St John’s Academy, Marlborough has agreed to take part in a national research project that is evaluating different approaches to supporting pupils and pupils who are at risk of exclusion from school.
The Government’s Department for Education has asked the Institute of Education and the National Foundation
for Educational Research to report on the impact and effectiveness of the approaches taken.
They will be working alongside the school to gather information and views from a wide range of people including teachers, support staff and local authority staff.
This information will include which pupils receive this additional support, the type of support they get, and teachers’ views about behaviour and attendance at the school.
A small number of pupils and their families may also be asked if they would agree to talk to researchers as part of this study.
This research is being carried out between April 2012 and January 2015 by researchers from the two of the organizations.
The research team members have Criminal Records Bureau “enhanced” clearance to work with children.
Any information provided by the school or collected through researchers’ talks with pupils or their parents/carers will be held in the strictest confideence by DfE and the research team.
If parents have any questions or concerns about the study, they need to contact the schoolor Kerstin Modrow at NFER (email@example.com). Parents do have the right to opt out of the research programme.