FFT Aspire (LAEP Inventory)

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Rebecca Ferguson
11 February 2016


FFT, the Fischer Family Trust, is a UK non-profit organisation that provides services for UK-based education, such as the National Pupil Database for the Department for Education, and school analyses.


The software FFT Aspire is a data analysis and reporting tool for schools. It provides several dashboards showing facets of school performance, such as past attainment, progression, attendance and future performance estimates. It targets several users groups, such as teachers, subject leaders, department heads, senior school leaders, advisors, local authorities and governors.


The range of dashboards includes an overall school dashboard, a subject dashboard for department heads, subject leaders, and teachers, a governor dashboard (helping schools to share information with governors), a student explorer dashboard, a collaboration dashboard (to compare school performance with other schools), and a target-setting dashboard (school performance targets). Furthermore, the tool allows the creation of custom analyses and dashboards such as a three-year dashboard, a dashboard relating to children with special educational needs, a dashboard of high attainers, etc.


Inventory type:

design and planning tool

Role of analytics:


summarisation & description



Data sources:

uses data from statistical services, sources data from other system(s): management information systems


Data analysis, reporting, future planning

Tool in Context



Supply model:

shared service model


FFT + non-profit: TEL vendor, analytics vendor

Ethics and privacy:




Maturity and Evidence of Utility

FFT Education Ltd was established in 2001. FFT Aspire is the successor of FFT Live. Virtually all local authorities in England and Wales have a FFT Live subscription http://moderngov.halton.gov.uk/documents/g4030/Public reports pack 28th-Mar-2013 14.00 Executive Board.pdf?T=10 (p. 88; 3.3).). Similar coverage is assumed for FFT Aspire.

Further Information

Tool provider’s website: https://fftaspire.org/

Example(s) of use:

Case studies: https://fftaspire.org/help/casestudies

About FFT: http://www.fft.org.uk/about-us/Fischer-Family-Trust.aspx




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