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Data & MIS Manager
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Job Details:

Full time, ie. 36.5 hours a week, all year round (i.e. not term time only)

Salary: £24,646 to £30,851 per annum (Grade 4).


Job Purpose:

To develop the School’s capacity to manipulate, analyse and interpret assessment data for use at all levels of the organisation which will facilitate continuous improvement in learning outcomes and examination results, and to, over a period of time, assume responsibility for the management of all of the School’s management information systems and data.


Responsible to:

The Headteacher via Deputy Head Teacher (Curriculum).


Main Duties:

To manipulate, analyse and interpret pupil/student assessment data and the results of internal and public examinations, drawing out trends and issues which will inform the actions of the Leadership Group and Heads of Dept in developing appropriate, targeted intervention strategies.

To transfer data between software applications, databases and web-based systems as required, maintaining the security and integrity of the data.

To prepare public examinations data promptly for publication as required.

To make recommendations for how the process of data collection and management might be improved and developed to ensure that we are able to maximise the potential for using data to achieve continuous improvement.

To produce regular reports for staff at all levels, extracting the data from the School’s systems and ensuring it is presented in a user friendly format which is fit for the purpose.

To ensure the accurate, timely completion and submission of statutory reports such as the School Census, the School Workforce Census etc.

To attend all relevant meetings and provide advice where required.

To maintain a thorough, up to date understanding of how other schools, locally and nationally, are making good use of data to achieve continuous improvement and advising the Leadership Group on developments which might be of benefit to the School.


As our current Operations Manager moves towards retirement, it is anticipated that the post-holder will gradually take over responsibility for his full duties. These will include:

Management of all of the School’s management information systems, including (currently) Facility and E-portal. This will include installing upgrades, managing access etc.

To work closely with the Deputy Head Teacher (Curriculum) to develop the School’s timetable for the coming academic year, and to make ongoing adjustments to the timetable during the year.

To manage the Administration Secretary and the provision of cover for absent staff, working with the School’s HR Manager as necessary.


All staff working in the school have a duty to safeguard and promote the health, safety and welfare of all children and young people for whom they are responsible or with whom they come into contact in the course of their duties.

To carry out any other reasonable request of the Headteacher commensurate with the grading of the post.



Job Essentials:

A high level of IT literacy, with the proven ability to upgrade and maintain MIS systems and to customise them to improve their effectiveness and relevance for users. Preference will be given to candidates with significant experience of Facility and e-portal.

A proven track record in the sophisticated data management to foster continuous organisational improvement. This does not have to be in the Education sector, but experience in the education sector is likely to be advantageous.

(NOTE: Extensive training will be provided on our IT systems and on our data requirements, but the above criteria are essential for all applicants.)

High level analytical skills with a keen eye for detail.

Excellent organisational skills and the ability to juggle multiple priorities.

Excellent written and oral communication skills.

Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to build productive relationships with staff at all levels and provide advice with credibility.

A sound ‘customer service’ ethos with the willingness to be flexible and provide whatever support is required.

The ability to work independently and take ownership of tasks.

Excellent team working skills

The ability to build good relationships based on mutual respect with young people and to positively influence their behaviour.


A good understanding of the role of those working in child care settings with regard to promoting and safeguarding the welfare of young people and a clear commitment to acting at all times in the best interests of the health, safety and welfare of young people.

All candidates newly appointed to the School’s staff will be required to undertake an enhanced Criminal Records Bureau check and any offer of appointment will be conditional upon appropriate clearance being obtained.




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