SDA has a history of over 25 years of innovation in the collection, processing and dissemination of data on behalf of the public sector.
Some of the highlights are described below.
1993 – DfE
SDA publish the first secondary school SCHOOL PERFORMANCE TABLES (on paper). The following year we moved them online and in 1997 published the first primary school tables – “The biggest print job since ration books”.
1997 – Ofsted
SDA implement an early reproducable analytical pipeline to generate Pre-Inspection Contextual School Indicator (PICSI) reports, drawing together a range of school performance and contextual data.
These reports evolved into the school Performance and Assessment (PANDA) reports, which were distributed annually to all schools in England.
1997 – DfE
SDA move the School Performance Tables online. Government joins the digital age.
2001 – Ofsted
SDA move Ofsted’s pre-inspection forms online, creating one of the first large-scale online data collection systems for central government. Schools join the digital age.
2005-2016 – Schools, LAs & DfE
SDA deliver Key to Success, the first data portal allowing secure access and transfer of pupil level data.
2006 – DWP
SDA automate the Job Retention and Rehabilitation Pilot (JRRP) call-centre, integrate the data and rescue the programme.
2007 – DWP/DfE
SDA work in partnership with NatCen to create a secure web-based monitoring system for the Family Intervention Projects. This consisted of a series of complex social survey questionnaires and a management portal providing real-time status summary and detailed online analyses.
2010 to date – Parents, Schools & LAs
SDA design, develop and deliver the go-to National Eligibility Checking system, including the popular Online Free School Meals app, to allow parents, schools and early-years providers to instantly establish access to priority pupil funding.
2017 – Cabinet Office
SDA chosen to deliver mission-critical survey of National Resilience Capability and provide the richest data yet.
2017 to date – DfE
SDA deliver School Benchmark Reports so schools can compare and contrast their financial data, establish best practice and improve their performance
Find out more
The expertise and products behind these innovations are now available on G-Cloud 12. You can find out more on the Digital Marketplace website.
Better still, if you can give us some information about yourself and your specific requirements, we will get back to you to discuss them. Contact SDA.