GO 4 Schools is designed to give all members of staff easy access to the information they need to help improve pupils' outcomes.
GO 4 Schools provides high-level statistics for the Senior Leadership Team, subject-level statistics for curriculum leaders and detailed information about each group and student for everyone's benefit.
When using GO 4 Schools, heads of year and progress leaders can easily access the cross-curricular information they need to look for gaps in progress and to support planning and monitor the effectiveness of interventions.
Curriculum leaders can also easily monitor progress in their subject areas.
When the core statistics module is combined with the use of the behaviour, homework and attendance modules GO 4 Schools can triangulate data to analyse student performance in a 360° view.
Teaching and support staff can instantly drill down and look at key data for an individual student as and when they need it,
enabling them to focus more on supporting their students rather than spending time sifting through large amounts of data or having to access multiple applications.
In the ever-changing world of educational data and performance standards, GO 4 Schools gives up-to-the-minute statistical information of school accountability measures.
The statistics displayed vary intelligently according to the year group, academic year and course(s). These are constantly kept up to date in line with current DfE guidelines.
Each statistic is calculated separately for each bespoke headline grade that you are using in GO 4 Schools
(e.g. minimum target grade, aspirational target, working at grade, projected grade, flightpath target, exam result, etc),
so you can get a true feeling for where you should be, where you are right now, and where your staff predict you will be at the end of the year.
Key Statistics – Key Stage 1 and 2
- Percentage of pupils working below, at or above the expected standard for Reading, Writing, Maths and GPS.
- School-defined grading schemes can be created that incorporate scaled scores or age-related learning with statistical outputs of the percentage of students at each grade/level.
Key Statistics – Key Stage 3
- School-defined grading schemes can be created to support Life After Levels programmes and can be linked to numeric GCSE points and/or legacy APS points if you like to help with your transition.
- Key Statistics for English, Maths and Science based on school-defined grade types.
- Progress matrices populated using school-defined baselines and preferred grades.
Key Statistics – Key Stage 4
- Progress 8 – showing the average cohort score against the national floor standard for each grade type.
- Attainment 8 – showing the average GCSE grade based on the current defined DfE numeric points.
- Attainment 8 – showing the average GCSE numeric points per slot for each of the Attainment 8 'buckets'.
- 'The Basics' measure – the percentage of students achieving a 'Good Pass' in English and Maths / Maths but not English / English but not Maths.
- English Baccalaureate, 1+ Grade 5 or above in EBacc English, EBacc Maths, EBacc Humanities, Languages, 2+ Grade 5 Ebacc Science, etc.
- Attainment bands – Grades 1, 4 (Pass), 5 (Good pass) and cumulative 1+, 4+, 5+ and 7+ including English and Maths.
- Sciences – Percentage of students achieving three single sciences at GCSE.
- Languages – Percentage of students achieving more than one language at GCSE.
- Average numeric GCSE points for all subjects for each grade type, including legacy A*-G qualifications.
- Cumulative Grade 1+, 4+, 5+, 7+ for each subject.
Key Statistics – Key Stage 5
Progress – Level 3 value added score for A levels and other academic level 3 qualifications with confidence intervals and appropriate designation of 'significantly above national average',
'not significantly different to national average' and 'significantly below national average'.
- As above, but for Applied Level 3 qualifications.
- As above, but for each subject area.
- Tech Level % completion and attainment.
- Average points score per student.
- AAB+ with 2 or more facilitating subjects.
- Students achieving 3+ A*-A, A*-B, A*-C, A*-D, A*-E.
- Pass rates for individual subjects.
Closing the gap and monitoring interventions
The key statistics within GO 4 Schools are broken down by focus groups, such as Pupil Premium, automatically, so it is easy to measure and monitor the gap.
In fact, to save you time, GO 4 Schools collects key demographic data from your MIS each night, so your Pupil Premium, EAL, FSM Ever6 information, etc, should always be up to date.
In addition to the demographic data we take from your MIS, you can define your own custom focus groups within GO 4 Schools.
Groups can be created to reflect the current RAISEonline format such as Disadvantaged Boys/Girls and the newly outlined prior attainment bands that are calculated from the scaled scores.
Many schools also use this to tag students as being on a particular intervention,
allowing them to measure the gap for a custom subset of students or demonstrate whether or not a particular intervention has worked at both group and individual level.
All of this data is live and instant, so there is no need to wait for another data collection cycle to see how you are progressing; the statistics are updated as soon as marks and grades are entered by staff.
It means you are always viewing 'fresh' data and that you are always 'Ofsted ready'.
Although GO 4 Schools gives you 'live' data, you can choose to capture the headlines grades at a moment in time, whether for your termly or half termly progress checks,
for your end of year reports, or ad hoc times throughout the year when extra data is needed, e.g. at the start and end of interventions.
You can then look back and compare statistics from all points throughout the academic year to see how you are performing against the Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and to judge how effective your interventions are and how quickly you are closing the gap.
Progress can be tracked in GO 4 Schools from KS2 levels or uploaded baselines for all subjects.
We offer the flexibility for schools to select the KS2 English/Maths calculated average to create baselines for all subjects,
enabling transition matrices to be viewed to check progress against the full range of school uploaded targets.
Your preference however may be to upload school baselines (for example Life after Levels entry points) across a range of subjects to either take priority or not over the KS2 levels.
As the government introduces new measures and new rules for combining qualifications, we update GO 4 Schools to reflect the changes. Rest assured that we not only take care of yearly changes,
such as the change in Attainment 8 points at the start of the academic year but also in year changes such as the adding of new discount codes and the introduction of new KPIs such as the three single sciences studied.
All updates are applied centrally, automatically and are completely free.
Life after Levels
School-defined assessment and grading schemes give schools the opportunity to set up a new assessment methodology to track progress at Key Stages 1-3.
Internal assessment grades can be linked directly to Numeric GCSE points and/or to legacy APS points if you prefer to help with your transition.
You can also define a school defined score to support tracking of progress throughout a student's academic life.
Schemes can be individually tailored to use school-based terminology such as mastery schemes or age-related learning. Different schemes can also be applied to different subjects and/or year groups.
All grading schemes can be linked into residual schemes which can show progress against target in school-defined bands.
For more information see the Pupil tracking page.
GO 4 Schools is supplied as a managed service, charged annually. The annual price depends on the size of your school and the modules you select.
You can read more about pricing on our Pricing page, or contact us using the GO 4 Schools enquiry form.
Links to the GO 4 Schools modules
The statistics that GO 4 Schools calculates for you are drawn from headline grades held for students.
If you subscribe to any of the optional modules, such as the behaviour or attendance modules, the additional data they bring can be seen in context alongside student progress data.
More detailed analysis
Follow the links below to see further information about how GO 4 Schools functionality can support schools to analyse their data: