Data Management: simplifying data management and analysis

Posted by Jan Harrison on Mar 11, 2021 11:45:16 AM

We hear from MAT leaders all the time that they just have so much data that they are drowning in it and can’t always make sense of it. Does this resonate? Are you able to extract actionable insights from your data that can improve learning outcomes and ultimately Trust performance?

Data management, analysis and reporting doesn’t have to be challenging. There are ways that you should be able to easily and quickly pull together and analyse key data across your Trust and Schools.

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Topics: questa, ICT Schools, MATS-first analytics, school data audits, MATS, analytics, data analytics for MATs, data analytics for Schools, evidence based decision making, ICT reviews, ICT vision & strategy

Good design – just pretty or facilitating data-led decision making?

Posted by Jan Harrison on Feb 25, 2021 3:49:36 PM

MATs and schools have a plethora of data, so much, that it is sometimes difficult to make sense of it so that as a MAT leader you can be confident in your decision making to improve pupil, school and Trust performance.

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Topics: questa, ICT Schools, MATS-first analytics, school data audits, MATS, analytics, data analytics for MATs, data analytics for Schools, evidence based decision making, ICT reviews, ICT vision & strategy

Raising Trust performance through a Data Warehouse

Posted by Jan Harrison on Jan 28, 2021 5:19:12 PM

MATs and schools are not short of data, but are you finding that you are drowning in all that data? So much so that you can’t see the wood for the trees. Making informed decisions to improve learning, teaching and business outcomes is challenging to say the least.

When there is lots of disparate data across a Trust, it can take a lot of time and human resource to consolidate it to help inform decision making. This burden can take leaders’ focus away from what the school is actually there for – educating our children.

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Topics: questa, ICT Schools, MATS-first analytics, school data audits, MATS, analytics, data analytics for MATs, data analytics for Schools, evidence based decision making, ICT reviews, ICT vision & strategy

Data Management: Five steps to overcome five key data challenges

Posted by Jan Harrison on May 3, 2020 12:00:00 PM

Multi Academy Trust (MAT) leaders should be able to easily and quickly pull together and analyse key data across their Trust and Schools.

Here we explore why the reality is often different by examining the key challenges MATs face with Data Management and Reporting and what steps a MAT leader can take to improve the situation.

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Topics: questa, ICT Schools, MATS-first analytics, school data audits, MATS, analytics, data analytics for MATs, data analytics for Schools, evidence based decision making, ICT reviews, ICT vision & strategy

National Data Benchmarking for Schools & MATs - what you need to know

Posted by Jan Harrison on Oct 1, 2019 12:00:00 PM

The Department for Education (DfE) has kicked off its publication of 2019 performance tables this autumn (17 October 2019) with provisional accountability measures for secondary schools in England. More national data sets are due to follow in December, January and March.

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Topics: schools, trusts, school improvement, improve pupil outcomes, data analytics for MATs, data analytics for Schools, data management, performance tables

Data in MATs and Academies: Five steps to drive self-evaluation and improvement

Posted by Jan Harrison on May 14, 2019 1:00:00 PM

Most multi-academy trusts (MATs) and academies are busy collecting, saving and crunching enormous amounts of data.  But all too often this data is unable to be turned into truly useful information.

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Topics: data, data analytics for MATs, school data, data management

Effective Data Use in Schools and Trusts

Posted by Jan Harrison on Mar 5, 2019 12:00:00 PM

Our clients have no time to spare. They want to spend their time analysing and using their school data to improve student outcomes; not waste hours, crunching numbers and pouring over spreadsheets across several different systems.

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Topics: data, school data audits, data analytics for MATs, school data

How Best to use School Data - A Teacher's View

Posted by Jan Harrison on Jul 30, 2018 12:00:00 PM

Jan Harrison is a Novatia Consultant, with a background in teaching.  She has recently been focusing on data and how to make it easier for schools to use it effectively.

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Topics: data analytics for MATs, school data, data analytics for Schools, accountability, evidence based decision making

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