Using data to support school improvement

Your school has access to lots of data it can use for school improvement planning. Download our guide to get clarity on what data is available, how to use it, and how often to analyse it.

Last reviewed on 29 March 2023
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Contents
  1. Download our list of data sources to help you plan for improvement
  2. Read guidance on analysing performance data
  3. Use pupil data to drive improvement
  4. Make use of staff data
  5. How to gather parent data

Download our list of data sources to help you plan for improvement

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For each data type, you'll get tips on how to use it in improvement planning, such as by:

  • Identifying trends and issues in your school
  • Setting goals, such as objectives or actions in your school improvement plan (SIP)
  • Tracking progress toward goals

You'll also see who should use each type of data and how often. 

We worked with one of our associate education experts, David New, to produce the document. 

See the sections below for more advice on how to use some of the data sources to support improvement.

Read guidance on analysing performance data

Analyse pupil performance data – you'll find: Guidance on how to use Analyse School Performance (ASP) and Ofsted's Inspection data summary report (IDSR) Questions to ask yourself when analysing the data Tips on deciding what to do

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