The Good School Toolkit – secondary (GST-S) pilot trial is a mixed-methods phase 2 pilot trial of an educational and behavioural intervention developed by Ugandan NGO Raising Voices. The intervention aims to reduce violence between staff and students and between student peers.
The Good School Toolkit, developed by Ugandan NGO Raising Voices, is a complex behavioural intervention, which takes a whole-school approach to support all school actors to change the overall culture of the school. The Good School Toolkit, reduces violence from school staff to students, and peer violence between students, in Ugandan primary schools. In 2015-16, LSHTM and Raising Voices adapted the Toolkit for use in secondary schools.
The GST-S pilot trial is a pilot cluster randomised trial of the adapted Toolkit in Kampala and Wakiso in Uganda to test procedures in preparation for a larger trial to evaluate the effectiveness of the secondary schools version of the Good School Toolkit.
The project is part of the Child Protection Research Group.
LSHTM oversees all research activities. Raising Voices developed, adapted and deliver the Good School Toolkit. AfriChild Centre and leading the quantitative and qualitative data collection.
Principal investigator (LSHTM): Professor Karen Devries
Principal investigator (Raising Voices): Dipak Naker
Trial manager (LSHTM): Clare Tanton
Raising Voices staff: Janet Nakuti, Angel Mirembe, Yvonne Laruni
AfriChild Centre staff: Mathew Amollo, John Bosco Apota, Timothy Opobo