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Understanding School Performance Data - Secondary (Mandatory Training)


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Course details:

DateTime*VenueTrainerTarget Group
05.12.19 6.00pm to 8.00pm Ysgol Dyffryn Conwy, Llanrwst   All Governors
23.04.20 6.00pm to 8.00pm Ysgol Dyffryn Conwy, Llanrwst   All Governors


*The finish times are approximate. Any unsustainable course, due to low numbers, will be cancelled.
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Primary school governors should access eLearning module.

Course aim:

  • To be able to use data to judge school performance.

A common criticism from Estyn inspection teams is that in many schools there is not enough evidence of 'challenge' from governing bodies and little evidence of being the 'critical friend'. The effective use of school data and information to ask questions is an important skill which all governors must master.

Regulations will require that governors receive training on how to use school performance data. This is a training session for those who don’t understand statistics and who don’t have an A level in Mathematics!

The session will also look at how and when data is provided to schools; Performance assessment data and Families of Schools Data.

This session aims to help governors to identify what's important for school improvement, become more comfortable with asking questions and working with the Headteacher to identify what needs to be done better or differently in their school.

In this context, it's important to identify stretching, but achievable, objectives and targets.

It will highlight what governors need to be aware of and what questions they need to be asking:

  •  How well is our school doing?
  •  Is our performance really improving?
  •  What areas of good practice do we have?
  • Who or what is underperforming?

The workshop will bring in elements of strategic planning and self-evaluation and aim to provide opportunities to share expertise and good practice amongst both new and more experienced governors.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  • To use Welsh Government Core Data Sets
  • Use of data to judge school performance
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