David Dalby

Director of Funding and MIS at National Star College, specialist residential and day college for students with disabilities based in Cheltenham, Hereford and South East Wales.

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Eligibility of adopted young person

Hoping others have come across this before and knows answer! We have a prospective student under 16-19 funding (with an EHCP issued by LA) who came from South Africa in 2018 to live with adoptive p...

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Schema error

Can anyone help with this error please? Header looks fine, as does entries for learner/aim dates, can you point me in direction of what's wrong?  Line=2|Property=902952|Message=The 'ESFA/ILR/2021-2...

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FE Workforce Data Collection 21/22

I'm expecting ESFA to announce Submit Learner Data has opened the window to submit FE Workforce Collection for 2021/2022 (I'll admit I didn't do the voluntary 20/21 return). Just starting to get my...

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Idams accounts helpdesk email

Hello all, does anyone have an email or phone number to contact EFSA/DfE about an issue setting up a new user with an IDAMS account? The account won't register, just sits there no matter how many t...

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Residency Eligibility

I'm hoping experts out there can advise on residency eligibility for 16-19 funding, as it rarely comes up with learners applying to us. Young person with an EHCP, born in India, moved to Canada for...

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Part time working on ESFA 16-19 programme

I should know the answer to this, so am asking on behalf of a friend, who can't find it in the funding guidance. Is it ok for students on a full time 16-19 study programme to have a part time job (...

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Cyber Essentials ~(Again)

Sorry to raise this beast again, does anyone know if Jisc or maybe AOC are talking to ESFA about the CE requirement in contracts? I'm also responsible for contract compliance, and our IT are basica...

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Use of Bursary?

If not a MIS responsibility, could you pass on to relevant person please. I've had a Bursary request for student to have a Dietician funded, no doubt they need it, and NHS have given an appointment...

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Call handling companies?

Slightly off topic, does anyone use a 24/7/365 call handling company for things like staff/students reporting absence and can recommend a reliable company?  May be more cost effective solution to i...

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Changing Start Dates 16-19 funding

Genuinely am asking on behalf of a friend!  These are High Needs Learners with EHCPs and places commissioned by Local Authorities.  Specialist College recently had ESFA audit, and was told where th...