Making Sense of Primary School Data


Thu, 1st November, 2018


9:30 am - 3:30 pm


Sprowston Manor, Norwich

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(plus 20% VAT - VAT Reg.No: 188 0821 84)


This course will equip you with the knowledge and skills required to navigate and interpret data from a number of sources, from national statistics to tracking systems.

1. Gain a thorough understanding of all the key data sources in the public domain including DfE statistical releases, Ofsted management information, and the Compare Schools website.

2. Acquire a detailed knowledge of all the key primary performance measures including the nuts and bolts of value added.

3. Get to grips with the features of ASP

4. Fully analyse your Ofsted inspection data summary report, understand the areas to investigate, and write key statements for your SEF.

5. Have a complete tour of FFT Aspire and find out how it can be used to reinterpret your data, counter negative messages and present your school in best possible light.

6. Discuss tracking systems and find out how we can simplify assessment, collect only what has impact, and be well prepared for Ofsted.

£160 for 1 place, £300 for 2 places


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Thu, 1st November, 2018


9:30 am - 3:30 pm


Sprowston Manor, Norwich


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James Pembroke

James has 12 years’ experience as an education data analyst and advisor in education. He spent 6 years in the Post-16 sector with the Learning & Skills Council, followed by 5 yrs in the school improvement team at Gloucestershire County Council. He went freelance in 2014 and now works with schools across the country, helping them make sense of their data.
James has vast experience of training teachers and governors in all aspects of school data. He speaks fluent RAISEonline, is an accredited FFT consultant and is familiar with many of the systems used in schools. He is a regular conference speaker, runs workshops for schools on data systems, provides remote support, and advises software companies developing tools for the education market.
The field of assessment and accountability in schools is rapidly changing. James keeps up to date with developments and regularly contributes to the debate via his School Data Updates twitter feed (@jpembroke). He writes a popular blog on important, data-related topics (
James has a BSc and PhD in Geology but now prefers people to rocks.

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