Big data, big ideas, big improvements Anna Heath, Business Development Manager 8th April 2014
Introductions Tim Downie Anna Heath Pete Collison
Discussion themes What is school to school collaboration? How can it deliver school improvement? What are the practicalities? School to School Collaboration How can data and technology help?
Local Authority • Region (multiple LAs) • School federation • Academy chain
Top-down Centralised structure and programme driven activities Bottom-up School-driven approach with centralised facilitation London Challenge Black Country Challenge Manchester Challenge Great North East Challenge London Gold Club Somerset Challenge
Budget cuts • School and practitioner-led system School to School Collaboration • Education Select Committee report • London’s success
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%
Vision and targets Buy-in from Schools Effective knowledge sharing Communication & Monitoring
What is school to school collaboration? How can it deliver school improvement? What are the practicalities? School to School Collaboration How can data and technology help?
If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together African proverb
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