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ME AND MY SCHOOL
Here are some questions about school.
You can ask someone else to help you do these if you wish.
Please be as truthful as you can.
Section A
Please tell us what you think about school.
Remember to put only one tick for each question.

Which of these is most like you?

1
I always like going to school
2
Most of the time I like going to school
3
I don't like going to school much
4
I never like going to school

How safe do you feel in the playground?

1
Never
2
Not very often
3
Most of the time
4
Always

How fair is your teacher?

1
Always fair
2
Most of the time my teacher is fair
3
Sometimes my teacher is not fair
4
My teacher is never fair

What do you think about your school work?

1
It is always boring
2
Most of the time it is boring
3
Most of the time it is interesting
4
It is always interesting
What do you do if you are worried about something? (You can tick more than 1 box if you like)
-

1 - Yes

I keep it to myself
I tell a friend
I tell someone at home
I tell a teacher
AT SCHOOL

How often do you get to do something you are good at?

1
Always
2
Often (most days)
3
Sometimes
4
Never

Do you get homework?

1
Never
2
Sometimes
3
Often
4
Always

Do you feel happy at school?

1
Never
2
Sometimes
3
Often
4
Always

How hard is the work that your teacher gives you?

1
Always too hard for me
2
Often too hard
3
Sometimes too hard
4
Never too hard

Now tell me how easy your work is:

1
Never too easy
2
Sometimes too easy
3
Often too easy
4
Always too easy

What do you think about your work?

1
I think my work is very good
2
I think my work is alright
3
I think my work is not very good
4
I think my work is terrible

Tell us how much you try at school:

1
I always do my best at school
2
Most of the time I do my best
3
Sometimes I do my best
4
I never do my best

How do you get on with your school work?

1
I can't do anything well
2
I can do some things well
3
I can do most things well
4
I can do everything well

What does your teacher think?

1
My teacher thinks my work is very good
2
My teacher thinks my work is quite good
3
My teacher thinks my work isn't very good
4
My teacher thinks my work is terrible

Do you like answering questions in class?

1
Never
2
Sometimes
3
Often (most days)
4
Always

How do you feel?

1
I never feel left out of things
2
I sometimes feel left out of things
3
I often feel left out of things
4
I always feel left out of things

Which of these is most like you?

1
I never bully other children
2
I sometimes bully other children
3
I bully other children quite often
4
I bully other children all the time

How do the children in your class behave?

1
They always behave well
2
Most of the time they behave well
3
Most of the time they behave badly
4
They always behave badly

Except for holidays have you stayed away from school at all?

1
I've stayed off school a lot, even when I was not sick
2
I've stayed off school a few times when I was not sick
3
I've stayed off school once when I was not sick
4
I always go to school unless I am sick

Have you been bullied?

1
I get bullied all the time
2
I get bullied quite a lot
3
I get bullied a little bit
4
Nobody ever bullies me

What do you think?

1
I think I'm very clever
2
I think I'm quite clever
3
I think I'm not very clever
4
I think I'm not clever at all

What do grown-ups at home think?

1
They think I always behave well in school
2
They think I behave well most of the time in school
3
They think I behave badly most of the time in school
4
They think I always behave badly in school

What do you think about how you behave in school?

1
I always behave well in school
2
I behave well most of the time
3
I behave badly most of the time
4
I always behave badly

Now choose one of these answers:

1
My teacher thinks I always behave badly
2
My teacher thinks I behave badly most of the time
3
My teacher thinks I behave well most of the time
4
My teacher thinks I always behave well

Does your teacher tell you how to make your work better?

1
Always tells me
2
Often tells me
3
Sometimes tells me
4
Never tells me

Now choose one of these answers:

1
My teacher never tells me I can do well
2
My teacher sometimes tells me I can do well
3
My teacher often tells me I can do well
4
My teacher always tells me I can do well

What things do you not like about school?

Long text

What things do you like best about school?

Long text
Section B

I am a boy/I am a girl

1
I am a boy
2
I am a girl

Who helped you fill this in?

1
I did it all myself
2
A grown-up helped
3
Someone else helped

When were you born?

Date of birth
Thank you VERY much for your help
When completed, please send this back to: Professor Jean Golding Children of the Nineties - ALSPAC Institute of Child Health
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alspac_99_mams

ME AND MY SCHOOL
Here are some questions about school.
You can ask someone else to help you do these if you wish.
Please be as truthful as you can.

Section A

Please tell us what you think about school.
Remember to put only one tick for each question.
Which of these is most like you?
1
I always like going to school
2
Most of the time I like going to school
3
I don't like going to school much
4
I never like going to school
How safe do you feel in the playground?
1
Never
2
Not very often
3
Most of the time
4
Always
How fair is your teacher?
1
Always fair
2
Most of the time my teacher is fair
3
Sometimes my teacher is not fair
4
My teacher is never fair
What do you think about your school work?
1
It is always boring
2
Most of the time it is boring
3
Most of the time it is interesting
4
It is always interesting

What do you do if you are worried about something? (You can tick more than 1 box if you like)

-

1 - Yes

I keep it to myself
I tell a friend
I tell someone at home
I tell a teacher

AT SCHOOL

How often do you get to do something you are good at?
1
Always
2
Often (most days)
3
Sometimes
4
Never
Do you get homework?
1
Never
2
Sometimes
3
Often
4
Always
Do you feel happy at school?
1
Never
2
Sometimes
3
Often
4
Always
How hard is the work that your teacher gives you?
1
Always too hard for me
2
Often too hard
3
Sometimes too hard
4
Never too hard
Now tell me how easy your work is:
1
Never too easy
2
Sometimes too easy
3
Often too easy
4
Always too easy
What do you think about your work?
1
I think my work is very good
2
I think my work is alright
3
I think my work is not very good
4
I think my work is terrible
Tell us how much you try at school:
1
I always do my best at school
2
Most of the time I do my best
3
Sometimes I do my best
4
I never do my best
How do you get on with your school work?
1
I can't do anything well
2
I can do some things well
3
I can do most things well
4
I can do everything well
What does your teacher think?
1
My teacher thinks my work is very good
2
My teacher thinks my work is quite good
3
My teacher thinks my work isn't very good
4
My teacher thinks my work is terrible
Do you like answering questions in class?
1
Never
2
Sometimes
3
Often (most days)
4
Always
How do you feel?
1
I never feel left out of things
2
I sometimes feel left out of things
3
I often feel left out of things
4
I always feel left out of things
Which of these is most like you?
1
I never bully other children
2
I sometimes bully other children
3
I bully other children quite often
4
I bully other children all the time
How do the children in your class behave?
1
They always behave well
2
Most of the time they behave well
3
Most of the time they behave badly
4
They always behave badly
Except for holidays have you stayed away from school at all?
1
I've stayed off school a lot, even when I was not sick
2
I've stayed off school a few times when I was not sick
3
I've stayed off school once when I was not sick
4
I always go to school unless I am sick
Have you been bullied?
1
I get bullied all the time
2
I get bullied quite a lot
3
I get bullied a little bit
4
Nobody ever bullies me
What do you think?
1
I think I'm very clever
2
I think I'm quite clever
3
I think I'm not very clever
4
I think I'm not clever at all
What do grown-ups at home think?
1
They think I always behave well in school
2
They think I behave well most of the time in school
3
They think I behave badly most of the time in school
4
They think I always behave badly in school
What do you think about how you behave in school?
1
I always behave well in school
2
I behave well most of the time
3
I behave badly most of the time
4
I always behave badly
Now choose one of these answers:
1
My teacher thinks I always behave badly
2
My teacher thinks I behave badly most of the time
3
My teacher thinks I behave well most of the time
4
My teacher thinks I always behave well
Does your teacher tell you how to make your work better?
1
Always tells me
2
Often tells me
3
Sometimes tells me
4
Never tells me
Now choose one of these answers:
1
My teacher never tells me I can do well
2
My teacher sometimes tells me I can do well
3
My teacher often tells me I can do well
4
My teacher always tells me I can do well
What things do you not like about school?
Long text
What things do you like best about school?
Long text

Section B

I am a boy/I am a girl
1
I am a boy
2
I am a girl
Who helped you fill this in?
1
I did it all myself
2
A grown-up helped
3
Someone else helped
When were you born?
Date of birth
Thank you VERY much for your help
When completed, please send this back to: Professor Jean Golding Children of the Nineties - ALSPAC Institute of Child Health