                                                              Feb-Mar, May-Jul, Sep-                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Aim to create work focussed programme to motivate low attaining 14-19 age group most at risk of
                                                                                              Oct 07; Jan-Feb, May-                                                                                                                                                                                                                              disaffection and becoming NEET. 1st phase in September 2006. Involves 21 pilots across country and
14 - 16 Engagement Programme                                                     O            July 08                  DfES           case studies of 15 schools                              Ad hoc                                   partnership case studies, pupil sweeps      schools, pupils                                               6000 pupils. Lead contacts in LAs and LSC.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 The Department‟s Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning (SEAL) programme is a whole-curricular
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 approach to developing children's social and emotional skills in order to promote positive behaviour,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 attendance, learning and well-being. SEAL has been piloted in primary schools and is currently being
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 piloted in secondary schools, and the primary evaluation showed the programme to have an impact on
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 a range of measures. Impact assessment of the SEAL programme, involving pre-assessment of Year 7
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 pupils social and emotional skills prior to starting the secondary SEAL programme, post-assessment
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 once they have completed the programme in 200 schools (if tests are self-completion). Case studies
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Schools, pupils and teaching                                  involving interviews and/or focus groups with head teachers, teachers and pupils to assess the
Impact of the Secondary SEAL Programme                                           O            June 07 to Dec 08        DfES           200 schools                                             Ad hoc                                   Schools, pupils and teaching staff          staff                                                         perceived impact of the SEAL programme at a school and pupil level.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Questionnaires to parents at sessions, heads & teachers to assess school buy-in. Schools to be
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 contacted from November 2006 to February 2007. 10 LAs involved in 1st phase of project. Selected
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 schools in these LAs will be delivering TIS sessions for parents in autumn 2006. 50 of these schools will
                                                                                              November 2006 to                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   be contacted in early November 2006 to complete a proforma about parental engagement in their
                                                                                              February 2007;                          10 LAs, 500 schools in 2006; 20 LAs, 1000 schools in                                                                                         School heads and teachers,                                    schools, and take part in one-to-one interviews. Survey repeated in Year 2, with 50 schools being
Impact Of The Transition Information Sessions                                    O            November, December 07 DfES              2007                                                    Annual to 07                             Primary, Secondary                          parents                                                       contacted in autumn 2007 to complete proformas.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 The UK Resilience Programme is piloting a preventative in-school programme for 11 year olds to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 improve their psychological resilience and ability to cope with stress, anxiety and causes of depression.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Evaluation of impact of programme on young people's mental health and well-being. Programme based
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 on promising results of The Penn Resilience Program (USA) . To test programme in UK context and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 whether complements SEAL (Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning) intiative being rolled out in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 secondary schools from Autumn 2007. Study of 3,600 Year 7 pupils in 24 schools in South Tyneside,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Manchester and Hemel Hempstead. Children will be tracked from Year 7 to assess changes in their
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 psychological well-being, behaviour and educational peformance using Key stage data. Control group of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Year 7 pupils from previous year in the same schools and, in 2 of the areas, Year 7 pupils in the same
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 schools not taking part in programme. Schools and programme co-ordinators to provide data on
                                                                                                                                      3,600 Year 7 pupils in 24 schools in South Tyneside,                                                                                                                                                       peformance of pupils taking part and of control group pupils. Standardised self-report questionnaires on
Impact of the UK Resilience Programme                                            O            Apr 07 to Mar 09         DfES           Manchester and Hemel Hempstead.                         Ad hoc                                   Pupils                                      Schools, pupils                                               psychological health of pupils.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Understanding issues faced by Gypsy, Roma and Traveller (GRT) pupils and barriers to helping them.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Identification of LAs/schools - from national data and liaison with LA Traveller Education Support
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Services to highlight schools/LAs with high proportions of GRT pupils. Process mapping of 200 schools:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Questionnaires to head teachers and Governors about GRT children in their school (e.g. inclusion,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 policies, transition, transfer etc.), to be completed twice to determine any changes in practices. Data
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 (e.g. exclusion, attainment, absence) on GRT children in Years 5 to 9 in these 200 schools, from
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 national data sets and school management information, to build a picture across Key Stages and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 educational phase. Case studies in 20 schools across a number of LAs to provide more detail about any
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 patterns identified during the process mapping. Interviews/focus groups with Head teachers/Senior
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Management Team; LA officials; teachers, pupils; and parents to address parental education and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 attitudes to education, attitudes of teachers/school towards GRT children, inclusion and attitudes and
Improving the Outcomes for Gypsy, Roma and Traveller Children                    O            May 07 to July 09        DfES           200 schools                                             Ad hoc                                   LAs, schools and parents                    LAs, schools and parents                                      aspirations of pupils etc.
INSET Holdback                                                                   M            November                 TDA            13 LAs                                                  Annual                                   LAs                                         LA
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       ISC members who are Early Years Setting,
ISC Census: ISC Statistical Survey Census coding sheet, questionnaire &                                                                                                                                                                Primary or Secondary (includes sixth form
checklist                                                                        M            January                  ISC            100%                                                    Annual                                   colleges)                                   School                            Mandatory for ISC members

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 To investigate provision and practice in language learning at KS3 from September 2006 to June 2008.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Questionnaire to 1600 schools in year 1. Responding schools will be sent a follow-up questionnaire in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 year 2. 16 of these schools will be involved in the case study strand in years 1 and 2. 2 interviews each
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 with headteacher, MFL departmental head and 2 subject teachers in each school in Spring 2007 and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Spring 2008. Observation in KS3 classrooms of these 2 subject teachers between Spring 2007 and
                                                                                              November 2006 and                       Survey to 1600 schools in Year 1, 800 schools in Year                                                                                        The headteacher, the MFL                                      Spring 2008. Interview/focus groups with representative group of 10 students selected from each school
Language learning at Key Stage 3: The impact of curriculum changes on                         2007, Spring 2007 and                   2. Case studies of 16 of these schools in Years 1 and                                                                                        departmental head, subject                                    in Spring 2007 and Spring 2008. 1st survey in Autumn 2006 and follow-up survey in Autumn 2007.
provision and practice                                                           O            Spring 2008              DfES           2.                                                      Annual for 2 years                       Schools                                     teachers and students                                         Qualitative work from Spring 2007 to Spring 2008.
Leading Edge Partnership Programme Self-Evaluation Framework                     M            July                     DfES           103 partnerships to complete a questionnaire            Annual to 2007                           Primary                                     School                            Condition of grant

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 As part of PISA 2009, 10 15-year-olds in some participating PISA schools will be asked to undertake a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 computer-delivered test of reading. This preparatory survey to a sample of schools in each participating
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 country to ascertain the level of technical resources available in schools to implement the computer-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 delivered test.To ascertain whether participating in the computer-delivered option is likely to make
Level of technical resources available in schools for reading of electronic texts                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                schools more or less willing to participate in the PISA study. The survey questionnaire has been
in PISA 2009.                                                                     O           May to June 07           DfES           100 schools in England                                  Ad hoc                                   schools                                     schools                                                       designed by the International PISA Consortium (Australia) and will be taken on-line.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 The 10 LA Commissioning Pathfinders are taking an advanced role in commissioning education
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 services, a policy announced in the 2005 Schools White Paper. Evaluation of the LA Commissioning
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Pathfinders will play a central role in our monitoring and evaluation plans as it looks at the combined
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 effect of a number of different policies: school competitions; expansions; intervening early in failing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 schools; creating diversity of provision (Academies and Trust Schools); and better meeting of parental
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 demands. The evaluation will also help us establish good practice for LAs. 10 case studies, examining
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 how LAs analyse user demand; form strategy; commission places; and how this affects schools (there
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 will be visits to 40). There will also be repeated surveys of parental satisfaction, including in a set of
Local Authority Commissioning Pathfinders                                        O            April 07 to April 09     DfES           10 LAs; 20 secondary schools and 20 primary schools     Ad hoc                                   LAs, schools and parents                    LAs, schools and parents                                      control authorities, involving 400 parents.
London Challenge - Survey of Parents & Carers                                    O            June to July             DfES           150 schools, 4000 parents                               Annual to 2008                           Primary, Secondary and Special schools      School                                                        Continuation of study from previous years. 10 or 20 min telephone interviews with London parents.
London Challenge: Pupil & Teacher surveys                                        O            June to July             DfES           150 London schools                                      Annual to 2008                           Secondary (includes sixth form colleges)    School

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Interviews with 15 providers involved in the London Student Pledge. Interviews with 60 head teachers to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 determine the level of their awareness of the London Student Pledge, to provide information on whether
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 and how they utilise the London Student Pledge in their schools. Focus group interviews with 60-80
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 pupils to gather qualitative data on their attitudes and perceptions. 2 focus groups per secondary school
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 year group, of 6 to 8 pupils each. Focus group participants will be drawn from the schools which
                                                                                                                                      15 providers involved in the London Student Pledge; 60                                                                                                                                                     participate in the head teacher survey. Documentary analysis of the kinds of activity being offered under
London Student Pledge Evaluation                                                 O            May 07 to Jan 08         DfES           head teachers, 60 to 80 pupils                         Ad hoc                                    Headteachers, pupils, providers             Headteachers, pupils, providers                               the London Student Pledge.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Nursery / Early Years Setting, Primary &
Monitoring Curriculum & Assessment project Questionnaires                        O            February                 QCA            3000 schools of all types                               Annual                                   Secondary (includes sixth form colleges)    School



Monitoring Curriculum & Assessment project Subject Questionnaires                O            March                    QCA            3000 secondary schools                                  Annual                                   Secondary (includes sixth form colleges)    School

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Request for data to monitoring handling of allegations of abuse against staff working with children.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Compliance with this request would be voluntary in academic year 2006/07 and compulsory/statutory
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 from 2007/08. Information is needed on allegations of abuse against staff working with children. The
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 data will be collected via a secure web based form, and any appropriate data will be pre-populated.
Monitoring handling of allegations of abuse against staff working with children O/M           Apr - Nov to Mar 2008    DfES           150 LAs                                                 Annual                                   LAs                                         LAs                                                           Information will have been collected and evaluated by March 2008.




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                                                                          Mandatory or                          Surveying
Survey Name                                                               Optional     Survey Month             Organisation   Sample Size                                              Collection Frequency                    Survey Target                                 Data supplier                   Mandatory basis                     Notes
                                                                                       Feb-Mar, May-Jul, Sep-                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Aim to create work focussed programme to motivate low attaining 14-19 age group most at risk of
                                                                                       Oct 07; Jan-Feb, May-                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      disaffection and becoming NEET. 1st phase in September 2006. Involves 21 pilots across country and
14 - 16 Engagement Programme                                              O            July 08                  DfES           case studies of 15 schools                               Ad hoc                                  partnership case studies, pupil sweeps        schools, pupils                                                     6000 pupils. Lead contacts in LAs and LSC.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  The National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics (NCETM) aims to improve the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  teaching and learning of mathematics, as part of The Science, Technology, Engineering and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Mathematics (STEM) Cross-cutting Programme. NCETM is a „virtual centre‟ for teachers providing a web
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  portal and interactive learning framework, and 9 regional hubs of experts, co-ordinating and enhancing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  local networks of CPD providers. Evaluation of its effectiveness and value for money, take up of CPD
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  opportunities in maths, identifying gaps in provision and the National Strategies, TDA and other
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  providers. Investigate impact of Centre on maths teachers, students, culture and expectation, use of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  networks for sharing knowledge and good practice between teachers. Data collecton from maths
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  teachers and subject heads, and secondary analysis of Ofsted data to assess impact on quality of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  teaching and learning in schools, and on young people‟s attitude towards maths. Questionnaires to 500
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  teachers and subject heads registered on the NCETM web portal. Interviews with 25 respondents for
National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics (NCETM)     O            May 07 to Mar 08         DfES           500 teachers and subject heads                           Ad hoc                                  schools                                       schools                                                             more in depth information, and case studies.



                                                                                                                               Focus groups to include LAs, ITT providers, schools,                                             Primary, Secondary (includes sixth form                                                                           Propose to collect the information via an on-line questionnaire running from late January to late
National Occupational Standards for Teaching Assistants Review            O            Jan-Feb 2007 and 2008 TDA               teachers & Tas                                           Annual to 2008                          colleges), LAs & ITT providers                Schools, LAs & ITT providers                                        February. Project runs from April, 2006 to 2008.


                                                                                                                               4 hours for around 30 pupils from year 11 in at least                                                                                                                                                              Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) gives us evidence on international relative
                                                                                                                               190 secondary schools. Supervision by independent                                                                                                                                                                  performance; a comparative picture of the social equity of countries' schooling systems; and some
National Project Management for PISA 2009                                 O            2009                     DfES           organisation so no staff burden on schools.              Ad hoc                                  Pupils                                        independent organisation                                            broad conclusions about which approaches to schooling work well. Main focus will be literacy.



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Questionnaire to Director for Children‟s Services in LA. Survey aims to establish nature of KS2 and
National Survey of LA Music Services                                      O            April to July 2007       DfES           100%                                                     Triennially                             Primary maintained schools only               LA                                                                  Wider Opportunities provision funded through all public sector funding for music in the LA

                                                                                                                               Case study visits to 24 Pri + 24 Sec schools across 11
                                                                                                                               LAs & 1 Acad.; 4 x 20min surveys of HTs in achieved
                                                                                                                               sample of 350 schools, 2 x primary (Jun07, Oct07) & 2
                                                                                                                               x sec (Oct06, Oct07); 2 x 15min web surveys (Nov06,
New Relationship with Schools Evaluation                                  O            June, Oct, Nov 07        DfES           Nov07) to 350 SIPs                                       Ad hoc                                  Primary & Secondary                           LA                                                                  Evaluation runs from June 06 - December 07


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  The questionnaire pack (including an induction tutor survey and a reply-paid envelope) is mailed to all
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  NQTs' who gained QTS between September 2005 and December 2006. It will be mailed to their private
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  addresses in February 2007, using contact details obtained from the GTCE. Reminder postcard 4
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  weeks later and survey will be re-sent to those NQTs who have not returned the first survey within 2
Newly Qualified Teacher (NQT) Survey                                      O            February to March        TDA            all 14000 NQTs                                           Annual                                  NQTs                                                                                                              weeks of reminder. NQTs to invite their induction tutors to complete the Induction tutor survey.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  The study is in 2 parts. The 1st is a 'quick win' environment map of teacher/NQT recruitment desk
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  research and questionnaires to schools leadership teams (1000 staff). The 2nd stage is a 3 year
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  longitudinal study in schools - interviews held with the senior leadership team 1-2 times per year for 3
NQT Quality improvement study                                             O            2007/08 to 2010/11       TDA            Ist part - 1000 SLT staff; 2nd Part - 500 SLT staff   Ad hoc                                     schools                                       schools                                                             years (500 staff). Study to run from 2007/08 to 2010/2011.
                                                                                                                               The headteachers and up to 14 teachers in each of 460
OME Teacher‟s Workload                                                    O            March                    OME            primary, secondary and special schools                Annual                                     Primary, Secondary & Special                  School


Other Care                                                                O            September                DfES           100%                                                     Annual                                  LA                                            LA                                                                  OC2




Outcome indicators of looked after children (OC2)                         M            November                 DfES           All LAs in England                                       Annual                                  LAs                                           LA officer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Parents, parent support
Parent Support Advisor research                                           O            Sept 06 to Sept 08       DfES/TDA       up to 20 LAs                                             Ad hoc                                  Parents, parent support advisors              advisors                                                            Case Studies


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Record collection included in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              statutory instrument for penalty
Parental Responsibility (Attendance and Behaviour) [PRAB]                 M            February, May, October   DfES           100%                                                     Termly                                  LA                                            LA                              notices                             PRAB. Formerly known as Parental Support and Sanctions for Behaviour and Attendance



Parental views on the choice and diversity of education                   O            July 07                  DfES           Parents in 3 LAs                                         Ad hoc                                  Parents                                       Parents


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  To collate best practice on how to support parents and carers of pupils who are at risk, to help them
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  increase their involvement in their children‟s education. As most support for parents happens outside
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  the normal school context in children's services (including extended schools, research will focus on
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  collating good practice in promoting parenting outside of school, including multiagency interventions.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  The focus would be on children who are considered hard to reach, have been excluded or are
                                                                                                                               A small number of LAs and community groups;                                                                                                                                                                        underachieving at school and minority ethnic pupils. Identifying good practice through working with a
                                                                                                                               interviews with school staff, support workers, pupils and                                                                                                                                                          small number of LAs and community groups and will include interviews with school staff, support
Parenting support for the at risk best practice research                  O            Sept 07 to Mar 08        DfES           parents/carers.                                           Ad hoc                                 LAs. Schools, parents, pupils                 LAs. Schools, parents, pupils                                       workers, pupils and parents/carers.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Core items repeated in all 3 surveys, to allow monitoring of changes over time, in addition to questions
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  to meet particular needs at the different survey points. Some limited qualitative data collection to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  explore particular issues in more depth. Online survey in September 2006 of headteachers to obtain
                                                                                       Wave 1 Sept 06 – Jan                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       information on numbers of and roles of support staff. In October-November 2006, a paper questionnaire
Perception and experiences of school support staff on training and                     07. Wave 2 Sept 08 –                    At least 1,000 support staff would be questioned, from                                            School support staff in Primary, Secondary   Headteachers and School                                             survey of support staff in the schools responding to the online survey. Wave 1 Sept 06 – Jan 07. Wave
development                                                               O            Jan 09                   TDA            at least 300 schools, selected across all school types   Ad hoc - ends 2009                      and Special schools.                          support staff                                                       2 Sept 08 – Jan 09


                                                                                                                               6 headteachers, 3 senior managers and 3 middle
Perception, Attitude and Message Research for 14-19 Reform Programme      O            Mar, Apr and Sept, Oct   DfES           managers                                                 biAnnual                                Headteachers, managers                        Headteachers, managers                                              Baseline then tracking research every six months

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  12 selected case studies of good transition practices identified by both children and parents, pairing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  primary and secondary schools in Oct/Nov 06. Semi-structured interviews with Year 6 and Year 7
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  teachers who have responsibilities for transfer. Interviews with identified pupils in Year 7 in the case
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  study secondary schools who have reported positive experiences of transfer during both stages of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  process, in spring term 2007. Interviews with Secondary School Advisors in 6 LAs. Survey of parents
                                                                                                                               2866 children attending 723 schools in 114 LAs, across                                                                                                                                                             and pupils in October/November 2006, 12 case studies in schools and interviews with 6 LAs in March
                                                                                                                               4 cohorts currently in Years 6 to 9. There are 8 Primary                                                                                                                                                           2007. Questionnaire to Head of Year 9 in each school attended by an EPPE pupil. Pupil socio-
                                                                                       October/November                        Schools, 102 Middle schools, 539 Secondary schools                                                                                                                                                                 behavioural profile to be filled by form tutor for each EPPE pupil in Year. Peer questionnaire to 30 pupils
                                                                                       2006, March 2007 to                     and 74 schools that cater for children of all ages. 12                                                                                                                                                             (one tutor group) in each of the 100 schools with most EPPE pupils. Interviews with teachers in case
Perspectives on Transition: Follow up of EPPE Cohort into Secondary School O           2011                     DfES           children are being educated at home.                     Ad hoc                                  Pupils, Teachers and LAs                      Institute of Education                                              studies of 30 children, to investigate issues of resilience and vulnerability. Study continuing to 2011.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Education (Information About
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Individual Pupils) (England)
                                                                                       November 2006 and                                                                                                                                                                                                      Regulations 2006 issued under the   This collection will only occur in the academic year 2006/07. In subsequent years the data will be
Post-16 Learning Aims Management System for 2006/07 (PLAMS 06/07)         M            June 2007                DfES           100%                                                  Twice in 2006/07                           Secondary schools with sixth forms            School                          Education Act 1996                  collected as part of the School Census.
Postgraduate Professional Development (PPD) Programme Quality                                                                  20 ITT providers, 20 LAs, 20 HTs and 40 Teachers per
Assurance (QA)                                                            O            March                    TDA            year.                                                 Annual to 2009                             Primary, Secondary, Special, Other            School, Other                                                       Sample shown is one third of total (1/3 to be checked each year of study).
                                                                                                                               Implementation - 4300 primary schools and all LAs.
                                                                                                                               Case Studies - 50 primary schools and 10 for in depth
Primary Modern Foreign Languages at KS2                                   O            September                DfES           study                                                 Annual from September 06 - 08              Primary, LA                                   School, LA                                                          To check progress of MFL for all at KS2 implementation. Involves case studies




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                                                                          Mandatory or                           Surveying
Survey Name                                                               Optional     Survey Month              Organisation   Sample Size                                                Collection Frequency                    Survey Target                                    Data supplier                    Mandatory basis                      Notes
                                                                                       Feb-Mar, May-Jul, Sep-                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Aim to create work focussed programme to motivate low attaining 14-19 age group most at risk of
                                                                                       Oct 07; Jan-Feb, May-                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              disaffection and becoming NEET. 1st phase in September 2006. Involves 21 pilots across country and
14 - 16 Engagement Programme                                              O            July 08                   DfES           case studies of 15 schools                                 Ad hoc                                  partnership case studies, pupil sweeps           schools, pupils                                                       6000 pupils. Lead contacts in LAs and LSC.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Small group work element of SEAL aimed at children who require more support in this area, and to
                                                                                                                                Interviews with 5-10 relevant LA officers; questionnaires                                                                                                                                                                 address shortfalls in social and emotional development. Interviews in 10 LAs with relevant staff on how
                                                                                                                                to schools implementing SEAL, case studies in 10                                                                                                                                                                          LAs are supporting schools to implement small groups work element of SEAL. Questionnaires to 100
                                                                                                                                schools implementing SEAL small group work;                                                                                                                                                                               schools using small group work element to be completed by head teacher, teaching assistant running
                                                                                                                                information from heads and senior managers, those                                                                                                                                                                         the element and class teacher. Case studies in 10 schools, identified through LA interviews with head
                                                                                       Mar - Dec 07; Jan - Mar                  responsible for delivering the small group work,                                                                                                                                                                          teachers/senior managers; classroom teachers; staff running small group work; pupils; interviews/focus
Primary Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning (SEAL) work Evaluation   O            08                        DfES           classroom teachers, support staff, children and parents Ad hoc                                     LAs, Schools                                     LAs, Schools                                                          groups with parents. Exercise to run from Jan 07 to Jun 08.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     The Children (Private Arrangements
Private Fostering                                                         M            April to May              DfES           All LAs in England                                         Annual                                  LA                                               LA                               for Fostering) Regulations 2005      (PF1). Deadline is 31 May

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          The Department is introducing a 2-year Progression Pilot which will test the impact of new approaches
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          to assessment, testing, intervention and target-setting to improve pupil progress within each school year
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          and each Key Stage. Pilot will operate in 10 LAs, each of which will appoint a full-time project manager,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          and with 500 KS2 and 3 schools in those LAs, including some clusters of secondary schools and their
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          feeder primary schools. The pilot has 4 main strands:Assessment for learning, and single-level tests,
                                                                                                                                School staff, LA staff, pupils and parents/carers. Up to                                                                                                                                                                  Progression Tutoring, Progression Targets, and Progression premium. Evaluation to assess the impact
                                                                                                                                500 KS2 and 3 schools in 10 LAs, including some                                                                                                                                                                           of the pilot, and to determine which aspects could be rolled out nationally. Data collection will be via the
                                                                                                                                clusters of secondary schools and their feeder primary                                                                                              schools, LAs, pupils and                                              pilot systems and processes: termly pupil level data and twice yearly test data will be collected and
Progression Pilot Evaluation                                              O            Jul 07 to Jul 09          DfES           schools.                                                   Ad hoc                                  schools, LAs, pupils and parents/carers          parents/carers                                                        collated by the DfES; this will be made available to the research team for further analysis.
                                                                                       November, March, June
Project 'Directgov for Kids' - Teachers' discussion guide                 O            until June 2008           DfES           8 schools in 8 LAs                                         Termly                                  Primary                                          School


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Contact details of a nominated lead person to monitor day six provision and delivery in LAs and schools,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          and of their exclusions officer. Number of pupils who have been permanently excluded for more than 6
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          days and the alternative provision the LA has to offer. Assurances that schools are meeting the
                                                                                       April to May, October                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              requirement to provide education for pupils who have been given a fixed period exclusion for six days or
Provision of full-time education for excluded pupils                      O            2007                      DfES           150 LAs                                                    Ad hoc                                  LAs                                              LAs                                                                   longer. 4 working weeks to respond electronically or by post
                                                                                                                                43 LAs have volunteered to take part in the piloting of
Pupil Referral Units Individual Level Data Collection Pilot               O            April to June 2007        DfES           the Census for Pupil Referral Units                        Ad hoc                                  PRUs                                             LAs                                                                   From 2008, taking part in the national collection will be on a statutory basis. Electronic return from LAs
Pupils at non maintained schools & pupils not educated in school          M            March                     DfES           100%                                                       Annual                                  Other, Special & Unknown                         LA                               Data is used for funding purposes    Form 8 B

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Interviews with young person, young person‟s
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   parent/carer or guardian, staff at school/unit
                                                                                       Wave 1 fieldwork -                                                                                                                          from where the young person was
                                                                                       October – December                                                                                                                          permanently excluded, young person‟s current
                                                                                       2006, Wave 2 fieldwork -                                                                                                                    provider (school, alternative provision,
                                                                                       September – November                                                                                                                        employer etc.), other relevant people in young   Young people and their
                                                                                       2007, Wave 3 fieldwork -                 A cohort of 30 will be selected from 45 young people,                                              person‟s life (e.g. Mentor, Connexions           parents/carers, LAs, PRUs and                                         Small-scale longitudinal study of young people who have been excluded from Pupil Referral Units
                                                                                       September – November                     with the remaining 15 forming a reserve list. 20 pupils at                                         Personal Advisor, peer group, other family       others relevant to these young                                        (PRUs) or special schools for pupils with behavioural, emotional and social difficulties (BESD). Key
Pupils excluded from PRUs / BESDs                                         O            2008                     DfES            end of 3 year longitudinal study                           Annual for 3 years                      members etc.), and relevant LA officer(s).       people                                                                focus: to examine destinations and eventual outcomes for this vulnerable group of young people.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Quantitative Benchmarking took place in July 2006. Qualitative 2nd wave taking place Feb-Mar 2007.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          2500 interviews with school staff - senior leadership team, teaching staff and school support staff. Also
                                                                                       July - August 06,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  100 interviews with LA staff responsible for school workforce, ITT providers etc. Qualitative survey -
Quality of TDA's communications with key external audiences               O            February - March          TDA            2529 Schools - secondary, primary, special                 Annual                                  LA, Primary, Secondary, Special, Other           School, LA, Other                                                     telephone interviews taking place in February, March 2007


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Qualitative research to explore the range of teachers‟ views and highlight the key influences on their
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          attitudes and actions. Research would use a combination of focus groups and individual interviews in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          30 schools and colleges. It would aim to involve around 200 teachers and careers advisers. It would
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          allow broad conclusions to be drawn about the prevalence of different attitudes and approaches and to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          identify what appear to be the key influences behind these. The research will inform policy around what
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          development, information or incentives for teachers and institutions might be needed to ensure that all
                                                                                                                                30 schools and colleges involving 250 teachers and                                                                                                                                                                        young people receive all the information, support and encouragement they need to help them consider
Raising young people's aspiration towards HE: teachers' attitudes         O            Sept 07 to Mar 08         DfES           careers advisers.                                          Ad hoc                                  schools                                          schools                                                               whether HE is appropriate for them.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          The Re-Ach (re-engagement and achievement) project is funded by the DfES and run by 'Youth at Risk'
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          (YAR) and 'The Hanover Coaching Foundation' (HCF). Aims to raise aspiration, engagement and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          achievement of young people least likely to succeed and achieve, and most likely to engage in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          unproductive behaviour. Project is running in 3 LAs over 2 years.YAR and HCF to collect some data on
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          the project. Collating MI data; gathering information on young people‟s attitudes to learning and how
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          they change during project; impact of project on young people's attainment and progression; data from
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          those involved in delivery of project on how it works in the 3 LAs. Survey of young people involved in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          project. Each LA will run project with 3 cohorts of young people in each year. 1 cohort in each LA will be
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          at school/ pre-16; 1 from a post-16 setting; and 1 from another setting (e.g. teenage pregnancy unit;
                                                                                                                                3 LAs; All (6) schools involved in the programme will be                                                                                                                                                                  youth offending team). School cohort involving 60 young people (pre-16) in each area (across the 2
                                                                                                                                involved in the data collection. 180 young people; 12                                                                                                                                                                     years). Survey of all 180 young people. Interviews/ focus groups with school staff - 2 from each LA
Re-Ach (re-engagement and achievement) Project Evaluation                 O            Apr 07 to Sept 08         DfES           school staff; and 6 LA staff.                            Ad hoc                                    LAs, schools, young people                       LAs, schools, young people                                            involved; and LA staff.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Target those schools where test absence is above 10% of cohort in either KS3 English, KS3 maths or
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          KS3 science, and find main reasons for absence (to inform a decision on possible statutory collection
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          later). Data collected electronically through spreadsheet pre-populated for testing sessions for English,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          maths and science. Schools, via Exams Officers (and some LA staff), will send absence data to their
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          NAA, copied to LA who will amalgamate data at school level and send it electronically to DfES. By 16
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          April 2007 – letters received by 130 selected schools and their LAs (copied to Behaviour and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Attendance consultants and KS3 consultants) asking them to take part in survey. Week commencing 3
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          May 2007 – Schools KS3 test. Week commencing 10 May 2007 - schools collect reasons for absence
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          from KS3. By 24 May 2007 – NAA have collected reasons for absence from schools. By 14 June – NAA
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          send amalgamated data to DfES. 2 weeks allowed for schools to respond to data request. Information
Reasons for absence on KS3 test days                                      O            May to June 07            DfES           130 schools in 50 LAs                                      Ad hoc                                  pupils                                           schools, LAs                                                          collected and analysed by July 2007, evaluated by September 2007.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          In "Care Matters: Transforming the Lives of Children and Young People in Care" Green Paper, the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Government committed to securing better value for money and to giving more placement choice to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          children by piloting regional commissioning units with interested LAs. 6 pilots covering 8 regions will be
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          launched. Initial baselining work in the summer before the launch of the RCUs in Sept 07, allowing the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          use of the LAs within the 9th region as a control group ie 6 RCUs and 10 LAs. Evaluators and the lead
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          agency for the 6 regional commissioning units (RCUs) to access management information data from the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          matching engine, not directly from LAs. Interviews with key LA commissioning personnel and provider
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          staff, and examination of data on the structure and outcomes of the pilots. Evaluation at the 6 and 12
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          month stages. Interview 20 providers, including the 3rd sector, as key stakeholders in the regional
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          commissioning process. All RCUs have agreed to participate as a condition of funding. Evaluation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          results to be disseminated to LAs to consider regional commissioning fully informed of effective practice
Regional Commissioning Unit Pilots Evaluation                             O            July 07 to Mar 09         DfES           6 RCUs and 10 LAs, 20 providers                            Ad hoc                                  RCUs, LAs                                        RCUs, LAs                                                             and pitfalls.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          All 150 LAs in England to confirm level of golden hellos paid to teachers prior to 31 March 2006 and not
Resource accounting for the Golden Hello scheme                           M            January to February       TDA            150 LAs                                                    Annual                                  LA Finance                                       LA                               NAO requirement                      claimed back from the TDA by 31 March 2006 and similar anticipated levels for 31 March 2007.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Survey course completers every 4 months until September 2009 to evaluate number securing teaching
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          posts after using the Return to teach service. Survey will also support evaluation of quality of course
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          provision and support given by the Return to Teach Service and magazine to teachers trying to return to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          profession. Data will be collected via online survey with link emailed to course completers from the
Return to teaching course completer survey                                O            Mar 07 to 2009 (termly)   TDA            532 RTT course completers                                  termly                                  RTT course completers                            RTT course completers                                                 previous 4 months. Each survey to last 3 weeks.




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                                                                           Mandatory or                          Surveying
Survey Name                                                                Optional     Survey Month             Organisation   Sample Size                                               Collection Frequency                   Survey Target                                   Data supplier                   Mandatory basis                         Notes
                                                                                        Feb-Mar, May-Jul, Sep-                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Aim to create work focussed programme to motivate low attaining 14-19 age group most at risk of
                                                                                        Oct 07; Jan-Feb, May-                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            disaffection and becoming NEET. 1st phase in September 2006. Involves 21 pilots across country and
14 - 16 Engagement Programme                                               O            July 08                  DfES           case studies of 15 schools                                Ad hoc                                 partnership case studies, pupil sweeps          schools, pupils                                                         6000 pupils. Lead contacts in LAs and LSC.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Present evaluation runs from 2006 to 2009. Courses run by LA centres, universities and private course
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         providers. 15-25 participants per course. Courses include 10-day placement in schools. One-third of 39
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         providers (85 courses) visited per year for next 3 years. 3-4 participants from each course being
                                                                                        November-December                                                                                                                                                                        Teachers, ITT providers,                                                interviewed to gain their views of their experience. Courses last 10 weeks. 1-day visit to course
                                                                                        2006, February-March                    350 teachers, 39 ITT providers, 10 Headteachers                                                  Participants of return to teaching courses,     Headteachers (School                                                    providers in last week of course. Interviews with course providers; see evaluation forms used in
Returner Course Evaluation                                                 O            2007, May-June 2007      TDA            (School leadership teams).                                Termly                                 Course providers, LA Recruitment managers       leadership teams).                                                      courses.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         To assess the extent to which the Independent Review Mechanism (IRM) and the Adoption Register are
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         meeting their aims, evaluate the costs and benefits and consider the future options. Telephone
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         interviews with a sample of people who have approached the Agency during the past 2 years; those
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         people who contacted the Agency following a visit from a social worker to discuss using the Register;
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         samples of people who have been in contact with an Adoption Agency in the past 2 years or have been
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         through the IRM process over the past 2 years. Face to face and telephone interviews with key staff
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         (Adoption Manager and an adoption social worker) from Voluntary Adoption Agencies, to consider
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         whether the IRM and Register have been used, and if not why that is. Where used, to consider
Review of the National Adoption Register and Independent Review                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          experiences of both the Register and IRM, both success stories and issues encountered. Exercise runs
Mechanism                                                                  O            Jan-Jun 07               DfES           40 LAs                                                    Ad hoc                                 LA adoption teams and panels                    LAs                                                                     to June.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         A wide range of organisations have for the past 2 years been under a statutory duty under Section 11 of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         the Children Act 2004 (and associated statutory guidance) to make arrangements for safeguarding
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         children. Several hundred oganisations are subject to the statutory duty. This is a first census of these
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         organisations aimed at determining the extent to which and the ways in which the senior management
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         of these organisations have been complying with the duty. Chief Executives (or other senior managers)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         of these organisations will be circulated with postal and/or email questionnaire and reminders as
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         required. The analysed results will be published on an anonymous basis on this occasion. The audit
Safeguarding and promoting child welfare - how have public organisations                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 would be repeated in 2010-11 if funds permit, additionally involving interviews with affected children,
responded?                                                                 O            Aug 07 to Mar 08         DfES           All 150 LAs (Directors of Children‟s Services).           Ad hoc                                 LAs                                             LAs                                                                     junior staff and other stakeholders.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Education (Local Authority
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Primary & Secondary (includes sixth form                                        Performance Targets) (England)
SaLTs - School and Local Authority Target Setting                          M            January                  DfES           100%                                                      Annual                                 colleges)                                       LA                              Regulations
                                                                                        September to October
                                                                                        2006, Summer 2007 to                    9,000 students. 292 institutions, including schools and                                                                                                                                                                  Schools administer tests to students in November 05. Students fill in questionnaires in March 2006,
SATS Fairer access to HE                                                   O            2010                     DfES           colleges, took part in the SATS.                          Annual to 2010                         Secondary                                       School                                                                  autumn 2006 and summer 2007, 08, 09 & 10. Exercise runs from November 2005 to August 2010

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Nursery, Primary, Secondary (includes sixth                                     Regulations under s537a, Education
School Census                                                              M            January, May, October    DfES           100%                                                   Termly                                    form colleges) & Special                        School                          Act 1996
                                                                                                                                Initially 500 primary and 500 secondary headteachers,
                                                                                        January 2006 (annual to                 2000 primary and 5000 secondary key staff in each of 2
School Leadership – Impact on School Outcomes                              O            2009)                   DfES            waves.                                                 Annually to 2009                          Schools                                         Schools                                                                 Longitudinal case study over 2 years on 10 Primary and 10 secondary schools.
School Level Annual School Census - Registered Independent Schools &                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Regulations under s537a, Education
General Hospital Schools                                                   M            January                  DfES           100%                                                      Annual                                 Registered Independent Schools and PRUs         School                          Act 1996

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Under the School Standards and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Framework Act 1998, Chapter 31,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               School Organisation Committees
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               must inform DfES of changes to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Nursery, Primary, Secondary (includes sixth                                   school organisation but are not
School Organisation proposals                                              O            April, July, December    DfES           100%                                                      Termly                                 form colleges), Pupil Referral Unit & Special   School Organisation Committee obliged to use this collection to do so
                                                                                                                                all schools in England; 45 sports partnerships for
School Sport Partnership Evaluation 2006-07                                O            May to July 2007         DfES           validation                                                Ad hoc                                 Schools                                         Schools, sports partnerships
                                                                                                                                All partnerships (over 400), with a total of c.18,000                                            Primary & Secondary (includes sixth form
School Sport Partnership Research                                          O            June                     DfES           schools                                                   Annual to 2009                         colleges)                                       School                                                                     The questionnaires are labelled 'Physical Education, School Sport and Club Links Survey'
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 From December 2006 there is a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 requirement for public authorities to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 produce a Disability Equality Scheme
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 (DES) in accordance with the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Disability Discrimination (Statutory
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Duties) Regulations 2005 - which          Information to be added to the new DfES School Workforce Census in 2010 and, if feasible, also be
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 bring into force Part 2 of the Disability collected in the pilots in 2009. Each member of the workforce to be asked whether they have a declared
School Workforce Census pilot                                              M            Sep/Oct 2009, 2010       DfES           school workforce                                          Annual                                 school workforce                                school workforce                Discrimination Act 1995.                  disability. Code set will be „yes, no, information not yet obtained, refused‟.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           (formerly 'How can schools help parents develop skills to enhance their children‟s educational
                                                                                        Jan, Feb, July 07 to                    Maximum of 40 LA personnel, 40 head teachers and 40                                                                                                                                                                        outcomes?') Ist phase to involve LAs and schools. 2nd phase to involve 30 volunteer schools. Project
School-promoted initiatives                                                O            September 2008           DfES           teachers (or other staff) in 30 schools             Ad hoc                                       LAs, schools, parents                           LAs, schools, parents                                                     runs from Nov 06 to Mar 2009
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Primary & Secondary (includes sixth form        LA + VA and Foundation
Schools admissions appeals survey                                          M            January                  DfES           100%                                                      Annual                                 colleges)                                       schools                         Section 29, Education Act 1997
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Primary, Secondary (includes sixth form                                         Data collected under section 29 of
Schools exclusion appeals survey                                           M            January                  DfES           100%                                                      Annual                                 colleges), Pupil Referral Unit & Special        LA                              the 1996 Education Act.

                                                                                        May to September 07,
Schools Procurement Data Collection Exercise                               O            08                       DfES           30 primary and secondary schools                          Annual to 2008                         Primary & Secondary                             School                                                                  Selected schools will have follow up visits in May to September 2007 & 2008.


                                                                                                                 Audit                                                                                                           Primary & Secondary (includes sixth form
Schools' views of their LA : the national school survey                    O            June                     Commission     100%                                                      Annual                                 colleges)                                       School
Secondary School Admissions                                                O            March to Aug 07          DfES           All LAs                                                   Ad hoc                                 LA, Other                                       LA, Other                                                               Improved guidance on admissions choice and procedures. Project End Date 31 Aug 2007


Secondary school co-ordinators survey                                      O            May                      NAGTY          100%                                                      Annual                                 Secondary (includes sixth form colleges)        School
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Primary & Secondary (includes sixth form                                        Section 52 of the Schools Standards
Section 52 Education Budget Statements                                     M            March                    DfES           100%                                                      Annual                                 colleges)                                       LA                              and Framework Act 1998


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Primary and Secondary (includes sixth form                                      Section 52 of the Schools Standards
Section 52 Outturn Statements                                              M            October                  DfES           100%                                                      Annual                                 colleges)                                       LA                              and Framework Act 1999
Secure children's homes (SA1)                                              M            May                      DfES           All secure childrens homes in England and Wales           Annual                                 Childrens homes                                 Manager


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         LGA - Local Govt Association & ADSS - Association of Directors of Social Services. Survey on
Social Services Finance Survey                                             O            September                LGA            149 LAs                                                   Annual                                 LA Directors of Social Services                 LA                                                                      expenditure on children's services

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         The study is in 2 parts. The 1st is a case study of school workforce development. Interviews with school
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         leadership teams, teachers, wider workforce etc. to gain an understanding of how staff development is
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         undertaken within schools. Those schools demonstrating best practice to be developed into case
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         studies. The 2nd stage involves evidence gathering on how schools have implemented new
                                                                                                                                500 School Leadership Team staff, 1000 Teachers,                                                 school leadership teams, teachers, wider                                                                                performance management procedures, revised standards for teachers, the skills framework etc. -
Staff Development Outcomes Study                                           O            2007/08 to 2008/09       TDA            1000 School Support Workforce staff, 250 HLTAs            Ad hoc                                 workforce etc.                                  schools                                                                 questionnaires to schools. Study to run from 2007/08 to 2008/2009.
                                                                                                                                Focus group of 6 Headteachers, 8 teachers and 8
                                                                                                                                support staff for benchmarking. Contact 2500 school                                                                                                                                                                      Need to investigate schools preference for paper rather than electronic communications. Likewise need
                                                                                        July, August 2006 and                   staff, smaller set of pupils within schools to better                                                                                            School teachers, staff and                                              to understand who are the 'gatekeepers' in schools for the receipt and dissemination of training and
Stakeholder tracking research: Phase 2, qualitative investigation          O            then Feb, Mar each year TDA             understand results of benchmarking.                       Annual                                 School teachers, staff and pupils               pupils                                                                  development information in order to better target communications.



Standards Fund Monitoring Return                                           M            October                  DfES           100%                                                      Annual                                 Primary, Other & Unknown                        LA                              Condition of grant




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                                                                            Mandatory or                          Surveying
Survey Name                                                                 Optional     Survey Month             Organisation   Sample Size                                           Collection Frequency                     Survey Target                                    Data supplier                    Mandatory basis                       Notes
                                                                                         Feb-Mar, May-Jul, Sep-                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Aim to create work focussed programme to motivate low attaining 14-19 age group most at risk of
                                                                                         Oct 07; Jan-Feb, May-                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          disaffection and becoming NEET. 1st phase in September 2006. Involves 21 pilots across country and
14 - 16 Engagement Programme                                                O            July 08                  DfES           case studies of 15 schools                            Ad hoc                                   partnership case studies, pupil sweeps           schools, pupils                                                        6000 pupils. Lead contacts in LAs and LSC.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        These will be conducted by a company called Schoolzone which will gather information on mainly
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        primary subject CPD provision and some information on primary and secondary subject networks. We
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        require information on teacher's perceptions and experience of subject specific CPD, what provision is
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        most valuable and what is the preferred format of this provision, the current position on subject leader
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        training for primary teachers and its affect on teaching and learning. The project is not expected to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        exceed 6 weeks from project initiation meeting. Create online survey to be sent via e-mail to 10,000
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Schoolzone registered primary teachers with an expected 200 – 300 responses rate. The survey link will
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        also be held on the website where it may be accessed by our 600,000 unique monthly visitors, and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        promoted via the Newsletter which is sent to the full database of teachers and schools. Analyse data by
Subject Specific CPD online survey and focus group.                         O            June to July 2007        TDA            10,000 Schoolzone registered primary teachers?        Ad hoc                                   Teachers                                         Teachers                                                               second week of July.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  The Education (Information as to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Provision of Education) (England)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Revised Regulations 1999 in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  exercise of the powers conferred on
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  the Secretary of State by sections
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Primary & Secondary (includes sixth form                                          29(3) and 569(4) and (5) of the
Supply of School Places Survey                                              M            May - July               DfES           All LAs                                               Annual                                   colleges)                                        LA                               Education Act 1996.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1,000 providers will be surveyed by telephone or electronically on their views and experiences of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        regulatory, commissioning and procurement practices. The providers will be a cross section of in-house,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        private and third sector from a range of key children's services markets. Research Results will be used
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        to assess compliance with the Compact and initial impact of the cross-government code of practice on
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        competition (published in autumn). Providers (in-authority, private and third sector) will be interviewed by
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        phone or electronically on their views and experiences of regulatory, commissioning and procurement
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        practices. Providers will be selected from across a range of key children's services markets including
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        childcare, extended schools, children's centres, residential homes, fostering and adoption services,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        special educational needs, services for disabled children, youth services and parenting support. Survey
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Providers of children's services - LA, private                                                                          to include 700 private and third sector providers of children's services and 300 in-house providers of
Survey of Children's Services Providers                                     O            Nov 07 to Mar 08         DfES           1000 providers                                        Ad hoc                                   and 3rd sector                                                                                                          children's services across 50 LAs.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        The support work in schools vocational qualification (SWiS VQ) programme enables school support
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        staff to gain a qualification tailored to their role in school. LSC to transfer administration and funding of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        programme from 2007-08 to TDA. Light-touch data collection process to ensure correct level of funding
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        is paid to each LA, and to assess participation rates. LAs to report their SWiS VQ activity twice in 2007-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        08, once in October 2007 (covering activity during the first 6 months of the year) and once in April 2008
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        (to cover the last 6 months of the year). In October 2007, LAs will report the total number of school
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        support staff, by job role, who started a SWiS VQ programme between 01 April 2007 and 30 September
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        2007; a forecast of number of school support staff, by job role, who are to start a SWiS VQ programme
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        between 01 October 2007 and 31 March 2008. In April 2008, LAs will report the number of school
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        support staff, by job role, who started a SWiS VQ programme between 01 October 2007 and 31 March
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        2008 with an Excel-based pro-forma, and a "ready-reckoner" to assess their SWiS VQ activity levels
SWiS VQ funding arrangements                                                M            Oct 07 and Apr 08        TDA            150 LAs                                               Annual                                   LAs                                              LAs                                                                    and grant utilisation.




tdaNews subscribers data cleanse exercise                                   O            Mar to Jun 07            TDA            2000 contacts to be validated                         Ad hoc                                   subscribers                                      subscribers

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Nursery, Primary, Secondary (includes sixth
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                form colleges), Hospital, Other, Pupil Referral                                                                        Form 618G and annexes - Teachers in Service and Teacher Vacancies, including Education
Teachers in Service and Teacher Vacancies (Form 618g)                       M            February                 DfES           100%                                                  Annual                                   Unit & Special                                  LA                                Section 29 of the Education Act 1996 Psychologists, in each LA, & Annex 1 Sick Absence & Annex 2 Ethnicity
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Nursery / Early Years Setting, Primary &
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Secondary (includes sixth form colleges), Pupil                                   Regulation H3(2) of the Teachers'
Teachers pension Contributions due for the Year ended 31 March              M            August and September     DfES           100%                                                  Annual                                   Referal Unit & Special                          LA, School                        Pensions Regulations 1997
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Primary, Secondary (includes sixth form
Teachers resignations and recruitment                                       O            January to June          LGE            One third of primary and all secondary schools.       Annual                                   colleges) & Special                             Schools                                                                 Local Government Employers (LGE) was created by the Local Government Association in April 2006.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        National survey in summer term 2007 of 9000 teachers aged 49+ to ascertain teachers' intentions as to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        when (what age) they are thinking of getting retirement (premature retirement, full retirement, actuarially
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        reduced benefit) and impact of new pension arrangements on those intentions. Questionnaire in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        summer 2007 to 1500 employers (150 LAs and 1350 headteachers) seeking views as to whether new
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        flexibilities of pension arrangements will impact on human resource management practices. 10 school-
                                                                                                                                 National survey in summer term 2007 to 9000 teachers                                                                                                                                                                   based case studies in summer term 2007 on the impact of the scheme on future
                                                                                         Mar to Apr, Summer and                  aged 49+ . Questionnaire in summer 2007 to 1500                                                                                                                                                                        intentions, particularly for teachers of shortage subjects and school leaders. 14 individual interviews in
The Behavioural Impact of Changes in the Teachers‟ Pension Scheme           O            autumn terms 2007      DfES             employers (150 LAs and 1350 headteachers).           Ad hoc                                    LAs and Schools                                  LAs and Schools                                                        Autumn term 2007. Exercise runs from February 2007 until December 2007.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        This research aims to explore the relationship between the diversity of the children‟s workforce and its
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        ability to deliver effective and inclusive services to children, young people and families. Within each LA,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        there will be: 4 in-depth interviews with senior managers within the children‟s workforce, 8 in-depth
The Diversity of the Children‟s Workforce and its Relationship with Outcomes                                                     4 LAs; senior managers, children's workforce                                                                                                                                                                           interviews with children‟s workforce practitioners, 16 in-depth interviews with parents and young people
for Children, Young People and Families                                      O           May to August 07         DfES           practitioners, parents and young people               Ad hoc                                   LAs                                              LAs                                                                    (service users and service avoiders).

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        To map the services on offer by examining the overall focus of the voluntary sector‟s work with families
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        in relation to the five ECM objectives and to map the way they are funded. Survey of 10 LAs to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        ascertain which voluntary organisations they are using for delivery of services followed by a survey of
The role of the voluntary sector in supporting parents and families         O            Sept 07 to Mar 08        DfES           10 LAs                                                Ad hoc                                   LAs                                              LAs                                                                    the main voluntary organsiations and others identified in the LAs survey.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Primary, Secondary (includes sixth form
The Teachers' Review Body - Survey of Teachers' Pay in Schools              O            December                 OME            Approximately 3000 schools                            Annual                                   colleges) & Special                              LA, School                                                             OME - Office for Manpower Economics
                                                                                                                                 150 primary (yr 5 pupils) and 150 secondary (yr 9
TIMSS 2007 - Trends in International Mathematics & Science Study            O            May to June 07           DfES           pupils) schools (including LA and independent)        quadriennial                             Primary and Secondary schools                    School
Training and deployment of support staff in 14-19 applied learning                                                               20 school leadership teams, 20 school support                                                                                                   School leadership teams, staff
programmes                                                                  O            March to July 2007       TDA            workforce staff , 12 LAs                              Ad hoc                                   Schools and LAs                                  and LAs                                                                Exercise runs from February to July 2007

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        The purpose of the Fund is to raise the quality of the early years workforce in private, voluntary and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        independent (PVI) settings. Some parts of return required for funding, others voluntary. Annex A is an
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Ad hoc exercise for LAs to complete for DfES. Annex B is for issue by LAs to early years settings when
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        they first receive Funding and then to be reissued every 6 months to feed into the twice yearly returns to
                                                                                         Sep-Oct and Mar-Apr to                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         DfES in September and March, up to September 2008. Annex C will be completed and returned to
Transformation Fund Monitoring                                              M            2008 (every 6 months)    DfES           150 LAs + PVI settings                                Ad hoc and biAnnual                      LAs and early years settings                     LAs                                                                    DfES in September and March, starting in September 2006 and ending in September 2008.


Trends in Primary Education, Annual survey                                  O            July                     LGA/NfER       500 primary schools                                   Annual                                   Primary schools                                  School
Trends in Secondary Education, Annual survey                                O            July                     LGA/NfER       3525 secondary schools                                Annual                                   Secondary schools                                School
Truancy Sweeps Summary Data                                                 O            December, June           DfES           100%                                                  BiAnnual                                 Other                                            LA

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Structured consultation with children and young people across England on: What it will feel like to be
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        part of the Olympic Generation, how we should try to shape our delivery programme to support their
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        aspirations for the Games, and the types of activity they would find exciting and inspirational. Research
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        to cover primary and secondary school up to the end compulsory schooling, and the primary
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        methodology will be focus groups of pupils, drawing on existing groups of pupils such as school
Views of pupils on the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games                    O            June to Oct 07           DfES/DCMS      100 to 130 pupils in 4 primary and 4 secondary schools Ad hoc                                  pupils                                           pupils                                                                 councils. Focus groups will be representative of age, ethnicity, gender and social background.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Profiling and personalisation work to understand TDA audience requirements. Audience base is diverse
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        and it is expected that each audience type will have different expectations and needs for the web
Web Audience Profiling                                                      O            June 2007                TDA            To be decided                                         Annual                                                                                                                                                           service.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Intended to be an ongoing (repeated six-monthly) customer feedback programme, gathering information
Web Usability Testing                                                       O            June 2007                TDA            To be decided                                         BiAnnual                                                                                                                                                         on the logic, user-friendliness, intuitiveness and practicality of the TDA website's structure.




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Current data collection exercises: in alphabetical order

                                                                         Mandatory or                          Surveying
Survey Name                                                              Optional     Survey Month             Organisation   Sample Size                                            Collection Frequency                  Survey Target                              Data supplier       Mandatory basis   Notes
                                                                                      Feb-Mar, May-Jul, Sep-                                                                                                                                                                                                Aim to create work focussed programme to motivate low attaining 14-19 age group most at risk of
                                                                                      Oct 07; Jan-Feb, May-                                                                                                                                                                                                 disaffection and becoming NEET. 1st phase in September 2006. Involves 21 pilots across country and
14 - 16 Engagement Programme                                             O            July 08                  DfES           case studies of 15 schools                             Ad hoc                                partnership case studies, pupil sweeps     schools, pupils                       6000 pupils. Lead contacts in LAs and LSC.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            October-December 06 - post-16 questionnaire survey to cohort 1 participants at their home addresses.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            February-March 07 - analysis of post-16 survey and NPD examining attainment and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            destination outcomes for cohort 1. October-December 07 - post-16 questionnaire survey to cohort 2
                                                                                      October-December 06                     130 schools across 40 partnerships, and around 1,000                                                                                                                          participants at their home addresses. February-March 08 - analysis of post-16 survey and NPD
Young Apprenticeship Programme                                           O            and 07                   DfES/LSC       young people in KS4.                                   Ad hoc                                Secondary (includes sixth form colleges)   Other                                 examining attainment and destination outcomes for cohort 2.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Telephone survey of all 150 LAs in Oct-Nov 06 and Jan 08. 12 case study LAs with 2 visits to each LA
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            to explore the implementation and outcomes of the Fund. Visits - December 2006 to February 2007 and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            September to November 2007. Interviews with senior manager with responsibility for the Funds in the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            LA, operational manager with day-to-day responsibility for the Funds in the LA, 2 other LA staff who
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            have involvement in the Funds, representatives of the panel of young people who make decisions about
                                                                                      September - November                    10000 young people for regular interviews; 3000 Ad                                                                                                                            the Funds, 4 providers of services to young people that have been funded by the Funds or
                                                                                      06, Dec 06 - Dec 2007,                  hoc interviews; focus groups involving LAs and other                                                                                                                          representatives of young people who have successfully bid for the Funds. On-line survey of 150 LAs in
Youth Opportunity Card and Youth Opportunity and Capital Funds Evaluation O           Jan - Feb 08             DfES           stakeholders; postal survey of providers.              Ad hoc                                Secondary, LA, Other                       School, LA, Other                     Jan-Feb 08. Exercise runs from May 06 to April 08




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