All children taking part will be asked to complete a short online survey about their thoughts and feelings before the start of the project in September/October 2020 and then again at the end of the project in June/July 2021. Each survey will take around 15 minutes to complete.
We’ll also be visiting schools between February to July 2021, where one of our researchers will:
- watch a Choices lesson or mentoring session
- have a group discussion with 3-4 pupils about the CRC Project lesson
- have a short interview with one pupil about the 1-2-1 mentoring session.
We would like to speak with parents of children who have taken part in mentoring sessions about how they think the sessions have supported their child. A teacher might ask you if you’d like to take part in a short interview with a NatCen researcher, in June/July 2021. It’s entirely up to you if you want to take part.
We will observe an online CRC Project Teacher training session in December 2020 to understand how the training is delivered.
We will visit each school taking part in this research between February and July 2021. On the day of the school visit, one of our researchers will observe a CRC Project lesson and may also invite you to take part in an interview about your experiences of delivering the Choices lessons, including what works well, areas for improvement and benefits for pupils.
In July 2021, we will also ask you to share attendance records of Choices lessons and pupil information, including their name, date of birth and Unique Pupil Number (UPN). We will provide instructions on how to securely transfer this information to our research team.
For CRC Champions
We will invite CRC Champions to take part in a short telephone interview in June and July 2021 about how the CRC Project has worked in your school. We may also speak to CRC Champions at schools who have not been selected for the evaluation to gain a broader range of views of the project. We will also ask CRC Champions to coordinate and plan the school visits between February and June 2021.