Thrive Impact Partners...

We work with the following groups to measure the impact of THRiVE Newtownabbey and see what difference we are making in Rathcoole and Monkstown…..

  • Stranmillis University College
  • Education Authority
  • CSSC
  • Barnardo’s
  • Department of Education
  • Kings Park PS
  • Abbey Community College

We are working on…

  • Agreed measures for tracking effectiveness
  • Gathering data
  • Evaluations
  • Producing impact reports

Key Achievements So far...

  • An improvement in attainment in literacy and numeracy, along with increased parental engagement in children’s learning.
  • Schools working together on a common assessment approach, collecting standardised data and using this to understand attainment to plan interventions in an agreed way.
  • A local group of Parent Champions committed to improving outcomes for families
  • A common attendance policy, with an early intervention approach to improving attendance, in collaboration with Education Welfare Service
  • Early years groups – Abbey Sure Start, pre-school playgroups and nurseries working together on a common transition approach and producing a Transition Guide for parents

Impact Measurement

Our Impact Group has agreed an Impact Measurement Timeline, identifying the types of information we need to collect to show that THRiVE is making a difference for children, young people and families.

Some of the data we are collecting…

  • Aspiration – surveys to gain feedback from parents about their awareness of the WE CAN campaign and Pupil Attitude to Self and School (PASS) tests carried out with pupils in schools
  • Attainment – standardised attainment scores Progress Towards English (PTE), Progress Towards Maths (PTM), Cognitive Ability (CAT4) and Pupil at primary level and GCSE results at post-primary level.
  • Well-being – using Outcomes Stars to help young people and parents track their own progress.
  • Collaboration – surveys to gain feedback from organisations involved with THRiVE

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