Build your knowledge using FFT’s training & expertise

Join one of our regular national training sessions, roadshow events or briefings.
Alternatively why not let FFT come to you? We regularly run ’out of the box’ and bespoke sessions for schools, LAs, MATs and academy chains.

Are you a Primary school leader with responsibility for Literacy or Numeracy? We have the perfect course for you

Following recent government advice regarding social isolation we have taken the decision to suspend all FFT training courses and in-school sessions until further notice.

If you would like to book in a short session with our team please get in touch with our training team ( We can do 1-1 online sessions or online training with small groups using video and screenshare.


Introductory training

FFT Aspire training for all England schools


Intermediate training

Make ASP ASPire-ing! (KS2)

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School improvement: Building a rigorous evidence base (KS4)

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Advanced training

FFT Aspire advanced course in self evaluation and targeting pupil performance


Focused training for every level

FFT offers a range of introductory and advanced courses across England and Wales. We regularly use different regional venues so why not check if there’s an FFT training event near you.

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For new users of Aspire

Our hands-on introductory courses are perfect for new users or those requiring an Aspire refresher. Using your own data, you’ll discover how Aspire’s evaluation, target setting and Student Explorer dashboards can help your school to improve.

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Advancing to the next level

Our Advanced courses allow users to explore Aspire in greater depth, embed their existing knowledge and apply ‘best practice’ techniques in school. The advanced course also looks more widely at the impact of accountability and Ofsted changes as well as the latest FFT research.

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“Fantastic course. Very clear and well presented.”

Kerry Grimshaw, Data Manager, Broadoak Mathematics & Computing College, North Somerset

“The course was presented in a manner which was relaxed but informative, we got a lot done in the day.”

Alan Gregson, Data Manager, Dallam School, Cumbria

“Well worth travelling to, superb delivery and trainer knowledge.”

Valda McGee, Head Teacher, Beechwood Primary School, Cheshire East


FFT Conferences and Roadshows

FFT regularly holds conference and roadshow events for schools. These full and half day events are based around the practical use of education data with a particular focus on school improvement, accountability, inspection and research.

FFT bespoke training – let us come to you!

Have you considered running an FFT in-school course during your next inset or training day? We are delighted to announce the option of ‘out of the box’ or bespoke training courses run at your school by one of our FFT experts.

We regularly run bespoke training events for:

  • Individual schools
  • Groups of schools
  • LAs
  • MATs
  • Academy chains

For more information on the range of training services we can offer then please download our brochure.  You can also contact us at or call 01446 776262 – option 3, then choose training and events.

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Webinars & online training

Our programme of free 20-minute webinars helps everyone get going with FFT Aspire, and is supported by our Learn at Your Leisure eLearning modules.

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FFT Roadshows

“Clear explanation of the different reports which are most useful and how to use FFT Aspire effectively.”

Deb Birdsall, Deputy Headteacher, Upton Primary School, Wakefield

FFT free webinars

“A good, brief overview, really helped me see the scope and user-friendliness of the new system.”

Jane Wyatt, Data Manager, St Gregory the Great Catholic School, Oxfordshire

Meet our training experts

Stephen Turp: Principal Education Adviser

Stephen works closely with Local Authorities, sharing good practice and advising how FFT Aspire can support local authorities in their role as Champions for Children and Young People.

Heidi Leung: Senior Education Adviser

Heidi currently works supporting Local Authorities, academy chains and schools in the best use of estimate and assessment data. She has a wealth of educational data and management experience gained across a number of organisations.

Gareth Moore: Senior Education Adviser

Gareth has extensive experience of effectively using performance data with senior leaders to help drive school improvement. As Wales Programme Manager, he provides advice and guidance to users of FFT data across Wales.

Tina Daroch: Education Adviser

As a recent senior leader in charge of assessment and reporting, Tina has extensive practical experience of using FFT data to support teaching & learning with a focus on school improvement.

Gary Limb: Education Adviser

Gary provides training and support to schools, academy chains and LAs to enable them to use assessment data both strategically and in the classroom. He has a wide range of education experience as a teacher and from working in a Local Authority.

Sean Green: Education Adviser

Sean has considerable experience of using FFT products, and he has delivered training on a wide range of themes across the country. In his 20+ years in schools Sean has led on data and assessment across Key Stages 3, 4 and 5.