Updated: Added latest version of document '1. Data management: workshop' and '2. Handout: summary sheet to accompany workshop'. Updated 'What works in schools' section.
School leaders and teachers have prepared these materials to help staff reduce workload related to data management.
You can run the workshop as a whole school activity or in teams.
The data management workshop was updated in March 2019 to reflect principles from the Making data work report.
Read the case studies and examples to find out how other schools have been reducing data burdens for staff.
The document ‘Ways to reduce workload in your school’ also includes advice on streamlining and managing data.
Our 3-stage guide to reducing workload in your school explains how to use the workload toolkit.
These materials are part of stage 2. Stage 1 contains tools to help you carry out a workload audit, and stage 3 contains tools to help schools evaluate the impact of changes after a workload review.Related guidance Making data work Eliminating unnecessary workload around data management What works in schools Linton Village College reviewed their existing policies on data assessment (secondary school in Cambridgeshire with approximately 850 pupils) Q3 Academy, Tipton, developed 5 steps to streamline data processes without compromising on quality (secondary school in the West Midlands with approximately 1,420 pupils) Sir William Borlase’s Grammar School made innovative use of technology to tackle workload related to data sharing and marking (secondary school in Buckinghamshire with approximately 1,100 pupils) South Axholme Academy introduced a series of changes to reduce the time spent on data collection and allow teachers time to respond to what the data is telling them (secondary school in south Yorkshire with approximately 830 pupils) St Peter’s Church of England Primary School worked with 4 other schools to identify ways to measure pupil progress that can be collected easily (primary school in north Somerset with approximately 600 pupils) White Horse Federation in South West England reviewed how they collect and use performance data (multi-academy trust with approximately 33 academies) Acknowledgements
We would like to thank the school staff who contributed their time to write and share the practical examples and case studies on this page.
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