Does academic mentoring improve pupils health and wellbeing at S4 stage? (S4 Scottish education system aged 15 16)

Requirements for Dissertation Full Proposal
Research Question:
Does academic mentoring improve pupils health and wellbeing at S4 stage? (S4 Scottish education system aged 15 16)
Research Aim:
To Evaluate the impact of Academic Mentoring on pupils health and wellbeing at S4 stage.
To find out the view of pupils regarding academic mentoring.
To discover if academic mentoring can improve pupils attainment.
To determine if academic mentoring can improve pupils self-esteem.
To ascertain if the impact of academic mentoring on pupils health and wellbeing can be demonstrated.
Rationale and Context section
This section needs to include the information below, plus government policies regarding why and how schools can improve health and wellbeing.
The Academy is a comprehensive school of around 900 students serving the catchment in and around a town, in the North-East of Scotland. There are 11 schools within the Children’s Services Network (CSN), which includes 1 secondary school, 9 primary schools and 1 special school.
With the intention of raising attainment and achievement, and improving self-esteem, the school introduced a School Based Mentoring Program with S4 (aged 15 16) pupils.
The research will involve school pupils aged 15 to 17 years.
It will take place in school, during the school day mentoring takes place three times, once per term during the academic year.
Literature Review critically analyse the key themes in current research and policy including the most up to date findings on school-based mentoring; also include a paragraph about types of mentoring.
Section on the Methodology and Data Collection different types, and why and when theyre used
The research will involve a mixed method approach – quantitative and qualitative:
o Up to 160 S4 pupils taking part in academic mentoring
o Up to 160 pupils completing an electronic questionnaire
o A focus group discussion with six pupils – three males and three females.
o questionnaire Likert scale
o Interview – Individual semi-structured interviews with one or two pupils
o Focus Group
Ethical Issues how this research may affect people taking part, especially if theyre under 16yrs.
Other items to include:
Draft Permissions and Agreements
o Consent form for Parents
o Consent form for Pupils
Draft Pupil Questionnaire
Criteria is attached as a separate document
References to be used will also be provided