What is Data View?
Data View is a digital tool that allows Ofsted inspection data to be viewed in a simple and visual way. Schools can compare and contrast the overall effectiveness grades between regions, local authorities and parliamentary constituencies over a five year period.
Why is Data View useful for schools?
It supports school leaders in their self-evaluation because it enables them to contextualise judgements about the effectiveness of the school. For example, a school may be high performing relative to other schools in their local authority, but performance when compared with other local authorities in their region may be weaker. Similarly, a school may be low performing in its local authority, but very high performing in its constituency.
Schools can also evaluate their performance in relation to deprivation levels. This can be particularly useful for schools located in areas where its level of deprivation is not typical for the local authority.
What does Data View show?
- The number of providers at each overall effectiveness grade
- The percentage of providers at each grade
- The number of learners/places in provision at each grade
- The percentage of learners/places in provision at each grade
- Inspection outcomes for providers with a particular level of deprivation
There is a variety of filters that enable providers to compare effectiveness with similar provision. The groups of providers included in Data View are early years, children’s centres, maintained schools, independent schools, initial teacher training, further education and skills.
Who is Data View useful for?
It is particularly for useful for leaders and governors because it enables them to consider the school’s effectiveness within a wider context and come to an objective evaluation about issues such as expectation levels.
Where can I find Data View?
Data presented in Data View is released as official statistics at: