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What we do

We transform all your pupil data into useful information so you can set targets, monitor achievement, identify underperformance and self-evaluate intelligently.

We help you work at all levels: pupil, teaching group, subject and whole-school.

Designed by teachers for: pupils, parents, teachers, senior leaders and governors.

Overview

Target-setting

We help you set intelligent KS4 targets with pupils, teachers, Heads of Subject and at whole school level

Achievement Analysis

At KS4, we take your pupil background data, your pupil results (or predictions) and estimates from your FFT website and mash them all up to produce documents and an interactive website for you.

Our monitoring document looks at all vulnerable groups and for key indicators, and separately monitors whole school and subject levels. The document is great for line management meetings as well as for use with governors.

Your data is easily accessible using secure web technology and available in interactive graphical form for discussion with pupils, teachers or governors.

We also provide an interactive data visualisation of progress within KS3 and KS4 using race diagrams and flight paths.

Data exchange is straightforward and processing takes just a few days, so is timely for you and your staff. Results analysis guaranteed before the September term starts.

Flight paths

For all year groups from Year 7 to Year 11, our flightpaths show where any student is failing to make good progress.

Teachers, students and parents can understand whether progress is being made using these visual flight paths which are updated with every round of tracking.

Flight paths are produced with all a student's subjects on one sheet for both KS3 and KS4 students, and in teaching groups with separate files for your SEN and pupil premium co-ordinator.

The Swarm

Explore your school's place in the national Swarm using our free graphical explorer of DfE and Ofsted data for 2015.

Setting targets

Use our Target Setting service to help you set intelligent and ambitious targets.

Good practice in target-setting works at several levels: student, teacher, middle leader and SLT & governors.

Students need to be involved in their targets and need sensible encouragement to aim high. We help with student aspiration charts. Of course their teachers use these too, but they need one for each teaching group. We convert your knowledge of teaching group membership and the FFT estimates for each grade to provide these in a graphical format that everyone can understand, along with a simple guide to best practice.

This turns your target-setting discussions into aspiration raising conversations and provides your students and parents with as much information as your teachers.

Avoid the pitfall of aggregating up those most likely grades to get inaccurate and unrealistic subject estimates.

For target-setting with teachers and subject leaders, in a further simple report, you have FFT-A, FFT-B and FFT-D estimates for all key indicators for GCSE subjects and teaching groups within subjects ...

  • % of students gaining A*-A
  • % of students gaining A*-C
  • average point score
  • ... and for English & Maths, % of students likely to make 3+ & 4+ levels progress
  • all of these are broken down by vulnerable groups too to give a complete background to set intelligent targets.

Use in performance management and internal target-setting for subjects.

Traditionally the FFT-D estimates (top 25% of similar schools) are used, but you can choose the top 15%, the top 10% or the top 5% for subject estimates.

Finally, the same summary document contains FFT-A, -B and -D estimates for several whole-school indicators to guide senior leaders and governors in whole-school target-setting.

Achievement Analysis - whole school KS4

Use our Achievement Analysis service to quickly diagnose strengths and areas for improvement, both for in-year tracking predictions and end of Key Stage 4 results.

In one simple report, you have FFT-A, FFT-B and FFT-D estimates compared with results or predictions for all key whole-school indicators ...

  • % of students gaining at least 5 A*-C including English & Maths
  • % of students gaining at least 5 A*-C
  • Average point score capped at best 8 GCSEs
  • % of students (from each KS2 level) making expected and better than expected levels of progress in English & Maths in both tabular and transition table formats
  • % of students gaining the English Baccalaureate

All of these are broken down by vulnerable groups and show how many more pupils in each group must gain the indicator to hit the FFT-D estimate.

There are also interactive graphics to explore the % gaining 5A*-C including English & Maths, the capped points score and the achievement of the English Bacc.

Achievement Analysis - at subject level in KS4

An integral part of the Achievement Analysis is the report on every GCSE subject. In a simple report, you have FFT-A, FFT-B and FFT-D estimates for all key subject indicators ...

  • % of students gaining A*-C, broken down by vulnerable groups.
  • % of students gaining A*-A, broken down by vulnerable groups.
  • Average point score, broken down by vulnerable groups.
  • Performance of each teaching group on the above indicators.
  • For English & Maths, RaiseOnline transition table showing 3+ and 4+ levels of progress for KS2 levels & KS2 sublevels in English & Maths as well as a summary in tabular format broken down by vulnerable groups.

Each indicator has its own page and for each vulnerable group shows how many more pupils would have to have gained the indicator to hit the FFT-D estimate.

There are also interactive graphics to explore the % gaining each grade, the progress of vulnerable groups and (for English & Maths) the achievement of 3+ or 4+ levels of progress. Just choose a subject from the second drop-down box at the top left.

Interact with your school data

Included in the Achievement Analysis are three interactive whole school charts.

They allow you to quickly ...

  • assess which individual students are underperforming and which deserve particular praise
  • see who is achieving 5 A*-C including E&M and whether students not doing so are missing English or Maths or both.
  • highlight students belonging to a particular vulnerable group with one click
  • find an individual student quickly and see a selection of data on them
  • download the underlying spreadsheet data, and the pdf Achievement Analysis file

Together with your pdf analysis documents, they provide a powerful means of targeting your intervention very precisely for maximum impact.

Make sure your progress for all vulnerable groups is as good as your overall progress.

Interact with your subject data

Included in the Achievement Analysis is an interactive chart for each GCSE subject.

They allow you to quickly ...

  • assess which individual students are underperforming and which deserve particular praise
  • colour students according to levels of progress from KS2 (in English and Maths)
  • highlight students belonging to a particular vulnerable group with one click
  • find an individual student quickly and see a selection of data on them
  • highlight each teaching group
  • download the underlying spreadsheet data, and the pdf Achievement Analysis file

Together with your pdf analysis documents, they provide a powerful means of targeting your intervention very precisely for maximum impact.

Make sure your progress for all vulnerable groups is as good as your overall progress.

Flight paths - monitoring progress

Use our Flightpaths package to turn your tracking data into a useful visual tool for students, teachers and parents.

Flightpaths show the history of a student's grades in each subject and whether they are maintaining good progress from Year 7 through to Year 11.

They allow you to quickly assess which individual students are making excellent progress or poor progress compared to your baseline measure.

Teacher flight paths also show in colour-coded format the membership of vulnerable groups.

Excellent resources for learning conversations between students and teachers or for reviewing progress between middle leaders and teaching staff.

Can also be given to parents as part of an annual report and there are guides for parents (KS3, KS4) and teachers (KS3, KS4).

You define the baseline level: in English and Maths it is typically the KS2 test sublevel (e.g. 4b, 4a, 5c) while for other subjects you may choose your own from the KS3 sublevel scale.

With the Flightpaths package come interactive race diagram charts for each subject in each year group.

Race diagrams show students coloured by levels of progress, but you can also highlight any vulnerable groups and teaching groups.

Hovering on an individual shows key items of data about them while clicking brings up their flightpath.

Data exchange & protection

Just export data from your MIS and add the required column headings.

Data exchange is via this website and secured with 128-bit encryption technology.

For Achievement Analysis, there are standard reports for SIMS & Facility to help you extract the pupil group membership data from your MIS.

For Achievement Analysis and the Target Setting Package, we extract all the data you need from FFT - it is easy for you.

For race diagrams and flight paths, you export a spreadsheet from your MIS and upload it.

Leave it to us and your Data Manager.