In general, when a Nova report filter is applied it restricts the pupils included in all the report's analysis. For example, if a Gender filter of ‘Male’ is applied, all the counts, percentages, averages, aggregations, etc. will be based on a cohort of only male pupils. If you additionally then apply a second filter for 'SEN Support' pupils using the SEN Provision filter, then all the results will be based only on male pupils who are also SEN Support (SEND K). Once filtered, no results from outside the filter selections can be included in the report.
Some filters allow you to select multiple options by placing check marks next to all groups you wish to include in the cohort. For more information on the CLA-specific filter Ofsted Grade, see this article.
CLA-specific filters only apply to the CLA cohorts (i.e. Virtual School and National CLA cohorts) and not cohorts in the other domains. For example, if you filtered a report to show whether the period of care was more or less than 12 months, that could only apply to pupils who had been in care. In that example LA and national domains would show all pupils whilst National CLA and Regional CLA and Virtual School domains would show the results of the filter.
Nova splits the filters into primary filters, which are always displayed due to their high use, and
secondary filters which we hide by default, because they are used less often. To see the
secondary filters click on the See More Pupil Filters link to expand the panel.
When you select/change one of the report Pupil Filters, that field is highlighted yellow and the following message appears on screen:
You have unapplied changes! Please click APPLY ALL to update your report.
This is to alert you that your data will not be returned with your chosen filter until the green Apply All button is clicked. Once you have selected all the required Pupil Filters, click the Apply All button in the Report Parameters pane to trigger the report to run. After a few moments, the report will display in the Report Preview panel.
You should note that it can be better to apply Aggregations to reports - or use Aggregations in combination with filters - rather than run filtered reports multiple times. Aggregations are covered here.
Pupil Filters List
The table below lists the available report filters and some of their details. Please note that not all filters are available in all reports or key stages. They can change depending on the report selected.