The Beginning of a New Chapter
As the 22/23 academic year began, Future Academies, led by Head of Data and Analytics Steve Calton and Trust Data Manager Alex Johnston, decided to replace their trust-wide assessment analytics solution with Sisra Analytics. This cloud-based solution with a MAT dashboard allowed trust-wide analysis for trust leaders and Data Managers, making it an ideal choice for the multi-academy trust.
“Sisra Analytics was a better solution for both school level data analyses but also for drawing the data together for Trust wide analysis.” – Steve Calton
Expanding the Scope of Sisra Analytics
Initially, Future Academies used Sisra Analytics to upload and analyse Key Stage 4 data. However, the trust soon expanded the platform’s use to all year groups, hosting the progress of every student across every school for a comprehensive dataset.
Empowering Senior Leadership Teams
Data managers at Future Academies maintained the Sisra Analytics programme, while senior leadership teams across the schools benefited from the platform’s analysis functions. These teams used the data to create intervention groups where students showed evidence of underperformance, making data-driven decisions to improve students’ outcomes.
“The main beneficiaries of the programme’s analysis functions are the Senior Leadership and Heads of Department across the schools.” – Steve Calton
Standardising Key Stage 3 Data
Future Academies plans to move their Key Stage 3 data to Sisra Analytics and implement a standardised grading system throughout the entire trust. This will allow for comparing progress data between schools, further enhancing the trust’s data-driven approach.
By the end of the 22/23 academic year, senior leadership teams across Future Academies will use Sisra Analytics to:
- View subject-level data for each school side by side across cohorts
- Scrutinise the attainment and progress of key performance indicators
- Analyse the progress of vulnerable demographics, including pupil premium and SEND students
“With Sisra Analytics, we can provide this overview for every senior leadership team at every school across the trust.” – Steve Calton
Juniper Insights MAT Dashboard
The Juniper Insights MAT Dashboard clearly visualises key performance indicators at subject levels, filterable by demographics. This allows central-level trust staff to efficiently access a comprehensive overview of trust performance.
Smooth Results Day Experience
The solution has proven to be a valuable asset during results day, with Data Manager Alex Johnston confirming it was a “really smooth process” for the 21/22 academic year.
“Results day 21/22 with Sisra Analytics was a really smooth process.” – Alex Johnston
Checklist of Achievements
- Adoption of Sisra Analytics for trust-wide assessment
- Expansion to all year groups
- Data-driven decisions by Senior Leadership Teams
- Plans to integrate Key Stage 3 data across all Trust schools
- Comprehensive end-of-year analysis goals
- Efficient performance overview with Juniper Insights MAT Dashboard
- Smooth results day experience
We’ll check in with Future Academies after results day 22/23 to discover the real impact of Sisra Analytics on student progress outcomes.
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