Data and confidentiality statement

Information collected through this survey will be anonymised, looked at collectively and used to inform your school on what’s working well, as well as providing practical recommendations on where changes could be made to improve the school day for children and young people on a low income.

We may use quotes from the survey anonymously to help the school and others understand where difficulties might lie and what can be done to address them.

It is optional for parents and carers to provide contact details as part of this survey. If they are provided, we will only use these details, as part of our project evaluation, to follow up with you six months to one year after completing the survey. After this time, this data will be removed from our records. To comply with the requirements of the project, we will share essential project data confidentially with official project partners. These include Children North East and our evaluation partners. Child Poverty Action Group is General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliant and this project will handle any data collected in accordance with GDPR.

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* 1. School name

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* 2. What year/s are your child(ren) in? Please tick all boxes that apply.

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* 3. Is your child normally entitled to free school meals?

What costs money

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* 4. In your school, which of the following items, events or activities cost you money?
Please tick all appropriate options or tick not applicable (N/A) if they are currently not taking place due to the pandemic.

  Cost money? N/A
Clubs and activities
Trips
Breakfast club
Fun events e.g. discos, fundraising, celebrations, charity days
Food
Home learning
Learning resources (e.g. stationery, materials for class)
Transport
Uniform
Break time

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* 5. Do you think these costs are reasonable? Please write in the box below.

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* 6. Have you ever struggled with these costs? Please write in the box below.

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* 7. Roughly how often are you asked for money by the school? Please tick the box that applies.

Difficulties in affording costs

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* 8. How much do you agree or disagree with the following statements? Please tick the box that applies for each statement.

  Strongly agree Agree Not sure Disagree Strongly disagree
‘The school asks for too much money over a school year.’
‘It’s difficult to afford all of the things my child needs for school.’
‘There’s always lots of notice given if the school is asking us for money.’
Support at school

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* 9. Is there support available at school to help pay for any of the items, events or activities below? 

  Yes No Don't know
Uniform
School dinner
Materials for learning in class and at home
School trips
Fun events e.g. discos, fundraising, celebrations, charity days

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* 10. Is there anything you feel your school does well to support pupils and families with school costs? 

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* 11. How much do you agree or disagree with the following statements? 

  Strongly agree Agree Not sure Disagree Strongly disagree
‘If I was struggling to pay for something at school I would feel comfortable telling staff about that.’
‘I think there is enough support for families finding it difficult to afford school costs.’
‘I know from the school how I would go about applying for free school meals and other grants.’

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* 12. Is there anything more your school could do to support families with school costs? 

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* 13. Is there anything you feel your school does well to ensure it is inclusive of all pupils? 

Communication with the school

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* 14. How does the school communicate with children and families (including during lockdown)? Please tick all that apply

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* 15. Which method of communication is easiest/most convenient? Please rank from 1 (most convenient) to 6 (least convenient)

  1 2 3 4 5 6
Email
Text message
Phone
Whatsapp
Post (letter)
Other (please specify below)
Home learning

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* 16. Do you have everything you need at home for your child to take part in remote learning?

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* 17. Have you spent money on any of the following resources to help with your child(ren)'s learning?

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* 18. When it comes to remote learning, what support or resources have you received from school which have really helped?

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* 19. Is there any other help you would like to receive to support your child's learning?

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* 20. Is there anything else you would like to say about your school? Please write in box below.

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* 21. (Optional) Please tick the box(es) below if you would like to talk to a Cost of the School Day Practitioner about the costs at your child’s school, or if you are interested in taking part in further research.

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* 22. (Optional) About you. 
If you ticked either of the boxes in question 19, please leave your contact details below. 

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