East Midlands AST Conference 6 th March 2009. Workshop B2 Negotiating Success and Identifying Impact Lesley Eldridge Northamptonshire AST Co-ordinator. Why does your impact matter?. Every year the government provide millions of pounds to LAs to fund AST posts;
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Negotiating Success and Identifying Impact
Northamptonshire AST Co-ordinator
Do we know what the AST achieved?
The NQT was praised by the Headteacher
There are improvements in reading
We set objectives for support and outlined planning
Better confidence and I hope better results!
Write a definition of what the word impact means to you.
Should you consider:
We came up with:
“The consequence of changes initiated by action”
Look back over your recent outreach work, could you state clearly what the consequence of your actions have been?
As a group discuss the barriers you experienced when trying to measure the impact of your support?
Having clarity when arranging outreach work:
- What am I trying to achieve? (clear objective)
- How am I going to achieve that? (timed action plan)
- How can I measure success? (smart targets or success criteria)
“The head of department has an increased capacity to analyse data”
“80% of pupils are now able to use conjunctions in their writing”
“The teacher is now able to write effective learning objectives”
Within the statements is it also apparent what the AST was being asked to achieve?
How frequently should you measure the impact you have in a school? As a group consider the following:
- After every visit?
- After a series of related activities?
At the completion of the project / outreach?
What differences would you expect to see in a report of impact after an individual visit compared with an end of project impact report?
Before you begin the support work make sure you know:
What are the desired outcomes?(your objectives/targets)
The tasks to do & timescales to do them in?(your action plan)
What measures to use to know the support has met targets? (the success criteria)