Reporting and Assessment
FFT Target Setting
The Fischer Family Trust (FFT) processes the National Pupil Database for the Department of Education and provides data and analyses to all schools in England and Wales. They provide grade predictors for student attainment at the the end of KS4 and we use these to inform the setting of ambitious and aspirational targets for students.
FFT is based on KS2 scores - the non-for-profit organisation look at the GCSE scores of all the students who got the same scores as your child when they were in Year 6 and then use that to work out the probability of your child getting particular grades at GCSE. These datasets are updated each year.
*For our September 2020 and 2021 cohorts who have not completed SATs, we have conducted CATs and base their FFT targets on these.
FFT benchmarks are based on how similar students nationally performed in the subject last year (similar students are defined as similar prior attainment, gender and month of birth). SFG uses the aspirational FFT-5 benchmark to set targets.
This policy outlines criteria subjects use as guidance for creating a ‘fit for purpose’ assessment structure alongside their curriculum.