One school’s approach to capturing formal and informal pupil data Find out how one governing body in Sheffield has brought pupil data to life with a hands-on role in collecting and analysing the statistics
At Rainbow Forge Primary School, Sheffield, the governing body demonstrates a pro-active approach to formal and informal pupil data.
Governors attend events such as attendance assemblies where positive data is rewarded to share in the school’s success. Chair of governors Maureen Stoneman also attends a School Improvement Partner meeting to provide the voice of the governing body within the school. Meanwhile parent governor Paula Kitchin gathers informal data from the community by speaking to other parents at a weekly playgroup, and before a committee meeting, governors meet with Year 6 in the classroom, to gather informal data directly from the pupils. The aim is to help enable the ‘Enjoy and Achieve’ committee to analyse the formal attainment and achievement data with a wider appreciation of the school.