Implementing Data-Driven Strategies at Delta Academies Trust with Bromcom MIS
The Delta Academies Trust, under the stewardship of Trust Data Director Ian Gilsenan, has been pioneering a data-centric approach in managing its academies, supported by Bromcom’s cloud-based Management Information System (MIS). Integrating a plethora of data sources, the Trust, with Bromcom’s support, has crafted a comprehensive framework to streamline operations and foster a culture of constant growth and development. This case study explores the strategies employed by Delta Academies Trust and the transformative role of data-driven decision-making enabled by Bromcom’s MIS.
Unleashing the Power of Data with Bromcom
At the heart of this strategy is Bromcom’s MIS, which seamlessly integrates with Power BI, a business analytics tool that provides interactive visualizations and business intelligence capabilities. With Bromcom’s MIS as the data backbone and Power BI for visualization, the Trust developed an interactive dashboard, offering comprehensive insights into the overall performance of its academies. This unified dashboard paints a vivid picture of attendance, behaviour, academic achievements, and other crucial metrics across all academies within the Trust.
Real-time Reporting and Accountability with Bromcom
Bromcom’s MIS has enabled the Trust to promote a culture of transparency and accountability by providing real-time, accessible data. The Trust shares its performance dashboard with the wider community, resulting in a shift in the data culture. Now everyone, from the premises manager to the executive principal, has access to real-time information about the Trust’s performance, thanks to the robust infrastructure provided by Bromcom.
Informed Attendance Strategy Enabled by Bromcom
The Trust uses Bromcom’s MIS, along with Power BI, to drive its strategic approach to attendance management. A detailed attendance map, generated from data within the MIS, highlights students with attendance rates lower than 90%. This real-time tool empowers attendance officers to strategically plan their routes, maximizing their effectiveness and efficiency.
Behavioural Insights and Proactive Measures
Another crucial aspect where Bromcom’s MIS plays a pivotal role is in understanding behavioural trends. Using Power BI coupled with the behavioural data from Bromcom’s MIS, the Trust analyses behavioural incidents in real-time, enabling senior leaders to be proactive and effectively address behavioural issues.
School Improvement through Data
The Trust leverages Bromcom’s cloud-based MIS and Power BI to systematically improve schools. The Trust focuses on improving attendance and creating a conducive environment for teaching and learning, all driven by data insights from Bromcom’s system.
Supporting Form Tutors with Bromcom
Form tutors play a critical role in the Trust’s data-driven approach, and Bromcom’s MIS supports them in this endeavour. Each week, tutors can access comprehensive data about their students’ attendance, absences, and behavioural incidents through the MIS. This allows tutors to have meaningful conversations with students about the impact of their attendance and behaviour on learning outcomes.
Collaborative Improvement Powered by Bromcom
Bromcom’s MIS also integrates live data feeds from the Department for Education (DFE), providing a benchmark against the national average. This shared report, accessible by all within the Trust, ensures everyone is working from the same information, driving a shared conversation about improvement.
Delta Academies Trust’s data-driven approach, powered by Bromcom’s cloud-based MIS, has significantly enhanced operational efficiency and educational outcomes. Bromcom’s MIS has empowered the Trust with real-time information required to effectively manage student attendance, behaviour, and academic progress. The shared data insights across the Trust’s academies also create a culture of collaborative improvement, ensuring every student gets the best opportunity to succeed.
*Ian recently gave a presentation on this topic at our annual Shard Event in June 2023, which you can watch by clicking here.