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  1. Evidencing the Impact of Culture and SportNottingham - 4 November 2009 ECOTEC Research and Consulting

  2. About ECOTEC • Multi-disciplinary research and consulting organisation • Evaluation, Economic impact assessment and Strategies • Regeneration, social policy and culture and sports • 2004-2006: LB Newham Beacon Award & NEAT model • 2006-2008: Spreading the lessons to other LAs • 2009: Refining our approach • Impact of Culture and Sport on Crime • Leicester Outcomes Framework • Online Toolkit for the sector

  3. Why Measure? • To support processes of internal learning and improvement, and service benchmarking • To check that services are making the widest possible community contribution, and delivering value for money • To justify the importance of culture and sport to internal funders • To provide the evidence to help raise funds from external sources (local, regional and national) • To prepare the sector for shift towards commissioning

  4. Nine Local authorities, all at different stages of the journey (7 Districts, 1 County, 1 City Council) No real precedent for a comprehensive culture and sports outcomes framework in the sub-region Multiple services and partners Leicestershire Challenge

  5. Strong and active chief officers group (CSCOPs) County Sports Partnership driving sports participation and volunteering evidence Leading edge evaluation practice within museums, galleries and libraries Beacon practice Leicester Leicestershire Strengths

  6. Ten Step Guide • Establish internal buy-in • Review the national and local strategic context • Define, classify and prioritise your services i) Core/mainstream ii) Activities and initiatives • Match services/activities to key outcome themes (safer, stronger communities; health and older people etc) • Review current performance management systems/data by service • Define your outputs (bums on seats, with demographics): Level One • Create linked outcome measures i) Outcome measures derived from secondary data/partners (e.g. Place Survey, Active People, YOTs, schools, Police, PCT): Level Two ii) Outcome measures derived from primary data/self-evaluation (e.g. beneficiary surveys, interviews, tracking, commissioned evaluation reports) • Populate with existing baseline data • Agree and confirm process for data collection, reporting and dissemination • Build links with LSPs, external partners, and commissioning groups

  7. Stronger/MoreCohesive Communities

  8. Stronger/MoreCohesive Communities Culture and Sports Outcomes • Stronger communities where people are involved and volunteer • Improved community cohesion through engagement in culture and sport • Number of sports, libraries and arts-based volunteers • Number of leisure centre, libraries, museums and arts users, by group • Number of participants in informal learning activities in museums/galleries • Number of contacts with museums and galleries community loans services Data Sources Level One: Outputs Local authority counts . • % adults/young people participating in sports volunteering in LA • % residents using local leisure centres, libraries, museums theatres past 6months • Comparison of users with LA population profile (age, ethnicity, disability) • Active People/Tell us Surveys • CLG Place Survey • Census/LA demographic data Level Two: Outcomes Level Three: Outcomes • Impact of activities on: sense of community belonging; volunteering habits; local decision making; family relationships; appreciation of diversity etc • User surveys, with impact indicators on five point scale • Interviews/focus groups

  9. Investing in Skills/Our Children

  10. Investing in Skills/Our Children Culture and Sports Outcomes • A more highly skilled and motivated population • Children and young people enjoy and achieve in education • Number of professionals benefiting from museums and arts CPD activities • Number of adults registering for formal courses/training in libraries • Number of early years/young people participating in library learning activities • Number of students participating in formal museums and galleries learning activities/using schools loans service Data Sources Level One: Outputs Local authority counts . • UK Online records • Comparison of predicted with actual grades, or grades secured for specific assignments, sourced from schools • Ofsted ratings/audits • Number of courses/skills checkpoints completed in libraries; and progression to further learning, IAG or employment • Improvements in students’ attainment • Improvements in school performance Level Two: Outcomes • Impact of activities on adults’: job skills; functional skills; confidence; aspirations; job prospects etc • Impact of activities on young people’s: literacy; communication skills; reading habits; PLTS skills*; SEAL factors Level Three: Outcomes • User surveys, with impact indicators on five point scale • Interviews/focus groups *http://curriculum.qca.org.uk/skills/plts/index.asp

  11. Next Steps • Begin developing your outcome frameworks now, and build links with internal and external partners • Further guidance on its way from IDeA in the New Year • Look out for ECOTEC/IDeA/Beacon toolkit in Spring 2010 • Contact ECOTEC with your questions, or if you need any help… jonathan.france@ecotec.com /020 7921 3812