The FFT Governor Dashboard, developed in partnership with the National Governors’ Association and the Wellcome Trust in 2013, provides a range of information to help governors support and challenge the school leadership team.
The Governor Dashboard clearly displays information about results and pupil progress, subject performance, progress of pupil groups, school context, attendance and highlights some of the strengths and weaknesses of the school, making it the ideal overview for planning towards inspections too.
‘Inspectors will expect governors to know about the strengths and weaknesses of the school. Inspectors will expect school governors to be familiar with, and understand, performance data.’ Ofsted Inspection Handbook, January 2014.
All subscribing schools can download the Governor Dashboard from FFT Aspire and share it easily with governors. Alternatively, governors can be provided with their own account, giving access to not only the Governor Dashboard but also a range of other information to aid their 'support and challenge' role. The new Aspire has been enhanced to also include overviews of all key stages, providing a wealth of information in an accessible format.
‘The dashboard has been effective in simplifying the nightmarishly complicated data we used to rely upon from other sources. It is a ready resource for all Governors to monitor the performance of the school in a structured and productive way. Hopefully this will result in improved performance across the school in years to come. I would definitely recommend the Governor Dashboard to other schools.’ Matthew Lord, Chair of Governors, Comberbach Primary School, Cheshire