Following adaption by the educational team, an independent pilot to evaluate the material and its impact in the classroom was carried out by Prospects and Prospects Improve in 2012/13 in 32 primary schools across the UK.
The pilot resulted in some valuable case studies and feedback with teachers reporting a significant improvement in pupil attitudes, study skills and behaviour. Pupils were keen, absorbed by the materials and enjoying the activities.
The pilot was well received by teachers and pupils alike, with the results showing a high overall satisfaction with the programme and its materials. Over 85% of participating schools surveyed expressed they were either ‘happy’ or ‘very happy’ with the pilot. There were also marked improvements exhibited by the pupils, specifically in their ability to:
- Relate to others
- Work cooperatively
- Resolve conflicts
- Demonstrate their appreciation of responsibilities
- Respect for others, and their overall learning and behaviour.
Using feedback from the initial pilot, the materials were further adapted for a large second pilot, involving over 2000 pupils in over 90 classrooms in both the north and south of the United Kingdom. The results further supported the impact of the programme, and currently, level 2 of the programme is being adapted for rollout in late 2018.