13 Feb 17

Doing Our Best - Girlguiding’s Quality Pilot  2016–2017

Doing Our Best - Girlguiding’s Quality Pilot 2016–2017

What is Doing Our Best?

Doing Our Best is a quality framework that helps you put the fundamentals of safe, legal and effective guiding into practice. It builds on the principles of guiding outlined in the Five Essentials. Doing Our Best supports you as a Leader to deliver quality guiding to girls and young women in your unit and to make sure that your volunteers enjoy their experience too. At present, Girlguiding is piloting Doing Our Best with approximately 450 units. Your experience with this pilot will help us to develop a final version of the scheme which can then be rolled out nationally.

How does it work?

During the pilot, you will work with your unit to review what you do in three areas – programme, policy and procedure – using the standards to guide you. This process requires you to look at your guiding in three ways.

• Review your practice and ensure you have implemented the relevant policies and procedures.

• Evaluate what has gone on before and plan ahead.

• Check at any time what your unit is doing well and what could be improved.

This process will help you to demonstrate all the brilliant work that goes on in your unit as well as identifying how you and your team could benefit from additional support.

Please download the Guide attached for more information on the project.

If you are interested in signing up your unit and be part of this pioneering work simply write an email to info@girlguidingulster.org.uk before Friday, 17th February 2017.

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