Facilitator: Chris Gajewski – School Improvement Consultant
Chris Gajewski has had a broad range of experience within schools and local authorities nationally as a head teacher, school improvement partner and adviser. He is currently working as a freelance school improvement consultant and is also a lead assessor for the ‘Challenge Award’ which involves him assessing good and outstanding primary and secondary schools throughout the country to review the on-going quality or provision by observing learning, scrutinising work, interviewing staff, parents, governors and pupils and reviewing a broad range of evidence. His work is highly regarded by schools as he quickly establishes positive and effective working relationships through honest challenge and measured professional support.
Content: The session will review the range of data available for schools , governors and parents. Data from a local school will be used to identify suggested key strengths and areas for development to support delegates as they review their own school’s data following course attendance
There will be opportunities to discuss with others the dangers of both an over reliance on data and the confusing messages data may present.
Attendance at the session will enable governors to participate in data analysis as an informed , challenging and supportive critical friend.