Understanding student data: Spotlight on ability, wellbeing and literacy

This seminar will offer an introduction to the way many international schools are using a combination of assessments that provide data on students’ ability, attainment and attitudes to learning in order to personalise  teaching and learning; improve academic performance and support whole school evaluation.

In the afternoon, the focus will be on utilizing SEND assessments to identify barriers to learning, such as dyslexia, dyscalculia, reading challenges, and speech and language barriers. It will also cover how these assessments can be used to spot these challenges early on to prevent underperformance in later stages of life.

Key challenges we will address include:

  • Establishing an accurate baseline from which to achieve students’ academic goals
  • Identifying students those who may need further investigation for SEND or EAL support
  • Highlighting students with hidden wellbeing issues and those at risk of academic failure
  • Gaining a reliable and regular measure of students’ reading and comprehension skills and evaluating the impact of interventions.

By the end of the seminar, delegates will have:

  • An awareness of the purpose and value of GL Education’s suite of assessments
  • An outline for a full assessment plan for the upcoming school year
  • Discovered how to tell a student's 'data story', by triangulating the data from these tools


Arrival and registration: 9-9.30

Session commences: 9.30-10.45

Coffee break: 10:45-11.00

Session continues: 11.00-13.00

Lunch: 13.00-14.00

Afternoon session on SEN products and any other queries: 14.00-16.00

Venue and logistics

The seminar is being held in a venue located in Malaga. The full address will be confirmed to registered delegates.

There is no charge to attend the seminar, but due to capacity restrictions we will initially be restricting registrations to two delegates per school. Additional requests will be added to a waiting list in case of cancellations or unexpected spaces.

About the presenter

Fiona is an experienced education professional with a wide-ranging background. With a career in education spanning 28 years, Fiona has worked closely with LEAs in the UK, providing training and advice to teachers and senior management. Additionally, her international teaching experience in Kuwait, Borneo, and Shanghai has equipped her with a global perspective. Having worked as an International Consultant at GL for over four years, she has demonstrated expertise in Asia and Europe and has a specialist interest in SEND screeners and tests.  Fiona's commitment to education and extensive knowledge of GL's core products makes her the ideal person to empower educators and help support shape the future of learning.

Dates & Locations
Date and time
17 October 2023 09:00 - 16:00
Event type

Malaga, Spain - Venue TBC