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Software Development Forum (SDF)

The Software Development Forum (SDF) was formed in December 2002 to provide a forum for discussion between the National Assembly for Wales, suppliers of Management Information Software to the education sector in Wales and other stakeholder groups such as the National Council-ELWa, ACCAC, LEAs and software user groups.

Meetings of the SDF are planned around the timetable of specification and software releases on an annual cycle; a copy of the current timetable can be accessed here. The main purpose of the meetings is to ensure that everyone involved in the specification and development of school software systems is aware of the requirements of the Assembly and its partner organisations in terms of development of electronic data collections from schools. By providing a forum for open discussion it is envisaged that smoother implementation of new and revised electronic collections can be achieved.

If your company is interested in being represented at SDF meetings, and wish to be included in mailing of specification documents, please email IMS@wales.gsi.gov.uk.

Latest Documents

Download: PLASC September 2006 v1.3 [.doc 1561KB]
Download: PLASC January 2007 v1.2 (available soon)
Download: PLASC Summer 2007 v1.2 (available soon)
Download: NDC 2006 v1.4 [.doc 1197KB]
View: Latest CTF specifications can be found here

Wales CBDS 2005/06 files

Download: CBDS_Pupil_Cymru_0506 V1 [.xls 110KB]
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CBDS_School_Cymru_0506 V1 [.xls 133KB]

Wales CBDS 2005/06 lookup tables

Download: Attendance_Cymru_ 0506 [.xls 22KB]
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Basic_Skills_ Cymru_0506 [.xls 16KB]
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ChurchDioceses_Cymru_0506 [.xls 21KB]
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Establishment_0506 [.xls 1809KB]
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Ethnicity_0506 [.xls 20KB]
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Exboards 0506 [.xls 21KB]
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Exclusions_Cymru_0506 [.xls 15KB]
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Governance_Cymru_ 0506 [.xls 16KB]
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ks45_exams 0506 [.xls 2411KB]
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Language 0506 [.xls 16KB]
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Lealist_0506 [.xls 30KB]
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LearningActivityProvider_0506 [.xls 61KB]
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LearningActivityReference_0506 [.xls 77KB]
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Nations_0506 [.xls 33KB]
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NonTeacher_Cymru_0506 [.xls 17KB]
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SEN_Cymru_0506 [.xls 15KB]
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Surveytype_Cymru_0506 [.xls 14KB]
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Teacher_Cymru_ 0506 [.xls 16KB]

Wales CBDS 2005/06 mapping tables

Download: Ethnicity Mapping 0506 [.xls 39KB]
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Exclusion Mapping 0506 [.xls 21KB]
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Governance_ Mapping_0506 [.xls 20KB]
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NC Year Mapping 0506 [.xls 15KB]
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SEN Mapping 0506 [.xls 19KB]
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Welsh Medium Learner Activity Mapping_0506 [.xls 14KB]

For previous versions of documents please contact Huw Davies on  02920 821697 or email IMS@wales.gsi.gov.uk.