What if schools are rolling out UFSM at different rates?

It may not be practical to set the UIFSM flag to an entire year group if schools within your estate are rolling out UPFSM at different rates.

If there are exceptions within your estate (i.e. schools which implementing UPFSM to their years at a different time to the majority) then you will need to ask these schools to name their year groups differently in their MIS so that this is picked up by Cypad. For example, if most schools name their Reception year group “R”, then you can assign the UIFSM flag to the year group “R” within Cypad. Exceptions should change the year group name to something else (e.g. “RE”) so that this can be picked up separately within Cypad.

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