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Jude Hillary, Quantitative Research Director, National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER) (CONFIRMED)

  • Sharing DfE’s guidance on effectively using the Analyse School Performance (ASP) platform to support self-evaluation within a school
  • Discussing the latest updates and functionalities within Analyse School Performance (ASP)
  • Utilising data insights to formulate, implement and assess a school development plan and analyse the outcomes of strategies to enhance progress and attainment
  • Outlining the development of DfE’s school performance tables and assessing how they can be used to support benchmarking, forecasting and impact measurement within a school
  • Analysing the future trends and opportunities for schools in using data to deliver educational improvement

Iain Bradley, Deputy Director, Data Modernisation Division, Data Group, Department for Education (CONFIRMED)

  • Exploring how Ofsted monitors and tracks school data to perform risk assessments and determine the inspections schedule
  • Analysing the role of Ofsted’s Inspection Data Summary Report (IDSR) and how this informs the inspection process and acts as a guide for core areas of inquiry
  • Demonstrating to Ofsted how a school measures progress and attainment against age-related expectations to successfully improve pupil attainment
  • Evaluating the future of data science and analytics within Ofsted’s monitoring of performance and risk

Jason Bradbury, Deputy Director, Data and Insight, Ofsted (CONFIRMED)

  • How can schools and MATs utilise multiple data sources to support real world issues?
  • Groupcall are working with a number of large MATs to address how data analytics can help identify early intervention flags for safeguarding and exploitation threats for pupils within their academies

Paul Palmer, Head of Business Development, Groupcall (CONFIRMED)

  • Evaluating national data findings in tackling the attainment gap from the EPI report: Closing the Gap? Trends in Educational Attainment and Disadvantage
  • Assessing the core characteristics in pupil attainment and sharing solutions in closing the attainment gap
  • Interpreting data insights into what leads to educational disadvantage and discussing themes from areas that have successfully addressed these challenges
  • Exploring the latest trends and outcomes in Progress and Attainment 8 data nationally, as well as schools classified as underperforming or coasting
  • Understanding how all schools can interpret and act on national performance data to inform school improvement strategies

Jon Andrews, Director for School System and Performance, Education Policy Institute (CONFIRMED)

  • Understanding how ‘statistical literacy’ can be enhanced within the school with the rapid growth of ‘data use’
  • Assessing the limitations of data, the workload implications and the potential misuse of data
  • Ensuring data use and analysis maximises outcomes for pupils and is not generating unnecessary additional workloads
  • Evaluating key challenges faced by schools with statistical literacy and considering how schools can better manage data to impact pupils and staff

Ben White, Teacher and Director of Curriculum, Highworth Grammar School, Kent (CONFIRMED)

Join this interactive discussion session to increase confidence and clarity on using pupil data in teaching and curriculum delivery, assessment, benchmarking, everyday administration, and research. Chatham House rules will apply.

  • There’s new laws in place this year on data protection under the UK Data Protection Act 2018 and under GDPR. But are you confident how and when you can share data safely, and when you cannot? What does the new law require regards children’s data privacy and key child rights and how do they fit into your data policies?
  • Whether teachers, wider school staff, in local authorities, researchers or other users, the sector needs clarity, consistency and confidence in pupil data handling. With all the recent changes, myths abound.
  • In this open discussion we will share highlights of the new laws that may affect you most, share common questions and problems, and aim to cut through the confusion and leave you better informed for local practice. Our aim is to make sure all data are safe and lawful, fair and transparent, across the education sector in England, and wider UK.
  • Do you know how your school census data are used by third parties? Bring your questions on benchmarking, how your pupil data are collected or used, linking with other datasets, apps, school information management systems, biometrics, CCTV, or the new national data model in place at the Department for Education and more.

Jen Persson, Director, defenddigitalme (CONFIRMED)

Join leading local authority leaders utilising data insights to maximise impact in school improvement, attainment and the quality of teaching

  • Developing a data-driven local authority approach to school improvement to work in partnership with schools to help raise pupil attainment
  • Assessing how local authorities can develop successful partnership strategies with school to school benchmarking and data sharing to develop a system-wide picture of local educational challenges
  • Sharing insights on enhancing data analysis to support effective school place planning within a local authority
  • Analysing effective lessons and experiences from using Analyse School Performance (ASP) at a local authority level to drive data insights across schools

Sean Hayes, Head of Performance and Data - Children's Services, Hounslow Council (CONFIRMED)
Gwen Sinnott, Performance Information Manager (Research and Evaluation Unit), Inclusion and Standards Service, Wandsworth Borough Council (CONFIRMED)

*Please note that the final section of the day will be split into Primary and Secondary breakout streams

*programme subject to change