Guidance

Understanding your data: a guide for school governors and academy trustees

How to collect and analyse data, and what your collected data can tell you about your school's performance.

Documents

Exceptions report template with guidance notes

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Exceptions report - anonymous example A

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Exceptions report - anonymous example B

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Details

This guidance is for:

  • academy trustees
  • maintained school governors
  • executive leaders
  • local authorities
  • local governing boards and clerks

It will be reviewed before March 2019.

Use the exceptions report template as a basis to have structured discussions with your board. This will help the board to understand the issues and challenge leaders to understand and contribute towards improvements.

The exceptions reports show anonymised examples which can be used as a guide.

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Published 26 June 2018
Last updated 24 October 2018 + show all updates
  1. We have updated the guide with links to new and updated tools that help schools reduce costs pressures and make every pound count.
  2. First published.