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Introducing FFT

FFT is a non-profit company established in 2001, focussing solely on providing accurate and insightful information which enables pupils to achieve their full potential and schools to improve.

Nearly all secondary schools and over three quarters of primary schools use FFT to analyse school performance and set targets.  FFT provides dashboards and reports which analyse pupil results and pupil progress allowing school leaders and governors to evaluate past performance quickly and easily.  

Our estimates of future pupil performance are used by schools to set challenging targets for all pupils across all key subjects.   We provide data and analyses for primary schools (KS1 and KS2) and secondary schools (KS3, KS4 and KS5), and you can also download pupil and school data, including FFT estimates, to your MIS and pupil tracking systems. 

Support and training provided jointly by FFT and your Local Authority include free online training materials, training courses and local workshops and training events.

Introducing FFT Aspire

FFT Aspire is our new data tool for schools and LAs which will replace FFT Live fully in autumn 2014, though some modules of FFT Aspire are available now.  FFT Aspire will provide schools with a broader and richer set of data using the latest curriculum and accountability measures. 

At the same time, Aspire will be easier to use, presenting complex school performance data, target setting and bench marking information in a visual way which can be easily understood and interpreted by all teachers, governors and school leaders, allowing insightful self-evaluation, and in-depth preparation for Ofsted inspections. Based on FFTs informed and independent national research, FFT Aspire has flexible modules and a variety of reporting options to choose from so you can tailor our data to suit your needs.  And as we always use the latest data available, you’ll always know that you’ve got access to the latest information, whenever you need it.

Reports are available at all Key Stages (KS1 to KS5) and are designed for a wide range of users – including teachers, subject leaders, department heads, senior school leaders, advisers, LAs and Academy sponsors/chains.

Keep informed

We pride ourselves on our commitment to keep you up to date:

Monthly e-bulletins: FFT has a monthly e-bulletin that will keep you informed of our events, training, briefing sessions, news, data releases and new research. Contact hello@fft.org.uk to be added onto the distribution list.
 
Social Media: FFT has active Twitter and Linked In sites that will keep you up to date with education news, data releases, updates and FFT research.
 
Blogs: Visit our blog section to keep ahead of trends, data, developments and changes. 
 
FFT Research: Our leading research team regularly add research papers and reports to our website to keep you informed of new developments and findings.

Weekly News Round Up: Each week we collate the weeks key education news and upload in one document.

 

Headteachers

FFT data helps Headteachers and senior leaders to evaluate past performance, estimate future performance and set challenging yet realistic targets.

Target Setting

FFTLive includes a comprehensive range of estimates supporting target setting at all levels – from pupil level target setting in the classroom to subject and department level target setting right through to estimates of whole school performance up to 5 years ahead.

School self evaluation

FFTLive provides a comprehensive overview of performance in your school. Identify strengths and weaknesses quickly and easily using our new self evaluation booklet or through our range of interactive reports.

Governor Dashboard

FFT’s new Governor Dashboard for Schools has been designed to help school governors work more productively with their senior leadership team to set realistic targets, provide support and challenge, and nurture more informed strategic decisions.

Subscriptions

You can gain online access to FFT data for your school through your Local Authority or direct from FFT.

Pupils & Parents

An FFT estimate is simply a starting point for estimating what level or grade a pupil might attain in the future. Every pupil is unique and individual targets are based on a whole range of information including personal circumstances, past performance and future aspirations.

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Pupil Estimates

FFT pupil estimates are designed to support schools when setting targets for children and young people. When used effectively, they have the potential to empower, inspire and challenge pupils to aim higher and achieve more.

FAQs

See our FAQs section to learn more about the use of FFT data in schools


Data Managers

Analyse performance, set challenging targets and export data to your school MIS. Let FFT help you to help school leaders and teachers.

Pupil target setting

FFTLive pupil estimates are designed to support target setting in the classroom from KS1 right through to KS5. And with FFT’s unique approach to estimates and target setting, you get to select the most appropriate type of estimate and level of challenge for your pupils.

Measuring pupil performance

FFT data allows you to monitor the progress and attainment of pupils and subjects from one key stage to the next. Assess strengths and weaknesses and use past data to inform future practice.

Export to your MIS

Export pupil estimates, past performance and background data to your school MIS using FFTLive’s export module.

FAQs

Answers to frequently asked questions, including "What's an fft estimate?" and "Are fft estimates the same as targets?".

Local Authorities

Whether providing data direct to schools, analysing the performance of key groups of pupils or identifying schools for support, FFT provides a comprehensive suite of reports to support pupil, school and LA improvement

Target Setting

FFTLive includes a comprehensive range of estimates supporting target setting at all levels – from pupil level target setting in the classroom to subject and department level target setting right through to estimates of whole school performance up to 5 years ahead.

School self evaluation

FFTLive provides a comprehensive overview of performance for every school. Identify strengths and weaknesses quickly and easily using our new self-evaluation booklet, governor dashboard or through our range of interactive reports.

School Groups

Setup and analyse data for groups of schools. Improve commissioning, intervention, support and monitoring.

Subscriptions

Purchase FFTLive at a discounted rate on behalf of your schools.

Teachers

Teachers, Department Heads, Assessment Coordinators and Heads of Year use our pupil/subject estimates and value-added information to support them in reviewing progress and setting challenging targets.

Pupil target setting

FFTLive pupil estimates are designed to support target setting in the classroom from KS1 right through to KS5. And with FFT’s unique approach to estimates and target setting, you get to select the most appropriate type of estimate and level of challenge for your pupils.

Measuring pupil performance

FFT data allows you to monitor the progress and attainment of pupils and subjects from one key stage to the next. Assess strengths and weaknesses and use past data to inform future practice.

Student Explorer

A full term by term school history for every pupil, FFT’s student explorer module intelligently combines a wide range of test data and contextual information to highlight potential opportunities and risks. Personalise learning for all your pupils.

FAQs

Answers to frequently asked questions, including "What's an fft estimate?" and "Are fft estimates the same as targets?".

Academy Sponsors

Since 2009, FFT has provided data, training and support to some of the UK’s leading Academy sponsors and chains, for use in evaluating performance and supporting improvement across all their schools.

School self evaluation

FFTLive provides a comprehensive overview of performance for every school. Identify strengths and weaknesses quickly and easily using our new self-evaluation booklet, governor dashboard or through our range of interactive reports.

Target setting

FFTLive includes a comprehensive range of estimates supporting target setting at all levels – from individual pupils in the classroom right through to school & sponsor performance up to 5 years ahead.

School Groups

Setup and analyse data for groups of schools. Improve commissioning, intervention, support and monitoring.

Subscriptions

Groups of 10 or more schools can purchase FFTLive at a discounted rate.

Governors

FFTLive includes a simple easy to use tool for governors providing an overview of school performance in just 4 pages.

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FFT Governor Dashboard

The new FFT Governor Dashboard is a great ‘support and challenge’ tool for Governors, allowing schools to quickly understand key strengths and weaknesses and make more informed decisions. The dashboard has been produced in partnership with the Wellcome Trust and the National Governors’ Association.