CTF for Summer Release 2020 (England & Wales)

Added 14/02/2020 at 15:10 – Temporary session attendance codes for use with the daily SAGE form (relevant to England only)

As many of you will know, we have provided patches to add temporary codes that schools can use for the more granular reporting of codes I and Y needed for the daily SAGE reporting. Please be assured that the temporary codes are converted to their ‘official’ counterparts when used by CTF Export.

Added 14/02/2020 at 11:00 – Main change compared to CTF 19 (relevant to England only)

In order to help avoid pupils missing the education, the government enabled legislation to compel school in England, e.g. maintained schools, academies and independent schools, to provide a prescribed set of data to their LA when pupils joined or left the school outside of normal phase transfers. Schools and LAs are free to choose the best way for transferring this data, including the use of paper forms. However, the DfE has defined an XML format for this transfer of data and includes this with CTF for convenience. CMJ XML files have been defined for transferring the data from schools when a pupil joins the school and CML XML files have been defined for transferring the data from schools when a pupil leaves the school. However, it is important to note CMJ and CML files are not CTF files and changes can be applied to such files without any impact on CTF files. It is in this context that the following two changes have been made for the two type of CME files and do not apply to CTF files in any way.

From CTF 20 onwards, schools will be able to include pupils in a

  1. CMJ file even if a UPN has not been allocated.
  2. CML file even if a UPN has not been allocated.

We are now looking into how we can accommodate this change in the specification for CME files. I will provide further details later.

Added 13/02/2020 at 14:25 – CTF versions supported

01/08/2019 to 31/07/2020 (inclusive)

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Export

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01/08/2020 to 31/07/2021 (inclusive)

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