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During this unit we will raise awareness of the many sources of school performance data provided by external agencies and produced internally by the school.

Some will be discussed in more detail here and others will be the main topic of other units in this Outstanding Governance course. It should be emphasised that in general the more skilled the GB is in understanding school performance data, the better the school in outcomes for children.

Aims and outcomes

  • Develop an understanding of the various sources of data on school performance.
  • Develop skills and confidence in the governing board.
  • Learn how to monitor pupil progress and attainment.
  • Understand how to access and interpret school performance data.
  • Signpost to further guidance, training and learning opportunities.

Unit content

Unit 4: Understanding data