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Data Manager - Hackney

Job Title: Data Manager - Hackney
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Hackney, London
Salary: £9 - £14 per hour
Start Date: January 2018
Duration: Long Term
REF: 1121_1512492206
Contact Name: Craig Mitchell
Contact Email:
Job Published: over 3 years ago

Job Description

Job description: Data Manager - Hackney

Purpose of the post:

To provide effective support by carrying out a range of information management functions to enhance learning and teaching. This includes effective management of all core data for the school which relates to pupils in SIMS (School Information Management System): maintenance, monitoring, utilisation and analysis of this data throughout the year.

Key tasks:

  • Develop and manage all aspects of SIMS, including the effective day-to-day operation of SIMS and associated data packages.
  • Maintain and develop systems which allow attendance data, assessment data and targets to be transparent for all stakeholders, including parents and students.
  • Produce clear, concise, accurate information to support the senior and middle leadership teams and governors in raising standards of performance across the school through the development of data analysis systems (which may include off-the-shelf packages) to support target setting, assessment, recording and reporting, in depth analysis of students' performance, individual teacher, subject and curriculum performance as part of the whole school on-going self-evaluation process.
  • Ensure that all external data returns are completed accurately and punctually.
  • Liaise closely with the exams team in order to ensure timely analysis of results day.
  • Lead and develop a SIMS training programme for staff and relevant stakeholders.
  • Keep up to date with and observe relevant child protection procedures, in line with Keeping Children Safe (2015) and Guidance for Safer Working Practice for Adults who work with Children and Young People in Education Settings (updated 2009).
  • Observe relevant health and safety regulations as they relate to your working practices and responsibilities, including the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974 and the NSETC's health & safety procedures.
  • Undertake such duties as may be reasonably required commensurate with the grade of the appointment.

Responsible to:

The deputy headteacher

Responsible for:

  • This post carries no line management responsibility
  • Main Duties and Responsibilities
  • Assessment and student data
  • Annual cycle of data collecting, performance analysis and reporting systems
  • Ensure that all data held on students is accurate and complete
  • Create and maintain the assessment database and ensure that assessment data held on students is accurate and complete
  • Analyse the data and produce reports on individual students and cohorts of students at times set out in the assessment calendar
  • Set up and manage systems for tracking the progress of students
  • Import data from a number of sources (, CAT, FFT, GCSE results, ALPS etc) and analyse accordingly
  • Provide data for the senior leadership team, governors and staff on progress performance of individual subjects and students as part of the school's self review processes
  • Provide data for the senior leadership team, governors and staff following all internal and external exam seasons
  • Admissions.
  • Support the admissions procedures with particular reference to common transfer files from KS3 schools;
  • Ensure year 10 prior attainment data is collected where available, is accurate and imported.
  • Support all admissions processes including construction of new timetables and gathering student achievement data.
  • Statutory returns
  • In partnership with the head of MIS for the MAT, coordination and completion of the census ensuring accurate return and other statistical government and local authority returns as required.


Support the production of the school timetable, including the allocation of year 10 and sixth form option choices;

Promote students into the new year structure and allocate students to correct sets, memberships, tutors, and intervention groups in conjunction with SLT and middle leaders, using assessment data.

Update and apply curriculum changes.


Liaise with and support the exams manager with regard to exam results and analysis


Provide staff training specific to the School's use of MIS and tracking documents (SIMS)


  • Contribute to the overall ethos/work/aims of the school.
  • Be aware of and comply with policies and procedures relating to child protection, health, safety and security, confidentiality and data protection, reporting all concerns to an appropriate person.
  • Be aware of and support difference and ensure equal opportunities for all.
  • Appreciate and support the role of other professionals.
  • Attend and participate in relevant meetings as required.
  • Participate in training and other learning activities and performance development as required.