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Monitoring impact of Development Work

All development work should be subject to rigorous evaluation in order to measure the effectiveness and quality of what has been done. Collecting data is a key component of the cycle for improvement and needs to be embedded within it. This will help settings and schools:

  • Take action to make improvements
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of these actions
  • Inform planning for next steps
  • Set targets.

Impact can be demonstrated by measurable improvements in a number of areas including:

  • Increased confidence of staff
  • Progress of the child (learning, social, emotional)
  • Children’s attitudes
  • Increased parental engagement
  • Improved standards and general behaviour
  • Evidence of children being more actively engaged in the learning
  • Reduction in fixed term and permanent exclusions over time
  • Evidence of improved pupil participation.

There are a number of methods which may be used to help evaluate the impact of any development work, including:

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Within the SLCN Pathway :

  • The use of child/children refers to children and young people
  • The use of setting includes childminders, children's centres, nurseries, pre-schools, schools.
  • The use of parents refers to parents and carers.

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External websites

  • Speech, Language and Communication Framework (SLCF)
    The first stop for information on children's communication
  • Inclusion Development Programme (SLCN)
    Introduction to the CPD areas of the cross-phase Special Educational Needs (SEN) area of the National Strategies site.
  • Communication Trust
    Highlighting the importance of speech, language and communication across the children's workforce and to enable practitioners to access the best training and expertise to support the communication needs of all children.
  • Hello Campaign
    Here you will find what the Hello campaign is all about  
  • Language for Learning
    Provides courses and resources for staff from Early Years to Secondary Level and training and materials for trainers to deliver these courses within their own Authorities 
  • Speech and Language Therapy  
    Information from Worcestershire's NHS about speech and language therapy.

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This page was last reviewed 23 April 2013 at 14:14.
The page is next due for review 20 October 2014.