Brand new to leading data

08:30 - 16:00, 2 July 2019 Manchester Book now

This new, one-day course is suitable for members of the leadership team in secondary schools with responsibility for school performance and accountability, and who are brand new to this role.   

Through practical sessions working with various data systems, including the ASCL data toolkit, and with guidance from our data experts, you will gain the confidence you need to present your organisation’s data to other key stakeholders, including governors, senior leaders and teachers.   

Delegates will:

  • gain an understanding of national performance measures, how they are constructed, and their limitations 

  • focus on the key dates during the academic calendar, and what can be known at specific points during the year

  • review the key documents published by the DfE and Ofsted

  • identify how to answer the question ‘how well have we done?’, with model presentations to enable you to draft your first report to staff in September 

  • explore how to work effectively with your data manager and understand their role

Don’t worry if you don’t have a data background – this course will help you tell your organisation’s performance and accountability story confidently, whilst also understanding the data’s strengths and limits.


Duncan Baldwin
ASCL Deputy Director of Policy
Duncan’s areas of responsibility include Curriculum and Assessment and Accountability. He has a particular interest in how performance data is used nationally and at school level.

Tiffnie Harris
ASCL Primary Specialist

Tiffnie is experienced in understanding and using data to support school improvement. She has led whole-school training on data systems and understanding accountability measures. 


Special introductory price £250+VAT pp