Evaluating the success of the SRB
When children are referred through the speech therapist, their individual strengths and areas for development are shared with parents, staff in the SRB and staff in the home school. This information is used as the basis to planning teaching and learning because it is for these reasons, pupils are attending. If we are meeting these needs, the SRB is effective. If we can add more to the pupil through attending the SRB, this is a bonus and we all celebrate.
When pupils first join our SRB, staff complete an intelligibility scale. This shows how clearly others can understand individual pupils. This intelligibility is assessed termly and again when pupils are ready to leave the SRB. This is the clearest way to show the impact of the specialist resource base.
Click on the attachment below to see an example of the intelligibility scale:
Helen Garrett is our link governor. She is Chair of the Governors' Finance Committee and she is responsible for making sure the SRB is effective and is an integral part of the whole school. Helen regularly visits the SRB and talks to staff and pupils about their experiences. Helen then reports back to the whole governing body.