This course will start by providing a summary of the new and existing accountability measures used by the DfE and Ofsted to monitor the performance of primary schools. This will be followed by an in-depth exploration of the new format RAISE report as well as the latest dashboards produced by Ofsted and FFT.
Particular attention will be paid to the mechanics of new value added (progress) measures and other key performance indicators, with pupil level data used to provide clarity on how these measures are calculated. The course will then demonstrate some practical tips and tricks for using advanced functionality of RAISEonline to present your data in the most fair and accurate way possible, before taking a quick look at target setting in FFT Aspire, to gain insight into future outcomes and potential value added.
The cost of this event is £90+ VAT, or 1 LUTSA Credit (see www.lutsa.co.uk for details of the CPD package)
About James Pembroke:
James has 13 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 RAISEonline and FFT, 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 also writes a popular blog 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.