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Data for school leaders 2024120F

Oct 30, 2024 - Dec 31, 2024

$990 Enrol

Full course description

Date and time 

Wednesday 30 October 2024, 9.30 am to 3.30 pm 

Delivery mode 

In person at ISV, 40 Rosslyn St, West Melbourne 


Principal, School Leader


Looking to register more than one person? Contact us at isLearn to arrange a group discount for your school. Want to understand how to think about data more effectively as a leader? This session will discuss the possibilities of effective data use. Topics will include the basics of data literacy, including making sense of data, asking questions, generating hypotheses, planning the next steps and evaluating outcomes. The first half of the data will focus on expanding knowledge and building skills, and the second half of the day will allow leaders an opportunity to apply their new knowledge to their school context using their data to identify a point of need and plan for their next steps. 

Key takeaways 

  • deeper understanding of effective data use 

  • strategies for using data to drive decision making 

  • tools for identifying points of need 

  • template for future planning 


Presenter information 

Dr. Tim O’Leary 

Dr Tim O'Leary has almost over 20 years of experience in education, software development, consulting, research, and monitoring and evaluation. Tim is also an Honorary Fellow at The University of Melbourne. Tim began his career as a land surveyor, has worked as an IT Consultant and, after realising the error of his ways, qualified as a teacher in 2003. As an educator, Tim has worked in Government, Independent and Faith-based schools. He has worked across a variety of settings including school, vocational, tertiary, and consultancy. Within schools, Tim's roles have ranged from classroom teacher to school leader; his most recent role was as Director of Learning in an inner-city F-12 school in Australia. As the leader of Educational Data Talks, Tim has worked with schools and government bodies providing research services and advice regarding the reporting of educational data. Tim’s greatest love is working with people to considering how to best use evidence to support school improvement. Tim has published in the areas of data interpretation and analysis, effective score reporting and collective teacher efficacy. He is also obsessively interested in the use of student perceptions of teaching to inform personalised teacher professional development. 

Link(s) to relevant VRQA Standards 

  • Curriculum and Student Learning – Student learning outcomes
  • Curriculum and Student Learning – Monitoring and reporting on students’ performance
  • Curriculum and Student Learning – Information about school performance