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Using Data to Lead School Improvement


About the program

Using Data to Lead School Improvement aims to provide school leaders with an understanding of using data to lead school planning and improvement. There are four modules that can be completed as stand-alone half-day modules, as a full day, two-module components or as a sequence over time.

Module 1: Using student level data from the SAIS dashboards to lead school improvement

This half-day module will provide school leaders with the opportunity to:

  • know what data is available
  • know how and where to access these data
  • identify and follow a line of inquiry
  • use data to provide evidence to inform improvement planning.


Module 2: Using school level data to inform school improvement

This half-day module aims to help school leaders to become more data literate. The workshop will focus on data from Schools Online and the new Online Student Information (OSI), which will include identifying, monitoring and reporting on student characteristic funding lines from the Student Centred Funding Model.

Module 3: Using data to follow a line of inquiry

This half-day module will show school leaders how to establish a focus for school improvement and follow a line of inquiry.

Module 4: School planning and target setting

This half-day module will show school leaders how to use systemic data for school planning and to establish improvement targets as part of that planning.

Please note: Participants are encouraged to bring their own fully charged laptop computer (or one between two people from the same school). Tablets (iPads) or smartphone devices are unsuitable for this workshop.

Target audience

This workshop is aimed at school leaders. While the workshop will be of value to classroom practitioners who do not aspire to leadership, it is not designed for that purpose. 

Learning intention

Module 1: Using student level data from the SAIS dashboards to lead school improvement

At the completion of this module, participants will have had the opportunity to develop:

  • an understanding of what system data is available, and how to access it
  • a strategy for analysing and understanding data
  • ways of identifying and following lines of inquiry
  • ways to evaluate the effectiveness of teaching programs.
     

Module 2: Using school level data to inform school improvement

At the completion of this module, participants will have had the opportunity to develop:

  • an understanding of what system data is available to school leaders
  • strategies for analysing and understanding data
  • ways to evaluate the planning focus.
     

Module 3: Using data to follow a line of inquiry

At the completion of this module, participants will have had the opportunity to develop:

  • a strategy for identifying a school improvement focus
  • a technique for interrogating the focus to determine:
  • what, precisely, needs to improve?
  • which students should be targeted?
  • which teachers are involved?
  • when it is realistic to expect improved outcomes?
  • an understanding of school self-assessment as the basis for school and operational planning and target setting.
     

Module 4: School planning and target setting

At the completion of this module, participants will have had the opportunity to:

  • understand the place of improvement targets in school planning
  • understand the difference between targets and strategies
  • understand the difference between strategic and operational planning
  • have practised ways of setting and writing improvement targets.

About the facilitators

Using Data to Lead School Improvement is presented by the  School Performance Branch, which provides and supports the School Improvement and Accountability policy and framework.

Gavin Morris, Manager, School Performance Branch, is responsible for most Department of Education school and student information systems. 

Tom Gigg, Principal Consultant Student Performance in the School Performance Branch, is an experienced teacher, school administrator and curriculum officer. He is responsible for the Student Achievement Information System (SAIS) and designed and implemented the SAIS Dashboard, which is the basis of this workshop.

Other presenters include principal consultants Phil Green and Bronwyn Whitfield.

Alignment to professional standards

Australian Professional Standard for Principals:

  • Leading teaching and learning
  • Leading improvement, innovation and change
  • Leading the management of the school.

    Four half day modules

    No current intakes

    $15 per module

    Leederville

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Dates

There are no current intakes for this program.

Cost

$15 per module

Venue

Institute for Professional Learning   
Building B
164-194 Oxford Street
LEEDERVILLE  WA  6007

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On the day

  • Morning workshops start at 9.00am with morning tea provided.
  • Afternoon workshops start at 12.30pm with afternoon tea provided.
  • Tea and coffee are available.
  • Business dress is required.

Location

The Institute for Professional Learning is located in Building B at 164-194 Oxford Street, Leederville WA. We co-locate with the School of Isolated and Distance Education (SIDE).

Parking

Please note the Institute does not have on-site parking available:

  • The City of Vincent has a number of car parks throughout Leederville.
  • The closest long term paid parking is available on the south side of The Avenue Car Park on Leederville Parade.
  • Short term paid parking (two hour) is available in adjacent streets.
  • The City of Vincent offers a 'pay by phone' parking service.
  • The Institute is a two minute walk from Leederville train station.
  • Taxis service the site promptly.
  • Cycle racks are located outside Building F at the Institute.

Download the Institute map and parking information.

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How to regsiter

  • Register for Using Data to Lead School Improvement on PLIS.
  • Complete your details and payment.

Further information

Please contact the Institute for Professional Learning on 1300 610 801 or email institute.professional.learning@education.wa.edu.au.

 

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