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Well-being Survey

Published on 24th June 2015



Ref: SR/SJW

18 June 2015

Dear Parent

As part of our programme to improve students’ well-being and to enhance the opportunities in school for “student voice” activities, The Fernwood School has agreed to take part in a county wide well-being survey. The survey is being administered by The Children’s Society and focuses on the students’ local area and how they feel about their lives in general. The survey is completely anonymous. The Children’s Society will use the results to review local services and to advise providers on improvements that can be made. The Fernwood School will use the results to develop our Personal Development Curriculum.

The following passage is an extract from a letter I received from the Children’s Society about the survey.

“The survey asks young people their views about their local area and also how they feel about their lives in general (using a set of questions we have developed for this purpose called The Good Childhood Index).

The survey is confidential and anonymous. It does not ask for any details about children (except for some demographic information), all the questions are in tick box format only, and we will not publish the results in a way which could lead to anyone being identified.”

The survey is web based and takes about 15 minutes to complete. Fernwood students will be completing the survey from Thursday 25th June until Thursday 9th July; all students will be taking part. If you do not wish your child to take part in this survey please send this information in writing to your child’s form tutor.

Yours sincerely

 

Mr S Roe

Assistant Headteacher – Head of Upper School


About the well-being survey

The Children’s Society is a national charity which aims to improve the lives of children and young people.  You can read more about our work at www.childrenssociety.org.uk.

The survey is for children and young people to complete to help us measure local well-being. This information is then shared and discussed with local adults and decision makers to identify ways to build on local strengths and improve areas of low well-being.

The survey asks young people their views about their local area and also how they feel about their lives in general (using a set of questions we have developed for this purpose called The Good Childhood Index).

The survey is confidential and anonymous. It does not ask for any details about children (except for some demographic information), all the questions are in tick box format only, and we will not publish the results in a way which could lead to anyone being identified.

We have tested the survey questions with a range of ages and think that they are generally suitable for children and young people aged 8 and over.

However, it is important that schools facilitating the survey and the children and young people participating feel completely comfortable with the survey.  In addition, your school may wish to consult parents before conducting the survey.

If you are facilitating children and young people taking part in the survey we would ask that you don’t help them to provide answers to the questions or oversee them while they are doing the survey.  It is important that children answer these questions independently themselves.  If there is a question they don’t understand and they ask for your help we would be grateful if you could suggest that they just miss the question out or tick the ‘Don’t know’ box.

Finally, we hope that you and the children you work with will be interested in taking part in this survey and helping us find out about well-being in your area.

Head Teacher – Mr P Burke
The Fernwood School, Goodwood Road, Wollaton, Nottingham, NG8 2FT
0115 9286 326 | admin@fernwoodschool.org.uk
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