Final call for ALLFIE’s online questionnaires
Tell us your views on accessibility and inclusion in schools.
15th February 2019
Since May 2018, ALLFIE has been investigating how effective Accessibility Plans are as a tool for inclusive education. This DRILL-funded project focuses on secondary schools in England, and we aim to find out about any gaps that may exist between legislation, practice, and real-life experiences. We have been talking with Disabled young people, their parents, and education professionals across the country, as well as asking people for their views via an online questionnaire. This questionnaire closes at the end of February, and we’re keen to hear as many people’s stories as we can.
Although the people we’ve spoken to are from very different geographic locations in England, many of them are telling us about similar experiences. Disabled young people have spoken about being bullied in their secondary schools and the effects the bullying had on their personal and educational journey. Most parents have had a lot to say about the practicalities of Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCP) for their children. Many education professionals have expressed dismay about cuts in funding and how this has resulted in teachers being unprepared to teach Disabled pupils.
We created online questionnaires to help allow more people to participate in the project, because we know how busy parents and education workers can be. The responses we have had so far have been very valuable and insightful. We are keen to gather even more perspectives before the questionnaires close at the end of February.
We’re hoping for as many responses as possible before February 28th. Each different viewpoint helps us build the most realistic and representative picture we can of people’s diverse experiences of access and inclusion in schools. We intend to use our research findings to increase Accessibility Plans’ potential to create more inclusive school environments – and contribute to a future where Disabled people are fully included in their community without fear of being discriminated against or bullied.
If you have not already filled in our questionnaire, please support us to create a better future for all children by completing it now, and sharing it with your friends and colleagues.
Click here to complete the parents’ survey (or copy this link into your browser: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/ALLFIEparentsquestionnaire).
Click here to complete the educators’ and professionals’ survey (or copy this link into your browser: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/ALLFIEeducatorsprofessionalsquestionnaire).
Thank you! Your insight and support is invaluable.