Benchmarking & Analytics Platform

PeopleBench enables you to examine how you’re going, understanding it in
context of others, and plan your course of action to lift performance.

Today, like other sectors, schools are starting to mine the richer data sets available to them to ask more substantial questions like, what does teacher absenteeism mean for student attainment? What contribution does teacher diversity make to student progression? and how much turnover is good turnover if we want our school to be the best it can be for the students who attend each day?

School Boards and Systems have legal requirements to provide assurance, manage risk and ensure the overall return of value to their stakeholders. Reports that support these endeavours, by definition, need to offer significantly more than most payroll reports can provide. PeopleBench has worked with Educators from across a range of sectors to develop a suite of reports that meet the needs of these groups.

A platform to launch from.

The PeopleBench platform allows you to explore how your school’s workforce compares to relevant peer schools (e.g. schools with similar geography, ICSEA scores and student population), and how it stacks against the schools which are achieving the best outcomes for students (e.g. schools with the greatest average NAPLAN gains). By examining your workforce data in this context, you can better understand which metrics you should focus on, and where to target your efforts to lift performance.

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How it works


Subscribe to PeopleBench.

Subscription is easy to complete online and costs a small annual fee.


Submit your data.

We will work with you to complete our data collection kit using data from your school’s HR or Business Information System.

We collect data on a range of HR and school performance metrics common to schools across government, systemic and independent contexts.


Access your
dashboard and reports.

Once your data has been added to our database, you’ll receive notification that it’s time to log in and start benchmarking.

From here you’ll be able to compare data to your choice of peer group as well as high performing schools.

PeopleBench enables you to compare your school’s data to your peers in two ways.

Annual executive report and dashboard.

Get an executive snapshot of where your school sits against the whole PeopleBench population on a range of workforce and school performance metrics.

Customised benchmarking report and dashboard.

Drill down to compare your school to your peers by state, school type, religious affiliation, pedagogical approach and more.

Professional Development Days

A full day workshop for Community of Practice members to learn about workforce analytics theory and practice and how to interpret and apply the insights you access from the PeopleBench platform and out research findings when making decisions about your own school workforce.

The sessions will involve a combination of information sharing, reflective practice and action planning.