Using assessment data to maximise student potential

Using assessment data well is vital to ensure every individual student achieves their full potential.

Each measure of attainment, ability and attitude to learning is valuable, but by combining the data, you can build a unique personal profile of each student. These powerful insights support you to personalise learning and inform teaching.

During the seminar, we will discuss how you can use these measures to:

  • Establish an accurate baseline - Discover practical guidance on how to reliably measure students’ cognitive and reasoning abilities. In particular how this can be used to identify students for gifted and talented programmes. You will also learn how to use this to inform curriculum planning and teaching.
  • Identify reading and literacy support needs – Explore how a structured programme of standardized and benchmarked assessments supports schools in establishing students’ reading and comprehension skills in order to differentiate teaching and learning practices.
  • Improve student engagement and wellbeing – Find out how whole-school attitudinal surveys provide a picture of student wellbeing at a student, class and whole school level. See how they support pastoral care teams to reveal unseen support needs and evaluate the impact of wellbeing interventions.

There will also be opportunities for you to get hands on with the data, putting your learning into practice.

Venue and logistics

The seminar is being held in a venue located in Hanoi, Vietnam. 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 presenters

Mark Jones

With nearly a decade as an International School Headteacher and 15 years teaching Science and Physical Education up to IB and A Level, Mark possesses extensive educational insight. His experience spans diverse curriculums across countries including Malaysia, Seychelles, Kuwait, Switzerland, New Zealand, and the UK. Currently an International Consultant at GL Education, Mark aids major school groups worldwide in comprehending data across multiple schools and delivering tailored training so schools can make effective use of their assessment tools. His recent relocation to Cornwall and completion of an MBA from the University of Essex further fortified his acumen in leadership, strategy, innovation, and sustainability, applied to educational and international contexts. Throughout his career, Mark remains dedicated to cultivating collaborative, data-driven learning environments that maximize staff and student potential.

Leigh Holmes-Hill BSc PGCE, NPQH, FCCT

Leigh Holmes-Hill is an experienced senior leader, Fellow of the Chartered College of Teaching, and accredited CIS Evaluator, with a successful track record in educational leadership across UK and international primary and secondary settings. Holding the National Professional Qualification for Headship (NPQH), she has amassed 26 years of expertise collaborating with UK schools, National and Local Education Authorities, and esteemed International Schools. With a deep understanding of global education policies, curriculum strategies, and assessment protocols, Leigh drives elevated standards and exceptional student outcomes. Presently, as an International Educational Advisor at GL Education, she collaborates with major global school groups, imparting tailored training and insights to ensure the effective use of assessment tools, and championing the transformation from data literacy to data mastery for schools and senior leaders.

Dates & Locations
Date and time
14 November 2023 08:30 - 14:30
Event type

Hanoi, Vietnam