Sure Start partnerships information
Follow the links below to the nidirect website where information is published on the services that Sure Start partnerships provide and also lists of the Sure Start partnerships.
This circular supersedes DE circular number 2015/20 providing updated information and highlighting the requirement and context for schools to record data electronically, utilising the C2k School Information Management System (SIMS), relating to Sure Start as part of annual school census data collection exercises.
Review of Sure Start
ETI Sure Start Evaluation Report May 2018
The ETI carried out an evaluation of Sure Start between January and March 2018. The focus of the evaluation was linked directly to one of the expected policy outcomes and a key aim of Sure Start projects, namely the improvement of children’s language skills.
ETI Sure Start Evaluation Report June 2019
The ETI conducted a further evaluation of Sure Start in 2019. The key themes are how children and parents are supported to develop speech, language and communication skills, the quality of support for parents, the development of the home learning environment and partnerships working between Sure Start projects and pre-school settings.
ETI Sure Start Evaluation Report February 2020
Evaluation of Improving Practice in Sure Start
This evaluation focuses on how Sure Start projects use self-evaluation to bring about improvement in the quality of provision and outcomes for children and parents. It builds on the two previous evaluations of Sure Start by the ETI.