School Briefing: Effective Data Strategy to Improve Primary Performance

Confirmed to Speak:

  • Concettina Johnson, CPD Expert, Teacher Development Trust
  • Susan Shoveller, Deputy CEO & Head of School Improvement, South Farnham Educational Trust
  • Chris Fallon, School Improvement Consultant, The Better Schools Company
  • Professor Ken Jones, Senior Policy Officer, Curriculum and Assessment, National Union of Teachers (NUT)
  • (Chair) Colin Logan, Head of Data and Self-Evaluation Schools, Students and Teachers Network (SSAT)
  • Richard Selfridge, Teacher and Author, Databusting for Schools
  • Mary Myatt, Education Adviser and Author High Challenge, Low Threat, Hopeful Schools, Curriculum Commentary


The past few years have seen constant assessment reforms for primary schools and looks likely to continue with experts warning that the government’s new baseline measure won’t work. Clearly, ensuring assessment and data is successfully supporting pupil progress will remain a major concern for primary schools across the country. And, 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 primary 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:

  • Ensuring academic excellence through ‘outstanding’ analysis of data
  • Generate valid, reliable, and useful data and understand the impact of the new Analyse School Performance system
  • Understanding the essential elements for a whole school data approach for self-evaluation
  • 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
  • Describing the methodologies used by school governors to undertake detailed self-evaluation of the school's strength and weaknesses

The Event:

The morning session will focus on understanding the national picture of the current state of 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.

Thursday 14th June 2018

11.00am - 3.30pm (including networking lunch)

Etc. Venues, One Drummond Gate, Victoria, London SW1V 2QQ

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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