The Link/Class teacher of each participating school is asked to complete an evaluation form at the end of the student placements. Feedback is invaluable to ascertain the scheme is fulfilling its objectives; that the administration/operation of the scheme is effective; that tutors are suitably equipped in terms of skills/knowledge and attitude and that overall they are making a positive impact on pupils within the classroom. Schools that complete the survey are awarded a ‘Certificate of Participation’ personally signed by a member of their Education Department Senior Management.
Pupil opinion is also extremely important; the scheme exists for their benefit therefore as part of the evaluation comments are asked for from pupils. Previously a number of school visits were undertaken during which pupil’s views were sought and additionally via the ‘Video Diary Project’ pupil’s views were captured, all of which can be seen within the ‘Videos’ section.
See Benefits to schools for comments made by schools previously.