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Pupil Progress Grids

Allowing teachers to get a clear picture on specific pupils’ journeys through primary school, to offer relevant support in helping children reach the expected level by age 11.

This project is supporting Mime in the delivery of one of their education analytics products - the Pupil Progress Grids. Tom was an employee of Mime for five years in his early career, during which time he helped develop the data model and front end of the product. He continues to support the annual delivery of the reports, as well as others in the Mime portfolio, to help Mime deliver analysis to their rigorous standards at busy times in the calendar.


The grids offer a view not often used in schools which joins up all statutory assessments, along with optional tests, across the core curriculum areas of reading, writing and maths. Teachers can then view progress against age related expectations, regardless of whether the assessments were taken at their current school. An indication of when a pupil joined the school is given as well as whether the pupil is ‘disadvantaged’ for additional context.


These grids are a formative tool to help teachers get to know the academic background of their new class in order to assess where specific support may be needed. Mime also offer question level analysis of the tests that form the basis of grids for teachers to get in to granular detail on areas of the curriculum.


Tom hopes to continue working with the team at Mime where he can use his expertise in education data to support them in their mission to “use data to improve the life chances of young people”.

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