Data The organisation must have access to objective, high quality and timely data if it is to create accountability and know the questions that need to be asked of executive leaders and staff. It is essential that every board has at least one person with the skills to understand and interpret the full detail of the educational performance and the financial data available. Data should allow for the identification of any issues that need to be discussed and addressed as a priority. Data needs to cover all year groups, groups of learners and all subjects and understood by organisation leaders and staff as well as by pupils (if appropriate) and parents. This might include data on: Pupil learning and progress; Pupil applications, admissions, attendance and exclusions; Staff deployment, absence, recruitment, retention, morale and performance The quality of teaching.