“DataMeets are a great insight into the changes impacting SISRA and the data world giving Data managers an opportunity to feedback how we approach issues and change. It gives me a chance to network with other data managers and discuss issues, concerns, useful software, sources of data etc. The events are well organised, structured and friendly, long may they continue!!”
Data Manager, Cheshire West School

“I find DataMeets very useful for several reasons. They are a rare opportunity to meet people working in a similar field and it’s good to share best practice with others and pick up useful tips to help with the job. It’s also useful having the meetings run by a team who know what future items are on the data/exams agenda to help with the discussion and share their experiences.”
Data Manager, Nottinghamshire School

“I have attended 3 of the Data Meets so far and have found them really helpful. Matt O’Brien is a really helpful guy and you don’t feel daft asking him questions – he understands that everyone is at different stages in using SISRA. Meeting other colleagues and building up a relationship with them has also been beneficial – data management can be a very isolated role. The topics covered are always interesting and allow me to go back to my school and share my findings with our SLT. So happy we have found SISRA – thank you!”
Data Manager, Lancashire School

“I honestly find the SISRA DataMeets very useful and I do enjoy them. The best way to describe them, I would say, is “comforting”. It is reassuring to know that we are “all in the same boat” and everybody is so generous with their knowledge and experience. It’s great to network and meet up with like-minded people who work in a similar role. Thank you so much for coordinating them.”
MIS Officer, Staffordshire School

“I enjoy the DataMeets, it gives Data Mangers a chance to meet up and thrash things out. Matt is very knowledgeable in all things data and a wiz on SIMS too. Each meeting throws up different issues and generally gives us the chance to support each other and gain knowledge from our peers.”
Data Manager, Somerset School