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  • Common transfer file: definition and contents Learn what data you should include in the common transfer file (CTF), and the ways in which you can send it. You'll also find out what action you should take if you haven't received a new pupil's CTF data.
  • Pupil record: contents and cover sheet Know what should be included in your pupil records, and what should be on the records' cover sheets. See as well what should be kept separate to the record.
  • Recording disciplinary incidents How should schools record behaviour incidents that lead to disciplinary action? In this article, we relay advice from one of our associate education experts on recording disciplinary information. You will also find advice on how long to retain records of pupils' behaviour.
  • School admission registers Most schools need to hold an admission register. Find out what should be in it.
  • School census: key dates and guidance Make sure you know the deadlines for submitting the census, and find out where to go if you have any questions about completing it.
  • Subject leader's file: what should it contain? What should a subject co-ordinator's file include? We relay advice from three of our associate education experts on what a subject leader's file could contain. We also link to a toolkit from a local authority, and refer to school policies that set out what a file might include.
  • Taking medical information on trips Taking pupils with medical conditions on trips requires a little extra preparation. This article looks at what medical information you should take with you and what you should be aware of when managing this situation.
  • Updating personal data efficiently Read our expert's tips on how to update student and staff information efficiently on your management information system (MIS). We also link to our GDPR-compliant model privacy notices.