School Briefing: Effective Data Strategy to Improve Secondary Performance

Confirmed to Speak:

  • David Weston, Chief Executive, Teacher Development Trust
  • Duncan Baldwin, Deputy Policy Director, ASCL
  • Peter Kent, Headteacher, Lawrence Sheriff School
  • Professor Ken Jones, Senior Policy Officer, Curriculum and Assessment, National Union of Teachers (NUT)
  • Tim Ennion, Assistant Headteacher, Thomas Hardye School
  • Jacqui O'Connor, Associate Headteacher, Westfield Academy
  • Peter Kent, Headteacher, Lawrence Sheriff School
  • (Chair) Colin Logan, Head of Data and Self-Evaluation Schools, Students and Teachers Network (SSAT)


Data has never been more important to schools. The past few years have seen constant assessment reforms to GCSEs and A levels as well as school performance measures. As the expected standards continue to rise, the challenges of maintaining consistent levels of progress for your students are growing.

Attend this Westminster Briefing to explore and successfully interpret national performance table data, as well as learn from best practice in measuring and analysing data to drive school improvement. Learn from schools who have developed successful strategies to effectively analyse data to identify strengths and weaknesses, promote better learning and teaching, and undertake relevant and impactful interventions in schools.


Key Issues to be Addressed Include:

  • National picture: the use of data and secondary assessment, and what changes are on the horizon
  • Developing effective tracking systems in the world of the new GCSEs and A levels
  • Highlighting strategies for disseminating good practice in a school-led system
  • Target setting, measuring and accelerating student progress in KS3
  • Reducing the administrative burden of data on teachers by implementing an efficient system for tracking pupil progress
  • Learning from peers: case study examples from schools to effectively use, interpret and present data to drive school improvement
  • Practical examples to maintain effective target setting and measuring student progress


The Event:

The morning session will focus on understanding the national picture of the current state of secondary assessment and the use of data in schools, understand what is working, what isn’t and what changes are on the horizon.

The afternoon session will build on this, focusing on individual experiences and examples of best practice, learning from schools that have innovative ideas for efficient data use and examining what more you can do to ensure your data and assessment strategies are accurate.

Morning refreshments will be served upon arrival with a networking lunch to follow. Any special needs or dietary requirements should be notified to us upon booking.


Who Should Attend?

You will join a range of education stakeholders including, but not limited to: school curriculum leads, headteachers, deputy headteachers, assistant headteachers, members of senior management teams, staff from local education authorities, school governors, and local, regional and national bodies involved or interested in understanding school data and assessment.


For registration enquiries please contact: | 0207 593 5657

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The event is CPD certified, and a certificate is available confirming your attendance.

Tuesday 10th July 2018

11.00am - 3.30pm (including networking lunch)

Public Sector | 1 Place: £245 | 2+ Places: £195 each

Private Sector | 1 Place: £295 | 2+ Places: £245 each

Above prices exclude VAT

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