Customising a check-in

When to use customised check-ins for schools

This article highlights different ways in which schools have used customised check-ins

The following articles cover how to create and how to send customised check-ins. This article is to support schools in understanding when to send a customised check-in.

Here are some of the main ways schools have used customised check-ins

Event based

Events often can have different reactions for students.  This is a way to better engage in the lead up to, during or after certain events.  This may include: 

  • remote learning, asking about how they are managing their environment, motivation or learning capacity
  • exams – asking about what might be concerning them as they head into the exam period
  • School camps, asking if they feel prepared to go to school camp and is there anything that would make them feel better
  • Transition to year 7, asking if they engaged with the program and what would they change

The list is endless and it allows you to get contextual data on how student moods may fluctuate pre, during and post events.

Get feedback on other areas

You may wish to gather feedback across other areas that are important to your school. For example, are students feeling engaged in what they are learning. 

Monday Check-In and Friday Check-In

Schools set up recurring customised check-ins to go out on particular days. For example, you might ask 'how are you feeling about the week ahead' on Monday, or 'what was one highlight and one lowlight of the week' on Friday. 

Wellbeing Programs

You can assess the effectiveness of your wellbeing programs by asking students questions about these programs. For example, you can ask students 'How are you finding the Wellness Program?', allowing you to dig deep into student voice to see how they are responding to this program.

Age appropriateness

If you are using Skodel across your entire school, you may wish to change the check-in style to make it more appropriate to the age.