Our Impact

 

We are very proud of the positive impact we have on the young people who visit Jamie’s Farm. Measuring our impact and listening to young people and visiting staff is extremely important to us to shape the future of the Jamie’s Farm programme.

 

Methods

We know that a visit to Jamie’s Farm can be life changing, and we aim to capture this as fully as possible using a wide range of sources.
Not only do we ask students themselves to complete the internationally validated Warwick-Edinburgh Mental Well-Being Scale (WEMWBS) using bespoke electronic software; we also take ratings from teachers and data from school systems both 6 weeks and 6 months following a visit, to ensure we understand the complex long-term impact of Jamie’s Farm.

Latest impact at Jamie’s Farm

Our impact measurement cycle follows the academic year. The below is the latest data from the academic year September 2016 to August 2017.

Behaviour

Pupils who visit Jamie’s Farm are often facing challenging circumstances at home and/or at school. As a result of this, they often display lower than average behaviour, self-esteem and a lack of engagement with education. Almost 30% of pupils who visit Jamie’s Farm are at risk of either fixed term or permanent exclusion from their current school.

Attainment

Jamie’s Farm contributes to a marked improvement in attainment for the pupils who visit, with almost a third of pupils (29%) moving from ‘not on track’, to ‘on track’ or ‘exceeding’ in the 6 months following their visit.

Attainment: students ‘on track’ or‘exceeding’ expectations in core subjects:

Wellbeing

Improvements in teacher rated behaviour, engagement, and self-esteem are also clear 6 weeks after visiting, with further increases seen 6 months later; affirming that the effects of a visit endure well beyond pupils leaving the farm gate.

Exclusion

Pupils who visit Jamie’s Far are often facing challenging circumstances at home and/or at school. As a result of this, they often display lower than average behaviour, self-esteem and a lack of engagement with educations. Almost 30% of pupils who visited Jamie’s Farm in 2016-17 were at risk of either fixed term or permanent exclusion from their school.

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