Case Studies

HOW PERFORMANCE LEARNING ENABLED CHRIS AND BRIGHTON HILL COMMUNITY MEASURE THE IMPACT THEY HAD ON THEIR LEARNERS’ MENTAL HEALTH

Mental health problems and challenges have been on the rise since the last decade and COVID 19 has made the situation even worse, this alarming rate of increase in mental health issues has created a need of additional efforts from schools, teachers and parents to help pupils deal with this very important issue.

Some schools do put efforts and funds in various resources,

staff, extracurricular activities and other assets to help students deal with mental health challenges but they rarely any of them can measure the impact that these efforts do to their learners and eventually these resources get dried up due to their investment only nature as there is no fixed method to measure the ROI.

On one hand where schools measure the academic intelligence of students through a complete process, series of tests and exams, on the other hand when it comes to measuring the outcomes of efforts on mental health and wellbeing, most schools fail as they do not have a system which can provide numbers, statistics and data after analysing their students for mental health and wellbeing.

HOW Performance Learning helps.

Looking for the solution on the need of a system which can provide with data on mental health and wellbeing we developed an AI based solution.

We talk about the PL score itself and at Performance Learning we took an year to create a matrix so that we can have just one single number that standardises progress, standardise mental health, which can help simplify things for school and learners and when used in schools like Brighton Hill Community School, the results were remarkable.

Chris Edwards, head teacher at Brighton Hill Community School says:

“It is difficult to put a number on the areas like mental health, the progress, etc. but to be able to do that is really helpful for us as it was not tangible to say that how much changes or impact the school has made on the students and now they have the PL scores that allows them to do that and it is really a valuable thing”.

Chris Edwards

Headteacher at Brighton Hill Community School says:

“It is difficult to put a number on the areas like mental health, the progress, etc. but to be able to do that is really helpful for us as it was not tangible to say that how much changes or impact the school has made on the students and now they have the PL scores that allows them to do that and it is really a valuable thing”.

Pete Beeching

Lead Practitioner and Senior Leader,          Brighton Hill Community School says:

The PL score is very important for us because it is a one stop shop for senior leaders, the middle leaders to find out who the key players in the year group are. It helps us identify exactly where the issue lies within the learning journey of a learner.

What PL enabled them to do is to identify areas very early that wouldn’t necessarily come out

and also they liked the interface where it is lastly anonymous and the questions are non-threatening and that produce a very valuable set of data whereby they can drill down to the individuals and look at where the individual barriers are, which fit in really well with the students support packages that they have in place as PL is all about removing barriers to learning. Removing barriers has let the success come through and PL was really helpful in doing so.

HOW Performance Learning fits in with the school staff.

PL helps teachers understand their pupils performance based on their behaviour in classroom, understand how they learn and help them make personalised action plan for each learner by simply looking at the data which PL provides them with.

What PL does working with them is to look at how they can give students work and make it less overwhelming.

analyse the impact

This is how Chris and his school was able to analyse the impact that they had on their pupils’ mental health by simply looking at the data that PL provided them with. This data helped them make a personalised action plan for their students and keep an eye on the wellbeing of their students.

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