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 2017 to August 2018.

 

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Case Studies

Improved 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. Prior to visiting, 42% displayed poor behaviour and at least 25% had experienced or were at risk of permanent exclusion.

Improved engagement and attainment

Jamie’s Farm contributes to a marked improvement in attainment and engagement for the pupils who visit. This will enable them to make positive relationships, raise attainment and attendance, and allow them to develop goals and aims in their lives with a renewed sense of focus. Prior to visiting, 56% were ‘not in track’ in their core subjects and 41% displayed poor engagement with school.

Improved mental wellbeing

Our most significant impact has been on young people’s mental wellbeing, demonstrated through the Shortened Warwick-Edinburgh Mental Wellbeing Scale. This will promote their self-esteem and nurture them to make the most of school and other opportunities in their lives.

Improved practice for education professionals

Each week, 2-3 members of accompanying staff visit alongside their groups of young people. Not only does this mean they can support them best through the programme and be their advocates on their return, but also improve their own practice through learning from our experienced teams and observing our approach.