We know that schools often struggle to evaluate their residential programmes effectively. This practical toolkit has been designed to help headteachers, teachers, or other members of staff responsible for planning or leading residentials in schools to evaluate the residential experiences offered. It can be used to evaluate a single residential or programme of residentials.
1: Why is evaluation useful?
Evaluating a residential provides evidence of impacts and benefits, while also helping to identify what has not worked so well.
2: An introduction to the toolkit
This resource is a toolkit or toolbox, containing many of the tools you might need to design and carry out a simple evaluation.
3: Designing your evaluation
This section of the toolkit aims to help you design your evaluation and begin to plan your approach.
4: Collecting your data
This section of the toolkit will give you a range of ideas and practical tools for collecting your evaluation data.
5: Using your evaluation evidence
There is no point undertaking an evaluation if you are not going to use it. This section of the toolkit suggests several ways to do this.
6: Resource library
Surveys, survey questions, focus group activities, planning templates, case studies and further reading.