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The Progress 8 score in one particular school in a MAT had dipped from the previous year. Using Questa, the MAT quickly discovered a significant drop in Maths progress at this school. Lesson Observations indicated that the quality of Maths teaching there was judged “Room for Improvement”. Discussions with the school indicated a high turnover of Maths staff and a difficulty in recruiting teachers. Using trust-wide data, the MAT successfully put in place a support scheme using a high performance Maths department at another one of its schools.
A MAT was keen to track the progress of disadvantaged pupils across all of its schools. Questa showed that whilst trust-wide Progress 8 was generally improving for this learner group, Year 11 Disadvantaged Dashboards for individual schools indicated some were still failing to make sufficient progress. As a result, the MAT organised a trust-wide conference to share good practice in working with this learner group, subsequently publishing a MAT wide policy on the improving outcomes and best use of pupil premium monies for students.
A MAT introduced a trust-wide initiative and wanted to assess the impact of this on a certain year group across all schools within the same phase. Using Questa and KPIs, trust leaders soon noticed that one school had outstanding success. Trust managers visited the school and identified key members of staff who made a notable difference to the outcome of the initiative. This group of teachers subsequently agreed to mentor other schools across the trust.
A MAT picked up from Questa data that A Level attainment in one of their schools was significantly below the others in the trust, as well as the National average. This school had recently opened a new sixth form and was able with Questa’s help to identify that the poor performance was within Humanities subjects. The school was asked to investigate; it emerged that the school had allowed students with low grades in GCSE English to take these subjects. Following analysis, the school agreed to review future entry guidelines with the trust.