We were recently invited to be on a panel advising the DfE on their plans for schools’ data “interoperability” (i.e. getting the most out of the data that schools hold without putting additional burden on them). The session was organised by Ark Schools, one of our clients, and included representatives from the Cabinet Office, the Education Endowment Foundation and other companies working with educational data. It was a fascinating discussion, touching on the National Pupil Database, reducing burden on schools, dealing with life after levels and much more. We look forward to watching developments from the DfE.