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What’s the study about?

The DCMS (Dept. for Culture Media and Sport) claim that the 2012 Paralympic Games has improved equality for disabled people in the UK. Yet it has been recognized that many barriers persist for disabled people who want to participate in physical activity. The aim of this study is to investigate the suitability of initial teacher training (ITT) for the inclusion of disabled children and young people in Physical Education (PE) in England (at both primary and secondary levels).

What does taking part involve?

We would like qualified PE teachers to answer this short online survey about your experiences of ITT and teaching. The survey should take you around 5 minutes to complete. At the end of the survey, you will also be asked if you would like to be interviewed as part of the study. You are free to withdraw from the study at any time and can ask for your answers to be removed from the study without giving a reason.

Contact for Further Information

Dr Tom Gibbons, Senior Lecturer in Sport & Exercise, Teesside University,

Thank you for reading this information. Please answer the following questions if you would like to participate in this study.

4.4. Which of the following best describes the teaching qualification obtained from your initial teacher training?
5.5. Did your qualification specialise in PE?
6.6. How well do you feel your initial teacher training prepared you for including disabled children/young people in PE lessons?
7.7. Do you feel confident to work with disabled children/young people in PE lessons as a result of the initial teacher training you received?
11.11. Please tell us your gender.
12.12. Would you consider yourself to be a disabled person?
13.13. Do you currently teach primary, secondary or both?
15.15. Would you be willing to participate in a 30-60 minute interview to share your experiences on the inclusion of disabled children/young people in PE?

By clicking 'Finish' you are providing consent for us to use the answers you have provided for the purposes of this research study. 

Data protection

Personal data including special category data obtained for the purposes of this research project is processed lawfully in the necessary performance of scientific or historical research or for statistical purposes carried out in the public interest. Processing of personal data including special category data is proportionate to the aims pursued, respects the essence of data protection and provides suitable and specific measures to safeguard the rights and interests of the data subject in full compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation and the Data Protection Act 2018.