December 9, 2021

Data Busting: Take your assessments to the next level

Data is vital in the education setting – it provides insight into how pupils are progressing, what your biggest challenges are, and helps drive school improvement. However, data can sometimes get overlooked or misinterpreted. In order to effectively use data, you must improve your approach to assessment.

Data Busting: Take your assessments to the next level

Data is vital in the education setting – it provides insight into how pupils are progressing, what your biggest challenges are, and helps drive school improvement. However, data can sometimes get overlooked or misinterpreted. In order to effectively use data, you must improve your approach to assessment.

In schools, assessment is often directed from the top down and focussed heavily on accountability. But what if we did it the other way around? Ofsted’s recent change in direction enables schools to do just that: build an approach from the classroom upwards, that works for both teachers and pupils and restores faith in assessment.

We are excited to offer the Data Busting course with James Pembroke and Richard Selfridge.
This day-long training, aimed at senior leaders and assessment leads in primary schools, will help you navigate the fog of assessment and rationalise your data life.

This course will:

Who will deliver the courses?

Data Analyst and Advisor with 14 years experience in primary, secondary and post-16 sectors.

Experienced Teacher, Writer and Education Consultant working in the education management industry.

When will the course take place?

Where will it be held?

Who can attend?

This course is for VNET members only.

What is the cost?

This course is £225+VAT or 3 credits per person; includes refreshments and lunch.

How do I book this course?

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December 2021

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