Presentation on theme: "Big data, big ideas, big improvements Anna Heath, Business Development Manager 8 th April 2014."— Presentation transcript:
Big data, big ideas, big improvements Anna Heath, Business Development Manager 8 th April 2014
Introductions Anna Heath Tim Downie Pete Collison
Discussion themes School to School Collaboration What is school to school collaboration? How can it deliver school improvement? What are the practicalities? How can data and technology help?
What is school to school collaboration?
School federation Academy chain Local Authority Region (multiple LAs) Commitment to: Shared vision & goals Providing time and resources “Our pupils,” not “my school”
Top-down Centralised structure and programme driven activities Bottom-up School-driven approach with centralised facilitation London Challenge Black Country Challenge Manchester Challenge Somerset Challenge Great North East Challenge London Gold Club
School to School Collaboration Budget cuts Education Select Committee report School and practitioner-led system London’s success
How can it drive school improvement?
Somerset’s Challenge The rate of improvement in Somerset’s secondary schools has fallen behind that seen nationally At Key Stage 4 Somerset is below national and regional figures for: – the proportion of students gaining 5 or more GCSE A*-C grades including English and mathematics – the percentage of students making the expected progress in English and mathematics – the proportion of pupils eligible for free school meals (FSM) who gained 5 A*-C passes including English and mathematics at GCSE Overall effectiveness Ofsted Inspection judgements show: – a greater proportion of schools not yet good than regionally or nationally – a smaller proportion at grade 1 than regionally or nationally
Current Performance: 59% Upper Quartile: 64% In line with hub’s current highest performer: 71%
What are the practicalities?
Vision and targetsBuy-in from Schools Communication & Monitoring Effective knowledge sharing
How can data and technology help?
School to School Collaboration What is school to school collaboration? How can it deliver school improvement? What are the practicalities? How can data and technology help?
If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together African proverb