Impact statements are usually reliant on data to prove impact [Quantitative measurement].
Measuring impact is crucial:
*Internally, how will school/setting know that interventions they offer make a difference?
*Using external specialist support: as above + do results justify the money spent?
There are a number of ways the (positive) impact of interventions can be measured:
1. ACHIEVING TARGETS
ITPs with SMART targets
2. LANGUAGE SCREENING/ RE-SCREENING
Wellcomm & or Language Link
Robust data collection
3. EYFS :- Progress within Development Matters & Early Learning Goals [ELGs] = ‘closing the gap’
4. FURTHER UP THE SCHOOL :-Key performance Indicators (KPIs), EAL coding statements
SLT making time to liaise re progress:
5. CHILDREN DISCHARGED
e.g. problem resolved, school managing from within own resources
6. OVERALL CASELOAD SUMMARIES
7 .QUALITATIVE INDICATORS
These may be particularly pupil specific, e.g.reduced absence, pupil or parent well-being ratings, staff rating of pupil’s participation and well-being,attention and listening gains, non-verbal communicator indicators, social interaction indicators etc.
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