Teacher workload: Data Management Review Group

The group was established to encourage schools to reduce the burden of data collection, building on the work of the Commission on Assessment Without Levels.

The group:

  • considered how and why data is collected to enable more efficient and effective practices
  • gathered evidence on effective data management practices
  • developed a set of principles for data management in schools
  • made recommendations about data management practices and processes


Reducing teacher workload: Data Management Review Group report

Terms of reference

Data Management Review Group: terms of reference (PDF, 104KB, 3 pages)

Meeting dates

The group met 6 times.

Meeting notes

December 2015 (PDF, 110KB, 2 pages)


Lauren Costello (Chair) Managing Director, The White Horse Federation
Deborah Ajose Headteacher, Baylis Court Secondary School
Duncan Baldwin Deputy Director of Policy, Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL)
Edison David Headteacher, Vauxhall Primary School
Rich Davies Head of Data, Ark schools
Sean Harford HMI, National Director, Ofsted
Anna Jones Year 6 teacher, South Farnham School
Ken Jones Senior Policy Officer, Curriculum and Assessment, National Union of Teachers (NUT)
Chris Martin Deputy Headteacher, Mountbatten Secondary School
Philip Rimmer Director of Education, Rowan Learning Trust
Melanie Shute Year 6 teacher, Histon and Impington Junior School
Rachel Skentelbery Head of Statistical Quality and Methodology, Ofsted
Matthew Stevenson Assistant Headteacher, Henbury Secondary School
Sarah Thompson Principal, South Axholme Secondary School

The group will also call on the views of Daisy Christodoulou, Research and Development Manager at the charity Ark, to maintain links with the Commission on Assessment Without Levels.

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