The project used a Reading Borough Council practitioner skill and knowledge questionnaire to measure practitioner confidence. This is a quick, effective, simple and yet supportive way to capture what staff feel they are able to do and not do, what they know and do not know. It also asks staff to list resources or tools staff already use to support language and literacy.
Alongside the questionnaire, the project also introduced the ‘Guskey Model’ to evaluate and plan for continuing professional development. Although we shared this half way through the project it could be used to plan for and evaluate the whole project. Guskey’s Model offers a particularly helpful and clear way of thinking about gauging impact at different levels. For more information about the Guskey Model and advice on how to use it, click here.