Freelance Data Services
I decided to become a freelance consultant in 2008 when Oxfordshire County Council contracted me to design, construct and support a set of tracking resources (OPT) in SIMS for their Primary schools. These resources were then subsequently made available in RM Integris when many of the schools moved MIS. These resources have received many major updates and are now known as helloData.
Since this time I have continued to provide support on the design, construction and use of tracking systems on a freelance basis. However, much of my freelance work also involves providing consultancy on the latest national frameworks, including Ofsted and Analyse School Performance (ASP) requirements. Whilst the focus on viewing data has been largely removed from inspections, it is still paramount that data is used in an effective manner to establish areas for improvement and monitor impact.
Following the closure of the OCC MIS support team, I went into partnership with Turn It On to continue to provide support and training on the OPT resources in SIMS and Integris. These resources have now been transformed into helloData. Together, with web developers from Crowcrag Software Ltd, we designed and developed an extensive web based reporting tool that provides individual, group, whole school and academy data analysis, either using our helloData assessment framework or a schools own framework. helloData is now used by schools across the country.
Early Years Development Tool
The early years team within Oxfordshire County Council commissioned me to design a tracking tool aimed at nurseries, preschools and childminders. This is now used by settings all over the country and can be adapted to suit individual requirements.
In addition to my freelance work I have been contracted by RM to be the Product Manager for Integris Assessment. As part of the product development I have conducted a discovery into the assessment requirements of schools, advisors, trusts and evaluating the future direction of digital assessment. I am also an RM associate trainer for their assessment product. This is involves constructing assessment resources for individual schools and MATs, as well as delivering training.
See more about RM Integris here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p0k6kbHDIAw
I am an accredited partner with Arbor. This involved receiving training in the core elements of Arbor MIS and the advanced assessment training. Both parts culminated in a test to assess my knowledge. I am now able to provide support, setup and training.