FFT is a non-profit company established in 2001 with links to the Fischer Family Trust. They state that they are solely focussed on providing accurate and insightful information to schools which enables pupils achieve their full potential and schools to improve and that they have been processing the National Pupil Database for the DFE since 2004 and providing analyses to all schools and LAs in England and Wales for over for 10 years. You can find more information about what FFT do on their website.
The FFT Governor Dashboard, developed in partnership with the National Governors' Association and the Wellcome Trust in 2013, provides a range of information to help governors support and challenge the school leadership team.
The Governor Dashboard clearly displays information about results and pupil progress, subject performance, progress of pupil groups, school context, attendance and highlights some of the strengths and weaknesses of the school, making it the ideal overview for planning towards inspections too.
All subscribing schools can download the Governor Dashboard from FFT Aspire and share it easily with governors. Alternatively, governors can be provided with their own account, giving access to not only the Governor Dashboard but also a range of other information to aid their 'support and challenge' role. The new Aspire has been enhanced to also include overviews of all key stages, providing a wealth of information in an accessible format.
Free Governor Dashboard E-Learning modules and training slides are also available. You can sign up for the FFT free monthly governor e-bulletin at firstname.lastname@example.org and follow them on Twitter @FFTedu.