Radisson Blu Hotel, Birmingham


How to Find Us

12 Holloway Circus
B1 1BT

Tel: +44 121 654 6000
Raddison Blu Hotel Website

How to get there:

Hotel guests enjoy the pleasant 3-minute walk from New Street Station. Leave the station through Southside exit on Hill Street. Turn left and walk down Hill Street to the junction with Smallbrook Queensway. Turn right onto Smallbrook Queensway and find the hotel is 331 feet ahead on the right.

Leave the M6 at Junction 6, signposted Birmingham Central and North East, then join Aston Expressway - A38 motorway. Continue forward through St. Chad’s Queensway A3844 (signposted Bromsgrove). Continue forward under the underpass and branch left (signposted New Street Station), then merge onto Suffolk Street Queensway. The hotel is on Holloway Circus on the left-hand side of the roundabout.

Car Parking

NCP New Street Car Park (B5 4AN) is located directly behind the hotel. Turn left down Smallbrook Queensway. At the traffic lights, turn left down Hill Street. Take the next left down Station Street, and take the following left down St. Jude's Passage. The car park is located on the right.

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What you will learn


Jackie Simmonds, Assistant Headteacher, Marshalls Park School

The Inspection Dashboard has been created to support the NEW Inspection arrangements for September 2015. This powerful dashboard provides you the tools to prepare for the NEW 2015 Inspection process.

OFSTED Inspectors will use the INSPECTION DASHBOARD for short inspections instead of referring to the RAISEonline summary Report.

The NEW RAISEonline Inspection Dashboard Course focuses on providing technical guidance for using the Inspection Dashboard and the methodology used to highlight strengths or weaknesses on the data contained in your School Inspection Dashboard.

This excellent training session provides an opportunity for you to gain excellence guidance and advice to support your understanding why strengths and weaknesses are highlighted and effective use of the Inspection Dashboard.

You will gain valuable information to assist you in interpreting the charts included on the Inspection Dashboard. You will also learn about the attainment, progress, thresholds, Phonics, Early Years Foundation Stage Profile, Prior Attainment, Closing the Gap and Attendance measures that have been used to calculate strengths and weaknesses across subjects and pupil groups highlighted on the dashboard.

Agenda for Primary Schools

  • FULL DAY COURSE (9am to 4pm)

  • Inspection Dashboard Overview

  • Understanding your Inspection Dashboard Strengths and Weaknesses

  • Interpretation and Analysis of your Inspection Dashboard


  • Expected, More than Expected progress & Closing the Gaps by Prior Attainment
    Value Added by Pupil Groups


  • Average Point Scores by Pupil Groups
    Threshold Measures

  • Early Years / Phonics

  • Absence / Exclusions

  • Context

  • Prior Attainment
    Pupil Groups

  • New OFSTED arrangements - September 2015

  • Preparing School Improvement Action Plan & Next Steps

Agenda for Secondary Schools

  • FULL DAY COURSE (9am to 4pm)


  • Inspection Dashboard Overview

  • Understanding your Inspection Dashboard Strengths and Weaknesses

  • Interpretation and Analysis of your Inspection Dashboard

  • Progress

  • Expected, More than Expected progress & Closing the Gaps by Prior Attainment
    Value Added by Pupil Groups

  • Attainment

  • Average Point Scores by Pupil Groups
    Threshold Measures

  • Absence / Exclusions

  • Context

  • Prior Attainment
    Pupil Groups

  • New OFSTED arrangements - September 2015

  • Preparing School Improvement Action Plan & Next Steps


  • Attainment 8 (1.5 hours)

    Introduction to Attainment 8
    Where we are now in RAISEonline. Current headline measures and in 2016
    New Average Point Score Calculations and New ‘Best 8’ measure

    How to calculate pupil Attainment 8
    How to calculate School Attainment 8 from pupils’ scores?
    GCSE grade changes (Maths, English 2017 – rest 2018), and how grades converted to points in 2017 and beyond

    New RAISEonline Attainment 8 Reports

    KS4 Attainment 8
    KS4 Attainment 8 Dynamic Report
    KS4 Attainment 8 Entries Report
    KS4 Attainment 8 Scatterplot

    Progress 8 (1.5 hours)

    Introduction to Progress 8
    How Progress 8 is calculated from Attainment 8

    Using Progress 8 pupil ready reckoner and examples of calculating pupil Progress 8
    Calculation of school Progress 8 from School ready reckoner
    Confidence Intervals

    RAISEonline KS4 Progress 8 and Attainment 8 Summary Report

    New RAISEonline Progress 8 Reports

    KS4 Progress 8
    KS4 Progress 8 Dynamic Report
    KS4 Progress 8 Scatterplot
    Progress 8 and OFSTED – RAISEonline and Performance Tables 2016 and beyond


WHY is analysing your RAISEonline Report so important?

When Ofsted visit your school they will wish to see evidence relating to your understanding of your 2014/15 RAISEonline Summary Report and your drive to raise Attainment and VA measures in your school across subjects and pupil groups.

When judging achievement, inspectors must have regard for pupils’ starting points and age, and the progress that the lowest attaining pupils are making.

The NEW full day RAISEonline Training course will take account of:

• learning and progress across Key Stages and different groups of pupils in your school, including disabled pupils, those who have special educational needs, ethnic minorities and those for whom the Pupil Premium provides support.

The New Full day RAISEonline Training will also support your staff and governors to understand the way in which OFSTED Inspectors:

• Use, Interpret and Analyse your RAISEonline data in your Summary RAISEonline Reports
• Judge pupils’ attainment and progress
• Make judgements about a schools effectiveness

OFSTED will also look for evidence relating to:

• the proportion of pupils making and exceeding expected progress is high compared with national figures
• pupils making rapid and sustained progress across many subjects, including English and mathematics
• the learning, quality of work and progress of groups of pupils, particularly those who are disabled, those who have special educational needs and those for whom the pupil premium provides support, show that they achieve exceptionally well
• where the proportion making expected progress overall is lower than that found nationally, it is improving over a sustained period
• the school takes effective action to enable most pupils, including disabled pupils and those with special educational needs, to reach their potential.
• the standards of attainment of almost all groups of pupils are likely to be at least in line with national averages, with many pupils attaining above this.

The NEW FULL DAY RAISEonline Training will help you Understand, Interpret and Analyse your 2014/15 RAISEonline Report to support you to become Data Literate Leaders and meet the New 2014/15 OFSTED expectations and provide quality evidence to support your school evaluations and school improvement.

This Full day RAISEonline training opportunity will also support you to become a Good/Outstanding school, well prepared for OFSTED by helping you:

• ensure your VA scores for all pupils reach 100 (primaries) / 1000 secondaries) for all pupils/pupil groups in your school
• analyse your school progress across the school
• help you to ensure your school interventions have great, positive impact across all pupils and pupil groups in your school

The RAISEonline Training will also provide you with the tools, knowledge and expertise to calculate your own pupil/school value added scores quickly and easily.

Throughout the training session you will complete a full analysis of your RAISEonline Summary Report and complete a next step action plan in response to your RAISEonline data.

English and Maths leaders, SENCo’s and Gifted and Talented leaders will have the opportunity to develop Subject based action plans in relation to their subject responsibilities and subject based data. This also ensures an analysis of trends across a 3 year period.

Senior Management Teams/Data Managers will have the opportunity to put together a RAISEonline 2014/15 booklet summarising key RAISEonline data information relevant for sharing with school stakeholders and OFSTED.

We are the only National Training Company offering Interactive RAISEonline Training linked to School Improvement, Leadership and Management and the New Ofsted Framework across schools Nationally.

The RAISEonline Training combines Interactive guidance and support navigating your way through RAISEonline site features and functions to enable you to make best effective use of your data in supporting school evaluation and school improvement.


The maximum number of delegates for each training session is 12 or 15 depending on the location.

Consultancy & Training Schedule

Venue Sept 2015 Oct 2015 Nov 2015 Dec 2015
Birmingham Book Now 28th Sept 22nd Oct 27th Nov 18th Dec
Bristol Book Now   20th Oct   3rd Dec
Exeter Book Now   13th Oct   4th Dec
Leeds Book Now   12th Oct 20th Nov 16th Dec
Liverpool Book Now   15th Oct   1st Dec
London Book Now 21(Sec),24(Pri) 21(Pri),23(Sec) 20(Pri),30(Sec) 11(Pri),14(Sec)
Manchester Book Now   19th Oct 24th Nov 15th Dec
Newcastle Book Now   14th Oct 25th Nov 17th Dec
Southampton Book Now   16th Oct   7th Dec

Consultancy & Training Course Will Take Place at Your School

For any in-house enquiries, please contact us on 0844 504 5812.

Cluster of Schools

Many schools request a whole day training, combining RAISEonline Interactive training in the morning with FISCHER FAMILY TRUST training or one of our other RAISEonline Training Courses in the afternoon (view our electronic brochure for details of FFT Training and other RAISEonline Training courses

Combining RAISEonline Training with the NEW RAISEonline Governor Training Course is also an excellent combination supporting schools Nationally to ensure school Governing Bodies understand their school RAISEonline Summary Report, fulfil their Leadership and Management responsibilities and support School Evaluation and Improvement.

Alternatively contact us by telephone/email to speak to one of our Senior School Improvement Consultants to discuss your schools needs and options and request a Personalised School Improvement Training package.

About Us

We specialise in RAISEonline and Fischer Family Trust Consultancy and Training for all schools and local authorities, analysing your school’s performance and progress data together with your staff since 2006.

Our mission is to provide quality and multifaceted consultancy in education and training in Early Years settings, Primary Schools, Secondary Schools, Special Schools, Church Schools and Independent Schools.

RAISEonline training and consultancy sessions can be personalised to support the professional development needs of your school team and offer consultancy support to: Head Teachers, Deputy Head Teachers, Senior Management Teams, Subject Leaders, SENCO’s, Gifted and Talented Leaders, Class teachers, Newly Qualified Teachers, Learning Support Assistants and Governors.

You can select your audience – Training can be 1:1 for Head teachers and Deputies, for particular focus groups or whole staff teams.

Consultancy & Training

RAISEonline Consultancy and Training
Data Story Course
Fischer Family Trust Consultancy and Training
School Improvement Consultancy & Training
Data Interpretation Training for Governors
Preparing for OFSTED Consultancy & Training
Early Years Foundation Stage & eProfile
SEN Consultancy and Training
Gifted and Talented Consultancy and Training
Securing Level 3 at KS1, Level 6 at KS2
Comprehensive Interpretation and Analysis of your ROL / FFT reports
Leadership and Management Consultancy and Training


ASSET for Primary Schools
ASSET for Secondary Schools

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