Education Observatory

Research in Education at the University of Wolverhampton

Evaluation of TALK Derby

TALK Derby is a programme of support to strengthen the development of speech, language and communication skills in the early years in Derby. Its overall aim is to increase the social mobility of children in some of the most disadvantaged areas of Derby.

Children, Young People & Families
Completed Projects
Early Years
Overcoming disadvantage
Schools
  • Funder: Derby County Council
  • Lead researcher: Michael Jopling

TALK Derby is a programme of support to strengthen the development of speech, language and communication skills in the early years in Derby. Its overall aim is to increase the social mobility of children in some of the most disadvantaged areas of Derby.

Our evaluation is concerned with determining the effectiveness and impact of the programme and its constituent projects. IIt is made up of three overlapping phases: baselining and relationship-building, process evaluation, and impact evaluation, and combines survey work and case studies of practice.

The evaluation began in April 2019 and concludes in August 2020.