Travellers is an early intervention programme run by Skylight for students (generally in Year 9) in New Zealand secondary schools.In order to build on existing studies on Travellers, Skylight commissioned the New Zealand Council for Educational Research (NZCER) to conduct an external evaluation that explored the short- and medium-term outcomes for the young people who took part in this programme in 2008 or 2009. This study
began in April 2011 and finished in January 2012. The overarching evaluation questions were:
- What are the short- and medium-term impacts of the Travellers programme for young people?
- How well is the Travellers programme meeting the needs of particular target groups?
- How can the Travellers programme be improved?