The Future of School Data

Wouldn’t it be great if you could use the data your school already collects to make targeted, real-time interventions, instead of waiting for statistics and summaries at the end of the term or even the school year? What if your team could spend more time planning and teaching lessons and less time entering and reviewing data? 

More than 50 school leaders across the country are already using their live attendance data as part of the ASCL Open Data Project for Schools. Poynton High School in Stockport has improved its Pupil Premium attendance by looking at trends and working with families. Head Teacher and ASCL Vice President David Waugh said: “With the Open Data Project we have been able to spot patterns and see where we can make a difference. Better data lets us understand where patterns are emerging so we can take action”. 

ASCL is now making the collaborative Open Data Project available for all schools and ASCL members can join today at an exclusive members rate. Using secure modern dashboards and analytical methods you can explore previously unknown links and patterns in your school’s data. 

See the Open Data Project for Schools in action this week at ASCL Annual Conference 2020 (stand 19) and hear from Duncan Baldwin, ASCL Deputy Director of Policy, at his breakout session on ‘Collaboration: The future of accountability. 

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[First published in the Association of School and College Leaders’ email newsletter for members 20/03/2020]