Getstats Seminar Invitation, 4 December 2012 (6-7pm)


Past marks: what’s happening to the statistical database for schools in England, as academies and free schools grow and local education authorities retreat?

Do we have good enough data and statistics for schools in England? With the growth of academies and free schools and the retreat of local authorities, the educational landscape is breaking up. Is there a danger of losing vital intelligence about pupils and performance?

Lord Lipsey, on behalf of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Statistics, invites you to a seminar to give MPs, peers and their staff a chance to talk and learn about statistics in action.


We are bringing together experts in education policy and data to ask whether we have enough data and statistics about schooling – to satisfy parents, employers, researchers, and ministers and MPs.

Professor Lorraine Dearden – works jointly at theInstitute ofEducation and the Institute for Fiscal Studies.

Myles Hannon – Head of Education with SASUK, the leading provider of software and RSS getstats’ partner in this series of seminars; and

Jonathan Sharples – Manager of Partnerships at the Institute for Effective Education (IEE),University ofYork.

Seminar details:

Tuesday 4 December, 5.30pm (light refreshments) for 6-7pm followed by a reception, Macmillan Room, 1st floor, Portcullis House.

If you would like to attend the seminar, please contact Nitin Mehta ( by 30 November.

This event is organised by the Royal Statistical Society (RSS) in association with SAS UK and Ireland with the support of the House of Commons Library and the All Party Parliamentary Group on Statistics.