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Dashboard ‘discrepancies’ risk warping the data

While the new school information tool looks great, one head doubts its accuracy

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After months of preparation, the School Information Dashboard – occasionally, but probably incorrectly, known as “Insight for the BGE” (broad general education) – has finally been released to the world at large. Did you miss it? If so, don’t worry. I fear you are not alone.

Despite the nervous anticipation of headteachers and directors of education across the country – worried that the data would be scrutinised in fine detail by parents and the press – the dashboard seems barely to have made its presence known.

I’m sure it’s not just me who is hugely surprised at the apparent lack of ...

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