DISCO Colchester (Sold Out)

In October 2013, the Department for Education announced that levels would be removed from the national curriculum and schools would have to develop new ways to assess pupils’ attainment and progress. What have we learned in the past 10 years? What mistakes have been made? How has data collection and tracking affected workload? When it comes to data in schools, what works and what doesn’t?

Even today, many school data systems are accountability-focussed, built from the top down, rather than designed from the classroom upwards to help teachers support pupils’ learning. This conference aims to equip you with the knowledge, skills, and confidence to transform the data culture in your school; to make it learning-centred and workload-light.

Join James Pembroke (Insight, Sig+, @jpembroke), Richard Selfridge (primary teacher, consultant, @databusting), and Josh Perry (SmartGrade, Carousel, @bringmoredata) for a step-by-step guide to rationalising your data life.

Date and time

Thu, 8 Feb 2024 08:30 – 16:00 BST


JobServe Community Stadium
United Way Colchester CO4 5UP


Equin Limited


08:30 – 09:00
Registration and coffee

09:00 – 09:15

09:15 – 09:45
The problem with progress

09:45 – 10:15
A guide to standardised assessment

10:15 – 10:45
Aligning assessment with your curriculum

10:45 – 11:00

11:00 – 11:30
Navigating the SEND data minefield

11:30 – 12:00
An update on the school MIS market

12:00 – 12:30
Assessment: the journey of a class teacher to a Headteacher

12:30 – 13:30
Buffet lunch

13:30 – 14:00
Top tips for data collection, analysis and reporting

14:00 – 14:30

Insight Parents Reports and other developments

14:30 – 15:00
The Dataproof School

15:00 – 15:15

15:15 – 16:00
Panel discussion