Primary School Data Conference – Now and the future Oxford

22nd November 2018 | 9:30 am - 3:45 pm

Email: | Tel: 01285 770984

The King’s Centre
Osney Mead
All the latest information on school performance and accountability. The future of the Ofsted framework from Sean Harford, National Director of Education at Ofsted; detailed updates on Reception Baseline, ASP and IDSR from Jamie Pembroke, and a tour of the new features in FFT Aspire from Paul Charman. Afternoon sessions from Flora Barton and Ed Finch covering the realities of school life, managing the Data workload and sharing best practice on assessment. A lunchtime Q and A panel with Sean Harford, Jamie Pembroke and Paul Charman.


9:00 – 9:30 Registration 


9:30 – 9:35 Introduction

Richard Levinge, Director, Ease Training

 9:35 – 10:35  Accountability Update

James Pembroke, School Data Expert

10:35 – 11:00 Coffee Break


11:00 – 11:45 FFT Update

Paul Charman, Managing Director, FFT

11:45 – 12:45  Keynote Speech  Ofsted

Sean Harford, National Director of Education, Ofsted

12:45 – 13:15  Speaker Panel Q and A

Sean Harford,Jamie Pembroke,Paul Charman

13:15 – 1:45 Lunch and networking
1:45 – 2:30 Headsmart: Leading with Integrity – Getting the Balance Right

Flora Barton, Headteacher, Crowmarsh Gifford Primary School

2:30 – 3:15 The Uses and Abuses of Tracking

Ed Finch, Deputy head and Twitter guru

3:15 – 3:45 Progress Bank and round up

James Pembroke,School Data Expert


Cost  : £150.00 plus VAT (£180.00) per delegate.


Payment by BACS or cheque. Please complete the booking form below and we will shortly send you an invoice.

Alternatively call 01285 770984, or email


Please book early as places are limited

James Pembroke, Data Expert

James Pembroke has 15 years’ experience working as a data analyst and adviser in education. He spent 6 years in the Post-16 sector with the Learning & Skills Council followed by 5 years in the school improvement team at Gloucestershire County Council. Since 2014 he has worked as an independent data consultant, helping schools across the country make sense of their data. He tweets, talks and blogs about data issues, speaks fluent ASP and IDSR, is an accredited FFT consultant and has practical experience of many of the tracking systems used in schools.@jpembroke

Paul Charman, Managing Director, FFT

Paul Charman has 20 years’ experience working in educational technology, assessment and data. He joined FFT as a Director in 2012 and was appointed Managing Director in 2014. Before joining FFT, Paul worked for 14 years at RM where he led the team which designed and developed RAISEonline for DFE and Ofsted, and also taught for two years in secondary school in Suffolk. Paul has been Chair of Governors at Dyson Perrins CE Academy in Malvern since 2011.@FFTEdu

Sean Harford, National Director of Education, Ofsted

Sean Harford became Ofsted’s National Director, Education in September 2015. He oversees Ofsted’s inspection policy for early years, maintained and independent schools, and further education and skills. Since joining Ofsted as one of Her Majesty’s Inspectors in 2003 he has worked in the School Improvement Division, School Inspection Policy and he led on organisational restructuring in 2009. Prior to joining Ofsted, Sean held teaching and senior leadership posts in maintained secondary schools.While teaching, he also had a role as the associate adviser for science for a local authority.@HarfordSean     

Flora Barton

After being educated in Tunisia, the former Yugoslavia, Canada, the USA and the United Kingdom, Flora Barton started her formal educational career within an EBD school in Worcestershire.  Her earliest teaching position included working within a two room schoolhouse where she taught years 3,4 5 and 6 in one classroom.  Whilst there, she obtained a place on the NCSL’s Fast Track programme , completing both Leadership Pathways and her NPQH qualification.  She served for four years on the GTCE and recently completed her Master’s Degree in Education.  She is now in her fifth year of headship. @FloraBarton

Ed Finch

Ed is a teacher and senior leader at Larkrise Primary School in East Oxford.At Larkrise Ed has been part of the creation of a Storytelling Curriculum building all areas of learning around oral storytelling – building confidence in orality and expanding schema of knowledge.Ed is one of the founders of #BrewEd, a social media powered forum for those involved in Education from differing sectors and backgrounds to come together; breaking down barriers and finding commonalities.Ed set up OxfordReadingSpree, a festival/celebration of reading and stories in schools.Ed blogs occasionally at

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