Targets

… or “Quicky reams of pithier FFT data”
(Quinquireme of Nineveh from distant Ophir)

FFT and RAISE via online dashboards*
Showing all the data in a simplified form
With a cargo of numbers
And charts and graphs and quintiles
Attendance, attainment and progress over time.

State-defined targets and national ARE’s
Guide the governing body to assess their school,
With help from the SLT
And school data manager,
Looking for evidence of how pupils do.

Governance means monitoring, and knowing school data –
Crunching all the figures to make them stack up
With a focus on outcomes,
Valued-added progress,
Attainment, attendance and use of funds.

(*The Fischer Family Trust (FFT) publish the FFT Governor Dashboard.)
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Based on Cargoes by John Masefield

Quinquireme of Nineveh from distant Ophir,
Rowing home to haven in sunny Palestine,
With a cargo of ivory,
And apes and peacocks,
Sandalwood, cedarwood, and sweet white wine.

Stately Spanish galleon coming from the Isthmus,
Dipping through the Tropics by the palm-green shores,
With a cargo of diamonds,
Emeralds, amythysts,
Topazes, and cinnamon, and gold moidores.

Dirty British coaster with a salt-caked smoke stack,
Butting through the Channel in the mad March days,
With a cargo of Tyne coal,
Road-rails, pig-lead,
Firewood, iron-ware, and cheap tin trays.

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