Sibs Talk resources for staff post training
This information is for staff who have completed Sibs Talk Key Stage 2 training
Evaluating Sibs Talk
It is up to you as a school to decide if you will evaluate the Sibs Talk intervention and how you will do that. It is important that SLT is involved in the evaluation process that you use.
These are the evaluation tools that we used for our Sibs Talk pilot project in order to evaluate the effectiveness of Sibs Talk on siblings’ wellbeing and their engagement with learning.
HIFAMS – How I Feel About My School
The HIFAMS questionnaire has been designed to measure the happiness and subjective wellbeing of children in school. The questionnaire is composed of seven questions which asks children how they feel about school life.
This is a free tool developed by Exeter University Medical School and you can access the HIFAMS scale and information on how to use it here.
In our pilot the person delivering the Sibs Talk intervention asked the sibling to complete the HIFAMS scale at the beginning of session one and at the end of session ten.
SDQ – Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire
In our pilot we used the T4-17 questionnaire which the class teacher was asked to complete at the beginning of session one and at the end of session ten.
This is a free tool. You can access the SDQ questionnaire and information on how to use it here.
Books recommended at Sibs Talk training
Very useful book on listening to and acknowledging feelings.
Book with 40 young sibling stories in their own words with tips on managing feelings and experiences. Will give you insight into the everyday lives of siblings of children with SEND.
Sample letter to help you identify pupils who are siblings
To help you identify which of your pupils are siblings you can download and use this sample Sibs Talk letter to send to parents to identify siblings.