Setting targets, measuring progress

How does the future look? Aspire includes a set of personalised target setting dashboards with varying levels of challenge to suit your pupils and your school. They are all based on the latest EYFS and KS1 frameworks and use new national standards.They are all based on the latest KS1 and KS2 frameworks and use new national standards.They are all based on the latest KS2 and KS4 frameworks and include both A*-G and 9-1 estimates. So don’t just predict the future, change it.

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Overview

A subject-by-subject look at your future KS1 performance up to two years ahead. Compare Aspire’s estimates for your school to our three benchmarks based on ‘average’, ‘high’ and ‘very high’ rates of progress. Set challenging and realistic school targets ‘out of the box’ without the need to import data!

A subject-by-subject look at your future KS1 and KS2 performance up to four years ahead. Compare Aspire’s estimates for your school to our three benchmarks based on ‘average’, ‘high’ and ‘very high’ rates of progress. Set challenging and realistic school targets ‘out of the box’ without the need to import data!

A subject-by-subject look at your future KS4 and KS5 performance up to five years ahead. Compare Aspire’s estimates for your school to our three benchmarks based on ‘average’, ‘high’ and ‘very high’ rates of progress. Set challenging and realistic school targets ‘out of the box’ without the need to import data!

Pupil groups

Compare estimates of future performance across all of your key pupil groups, side by side – gender, prior attainment, disadvantage, SEND, ethnicity, EAL. Identify where further intervention and support may be required to improve progress and close gaps.

Pupils

‘Out of the box’, Aspire includes a range of KS1KS1 and KS2KS4 and KS5 benchmark estimates for all of your pupils. Simply decide on the appropriate level of challenge for each pupil and then set a target. It’s that simple. We’ll also tell you how likely a pupil is to reach that target to ensure that you get the right balance between ‘realistic’ and ‘challenging’.

Want to set targets for new pupils arriving at your school? Simply input their basic details and Aspire will do the rest by automatically matching them to the DfE national pupil database.

Coming this autumn — pupil tracking

From this autumn we’ll be piloting a pupil tracking feature in Aspire allowing you to input interim pupil assessments and monitor progress.

Estimate > benchmark > target set > track progress. All in a single system!

“The whole school has embraced the rationale of target setting.

The ability to set targets and estimates is an extremely useful tool, along with the use of the alerts which gives us more information on individual students.”

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Key features

Works ‘out of the box’

The moment you subscribe to FFT Aspire you’ll have access to your target setting dashboards. That’s because FFT use pupil data from the termly national schools’ census and match it to national tests, teacher assessments and exam results.

New pupils, no problem

Aspire gives you instant access to data the day a new pupil arrives at your school. Simply import your new pupils and let Aspire do the rest. Review historical data, access future estimates, identify support needs and set targets from day one.

Fully interactive

The power of Aspire is in its interactivity. Select the year group, benchmark, indicator, subject or pupil group to fit your needs or let FFT make the selections for you — the choice is yours.

Take your estimates with you


The fastest way to set challenging and realistic targets.
Download an example KS1 target setting dashboard now.

The fastest way to set challenging and realistic targets.
Download an example KS2 target setting dashboard now.

The fastest way to set challenging and realistic targets.
Download an example KS4 target setting dashboard now.

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