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Most governors don't need to understand performance data in great detail in order to carry out their roles, so read our guide to school performance data to learn the basics.
However, some governors need a deeper understanding of the detail. This article is for you if you're a governor in a secondary school and you're:
- Already a data specialist who just needs to know more about school performance data specifically
- On a committee focused on performance data, such as teaching and learning or standards
- A link governor who needs to know about the performance data to monitor your area effectively
First, if you're not sure, make sure you understand the difference between attainment and progress before moving on.
Use our performance data glossary to help you navigate the jargon.
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