Insight CIN - Introduction
Insight CIN offers the user analysis of the large volumes of data available within Nexus specifically linked to the CIN cohort specified in the CIN Census (and this can be further updated). By design it easily summarises, visualises and contextualises it for the user - reducing the need to spend lots of time looking at tables of numbers and potentially overlooking key information.
All of this means that users do not have to have experience of working with data, nor do they need understand the measures inside-out to be able to access and understand the summaries that are presented. This allows an officer with responsibility for Children in Need to understand the strengths, challenges, trends and comparisons associated with their area in just a matter of minutes.
There are some key elements of Insight that are common to all/multiple of the pages which are summarised below:
Printing & Help - All Pages
As you are already reading this guide, you probably won't need to click ABOUT THIS PAGE, but if you did, you'd find some basic information about the page you are viewing.
This also includes some links to useful information, like this guide, and an article that tells you whether the data you are viewing is Keypas or DfE sourced. (Keypas data is loaded by each LA and DfE sourced data is loaded centrally).
You have the option to print each Insight page to support a meeting or other event (you can also screenshot the relevant parts of the pages to add to other documents) but if you are copying or printing for someone else, you should possibly consider giving them access to Insight instead. Having their own access would allow them to review all the data they are interested in for themselves and removes the risk of data becoming out of date as it is updated or new sources become available.
Headlines & Visualisations
The concept is explaining data in a simple manner with text snippets, different verbalisations and ways of explaining data that offer something more than repetitive, single sentence explanations of percentages or scores.
Strengths and Challenges
Mostly found in the Intelligence CIN page, the concepts of Strengths and Challenges are also included on other pages within Insight including Schools, CIN and Pupil Groups for users who also access those areas. Here groups of pupil results are tested for mathematical significance compared to a selected (or default) comparison group. These are then presented as strengths (green), challenges (red) or of no particular significance (grey).
Education, CLA and SEN2 specific options
Nexus also supports the work of staff involved with Education and School Improvement, Children Looked After and SEND. Fundamentally these versions of Insight work in a similar ways to the CIN Insight, with similar styles and visualisations but including options and filters specific to Education or CLA.
Key articles in this guide
Insight Headlines - Children in Need: key data visualised and reinterpreted for access to a wider audience.
Insight Intelligence - Children in Need: overview and detail of significance testing of results and data.
Insight Data Sources & Methodology - Children in Need: where data comes from and how significance is calculated
Insight CIN Cohort: contextual information from school census, CIN Census and NPD attainment outcomes