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The GBG approach: can it arrest secondary school decline?

Dec. 17, 2014

[PROGRAMMES] Mentor is currently trialling the Good Behaviour Game (GBG), an innovative intervention which has been shown to have dramatic benefits on children's behaviour in school. If proven to be effective in the English context, GBG could have a long-term influence on the problems outlined in the recent Ofsted report which revealed that secondary schools in England are failing in increasing numbers. 

Breaking Out to Breaking Bad

Nov. 21, 2014

[RESEARCH] One of the key findings from our work delivering alcohol education services in HMYOI Polmont is that, no matter how many interventions you provide, the young people must want to make positive changes in order for any benefit to develop.

PSHE in schools: Education Committee debate

Nov. 6, 2014

[POLICY] On the basis of evidence submitted in June to the Education Select Committee inquiry on PSHE education in schools, Mentor's Chief Executive Michael O'Toole was invited as a witness, alongside other experts, to provide evidence at the House of Commons debate on Tuesday 4 November.