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Leadership of Data Spring Conferences

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Tuesday 26 February 2019, Holiday Inn Bloomsbury | London | book now

Tuesday 5 March 2019, Crowne Plaza Manchester Oxford Road | Manchester | book now

Fee

£275 + VAT (one delegate)
£225 + VAT per person (two or more delegates)

Complementing our autumn Leadership of Data Conferences, these spring conferences will explore the published national data and help you to understand what the data for your school really means in the context of the national picture.

These conferences are suitable for members of the senior leadership team and data managers.

Keynotes and workshops will provide a more in-depth exploration of:

  • using transition matrices

  • value-added tools

  • ways to analyse data

  • how national accountability tools, such as the new Analyse School Performance (ASP) tool and Ofsted’s data dashboard, can be interpreted and explained

  • possible future developments in national policy

  • how Ofsted interprets data

Speakers

 

PROGRAMME

9.00am

Registration and refreshments

9.30am

Welcome and introduction
Conference Chair

9.40am

Policy Update
Duncan Baldwin, ASCL Deputy Director of Policy

10.00am

The Impact of 9-1 Grading on Interpreting Data and Performance Measures
David Blow, Headteacher, The Aschombe School

11.00am

Refreshment break

11.20am

Reflections on Summer 2018 and A Look Ahead to 2019
Cath Jadhav, Director of Standards and Comparability, Ofqual

12.00pm

Ofsted's Use of Data
Jason Bradbury, Ofsted (26 February)
Abigail Self, Ofsted (5 March)

12.45pm

Lunch

1.45pm

Workshop session one (please attend one of the following sessions)

1. Getting under the skin of school performance

Tiffnie Harris, Assistant Headteacher, Thomas Alleyne’s High School
Duncan Baldwin, ASCL Deputy Director of Policy: Structures

This seminar will explore how to use data to get right to the core of school performance and get the right story. Duncan and Tiffnie will show how superficial analysis, using tools like ASP and IDSR, can lead to incorrect or partial conclusions, and that to fully understand what’s going on, you need a range of resources used at the right time in the right way.


2. Understanding the detail of the impact of 9-1 grading

David Blow, Headteacher, The Ashcombe School

This workshop looks at some of the more technical aspects of performance data, with a particular focus on the new 9-1 GCSEs, the Progress 8 spreadsheet, and the use of the Subject Transition Matrices. The latter enables a school to analyse the performance of pupils in each subject relative to the national figures, taking into account the KS2 starting point of each pupil, and complements the Progress 8 spreadsheet. 

It will also look further into the challenges of understanding your own school performance relative to the national picture, exploring the year-on-year changes at a national level and how these need to be taken into account to achieve a correct interpretation.

3. Ofsted and internal data
Stephen Rollett, ASCL Curriculum and Inspection Specialist

Ofsted is currently consulting on their plans for a new inspection framework, due to start in September 2019. The inspectorate is proposing not to look at schools’ internal data. In this workshop we will explore three reasons why Ofsted might have made this decision and what it might mean for how schools and inspectors assess pupils’ progress. Views of delegates will help to inform this aspect of ASCL’s response to Ofsted’s consultation. 

2.30pm

Transition

2.35pm

Workshop session two (repeat of session one)

1. Getting under the skin of school performance

Tiffnie Harris, Assistant Headteacher, Thomas Alleyne’s High School
Duncan Baldwin, ASCL Deputy Director of Policy: Structures

This seminar will explore how to use data to get right to the core of school performance and get the right story. Duncan and Tiffnie will show how superficial analysis, using tools like ASP and IDSR, can lead to incorrect or partial conclusions, and that to fully understand what’s going on, you need a range of resources used at the right time in the right way.


2. Understanding the detail of the impact of 9-1 grading

David Blow, Headteacher, The Ashcombe School

This workshop looks at some of the more technical aspects of performance data, with a particular focus on the new 9-1 GCSEs, the Progress 8 spreadsheet, and the use of the Subject Transition Matrices. The latter enables a school to analyse the performance of pupils in each subject relative to the national figures, taking into account the KS2 starting point of each pupil, and complements the Progress 8 spreadsheet. 

It will also look further into the challenges of understanding your own school performance relative to the national picture, exploring the year-on-year changes at a national level and how these need to be taken into account to achieve a correct interpretation.

3. Ofsted and internal data 
Stephen Rollett, ASCL Curriculum and Inspection Specialist

Ofsted is currently consulting on their plans for a new inspection framework, due to start in September 2019. The inspectorate is proposing not to look at schools’ internal data. In this workshop we will explore three reasons why Ofsted might have made this decision and what it might mean for how schools and inspectors assess pupils’ progress. Views of delegates will help to inform this aspect of ASCL’s response to Ofsted’s consultation. 

3.15pm 

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