Organisation: The information authority
John Perks is Head of the information authority, which sets and regulates data standards for further education and training provision in England. Its goals are to improve the quality of data collections and reduce the time spent on administration.
The information authority recognises that further education and training is a fundamental part of the wider education and skills sector and increasingly is working with colleagues in the schools and higher education sectors to develop common standards and approaches to data collection and analysis. The role of the ISB in defining and setting data standards is important to all those involved in the education sector and I’m pleased to be supporting its aims and taking an active role in this area of work.