New to Managing Data

Location: ASCL HQ, Leicester

You have a new job as a data manager; maybe you’re a data analyst new to education, or maybe you’ve been working in support at the school for a while and have plenty of experience in education but are new to the data side of things? Either way, there is a lot to learn. 

The impact of the role of data manager on the leadership team should not be underestimated; well-managed data is crucial to support understanding of school performance and it is therefore understandable that this role can seem like a daunting one to take on. In addition, you may be the only one doing the role so will have nobody to lean on. 

This course will define a data manager’s tasks and responsibilities throughout the year and provide the ‘toolkit’ to enable you to complete these tasks and responsibilities effectively. It will cover understanding KS4 results, analysis and performance tables, managing annual checking exercises, investigating target setting options, methods of monitoring, tracking and reporting, and ensuring a successful census. Finally, we will look at how to create a personal action plan to bring everything you have learned together. 

You may also be interested in our Brand New to Leading Data course which will be held on 27 June.
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Becky St John

Data Consultant and Trainer

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09:15       Registration and refreshments
09:40       Welcome and introductions and aims of the day
09:45       Session 1
Overview of the annual data cycle – statutory requirements and in-school tasks
Key Stage 4 results – understanding performance tables
Sources of national data and analysis
11:00       Refreshment break
11:15       Session 2
June and September checking exercises – how to approach them and potential pitfalls
Target setting – aims and options
12:15       Lunch
13:00       Session 3
Assessment and Tracking – setting a calendar and reporting to parents
Pupil Groups – which groups of students need to be monitored in school and why?
14:00       Refreshment break
14:15       Session 4
Census – what are they for and an administration overview
Creating your own action plan
15:30       Closing remarks

New data managers or other support staff with involvement in the administration and/or analysis of student assessment, tracking and performance data.

Suitable for
Secondary, MATS, All Through.