Hello Matthew and others

Thanks for this, excellent suggestion. As part of my membership of the
HEFCE Evidence Steering Group I am currently in dialogue with HEFCE
about accessing LA data and will bring this up with them.  Watch this
space. I doubt whether Aimhigher can be added on as it isn't a legal
body but surely there is some way of enabling HeFCE funded projects to
be listed. I agree that the aim would be for HEFCE to negotiate this
with the DSCF centrally, so that in principle we are covered.  

Matthew, as you may know more about this, do you mind if I provide your
contact details to HEFCE in case they want to follow up with specific



-----Original Message-----
From: Network for Aimhigher Data Analysts
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Sent: 29 October 2009 10:52
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Subject: Re: Data Network Minutes, 12th October 2009

Dear all

Just read the minutes and noticed that you had discussed LA's sharing
School Census Data. 

LA's have to send out a fair processing notice to parents/carers to say
what data is being collected, how it will be used and what organizations
will have access to this information. This letter is usually sent out
once a year. We are currently asking Birmingham local authority to add
Aimhigher as one of the organizations that this information will be
shared with. It would save a lot of time for partnerships if the DCSF
could add Aimhigher onto the letter so that each partnership do not
spend hours, weeks or years trying to get this agreed with LA's. I have
attached a copy of Wolverhampton LA's fair processing letter.


Matthew Horton
Evaluation and Liaison Officer
Aimhigher, Birmingham and Solihull
Student Recruitment and Outreach Department University of Birmingham,
Edgbaston Birmingham
B15 2TT
Tel. 0121 414 2510

-----Original Message-----
From: Network for Aimhigher Data Analysts
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Sent: 28 October 2009 11:31
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Subject: Data Network Minutes, 12th October 2009

Dear Data Network Colleagues

Please find the attached minutes of the last Data Network meeting held
on 12th October 2009 at the University of Hull.

The date and venue for the next meeting will follow in due course.

Kind regards

Sarah McGinnety
Project Support Officer
Aimhigher Kent and Medway Partnership

Canterbury Christ Church University
Hall Place, Harbledown
Canterbury, CT2 9AG.
01227 782565
Ext 3867
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