How to Thrive - improving pupils' non-cognitive skills
Around 30 schools will be recruited to the trial in two main stages during 2013. The test schools are delivering a structured programme within Personal Health and Social Education from year 7 to year 10. The evaluation is initially looking at the first two years of the intervention. NIESR is measuring the impact on pupils through testing in English and Maths at the start of the intervention and after 2 years of its delivery. The process evaluation is aimed at assessing the design and approach of the programme, including training, analysis of materials, survey of existing practice, teacher response to the programme and the experiences of pupils through focus groups.
Timescale and funder
The evaluation is funded by the Education Endowment Foundation. It began in 2013 and will be completed in 2015 when the final report is published.
More information is available about the project on the EEF website project page