Making the most of ASP, the IDSR and FFT Aspire

ASP (Analyse School Performance) replaced RAISEonline in 2017

  • What does it tell you about performance in your school?
  • How can you use this information in your school to improve performance?

All school leaders will want to make sure that they can answer the above questions confidently. This one-day event will give school leaders and data managers the opportunity to explore how to access the information ASP provides and interpret it accurately. You’ll find out about the best charts and tables to use for a particular purpose and what the data doesn’t say so that it isn’t used inappropriately.

By the end of the day you will gain a clear understanding of the overall structure of ASP so that you can readily find and share the information you need.
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How will inspectors be using data to identify possible lines of enquiry in an inspection?

Ofsted’s Inspection Dashboard Summary Report (IDSR) is the only source of data on a school that inspectors have ahead of an inspection. It underwent a substantial review for 2019 to reflect the way that inspectors now look at data. A key area of focus of the day will be on how it and ASP complement each other and give you the information you need to know about performance in your school.

Neither ASP nor the IDSR gives a complete view on progress at subject-level in schools. FFT Aspire does however and is an invaluable aid to setting targets. This event will demonstrate how FFT Aspire can be used both to review progress and to set challenging targets at school, group, subject and teacher-level.
Participants are encouraged to bring along laptops so that they can access their own ASP, IDSR and FFT Aspire reports during the day. Numbers attending will be limited to give everyone the chance to be supported when analysing their own data.

This event will be suitable for heads, deputy heads, assistant heads, middle leaders, aspiring heads, data managers and governors who want to learn more.

Key Speaker

Colin Logan

Colin has worked at five large comprehensive schools as a languages teacher, head of department and faculty, deputy head and finally headteacher. He was also a senior adviser in the National Strategies in the data and evaluation team. He joined SSAT in 2011 and is currently a senior education lead with responsibility for data, accountability and inspection.


£285 + VAT (members)
£325 + VAT (non-members)


SSAT London Office
5th Floor
Central House
Central Street
United Kingdom



11 March 2020


9.30am – 3.30pm