After a decline in her school’s results, Emma’s eye for data resulted in the school creating a new post of Curriculum and Data Manager for her, which included the setting up and managing of data and assessment systems for Years 7 to 13. She quickly recognised that SISRA Analytics would be an invaluable tool for staff, became an expert in the use of SIMS, and successfully completed the SSAT National Data Managers Award.
Emma encouraged and trained staff in the effective use of both SIMS and SISRA Analytics, not just at her own school, but within the large multi academy trust when her school’s model was rolled out to other schools. She promoted the use of data and also wrote her own school’s target setting policies. Even Ofsted recognised that ‘The availability and use of school information has improved dramatically’.
Before joining SISRA, Emma was thoroughly involved through hosting DataMeets and acting as a guru at training events. Her love of helping others in the use of systems and data led to her joining the Consultancy Team at SISRA in July 2016.
“Emma, as usual, was excellent. She had spent considerable time & effort in tailoring the training to perfectly match our needs. The staff were engaged and are already using SISRA to support their analysis. They now have the knowledge they need to continue to use of SISRA on a daily basis to support themselves in their classrooms and departments. We could not have asked for anything more – it was a pleasure.”
Senior Leader, Scunthorpe
“Emma is a breath of fresh air! Her background of working in data at a school herself means that she fully understands how SISRA fits in on the day to day, and what we need it to do for us. She goes above and beyond to help with any query and offers on-going support where needed.”
Data Manager, Doncaster
“To have bespoke training onsite is absolutely invaluable. Using our data and proformas helped the staff relate to what is being demonstrated. This was evident as they were very well behaved and focused, even the staff who participated for both sessions 🙂 Emma explained everything in a way which staff found easy to follow and she created an environment where everyone felt able to ask questions. Thank you, Emma, and look forward to our next onsite training in September.”
Senior Manager – Curriculum & Standards, Scunthorpe
“Training was excellent, clearly and carefully explained in positive way to demonstrate the benefits of the system. Trainer was very engaging and listened carefully to all our needs. I would have no hesitation in recommending Emma. In fact, we are going to engage her again for our Sixth Form Data set.”
Chief Operating Officer – IT, Hull
“Emma spent some time working one to one with me advising me how best to set up SISRA to make it work for our academy. She is very knowledgeable and supportive. I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending others to use her as a trainer.”
Data Manager, Nottingham