DISCO Warrington (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, 19 Oct 2023 08:30 – 16:30 BST


The Park Royal
Stretton Warrington WA4 4NS


Equin Limited

Assessment without Levels is 10 years old. Join us to explore the current state of data in schools and find out what works.



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
Top tips for data collection, analysis and reporting

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

12:00 – 12:30
Using technology to reduce assessment workload and increase Insight

12:30 – 13:30
Buffet lunch

13:30 – 14:00
Context, barriers, actions: using Insight to inform teaching and reduce workload

14:00 – 14:30
Navigating the SEND data minefield

14:30 – 15:00
The Dataproof School

15:00 – 15:15

15:15 – 16:00
Panel discussion