Thank you very much for your interest in our survey on mid-career teacher development and retention. Please find some more information about the project below.

Information about the research
The Sheffield Institute of Education (SIoE) at Sheffield Hallam University and the Chartered College of Teaching (CCT) are carrying out research into mid-career teacher development and retention. As part of this you have been asked to take part in this survey.

What will this involve?
This survey contains open and closed questions so we can analyse data quantitatively but also give you the opportunity to share your views in more depth. At the end of the survey, you will have the opportunity to provide your contact details should you like to participate in follow-up interviews/focus groups. These will take place online or over the phone and participation is entirely voluntary.
Do I have to take part in the research?
Participation in this research is entirely voluntary. You can also ask to withdraw any data from the research without giving a reason by contacting the research lead. If you change your mind while completing the survey, simply quit the page - incomplete responses will not be included in the analysis.
Personal data
CCT will only store personal information for the purposes of contacting you for the project.

How will my information be used?
SIoE undertakes research as part of its function for the community under its legal status. Data protection allows us to use personal data for research with appropriate safeguards in place under the legal basis of public tasks that are in the public interest. A full statement of your rights can be found at All SIoE research is reviewed to ensure that participants are treated appropriately and their rights respected. This study was approved by the SIoE. Further information can be found here  
The CCT's privacy policy which also applies to data collection as part of research projects can be found here:

You should contact the Data Protection Officer ( if:
  • you have a query about how your data is used by SioE
  • you would like to report a data security breach (e.g. if you think your personal data has been lost or disclosed inappropriately)
  • you would like to complain about how the University has used your personal data  
You should contact the Head of Research Ethics (Professor Ann Macaskill - if:
  • you have concerns with how the research was undertaken or how you were treated

Postal address: Sheffield Hallam University, Howard Street, Sheffield S1 1WBT Telephone: 0114 225 5555

Will I be identifiable?
Survey data will be stored, and shared between the SIoE and CCT without any individual identifiers. Reporting too will not include any individual identifiers.

Any use of the data for wider academic research publications will anonymise both organisations and individuals. 

Our research will be completed by the end of April 2020.  

If you have any further questions about the research, please ask: 

Lisa-Maria Muller - 

Question Title


Project title: Mid-Career Teacher Development and Retention

Please read through the statements below and indicate that you agree with them by selecting the right option below.

I confirm that I have read and understand the information on the above mentioned project.

I understand that my participation is voluntary and that I am free to withdraw at any time, without giving any reason, and without my rights being affected.

I understand that any data that are collected will be used and stored anonymously, in accordance with the Data Protection Act. Results are normally presented in terms of groups of individuals. If any individual data were presented, the data would be completely anonymous, without any means of identifying the individuals involved. To find out more about the Privacy Policy, please visit:

I understand that these data may be used in analyses, publications, reports, presentations and other communications by the Chartered College of Teaching and their collaborators at other research institutions. I give permission for the research team to have access to and share this data.

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