Parent/Guardian Consent Form

Directors of the study: Dr Olympia Palikara and Dr Susana Castro
Research Assistants: Ms Vicky Eirinaki and Ms Carolina Gaona

Dear Parent/Guardian,

Title of Research Project: Cross-Validation of the School Climate Survey for children and young people

Researchers from the University of Roehampton are carrying out a project looking at aspects of children’s and young people’s self-reported perception of school survey. As part of this research project, researchers will be asking primary school and secondary school children to complete a self-report questionnaire. Pupils will complete the questionnaire in whole class groups with a researcher and member of teaching staff present, which should take around 15 minutes to complete.

The completion of the questionnaire will be anonymous and all responses will be treated as completely confidential.  All researchers have DBS clearance. Children do not have to take part on the day if they do not want to.  There are no right or wrong answers; and all the research materials and questionnaires have been approved by the Headteacher.

You and your child are free to withdraw from the research at any time by informing the investigator.

If you DO NOT wish your child to take part indicate so in the form below, together with your child's details. This will help ensure that your child will not participate on the day of the survey.

Investigator Contact Details:

Dr Olympia Palikara
University of Roehampton
School of Education
Froebel College, Roehampton Lane
SW15 5PJ
Telephone: +44(0)20 8392 8166

Please note: if you have a concern about any aspect of your participation or any other queries please raise this with the Principal Investigator (Dr Olympia Palikara). However if you would like to contact an independent party please contact the Deputy Director for Research :

Head of Research Contact Details:

Professor Vini Lander                                                             

School of Education, Froebel College
Roehampton Lane, London, UK                                     

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* Please tick the box below if you do not wish your child to participate in the study described above

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* Please provide details of your child to exclude him/her from the study