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Collecting Data

 

Confidence scales

This is a really effective way to measure more subtle shifts in attitudes. A choice of five terms or a number scale works best.

 

Sample survey questions

- I feel confident in identifying triggers for poor mental health

- I understand what keeps me happy and healthy

- I know when I am struggling with emotions

- I feel calm and relaxed when I go to bed at night

- When I feel angry or stressed, I can calm myself down easily



 totally agree  

 mostly agree

  unsure  

mostly disagree 

 totally disagree



Not confident                                                                                                                                Very confident

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The same principle could be applied to a human bar chart.

 

Head counts, hand counts, stand up sit down

 

If you want a straight answer to a straight question then this is the most simple method,

Eg

Who ate a piece of fruit at snack time today?

 

Online Pupil Survey Data

If you’re working with a year group that took part in the survey then you can use this as your baseline and repeat the question that provided it to measure impact after your intervention work – a confidence scale would help you with this.

 

Learning Line

A learning Line is a very visual way of collecting and sharing data with the children and it tracks the journey of the learning experience – this is probably best used in conjunction with another method of collecting data as the best examples it will provide will be anecdotal – the comments and conversations triggered by the learning.

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