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  • Who are NatCen?

    We’re Britain’s largest independent social research agency. For the last 50 years we’ve worked on behalf of government and charities to find out what people really think about important social issues and how Britain is run.

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  • What's involved?

    For Pupils

    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.

    For Parents/Carers

    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.

    For Teachers

    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.

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    • pink-handshake2 Our pledge to you

      We understand you may have some questions about our credentials and how we deal with personal information.

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  • Privacy notice

    In our privacy notice, we explain the legal basis for data processing, who will have access to your personal data, how your data will be used, stored and deleted, and who you can contact with a query or a complaint.

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  • Find out more

    If you have any further questions or would like to discuss the research, please email CRC@natcen.ac.uk or call 0808 168 1348