Welcome to the parents section of the Wellbeing Survey. You may be visiting this website as your child has been asked to complete the Wellbeing Survey in their school as a whole class task, and you are wanting to find out more information.
You can navigate through the website and find out more about the survey on the About Us page, as well as Meet the Team and the general FAQ’s page.
- Why is my child completing the Wellbeing Survey?
The Wellbeing Survey, developed and managed by the Health & Wellbeing Service (Leeds City Council) has been created in response to the pandemic, and its effects on school life for pupils/students. The survey is entirely optional, and will remain available until the end of the academic year 2020/2021, but may prove a useful tool in supporting pupils as they re-integrate into education following a prolonged period of time at home, or in very different circumstances for those who did attend school since March 2020.
The survey gathers information which can then be used by the school, cluster and city wide initiatives to inform tailored interventions to improve specific areas that have been identified as a concern.
- Does my child have to take part in this Survey?
Completion of the survey is not compulsory, however we do encourage every child to take part in the survey in order to gather complete and relevant data for each child in the class, and for important data to not be missed. We really appreciate all the support we receive from schools and parents regarding this, and would further appreciate any additional promotion and recommendation of the survey for your child and others to see the importance of taking part.
- How can I support my child to complete this survey?
You can express to your child how important the survey is to complete so that their school and local authority can tailor their support, help and interventions to improve areas of concern and to highlight areas that your child themselves may want to help to improve as part of a pupil/student leadership programme. We would encourage you to support your child in their involvement.
- Is the survey anonymous?
Yes, the survey is completely anonymous and no identifiable information is collected. As the survey is confidential and anonymous, this means your child will not be asked to give their name, date of birth or address at any stage during the survey. This also means that it will not be possible for anybody, including any member of the school or Leeds City Council, to know which child gave any of the information.
- What questions will be asked?
The survey is split into four versions for; Lower Key Stage 2 (Years 3 & 4) Upper Key Stage 2 (Years 5 & 6), Secondary (Years 7, 8, 9, 10, 11) and Post 16 settings (Years 12, 13, 14+). The questions that your child will be asked will be tailored to their age group, to prevent inappropriate questions being asked to students that should not be asked about certain topics. It asks children and young people questions about their health and wellbeing, and about their school/education setting in order to gather their honest views and opinions on these significant topics. The questions include topics around experiences during lockdown, bereavement, mental health and support during lock down and when returning to school.
This data can then be used to target specific interventions to improve areas of life for children and young people. It can also be used to highlight where settings are performing well.
- How long will it take my child to complete the survey?
It generally takes around 10-15 minutes to complete the survey, although many pupils do complete it earlier than this.
We would advise you to keep encouraging the pupils/students to complete the survey quickly without rushing. You can also keep reminding them how much time they have, to keep them on time and not spend too long on one question whilst still providing them with any support that they might need. Please also mention that if they are unsure of a word and it is underlined on the survey, hovering over this word will provide a definition.
- Please can I see an example of what the survey looks like, that my child will see?