Demonstrate cause and effect with three little words

It can be hard to show the impact of what teachers do, so use this simple technique to evaluate school initiatives, writes Claire Lotriet

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It was put to me once, by a former Ofsted inspector, that schools are generally pretty good at describing what they do but not so good at describing the impact of what they do.

I came to the conclusion that there was some truth in this, for two reasons: the impact of the work we do is often not immediate, so it gets forgotten about; and the impact is not always easily measurable, so pinning it down becomes tricky.

However, the ex-inspector also shared some advice about how to get better at talking about the impact of our work. It starts with three words, which have helped to shape how I look ...

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