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Thank you for participating in the Creativity and Creative Arts in Primary ITT Survey. Your participation is extremely important. 

This survey is designed to investigate the current status of creativity and creative arts in primary ITT in England. This research is intended to provide evidence for policy makers. It is funded by the Freelands Foundation. 

Survey Process

The survey takes approximately 10-15 minutes to complete.

We are going to ask first about creativity. We understand creativity to refer to pedagogical processes which enrich and expand learning possibilities for students in any area of the curriculum. Our definition of a creative education is

-when students are able to use imagination and critical thinking to generate new and meaningful forms, possibilities and ideas;

-where they can take risks, be independent and flexible. 

We are also going to ask specifically about the creative arts. We understand the creative arts to include visual art, drama, dance, music, craft, as well as media, photography and creative writing. 

Ethical and Privacy Information


Risk: This study will focus on course information and no personal information will be asked for. The potential risk to you is low.

Confidentiality: Your information will be confidential. Only the researchers involved in this study will have access to the information you provide. Your responses will be anonymous, and no information that could identify you or your institution will be publicly reported.

Voluntary Participation: Participation in this research is completely voluntary. You can withdraw from the study at any stage.

Data Collection: The legal basis for processing your personal data on this occasion is Article 6(1a) consent of the data subject. The University may store your data for up to 25 years and for a period of no less than 7 years after the research project finishes. Measures to safeguard your stored data include anonymisation of data and deposit in the UoN research data archive.

Study Review: This research study has been reviewed and approved by the School of Education Research Ethics Committee.

Study Results: The results of this study will be published in scientific journals, as well as included in our newsletters. They will be made available on our website (

Questions: If you have any queries about the research or would like to withdraw from the study at any time, please email Dr Zhe Liang ( or Professor Pat Thomson ( If you have any questions about ethics, please contact the School of Education Research Ethics Coordinator (

Agreement to Participate: I have read the above information and I consent to have my data included in the research, as detailed. (click 'Yes' to continue) Required