What should I consider when interpreting my results?
People Matter results may be useful. As with all data sources, however, a few factors should be considered prior to use. These include:
Level of report used
Reports are available to schools that received more than 10 responses to the survey. The further the report is from the individual school level (e.g. school network, directorate) the less immediately relevant it will be. Although school-level reports are considered optimal, the use of higher-level reports may provide a useful benchmark when analysed alongside other staff related surveys and data such as Tell Them From Me.
The higher your participation rate and responsiveness to each question, the more accurate and reliable your results will be. Encouraging a larger segment and cross section of staff to participate and answer all questions will improve the usefulness of data.
Comparing school level results year-on-year may provide a valuable way to benchmark People Matter results. However, it is important to note that not all of the year-on-year changes will be significant.