Life after RAISE; understanding new assessment accountability systems
Intended for: Primary Senior Leaders
Provided by: James Pembroke
James Pembroke has 14 years’ experience working as a data analyst and advisor in education. He spent 6 years in the Post-16 sector with the Learning & Skills Council followed by 5 years in the school improvement team at Gloucestershire County Council. He turned freelance in 2014 and now works with schools across the country, helping them make sense of their data. He speaks fluent school data, is an accredited FFT consultant, runs workshops, provides training and support, and advises companies developing tracking and analysis tools for the education market.
The field of assessment and accountability in schools is constantly changing. James keeps up to date with developments and is a regular contributor to the debate via his School Data Updates twitter feed (@jpembroke). He writes a monthly ‘Data Doctor’ column in the TES, works with Ofsted, DfE, ASCL and NAHT, and regularly blogs on a wide range of important, data-related topics (sigplus.blogspot.co.uk). James has a BSc and PhD in Geology but now prefers people to rocks.
Outline of the day:
RAISE is no more and the data landscape is shifting once again. This course will equip you with the knowledge and skills required to navigate and interpret data from a number of sources, from national statistics to tracking systems. Delegates will:
- Acquire a detailed knowledge of key performance measures and get up to date on changes to accountability.
- Gain a thorough understanding of the main data sources in the public domain including DfE statistical releases, Ofsted management information, and performance tables
- Get to grips with the features of new Analyse School Performance (ASP) system.
- Fully analyse the Ofsted inspection data summary report, ensuring best preparation for inspection.
- Have a complete tour of FFT Aspire and find out how it can be used to thoroughly investigate school performance.
- Investigate whether tracking systems are fully aligned with the principles of assessment without levels.