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Child of the New Century
Age 11 Survey
Teacher Questionnaire - England
CONFIDENTIAL
Please answer the questions about the child named below.
The questionnaire should take around 15 minutes to complete. You can miss out any question you cannot or do not want to answer. If you require any assistance or have any questions, you can call James Bill at Ipsos MORI on 0808 238 5446 between 9:30 am and 5:30 pm (Monday to Friday).
Unless stated otherwise, please answer the questions by referring to the school term in which the study child's family were interviewed. The day, month and year when the family were interviewed is shown below. If this date falls in a school holiday, please answer the questions by referring to the term before the holiday.
PLEASE FILL IN THE INFORMATION BELOW

Date of completion WRITE IN:

Generic date

Are you the teacher named on the label to the left?

1
Yes
2
No
If No to question en_intro_ii Please write your name in the boxes below
qc_intro_ii == 2

Title

Generic text

Forename

Generic text

Surname

Generic text
About the Child

How long has this child been in your class?

How many
This question asks you to rate some aspects of this child's ability and attainment. In so far as your professional experience will allow, please rate this child in relation to all children of this age (i.e. not just their present class or, even, school).
-

1 - Well above average

2 - Above average

3 - Average

4 - Below average

5 - Well below average

English
Maths
Science
Art and Design
Music
Physical Education (PE)
Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
This question asks about this child's attitude to school. How often does this child...
-

1 - Always

2 - Usually

3 - Sometimes

4 - Never

...seem to enjoy school?
...seem bored by school?
...try their best at school?
...misbehave or cause trouble in class?
...hand their homework in late?

How well does this child work independently?

1
Very well
2
Quite well
3
Not very well
4
Not at all well
Please think about this child's behaviour over the last 6 months if you can. For each of the following statements please say whether it is not true, somewhat true or certainly true of the child's behaviour.
-

1 - Not true

2 - Is somewhat true

3 - Very true

Is considerate of other people's feelings
Is restless, overactive, cannot stay still for long
Often complains of headaches, stomach aches or sickness
Shares readily with other children (treats, toys, pencils etc.)
Often has temper tantrums or hot tempers
Is rather solitary, tends to play alone
Is generally obedient, usually does what adults request
Has many worries, often seems worried
Is helpful if someone is hurt, upset or feeling ill
Constantly fidgets or squirms
Has at least one good friend
Often fights with other children or bullies them
Is often unhappy, down-hearted or tearful
Is generally liked by other children
Is easily distracted, concentration wanders
Is nervous or clingy in new situations, easily loses confidence
Is kind to younger children
Often lies or cheats
Is picked on or bullied by other children
Often volunteers to help others (parents, teachers, other children)
Thinks things out before acting
Steals from home, school or elsewhere
Gets on better with adults than with other children
Has many fears, is easily scared
Sees tasks through to the end, good attention span

Overall, to summarise, do you think that this child has difficulties in one or more of the following areas: emotions, concentration, behaviour or being able to get on with other people?

1
Yes, minor difficulties
2
Yes, definite difficulties
3
Yes, severe difficulties
4
No

During this school year has this child been temporarily suspended or temporarily excluded from school for at least one day?

1
Yes
2
No
If Yes to question 7 Go to 8
qc_7 == 1

How many times has this happened? WRITE IN

How many

During this school year has this child missed school without parental permission, even if only for half a day or a single lesson?

1
Yes
2
No

Does he/she receive English as an Additional Language support?

1
Yes
2
No

Does this child have Special Educational Needs (SEN)?

1
Yes
2
No

Does this child have a full statement of SEN?

1
Yes
2
No
Are any of the following the reason or reasons for this child's Special Educational Needs (SEN)?
-

1 - Yes

2 - No

Dyslexia
Learning difficulties (including dyspraxia / dyscalculia)
Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Autism, Asperger's syndrome or autistic spectrum disorder
Behavioural problems / hyperactivity
Problem with speech or language
Problem with sight
Problem with hearing
Other physical disability
Medical or health problem
Mental illness / depression
Gifted/High IQ/More able and talented/Highly able

Are any of the following the reason or reasons for this child's Special Educational Needs (SEN)? Other reason(s) (please describe below)

1
Yes
2
No
Other

Does this child get any of the following types of help or support at school due to a health or behavioural problem or disability?

1
Individual support in class from teacher / assistant
2
Individual support in class from a family member
3
Special classes
4
Adaptations have been made to physical environment
5
Equipment has been provided
6
Attends a special school
7
Other (please describe below)
8
No help/No such problems
Other

Thinking about this child's friends in their class, are these friends...

1
...more likely than most children in the class to misbehave or cause trouble?
2
...as likely as most children in the class to misbehave or cause trouble?
3
...less likely than most children in the class to misbehave or cause trouble?

Thinking about this child's friends in their class, are these friends...

1
...more able academically than most children in the class?
2
...of a similar academic ability to most children in the class?
3
...less able academically than most children in the class?

During this school year how often, if at all... ...have other children at school hurt or picked on this child on purpose?

1
Most days
2
About once a week
3
About once a month
4
Every few months
5
Less often
6
Never

During this school year how often, if at all... ...has this child hurt or picked on other children at school on purpose?

1
Most days
2
About once a week
3
About once a month
4
Every few months
5
Less often
6
Never

How well prepared do you think this child is for secondary school?

1
Very well prepared
2
Quite well prepared
3
Not very well prepared
4
Not at all prepared
5
Not moving to secondary school next year

How likely do you think it is that this child will... ...stay on in full-time education after age 16?

1
Very likely
2
Fairly likely
3
Not very likely
4
Not at all likely

How likely do you think it is that this child will... ...go to university?

1
Very likely
2
Fairly likely
3
Not very likely
4
Not at all likely
The Child's Parents

How interested would you say this child's parents or parent figures appear to be in his or her education? Mother or Mother-figure

1
Very interested
2
Fairly interested
3
Neither interested or uninterested
4
Fairly uninterested
5
Very uninterested
6
Cannot say
7
No mother or father figure

How interested would you say this child's parents or parent figures appear to be in his or her education? Father or Father-figure

1
Very interested
2
Fairly interested
3
Neither interested or uninterested
4
Fairly uninterested
5
Very uninterested
6
Cannot say
7
No mother or father figure
Streaming and Setting
We are interested to know about class groupings in this child's year.
Some schools group children from different classes in the same year by general ability and children are taught in these groups for most or all lessons. We refer to this as streaming.
Questions 21 to 23 ask about streaming.
Some schools group children from different classes in the same year by ability for certain subjects only and children may be taught in different ability groups for different subjects. We refer to this as setting.
Questions 24 to 32 ask about setting.
Some schools may not use any general or subject specific ability groupings.
Please answer the questions on streaming and the questions on setting.
Streaming: grouping children by general ability

In this child's year, is there streaming?

1
Yes
2
No
If Yes to question 21 Go to 22
qc_21 == 1

How many streams are there in this child's year? WRITE IN

How many

Which stream is this child in?

1
Highest
2
Middle
3
Lowest
Setting: grouping children by ability for certain subjects

In this child's year are there sets for English?

1
Yes
2
No
If Yes to question 24 Go to 25
qc_24 == 1

How many sets are there in this child's year for English? WRITE IN

How many

Which set is this child in for English?

1
Highest
2
Middle
3
Lowest

In this child's year are there sets for maths?

1
Yes
2
No
If Yes to question 27 Go to 28
qc_27 == 1

How many sets are there in this child's year for maths? WRITE IN

How many

Which set is this child in for maths?

1
Highest
2
Middle
3
Lowest

In this child's year are there sets for science?

1
Yes
2
No
If Yes to question 30 Go to 31
qc_30 == 1

How many sets are there in this child's year for science? WRITE IN

How many

Which set is this child in for science?

1
Highest
2
Middle
3
Lowest
The Child's Class

How many children are there on this child's class register? WRITE IN

How many

Does this child's class contain mixed year groups?

1
Yes
2
No

How many classes are there in this child's year? WRITE IN

How many

How many children in this child's class have SEN statements?

How many

How many children in this child's class have been excluded from school since the beginning of the school year?

How many

How many children in this child's class come from homes where English is an additional language?

How many

Are there any children in this child's class whose behaviour in class prevents other children from learning?

1
Yes
2
No

How many days in this term has supply cover been used for this child's class?

How many

In an average week, how many hours a week are spent teaching this child's class... ...English? WRITE IN

Hours in week

In an average week, how many hours a week are spent teaching this child's class... ...Maths? WRITE IN

Hours in week

In an average week, how many hours a week are spent teaching this child's class... ...Science? WRITE IN

Hours in week

How long are children in this child's class expected to spend on homework in an average week?

How many

This term, did this child's class get regular support from any of these? (By regular we mean at least once a week for most of the term)

1
Another teacher (specialist)
2
Special needs teacher
3
Teaching assistant/Higher level teaching assistant
4
Student teacher
5
Volunteer
6
Parents
7
Any other (please describe below)
8
None
Other
About You

Are you male or female?

1
Male
2
Female

Are you this child's...

1
...Class teacher
2
...Head teacher
3
...Other teacher
4
...Teaching assistant/Higher level teaching assistant
5
...School administrative assistant
6
...Other
If Class teacher, Head teacher or Other teacher to question 45 Go to 46
qc_45 == 1 || qc_45 == 2 || qc_45 == 3

In total, how many years have you been teaching?

How many

How many years have you taught at this school?

How many

Which of the qualifications listed below do you have?

1
Higher degree mainly by research (e.g. PhD, DPhil)
2
Higher degree mainly by taught course (e.g. MA, MSc)
3
Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE)
4
Other postgraduate diploma or certificate
5
Bachelor of Education (BEd)
6
Other first degree (e.g. BA, BSc)
7
Teaching diploma or certificate
8
Professional qualification (e.g. Accountancy)
9
None of these
10
Do not wish to answer
THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR TAKING THE TIME TO ANSWER OUR QUESTIONS. ALL YOUR ANSWERS WILL REMAIN CONFIDENTIAL.
PLEASE RETURN THE QUESTIONNAIRE, ALONG WITH ANY OTHERS YOU MAY HAVE COMPLETED, IN THE ENVELOPE PROVIDED. PLEASE CHECK THAT YOUR DETAILS ARE FILLED IN ON THE FRONT OF THE FORM AND THAT YOU HAVE DATED IT.
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mcs5_teacher_survey

Child of the New Century
Age 11 Survey
Teacher Questionnaire - England
CONFIDENTIAL
Please answer the questions about the child named below.
The questionnaire should take around 15 minutes to complete. You can miss out any question you cannot or do not want to answer. If you require any assistance or have any questions, you can call James Bill at Ipsos MORI on 0808 238 5446 between 9:30 am and 5:30 pm (Monday to Friday).
Unless stated otherwise, please answer the questions by referring to the school term in which the study child's family were interviewed. The day, month and year when the family were interviewed is shown below. If this date falls in a school holiday, please answer the questions by referring to the term before the holiday.
PLEASE FILL IN THE INFORMATION BELOW
Date of completion WRITE IN:
Generic date
Are you the teacher named on the label to the left?
1
Yes
2
No
Title
Generic text
Forename
Generic text
Surname
Generic text

About the Child

How long has this child been in your class?
How many

This question asks you to rate some aspects of this child's ability and attainment. In so far as your professional experience will allow, please rate this child in relation to all children of this age (i.e. not just their present class or, even, school).

-

1 - Well above average

2 - Above average

3 - Average

4 - Below average

5 - Well below average

English
Maths
Science
Art and Design
Music
Physical Education (PE)
Information and Communication Technology (ICT)

This question asks about this child's attitude to school. How often does this child...

-

1 - Always

2 - Usually

3 - Sometimes

4 - Never

...seem to enjoy school?
...seem bored by school?
...try their best at school?
...misbehave or cause trouble in class?
...hand their homework in late?
How well does this child work independently?
1
Very well
2
Quite well
3
Not very well
4
Not at all well

Please think about this child's behaviour over the last 6 months if you can. For each of the following statements please say whether it is not true, somewhat true or certainly true of the child's behaviour.

-

1 - Not true

2 - Is somewhat true

3 - Very true

Is considerate of other people's feelings
Is restless, overactive, cannot stay still for long
Often complains of headaches, stomach aches or sickness
Shares readily with other children (treats, toys, pencils etc.)
Often has temper tantrums or hot tempers
Is rather solitary, tends to play alone
Is generally obedient, usually does what adults request
Has many worries, often seems worried
Is helpful if someone is hurt, upset or feeling ill
Constantly fidgets or squirms
Has at least one good friend
Often fights with other children or bullies them
Is often unhappy, down-hearted or tearful
Is generally liked by other children
Is easily distracted, concentration wanders
Is nervous or clingy in new situations, easily loses confidence
Is kind to younger children
Often lies or cheats
Is picked on or bullied by other children
Often volunteers to help others (parents, teachers, other children)
Thinks things out before acting
Steals from home, school or elsewhere
Gets on better with adults than with other children
Has many fears, is easily scared
Sees tasks through to the end, good attention span
Overall, to summarise, do you think that this child has difficulties in one or more of the following areas: emotions, concentration, behaviour or being able to get on with other people?
1
Yes, minor difficulties
2
Yes, definite difficulties
3
Yes, severe difficulties
4
No
During this school year has this child been temporarily suspended or temporarily excluded from school for at least one day?
1
Yes
2
No
How many times has this happened? WRITE IN
How many
During this school year has this child missed school without parental permission, even if only for half a day or a single lesson?
1
Yes
2
No
Does he/she receive English as an Additional Language support?
1
Yes
2
No
Does this child have Special Educational Needs (SEN)?
1
Yes
2
No
Does this child have a full statement of SEN?
1
Yes
2
No

Are any of the following the reason or reasons for this child's Special Educational Needs (SEN)?

-

1 - Yes

2 - No

Dyslexia
Learning difficulties (including dyspraxia / dyscalculia)
Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Autism, Asperger's syndrome or autistic spectrum disorder
Behavioural problems / hyperactivity
Problem with speech or language
Problem with sight
Problem with hearing
Other physical disability
Medical or health problem
Mental illness / depression
Gifted/High IQ/More able and talented/Highly able
Are any of the following the reason or reasons for this child's Special Educational Needs (SEN)? Other reason(s) (please describe below)
1
Yes
2
No
Other
Does this child get any of the following types of help or support at school due to a health or behavioural problem or disability?
1
Individual support in class from teacher / assistant
2
Individual support in class from a family member
3
Special classes
4
Adaptations have been made to physical environment
5
Equipment has been provided
6
Attends a special school
7
Other (please describe below)
8
No help/No such problems
Other
Thinking about this child's friends in their class, are these friends...
1
...more likely than most children in the class to misbehave or cause trouble?
2
...as likely as most children in the class to misbehave or cause trouble?
3
...less likely than most children in the class to misbehave or cause trouble?
Thinking about this child's friends in their class, are these friends...
1
...more able academically than most children in the class?
2
...of a similar academic ability to most children in the class?
3
...less able academically than most children in the class?
During this school year how often, if at all... ...have other children at school hurt or picked on this child on purpose?
1
Most days
2
About once a week
3
About once a month
4
Every few months
5
Less often
6
Never
During this school year how often, if at all... ...has this child hurt or picked on other children at school on purpose?
1
Most days
2
About once a week
3
About once a month
4
Every few months
5
Less often
6
Never
How well prepared do you think this child is for secondary school?
1
Very well prepared
2
Quite well prepared
3
Not very well prepared
4
Not at all prepared
5
Not moving to secondary school next year
How likely do you think it is that this child will... ...stay on in full-time education after age 16?
1
Very likely
2
Fairly likely
3
Not very likely
4
Not at all likely
How likely do you think it is that this child will... ...go to university?
1
Very likely
2
Fairly likely
3
Not very likely
4
Not at all likely

The Child's Parents

How interested would you say this child's parents or parent figures appear to be in his or her education? Mother or Mother-figure
1
Very interested
2
Fairly interested
3
Neither interested or uninterested
4
Fairly uninterested
5
Very uninterested
6
Cannot say
7
No mother or father figure
How interested would you say this child's parents or parent figures appear to be in his or her education? Father or Father-figure
1
Very interested
2
Fairly interested
3
Neither interested or uninterested
4
Fairly uninterested
5
Very uninterested
6
Cannot say
7
No mother or father figure

Streaming and Setting

We are interested to know about class groupings in this child's year.
Some schools group children from different classes in the same year by general ability and children are taught in these groups for most or all lessons. We refer to this as streaming.
Questions 21 to 23 ask about streaming.
Some schools group children from different classes in the same year by ability for certain subjects only and children may be taught in different ability groups for different subjects. We refer to this as setting.
Questions 24 to 32 ask about setting.
Some schools may not use any general or subject specific ability groupings.
Please answer the questions on streaming and the questions on setting.

Streaming: grouping children by general ability

In this child's year, is there streaming?
1
Yes
2
No
How many streams are there in this child's year? WRITE IN
How many
Which stream is this child in?
1
Highest
2
Middle
3
Lowest

Setting: grouping children by ability for certain subjects

In this child's year are there sets for English?
1
Yes
2
No
How many sets are there in this child's year for English? WRITE IN
How many
Which set is this child in for English?
1
Highest
2
Middle
3
Lowest
In this child's year are there sets for maths?
1
Yes
2
No
How many sets are there in this child's year for maths? WRITE IN
How many
Which set is this child in for maths?
1
Highest
2
Middle
3
Lowest
In this child's year are there sets for science?
1
Yes
2
No
How many sets are there in this child's year for science? WRITE IN
How many
Which set is this child in for science?
1
Highest
2
Middle
3
Lowest

The Child's Class

How many children are there on this child's class register? WRITE IN
How many
Does this child's class contain mixed year groups?
1
Yes
2
No
How many classes are there in this child's year? WRITE IN
How many
How many children in this child's class have SEN statements?
How many
How many children in this child's class have been excluded from school since the beginning of the school year?
How many
How many children in this child's class come from homes where English is an additional language?
How many
Are there any children in this child's class whose behaviour in class prevents other children from learning?
1
Yes
2
No
How many days in this term has supply cover been used for this child's class?
How many
In an average week, how many hours a week are spent teaching this child's class... ...English? WRITE IN
Hours in week
In an average week, how many hours a week are spent teaching this child's class... ...Maths? WRITE IN
Hours in week
In an average week, how many hours a week are spent teaching this child's class... ...Science? WRITE IN
Hours in week
How long are children in this child's class expected to spend on homework in an average week?
How many
This term, did this child's class get regular support from any of these? (By regular we mean at least once a week for most of the term)
1
Another teacher (specialist)
2
Special needs teacher
3
Teaching assistant/Higher level teaching assistant
4
Student teacher
5
Volunteer
6
Parents
7
Any other (please describe below)
8
None
Other

About You

Are you male or female?
1
Male
2
Female
Are you this child's...
1
...Class teacher
2
...Head teacher
3
...Other teacher
4
...Teaching assistant/Higher level teaching assistant
5
...School administrative assistant
6
...Other
In total, how many years have you been teaching?
How many
How many years have you taught at this school?
How many
Which of the qualifications listed below do you have?
1
Higher degree mainly by research (e.g. PhD, DPhil)
2
Higher degree mainly by taught course (e.g. MA, MSc)
3
Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE)
4
Other postgraduate diploma or certificate
5
Bachelor of Education (BEd)
6
Other first degree (e.g. BA, BSc)
7
Teaching diploma or certificate
8
Professional qualification (e.g. Accountancy)
9
None of these
10
Do not wish to answer
THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR TAKING THE TIME TO ANSWER OUR QUESTIONS. ALL YOUR ANSWERS WILL REMAIN CONFIDENTIAL.
PLEASE RETURN THE QUESTIONNAIRE, ALONG WITH ANY OTHERS YOU MAY HAVE COMPLETED, IN THE ENVELOPE PROVIDED. PLEASE CHECK THAT YOUR DETAILS ARE FILLED IN ON THE FRONT OF THE FORM AND THAT YOU HAVE DATED IT.
Name

MCS Age 11 Teacher Paper Questionnaire