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Do We Need Training?

Training Content

Who Needs Training?

When Do We Need Training?

Training Programmes & Costs

Do We Need Training?

Training is a really important step in your Sleuth implementation. Not all staff require training to use Sleuth but some training, particularly in adapting Sleuth to your school and policies is strongly recommended.

We have been involved in hundreds of Sleuth implementations in every educational setting and with a variety of behaviour policies. We have learnt a great deal from those experiences and this is our chance to share it with you.

There is no one-size fits all training programme because every school and every behaviour policy is different. Prior to training, we will discuss your behaviour policy in detail and your key outcomes from using Sleuth and recommend the most effective training programme for you. Here are some example Training Programmes & Costs.

Training Content

The training framework below is a guide only and should be used to plan staff resources, timescales and budgets. Our Sleuth training framework is organised into 3 sessions: A, B and C. Typically A and B would be delivered before launching Sleuth and C taken a term or two into the implementation. These sessions are designed to be delivered in ABC order, each a half-day on-site (up to 4 hours), usually to a Sleuth key-user group of staff.

 

Training Description
Launch Programme
Advisory/Planning/Using
Remote support followed by a one-day on-site intensive launch session for new schools to customise Sleuth to a their own setting and behaviour policy and then to train key users in using Sleuth. At the end of the session the key users will be able to start using Sleuth and can roll-out training to colleagues. Incorporates elements of Sessions A and B in a single session.
Session A
Advisory/Planning
How to customise and implement Sleuth. Recommended for all schools to lay firm foundations for the continued use of Sleuth, helping to make sure Sleuth supports the school behaviour policy and that all the benefits of tracking behaviour are realised. Includes a review of existing behaviour policy and practice and training to customise Sleuth to your policy.
Session B
User Training
Hands-on user training. Staff will learn how to enter incidents, how to analyse data and run reports, learn how to personalise Sleuth to their own role so they can quickly review data relevant to their responsibilities. Session can include Staff Introductory Training and/or Advanced Training for Sleuth key-users.
Session C
Developing Improvement Strategies
Making the most of Sleuth. We will review your use of Sleuth and check your intended outcomes are being met. We can show you how to analyse the data you have recorded in Sleuth to ensure behaviour is being managed effectively and reflects policy. We can suggest strategies for improving behaviour in and out of the classroom and deliver staff CPD workshops that are based on the real issues in your school, identified using Sleuth.

Schools Already Using Sleuth: For schools already using Sleuth, Session C is specifically designed to support the use of Sleuth and we recommend a half-day session on an annual basis as part of INSET, behaviour policy review or for self-evaluation. Sessions A and B can be delivered to new staff or as refresher courses when new features are added to Sleuth. We can also deliver bespoke training sessions to meet particular needs.

Who Needs Training?

Sleuth Key Users - When implementing Sleuth, we recommend a small group of staff are responsible for leading the process. This group usually includes the person in school responsible for behaviour and the behaviour policy (often a Deputy or Assistant Headteacher), some Middle-Managers (Head of Year/House/Dept), and maybe a SENCO, Data Manager and/or Network Manager. It is important that collectively this group have ownership of the school’s behaviour policy and have a clear idea what outcomes they want from using Sleuth. Key user training can be delivered through Session A or the Launch Session.

Staff - Sleuth User Training is by no means a pre-requisite for using Sleuth since a lot of staff are capable of using it without any formal training. However, just an hour with a trainer can give staff the confidence and direction to quickly start making effective use of Sleuth as a behaviour management tool for planning, developing strategies and supporting colleagues and students. We encourage schools to use their own staff to provide hands-on user training and recommend a process whereby we train a group of key users who can then train colleagues. Where this recommendation is followed we will also offer our training exercises, specifically designed to get staff up and running with Sleuth. Schools are free to customise these exercises for their own implementation and policy.

When Do We Need Training?

Training can take place before, during and after you have implemented Sleuth.

  • Before Implementation - In order to have the greatest impact on improving behaviour, behaviour tracking should be a whole school initiative and every whole school initiative requires careful planning. Both Session A training and the Launch Session include a review of existing policy and a demonstration of how Sleuth will support your policy in practice. From our experiences of implementing Sleuth in hundreds of schools we have identified approaches to implementing Sleuth and tracking behaviour that are successful and ensure all of your outcomes are met. Following the training the school will be able to model their policy in Sleuth and plan its implementation in detail.
  • When You Start Using Sleuth - When Sleuth is set-up to reflect your policy and school environment you are ready for staff to start using it. At this stage we can provide Sleuth User Training on-site. This is hands-on training in the use of Sleuth according to your own policy. Staff will learn how to enter incidents, how to analyse data and run reports, learn how to personalise Sleuth to their own role so they can quickly review data relevant to their responsibilities. If, as a result of the Sleuth Advisory training key users are confident to deliver user training to colleagues we are happy to support them by providing our training exercises.
  • After Implementation - Based on the analysis of your recorded behaviour data we can advise on Developing Improvement Strategies. Within a short time of using Sleuth it will be evident if practice differs from policy and we can advise on how to identify and resolve these issues. We can show you how to use Sleuth to review your policy and provide evidence of improvement for self-evaluation. Training can be delivered as CPD workshops using your own data to focus on exactly the behaviour your staff are dealing with day-to-day. We can provide advice on analysing your data to develop behaviour strategies for whole school, groups or for individual students. We can also advise on analysing data to monitor specific improvement programmes such as SEAL or the Every Child Matters outcomes.

Training Programmes & Costs

See Training Costs for price and booking details.

 

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Revisiting Policy
"Implementing Sleuth gave us an opportunity to revisit our behaviour policy. We asked staff to list the categories of behaviour, both positive and negative, that they felt should be recorded. A list was then compiled and agreed upon. This formed the basis of a common terminology that we set-up in Sleuth"
Deputy Headteacher - North Lincs Secondary
Objective Feedback
"An excellent presentation. The instructor really knows his stuff. Key for my role is the ability to get objective feedback on behaviour from Sleuth "
Outreach Teacher - Wirral Special
Focussed & Practical
"The presentation delivery was excellent, very positive with good anecdotes and focussing on the practical usage of behaviour tracking. The ability of Sleuth to identify behavour problems, the short and long-term trends and effects, was particularly interesting"
Deputy Headteacher - Northumberland Secondary
Developing Different Perspectives
"An important course. We are keen to develop further analysis and develop different perspectives on behaviour. A very clear presentation, good answering of questions asked, Sleuth is easy to use and will work with existing systems"
Assistant Head - Shropshire Secondary
Easy to Follow
"The presentation was easy to follow - even for technophobes. Sleuth seems easy to run and obviously gives an instant overview of behaviour for Year Group Leaders and the Pastoral Head"
Pastoral Coordinator - Northumberland Middle