ICT Leadership & Management Solutions

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Continuing Professional Development

Accelerate improvement – support and development for more effective use of data

The GO 4 Schools Education Services Team offer a range of tailored initial training and CPD for schools to ensure the management and set-up of GO 4 Schools is aligned to the school's working practices and data requirements. The in-house team consists of ex-senior leaders and an experienced data manager who have recently worked in a range of schools who fully understand the challenges faced by schools in a changing education environment. Our expertise is based on a collaborative understanding of schools' policies and priorities are then giving the best advice in the application of GO 4 Schools.

Options are available, from a range of training packages to bespoke consultancy suitable for:

  • Schools who are extending their application of GO 4 Schools including the purchase of new modules.
  • Induction for new staff who are key to managing data within the school e.g. Data managers, SLT.
  • Update training for new functionality in GO 4 Schools for a range of staff.
  • Refresher training for schools who wish to progress their implementation of GO 4 Schools.
  • Health check and review of your use of GO 4 Schools followed by advisory support and training.

School-based training offers

Type Details Typical Duration
Initial training For new schools to set-up the management and additional modules purchased. Usually offered as a split session for a core data team and markbook set-up with curriculum leaders. 3½ hrs
Full GO 4 Schools implementation For schools who purchase ALL modules we advise a staged approach to implementation: 1 x initial training + 1 x additional training. Focus for longer subscriptions and larger schools - 6 month time frame for additional training session to be booked at time of install. 2 sessions both 3½ hrs
Additional training For further implementation training and support – booked at any time. Suitable for refresher and induction training on a 1:1 or small group basis. 3½ hrs
CPD - Focused training Life without Levels and new features update to ensure your school are maximising the full range of functionality within GO 4 Schools. Also bookable for bespoke training based on a school's priorities. For more details, see the Life without Levels PDF. 2½ hrs
Module training Offered as a remote session for up to an hour to support new modules. 30-60 minutes
Consultancy support Custom training and support offered for smaller schools, primary schools or a bespoke approach specific to your school's needs. As required

Training requirements are discussed at the time of booking so we can ensure your time is used for maximum impact and the agenda is tailored to the school's priorities. A Health Check on your set-up and implementation of GO 4 Schools can also ensure you are maximising your use of data to impact on school improvement. To book further training or for more information contact or use our contact page.

In-house training offers

As the complexity of school information management changes and the functionality of GO 4 Schools is updated to reflect national school performance data, we want to ensure that you and your staff have access to the most relevant and timely data for your school, as well as the tools and skills to track and analyse this information effectively. We have therefore developed a series of in-house training sessions aimed at Data Managers and those who have the main responsibility for managing the day to day information and set up of GO 4 Schools. Our Data Manager training sessions are designed specifically to support and develop key staff in the management and implementation of GO 4 Schools:

  • Induction training is for those who are new in post and need an introduction to the management settings and analysis tools in GO 4 Schools.
  • Refresher training is for those who have some experience of using GO 4 Schools but would like an update on new functionality and educational updates to ensure they are maximising their use of school data.

Data Manager training booking form

Event name Event type Date(s) Location Who should attend Topics to cover Cost
Data Manager training Start of academic year process 06/07/2017 10/07/2017 12/07/2017 13/07/2017 GO 4 Schools office, Histon, Cambridge Data Managers or main School Manager for GO 4 Schools. KS2/baseline data, uploading targets, copying markbooks, student attributes.

Delegate 1 £120

Delegate 2 £60
Analysing data in GO 4 Schools 21/04/2017 03/07/2017 04/07/2017 Data Managers or main School Manager for GO 4 Schools or SLT. Student attributes, key statistics, using ribbons effectively, explorers and charts.

Markbooks 10/05/2017 11/05/2017 Data Managers or main School Manager for GO 4 Schools or SLT. Overview of markbooks, creating markbooks, combining assessments, using internal grading schemes and assessment schemes, higher and foundation, scaling, BTEC markbooks, and using markbooks for recording extra-curricular activities.

End of year process 20/06/2017 21/06/2017 27/06/2017 28/06/2017 Data Managers or main School Manager for GO 4 Schools. Preparing for exam analysis, locked subjects, group management tool, student attributes and focus groups.


In-house training events for SLT events

SLT forum events are an opportunity for Senior leaders responsible for student outcomes and tracking to discuss approaches to managing their data. By sharing practise in the use of GO 4 Schools with senior colleagues, and information about exemplar practise viewed via school visits by our Education services consultancy team, we hope to expand your understanding of school improvement through effective use of GO 4 Schools. Additional benefits of new functionality demonstrations available in GO 4 Schools and key DfE updates ensure you are making informed decisions about interpreting and managing data in GO 4 Schools.

The future events are due to take place on the 21st March and 18th May.