Webinar: Using public data to understand schools in England

22 April 2021

Inform your product and marketing strategies with access to essential information about schools in England.


11am - 12pm


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Inform your product and marketing strategies with access to essential information about schools in England.

Over the last decade, the Department for Education and other bodies have released unprecedented amounts of data about the state education system in England. This data covers not only academic attainment but almost every aspect of school activities, from financials and staffing to pupils characteristics and post-school destinations.

For anyone supporting or selling into the English school system, this information represents a vital but under-appreciated resource. It can be used to understand national trends, track policy effects, benchmark individual schools and enable intelligent targeting.

With a bit of know-how, this wealth of information could provide your organisation with vital information to enable intelligent targeting and informed decision making.

In this webinar, Timo Hannay, founder of SchoolDash, will draw on case studies from a wide variety of initiatives with vendors, charities, policy-makers and media organisations to show just what it's possible to discover.

This webinar can be attended as a stand-alone event but if this is an area you are interested in, we would recommend you also attend the in-depth data-analysis workshop to be held on 25 May.


About the speaker

Timo Hannay - Founder, SchoolDash

Timo is the founder of SchoolDash (https://www.schooldash.com/), an education data analytics firm that works with a wide range of collaborators, including media, publishers, edtech, charities, trusts and government. He is also a non-executive director of SAGE Publishing and of Arden University, and an advisor to Ada Lovelace Day and Maths4Girls. He was previously the founding managing director of Digital Science and before that variously ran the online business of Nature Publishing Group, worked as a consultant at McKinsey & Company, wrote for The Economist, and investigated brain physiology at the University of Oxford and Waseda University in Tokyo.