School Data Updates
Monday, 5 February 2018
The Progress Obsession
Despite my best efforts to convince people of the futility of the exercise, probably the most common question I get asked is: "How do I...
Saturday, 13 January 2018
Coasting? You’re taking the p*ss!
I recently read an Ofsted report for a school judged inadequate and placed into special measures. The report contained the following stateme...
Sunday, 10 December 2017
How to find national figures for groups in FFT Aspire
One of the frustrations of ASP is the use of different national comparators for the various pupil groups. The comparator is shown in the nat...
Friday, 24 November 2017
IDSR+FFT Summary report template
As promised, here is my template that attempts to summarise IDSR and FFT data into 3-4 pages. Obviously you'll need your IDSR and FFT da...
Tuesday, 21 November 2017
Using standardised scores in progress matrices
Schools are always looking for ways to measure and present progress. Most primary schools have tracking systems that offer some sort of pro...
Tuesday, 7 November 2017
Analyse School Performance summary template (primary)
Many of you will have downloaded this already but I thought it'd be useful to put it on my blog. For those who don't already have it...
Wednesday, 25 October 2017
MATs: monitoring standards and comparing schools
A primary school I work with has been on the same journey through assessment land as many other schools up and down the country. Around two ...
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