Alps Connect now provides our subject and senior leaders with an essential aid to set targets, monitor how well subjects are performing in internal assessments and understand the performance of key subgroups…
Alps has been invaluable in allowing staff to be able to track the progress of pupils within their subject areas, and to allow middle leaders, and senior leaders to be able to identify areas of strength, and areas of development within subject areas, and within the school as a whole.
Ashton Sixth Form College has always worked with the Alps system and used it as a cornerstone of practice within the college. Staff are well versed in the system and are adept at using Alps reports at both college and subject level.
Alps has been met with a positive response due to its clarity, our ability to input robust internal data and therefore generate meaningful material that colleagues will engage with in a professional and thoughtful
What we love about Alps is how it has empowered staff at every level across the Trust to use data to inform people on areas of best practice and areas for improvement.
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.
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.
Our drive has been based on smart multi-dimensional and accessible data with succinct but impactful analysis.
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.
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.
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.
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.