How It Works

Below you will find information and accompanying screenshots explaining the different options you will have in your account. Click the individual tabs to view more information.

Please note. Each tab contains images which can be clicked to see a larger version

Welcome Video

Here is a short video on everything you need to know about the Tracker.

School Dashboard

Here is what your school dashboard will look like after you have created your account with us. There are 8 different sub pages in your account. Click the different tabs to the left of your screen (above on mobile) to see how each section works.

1. Administrator Area

This area is for administrators. This may be the school IT manager, business manager, data manager, or office staff. Teachers experiencing technical issues should refer to these members of staff.

2. Input Data

Here you have 2 options for which data you would like to input.

Input data for the “Benchmarking” function (3 minute test).
and
Input data for “Track Individual Pupils” function (age-related tests).

2.1 Input Benchmarking Data

On this page, you simply fill in the fields available and press the submit button to enter data for your class. There are 4 fields available to input;

1. Pick your class year
2. Choose your class
3. Input scores for girls (separated by commas)
4. Input scores for boys (separated by commas)

After filling in the fields, click the submit button to enter your scores. You can now view this data and see how you compare against other schools across the country.

2.2 Input / Amend Data For Individual Pupils

On this page you will be able to choose by class list or search by individual pupil to input or amend scores.
Simply click on any of the scores or empty columns to input or amend a score.

3. Look At Data

Here you have 2 options for which data you’d like to view.
You can view data for the school (3 minute test) or you can view data for individual pupils (2, 4 and 6 minute tests).

3.1 View Benchmarking Data

On this page, you will see a table showing the average scores for your class and a comparison against other classes within your school and schools from around the country.

3.2 View Individual Pupils' Data

On this page you will be able to choose by class list or search by individual pupil to analyse pupils’ data. To view historical data of a pupil, click the green ‘View more data’ button next to a particular pupil.

3.2.1 View Individual Pupil Data

After clicking the green ‘View more data’ button next to a particular pupil, you will be taken to their page where you can see a history of all tests carried out by this pupil. The data is displayed in bar charts.

4. See Tests

See The Fitness Test

Here is a 5 minute video containing information about the test and footage of the test taking place.

Please scroll down to learn how to test Key Stage 1 pupils.

Testing KS1 Pupils

Here is a 2 minute video of footage from pupils completing the test with commentary over the video explaining what is happening.

5. Benchmark

This page gives you a short video and written instruictions on how to monitor fitness across your school. You then have 2 options; input data and analyse data.

How To Benchmark Groups

Here is a 2 minute video on how to benchmark classes and the school as a whole.

Input Data

Input Data

Analyse Data

Analyse Data

Written Instructions

Using the benchmark function provides you with all the baseline data you need to understand how fit your pupils are. Its the first thing you should do once you understand the fitnesstracker software. You might do this only once at the very beginning to inform you of your start position. Its probably better to do annually so you can monitor how you are progressing as a school. If doing annually stick to a particular time of year to make the results more reliable.

To accurately benchmark everyone must everyone must do exactly the same test.. The duration of this test is 3 minutes. This is not too difficult for the very youngest, but suitably challenging for the eldest. It is suitable for classes from Year 1 upwards if you so choose. You need to watch the videos showing you how to administer the test. Remember you might need older pupils to help you with your youngest classes.

Take in the scores then input them into the software. Then you can look at all the comparative data to see how well pupils in your school are performing:

  • Boys in relation to girls
  • One year group against another.
  • Parallel classes against one another.
  • How your school compares in each category in relation to the national picture.

Groups that are performing at or above national standards will be highlighted in green. Groups performing below national standards will be highltighted in red.

Please Note: For this test you do not need a class list or register – you simply need a piece of paper to write down all girls scores and all boys scores.

6. Track Pupils

This page gives you a short video and written instructions on how to monitor fitness across individual pupils at your school. You then have 2 options; input data and analyse data.

How To Track Individual Pupils

Here is a 1 minute video explaining how to track your pupils

Input Data

Input Data

Analyse Data

Analyse Data

Written Instructions

This function allows you to track the progress of individual pupils as they pass through your school. You might choose to do this only once per year, but it would be better to do it twice, or best of all three times per year (once per term). But this depends on your capacity to do this. As an absolute minimum once per year.

The “track individual pupils” function is different to the “monitor whole school” function in that there is a different challenge according to how old the pupils are. It is differentiated and progressive. The idea here being that as pupils mature physically and take part in more fitness activities we should progressively increase the level of expectation and challenge.

  • In Key Stage 1 pupils run for 2 minutes.
  • In Lower Key Stage 2 pupils run for 4 minutes.
  • In Upper Key Stage 2 pupils run for 6 minutes.

The challenges are all very realistic and appropriate to the chronological age of the pupils. You need to watch the videos showing you how to administer the standardised running test. Remember you might need older pupils to help you with your youngest classes. Take in the scores then input them into the software. The software will then do all the work for you in showing how well the pupils are progressing.

Please Note: For this test you need to take out a class list or register to record manually the scores of each individual child.

7. Watch Videos

This option takes you to our dedicated resources page full of helpful videos. Click here to visit the resources page.

8. Leave Feedback

Clicking the ‘Leave Feedback’ button will display a feedback form in a popup window for you to provide your feedback on our web app. Feedback is important to the progression and development of our web app.