2019 secondary inspection data summary report (IDSR)
For all secondary/all-through schools/MATs
The new 2019 inspection data summary report (IDSR) for secondary data, is now available through the new Ofsted IDSR service linked to in DfE’s Analyse School Performance (ASP). When logged into ASP, click on ‘All reports’ and then ‘Ofsted inspection data summary reports’:
The secondary IDSRs hold provisional data for key stage 4, two term absence, and where applicable, key stage 2, key stage 1 and phonics, and context data. (Primary IDSRs will be updated soon to include two term absence. Another communication will announce this.)
If you have access rights to more than one school, you may wish to go direct to the Ofsted IDSR service.
Please note: The ability to view an IDSR for a given school is based upon your DfE Sign-in Account. If your DfE Sign-in account is associated with a MAT, local authority or diocese, you will be able to view the IDSRs for all schools governed by that organisation. The relationship between schools and these governing organisations is taken from GIAS. The data on these relationships are refreshed overnight. Each organisation has one or more approvers, who can check your DfE Sign-in account and grant you appropriate access.
This year, the children looked after collection closure date, was delayed. Therefore, the children looked after data and data for disadvantaged pupils will not be included until the revised data releases. These will be in early 2020.
A new guidance document has been published for the IDSR. This includes example reports and supporting data tables used for the 2019 IDSR which show national figures and quintile boundaries used to determine whether areas of interest sentences are triggered. Newly added links are now located throughout the IDSR, which take you directly to the relevant section of the full guidance.
Should you have any IDSR or Ofsted IDSR service queries, you can contact the Schools Pre-Inspection Data & Insight team at: School.Performance.Data@ofsted.gov.uk
Guidance to help promote your school to prospective families
For: Headteachers of Warwickshire primary schools
WCC Education Services has produced a new guidance document which aims to assist you in promoting your school to prospective families.
If you're looking for some simple ideas, that don't cost the earth, to help boost your profile in the local community and position your school more positively then this guidance could be just what you need to set you on the right path.
The guidance sets out some key things to consider, including the reasons why parents choose a certain school and how to use these along with your school's identified strengths to frame your communications. A '5 step plan' provides you with some straightforward actions that you can take now, before undertaking a full communications planning exercise.
With the deadline for primary and infant admissions on the horizon (15 January 2020), then this guidance might be particularly useful for any primary schools concerned about their number of first preferences - if this is you, then we would recommend at the least actioning the '5 step plan' as soon as possible.
Marketing your primary school: guidance for school leaders
An editable template has also been produced to be used in conjunction with the guidance to capture your school’s individual, ongoing communications plan.
Communications Plan Template