Goal setting and evaluation

It’s important that our gardening programmes meet the specific support needs of participants and that’s why we’ll develop it by working closely with you.

We’ll set goals at the beginning of the programme, monitor progress along the way and then evaluate how well we’ve done.

Goal setting

These may be short-term goals for a group, such as: “We’d like activities to help the group work better as a team, as well as learn new skills and have fun”.

Or long-term goals for an individual, such as: “We’d like to see Simon’s confidence grow so he feels comfortable working independently. We’d also like him to develop his decision making skills”.

Monitoring progress

We’ll continually monitor progress to ensure that participants are getting the most from their experience.

When appropriate, we’ll use task analysis sheets which breakdown activity sessions into individual actions, incorporating cognitive, emotional and physical challenges.

Evaluation and assessment

We’ll use the most appropriate assessment methods to evaluate success against goals, such as observation, informal chats and semi-structured interviews.