Thanks to our associate expert Ian Preston for his assistance in writing this article.
If you're just getting to grips with performance data, you might want to read about the basics first.
How to prepare before the meeting
Review the data
Before the meeting, you'll receive copies of all the documents your board will review. This will probably include the headteacher's report. Use the opportunity to go over any performance data ahead of time.
Your headteacher should present the data in a way that’s clear and easy to understand. Even with minimal understanding of performance data, you should be able to tell:
If these key points aren't easy to determine, speak to your chair about having