With the new academic year upon us, I delivered a session entitled ‘How and Why to Dataproof Your School’ at ResearchEd’s National Conference in London on 3th September. My talk summarised the key message from Dataproof Your School: Take control of your data, maximise effectiveness and minimise workload.
Having worked with MATs, primaries and secondary schools on develop strategic use of data, I am pleased to see that my work with Driver Youth Trust - most recently writing DYT’s Literacy Difficulties Framework based on the work we have done with schools over the last ten years - ties neatly into a clear summary of the effective use of data in school: Build pictures to identify where changes need to be made and make those changes effectively.
My work with schools on data and SEND is underpinned by the EEF’s excellent ‘Putting Evidence to Work – A School’s Guide to Implementation’ guidance. Making changes which are sustained over the long term is complex but eminently possible with expert guidance and support.
As an independent advisor with wide ranging experience working with schools in a variety of contexts, I am always open to helping schools who are looking for strategic support to effect change. If that sounds like you or someone you know, please do get in touch.
In the meantime, the Databusters Podcast marches on and we are looking forward to welcoming a series of guests onto the podcast over the course of the coming year. In addition, the Databusters will be out on tour so if you’d like to host us or to attend one of our events, please do get in touch.
Finally, Sage Publishing are offering 30% off both Databusting for Schools and Dataproof Your School with the code RESED30 at www.sagepub.co.uk until 1 October 2022: