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Governor Dashboard for Schools

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 
 
Governor Dashboard E-Learning modules are available to help you get the most out of your Governor Dashboard. Register here and learn how to interpret your data and support the raising of standards in your school.

A video explaining how the FFT Governor Dashboard can be used by governors to drive school improvement is available to view on the National Governors' Association website. Alternatively, it can be viewed on Youtube.

Useful links :
 National Governors' Association
 Wellcome Trust

Training Slides

The training slides and additional resources are in conjunction with the current FFT Governor Dashboard that is due to be enhanced in autumn 2014, updated versions will be uploaded soon.  

Governors can download the slides used in the FFT Governor Dashboard workshops.  We encourage trainers to use these slides when running FFT Governor Dashboard training sessions with governors.
Download the FFT Governor Dashboard training slides (5MB)

Governor Dashboard examples

You can see what the FFT Governor Dashboard looks like in the examples below. Governors will need to ask their school to download the dashboard with their school’s data from FFTLive.

Additional Resources – Primary Schools

Primary School Governor Dashboard (897k PDF) A primary school example
Primary Quick Start Guide (830k PDF) An annotated guide
Knowing your School - Primary (379k PDF) A brief training guide produced with the National Governors’ Association

 

Additional Resources – Secondary Schools

Secondary School FFT Governor Dashboard (862k PDF) A secondary school example
Secondary Quick Start Guide (913k PDF) An annotated guide
Knowing your School - Secondary (360k PDF) A brief training guide produced with the National Governors’ Association.