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Schools using Capita's information management system have been warned that there is an "incident" with its Spring release – just months after it 'fessed up to an issue with the same data-transfer mechanism in a previous release.
In an email, the outsourcer said there had been an issue with an upgrade to the Schools Information Management System, and warned schools not to use a particular method for exchanging pupil info "until further notice".
Transfer - Files - CTF - Mechanism - Children
The common transfer files (CTF) mechanism is used to send children's information between primary and secondary schools for moving pupils and other ad-hoc transfers.
The email, posted on education forum Edugeek, said it was "investigating one incident with CTF for schools who have taken the latest Spring Release", which came out on 22 March.
Specific - Scenarios - Incident - Scope - Impact
"We are assessing currently the specific scenarios where this incident arises and the exact scope of its impact."
Capita went on to say that schools shouldn't use this to share pupil and contact details with other schools – and said those that wished to should get in touch with the organisation they were trying to reach.
CTF - File - School - Friday - March
"If you have sent a CTF file to another school (after Friday 22 March) we suggest you contact the recipient school to check the details that they have loaded...
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