Castle Hill School LogoInformation sheet  4th October 2017

For confidentiality please send completed questionnaires directly back to the University at the address below and not into school.

Title of the study: Has the New SEND Code of Practice (2014) influenced the nature of parent/practitioner partnership?

Dear Parent/Carer,
You have been invited to take part in this study as you are a parent or a carer of a student in
Castle Hill School. I would be most grateful for your participation as I am interested in your experiences and I would like to hear your opinions about working with professionals in your school.
In this first stage of the study you will be filling in an anonymous questionnaire, which should
take you approximately 5 minutes. The results of both versions of the questionnaire will only be available to myself and Doctoral School at Sheffield Hallam University. The final findings will be shared with the schools but only as a general report. I will not share any information which could lead to identifying any of the parents in particular.
At the second stage of this project, we will meet for a group discussion in Sheffield Hallam
University (you will be informed about the dates and times in advance and there will be a form of some travel expenses reimbursement available). You will be able to share your experiences and views with other parents there.
All the data collected will be kept securely on a Sheffield Hallam University server for up to 10
years for other publications purposes.
Your participation is totally voluntary and you have the right to withdraw all of your
contributions within a month from the date the questionnaire has been issued (please see the date at the top of the information sheet).
The information collected in the questionnaire will be discussed in the second stage of the
study. I will present a summary of outcomes the whole project at some point in the academic year of 2018-19. You will be informed about the exact details of the presentation via your preferred means of communication and there will be opportunity to discuss the contributions/outcomes at the time.
One of the aims of this project is to collect as many views of parents like you as possible and
find out their opinions. This could become very useful information to be shared with professionals working with students with SEN in the future.
If you have any questions, please contact me on the details provided below.

Thank you for your time and contribution.
Best Wishes,
Katarzyna Fleming
Tel: 07460967598
Address: Sheffield Institute of Education
Charles Street,
S1 1WB Sheffield.
Director of studies: Prof Tim Jay, email:

Please access the questionnaire here
Please access the consent form here

Alternatively please complete the online form here

For confidentiality please send completed questionnaires directly back to the University at the address below and not into school.


Katarzyna Fleming
Sheffield Institute of Education
Participant Consent Form-survey
Sheffield Hallam University
Charles Street, S1 1BW Sheffield