Impact provides a range of different ways to analyse stakeholder survey results. This analysis can be found in the stakeholder survey dashboard, by selecting any theme from the Themes and Analysis section.
The results of the current evaluation can be compared with the same evaluation carried out in previous sessions.
This feature can be accessed via the stakeholder survey dashboard.
In order to view surveys over time, it is necessary to change to a new survey session each school year. Impact can then provide a comparison of a survey results across multiple school sessions.
Step 1: Create a New ASK survey by selecteting New HGIOS Survey from the ASK dashboard
Step 2: Give your survey a title, and choose the appropriate session
Step 3: We have added two new themes to ASK to support COVID-19 survey questions:
Step 4: It is possible to further refine your survey by deselecting individual questions
The Stakeholder Survey tool enables us to gather stakeholder views about any aspect of the school's work.
Impact offers two types of survey:
Every evaluation has its own unique code, and survey web page.
The code can be found in the Stakeholder Survey dashboard under Survey Code. Select Survey Code to be taken to a page with the web page link which can be copied and shared with stakeholders.
As part of the survey provess, stakeholders are invited to select their top improvement priority for the school.
An analysis of the main priorities of each stakeholder group can be accessed via the stakeholder survey dashboard.
Stakeholders are invited to leave a comment at the end of their survey. All of the comments left within a given survey can be accessed via the stakeholder survey dashboard.
There is an option to filter comments so that only a subset of comments is displayed.
The video below shows how a survey appears from a stakeholder's perspective
The 'How Good is OUR school?' national framework has been developed for children and young people because it is important that they have a say in how well their school is doing and how it can be improved.
Impact includes bespoke learner surveys in each of the 5 key areas:
It is possible to see how the Themes within any QI have been rated by stakeholders. This can assist in rating Themes.
Themes in each QI are broken down into Key Features of Effective Practice. Schools can audit any key feature by traffic lighting the different elements.
The traffic lights can be used to help the school rate each Key Feature using the HGIOS 1-6 scale. Once a deep audit has been completed, schools can use the ratings to rate Themes and Quality Indicators. The deep audit ratings are also summarised in the QI Report.
Impact provides schools with a means to record different types of evidence to support their QI evaluation.
View Evidence provides a menu of typical items of evidence related to the Theme. Evidence can be included by checking the box, and further detail can be added if required. There is an option to create custom evidence for items that are not on the menu provided.
Schools may also choose to Add Digital Links to online versions of evidence stored on cloud-based storage platforms such as Glow, One Drive and Dropbox. This can be done by copying and pasting the URL (the web link to a file or folder) and adding a brief description.
The QI report shows a summary of a QI, detailing the ratings for each Theme, and highlighting aspects of effective practice, along with those requiring improvement. A PDF version of the report can be printed.
Each Quality Indicator can be rated using the HGIOS 1-6 scale. The Theme ratings can be used along with any evidence recorded to help decide on a rating for the overall QI.
Each Theme from a QI can be rated using the HGIOS 1-6 scale. If the school has already carried out a Deep Audit, the ratings for each Key Feature will be shown. The Key Feature ratings can be used along with any evidence recorded to help rate the Theme.
The Impact Self Evaluation toolkit displays the HGIOS 4 Quality Indicators under the main themes of:
For each Quality Indicator, the self-evaluation dashboard gives access to range of tools
How we will know statements are linked to improvement plan outcomes, and show how we know if planned outcomes have been achieved.
Impact has a database of 40 key improvement priorities covering Scotland's national improvement framework as well as other key aspects of educational development. However, schools may wish to add their own custom priorities to an improvement plan.
To do this, select Add custom priority from the Add Priorities page.
Once an improvement priority has been added to an improvement plan, the next step is to add some outcomes.
To create an improvement plan, select Create Improvement Plan from the Improvement Plan module.
Next complete the improvement plan overview section to add some detail to the plan, including:
With Impact it is east to link Improvement Plan priorities with the National Improvement Framework priorities and drivers
The Improvement Plan module offers two ways to add improvement priorities to an improvement plan.
It is possible to assign overall responsibility for a priority, and tasks can be added via the Task Planner.
The View Priority page provides a quick and easy way to get an overview of each priority, including:
A PDF of the priority can be exported and printed from this page.