CHILDREN + YOUNG PEOPLE

Relationship Education school programme – evaluation and case study


During the 2015/2016 academic year, The Spark’s Children and Young People Team (CYP) delivered the Relationship Education programme in the south and east of Glasgow.

Funded by Sanctuary Housing Association Scotland and Glasgow Housing Association, 3 primary schools were included in the programme:

A total of 146 Primary 6 and 7 pupils participated in the programme over 6 weeks.


Relationship Education evaluation – programme objectives

This programme aimed to help children:

  • understand the importance of relationships
  • become aware of what healthy relationships look like
  • understand how to manage relationships effectively
  • become better equipped to manage existing and future relationships, specifically in the context of peer pressure and bullying.

Relationship Education evaluation – method

At the conclusion of the Relationship Education programme pupils complete a questionnaire. Questions focused on their personal understanding of the impact their feelings can have on their own behaviour, their awareness of good relationships and their perspective on peer pressure and bullying.

The questionnaire included a series of personal statements that pupils were asked to respond to as ‘Yes’, ‘No’ or ‘I don’t know’.


Programme outcomes

 

  • Pupils demonstrated an enhanced awareness of their own personal strengths
  • 78% of pupils now understood that focusing on those strengths will help them feel good about themselves and make positive life choices
  • 89% of pupils agreed that good relationships keep everyone healthier and happier
  • 83% of pupils believed they had developed confidence to say no to their friends when asked to do something they do not wish to do.

Teacher feedback

Teachers reported extensive positive feedback on the programme itself and the delivery/facilitation by The Spark’s CYP Team.

“It has encouraged the children to be more mindful of the thoughts and feelings of others.”

“Children are becoming more confident about discussing feelings and demonstrating a better awareness of others.”


Future programmes

To find out more about The Spark’s Relationship Education programme please telephone 0141 222 3910 or complete an enquiry form.

Visit the Relationship Education page for a detailed look at the programme.