Session C - Developing Improvement Strategies

From the first day of using Sleuth there are immediate improvements in the day-to-day management and communication of behaviour issues. Over time, the collected data in Sleuth becomes a commentary on what behaviour is taking place in your school and how staff are dealing with it. Analysing this data provides an excellent opportunity to review existing practice and then identify ways to improve it.

This training session can be run at any stage of a Sleuth implementation, even in the early stages after only a few weeks of going live. It is never too soon to identify strategic uses for the behaviour data in Sleuth and start to use it to make key decisions in school and for planning, monitoring and self-evaluation.

Each session usually concentrates on a few specific areas. These may be areas requiring improvement that have been identified by Sleuth or raised prior to introducing Sleuth, perhaps during an HMI inspection. We can deliver the session as part of INSET, with a focus group or for a particular role, e.g. Pastoral Leaders, or all staff in a single department.

See Training Costs for programmes featuring Session C.


# Task Time Personnel What’s Covered
C.1 Data Analysis 4.0 hours Staff
Key Staff
Middle Leaders
Senior Leaders
Based on a review of your own data we can show you how to use Sleuth to develop and monitor your improvement strategies. Some examples of sessions we can run:
  • Linking Policy and Practice - How to use Sleuth to review your behaviour policy. For example, looking at consistent practice, impact of sanctions/rewards on behaviour and use of the referral process.
  • Planning CPD - Targeted staff support based on data in Sleuth. For example, using Sleuth to identify most frequently reported behaviours and develop strategies to deal with them
  • Reducing Referrals - Managing an on-call/referral room system. A review of the behaviours not dealt with in the classroom. Is the referral system working? Are referrals to senior colleagues an effective sanction? What is the impact of targeted CPD on referrals?
  • Parental Engagement - Using Sleuth to keep parents informed and develop supportive home-school relationships. How to get good news home and engage parents in helping to improve behaviour.
  • Effective Reward Systems - Using Sleuth to create a consistent reward system to motivate students to improve.
  • Monitoring SEAL - How Sleuth can be used to track and report on the progress of your SEAL programme.
  • Self Evaluation - Identifying areas for improvement and tracking progress against self-evaluation targets.
  • Detention Management - Are detentions an effective sanction in your school? Includes a review of your management of detentions with examples of how to automate it using Sleuth.
  • Transition - Identifying how Sleuth can be used to improve the quality of information used in transition for better continuity of care.