ASCL Spring Data Leader Conference

The Bridgewater Hall

Following on from our successful Autumn Data Conferences, our spring events will enable senior leaders with responsibility for data to plan ahead for the summer term and into the next academic year.

On 1 February, secondary schools received their confirmed data and which was published on the schools' performance website. This conference enables you to make sense of your finalised performance data, where to find different data on different platforms, and how to use this to inform school improvement. 

Speakers and sessions will cover:
  • policy updates following the GCSE and post-16 February data release
  • key trends in the confirmed 22/23 data
  • ASP, IDSR and FFT: what’s the difference and how to use them effectively
  • preparing for the summer exam series and what to expect in August
  • using your data to plan for school improvement in the summer term
  • Understanding how AI is affecting assessments and NEA
The conference will cover key trends to look out for and how to use that information to successfully plan for the exam season and into the autumn. There will also be updates on data developments since the autumn conferences and our discussions with the DfE, Ofsted and Ofqual as well as hearing from serving school leaders and specialists on a range of topics.

Both autumn term conferences were sold out, so book your place now to avoid disappointment.

One delegate: £275+VAT 
Multiple delegate rate: £247.50+VAT per person

ASCL reserves the right to amend the programme should circumstances dictate.

8.25am     Registration, refreshments and exhibition
9.15am     Welcome
Tiffnie Harris, Primary and Data Specialist
Tom Middlehurst, Curriculum, Assessment and Inspection Specialist
      Drilling into the February 2023 Data Release
9.30am     Update on Performance Tables
Penny Crouzet, Policy Lead, Primary and Secondary Accountability Measures, DfE
10.00am     Making Sense of the February Data Release
Andrew Hill, Head of Partnerships, FFT Education
10.30am     Data Platforms Workshop
  • What's the difference between ASP, IDSR, and the school performance tables?
  • How can schools and colleges use them most effectively?
  • Update on Power BI
Becky St John, Independent Data Consultant
Tiffnie Harris, ASCL Primary and Data Specialist
11.00am     Q&A session
11.15am     Refreshments, exhibition and networking
      Preparing for the Summer Exams Series and Beyond
11.35am     What to Expect from the Summer 2024 Series
Margaret Farragher, Chief Executive, JCQ
12.05pm     Supporting your Exams Offier as a Senior Leader
Jugjit Chima, Chief Executive Officer, National Association of Examinations Officers (NAEO)
12.35pm     Lunch, exhibition and networking
1.20pm     Ofqual update: reflections on 2023 and looking forward to 2024 
Danielle Cartwright,Associate Director for General Qualifications Policy and Strategic Relationships, Ofqual 
1.50pm     Q&A session
2.15pm     Refreshments and exhibition
      Using Data to Drive School Improvement

Do we have the talent we need in our sector to make the most of our data? Insights from the Data Leaders Collective
Tina Manning, Chief Information Officer, Potteries Educational Trust

2.55pm     Proactive Data Practice to Inspire Stategy for Schoool Improvement
Matthew Swan
3.25pm     Q&A session
3.45pm     Closing remarks

This conference is suitable for secondary and post-16 data leaders (including those new to leading data), curriculum leaders, headteachers, principals and CEOs in England.

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Tom Middlehurst

Curriculum, Assessment and Inspection Specialist

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Tiffnie Harris

Primary and Data Specialist

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Margaret Farragher

CEO, Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ)

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Jugjit Chima

Chief Executive Officer - NAEO

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Andrew Hill

Head of Partnerships, FFT Education

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Penny Crouzet

Policy Lead, Primary and Secondary Accountability Measures

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Matthew Swan

Strategic Data Manager, Selly Park Girls' School

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Becky St John

Data Consultant and Trainer

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Tina Manning

Chief Information Officer, Potteries Educational Trust

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Danielle Cartwright

Associate Director for General Qualifications Policy and Strategic Relationships

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