How can I become involved with SoI?

As of April 2012, all Sounds of Intent Site Users will obtain practitioner privileges automatically. This means that you will be able to start recording session data without having to contact us via email, simply by following the automated user registration procedure.

Please do not create an account if you are not planning to record session data using the SoI Framework. All site visitors have full access to the complete corpus of information; you do not need to register in order to access SoI resources and information.

If you simply want to test the site and experiment with session data recording, please use our test account
username: test, password: soitest

Please respect this policy; failure to do so will result in having your account, email and IP addresses blacklisted with Sounds of Intent.

What do I need to do in order to obtain a practitioner's account?

Please create an account on the SoI website and follow the easy steps for becoming a user/practitioner. The information that we require is:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Qualifications
  • Gender
  • Ethnicity
  • Employer
  • Birth year

this information is vital for us in order to ensure that this free resource is not being abused by individuals or others that do not belong here, but also in order for the SoI research team to be able to perform longitudinal -fully anonymised- statistics.

What about confidentiality? Are the data safe?

The Sounds of Intent team comprises academics and researchers at the University of London and Roehampton University. We handle recorded data with confidentiality and always in compliance with the British Educational Research Association's (BERA) ethical guidelines.

As an additional safety measure, and in order to ensure that parents, teachers, carers, and School Heads are confident that session data are safe, we also enforce anonymity. The Sounds of Intent database does not record, require and/or accept pupils' names, addresses or any other personal information that could help identify that individual.

In order to research and monitor development and also maintain a meaningfully coded research database, we record the following information:

  • pupil's alias (only known by the registered practitioner)
  • pupil's date of birth
  • pupil's ethnicity
  • pupil's sex
  • pupil's special needs
    • Cognition and Learning Needs Specific Learning Difficulty (SpLD)
      • Moderate Learning Difficulty (MLD)
      • Severe Learning Difficulty (SLD)
      • Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty (PMLD)
    • Behaviour, Emotional and Social Development Needs
      • Behaviour, Emotional and Social Difficulty (BESD)
    • Communication and Interaction Needs Speech, Language and Communication Needs (SLCN)
      • Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
    • Sensory and/or Physical Needs Visual Impairment (VI)
      • Hearing Impairment (HI)
      • Multi-Sensory Impairment (MSI)
      • Physical Disability (PD)

Can I download my own recorded data?

Absolutely! Always! You will always be able to download your raw session data as a simple comma separated values (CSV) file, for your own personal records and/or further analyses of pupil development. The SoI system will also be generating dynamic progress charts for your recorded sessions automatically; you will be able to download and print those too.