What are outcomes?
Outcomes are what a child or young person is able to do at different times in the future. Outcomes set out observable skills that the young person hopes to have within a set period of time. They are usually broken into long-term and short-term outcomes.
They should be:
- related to hopes and dreams for the future
Outcomes should be created by these people together:
- the child or young person
- parents or carers
- any education, health and care professionals who are involved
Why use outcomes?
We use outcomes because:
- they let us think of the skills and abilities we'd like the child or young person to have
- they help us focus on a positive and possible future for the child or young person
- reflect the attributes and skills we hope the child or young person will have by the end of the next phase
- be broad so that they're relevant in the next stage of education
Reviews of these outcomes take place each year, at the same time as the short-term outcomes.
Short-term outcomes are long-term outcomes that have been broken down into smaller steps. They should be achievable within a year.
We will review them each term or at least once a year.
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