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Using CASPA with School Governors

Posted in Analysing Attainment & Progress

ExslideCASPA’s output is used by a wide variety of people.  This article focuses on how CASPA can help Governors in response to questions posed to us by school senior leadership teams and by Governors themselves.

It is unlikely that Governors will use CASPA directly, but Head Teachers need to be able to articulate achievement effectively and back this up with evidence.  From the Governors’ perspective, it is crucial that they can understand and challenge Head Teachers on achievement.

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Validating your targets

Posted in Analysing Attainment & Progress, Managing Data

So you have set targets and recorded them in CASPA.  But how have you satisfied yourself that the targets are going to be appropriate for the pupil; challenging and realistic, and that for the whole school, they are going to reflect ambition.

You can use CASPA to help you gain confidence in your targets as soon as they are recorded…

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Upate: Ofsted guidance on using your own analysis during inspections

Posted in Analysing Attainment & Progress

MagnifyingGlassWe are occasionally asked whether it is OK for a school to use it’s CASPA reports during an Ofsted inspection.  The answer is definitely “Yes”.

This has been clear for some time and in various CASPA newsletters we have referred directly to verbal quotes from HMIs as well as specific sections of Ofsted’s handbook and subsidiary guidance documents (now absorbed into the handbook) that made this perfectly clear.

The purpose of this article is to draw your attention to additional specific guidance that Ofsted has provided.

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