Improving how schools use and learn from data is still one of our top priorities for the next school year. We are encouraging schools to take part in our Open Data Project to explore links and patterns in their data and ultimately improve attendance and attainment. 

Developed by school leaders and delivered by ASCL, the Open Data Project gives you a straightforward way of collaborating through data to develop deeper insight. It is simple to use, and if you join now, set up and training can be completed ahead of the summer break, with subscription fees only commencing from September. 

So far the project has helped schools to reduce persistent absence, benchmark against similar schools or MATs and focus on working with specific segments such as Pupil Premium. For more information and to get involved visit www.opendataproject.org.uk 

[First published in the Association of School and College Leaders’ email newsletter for members 20/04/2020]