Greyfriers Hotel

Dean Court Hotel

How to find us:


Tel: 01206575913


By Rail Station

Colchester is very well connected to the rail network, with direct trains serving Colchester from a variety of directions and numerous arrivals and departures each hour during the day. The journey from London Liverpool Street to Colchester takes 50 minutes on the fast train. Colchester North Station is the main station which is well served by taxis, as is the smaller Colchester Town station. A taxi ride from Colchester North Station will take between five and ten minutes, depending on the time of day. Just ask for GreyFriars at the top of East Hill and the driver will know your destination immediately.

By Car

Colchester is located off the A12. Whether you are travelling eastwards from the direction of London, or westwards from the direction of Ipswich/Felixstowe, leave the A12 at Junction 29. If travelling eastwards take the 3rd exit, if travelling westwards take the 2nd exit off the roundabout on to the A1232 in the direction of the Town Centre. Stay on this road for about 2 miles until you reach the roundabout with Waitrose on your left; take the 2nd exit off this roundabout; proceed down the hill to the mini roundabout and take the 2nd exit; proceed to the traffic lights at the bottom of East Hill and proceed straight across, travelling up East Hill. At the brow of East Hill (with St. James’ Church on your left) turn right into Roman Road. Proceed 100 yards then turn left into Castle Road. Almost immediately turn left again into the entrance of GreyFriars public car park which is also the entrance to GreyFriars Hotel & Restaurant (opposite the Foresters Arms). (If you overshoot this turning you will reach GreyFriars Court, which is strictly a private residence and nothing to do with GreyFriars Hotel & Restaurant.) On entering GreyFriars car park, bear carefully to the right and you will see the wrought iron gates into GreyFriars Hotel & Restaurant. There is an intercom at driver level on the right which communicates directly with Reception. Press the button, announce your name and the gates will be opened automatically for you. From Harwich, take the A120 in the direction of Colchester, leave at the junction with the A1232 and head in the direction of the Town Centre, on Ipswich Road and follow the directions above. The postcode to enter in your SatNav is CO1 1UW. However, we do recommend entering Colchester from Junction 29 of the A12 as explained above, to avoid mistakes in the town centre’s one-way traffic system.

By Air

London Stansted and London City Airports are the nearest international airports to Colchester and there is a regional airport at Southend. The journey by car from Stansted and Southend is about an hour or so, depending on the time of day. London City airport is about one hour 20 minutes away by car or by train. (Take the Docklands Light Railway from City Airport to Stratford; then take a mainline train from Stratford to Colchester - there are several trains from Stratford to Colchester each hour.)

By Sea

On arrival by Ferry from the Continent to Harwich International, Colchester can be reached either by direct train or by car. Travelling time by either method from Harwich to Colchester is 30 to 40 minutes (see directions for “By Car” overleaf).


What you will learn

We found this training extremely useful. We will be using what we have learnt today in developing our data collection and presentation.

David Couch, Principal, Hamiton Lodge School and College

With the RAISEonline Replacement Service now released, we are continuing the provision of consultancy and support to school enabling effective use of Analyse School Performance Service (ASP).

This one-day course will focus on interpreting and evaluating the data provided within ASP and the changes within the NEW Ofsted Summary Inspection Dashboard.

Throughout the course, you will be gaining outstanding guidance and support by our senior consultants to improve performance in your school.

This course will enable you to effectively navigate, interpret and evaluate the data provided to gain the highest possible knowledge from the data.

By attending this course you will learn how to:

  • • Analyse the Brand NEW Ofsted Summary Inspection Dashboard
  • • How to use new RAISEonline Replacement Service (ASP) and Inspection Dashboard to drive School Improvement
  • • Identify Next Step School Improvement Priorities
  • • Gain an insight to how Ofsted could view your data

Life After RAISE for Primary Schools - Agenda 9am – 3:30pm

  • New Inspection Summary Report Example Dashboard

    • Provisional 2017 KS2 Results

      • Compare School Performance Update 2017

        • Introduction to the New Service

        • • How to Navigate New RAISEonline Replacement Service
          • Analysing Data by Pupil Groups

        • Key Stage 2

        • • Combined pupil groups
          • Reading pupil groups
          • Writing pupil groups
          • Maths pupil groups
          • Progress Scatter plots
          • Attainment Scatter plots

        • Key Stage 1 and Phonics

        • • Reading pupil groups
          • Writing pupil groups
          • Maths pupil groups
          • Phonics pupil groups

        • EYFS

        • • EYFS outcomes by pupil groups

        • Question Level Analysis

          • Ofsted

          • • Ofsted Inspection Dashboard
            • Considering your data from an inspectors perspective

          • Driving School Improvement

          • • Identifying Next Steps School Improvement Priorities
            • How to use New RAISE Replacement Service and Inspection Dashboard to drive School Improvement
            • In-depth Analysis of Strengths and Weaknesses

Life After RAISE for Secondary Schools - Agenda 9am – 3:30pm

  • New Summary OFSTED Inspection Dashboard Example

  • Introduction to the New Service

  • • How to navigate New RAISEonline Replacement Service
    • Analyse ASP reports

  • Access Levels

  • • Secure Access Approver
    • Local Authorities, MAT's and Diocese access

  • Progress 8

  • • Pupil groups
    • Scatter plot

  • Attainment 8

  • • Pupil group
    • Achieving A*-C Inc English and Maths
    • Achieving English Baccalaureate
    • Entering English Baccalaureate
    • In education or employment after completing Key Stage 4
    • Disadvantaged Pupils

  • Ofsted

  • • Ofsted updates and the Inspection Dashboard
    • How Ofsted will be viewing your data
    • Considering your data from an inspectors perspective

  • Driving School Improvement

  • • Identifying Next Steps School Improvement Priorities
    • How to use New RAISE Replacement Service and Inspection Dashboard to drive School Improvement
    • In-depth Analysis of Strengths and Weaknesses

Agenda - Full Day KS5 Inspection Dashboard Course

Morning Session (9:00 am - 12:00 pm)

  • Headline measures from 2015/16 AM

  • Understanding the significant changes to headline measures
    • Progress
    • Attainment
    • English and GCSE re-sit progress
    • Retention
    • Destinations

  • 16-19 Inspection Dashboard

  • Inspection Dashboard Overview

  • Understanding your Inspection Dashboard Strengths and Weaknesses

  • Interpretation and Analysis of your Inspection Dashboard

  • Draft Final Dashboard and Supplement for a College and a Sixth Form  

  • Afternoon Session (13:00 pm - 15:30/16:00 pm)

  • Level 3 VA PM

  • Working with the Ready Reckoner PM

    What is the ready-reckoner?
    How will KS4 developments impact on its use?
    How can you use it to support good and outstanding progress for all?

    New Common Inspection Framework (CIF) and its implications for Post 16 providers

    Understanding the New CIF
    How to use the New CIF for rigorous and robust Self-Evaluation
    Monitoring progress and demostrating effective leadership and management


    This course will support you to become a Good/Outstanding school, well prepared for OFSTED by exploring and examining:

    • • The NEW Summary Inspection Dashboard

    • • The NEW Ofsted Focus

    • • The NEW changes and developments within the replacement service

    • • How to use data and the Inspection Dashboard to identify strengths and weaknesses, and drive school improvement, as well as enabling early intervention across year groups

    • • Ways to generate overviews of pupil attainment and progress by subject, pupil group and year group analysis, as well as ensuring that your school interventions are having positive impacts

    • • Have an understanding of what Ofsted will be viewing and how they will consider it

    Consultancy & Training Course Will Take Place at Your School

    For any in-house enquiries, please contact us on 0844 504 5812.

    Cluster of Schools

    Many schools request a whole day training, combining RAISEonline Interactive training in the morning with FISCHER FAMILY TRUST training or one of our other RAISEonline Training Courses in the afternoon (view our electronic brochure for details of FFT Training and other RAISEonline Training courses

    Combining RAISEonline Training with the NEW RAISEonline Governor Training Course is also an excellent combination supporting schools Nationally to ensure school Governing Bodies understand their school RAISEonline Summary Report, fulfil their Leadership and Management responsibilities and support School Evaluation and Improvement.

    Alternatively contact us by telephone/email to speak to one of our Senior School Improvement Consultants to discuss your schools needs and options and request a Personalised School Improvement Training package.

    About Us

    We specialise in RAISEonline and Fischer Family Trust Consultancy and Training for all schools and local authorities, analysing your school’s performance and progress data together with your staff since 2006.

    Our mission is to provide quality and multifaceted consultancy in education and training in Early Years settings, Primary Schools, Secondary Schools, Special Schools, Church Schools and Independent Schools.

    RAISEonline training and consultancy sessions can be personalised to support the professional development needs of your school team and offer consultancy support to: Head Teachers, Deputy Head Teachers, Senior Management Teams, Subject Leaders, SENCO’s, Gifted and Talented Leaders, Class teachers, Newly Qualified Teachers, Learning Support Assistants and Governors.

    You can select your audience – Training can be 1:1 for Head teachers and Deputies, for particular focus groups or whole staff teams.

    Consultancy & Training

    KS1-2 Life after RAISE

    Data Story Course
    KS4 Life After RAISE
    KS5 Inspection Dashboard
    School Improvement Consultancy & Training
    Data Interpretation Training for Governors
    SEN Consultancy and Training
    Gifted and Talented Consultancy and Training
    Analysis of your Inspection Dashboard Report
    Leadership and Management Consultancy and Training


    ASSET for Primary Schools
    ASSET for Secondary Schools

    ASSET for KS5

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