News

News

As a Connect user, you may know by now that we have been working to include performance measures to our analysis at KS4.  

News

We are delighted to welcome Daniel Tennent as the new chair of the Board at Alps. Aligned with our ambition to develop our presence further in the UK and International markets, Daniel brings a wealth of experience to the team.  

News

Alps is proud to have brilliant women leading in so many areas of the business, with our CEO, Mary Ahern leading from the front.  

News

As we turn 20 this July, we would like to take the time to celebrate how far we have come since 2001, by remembering the history of Alps, our founder Dr Kevin Conway CBE and the great memories that are being made by Alps employees new and old.

Opinions

Opinion

We are looking forward to presenting at the up and coming HMC Conference on 28th September in Cardiff. Dr. Jevon Hirst, Director of Training, will be hosting an interactive workshop to discuss the ‘Effective use of data to improve post 16 outcomes’.

Opinion

We are excited to welcome Jon Moody as our new Chief Technology Officer as we look to strengthen our tech team and push forward ambitious product development plans for the years ahead.

Opinion

At Alps, we are proud to have so many talented women working for us in every corner of the business, from Software Engineers to Educational Consultants.

Opinion

“What do you know about Alps?” Commercial Director, Toby Ahern, discusses the history as well as core principles and values of Alps.

Opinion

Callum Taylor, one of Alps Customer Support Advisers has put together a top tips guide for Data Managers on how to get the best results when importing your data into Alps Connect. 

Opinion

We recently virtually ‘sat down’ with the newest member of our tech team Emma to talk about her career in technology, what made her want to go into the industry, what it is like to be a woman working in a male-dominated field and how it has been starting a new role in a pandemic.

Opinion

In July 2020, the P.M. told people working from home to “start to go back to work now if you can” a plea he has since had to change.

Opinion

Colleagues in schools are having to deal with more complex demands from pupils, parents, staff and other stakeholders, than ever before, as the pandemic ploughs on and its legacy threatens to impact on schools and colleges for many years. The demands placed on leadership teams might seem to be overwhelming at times.

Opinion

A key part of the work we do at Alps, is to develop and maintain a meaningful dialogue with a range of educational groups and partnerships, as well as educational thought leaders across all of the countries we work in. 

Opinion

All around the world learning and teaching has been extremely challenging for students and teachers, with remote learning taking place across the latter part of last Academic Year.

Opinion

If we could turn back my biological clock many years, putting me for the first time into the sixth form and into that vulnerable 16-24 age group, what would I expect from my school or my college?

Opinion

As we approach the end of one the most challenging terms in recent memory, the on-going requirement to adapt teaching plans to provide engaging learning experiences for our students has required all the creativity and innovation that teachers can harness.

Briefing Papers

Briefing Paper

As the Autumn Term begins for schools and colleges in England, some reflections from Alps on setting Post-16 priorities for Y13 in challenging circumstances.

Briefing Paper

As the Autumn Term begins for schools and colleges in England, some reflections from Alps on setting KS4 priorities for Y11 in challenging circumstances.

Briefing Paper

As the Autumn Term begins for schools and colleges in Wales, some reflections from Alps on setting Post-16 priorities for Y13 in challenging circumstances.

Briefing Paper

As the Autumn Term begins for schools and colleges in Wales, some reflections from Alps on setting KS4 priorities for Y11 in challenging circumstances.

Briefing Paper

Setting the scene and providing practical guidance on awarding your students fair and accurate Centre Determined Grades.

Briefing Paper

Setting the scene and providing practical guidance on awarding your students fair and accurate Teacher Assessed Grades.

Briefing Paper

There is no doubt that it is a difficult time in schools & colleges, for all staff and students. Who would have thought 8 months ago that a discussion around blended learning might mean teaching a class with half the students in the room and the other half at home?

Briefing Paper

Alps Connect Interactive supports leaders and teachers to track all students taught in their post-16 provision regardless of where they are enrolled. Connect Data has two ‘Consortia fields’ to enable this analysis which is pertinent where schools work collaboratively.

Briefing Paper

Given that the core principle of Alps is one of aspiration and challenge for students we feel that the best approach in these challenging circumstances is to retain the MEG methodology and targets for Y12 students.

Briefing Paper

Given that the core principle of Alps is one of aspiration and challenge for students we feel that the best approach in these challenging circumstances is to retain the MEG methodology and targets for Y12 students.

Briefing Paper

The way in which your GCSE subjects appear in Connect Interactive and in PDF Reports has changed slightly. This change has been instigated to enable Welsh schools to enter analysis for the 9-1 subjects for that are available to them.

Briefing Paper

This paper is designed to give you a few practical tips on how Connect Interactive can support you in quickly identifying your strengths and weaknesses at a strategic, subject and student level at the beginning of the year.

Case Studies

Case Study

Using Alps has been part of a whole school improvement strategy to use data effectively with the aim of bringing about an improvement in outcomes.

Case Study

Pupils themselves do not aspire to meet a threshold or a performance indicator, they talk about achieving the best grades they can, so it makes sense for us as teachers to be doing the same thing.

Case Study

Our drive has been based on smart multi-dimensional and accessible data with succinct but impactful analysis.

Case Study

Alps Connect Interactive allowed us to have a clear and universal language to analyse and interrogate predicted and actual grades.  At leadership level, the Alps report also provided an analysis of key groups and a teaching and learning grade that would inspire further discussion and action.

Case Study

Alps data and reports can be generated instantly at any time of the year – giving constant diagnosis of anticipated results. Connect Interactive has undoubtedly enabled teachers to have an even closer focus on individual students.

Case Study

The biggest strength of using Alps was the common language being used. If one member of staff was using ‘Red 3’ in a discussion, everyone knew what that meant.

Case Study

The speed of publication of the Alps report in August enables us to immediately identify areas of success or concern for both subject areas and student subgroups. The simplicity of the data presentation allows all stakeholders at Purbeck School to participate in the quality assurance discussion.

Case Study

Alps Connect Interactive has become everyday practice at Penistone Grammar School; it is part of our language. We would highly recommend the use of Connect Interactive as a diagnostic tool to drive continuous improvement for all students.

Case Study

“We believe that the ability to monitor our students using data provided by Alps, helped us to achieve our best ever A Level results.” – Cowbridge Comprehensive School

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