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A Senior Leader’s Guide to Power BI in Schools

A Senior Leader’s Guide to Power BI in Schools

I'm often asked to talk to senior leaders in UK schools about the benefits of Power BI. Here are some of the key advantages that I can see for schools and MATS who are considering Power BI: Data Visualization: Power BI allows senior school leaders to create...

Analysing pupil prior attainment in Power BI

Analysing pupil prior attainment in Power BI

Introduction When it comes to education, the prior attainment of pupils is a key factor in determining their future success. Understanding the prior attainment of pupils, and how it has been achieved, is crucial for teachers, parents and other education professionals...

Analysing Pupil Attendance with Power BI

Analysing Pupil Attendance with Power BI

Introduction As a school administrator or senior leader, tracking the attendance of pupils is a crucial part of ensuring their success. Since COVID there has been a focus on attendance, which for many schools has still not returned to pre-pandemic levels. This is...

Pupil attendance patterns in Power BI

Introduction How can we use Power BI in the fight to reduce pupil absence? In May 2022 the DfE launched a new initiative to improve attendance rates in schools - "Working together to improve school absenteeism". The challenge for those of us who work with school data...

Business Intelligence for Schools and Multi Academy Trusts

Business Intelligence for Schools and Multi Academy Trusts

Introduction Many schools and multi academy trusts are looking to improve their data analytics capabilities. Business intelligence tools like Microsoft Power BI can help you take your data to the next level with automated insights and visualisations that generate new...

Installation from Power BI App

Before you start To install, customize, and distribute the School Analytics template app within your school, you need: A Power BI pro license.Permissions to install template apps on your tenant. If you are not sure, contact the person in your school who is responsible...

Using Microsoft Forms with Power BI

https://youtu.be/hTsEDAHDqVo Many schools are using Microsoft Forms to gather the results of questionnaires sent out to parents, staff and pupils. Schools can also create forms that allow surveys, quizzes, and polls and even formative assessment, with different levels...

This year’s attendance vs last year’s attendance

Schools often need to compare this year's attendance against last year's attendance. Power BI gives us powerful new ways to analyse data, one of which is showcased by this visualization which allows schools to compare the percentage attendance this year, last year and...