Begin your data journey
We know it can be hard to avoid some of the practices in this article, especially under the current school accountability system.
If you don't feel you can make these changes right now, you can still use the ideas to help you make better data decisions, and as starting points for discussion with your staff and stakeholders.
Note: while this piece has a secondary focus, you should be able to transfer the principles to primary settings.
Get stakeholders on board
Your school community may understandably be sceptical or wary of changes, particularly in a school culture of high-stakes accountability measures and inspections. However, the evidence is on your side.
Refer to the Teacher Workload Advisory Group’s report, ‘Making data work’ Discuss assessment at your next governing board meeting. If you’ve given teachers in a department