Information Management Partnership for Schools Board

The board assesses the impact that changes to government policy will have on schools' information management systems.

Role of the group

The Information Management Partnership for Schools (IMPS) Board discusses the strategic impact of all proposed changes to government policy on schools’ management information systems (MIS) and the wider management of information in schools.

It also advises on the impact of any new data standards used by school or local authority MIS, including the move towards using Information Standards Board’s (ISB) Education, Skills and Children’s Services (ESCS) data standards.

All discussions and investigations on the operational impact of implementing any changes discussed by the IMPS Board are referred to the Core Software Suppliers Group assessment.

Terms of reference

Information Management Partnership for Schools Board: terms of reference (PDF, 150KB)

Meeting dates

There are no scheduled dates for the next IMPS meeting.


Membership of the IMPS board includes any software supplier organisation who:

  • provides a management information system (MIS) currently in use in schools
  • has been awarded onto the Information Management and Learning Services (IMLS) Framework Lot 1 (Information Management Systems)

The chair of the board is a member of the Department for Education’s Chief Information Officer Group (CIOG). The group also includes members from the department’s Education Data Division (EDD).


Information Management Partnership for Schools Board
Data Development Unit
Education Data Division
Mowden Hall

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