Guidance

Outcome statements for the HSST Annual Review of Progression

Last Updated: 14th October 2020

A HSST trainee will receive one of these six outcome statements for their Annual Review of Progression.

The outcome statements

1 – Progress satisfactory

  • Review of progression evidence indicates satisfactory progression for this stage of training. Some follow up actions may be requested.
  • No concerns or barriers to progression have been highlighted and the trainee is in a good position to continue on programme.
  • Trainee and training department are commended for their efforts in actively engaging with the Higher Specialist Scientist Training Programme.

2 – Progress mostly satisfactory

  • Review of progression evidence indicates mostly satisfactory progression for this stage of training with some minor concerns or barriers highlighted. Comments indicate that these are being addressed locally.
  • Trainee should contact the School if support/advice required. Some follow up actions may be required.
  • Trainee and training department are acknowledged for their efforts in actively engaging with the Higher Specialist Scientist Training Programme.

3 – Evidence shows that progress is not as anticipated for this stage on programme

  • Review of progression evidence indicates major concerns/barriers regarding progress on programme, potentially placing the trainee’s continuation on programme at risk.
  • It is acknowledged that this may be due to either the trainee’s engagement with the programme or issues with essential provision.
  • We will contact the trainee and their workplace supervisor for further clarification and arrange a support meeting if appropriate.

4 – Complete evaluation of progression form not received from either trainee or their workplace supervisor

  • The review could not be carried out as either the trainee or their workplace supervisor has not submitted their evaluation of progression form.
  • Trainee and/or workplace supervisor will be required to complete a non-compliance form justifying their reasons. We will follow up as appropriate.

5 – Review evidence not expected

  • We have been informed of trainee’s leave of absence from the programme.
  • Trainee to inform us on return to programme and review will be conducted at the next available opportunity and as appropriate to the term of absence.

6 – Progression outcome not definable

  • Previously identified issues/concerns are being actively managed by us in discussion with trainee and/or workplace supervisor.

7a – Progress is satisfactory, within the difficulties caused by the impact of Covid-19 on training

  • Review of progression evidence indicates satisfactory progression acknowledging the difficulties caused to progression due to COVID-19.
  • It is expected that trainee and workplace supervisor will review the trainee’s training plan to reschedule opportunities to cover training missed or delayed due to the pandemic.
  • Trainee and training department are commended for their continued efforts in actively maintaining engagement with the Higher Specialist Scientist Training Programme.

7b – Progress is less than satisfactory for this stage on programme, even acknowledging the difficulties caused by the impact of Covid-19 on training

  • Review of progression evidence indicates major concerns/barriers regarding progress on programme however an unsatisfactory outcome cannot be awarded as the trainee may have been able to achieve satisfactory progression by the time of ARP had they not been disrupted.
  • It is acknowledged that this may be due to either the trainee’s engagement with the programme or issues with essential provision, and COVID interruption.
  • We will contact the trainee and their workplace supervisor for further clarification and arrange a support meeting if appropriate.