Page 1: Participant Information Sheet


Title of Study: Into Our Skies: Space in Schools

Version Number and Date: v3. 17/09/2021


We invite all primary school teachers and parents teaching the "Earth and Space" topic on the upper KS2 national curriculum to use the resources we have desgined. We ask that all participants complete a short questionniare on the usefulness and effectiveness of the resources. 

Purpose of Study 

This project is investigating whether dance can be used as a tool to increase engagement with science learning in year 5 and 6 (upper KS2) students. With this project, the key questions we want to answer are, “How does the teaching of upper KS2 scientific ideas through dance impact on student engagement and learning?” and “Do teachers find this a useful way of teaching?”

Why have I been invited to take part?

All primary school teachers and home-schooling parents are welcome to participate in this project. We want to test these resources across different primary schools and with teachers with different levels of experience. We also want to test if this resource has the potential to support home schooling. 

What will happen if I take part?

After completing the registration form these resources they will be emailed directly to you. We will follow up with an evaluation questionnaire at a later date, once you have had time to look at and use these resources. There is no obligation to use all the resources, you can choose which resources you use we but ask that you note this on the questionnaire.

How will my data be used?

We will use the registration data you provide to send you the resources. The data will enable us to gather specific information about where (location), by whom (newly qualified teacher, subject specialist etc.) and how you plan to use the resource (age group, part of PE or Science, or maybe as homework)

Your data will be used to contact you for feedback on the resources. Once analysed the collective responses may be published in a journal or relevant magazine article however no one individual will be identified.

Risks & Benefits

There are no foreseen risks of you taking part in this project.

Some of the resources are physical activities for which we will provide a risk assessment template for you complete as required.

There are no guaranteed benefits of you taking part in this project.

No expenses or payments will be made for this project.


The results of this project will be published in an appropriate journal or publication to communicate our findings. We will also include the results of this project in an impact case study as part of the Jeremiah Horrocks Insititute's submission to the next submission to the Research Excellence Framework, scheduled for 2027. Following the conclusion of the project participants will be debreifed and receive, at least, general feedback regarding the findings of the study. If you wish to be informed of the detailed findings of this project and any resulting publications then you can opt in to this on the registration form. 

You may withdraw from this project at any point without giving a reason. Personal Data such as teacher name and email can be removed however other registration data and any feedback collected up to the period of withdrawal may still be used. No further data will be collected following the participants withdrawal. No further contact with the participant will be made following withdrawl. 

To withdraw from this project you can email

If you are unhappy, or if there is a problem, please feel free to let us know by contacting Dr Joanne Pledger, and we will try to help. If you remain unhappy, or have a complaint which you feel you cannot come to us with, then please contact the Research Governance Unit at

The University strives to maintain the highest standards of rigour in the processing of your data. However, if you have any concerns about the way in which the University processes your personal data, it is important that you are aware of your right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner's Office by calling 0303 123 1113.

If you have any questions regarding this project then please email or call on 01772 896411 before continuining with the registration.