Trustmapping provides objective data on the connectedness of a group of students from a 5min survey. Trust Mapping focuses on identifying potential problems within the relationships of the school before negative cycles become noticed and help to ensure that every student has someone they can go to in times of need.
A matrix shows all of the data from each survey on one interactive page.
Powerful four quadrant scatter graph.
How individuals responded to the class and how the class responded to the individual.
Focus on an individual student’s relationships with the rest of their peers.
What the students chose to express including a Trusted Adult at school.
Students who stand out from the mean of the cohort are identified. Students with no "Trusted Allies" are flagged. Compare a student's total score difference between terms and note noticeable differences. Identify relationships which are out of balance by two or more difference of opinion. Summarise all data for staff, including a comparison between previous data collected.
An Individual Connection Plan is devised for any students identified as at risk. This plan can be formalised in a provided template or less formal in an email thread. The main thing is that the information gleaned from Trustmapping is acted on systematically. The longitudinal aspect of Trustmapping reveals how interventions are impacting the individual and the classes over time.
The Trust Mapping Project is important as it provides objective data on the connectedness of a cohort of students. The data obtained can then be confirmed by subjective observations and information known about each student. The project also works to identify well-being issues before they become problematic, and to ensure that every student has someone they can go to in times of need.
The speed at which the Trustmapping survey is conducted is highly advantageous. Most surveys are onerous and time consuming which leads to inaccuracy in student responses.