Training is a really important step in your Sleuth implementation. Not all staff require training to use Sleuth but some training, particularly in adapting Sleuth to your school and policies is strongly recommended.
We have been involved in hundreds of Sleuth implementations in every educational setting and with a variety of behaviour policies. We have learnt a great deal from those experiences and this is our chance to share it with you.
There is no one-size fits all training programme because every school and every behaviour policy is different. Prior to training, we will discuss your behaviour policy in detail and your key outcomes from using Sleuth and recommend the most effective training programme for you. Here are some example Training Programmes & Costs.
The training framework below is a guide only and should be used to plan staff resources, timescales and budgets. Our Sleuth training framework is organised into 3 sessions: A, B and C. Typically A and B would be delivered before launching Sleuth and C taken a term or two into the implementation. These sessions are designed to be delivered in ABC order, each a half-day on-site (up to 4 hours), usually to a Sleuth key-user group of staff.
|Remote support followed by a one-day on-site intensive launch session for new schools to customise Sleuth to a their own setting and behaviour policy and then to train key users in using Sleuth. At the end of the session the key users will be able to start using Sleuth and can roll-out training to colleagues. Incorporates elements of Sessions A and B in a single session.|
|How to customise and implement Sleuth. Recommended for all schools to lay firm foundations for the continued use of Sleuth, helping to make sure Sleuth supports the school behaviour policy and that all the benefits of tracking behaviour are realised. Includes a review of existing behaviour policy and practice and training to customise Sleuth to your policy.|
|Hands-on user training. Staff will learn how to enter incidents, how to analyse data and run reports, learn how to personalise Sleuth to their own role so they can quickly review data relevant to their responsibilities. Session can include Staff Introductory Training and/or Advanced Training for Sleuth key-users.|
Developing Improvement Strategies
|Making the most of Sleuth. We will review your use of Sleuth and check your intended outcomes are being met. We can show you how to analyse the data you have recorded in Sleuth to ensure behaviour is being managed effectively and reflects policy. We can suggest strategies for improving behaviour in and out of the classroom and deliver staff CPD workshops that are based on the real issues in your school, identified using Sleuth.|
Schools Already Using Sleuth: For schools already using Sleuth, Session C is specifically designed to support the use of Sleuth and we recommend a half-day session on an annual basis as part of INSET, behaviour policy review or for self-evaluation. Sessions A and B can be delivered to new staff or as refresher courses when new features are added to Sleuth. We can also deliver bespoke training sessions to meet particular needs.
Sleuth Key Users - When implementing Sleuth, we recommend a small group of staff are responsible for leading the process. This group usually includes the person in school responsible for behaviour and the behaviour policy (often a Deputy or Assistant Headteacher), some Middle-Managers (Head of Year/House/Dept), and maybe a SENCO, Data Manager and/or Network Manager. It is important that collectively this group have ownership of the school’s behaviour policy and have a clear idea what outcomes they want from using Sleuth. Key user training can be delivered through Session A or the Launch Session.
Staff - Sleuth User Training is by no means a pre-requisite for using Sleuth since a lot of staff are capable of using it without any formal training. However, just an hour with a trainer can give staff the confidence and direction to quickly start making effective use of Sleuth as a behaviour management tool for planning, developing strategies and supporting colleagues and students. We encourage schools to use their own staff to provide hands-on user training and recommend a process whereby we train a group of key users who can then train colleagues. Where this recommendation is followed we will also offer our training exercises, specifically designed to get staff up and running with Sleuth. Schools are free to customise these exercises for their own implementation and policy.
Training can take place before, during and after you have implemented Sleuth.
See Training Costs for price and booking details.