Systems: advice, installation and support

We are independent. We don’t have any affiliation to a particular proprietary product meaning we can offer impartial advice to ensure you get the right tracking system for your school.

First, we’ll start with your current system and carry out a rigorous ‘fit for purpose’ process – a stress test for Ofsted.

Our philosophy is: if your system doesn’t answer the question in 5 minutes, then change it. If you are happy with your existing system then we’ll endeavour to help you get the most from it. Otherwise we’ll advise you on an appropriate system for your school, guide you through the installation and setup process and provide support once the system is up and running.

Sig+ have extensive practical experience of numerous tracking systems, so we'll be familiar with the way you track in your school.

Analysis: identifying strengths and weaknesses

There is so much performance data available for schools now, and we can help you make sense of it all. Pulling together information from a wide range of sources including RAISE, FFT and internal tracking systems, we will help identify key strengths and weaknesses and spot those easily missed issues that may be picked up on by inspectors.

We will then help you summarise your data for your Governors, school development plan and SEF; and ensure you are best prepared for Ofsted.

For federations and clusters of schools, we can help you collaborate better by measuring performance across sites; and for smaller schools we can produce 3 year aggregated data for more meaningful analysis.

At the end of the summer term we can help calculate attainment, progress and value added data several months in advance of RAISE.

Training: Raising awareness and improving skills

We offer a complete package of training that can be tailored to meet your needs. Whether it’s 1 to 1 with a head teacher, or aimed at groups of staff and governors, clusters of schools or even entire district partnerships, we can deliver the training you require.

Commonly, the focus will be on the interpretation of various school performance data, or getting the most from your tracking system. We are also well equipped to deliver more in depth sessions on the advanced functionality of RAISEonline and FFT.

If you are a candidate for a head teacher post, then we can help you prepare for that data exercise.

Support: anytime by phone, email and text

We will provide ongoing support for schools on all aspects of performance data and systems, either through face to face meetings or via phone and email.

Schools buying into our annual subscription-based service will also have access to out-of-hours support via phone, text, and email, as well as further visits at a reduced rate. These schools can send a query anytime and expect a rapid response.

During inspections schools can contact us for help and, as long as the school has an online system, we can log in remotely to help produce essential data for Ofsted, day or night. View us as your emergency data service.


Data Analyst and Advisor with 10 years experience in primary, secondary and post-16 sectors

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James Pembroke
Phone: 07977572413