CLAIRE SPENCER

Head of Consultancy

Claire began working as a Data Manager in a large, failing secondary school in 2005. During her 10 years with the school, she was responsible for setting up and managing all data systems, and quickly became an expert in many modules of SIMS.

Claire introduced SISRA to the school in 2011 and was responsible for training staff at all levels in the effective use of data, SIMS and SISRA Online and Analytics. The school was judged Outstanding in all five categories by Ofsted in November 2013. The inspection report states that the school’s systems to ensure the rigorous collection, analysis and use of student performance data were ‘exceptional’.

In October 2011, Claire was part of the first cohort nationally to gain the SSAT National Data Managers Award.

Claire joined the Consultancy Team at SISRA in 2015, supporting different schools across the Midlands and was invited to line-manage the team in July 2017.

Claire is also a Safeguarding Governor of a local secondary school.

“Claire as always was fantastic. Spotted areas where our knowledge of results day was lacking and ensured all the holes were plugged. SISRA support is brilliant and her offer to look over our setup after a few weeks was typical of an organisation that really care for its clients.”
Senior Leader, Ealing

“To have Claire come in to help us set up was invaluable. Claire is incredibly knowledgeable with SIMS and our existing systems as well as some of the more ‘school specific’ problems we encounter with timetabling/codes etc. Claire has great interpersonal skills and is a real credit to your company. Very impressed and even more grateful for her support.”
Assistant Head Teacher, Essex

“Claire’s help has been invaluable in ensuring the school’s data needs are met. Her knowledge, flexibility and passion for data have enabled our school to cover significant distance in a short space of time, ensuring all key stakeholders are engaged in the school’s data management strategy.”
Assistant Principal, Nottinghamshire

“Claire’s help was outstanding and thoroughly appreciated by the admin, support, teaching and leadership bodies. Her presentation and engagement with the staff was excellent and consistent. It can be said that she ensured staff at all levels – using SISRA Analytics in all the different ways – understood the power of SISRA Analytics and how it really benefits them in their role, and that they understood how to use it as well as seeing the value of it. A thoroughly valuable day for our school.”
Data Manager, Nottinghamshire 

“Claire was knowledgeable, well prepared on our background here and patient. It didn’t matter how many questions we had, she wasn’t happy until we were happy and we had asked everything we wanted.”

Data & Exams Assistant, Nottingham

“I was blown away by Claire’s preparation for our meeting and knowledge of developments in education – quoting Sean Harford etc. The level of service Claire provided is something that can only be aspired to.”                                                                                                                    Exams/Data Manager, Birmingham