FFT Aspire provides secondary schools with an easy to use set of visual dashboards to analyse performance at both KS4 and KS5*. The dashboards are split into 2 key areas:
The starting point for effective pupil and school improvement is understanding your school – identify key strengths and weaknesses, analyse subject and pupil group variation. Differentiate between first and best entry performance as well as well as Wolf/non-Wolf comparisons. Use the interactive self evaluation dashboards to analyse Attainment 8 peformance in your school
By comparing attainment and progress in your school to the attainment and progress of pupils nationally, FFT Aspire provides high quality self evaluation reports
early in the autumn term when it’s most likely to have the greatest impact. Find out more here.
New ‘9-1’ Target Setting (KS4)
Aspire provides a personalised approach to pupil target setting
, underpinned by national progress data. Use FFT’s range of benchmarks – average, high or very high progress – to set the right level of challenge for your pupils.
From this September traditional A*-G GCSEs have moved to use the new 9-1 scale (English and Maths are first in the queue). Aspire Target Setting reports now includes both options, A*-G and 9-1, and schools can now decide which option they use to set targets for pupils. This will be subject and Year group specific and can be amended by Aspire administrators using the Aspire Administration site.
New features include:
·The ability to set pupil targets within FFT Aspire and view the likelihood of achieving those targets
·The ability to import new pupils into FFT Aspire and view benchmarks and prior performance for those pupils
·The ability to export pupil benchmarks, targets and pupil information to your school MIS or similar
·New ‘challenge slider’ allows schools to set more realistic but ambitious targets
·Analyse first/best and Wolf/non Wolf performance
·Includes new Attainment 8 performance measures
· A comprehensive suite of subject dashboards are available for subject leaders to assist with the self-evaluation of their department.
Latest features and data updates for secondary schools
·Aspire now includes pupils from the 2014 DfE Autumn Census
·Updated KS4 benchmark estimates for all Y7-Y11 pupils (KS5 available in FFT Aspire later in 2015. Currently available in FFTLive)
·A new Aspire pupil import tool – schools can import new pupils for target setting (i.e. those pupils that have started at a school since the Autumn Census in October 2014);
·A new Aspire export tool - schools can export benchmark estimates, targets and pupil information for Y7 to Y11 pupils (FFTLive can be used to export estimates for KS5).
·New Collaborate module - subject leaders can securely share school level performance data to support collaboration, networking and sharing of best practice, with the option to share dashboards with other schools.
KS1 and KS2 - provides schools with a full term by term history for each pupil including prior attainment & achievement, pupil context (FSM, SEN, first language, ethnicity) and turbulence data (attendance, school moves, time at school). Student Explorer also includes FFT’s Opportunities and Alerts
flags to indicate where pupils may require further intervention or may be able to make more progress than prior attainment suggests.
For more details about current and future releases, download the Aspire Release Schedule for Secondary Schools here.