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About FFT Aspire

Start with intelligent benchmarking, end with intelligent targets.

FFT Aspire is our new reporting and data tool for schools, LAs and Academy Trusts. Launching in Autumn 2014, FFT Aspire will provide key target setting and self-evaluation information using the latest curriculum and accountability measures – ideal for in-depth planning, analysis and preparation for Ofsted and Estyn inspections. 

FFT Aspire is more visual and user friendly, presenting complex data in a way that can be easily understood and interpreted – from teachers and assessment co-ordinators to data managers and senior leaders, FFT Aspire helps and enhances the roles of key staff. 
 
Right from the start, FFT Aspire provides you with up to date information through an interactive carousel.  Located on the Aspire home page, the carousel provides real time analytics and news for your school with intelligent data delivery based on your role or subject designation.
 
A favourite report option provides faster access to your data, and a new intelligent search function allows you to find individual students quickly and easily.
 
Based on FFT’s 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 have the latest information whenever and wherever you need it.
 
Reports are available at all Key Stages (from Key Stage 1* right through to Key Stage 5) and are designed for a wide range of users including teachers, subject leaders, department heads, senior school leaders, advisers, LAs and Academy sponsors/chains.
 
* Foundation Phase – KS5 in Wales

 


















Using FFT data to support school improvement:

FFT will help school leaders with rigorous self evaluation of school performance, preparation for Ofsted and Estyn inspections, and provide aspirational benchmarks for future performance.
 
FFT provides you with access to three high-quality self evaluation reports – our School/SLT Dashboard, Subject Dashboard, and the Governor Dashboard – early in the autumn term, when it’s impact is greatest.

We always use the latest datasets available from the DfE and Welsh Government.

If you are short of time you can simply print off the dashboards. You can interact with your dashboards online and create your own versions. If you want to investigate further you can dive into the Student Explorer and Collaborate tools.




Reports available at all Key Stages, designed for a wide range of users. Import new students, subjects and teaching group information from your MIS and get immediate access to targets for all your pupils.
 
Export FFT benchmark estimates and pupil targets from FFT for in-year pupil tracking. Our new data integration function enables you to allow pre-population of target data and choose whether users can amend targets. You can also control the level of challenge by selecting default benchmark settings.
 
Comparison of pupil progress with national average (value added) and with similar schools (contextual value added).
 
 

Training

FFT runs regular training and events, designed to help you get the most out of our reporting systems. Choose from a variety of hands-on courses that improve your knowledge and give you the tools you need to use FFT Aspire more effectively in supporting target-setting and self-evaluation.
 
For further details on courses, please view our Training page.

Getting help

FFT Aspire offers a full range of online help and support features. From FAQs and support materials to full training programmes, our fully-integrated online support package enables schools to get up and running immediately. Simply login to FFT Aspire and click on ‘Help’ to find what you need!  And if you’re purchasing FFT Aspire direct from FFT, you’ll also have the reassurance of our full email support. 

Subscriptions

To subscribe to FFT Aspire

or to find out more about the services we offer, please see our Subscriptions page. Alternatively, you can contact us at