Procedures, data, impact
Case Studies are essential to outline the processes implemented to support a child's learning. If you have potentially vulnerable children and need to assess the effectiveness of the care, guidance and support / teaching and curriculum adjustments for individual pupils, then case study will be a invaluable document.
Think about these questions:
- Can we use data to tell us about the strengths and weaknesses of SEN provision?
- Will a case study help to identify needs and gaps?
- Can school data provide information?
- Can a case study give valiated reasons for why a child has not made good progress?
- Will our case study show our proactive approach?
A case study really is a snap shot into a child's learning journey over number of years. Use qualitative and quantative data.
Pen profiles give an insght into the whole child. A case study can reflect the barriers to learning and particiapation a child may face. Whether a child has degenerative condition, had a long term absence or struggles with an unstable homelife, case studies give you the opportunity to investigate further, evidence the provision, the impact the learning and address the needs of a vulnerable child.