We spoke to Karen Riding, Assistant Head Teacher at The Burgate School about how they have been using Sisra Analytics and how it has helped them.
Tell us a bit about your school
The Burgate is an 11–18 comprehensive school in the New Forest with 12% of students identified as disadvantaged. Our year groups average 155 in the main school and 160 in the sixth form. Before using Sisra Analytics we used Sisra Online, and have been Sisra users for over six years. Sisra Analytics has made a huge difference to the accessibility and readiness of data at our fingertips, alongside giving the school the ability to analyse data in a very in-depth way that was not previously possible without a large amount of extra time and effort.
What are the benefits?
The speed of access on Results Day is excellent, and the support offered by Sisra in the run-up to Results Day has been comprehensive and worthwhile. This has enabled us to share results quickly, highlight the positives and focus on the areas for improvement with ease. Teachers and governors enjoy being able to access results quickly and accurately soon after release, even though they may be 1,000 miles away.
Sisra Analytics allows us to compare datasets and trends in an instant and has been instrumental in allowing us to find our gaps and act on them. My favourite feature has to be the new graphical representation of the headline report, which was warmly received by governors for Results Day last summer. However, Sisra Analytics is for life, not just results! I warmly recommend this product to other schools, and frequently do so.
Dr Karen Riding, Assistant Head Teacher, The Burgate School