[Talk-GB] More questions on Schools project
colin.smale at xs4all.nl
Fri Jan 8 14:02:58 UTC 2016
Does anyone have information on the lifecycle of an Edubase ID? If a
school changes name, does the ID change? What about if it changes status
and becomes an academy? If a school splits, do both halves get a new ID
or does one half carry on with the old one?
(GSS identifiers used to identify geographic areas such as local
government districts are immutable: if any boundary changes take place,
a new ID is issued for the modifed boundary. I.e. they are not as stable
as you might think...)
On 2016-01-08 14:27, SK53 wrote:
> On 8 January 2016 at 12:22, Stuart Reynolds <stuart at travelinesoutheast.org.uk> wrote:
>> Hi All,
>> I have some questions about naming, and also the content of Edubase.
>> If someone could also suggest how to tag one school split across two sites, I would be very happy!
>> Many thanks
> I'd also be interested in the one school / multiple sites issue.
> These are becoming commoner as one school takes over another. The particular problem is that each site will have a name and the school itself will have a name. One example is the Nottingham Bluecoat School which has two sites, the original main site, and the Wollaton Park Campus site  (a 'failing' secondary school taken over by Bluecoat, but now various functions are partitioned between the sites). Perhaps something like campus_name might work for now: I find the concatenation Bluecoat School - Wollaton Park Campus unwieldy and it's not easy to identify these multi-campus institutions.
> (A side note, this school also hosts churches at both sites: slightly diffiicult in terms of locating the actual hall used for services & debatable whether rented locations should be specifically marked as place of worship, although in these cases both are signed outside the school).
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