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Using Sleuth to track behaviour provides each and every member of staff with the information they need to fulfill the pastoral responsibilities of their role. The ability to record in detail allows you to analyse and report in detail which provides an opportunity to understand the underlying causes of behaviour and focus on finding solutions.

Whatever your role in school you can use Sleuth to search for and interrogate recorded data then use the results to develop strategies for intervention. Using Sleuth regularly throughout the school day lets you stay on top of behaviour and communicates progress and concerns to colleagues that will support them in their roles.

Sleuth for the Senior Management Team

School Leaders (including Governors) are responsible for the implementation of a school's behaviour policy. ’Established’ practice requires that policies have clear success criteria, are monitored for their impact on identified groups and evaluated and updated as appropriate. Sleuth plays a major part in this self-evaluation and policy review process. It will identify whether policy is adhered to consistently in day-to-day practice and shows progress against each of your criteria for success.

In order to demonstrate ’leading’ practice schools need to ensure that monitoring and evaluation processes clearly demonstrate that systems are in place to appropriately identify vulnerable groups and make effective provision to support their learning. Sleuth provides the means to identify students at-risk and includes sufficient detail to be able to develop appropriate intervention strategies and to subsequently monitor the impact of these strategies on a student's progress.

Some MyReport suggestions that would be useful for Senior Leaders appear below. A MyReport can be shared with colleagues and run from your Sleuth Home Page in a single step (e.g. a click of the mouse).

Example MyReports from Sleuth for Senior Leaders

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    Targeting Low-Level Behaviour - This report uses the behaviour group feature of Sleuth to highlight the low-level behaviours that are most frequent amongst year 9 students. This report can be used to target support at staff and students to reduce the frequency of these behaviours in lessons
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    Monitoring On-Call - Provides a breakdown of the behaviours that have led to staff withdrawing a pupil from a lesson and placing them in alternative provision, e.g. on-call supervision, LSU, referral room, etc. This report reveals how staff apply policy in practice and which behaviours they are most likely to require support to manage
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    Engaging Students in Positive Behaviour - The ability to monitor the consistent use of the reward system is key to its success. A system that is fair and consistent will be more successful in engaging students over a longer period. Using the behaviour groups in Sleuth is a straightforward way to achieve this.
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    Whole School Improvement Strategies - By identifying the most frequently recorded behaviours specific interventions can be planned to address these behaviours. This report can also prompt specific CPD or mentoring work to be put in place to improve staff skills
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    Monitoring Improvement Strategies - A line report, in this case showing incidents week by week, can show the impact of intervention strategies on whole school behaviour. This graph shows the volume of incidents before and after a strategy was introduced.
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    Consistent Application of Policy - A policy using a stepped response to behaviour can be implemented using Behaviour and Action Groups in Sleuth. Analysis using these groups identifies whether policy is consistently and correctly applied by staff in practice
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    Detailed Recording for Student Profiling - This report provides a complete history, including observations and other supporting information in relation to a student and their behaviour. Crucial in supporting statement applications, managed transfers or exclusion tribunals
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    Negative Incidents by Year Group - This report shows recorded incidents by year group, identifying the most prolific age range for negative (or positive) behaviour. Further analysis can identify the types of behaviour giving cause for concern so strategies can be implemented to tackle the problem

MySearch - Using Sleuth you can search for just the behaviour data you are interested in by selecting any of the detailed incident search criteria (e.g. for a particular year group, student gender, behaviour type, date or period). When you run a search Sleuth displays just the list of incidents/students that meet your criteria so you can view/update each individually. A search that you may want to run frequently can be saved, this is called a MySearch. Once saved it can be run from your Sleuth Home Page in a single step (e.g. click of the mouse).

MyReport - A MyReport in Sleuth is a report where you define the search criteria, how to order/breakdown the results (e.g. by year group, subject, date) and also the style of presentation to use to display the results of the search, (e.g. text, bar chart, line graph).

More Information - Quick Links
Planning Strategies
"Sleuth is an extremely useful tool. It allows you to plan the strategies you want to use and then enables you to measure the ongoing impact of these strategies. Most of all it lets us know that what we are doing is working when sometimes you all too easily lose sight of that"
Deputy Headteacher - Portsmouth Primary
Collaborative Approach
"Sleuth has allowed us to develop an approach based on collective responsibility. The onus is on classroom teachers to take responsibility for behaviour but at the same time teachers know they can expect support based on information that they themselves have gathered"
Deputy Headteacher - Wiltshire Secondary
Evidence Based Discussions
"Each week behaviour is an item on the agenda for the SLT. The reports from Sleuth mean that the discussions are specific and focussed on what has gone on in school over the past week. It is evidence based"
Deputy Headteacher - Herts Secondary
Supporting Decisions
"The SLT have found the data produced by Sleuth useful when drawing up the timetable. There are examples where we have decided that certain lessons should not follow others"
Deputy Headteacher - Swindon Secondary