/ Liza Adebisi
Only constant progress in an effort to stay relevant and ahead of time can lead to success. In primary and secondary education, progress is known as school improvement.
We’ve all heard the phrase come up again and again as part of the UK government’s agenda to set out the right conditions for raising levels of student learning and achievement.
In line with the government, school leaders and teachers want to deliver a better approach to education, more effective pedagogical methods and ultimately attain better results.
As a scope, this is a truly inspiring one, but inspiration alone cannot guarantee achievement, and school leaders know this.
School improvement requires a pre-set and detailed strategy or plan.
A strategy will define targets and break down the broader concept of school improvement into progressive and attainable steps. It will align with principles and standards set out by the Office for Standards in Education, Children Services and Skills (Ofsted) so that each step can be planned and taken towards meeting a given goal.
The standards each school should aim to achieve to meet based on the Ofsted Education Inspection Framework (EIF) are the following:
Each of these goals can be further broken down into more manageable and defined milestones that can be achieved through actionable steps:
1. Improve quality of education:
2. Improve behaviour and attitudes:
3. Improve personal development
4. School Improvement Leadership & Management
As school data is woven into the vast majority of the aforementioned areas, Bromcom is designed to help schools manage this workflow and support School Improvement.
How does Bromcom do this?
The platform offers intuitive tools for analysis, tracking and communication. Using these, strategy and vision can be defined at top level by School Leaders, MATs and LAs and each individual can map and track the steps taken towards meeting pre-set benchmarks.
Here’s how Bromcom supports each step:
School leaders can use our wide range of analytics and data points to help evidence the quality education the school provides.
For instance, Bromcom Vision-X is a tool tailored for school leaders in MATs and Local Authorities who need a more comprehensive view of insights and processes, as they are responsible for multiple schools.
Scott Biggs, Senior Leader and MIS Consultant at Protean, has said:
“The integration of Power Bi to the Bromcom MIS has been a game changer in recent years. This has allowed the schools to analyse their data thoroughly as well as creating visual charts and infographics that allow staff to be able to visualise the data and the trends, bringing it to life in a way that can help shape real impact. This level of analysis has changed the way that assessment should work within an MIS and the trust system Vision.”
The cloud-based solution is able to gather data from other systems implemented within each school, enabling central teams to identify successes and failures, providing proactive measures based on a more in-depth understanding of all their schools’ data.
At Bromcom, we understand that demands for school improvement are constantly changing; therefore, we are committed to always innovating our solution to meet any new challenge and create new opportunities. All our products have been developed on the solid base of an ongoing collaboration with schools that we’ve built and maintained over the last thirty years, to find out more why not get in touch?