NEW In-School Training Options

Have you considered running a national course from FFT in your school during your next inset or training day? 
 
We are delighted to announce the option of focused training courses within your school or a local cluster where one of our FFT experts can facilitate practical and in-depth modules focused on any Key Stage(s) performance data (KS1, KS2, KS4, KS5). 
 
We have designed this series of training sessions to help schools understand how FFT Aspire can help you to raise pupils’ achievement.   The sessions support schools’ self-evaluation and target setting.  They can help senior and middle leaders, teachers and governors.  In addition to exploring FFT Aspire, these sessions will also focus on the importance of developing teachers’ data literacy throughout your school.

The duration of our training courses vary from part day, half day and full day. 

Training Rates

The rates can be seen below, and includes the training and materials.  

Part day rate Up to 2hrs

£670 plus vat

(For example, this would cost just £56 each

if 12 people are trained at the same time)

Half day rate 2hrs - 4hrs

£970 plus vat

(For example, this would cost just £81 each

if 12 people are trained at the same time)

Full day rate 4hrs plus

£1790 plus vat

(For example, this would cost just £149 each

if 12 people are trained at the same time)

 
Enhancing leadership with FFT Aspire
Available for KS1, KS2, KS4, KS5

Access, use and understand the key features of FFT Aspire (self-evaluation, target setting, and Student Explorer).
 
This is the perfect introduction to FFT Aspire for your senior management.
 
By the end of this session, participants will:
  • Be able to navigate their way around the full suite of FFT Aspire reports
  • Know key attainment and achievement measures
  • Interpret school, subject and pupil level data
  • Practice setting targets or expectations against a range of national benchmarks.
 
Session length:
Half a day – will provide an in-depth overview of FFT Aspire, allow time for discussion and look at the implications for your school. Participants are welcome to use laptops/tablets/computers if you wish the session to be hands on.
 

An introduction to FFT Aspire
Available for KS1, KS2, KS4 or KS5
 
Access, use and understand the key features of FFT Aspire (self-evaluation, target setting, and Student Explorer)
 
This is the perfect introduction to FFT Aspire for your teachers or leadership teams to start using FFT Aspire.
 
By the end of this session, participants will:
  • Be able to navigate their way around the full suite of FFT Aspire reports
  • Know key attainment and achievement measures
  • Interpret school, subject and pupil level data
  • Practice setting targets or expectations against a range of national benchmarks.
 
Session length
2 hours – will provide a quick overview of FFT Aspire.  Participants are welcome to use laptops/tablets/computers if you wish the session to be hands on.
 
Step-by-step Aspire dashboard analysis with an FFT expert
Available for KS1, KS2, KS4 or KS5
 
A practical computer based session led by your needs to help you interpret and evaluate your school’s data, identifying both strengths and areas for development.
 
The FFT facilitator will lead your team through a thorough explanation of your school dashboards, answering all your questions throughout the session, helping you focus on public accountability, self-evaluation and school improvement.
 
Our expert analysis and facilitated discussion of implications will also help you plan your next steps allowing you to develop specific areas, for example focusing on key pupil groups, closing gaps, implementing effective target setting and so on. 
 
By the end of the session, participants will:
  • Compare and evaluate the performance of their school at institution, subject and pupil-level against national averages for both attainment and achievement.
  • Identify gaps in performance by subject and pupil group
  • Set intelligent targets at school, subject and pupil level
  • Discover how Student Explorer can be used to inform appropriate pupil support strategies and interventions
  • Know how the performance across a group of schools can be evaluated and used to inform school improvement.
 
Session length:
One or two full days, depending on your needs – will cover full interpretation, allows time for in-depth implication discussions as required. 
 
Life beyond levels: Welcome to scaled scores (England only)
Available for KS2, this session can be delivered to a larger group
 
This session is designed to help you demystify your 2016 KS2 results and find out what’s behind the new DfE statistics.  It will explore the real meaning of the scaled scores for your school and the new-look accountability measures.   Find out if your school is making real improvement with FFT’s modelling of scaled score trends, discover how you improve performance in the scaled score world and get to grips with the new progress measures.
 
By the end of the session, participants will:
  • Evaluate your school’s performance in a scaled score world
  • Know the likely performance of your 2017, 2018 and 2019 pupils
  • Learn from the national picture with FFT research
  • Identify the impact of the new higher standards on Pupil Premium
  • Understand floor standards, coasting schools and Government accountability.
 
Session length:
Two hours – will consist of a trainer led overview of the above, with a small time for discussion 
 
Unpacking Progress 8: Getting to grips with your 2016 results (England only)
Available for KS4, this session can be delivered to a larger group
 
This session is designed to help you explore the latest national research and identify the implications for your school, plus discover if your school is really making improvement with FFT’s modelling of the new accountability trends.  The session will also help you get to grips with Progress 8 and the implications of EBacc entries upon the curriculum.
 
By the end of the session, participants will:
  • Evaluate your school’s performance in the new accountability framework
  • Know the likely performance of your 2017, 2018 and 2019 pupils
  • Learn from the national picture with FFT research
  • Identify the impact of the new higher standards on Pupil Premium
  • Understand floor standards, coasting schools and Government accountability. 
 
Session length:
Two hours – will consist of a trainer led overview of the above, with a small time for discussion
  
The Complete Guide to School Performance Data (England only)
(Including sources such as FFT Aspire, RAISEonline, Ofsted Inspection Dashboard and the DfE school performance tables)
Available for KS1, KS2, KS4 or KS5
 
This session is designed to help you understand and appropriately use key sources of school performance data, and to support you and your staff to become data literate leaders.   The session will help you meet inspection expectations and show you how to provide quality evidence to support your self-evaluation. 
 
Sources such as FFT Aspire, RAISEonline, Ofsted Inspection Dashboard and the DfE school performance tables will be explored to help you unravel your data to make the most effective judgements about your schools progress.
 
By the end of the session, participants will:
  • Be able to access and interpret the different sources of information
  • Understand how different data can together provide a more rounded profile of school performance
  • Accelerate your schools progress by making data led decisions.
 
Session length:
Half a day – will allow time for discussion.
 
 
Bespoke Training Options:

We also offer bespoke training so if your exact requirements are not shown please do not hesitate to get in touch and talk to us as we are happy to adapt or customise our training to your needs.

Contact us

To discuss your event requirements at your school please contact 01446 776262 (Ext 253), or email events@fft.org.uk.