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EU Exit Preparations

Please ensure that you and your staff are familiar with the DfE guidance available online at
Lord Agnew (Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the School System) issued a letter to Directors of Children’s Services requesting that it is shared with state schools. Read the ‘Guidance for schools on leaving the EU’ letter online.

Perspective Lite Costs


Perspective Lite is a web based system/tool which provides live headline key stage data as well as news bulletins, amongst some other useful functionality. More recently it has been enhanced to manage the exchange of data files between schools and the LA. This functionality replaces the RM SecureNet Plus data transfer system, which was withdrawn from active service in August 2017.

RM SecureNet was funded by schools, through the South West Grid for Learning. The LA became involved in procuring a replacement system when we were notified of SWGfL and RM’s intention to remove SecureNet Plus from the market, as it had become outdated and beyond reasonable upgrade.


For the initial transition period, the LA agreed to fund the replacement tool, through Perspective Lite, on behalf of schools. An annual cost would be required to be met by schools from the 2018/19 financial year onwards. This cost has been set at £50 per annum – a reduction on the most recent charge for SecureNet Plus, which was in the region of £63.


Many schools have already subscribed to this service for the 2018/19 financial year, via GCC Plus. However, a number of schools still need to sign up. If you are yet to subscribe to Perspective Lite, can you please do so as soon as possible, via your GCC Plus traded services account.


The link to Perspective Lite is below (we suggest adding this to your “favourites” within your internet browser for ease of access).




If you require further information, pleases contact the Data & Performance Team informgloucestershire@gloucestershire.gov.uk

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