The Analysis and Insight Team provide support to enable you to complete statutory and non-statutory returns to the LA and DFE for Attainment and Census (Pupil, PRU, and School Workforce)

DfE Sign-in

DfE Sign-in (DSI) is a single secure point of entry to DfE IT systems. Use of the site ensures better protection of data.

In school there are 2 types of DSI user

End Users - able to make data submissions to the collections they have access to

  • Change their personal details
  • Reset their own lost or forgotten password

Approvers - have the ability to

  • Search for users within their organisation
  • Invite new users to the system
  • View user accounts
  • Archive user accounts
  • Add and remove access to Departmental systems as required, and where access is granted to COLLECT, specify/select the data collection(s) that are able to be accessed.

Every School should have a Secure Access 'Approver' within their establishment.

Analysis and Insight also offer to be an Approver for your school at no extra charge to ensure continuity of access should a key member of staff be absent or leave your school.

Links and downloads

S2S Instructions

Collecting information from parents

 Links and downloads

Form to parents that schools can download and adapt e.g. school logo, giving examples of ethnic origins.
Ethnic origins form
Standard letters to parents for you to take the text from and work into your own document.
Model Letter for Data Collection​


The Data Analysis & Insight for School Improvement (DAISI) is run by the Information Management Team. It provides easy-to-understand data that helps you complete self-evaluation, carry out improvement planning and prepare for inspection.

Bespoke reporting and data training helps senior leaders, staff, governors, schools and other educational establishments to help improve outcomes for children.

Data collection and checking makes sure your statutory returns are submitted correctly and on time, helping you secure maximum funding.

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