Senior Data Manager, Kensington and Chelsea

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Kensington Aldridge Academy (KAA)Kensington and Chelsea

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Start date: January 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £40-50,000 (negotiable depending on experience)
Contract term: Permanent

We are seeking a talented and dedicated professional to join our outstanding academy as a Senior Data Manager in January 2020.  

Closing date for applications is Monday 14th October 2019 (interviews on 17th October)  

The successful candidate will take on this unique opportunity to lead the data strategy in one of the UK's flagship academies.  They will manage our existing team of data, attendance and admissions staff. They will coordinate all systems and procedures relating to data capture, use and analysis in the school, setting an ambitious and intelligent strategy for data in the academy. They will work closely with the Vice Principal to ensure all aspects of the academy timetabling and assessment systems work smoothly and accurately. They will ensure other aspects of the school database, e.g. the behaviour and attendance modules, operate effectively. And they will provide training and guidance to senior and middle leaders and teaching and support staff as required to achieve the above. 

Key Responsibilities

• Lead, operate, maintain and develop the administration of admissions, MIS timetabling, attendance and student services.

• Ensure above is compliant with all statutory arrangements.

• Develop and implement a whole school improvement plan for data and the use of SIMS across the school year-on-year, covering all aspects of our current work: targets, assessments, behaviour reporting, attendance, admissions data, census etc. 

• Work with the existing two members of the data team to execute this plan and lead on their performance management.

• Liaise with relevant members of the Local Authority, Aldridge Head Office and other relevant external bodies.

• Develop the use of key systems such as 4 Matrix and ALPS Connect within the staff, with a particular focus on middle leaders. 

• Where issues are occurring within the database – e.g. inaccuracies of student details – suggest and then implement strategic solutions to these. 

• Create, share and refine on an ongoing basis the data reports and analysis the academy produces for governors, senior and middle leaders, teachers, the local authority and Ofsted. Reports to be produced both from SIMS and Excel. 

• Provide strategic support to middle and senior leaders on how to access and analyse data within SIMS. 

• Supporting the construction / scheduling of the school timetable. 

• Lead the parent reporting from SIMS and other systems (e.g. ALPS) so that parents have regular, accurate and easily understandable reports on their child’s progress. 

• Work closely with the IT Team to continue the ongoing integration of the school’s SIMS with other school software. 

• Stay abreast of changes in national policy relating to examinations and assessment, including changes to DfE Performance Tables and national headline measures of student outcomes at KS2, 4 and 5. 

• Track the progress of sub-groups of students (e.g. Pupil Premium, Higher Attaining) relative to national benchmarks and highlight the emergence of any gaps to managers in a timely way. 

• Comparing and analysing staff predictions against outcomes in public examinations. 

• Be familiar with and ensure compliance with all current legislative requirements, i.e. data protection, copyright and computer misuse etc., and advise staff, as appropriate.

• Understand the implications of Government policies and educational trends and developments.

Additional Responsibilities 

• To undertake training and development relevant to the post and in line with the academy priorities.

• To support the smooth running of the back office and administrative functions of the school by working collaboratively with other support staff as required.

• To undertake any other duties as directed by your Line Manager or the Principal.

• To be aware of and adhere to the Academy’s stated standards, policies, systems and procedures in relation to students, child protection, health and safety, equality and diversity, confidentiality and data protection, personnel, financial management and ICT reporting all concerns to an appropriate person.

About Kensington Aldridge Academy

KAA is an 11 – 18 academy situated in the heart of Notting Hill.  We opened in brand new buildings in 2014 with just Year 7 and have grown year by year and are now a full school with 1,250 students in Years 7 to 13. 

KAA has grown to become one of the top academies in the UK. DfE performance tables show we are in the top 5% of schools nationally in terms of KS5 Progress. Our Ofsted report grades us outstanding in all categories and describes standards as “exceptional”. In 2018 we were awarded TES Secondary School of the Year.  


Distinctive features of our building include: 

• A professional theatre

• Our own sports hall and dance studio

• A safe, enclosed rooftop football / sports pitch

• Specialist performing and creative arts classrooms for drama, art and performing arts

• Two music rooms and a professional recording studio

• State of the art design technology rooms, including Graphics, Resistant Materials, Food Technology and Textiles

• Flexible IT spaces – giving students safe access to the right technologies

• Three libraries 

• Spaces for students to present and exhibit their creative/practical work to develop entrepreneurial attributes in an authentic context

• Access to the brand new Kensington Leisure Centre and swimming pool next door to the academy

• Through the ‘Creates’ area located within the academy, office and other facilities will be available to local entrepreneurs to use as a start-up business facility.  These individuals will add value to the students’ entrepreneurial education by bringing their expertise to the academy particularly in the areas of creative and performing arts.

Staff benefits

• 180 school days, 10 training days (not 5 as you find in most schools) & 5 planning days per year, which include the opportunity for teachers to work from home.

• Two week half term in October. 

• Professional development that is of a national standard. In Ofsted’s words: “Staff morale is exceptionally high. Staff enjoy working at the school and benefit from high-quality training. Teachers new to the profession feel very well supported in settling into the school quickly and developing their practice.”

• Free weekly staff well-being activities; yoga, circuits, staff choir and art classes etc.

• Discounted membership of the brand new Kensington Leisure Centre. 

If you are interested in applying for this role, please download the full candidate pack for more information about this position and the academy.

Please send completed applications to Alice Olive at by 12pm on Monday 14th October 2019

Early applications are encouraged and in the event that the academy is able to fill the vacancy before the deadline, it reserves the right to close the vacancy and won’t review further applications.

More about Kensington Aldridge Academy (KAA)
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: 1 Silchester Road, Kensington, London, W10 6EX, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 207 313 5800
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KAA is an 11 – 18 academy situated in the heart of Notting Hill. We opened in brand new buildings in 2014 with just Year 7 and our facilities are second to none. We are now in our fifth year of operation and are a full school with 1,250 students in Y...