Using data for school improvement
Highlights from school evaluation and improvement
- Analysing KS5 data Find guidance on how to carry out data analysis of Key Stage (KS) 5 performance data. Also see the next steps to take when examining your findings.
- Analysing pupil progress data in your subject or department See how to carry out data analysis on pupil progress, what to focus on, and how to use your findings to drive improvement in your subject or department.
- Analysing your attendance and absence data Find out how to analyse your attendance data to spot patterns in absences for groups of pupils, identify reasons this may be happening and plan your next steps.
- Analysing your suspensions, exclusions and behaviour data Find out what to look out for in your data, and how to take action if you spot any issues in your practice. Use your data to make your school a more inclusive place and get Ofsted-ready.
- Closing the gap: identifying groups to track Spotting underachievement early on is key to helping pupils catch up and keep up with their peers. Find out how to identify vulnerable pupil groups and decide which ones to track.
- How to set whole-school attainment and progress targets Learn how to set and embed robust whole-school targets for attainment and progress. See how you can keep teachers accountable, boost their confidence in curriculum progression, and make your data collection more efficient.
- Pupil premium: accessing the list of eligible pupils Learn how to access the DfE's list of pupils eligible for the pupil premium, using the Get Information About Pupils (GIAP) service.
- Using data to support school improvement Your school has access to lots of data it can use for school improvement planning. Download our guide to get clarity on what data is available, how to use it, and how often to analyse it.
- What not to do with pupil performance data Understand the limitations of performance data, in line with Ofsted's advice. Find 5 common data practices that you could stop doing, and strategies to use instead, to identify what your pupils know and drive down teacher workload.