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YEAR 6 QUESTIONNAIRE FOR THE CLASS TEACHER
This questionnaire is for the Year 6 class teacher.
It asks about the physical environment of the classroom, the class structure, the school ethos and the stresses and strains you may be feeling.
We would be grateful if you could answer all questions, but if there are any you feel are inappropriate please put a line through them.
THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR YOUR HELP
This information is confidential. No person or establishment will be identified by name in any report or publication.
SECTION A: ABOUT THE CLASS

What is the age range of children in your class? from ... years ... months to ... years ... months

years
months
years1
months1

How many children are there on the class register? ... children

How many

How many of your class have been excluded from school since the beginning of this school year? for a fixed term

How many

How many of your class have been excluded from school since the beginning of this school year? permanently

How many

How many are entitled to free school meals? ... children

How many

How many pupils have statements (or are in the process of being statemented) for special educational needs? ... pupils

How many
For how many children in your class do you have to keep medication?
No. of children
How many
Ventolin/inhaler for asthma
Ritalin
Anti-convulsants (for epilepsy)
Adrenalin/Epipen (for allergic reactions)

For how many children in your class do you have to keep medication? Other (please give number of children and state name(s) of medication) ... No. of children

How many
Other

How many children in your class keep their own regular medication when they come to school? Ventolin/inhaler for asthma ... No. of children

How many

How many children in your class keep their own regular medication when they come to school? Ritalin ... No. of children

How many

How many children in your class keep their own regular medication when they come to school? Other (please give number of children and state name(s) of medication) ... No. of children

How many
Other

Approximately for what proportion of the children currently on your attendance register do you feel you have grounds for concern because the child's development might be impaired by his/her home circumstances? (Please tick one box only)

1
100%
2
75-99%
3
50-74%
4
25-49%
5
10-24%
6
less than 10%

How many children in your class are from homes where English is not the first language? ... children

How many

In this class are there ability groups (or setting) for: Literacy

1
Yes
2
No

In this class are there ability groups (or setting) for: Maths

1
Yes
2
No

In this class are there ability groups (or setting) for: Other (please describe)

1
Yes
2
No
Other

How many children in your class have problems of health, behaviour, speech, vision, hearing or development which you consider affects their everyday life in school? ... children

How many

How many children in your class are receiving the following: Remedial reading help ... No. of children

How many

How many children in your class are receiving the following: Remedial mathematics help ... No. of children

How many

How many children in your class are receiving the following: Formal help with behavioural difficulties ... No. of children

How many

How many children in your class are receiving the following: Music lessons during class time ... No. of children

How many
Approximately how many hours a week does the class spend on the following?
hours mins
hours a weekminshours a weekmins hours a weekminshours a weekmins
Literacy/English
Numeracy/Maths
Science
ICT/Computing
History
Geography
Design & technology
Art
PE/games/dance
Music
RE
Personal and social education

How confident are you about teaching the following to this class: Numeracy

1
Very
2
Fairly
3
Not

How confident are you about teaching the following to this class: Literacy

1
Very
2
Fairly
3
Not

How confident are you about teaching the following to this class: Science

1
Very
2
Fairly
3
Not

In the past year, has there been any class discussion/teaching on: Cigarette smoking

1
Yes
2
No
9
Don't know

In the past year, has there been any class discussion/teaching on: Sex education

1
Yes
2
No
9
Don't know

In the past year, has there been any class discussion/teaching on: Drug/solvent abuse

1
Yes
2
No
9
Don't know

In the past year, has there been any class discussion/teaching on: Healthy diet

1
Yes
2
No
9
Don't know

In the past year, has there been any class discussion/teaching on: Exercise

1
Yes
2
No
9
Don't know

How often is homework given in term time?

1
not at all
2
occasionally (less than once a week)
3
once a week
4
2-4 times a week
5
every day
If not at all to question A10a Go to A11 on page 8
qc_A10_a == 1
Else

Which members of your class are usually given homework?

1
only the most able
2
only the least able
3
all are given homework
4
no homework is given

Is the homework:

1
confined to reading and study tasks
2
part reading/study and part assignments due for teacher checking
3
confined to assignments due for teacher checking

On average, how long do you expect pupils in your class to spend on a typical piece of homework?

1
up to 10 minutes
2
11-20 minutes
3
21-30 minutes
4
31-40 minutes
5
more than 40 minutes
What do you do if pupils do not do their homework? (Tick all that apply)
-

1 - Yes

Ask them to do it another time
Use sanctions or punishments
Do nothing

What do you do if pupils do not do their homework? (Tick all that apply) Other (please describe)

1
Yes
Other

What contribution do you think homework makes to pupils' learning?

1
large contribution
2
small contribution
3
no contribution

Are the children in your class given homework or projects to do during half term and/or school holidays?

1
Yes
2
No
SECTION B: THE TEACHING STAFF
How many of the following paid teaching staff work with your class? (Do not include teachers who do individual tuition for music or special needs)
No. of male No. of female
How manyHow manyHow manyHow many How manyHow manyHow manyHow many
Full-time teachers (including yourself)
Part-time teachers (including yourself)
Paid classroom assistants (not teachers)
How many unpaid adult assistants help with your class?
No. of male No. of female
How manyHow manyHow manyHow many How manyHow manyHow manyHow many
parents
volunteers

How many sessions in the last 3 months has temporary staff cover been used?

1
never
2
1-10 sessions
3
11-20 sessions
4
21-30 sessions
5
31 or more sessions

How long have you been a teacher at this school?

1
< 1 year
2
1-2 years
3
3-9 years
4
10 or more years

Are you:

1
Male
2
Female

How long have you taught altogether?

1
< 1 year
2
1-2 years
3
3-9 years
4
10 or more years

Please give the year in which you qualified for teaching

Year

Please list your teaching qualifications.

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SECTION C: THE ENVIRONMENT
How noisy is your school classroom usually? Noise from outside the school (tick all that apply):
-

1 - Yes

Continuous loud noise (e.g. heavy traffic, machinery, etc.)
Intermittent loud noise (e.g. rush-hour traffic, plane taking off)
Continuous moderate noise
Intermittent moderate noise
Usually quiet

How noisy is your school classroom usually? Noise from within the school perimeter (e.g. playground, other classes): Noise of other classes through the walls of your classroom:

1
can hear clearly and is a problem
2
can hear clearly but not a problem
3
can hear but not clearly
4
hardly ever hear

How noisy is your school classroom usually? Noise from within the school perimeter (e.g. playground, other classes): Noise of people moving around the school (e.g. along corridors)

1
can hear clearly and is a problem
2
can hear clearly but not a problem
3
can hear but not clearly
4
hardly ever hear

Is there double glazing in the outside windows?

1
Yes
2
No
The school building(s):

Do you feel there is overcrowding: For the staff:

1
Yes serious
2
Yes occasional
3
No

Do you feel there is overcrowding: For the pupils:

1
Yes serious
2
Yes occasional
3
No
If yes, to either of the above,
qc_C2_a == 1 || qc_C2_a == 2 || qc_C2_b == 1 || qc_C2_b == 2

Is this affecting the quality of education that you are providing?

1
Yes, a great deal
2
Yes, sometimes
3
No

Are there aspects of a school curriculum that you are having to restrict or omit because of lack of space?

1
Yes
2
No
If yes,
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SECTION D: STRESSES AND STRAINS
Often teachers nowadays are under considerable stress. The following questions will enable us to assess your well-being, and have been used in many studies.
Please indicate the way you feel

Do you feel upset for no obvious reason?

1
Very Often
2
Often
3
Not very often
4
Never

Do you get troubled by dizziness or shortness of breath?

1
Very Often
2
Often
3
Not very often
4
Never

Have you felt as though you might faint?

1
Very Often
2
Often
3
Not very often
4
Never

Do you feel sick or have indigestion?

1
Very Often
2
Often
3
Not very often
4
Never

Do you feel that life is too much effort?

1
Very Often
2
Often
3
Not very often
4
Never

Do you feel uneasy and restless?

1
Very Often
2
Often
3
Not very often
4
Never

Do you feel tingling or prickling sensations in your body, arms or legs?

1
Very Often
2
Often
3
Not very often
4
Never

Do you regret much of your past behaviour?

1
Very Often
2
Often
3
Not very often
4
Never

Do you sometimes feel panicky?

1
Very Often
2
Often
3
Not very often
4
Never

Do you find that you have little or no appetite?

1
Very Often
2
Often
3
Not very often
4
Never

Do you wake unusually early in the morning even when you haven't been woken by any children you may have?

1
Very Often
2
Often
3
Not very often
4
Never

Do you worry a lot?

1
Very Often
2
Often
3
Not very often
4
Never

Do you feel tired or exhausted?

1
Very Often
2
Often
3
Not very often
4
Never

Do you experience long periods of sadness?

1
Very Often
2
Often
3
Not very often
4
Never

Do you feel strung-up inside?

1
Very Often
2
Often
3
Not very often
4
Never

Can you go to sleep all right?

1
Very Often
2
Often
3
Not very often
4
Never

Do you ever have the feeling you are going to pieces?

1
Very Often
2
Often
3
Not very often
4
Never

Do you often have excessive sweating or fluttering of the heart?

1
Very Often
2
Often
3
Not very often
4
Never

Do you find yourself needing to cry?

1
Very Often
2
Often
3
Not very often
4
Never

Do you have bad dreams which upset you when you wake up?

1
Very Often
2
Often
3
Not very often
4
Never

Do you lose the ability to feel sympathy for others?

1
Very Often
2
Often
3
Not very often
4
Never

Can you think as quickly as you used to?

1
Very Often
2
Often
3
Not very often
4
Never

Do you have to make a special effort to face up to a crisis or difficulty?

1
Very Often
2
Often
3
Not very often
4
Never
SECTION E: YOUR PERCEPTION OF THE SCHOOL
Please indicate how much you agree or disagree with the statements below about your school
Expectations and standards:

The school gives high priority to raising pupils' standards of achievement

1
Agree strongly
2
Agree
3
Disagree
4
Disagree strongly

The teachers have high expectations of the pupils' standards of achievement

1
Agree strongly
2
Agree
3
Disagree
4
Disagree strongly

The school sets educational goals that are appropriate for each pupil's ability to achieve

1
Agree strongly
2
Agree
3
Disagree
4
Disagree strongly

The standards set for pupils at this school are not high enough

1
Agree strongly
2
Agree
3
Disagree
4
Disagree strongly

All teachers set homework every week for their classes

1
Agree strongly
2
Agree
3
Disagree
4
Disagree strongly

All teachers mark and return homework promptly

1
Agree strongly
2
Agree
3
Disagree
4
Disagree strongly

All teachers start their classes on time

1
Agree strongly
2
Agree
3
Disagree
4
Disagree strongly

The teachers spend all of the time in lessons teaching or on learning activities for pupils

1
Agree strongly
2
Agree
3
Disagree
4
Disagree strongly

Teacher absenteeism is low at this school

1
Agree strongly
2
Agree
3
Disagree
4
Disagree strongly

Poor performance by teachers is not tolerated in this school

1
Agree strongly
2
Agree
3
Disagree
4
Disagree strongly

All teachers expect high standards of behaviour in class from their pupils

1
Agree strongly
2
Agree
3
Disagree
4
Disagree strongly

All pupils are required to come to lessons on time

1
Agree strongly
2
Agree
3
Disagree
4
Disagree strongly
Staff unity on school values and practices:

Teachers at this school believe that all pupils can achieve regardless of their social background

1
Agree strongly
2
Agree
3
Disagree
4
Disagree strongly

Teachers at this school are all committed to the school's aims and values

1
Agree strongly
2
Agree
3
Disagree
4
Disagree strongly

Teachers follow the same set of rules about pupil behaviour

1
Agree strongly
2
Agree
3
Disagree
4
Disagree strongly

There is general agreement amongst the teachers about what are effective teaching approaches

1
Agree strongly
2
Agree
3
Disagree
4
Disagree strongly

There is unity between teachers and the headteacher on the school's aims and values and how these are implemented through teaching and learning

1
Agree strongly
2
Agree
3
Disagree
4
Disagree strongly

Teachers and the headteacher agree on how teachers and pupils should behave towards each other

1
Agree strongly
2
Agree
3
Disagree
4
Disagree strongly

There is a lot of disagreement between staff

1
Agree strongly
2
Agree
3
Disagree
4
Disagree strongly

There are some staff who do not support the headteacher's aims and policies for the school

1
Agree strongly
2
Agree
3
Disagree
4
Disagree strongly
Teacher-pupil reactions in the school:

Teachers are only interested in the pupils who do well in tests and examinations

1
Agree strongly
2
Agree
3
Disagree
4
Disagree strongly

Teachers show respect towards pupils

1
Agree strongly
2
Agree
3
Disagree
4
Disagree strongly

Pupils show respect towards teachers and other staff

1
Agree strongly
2
Agree
3
Disagree
4
Disagree strongly

Teachers and pupils get on well in this school

1
Agree strongly
2
Agree
3
Disagree
4
Disagree strongly

Teachers take care to ensure that their teaching is appropriate for pupils with special educational needs

1
Agree strongly
2
Agree
3
Disagree
4
Disagree strongly

Pupils' views are listened to and taken seriously

1
Agree strongly
2
Agree
3
Disagree
4
Disagree strongly

Pupils organise activities for themselves

1
Agree strongly
2
Agree
3
Disagree
4
Disagree strongly
Pupil performance monitoring and rewards in the school:

A pupil who works hard or makes good progress is noticed and praised

1
Agree strongly
2
Agree
3
Disagree
4
Disagree strongly

The school has a system for rewarding pupils who work hard and/or make good progress even if they do not get high standards

1
Agree strongly
2
Agree
3
Disagree
4
Disagree strongly

The school regularly monitors pupils' actual attainments against those expected given their prior attainment or ability

1
Agree strongly
2
Agree
3
Disagree
4
Disagree strongly

Pupils who are underachieving are identified and attempts made to motivate them

1
Agree strongly
2
Agree
3
Disagree
4
Disagree strongly
Home-school relationships:

The school frequently communicates its expectations of pupils to parents and governors

1
Agree strongly
2
Agree
3
Disagree
4
Disagree strongly

Parents are regularly informed about the progress and achievements at school of their child

1
Agree strongly
2
Agree
3
Disagree
4
Disagree strongly

If a pupil seriously infringes school rules parents will be informed immediately

1
Agree strongly
2
Agree
3
Disagree
4
Disagree strongly

There is a high level of parental support for their child's learning at school

1
Agree strongly
2
Agree
3
Disagree
4
Disagree strongly

Dealing with parental complaints and lack of cooperation from parents takes up a lot of teacher and school management time

1
Agree strongly
2
Agree
3
Disagree
4
Disagree strongly

Parents give a lot of support to the work of the school

1
Agree strongly
2
Agree
3
Disagree
4
Disagree strongly

Conditions in the pupils' home environment adversely affect their learning

1
Agree strongly
2
Agree
3
Disagree
4
Disagree strongly
Pupil attitudes to learning:

Most pupils at this school want to do well in tests and exams

1
Agree strongly
2
Agree
3
Disagree
4
Disagree strongly

Pupils who get good marks or work hard are teased by the other pupils

1
Agree strongly
2
Agree
3
Disagree
4
Disagree strongly

Most pupils at this school are interested in learning

1
Agree strongly
2
Agree
3
Disagree
4
Disagree strongly

Many pupils don't do as well as they could because they are afraid that other pupils won't like them as much

1
Agree strongly
2
Agree
3
Disagree
4
Disagree strongly

There is good extracurricular provision in this school

1
Agree strongly
2
Agree
3
Disagree
4
Disagree strongly

There are very few pupils at this school whose behaviour in class prevents other pupils from learning

1
Agree strongly
2
Agree
3
Disagree
4
Disagree strongly

Most pupils behave well in class

1
Agree strongly
2
Agree
3
Disagree
4
Disagree strongly

There is not much bullying or name-calling of each other by pupils

1
Agree strongly
2
Agree
3
Disagree
4
Disagree strongly
Teacher involvement in the school:

Teachers participate on a regular basis in the development of school policies

1
Agree strongly
2
Agree
3
Disagree
4
Disagree strongly

Teachers at this school are often involved in activities that improve pupils' enjoyment of school

1
Agree strongly
2
Agree
3
Disagree
4
Disagree strongly

Teachers are encouraged by the head teacher to be involved in school improvement activities

1
Agree strongly
2
Agree
3
Disagree
4
Disagree strongly

Teachers are actively involved in creating school development or improvement plans

1
Agree strongly
2
Agree
3
Disagree
4
Disagree strongly

The head teacher takes most of the decisions with little staff consultation

1
Agree strongly
2
Agree
3
Disagree
4
Disagree strongly

What proportion of parents attend parents' evenings:

1
Almost all
2
About two-thirds
3
About half
4
Much less than half
SECTION F: YOUR OPINION OF YOURSELF
Below are some statements. Please say how true they are of you.

I feel that I am a person of worth, at least equal to others

1
Almost always true
2
Often true
3
Sometimes true
4
Seldom true
5
Never true

I feel I have a number of good qualities

1
Almost always true
2
Often true
3
Sometimes true
4
Seldom true
5
Never true

I am able to do things as well as most other people

1
Almost always true
2
Often true
3
Sometimes true
4
Seldom true
5
Never true

I feel I do not have much to be proud of

1
Almost always true
2
Often true
3
Sometimes true
4
Seldom true
5
Never true

I take a positive attitude towards myself

1
Almost always true
2
Often true
3
Sometimes true
4
Seldom true
5
Never true

Sometimes I think I am no good at all

1
Almost always true
2
Often true
3
Sometimes true
4
Seldom true
5
Never true

I am a useful person to have around

1
Almost always true
2
Often true
3
Sometimes true
4
Seldom true
5
Never true

I feel I cannot do anything right

1
Almost always true
2
Often true
3
Sometimes true
4
Seldom true
5
Never true

When I do a job I do it well

1
Almost always true
2
Often true
3
Sometimes true
4
Seldom true
5
Never true

I feel that my life is not very useful

1
Almost always true
2
Often true
3
Sometimes true
4
Seldom true
5
Never true

I am unlucky

1
Almost always true
2
Often true
3
Sometimes true
4
Seldom true
5
Never true
SECTION G: YOUR ATTITUDE TOWARDS TEACHING

I really enjoy teaching

1
Strongly agree
2
Mildly agree
3
Can't say
4
Mildly disagree
5
Strongly disagree

I would prefer to get out of teaching

1
Strongly agree
2
Mildly agree
3
Can't say
4
Mildly disagree
5
Strongly disagree

I like the challenge of making children understand

1
Strongly agree
2
Mildly agree
3
Can't say
4
Mildly disagree
5
Strongly disagree

I really enjoy teaching numeracy skills

1
Strongly agree
2
Mildly agree
3
Can't say
4
Mildly disagree
5
Strongly disagree

Changes in the curriculum are an exciting challenge

1
Strongly agree
2
Mildly agree
3
Can't say
4
Mildly disagree
5
Strongly disagree

Being a teacher is really worthwhile

1
Strongly agree
2
Mildly agree
3
Can't say
4
Mildly disagree
5
Strongly disagree
PLEASE NOW TURN TO THE BACK COVER TO FINISH OFF
SECTION H:

This questionnaire was completed by: the class teacher

1
Yes

This questionnaire was completed by: Other (please describe)

1
Yes
Other

Date of completion of this questionnaire

Generic date
THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR YOUR HELP

Space for any comments you might like to make. Remember for confidentiality reasons we will not be able to reply to these

Long text
When completed please return the questionnaire to: Professor Jean Golding Children of the Nineties - ALSPAC Institute of Child Health
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YEAR 6 QUESTIONNAIRE FOR THE CLASS TEACHER
This questionnaire is for the Year 6 class teacher.
It asks about the physical environment of the classroom, the class structure, the school ethos and the stresses and strains you may be feeling.
We would be grateful if you could answer all questions, but if there are any you feel are inappropriate please put a line through them.
THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR YOUR HELP
This information is confidential. No person or establishment will be identified by name in any report or publication.

SECTION A: ABOUT THE CLASS

What is the age range of children in your class? from ... years ... months to ... years ... months
years
months
years1
months1
How many children are there on the class register? ... children
How many
How many of your class have been excluded from school since the beginning of this school year? for a fixed term
How many
How many of your class have been excluded from school since the beginning of this school year? permanently
How many
How many are entitled to free school meals? ... children
How many
How many pupils have statements (or are in the process of being statemented) for special educational needs? ... pupils
How many

For how many children in your class do you have to keep medication?

No. of children
How many
Ventolin/inhaler for asthma
Ritalin
Anti-convulsants (for epilepsy)
Adrenalin/Epipen (for allergic reactions)
For how many children in your class do you have to keep medication? Other (please give number of children and state name(s) of medication) ... No. of children
How many
Other
How many children in your class keep their own regular medication when they come to school? Ventolin/inhaler for asthma ... No. of children
How many
How many children in your class keep their own regular medication when they come to school? Ritalin ... No. of children
How many
How many children in your class keep their own regular medication when they come to school? Other (please give number of children and state name(s) of medication) ... No. of children
How many
Other
Approximately for what proportion of the children currently on your attendance register do you feel you have grounds for concern because the child's development might be impaired by his/her home circumstances? (Please tick one box only)
1
100%
2
75-99%
3
50-74%
4
25-49%
5
10-24%
6
less than 10%
How many children in your class are from homes where English is not the first language? ... children
How many
In this class are there ability groups (or setting) for: Literacy
1
Yes
2
No
In this class are there ability groups (or setting) for: Maths
1
Yes
2
No
In this class are there ability groups (or setting) for: Other (please describe)
1
Yes
2
No
Other
How many children in your class have problems of health, behaviour, speech, vision, hearing or development which you consider affects their everyday life in school? ... children
How many
How many children in your class are receiving the following: Remedial reading help ... No. of children
How many
How many children in your class are receiving the following: Remedial mathematics help ... No. of children
How many
How many children in your class are receiving the following: Formal help with behavioural difficulties ... No. of children
How many
How many children in your class are receiving the following: Music lessons during class time ... No. of children
How many

Approximately how many hours a week does the class spend on the following?

hours mins
hours a weekminshours a weekmins hours a weekminshours a weekmins
Literacy/English
Numeracy/Maths
Science
ICT/Computing
History
Geography
Design & technology
Art
PE/games/dance
Music
RE
Personal and social education
How confident are you about teaching the following to this class: Numeracy
1
Very
2
Fairly
3
Not
How confident are you about teaching the following to this class: Literacy
1
Very
2
Fairly
3
Not
How confident are you about teaching the following to this class: Science
1
Very
2
Fairly
3
Not
In the past year, has there been any class discussion/teaching on: Cigarette smoking
1
Yes
2
No
9
Don't know
In the past year, has there been any class discussion/teaching on: Sex education
1
Yes
2
No
9
Don't know
In the past year, has there been any class discussion/teaching on: Drug/solvent abuse
1
Yes
2
No
9
Don't know
In the past year, has there been any class discussion/teaching on: Healthy diet
1
Yes
2
No
9
Don't know
In the past year, has there been any class discussion/teaching on: Exercise
1
Yes
2
No
9
Don't know
How often is homework given in term time?
1
not at all
2
occasionally (less than once a week)
3
once a week
4
2-4 times a week
5
every day
Which members of your class are usually given homework?
1
only the most able
2
only the least able
3
all are given homework
4
no homework is given
Is the homework:
1
confined to reading and study tasks
2
part reading/study and part assignments due for teacher checking
3
confined to assignments due for teacher checking
On average, how long do you expect pupils in your class to spend on a typical piece of homework?
1
up to 10 minutes
2
11-20 minutes
3
21-30 minutes
4
31-40 minutes
5
more than 40 minutes

What do you do if pupils do not do their homework? (Tick all that apply)

-

1 - Yes

Ask them to do it another time
Use sanctions or punishments
Do nothing
What do you do if pupils do not do their homework? (Tick all that apply) Other (please describe)
1
Yes
Other
What contribution do you think homework makes to pupils' learning?
1
large contribution
2
small contribution
3
no contribution
Are the children in your class given homework or projects to do during half term and/or school holidays?
1
Yes
2
No

SECTION B: THE TEACHING STAFF

How many of the following paid teaching staff work with your class? (Do not include teachers who do individual tuition for music or special needs)

No. of male No. of female
How manyHow manyHow manyHow many How manyHow manyHow manyHow many
Full-time teachers (including yourself)
Part-time teachers (including yourself)
Paid classroom assistants (not teachers)

How many unpaid adult assistants help with your class?

No. of male No. of female
How manyHow manyHow manyHow many How manyHow manyHow manyHow many
parents
volunteers
How many sessions in the last 3 months has temporary staff cover been used?
1
never
2
1-10 sessions
3
11-20 sessions
4
21-30 sessions
5
31 or more sessions
How long have you been a teacher at this school?
1
< 1 year
2
1-2 years
3
3-9 years
4
10 or more years
Are you:
1
Male
2
Female
How long have you taught altogether?
1
< 1 year
2
1-2 years
3
3-9 years
4
10 or more years
Please give the year in which you qualified for teaching
Year
Please list your teaching qualifications.
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SECTION C: THE ENVIRONMENT

How noisy is your school classroom usually? Noise from outside the school (tick all that apply):

-

1 - Yes

Continuous loud noise (e.g. heavy traffic, machinery, etc.)
Intermittent loud noise (e.g. rush-hour traffic, plane taking off)
Continuous moderate noise
Intermittent moderate noise
Usually quiet
How noisy is your school classroom usually? Noise from within the school perimeter (e.g. playground, other classes): Noise of other classes through the walls of your classroom:
1
can hear clearly and is a problem
2
can hear clearly but not a problem
3
can hear but not clearly
4
hardly ever hear
How noisy is your school classroom usually? Noise from within the school perimeter (e.g. playground, other classes): Noise of people moving around the school (e.g. along corridors)
1
can hear clearly and is a problem
2
can hear clearly but not a problem
3
can hear but not clearly
4
hardly ever hear
Is there double glazing in the outside windows?
1
Yes
2
No

The school building(s):

Do you feel there is overcrowding: For the staff:
1
Yes serious
2
Yes occasional
3
No
Do you feel there is overcrowding: For the pupils:
1
Yes serious
2
Yes occasional
3
No
Is this affecting the quality of education that you are providing?
1
Yes, a great deal
2
Yes, sometimes
3
No
Are there aspects of a school curriculum that you are having to restrict or omit because of lack of space?
1
Yes
2
No
please describe
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SECTION D: STRESSES AND STRAINS

Often teachers nowadays are under considerable stress. The following questions will enable us to assess your well-being, and have been used in many studies.
Please indicate the way you feel
Do you feel upset for no obvious reason?
1
Very Often
2
Often
3
Not very often
4
Never
Do you get troubled by dizziness or shortness of breath?
1
Very Often
2
Often
3
Not very often
4
Never
Have you felt as though you might faint?
1
Very Often
2
Often
3
Not very often
4
Never
Do you feel sick or have indigestion?
1
Very Often
2
Often
3
Not very often
4
Never
Do you feel that life is too much effort?
1
Very Often
2
Often
3
Not very often
4
Never
Do you feel uneasy and restless?
1
Very Often
2
Often
3
Not very often
4
Never
Do you feel tingling or prickling sensations in your body, arms or legs?
1
Very Often
2
Often
3
Not very often
4
Never
Do you regret much of your past behaviour?
1
Very Often
2
Often
3
Not very often
4
Never
Do you sometimes feel panicky?
1
Very Often
2
Often
3
Not very often
4
Never
Do you find that you have little or no appetite?
1
Very Often
2
Often
3
Not very often
4
Never
Do you wake unusually early in the morning even when you haven't been woken by any children you may have?
1
Very Often
2
Often
3
Not very often
4
Never
Do you worry a lot?
1
Very Often
2
Often
3
Not very often
4
Never
Do you feel tired or exhausted?
1
Very Often
2
Often
3
Not very often
4
Never
Do you experience long periods of sadness?
1
Very Often
2
Often
3
Not very often
4
Never
Do you feel strung-up inside?
1
Very Often
2
Often
3
Not very often
4
Never
Can you go to sleep all right?
1
Very Often
2
Often
3
Not very often
4
Never
Do you ever have the feeling you are going to pieces?
1
Very Often
2
Often
3
Not very often
4
Never
Do you often have excessive sweating or fluttering of the heart?
1
Very Often
2
Often
3
Not very often
4
Never
Do you find yourself needing to cry?
1
Very Often
2
Often
3
Not very often
4
Never
Do you have bad dreams which upset you when you wake up?
1
Very Often
2
Often
3
Not very often
4
Never
Do you lose the ability to feel sympathy for others?
1
Very Often
2
Often
3
Not very often
4
Never
Can you think as quickly as you used to?
1
Very Often
2
Often
3
Not very often
4
Never
Do you have to make a special effort to face up to a crisis or difficulty?
1
Very Often
2
Often
3
Not very often
4
Never

SECTION E: YOUR PERCEPTION OF THE SCHOOL

Please indicate how much you agree or disagree with the statements below about your school

Expectations and standards:

The school gives high priority to raising pupils' standards of achievement
1
Agree strongly
2
Agree
3
Disagree
4
Disagree strongly
The teachers have high expectations of the pupils' standards of achievement
1
Agree strongly
2
Agree
3
Disagree
4
Disagree strongly
The school sets educational goals that are appropriate for each pupil's ability to achieve
1
Agree strongly
2
Agree
3
Disagree
4
Disagree strongly
The standards set for pupils at this school are not high enough
1
Agree strongly
2
Agree
3
Disagree
4
Disagree strongly
All teachers set homework every week for their classes
1
Agree strongly
2
Agree
3
Disagree
4
Disagree strongly
All teachers mark and return homework promptly
1
Agree strongly
2
Agree
3
Disagree
4
Disagree strongly
All teachers start their classes on time
1
Agree strongly
2
Agree
3
Disagree
4
Disagree strongly
The teachers spend all of the time in lessons teaching or on learning activities for pupils
1
Agree strongly
2
Agree
3
Disagree
4
Disagree strongly
Teacher absenteeism is low at this school
1
Agree strongly
2
Agree
3
Disagree
4
Disagree strongly
Poor performance by teachers is not tolerated in this school
1
Agree strongly
2
Agree
3
Disagree
4
Disagree strongly
All teachers expect high standards of behaviour in class from their pupils
1
Agree strongly
2
Agree
3
Disagree
4
Disagree strongly
All pupils are required to come to lessons on time
1
Agree strongly
2
Agree
3
Disagree
4
Disagree strongly

Staff unity on school values and practices:

Teachers at this school believe that all pupils can achieve regardless of their social background
1
Agree strongly
2
Agree
3
Disagree
4
Disagree strongly
Teachers at this school are all committed to the school's aims and values
1
Agree strongly
2
Agree
3
Disagree
4
Disagree strongly
Teachers follow the same set of rules about pupil behaviour
1
Agree strongly
2
Agree
3
Disagree
4
Disagree strongly
There is general agreement amongst the teachers about what are effective teaching approaches
1
Agree strongly
2
Agree
3
Disagree
4
Disagree strongly
There is unity between teachers and the headteacher on the school's aims and values and how these are implemented through teaching and learning
1
Agree strongly
2
Agree
3
Disagree
4
Disagree strongly
Teachers and the headteacher agree on how teachers and pupils should behave towards each other
1
Agree strongly
2
Agree
3
Disagree
4
Disagree strongly
There is a lot of disagreement between staff
1
Agree strongly
2
Agree
3
Disagree
4
Disagree strongly
There are some staff who do not support the headteacher's aims and policies for the school
1
Agree strongly
2
Agree
3
Disagree
4
Disagree strongly

Teacher-pupil reactions in the school:

Teachers are only interested in the pupils who do well in tests and examinations
1
Agree strongly
2
Agree
3
Disagree
4
Disagree strongly
Teachers show respect towards pupils
1
Agree strongly
2
Agree
3
Disagree
4
Disagree strongly
Pupils show respect towards teachers and other staff
1
Agree strongly
2
Agree
3
Disagree
4
Disagree strongly
Teachers and pupils get on well in this school
1
Agree strongly
2
Agree
3
Disagree
4
Disagree strongly
Teachers take care to ensure that their teaching is appropriate for pupils with special educational needs
1
Agree strongly
2
Agree
3
Disagree
4
Disagree strongly
Pupils' views are listened to and taken seriously
1
Agree strongly
2
Agree
3
Disagree
4
Disagree strongly
Pupils organise activities for themselves
1
Agree strongly
2
Agree
3
Disagree
4
Disagree strongly

Pupil performance monitoring and rewards in the school:

A pupil who works hard or makes good progress is noticed and praised
1
Agree strongly
2
Agree
3
Disagree
4
Disagree strongly
The school has a system for rewarding pupils who work hard and/or make good progress even if they do not get high standards
1
Agree strongly
2
Agree
3
Disagree
4
Disagree strongly
The school regularly monitors pupils' actual attainments against those expected given their prior attainment or ability
1
Agree strongly
2
Agree
3
Disagree
4
Disagree strongly
Pupils who are underachieving are identified and attempts made to motivate them
1
Agree strongly
2
Agree
3
Disagree
4
Disagree strongly

Home-school relationships:

The school frequently communicates its expectations of pupils to parents and governors
1
Agree strongly
2
Agree
3
Disagree
4
Disagree strongly
Parents are regularly informed about the progress and achievements at school of their child
1
Agree strongly
2
Agree
3
Disagree
4
Disagree strongly
If a pupil seriously infringes school rules parents will be informed immediately
1
Agree strongly
2
Agree
3
Disagree
4
Disagree strongly
There is a high level of parental support for their child's learning at school
1
Agree strongly
2
Agree
3
Disagree
4
Disagree strongly
Dealing with parental complaints and lack of cooperation from parents takes up a lot of teacher and school management time
1
Agree strongly
2
Agree
3
Disagree
4
Disagree strongly
Parents give a lot of support to the work of the school
1
Agree strongly
2
Agree
3
Disagree
4
Disagree strongly
Conditions in the pupils' home environment adversely affect their learning
1
Agree strongly
2
Agree
3
Disagree
4
Disagree strongly

Pupil attitudes to learning:

Most pupils at this school want to do well in tests and exams
1
Agree strongly
2
Agree
3
Disagree
4
Disagree strongly
Pupils who get good marks or work hard are teased by the other pupils
1
Agree strongly
2
Agree
3
Disagree
4
Disagree strongly
Most pupils at this school are interested in learning
1
Agree strongly
2
Agree
3
Disagree
4
Disagree strongly
Many pupils don't do as well as they could because they are afraid that other pupils won't like them as much
1
Agree strongly
2
Agree
3
Disagree
4
Disagree strongly
There is good extracurricular provision in this school
1
Agree strongly
2
Agree
3
Disagree
4
Disagree strongly
There are very few pupils at this school whose behaviour in class prevents other pupils from learning
1
Agree strongly
2
Agree
3
Disagree
4
Disagree strongly
Most pupils behave well in class
1
Agree strongly
2
Agree
3
Disagree
4
Disagree strongly
There is not much bullying or name-calling of each other by pupils
1
Agree strongly
2
Agree
3
Disagree
4
Disagree strongly

Teacher involvement in the school:

Teachers participate on a regular basis in the development of school policies
1
Agree strongly
2
Agree
3
Disagree
4
Disagree strongly
Teachers at this school are often involved in activities that improve pupils' enjoyment of school
1
Agree strongly
2
Agree
3
Disagree
4
Disagree strongly
Teachers are encouraged by the head teacher to be involved in school improvement activities
1
Agree strongly
2
Agree
3
Disagree
4
Disagree strongly
Teachers are actively involved in creating school development or improvement plans
1
Agree strongly
2
Agree
3
Disagree
4
Disagree strongly
The head teacher takes most of the decisions with little staff consultation
1
Agree strongly
2
Agree
3
Disagree
4
Disagree strongly
What proportion of parents attend parents' evenings:
1
Almost all
2
About two-thirds
3
About half
4
Much less than half

SECTION F: YOUR OPINION OF YOURSELF

Below are some statements. Please say how true they are of you.
I feel that I am a person of worth, at least equal to others
1
Almost always true
2
Often true
3
Sometimes true
4
Seldom true
5
Never true
I feel I have a number of good qualities
1
Almost always true
2
Often true
3
Sometimes true
4
Seldom true
5
Never true
I am able to do things as well as most other people
1
Almost always true
2
Often true
3
Sometimes true
4
Seldom true
5
Never true
I feel I do not have much to be proud of
1
Almost always true
2
Often true
3
Sometimes true
4
Seldom true
5
Never true
I take a positive attitude towards myself
1
Almost always true
2
Often true
3
Sometimes true
4
Seldom true
5
Never true
Sometimes I think I am no good at all
1
Almost always true
2
Often true
3
Sometimes true
4
Seldom true
5
Never true
I am a useful person to have around
1
Almost always true
2
Often true
3
Sometimes true
4
Seldom true
5
Never true
I feel I cannot do anything right
1
Almost always true
2
Often true
3
Sometimes true
4
Seldom true
5
Never true
When I do a job I do it well
1
Almost always true
2
Often true
3
Sometimes true
4
Seldom true
5
Never true
I feel that my life is not very useful
1
Almost always true
2
Often true
3
Sometimes true
4
Seldom true
5
Never true
I am unlucky
1
Almost always true
2
Often true
3
Sometimes true
4
Seldom true
5
Never true

SECTION G: YOUR ATTITUDE TOWARDS TEACHING

I really enjoy teaching
1
Strongly agree
2
Mildly agree
3
Can't say
4
Mildly disagree
5
Strongly disagree
I would prefer to get out of teaching
1
Strongly agree
2
Mildly agree
3
Can't say
4
Mildly disagree
5
Strongly disagree
I like the challenge of making children understand
1
Strongly agree
2
Mildly agree
3
Can't say
4
Mildly disagree
5
Strongly disagree
I really enjoy teaching numeracy skills
1
Strongly agree
2
Mildly agree
3
Can't say
4
Mildly disagree
5
Strongly disagree
Changes in the curriculum are an exciting challenge
1
Strongly agree
2
Mildly agree
3
Can't say
4
Mildly disagree
5
Strongly disagree
Being a teacher is really worthwhile
1
Strongly agree
2
Mildly agree
3
Can't say
4
Mildly disagree
5
Strongly disagree
PLEASE NOW TURN TO THE BACK COVER TO FINISH OFF

SECTION H:

This questionnaire was completed by: the class teacher
1
Yes
This questionnaire was completed by: Other (please describe)
1
Yes
Other
Date of completion of this questionnaire
Generic date
THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR YOUR HELP
Space for any comments you might like to make. Remember for confidentiality reasons we will not be able to reply to these
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When completed please return the questionnaire to: Professor Jean Golding Children of the Nineties - ALSPAC Institute of Child Health
Name

Questionnaire for Class Teacher