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Information for schools

What happens if my school takes part in this study?

Taking part in this study is completely voluntary. If your school decides to take part:

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  • A teacher responsible for delivering the curriculum around relationships will teach three lessons across three consecutive weeks to two classes in Year 8 and 9 or S2 and S3

NatCen will conduct a pilot evaluation:

  • The teacher and students will be asked to complete a questionnaire before and after the programme, which will take approximately fifteen minutes to complete.
  • A NatCen researcher will conduct an interview with the teacher and (if different) the safeguarding lead about their experience of delivering the programme.
  • A NatCen researcher may also:
      • visit your school to observe one of the programme sessions; and
      • talk to a small group of students within each year group about their experience of the programme.

By participating, your school will be making a valuable contribution to building evidence for what works in education.

How does my school get involved?

Secondary schools in England and Scotland can apply to part of the study if they meet the eligibility criteria and are committed to engage fully.

To be eligible for the trial your school should:

  • Be located in England or Scotland;
  • Have at least two Year 8 and Year 9 classes with no classes taught in mixed-year groups; and
  • Have at least one teacher who has attended the NCA-CEOP Ambassador training willing to take part in delivery and evaluation activities.

Get in touch

If you would like further information about the pilot or how it might work in your school, please email the team on or call free on 0808 168 2791.