SSAT’s annual conference for data leaders has become an unmissable date in the calendar for both senior leaders in schools and data managers. It is an invaluable opportunity to gain insights from national experts and practitioners and network with like-minded professionals. This year we are delighted to announce another strong line-up of speakers, each of whom will be addressing one of the key issues that concern everyone with a responsibility for data in schools:
- What do I need to have ready for Ofsted? What will they expect to see and in what format? Are there things that I’m doing now that aren’t necessary? What’s on the horizon at Ofsted?
- Have we done all we can to implement the new General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)? How have other schools approached their new responsibilities? Have we got it right yet?
- What has been the impact of the implementation of Attainment 8, Progress 8, the new point scores and numerical grades and Ebacc on results nationally? What is likely to happen next year? How have schools responded in their curriculum offer? What impact will it have on a school like mine?
- We’re all getting used to the new Analyse School Performance (ASP) data and the performance tables but how can we develop our understanding further? What’s the reasoning behind a particular data set? How do we use Question Level Analysis (QLA) effectively? What’s being planned for the 2018 versions?
Ofsted’s National Director Sean Harford will discuss Ofsted’s approach to using data, the new IDSR, outcomes, assessment and future inspection developments as well as addressing some of the hard-to-shift ‘Ofsted myths’.
Victoria Cetinkaya, Senior Policy Officer at the Information Commissioner’s Office, will focus on the implementation of the general data protection regulations (GDP) which will come into force in May 2018, bringing considerable implications for schools and how they use data.
Stephen is the principal education adviser with the Fischer Family Trust. He works closely with schools, MATs and local authorities and is an accomplished speaker and trainer. He will be sharing a wide range of research findings from studies undertaken into data- and accountability-related issues, including the impact of the new measures on achievement and practice in schools.
Janet leads the Analyse School Performance (ASP) development project for the DfE and has responsibility for the new-style performance tables.
A further speaker will be announced shortly…