The Insight Headlines page gives you access to the key data you are frequently asked for, but also visualises and reinterprets those figures to make them accessible to a wider audience.
The text snippets and charts on the page can be easily copied and used to support LAs reporting processes.
There are a number of options you can change on this page...
The current academic year is available after the spring census (and becomes the new default) but a number of previous years are available to select
The academic year you have selected may change whether the page is populated with Keypas data or DfE sourced data, check the data source article on the left of this page for more information.
The default value for this option is All Areas: Key Indicators, this is a combination of indicators from all key stages, and also key absence and exclusions indicators. Selecting a specific area, such as key stage 2, will include all indicators for that area, not just those that are considered key indicators.
If you want to know more about the indicators that are available in each area in Insight, take a look at the following articles:
The scope determines whether you are looking at aggregated data for your local authority, data for a single school or a group of schools.
If you choose a scope of 'school', don't forget you also need to search for the school you are interested in.
If you choose the area of absence or key indicators, there will be more scope options to choose from, below is a list of all possible scope options...
LA: All Schools - all indicators as all schools will be included.
LA: Primary Schools - primary indicators as only primary schools will be included.
LA: Secondary Schools - secondary indicators as only secondary schools will be included.
LA: Special Schools - all indicators as most special schools will be cross-phase.
My Schools - any indicators available for the schools that a user has been allocated
School group - any indicators available for any group of schools that has been set up within Nexus
School - any indicators that are available for the selected school.
Virtual School (CLA) - this option is only available to users with permissions to see CLA data and is covered in this article.
Type 3 letters in the name, or the establishment number to find the school you want to focus on.
Only schools that have data for the selected academic year are available; this can be data in any one of the available areas.
The default comparator is National. Changing the comparator will replace the national values on charts and in text, with your chosen comparator (for example Regional or schools in selected Ofsted categories)
Note: the rank section of the page will no longer be displayed if a comparator other than national is selected as ranking only functions across all LA areas.
The selected card in the summary section, determines the focus of everything below it, choosing EYFSP good level of development will mean that all 3 sections below focus on this indicator.
The selected indicator always jumps to the left of the carousel, so when you're scrolling through indicators, you'll always know what you've selected.
The card itself includes the main value for the indicator, and also some useful conversions, such as how many pupils achieved a good level of development, and the number in the eligible cohort.
This section will focus on the value of the indicator, we can see in the example below that a value of 78.4% was achieved in EYFSP good level of development.
The value is visualised in a chart, while the accompanying text gives more context to this value.
The trend over academic years is shown in a bar chart, along with how your value compares to the national - or comparator you have selected - in that year.
The adjacent text adds context to the data displayed in the chart.
If you want to know how your LA compares to the national average, or regional average, you'll find those answers here.
The gap between your LA value and chosen comparator is shown in the first chart, this is shown for up to 3 academic years, depending on the availability of data.
As in other sections, the accompanying text will add context to the data in the chart.
The second part of the comparison section is all about relative change, the difference between your value and the selected comparator over academic years.
While your value might have increased from one academic year to the next, the national value may have increased more and so your relative change can be negative, even when your value has increased between academic years. This is also explained in the text. 5
This section is all about rankings, your LA will have a rank between 1 and 100, 1 being the best.
The LA is also grouped into a decile (groups of 10), and you'll see the lowest and highest achieving LA values in that decile.
If your LA is ranked 1st, you'll see the chart marker at the top of the chart, while those ranked 100 will be at the bottom in the red section. This allows you to see changes in ranking over the last three academic years.