Coaching Early Conversation Interaction and Language (CECIL) Nottinghamshire sustainability evaluation
6 February 2023
The team developed a coaching protocol for Speech and Language Therapists to follow, including the background to the coaching programme; instructions on what to include in each of the three main coaching sessions; how to use the planning tool, reflection tool and action plans with the practitioners; how to decide if practitioners need additional coaching; and a record of coaching for them to fill. [...] The SaLT would then develop an action plan for next steps for use of the strategies, share the sustainability menu with the practitioner and the manager, and help support them in how best they could use it to build on the work they are already doing with the strategies. [...] The TOC model was updated by IES with input from Nottinghamshire following the final workshop to cover the whole of the Nottinghamshire CECIL model from the training to the sustainability and embedding work (so the phase 1 and sustainability work combined). [...] The main changes to the TOC model over the course of this sustainability phase of the project are as follows: ■ In the Theory of Change section, we added the expectation that learning would dip over time and there is a need to embed the learning. [...] The group video feedback element and the project network meeting were also removed as the team felt that the individual coaching sessions provided the opportunity to tailor support to the individual needs of each practitioner which was the model the Nottinghamshire team felt worked best.