Our Briefing Papers

Our briefing papers are all written by our data and education specialists. They include the latest advice from Alps alongside our expert analysis of performance data. Our aim is to share powerful insights with school and colleges which support them to ensure the best possible outcomes for students of all abilities.

Alps KS4 Updates 2017 – England 15th March 2017

How we are responding to educational changes and developing our KS4 report so that this continues to be a powerful tool for schools across England. Read more

Alps KS5 Updates 2017 – Wales 15th March 2017

More schools and colleges in Wales are using Alps than ever before. This paper summarises the main steps we are taking to ensure our reports and training continue to be relevant for colleagues in Wales. Read more

Alps KS5 Updates 2017 – England 15th March 2017

An overview of the steps we are taking to ensure our Key Stage 5 reports for Summer 2017 continue to be accurate and relevant for schools in England. Read more

All You Need is Leadership! 18th January 2017, Steve Wetton, Alps Education Consultant

A few thoughts on the defining features of highly performing schools and colleges and how these fantastic organisations often use Alps in a way which is consistent with their mature and professional culture. Read more

KS4 > Using Your Alps Report With Ofsted 17th October 2016, John Philip, Senior Educational Consultant

Our expert advice on sharing the insights in your Key Stage Four report with inspectors during inspections. Read more

KS5 > You have received your Alps reports – what now? 7th September 2016, Karen Woolven, Alps Senior Education Consultant

A simple guide to interrogating the subject pages in an Alps report and drawing some initial conclusions from the analysis. Read more

KS4 > Key Pages in your Alps Report 5th September 2016, Karen Woolven, Alps Education Consultant

A short overview of some of the main pages and indicators in our powerful new Key Stage 4 Alps report. Read more

KS5 > Common approaches to developing an outstanding department 1st September 2016, Karen Woolven, Alps Education Consultant

Our analysis looks at what features you might expect to find in an outstanding sixth form department Read more

KS5 > Using Alps with Ofsted 1st September 2016, Sean Hanan, Alps Consultant and former HMI

Alps is one of the most powerful tools available for senior leaders to demonstrate progress during an inspection. Read more

KS5 > Using Alps to Set Targets with Students 18th August 2016, Karen Woolven, Alps Senior Education Consultant

A guide to setting aspirational Alps targets for your students. Read more

KS5 > Key Pages in your Alps Report 6th August 2016, Karen Woolven, Alps Education Consultant

Our guide to some of the initial areas you may wish to look at in your Alps report. Read more

KS5 > 2016 BTEC Benchmarks 5th July 2016, Alps Education Team

An overview of our all-new BTEC benchmark for summer 2016. Read more

KS5 > Benchmarking and target setting in a linear world 15th June 2016, Steve Pegg, Deputy CEO

A briefing paper covering our current advice on preparing for the new reformed A levels and setting targets under the new curriculum. Read more

KS5 > New Quality Indicator 25th February 2016, Alps Education Team

An overview of the new Quality Indicator, which replaces Quality & Breadth across all Alps reports from Summer 2016. Read more