Diversity and Inclusion parent poll

Parents in England, Northern Ireland or Wales, thank you for your interest in this short survey on diversity and inclusion in your child's school.   Please answer the questions with your eldest school child in mind.  It should only take five minutes to complete and responses are anonymous.  

If you have any questions about the survey please email research@parentkind.org.uk

Where do you live? *


Does your eldest child attend primary, secondary/post primary or a special school? *


To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statements: *

Strongly agreeAgreeDisagreeStrongly disagreeDon't know
I have a good understanding of what 'diversity and inclusion' means in relation to education.
My child’s school celebrates diverse cultures, people and experiences in its teaching.
My child’s school has an inclusive environment that enables all children to thrive.
I feel my personal background is reflected in what is taught in my child’s school today.
I would like to be involved in helping to improve diversity and inclusion in my child’s school.
I feel comfortable speaking to my child about the COVID-19 pandemic.
I feel my child is struggling to catch up with their learning following the period of school closures during the COVID-19 pandemic.

To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statements: *

Strongly agreeAgreeDisagreeStrongly disagreeDon't know
The education provided in schools today is inclusive of all pupils in the UK.
The education provided in schools today reflects the diversity of pupils in the UK and the world around them.
I am confident that the current education system provides the best outcomes for all pupils.
The Black Lives Matter movement has prompted me to think about the diversity of the curriculum and what is taught in schools.
Gender stereotypes influence the subjects that my child is interested in learning at school.
Gender stereotypes influence my child’s career aspirations.
The education system supports learners to succeed after leaving education.

How confident do you feel speaking to your child about the following? *

Very confidentFairly confidentNot very confidentNot at all confidentDon't knowPrefer not to say
Topics and issues around racial injustices, such as the Black Lives Matter movement
Topics and issues around the LGBT+ community and injustices
‘LGBT+’ and ‘non-binary’ definitions
Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)/Special Educational Needs (SEN)
Mental health
Gender Equality
Different religions

In your opinion, how diverse is the content that your child is taught in the following subjects? *

Very diverseFairly diverseNot very diverseNot at all diverseDon't knowNot applicable
English / Literacy
Creative subjects (e.g. art and design, drama)
Physical education
Humanities (e.g. History, Geography)
Extended curriculum subjects (e.g. ICT, Business, Design and Technology)

Which one, if any, of the following things in school would help the most to raise aspirations and outcomes for your child? (select one)


What are your thoughts on how inclusive and diverse education is today.


What would support you to help your child understand and appreciate diversity across people, cultures and their experiences?


Finally, to help us with our analysis please choose the options that best describe your ethnic group or background and type of school your eldest child attends:

Ethnic group/background: