Evaluating intervention strategies: advice and tracking tools

Use our toolkit to monitor the effectiveness of your interventions. Find a tracking tool, a template for SEND case studies, and a pupil voice survey. Also, get expert advice on the types of evidence to look for and how to present this to governors.

Last reviewed on 30 January 2023
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  1. Be clear on the desired outcome of each intervention
  2. Gather a range of evidence 
  3. Download our tool to track interventions 
  4. Demonstrate impact using our template to produce case studies
  5. Estimate value for money on a case-by-case basis
  6. How to present outcomes to governors 

Be clear on the desired outcome of each intervention

Before you begin to evaluate the effectiveness of an intervention, remind yourself what its purpose was. For example, to:

  • Accelerate progress or close gaps in a particular subject
  • Support:
    • Achievement of an objective from a special educational needs (SEN) or education, health and care (EHC) plan
    • Mental health and wellbeing
    • Physical development, such as fine or gross motor skills
  • Help improve behaviour
  • Prepare pupils for life after school

Refresh yourself on what makes a good intervention, so you can be sure that you’re evaluating an intervention that has a good chance of success. 

Gather a range of evidence 

Qualitative evidence could include: 

  • What the intervention involved 
  • Which resources were used 
  • Pupils’ attitudes towards the intervention
  • Statements from pupils and parents about its impact 
  • Whether pupils are using what they have learnt in the intervention in the classroom 
  • How different the intervention is from what’s being taught in the classroom 

 Quantitative evidence could include: