Step 6: Review all evidence and draw out the common themes

Make preparations for finalising the self-evaluation process by:

  • Gathering all the evidence you now have available, old and new.
  • Deciding who should be involved in the final review process: this could be a single practitioner, or a group – perhaps the key stakeholders or participants with a legitimate interest in your chosen indicators – and then decide which of those stakeholders would best help you decide how good the provision is. For some indicators, it may be appropriate to have practitioners only; but for others you may want to involve service users, partners, tutors, or volunteers.
  • Decide the method of the final review process: decide how best to review and pick out common themes in the evidence that you have gathered that help you to answer your self-evaluation questions. Methods could include analysis of evaluation evidence, by a single person through to informal group discussions or focus groups.
  • Organise and implement the final review and draw out the common themes that answer your original self-evaluation questions.

Move on to Step 7…