Roles in data collection
You can examine whether your school system provides an efficient method of collecting behaviour data from a range of stakeholders, in a way that builds a community of enquiry. You can also find an activity that will help you to examine roles within the school community.
To achieve whole-school ownership, it's helpful for your staff to understand their role in contributing to data collection. It's important to reach a balance where the time and energy expended by staff is rewarded through positive outcomes.
Building a community of enquiry
Time is always at a premium, but demands on your staff can be reduced if everyone is clear about the role they play in collecting data and monitoring behaviour. Your school can build a community of enquiry if you make full use of the expertise and resources available, and permanently establish self-evaluation with staff, learners and parents/carers.
Activity: Examining roles within the school community
- what information should be collected, recorded, monitored and communicated
- who should be responsible for each action.
Using the data
You can then use this data to:
- baseline the perceived and actual roles played by different groups
- develop systems to maximise engagement with the minimum of bureaucracy and disturbance to daily routines
- gain an insight into the effectiveness of current processes
- inform any necessary developments.
The activity can also be used to evaluate your behaviour policy and the systems that are currently in place. For example, it could help you:
- decide whether your behaviour policy makes the roles of all parties explicit
- detect any duplication within the system
- determine whether responses in relation to behaviour are standardised
- validate key data by cross-referencing with a variety of sources.