Research

Evolve’s focus is on transforming the lives of young people. Research in this area is ongoing.  Keep up to date here:

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The Education Policy Institute’s Independent Commission on Children and Young People’s Mental Health report, Time to Deliver, calls for every school to have a mental health lead, evidence-based training and be inspected on pupil wellbeing.

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Evolve Project HE:RO Health Mentors have a positive impact on pupil outcomes, a study by education researchers LKMco has found.

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Elements of Effective Practice for Mentoring’ by the US-based National Mentoring Partnership offers research-informed and practitioner-approved best practices for creating and sustaining impactful mentoring relationships and strong programme services.

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The recommendations of Professor Graham Donaldson’s report in to education in Wales, ‘Successful Futures’, makes health and wellbeing a priority area and points the way towards new possibilities for schools and their pupils.

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An evaluation of Evolve’s Project HE:RO led by Professor Jim McKenna of Leeds Beckett University.

The link between HWB and attainment
Public Health England briefs head teachers. governors and staff in education settings about ‘The link between pupil health and wellbeing and attainment’.

Unseen Children
Unseen Children reviews the current pattern of disadvantage and educational success across England. It aims to learn the lessons of recent policy initiatives, and make proposals that would really make a difference.

Five ways to wellbeing
‘Five Ways to Wellbeing’ is a set of evidence-based public mental health messages aimed at improving the mental health and wellbeing of the whole population. They were developed by nef (the new economics foundation).

Impact of pupil behaviour
‘The Impact of Pupil Behaviour and Wellbeing on Educational Outcomes’ is a research report by Leslie Morrison Gutman and John Vorhaus for the Department of Education

Designed to move
‘Active Schools’ is a practical guide for school leaders from Designed to Move, jam-packed with useful toolkits and activity programmes.

Beyond 2012
‘Beyond 2012 – outstanding physical education for all; Physical education in schools 2008–12’ is a report based on evidence from Ofsted inspections of PE.

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‘Children of the New Century’ sets out mental health findings from the Millennium Cohort Study; a three-year project following a large sample of children born at the start of the 21st century.


Dr Miranda Wolpert of UCL explores ‘What kinds of mental health activities (5-18) should be the focus for funders’ grant-making and what should they be aiming to learn?’